Comic and graphic art; airbrushing; some sculpture; brush painting; writing
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
Christ changed who I was and kept me from who I was becoming. I've been a believer for about 14 years and its been a steady walk. I am more blessed than I can say.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Creating stories that were evangelical and encouraging to both children and adults. Used to want to be a penciler, but ended up becoming an electrician. Still would love to do art for a living with my trade to fall back on. Currently into drawing and airbrush. Pretty mediocre at both, but really desire to get better.
Favorite Comic Creators:
Been awhile since I have even looked at a comic. Like the art, but not the mainstream industry. Used to be into most Image and Marvel stuff, like Spawn, Gen 13, and X-Men. Currently, my favorite artists are actually airbrush artists. Jaime Rodriguez and Corey St.Clair are probably the top two. MacFarlane and Capullo, Jim Lee, and the Kuberts are among my favorite comic artists.
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...
Hey Matt, sounds like we have gone down similiar paths. I have been away from art for about a full year now. Looking to re-ignite it with a fresh direction into faith, hope, and compassion for life in christ. I have not walked the path of christ as long as you have, but we all have the same desire to be like Jesus. I work in the telecommunications industry as a cable installer, so i feel yah on the wanting to break out and get back into the swing of things in creativity. Also i followed mainstream comics for several years too, but it's has lost it's luster. Content nowadays in mainstream comics has sadden me, but hopeful with patience, faith, and jesus we can all make a difference within this growing medium. I'm a penciler, inker, very amatuer writer, and conceptual design artist with a degree in animation, some fine arts, and computers. Please feel free to check out my page and please dont be afraid to leave any feedback. It's the only way I can grow in creativity. Hopefully get to chat with you some more later.
Hey Matt, Welcome and thanks for the add. I too have only been back at my art about five years now. I did art in high school, but strayed away from it for many years. I'm back in college now doing Graphic Design, but really I'm going to major in Illustration or Animation. I'm still not doing it as a career yet, but I'm working on it. So if you really want to do this don't gave up,Trust God to bring the increase. This site is really good for us as Artist, and our friends here really help each other out. Blessings
Welocme to the CCAS. I wanted to be a penciller, but I ended up a middle school teacher. The Lord is in control and His will be done. Only as I look back in retrospect that I see His divine wisdom in my life. If you have any work, I would encourage you to post it. Looking forward to knowing more about you. May the Lord richly bless you, your family, and the works of our hands.
Welcome aboard! I'm Scott A. Shuford, one of the CCAS Board members. I want to stop in and say thanks for being involved with CCAS!
We are looking for writers who would like to interview industry people and write up articles for us. If you are interested, then please contact me. We are also looking for a Birthday Greeter, someone who will check the site daily and tell our members “happy birthday!”
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.
Can you post or join in a forum discussion topic, post your own blog entry or upload your art or video now? :)
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."
Hey matt! =) dont be afraid to jump right in. if you are looking to refresh your spirit in passion for your faith, if you are looking for practice at your art, this is def a good place to be. =) there are a ton of discussions, challenges, and mentors around to help you.
stop in on the chat anytime you like, and it would be great if you put up some art and a pic, too, so we can get to know you better. =)
catch you on the flip side! =)
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.)