My calling is to create an unabridged graphic novel (comic) of the Bible called the Word for WORD Bible Comic. It is intended to be completely true to scripture, historically accurate and aimed at Christians and comic lovers aged 15+. Please view the images on my website or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wordforwordbiblecomic) and discuss them, I would love your feedback!
There will also be opportunities to give your opinions and help shape parts of the project. You can become a patron and support the work financially while having exclusive advance access to the work.https://www.patreon.com/WordforWordBibleComic
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
First off Simon Amadeus Pillario is only writer's pseudonym, so it's not my real name but this is my real story. The reason for the pseudonym will also be covered later. I'm 38, I've got a beautiful wife and two little children under 10, and I live in Bristol in the UK. I became a committed Christian through a powerful encounter with God at a local Alpha course in 2005, At that time I read the bible for the first time as an adult and was amazed at the exciting bloody tales of corrupted man and an uncompromising God. I mentioned that I was using a pseudonym before, this was an evolution I did not plan. I had a vivid dream I remember even now, in short, in the dream a prophet gave me a finished copy of my book and called me “Simon Amadeus Pillario”, I said thanks but that's not my name. He said, “In relation to this, it is”. The name stuck with me over the next few days and when I looked up what the name means I was encouraged and decided to use this as a pseudonym: Simon “God has heard” (Hebrew) Amadeus "Love of God" (Latin) and Pillario “Guardian” (name derived from puleròs ancient Greek)
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Working FT completing the Word for WORD Bible Comic.- which I now am, since the success of my 2014 Kickstarter.
Favorite Comic Creators:
Mike Mignola McGuiness Frank Miller Comics - Hellboy, BPRD, Judge Dredd, Slaine, 300, Marvel (Dark Reign and Secret War was awesome).
"Hello there! I am a total amateur, but if I may make a suggestion? The way I work is I write out the dialogue along with notes of setting and actions in parenthesis. What helped a lot when I was beginning was to draw essentially equal sized panels…"
"Dear Mr. Weckerly: I have downloaded the word document and will look it over. In regards to the legalese, your work is safe with me. I've had too many people (supposed Christians no less) get in the way of my own work to do it myself (oy!).
"Hi Mike: I've added a word doc to this thread below the pictures, if you can't open it please let me know and we can try to send it via email. If you have any questions or suggestions about content, please let me know. I'll check in with you by…"
"Good stuff Mike
Would you be open to a test run? like writing dialog and captions for 5, 7 or maybe 10 pages (with direction, setup, bios, etc)?
Trying to get a feel for working with a writer, have a few others who are interested that I'm talking…"
"Hi! I might b interested. I have done some scripting for my own work and I am a fairly decent storyteller. I would even be willing to swap work as I need an illustrator for my own work. God Bless You.
"Hi Christopher... Am Michael Mohammed and I am a Comic book artist... If you're still on the look out for an artist I'm available for hire... You can email me at email@example.com we can talk better and I can also show you some of my works"