Thank you Ralph! I am really happy to have found this community - christian comic artists seem to be few and far between. My wife showed me an interview you did (this year?) at comicon, and it was really encouraging! God is good. I will post some of my comic samples here - just wondering what is the best way to do this? Do I post it to my profile page?
Hey, thanks. Nice to meet you! It's true that I've been drawing for quite a while now, but for a long time this God-given gift turned into a downright idol so these months I've been asking God to change my perspective on many things. I bet many people who love to draw comics, write fiction, etc. who become Christians have struggled with this too, so I know I'm not alone. But personally I'm pretty glad I found this site. After a long time of praying, waiting, asking questions and such, I think God does want me to use my ability to draw stories to glorify him after all. So I'm glad I found this site because I can meet and talk to people in similar situations as me. (Most of the comic artists I've read and comic fans I've met are unbelievers, so it's kind of saddening and I feel like a bit of a misfit sometimes. It also bothers me that so many comics have questionable content or that people over-idolize characters to the point that they completely forget their reality - a trap that I once almost fell in too, I admit.)
Hey there, Ralph! Hope all is well. Just wanted to reach out to you about the upcoming meeting on June 11th. I would love to come check it out, if you all would have me! Thanks for your time. I appreciate it. 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.)