Cartooning, illustration (multi media skills: vector, pencil, watercolor) and some limited web design.
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
My father was a minister when I was a child and looking back it seems like I was born a believer. Regardless, I made sure of it in kindergarten or first grade (not sure exactly) by officially accepting Jesus Christ with the guidance of a Sunday school teacher.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
I would love to one day have the time and resources to work on a graphic novel set in the End Times. 3/4 written and limited character thumbnails sitting in a variety of sketchbooks. Right now I have to concentrate on supporting my family ...
Favorite Comic Creators:
Steve Ditko (early Spiderman work), Johnny Romita Sr. (early Spiderman), Jack Kirby (just about anything and everything he produced), Winsor McCay, Charles Schultz (I own an original daily that he traded to me for one of my early cartooning gigs in the mod 1980s!), Milton Caniff, Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) as well as many others.
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 Rick, sorry I haven't contacted you untill now, BUT, your work is Absolutely OUTSTANDING!! BOAST in Him that He gave you this unique GIFT..Give Him GLORY BECAUSE he made you, SOMTHING NO one ELSE is to
HIM..THERE'S ONE Rick Tuma, Alone, And Jesus LOVES You!
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.)