Which Category best describes you?
Lithonia, Georgia (twenty miles outside the Atlanta CBD).
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
Consumer Electronics, Computer Electronics, Christian Apologetics, General history, Christian History, slight skills in drawing but more of a writer.
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
I became a Christian on June 16th 1984, after years of running from Christianity despite the fact being born and raised in the church(s). Shortly afterwards baptized in The Holy Spirit on July 14th the same year and underwent Water Baptism on January the 6th, 1985. Immediately I decided to turn my life around from doing amateur comic books where the greatest goal and highest ideal was what my mind could conceive, to instead glorify God with NEW CREATIONS. God has added creation after creation over the years but nothing has materialized for various reasons. After dropping out of The Art Institute of Atlanta in 1986, due to lack of confidence and the sky high cost of tuition I returned to my primary trade of Electronics. In the early 2000's I attended Lane School of Art where it was my full intention to pick back up my dream of doing Christian comic books. However, the owner Robert lane, a fine Christian gentleman, died and subsequently, the school was closed. Despite my age (I am in my fifties) I STILL believe God can use me to do Christian comic books. Presently I am the primary caregiver for my father and perform work in Electronics. In addition to ministering to the needs of the Saints through a ministry of helps (1 Corinthians 12: 27 – 28) I am also a 'Big Brother' of sorts for younger Christians especially people in their twenties. Despite my age I remain ON-FIRE for God and the strength of my imagination remains unabated. Now that things are slowing down a bit it is my every intention to pick back up, hence, my wanting to join Christian Comics Arts Society. Thank you.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
A Comic Book writer and amateur artist with his own 'underground' comic book publishing company, as described here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_comix
Favorite Comic Creators:
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, James Starlin, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Cary bates, Irving Novak, Steve Englehart, Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Walt Simonson, Al Milgrom, Jim Shooter, George Tuska, Al Hartley (Archie Comics), Joe Sinott, Vince Colletta, Sergio Cariello, John Byrne, Danny Bulanadi, Michael Grell and Neal Adams.