I enjoy reading and drawing manga (the Japanese art style) and improving my style as a Mangaka (manga artist).
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
As a baby, my parents dedicated me to God (through a church service my grandpa performed). I was brought up as a “church-kid”: I went to church every Sunday; went to Sunday school. I don’t really remember much of my childhood (it’s either a blur or has faded from my memory).
One night, after my parent had tucked me in for the night, (I was about 8 years old) I woke up at about 8:00 or 9:00 ‘o clock, after having a nightmare, ran downstairs to the family room, and told them what’d happened. They asked me if I’d ever asked Jesus into my heart before. I told them I hadn’t and told me what to pray to ask Jesus into my heart. On February 18, 2007, at 10 years old, I was baptized. Then, in December of 2012, I went on the Disciple-Now retreat and reaccepted Jesus into my heart. This time, though, it felt real.
I have become a more mature person, in that, I care about others and how they feel, as well as myself. I still struggle in my faith and my relationship with God, but I know that I want to become a better Christ-follower. And also, even though I still fight and, at times, struggle to obey my parents, I love them (though it feels hard to admit at times) and I know that they love and care about me.
I believe that God is the Creator of all things and that He loves and cares about everyone and everything, no matter what they’ve done. I believe that Jesus came to earth, fully God and yet fully human, to die on a cross for my sins and the sins of the entire world. “For God so loved the world, that whosoever shall believe in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life”.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Creating concept/professional art for movies, games, and bands; and eventually work for Studio Ghibli.
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...
Welcome to the Society, Mr. Dean! I love Mark Crilley's videos, though I haven't read his comics. Also, there are plenty of Manga artist on here; I'm sure they'd be happy to help you hone your abilities. :) God bless!
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.)