This Saturday, the Alpha Omega Con will have ten signed copies of THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel for sale (as well as free signed and numbered THE SWORD OF EDEN prints) while supplies last! If you're at the convention and can't find copies, go bug Ralph Miley. And, thanks, Ralph for all of your help. Its greatly appreciated. THE…See More
I spoke with my printer, Marquis, they should be binding THE SWORD OF EDEN very soon. They're gonna let me know when they're shipping the graphic novel to me. I'll have copies of THE SWORD OF EDEN in time for the PJ Fanfest.(Yes... this photo was Photoshopped.)#anactoffaithcomic#theswordofeden…See More
Al Nickerson is a comic book self-publisher of AN ACT OF FAITH: THE SWORD OF EDEN as well as an artist for DC Comics and Archie Comic Publications. Al is also a professor at the State University of New York teaching Sequential Art: Comics Illustration.
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
God is awesome!
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Working on the AN ACT OF FAITH comic...
Favorite Comic Creators:
Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Paul Grist, and Ryan Ottley.
I spoke with my printer, Marquis, they should be binding THE SWORD OF EDEN very soon. They're gonna let me know when they're shipping the graphic novel to me. I'll have copies of THE SWORD OF EDEN in time for the PJ Fanfest.
Hi Al, 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+) 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 pray on pledging to support this project...
Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement I got a lot of work to do on the website, making videos, changing my domain name, make it's content bigger. I really hope I encourage people to purchase christian comics and up the sales of every creators hard work.
I almost finished with my graphic novel. But, I’m undecided about distributing to Christian bookstores. I HAVE decided NOT to deal with comics’ Direct Market (which I used to deal with in the past).
Who should I look to in regards to distributors in the Christian bookstore market? I believe there are Anchor (church supplies?), Spring Arber, and STL, and CBD (Christian Book Distributors). Are there any others? Who should I avoid? Who should I contact first?
I’m also concerned about returnability and whether I need to purchase a bar code or not.
Yesterday, I received my comp copy of ARCHIE: 50 TIMES AN AMERICAN ICON (which includes my Hero Initiative ARCHIE #600 "original cover"). The book is offered in both hardcover and softcover. You can find ordering info here at the Hero Initiative blog (don’t know if html codes work here, or not):
The Hero Initiative (a worthwhile charity in the comic book industry) did their "original cover" project with Archie Comics. This project used 50 artists to illustrate original covers for ARCHIE #600 (the "Archie Gets Married Part 1: The Proposal" issue). Each comic book was auctioned off to generate funds for the Hero Initiative.
The Hero Initiative (God bless them) had asked me to draw one of the ARCHIE #600 original cover comics, and I was very happy to contribute. The front cover has the Shield reacting to Archie and Veronica’s wedding announcement. The back cover is my tribute to Dan DeCarlo (the creator of Josie and the Pussycats) with my interpretation of Josie. This is the first time (I think) that I ever drew Josie. Anyway, I felt like sharing because my Josie (and the Pussycats) back cover is kinda rock n’ roll. Plus, tipping-the-hat to Dan DeCarlo seems like the right thing to do, especially with such an important project as this one.
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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.)