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Elena Martinez
  • 35, Female
  • San Jose, CA
  • United States
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Hello CCAS World!!! :D

Started Apr 14, 2011 0 Replies

I came to be on CCAS through hearing about them at 2011 WonderCon - San Francisco, CA.I'm extremely ecstatic to be here because it has been a huge desire on my heart to find opportunities in…Continue

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San Jose, CA
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
Experience: Illustration, Film & Animation

Other Interests: Graphic Design, Production Design, Graphic Novels, Comic Books, Visual Development, Storyboarding, Animation & Live-Action Film
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
*I was born to stand-out, which in a child's mindset means your a Freak/Oddball. Praise God for my family, who accepted me as the eccentric artistic child I still am, but it felt like everyone else in my little world was against me; specifically in church & school. With that negative self-image on my belt that swelled up in my mind the following years of being reminded of it, high school to early collage was the darkest time of my life. I struggled with depression and wore it on my black gothic sleeve. I played with witchcraft, divination & even demonology, if you think about it in a spiritual perspective. I did all this while I still physically attended a spiritually-numb church. My AHA! moment wasn't far behind when my family began to attend a new church, then later lead to attend an Acquire the Fire youth conference in 2005. It was then I choose to serve at Teen Mania Ministries, Hopped on a plane to Texas and lived there for 2 years to work in the awesome media dept. called 'Center for Creative Media'. Everything radically changed from there!
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Concerning the comic industry, my small ambition in this area is to write, illustrate and produce my own graphic novels. This will possibly be a side project off my main ambition to illustrate for story and visual development in animated films.
Favorite Comic Creators:
I was raised with DC & Marvel comics. Honestly, just been raised, not read. The only comic I remember reading was the very short Marvel comic series on Wolverine's daughter 'Wild Thing'. Only 5 issues were published and I got all 5.

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At 2:29pm on May 14, 2014, Simon Amadeus Pillario said…

Hi ya, I know you like Christian comics so I know you'll love The Word for WORD Bible Comic(Unabridged, historically accurate graphic novel of the Bible with a high view of scripture. For ages 15+) 

To complete the first book I need your help, as I am raising funds on Kickstarter. My passion is to get God's Word in full into the hands of young believer and unbelievers and comic lovers of all ages, in the hope they will come to really know God. Please check it out at the KS page, it's going well but I still need lots of backers so I hope as a CCAS member you'll please pledge to support this project...

If you are concerned about the accuracy and faithfulness to the text please read this Blog...

PS - Please add me as a friend here on CCAS

At 7:32pm on August 30, 2011, Steve Crespo said…
Thanks, Elena!
At 3:08am on May 20, 2011, Eric Jansen said…

Welcome to CCAS, Elena!


If you have any questions on anything, just let me know.


Eric Jansen

CCAS Membership Coordinator

At 2:26pm on April 14, 2011, Lisa Hutchinson said…
Hi Elena! You're much more than a "just a girl with ideas"!! ;) XD
At 6:26am on April 12, 2011, Michael Flueckiger said…

Sälü Elena! 

Yes, I do live in Switzerland and I'm up to drawing some sketches for Emblazor and another project I'm working on! And you? :)

Be blessed!


At 10:08pm on April 10, 2011, Gary A. Smith said…

Wow Elena,

You're interesting. There's a story there. I'm going through a tough time right now but I know God is with me. I'm enrolled in the art institute of pittsburgh for animation. I want to do cartoons like Genndy Tartakovsky. Samurai Jack, Dexter's Lab., Symbionic Titan. I love his stuff. I've got a few titles that I'm working on now and some kids books. Hope to get them done soon. Glad you're here.


Welcome to the Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) Online Network!

Did you know that CCAS has monthly meetings in the Los Angeles area? Contact Eric Jansen for more info!


Also, members of CCAS have produced the APAzine ALPHA-OMEGA for over 25 years!  We have about five openings right now!  Contact Eric Jansen for more info!  (This is a 30-member active-participation-only photocopied magazine for Christian writers and artists who submit a "trib" every other month for fun, fellowship, and critiques by other members.  Between postage and your photocopying costs, you might pay anywhere from $5 to $25 per issue.)

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