Concept Artist and Illustrator with several years of professional experience ranging from traditional to digital, 2d to 3d, Game Design to Illustration.
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
Reared in a Christian home I grew to fear and honor the Lord though there were times I was distracted or side tracked from His path for me. I've learned from experiences good and bad of family, friends, and acquaintances along with my own, the need to draw close to the Lord. I finally submitted myself to the Lord and accepted him as my Savior at the age of 20 in the midst of fleshly and worldly struggles as well as temptations of false religion. He has continued to mold me ever since, and now as a father of three little girls and a baby boy, my wife and I continue in the struggle with self as we strive to be the examples and stewards that God intends us to be, all the while teaching our little ones to follow after our Lord Jesus Christ. Our hopes are to be used by Him as witnesses whether as parents, neighbors, friends or artists. He has always been faithful providing for us and comforting us in good times and bad. Our desire is to share the peace, liberty and salvation of Christ, not the bonds or false hopes of religion. Peace be with you and Maranatha!
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Though I haven't done much in regards to comics with the exception of a few pinups and covers, my answer is Illustration and Concept Design. I've been blessed with fulfilling one of my childhood dreams and have worked alongside some very talented and awesome personalities. My one hope in this regards is that it continues.
Favorite Comic Creators:
Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee, Travis Charest, Adam Hughes, Terry Dodson, Bryan Hitch...
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...
Hi, Manuel- Our ministry, COMIX35, will be hosting a Christian Comics Networking Party/Get-together on Friday March 14th, 6:00-8:00 PM at Space Cadets Collection in Oak Ridge, TX, Lord willing. Please see the "Events" section of this CCAS site for additional details. I hope you'll be able to join us! Blessings, Nate Butler
Your work is outstanding. The Lord has truly gifted you. I pray that the God of our Savior, Jesus Christ, continue to bless you, your family, and the works of your hands as you grow in the knowledge of His love and grace.
Thanks for liking my work. I just happen to check you out and saw your illustrations & concept arts.. Wow it's amazing! I'm excited to meet a professional Christian artist :) I'm dreaming of becoming character designer/comic artist plus illustrator but it's not easy to be out of box. Since God is the one who shares His awesomeness in the creativity, I must be humble and be quite to listen what He says and where He leads. Very nice to meet you and may God bless your family and your job!
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm Scott A. Shuford, one of the new Board members. I wanted to stop in and say thanks for being involved with CCAS! If you have any input or would like to be involved with anything in particular, please let me and Eric Jansen (Membership Coordinator for CCAS) know by contacting us both through the site. We'll be making several announcements in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. To see a bit more about me, check out my profile here on the site. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.
Consider the words of C.S. Lewis:
"If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and to earnestly hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I suggest that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at sea. We are far too easily pleased."
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.)