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JesusChristComics.com

Started Sep 7, 2018 0 Replies

In the wonderful world of faith-based web comics one of my very, very favorites is done by JesusChristComics.com...found at…Continue

Deviant Art group seeking members

Started this discussion. Last reply by southpawdoesart Jun 5, 2018. 3 Replies

"BibleAmidWorlds", a group thats been on the DeviantArt Megasite for three years, and is seeking new members. Its a site of mostly amateur artists and writers, clean and well run, that provided yet…Continue

Gods presence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D. Lintz May 29, 2018. 1 Reply

Exodus 33&34What an astounding pair of chapters (Exodus 33&34): God and a man conversing “face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.”   Such a conversation was a complete novelty then…Continue

Check out these Facial Expressions

Started Mar 15, 2018 0 Replies

Western Deep is a long time Anthro comic; art done by Rachael Bennett. Check out the facial expressions on this page: …Continue

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Inherited Faith

"A celebration of my Dad, who passed away just over a year ago. Both he and my mom passed their faith onto me, for which I am so very grateful."
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"This is really good!  The play on words is great."
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Brien Sparling left a comment for John Thompson
"Hey John, Welcome to the CCAS site! Creston California is practically nextdoor to where I live, and I know a few families from the Creston fellowship. Look around the site, check out the gallery and discussions, contribute some of your own material…"
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"March On" pinup

"Dynamic pose and great colors! Engaging pic. I think Chris's left arm is flipped-horizontal. Check your arm musculature and thumb position in a mirror."
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Brien Sparling replied to Hope Daalling's discussion update and I might be dying
"Hi Hope, I know you are alarmed and rightfully so. 1) I will pray for you; for healing and courage(1Tim1:7) 2) You will go to the Doctor, and deal with what sounds like a bleeding Ulcer. Chances are very, very good that you will not die and fairly…"
Feb 11
Brien Sparling commented on Aaron Uglum's blog post "Asking Out Georgia"
"Here's a microscope Ian; go find you ego somewhere far underneath a keyboard."
Feb 8
Brien Sparling left a comment for Justin
"Hey Justin, Even though you don't have a crazy post-rebellion story, you're still welcome on this site! Look around the gallery and discussions, post some of you own thoughts or creations when you feel comfortable.  Be at home here."
Feb 4
Brien Sparling left a comment for Steve D
"Welcome to CCAS, Steve.   I like your expertise. Look over the Gallery and discussions, including Matt Baker's creations; post some of your thoughts or creations when you feel comfortable."
Jan 30
Brien Sparling commented on David Duarte's blog post I think it's time to make a comeback.
"Thoughtfully worded, Dave; and I agree with some of your conclusions (benefits of forming a team, networking with other artist in your area). I think comics that hinge on religious conflicts and false teachers might appeal to only a small audience.…"
Jan 29
Brien Sparling commented on Aaron Uglum's blog post "Long Day - part 4"
"Ooooh, the Amazon solution. Nice one!"
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"Ram"

"Heh! Fun concept."
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Bob Bewley left a comment for Brien Sparling
"Thank you, Brien, I am in college in figure drawing lass.  My goal was to draw comics; especially Christian comics, I have drawn out the first issue and have layouts for the second.  Though it is a hero it is a horror based Christian…"
Jan 29

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Location:
Monterey California
Gender
Male
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
All areas of general science, chemistry, Guitar, Education, California history 1700-1840, Origins of Life, Horses and Sheep(really!), Song-leading
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
Depressed loner at 15, I was saved in an on-campus christian club. I've been a Christian for 45years. Currently a board-chair and Praise-team leader at a small Grace Community Church.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Independent writer-penciler for a graphic-novel weekly strip: "Californios 1830"
Favorite Comic Creators:
Usagi YoJimbo(Stan Sakai), BONE(Jeff Smith), POGO(Walt Kelly), Lakadaisy Cats(Tracy Butler), Kevin &Kell(Bill Holbrook), Freefall(Mark Stanley), anything Pixar -Disney
Calvin&Hobbs(Bill Watterson),Gordo(Gus Arriola), Endtown(Aaron Neatherly), Dr.Rat(Jenner), RoseIsRose, Anything by BerkeleyBreathed or Gary Trudouea...
I'm sorry, what was the question again?

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Worthwhile webcomics

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Four ongoing comics that I regularly check on for excellent art and storytelling:

1) Beauty and the Beast - Delightful yet different than Disney's take on this fairy tale. Amazing ink work. http://www.batb.thecomicseries.com/comics/

2) Endtown - Post-apocalyptic brutality coupled with over the top character development and artwork.…

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Gaborgenheit

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 9:52am 1 Comment

      Gaborgenheit is a word that I want to hold on to.  Its such a lovely concept that it has its own Wiki page but... the word is not "sticky" in the way that some words cling in your memory. Still Gaborgenheit is worth a Deviant Journal entry.
   WingedWarTigers(Deviant Art site) recently did a really sweet gaborgenheit picture :   Misty Birthday  , which…
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Effectively animated comicstrip

Posted on April 28, 2018 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

Effectively animated Comic strip

The Bouletcorp  (http://english.bouletcorp.com/ ) is a strip done by a widely published French cartoonist who is slowly translating some of his works into English (One strip every month or so). The strips vary from weird to hilarious, but what caught my eye was Boulet’s 3.28.18 strip (“When I am alone”), in which the the punch of the strip is made by five animated panels . Having never seen…

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Opportunities for the New Year 2018

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:47am 4 Comments

  I am impressed to make a not so grandiose resolution: to strengthen my friendship to someone.  1Thessalonians2:8 reminds me that the heart of the Gospel is not just in meeting physical or spiritual needs of others but, to the degree that we make opportunities, to befriend a small number of people.

    Technology both makes this easy on a surface level and harder on a deeper level; deepening some connections necessitates cutting off other superficial contacts in order to give us more…

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At 1:07am on January 29, 2019, Bob Bewley said…

Thank you, Brien, I am in college in figure drawing lass.  
My goal was to draw comics; especially Christian comics, I
 have drawn out the first issue and have

layouts for the second.  Though it is a hero it is a horror based Christian super hero story.  It is clever in content, because the horror genre is hard to incorporate into Christian writing.  Anybody interested in a pitch.    if so I would be pleased to chat. Thank you, Bob.

At 12:12pm on January 2, 2019, Chris Fogle said…

Hi Brien! Happy New Years! Thanks for the heads up on my Amazon author link. I have corrected it now. Please let me know if you have any issues. 

I've written a book called "Biblical Knowledge, Understanding & Wisdom," which you should be able to see on the Amazon page. Thanks and God bless!

At 7:57pm on April 2, 2018, Mike Jacobs said…

Dear Mr. Sparling:

You're more than welcome. It is always a joy to see the work you do.

In regards to my hero's ability to fly, I had thought of an outward piece of equipment as well as appendages (wings), and neither seemed like a good idea. The thought I had was a cross between Captain America and Superman. The story I had was a young man whose father was exposed to a radioactive material with mutagenic properties in an attempt to produce a better soldier. It didn't work on the father, but those abilities manifested in the son, who wound up with increased physical abilities.

I did have a thought in writing this: what if he gained limited abilities to manipulate energy, such as magnetism or electricity? That would give him the ability of flight as well as other abilities to differentiate him from the heroes I've been inspired by. What do you think?

God Bless You,

Mike Jacobs

At 3:58am on February 28, 2018, Joshua Dease said…

Thanks! I have only been to one city in Croatia, right on the border. Haven't met too many people there. There is some really beautiful work happening in former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe though.

At 7:31am on February 22, 2018, monte cooper said…

Thanks

At 8:21pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

No, I mean submit writings on this site

At 7:33pm on January 31, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Hey, I need some help if you're willing. I know that you can submit texts, but' i'm kinda trying to figure out how. 

At 6:06am on January 30, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks for the help man, really appreciate it.

At 8:58pm on January 29, 2018, Michael Frantz said…

Thanks, I'm glad to have joined, but I'm trying to figure out whether what I have to send in. This is my latest page, and I need to know if what I have is too... bloody for this site?

 https://xxfreaktowersxx.deviantart.com/art/Brothers-in-Arms-Gaunt-is-the-mind-page-2-725867491

At 11:14pm on December 29, 2017, PK said…

Thanks brother! I hope to contribute more.  Blessings!

 
 
 

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