Greetings everyone on CCAS!
The first chapter of the comic I've been working on Ultimate Millennium is all ready to be printed on the press, however I'm a little short on funds to get it to my hands
I have created a GoFundMe to get the publishing underway - the goal is small, and if it reaches 2/3 it will be ready to print! The other third is to get it expedited.
If you feel it in your heart to contribute, feel free to. There's no pressure, I'm just excited to share it with everyone as this is the beginning of a tale that only the Lord Jesus provided to me. Can't wait to share this with everyone!
The King children are seemingly normal to the outside world, ten-year old twin boys who like video games and sports, until one evening they are visited by a mysterious stranger. They are launched into a parallel universe, existing alongside the world we see. Hunted by an unseen enemy who wants them killed, the boys must discover who they were destined to be, and make a choice to live in the true identity bestowed upon them WAYB4 the beginning of the world. No matter the cost.
This comic book series is a tool for ministry and evangelism. In a culture obsessed with the fictional world of superheroes, we desire that the young people of this generation would encounter the God who not only gave them a unique and powerful identity, WAYB4 the beginning of the world, but also sent His Son to give them supernatural power through His Holy Spirit. This power rivals that of any superhero. When we understand what we have been given by the God who created us, we become an unstoppable force of good for His Kingdom.
Order your FREE copy today: https://brandedgen.com/comic-books/the-legion-of-wayb4-elyon-and-the-kingdom-of-the-realm-issue-1
Check out my Christian comic book, "The Wartleys: Will's Dilemma" for free and follow 12-year-old Christian, Will Wartley, as he struggles to find a biblical way to deal with a grade school bully. This graphic novel contains comics 1-3 of the “Will’s Dilemma” series and is available through Amazon Kindle, Apple Books or download the PDF version. Find it here: https://www.ktfproductions.com/wart-comic-books
Check out Boonafide's latest Character line-up, or her entire King of Hearts DA comic ( KOH PROLOGUE by B00NAFIDE on DeviantArt ), for one of the most natural yet dynamic treatment of bipedal digitigrade legs. Most DA artists that attempt bipedal anthros with Digitigrade (toe-walker) legs create characters that thrust their pelvis forward and leaning backwards, which is a pretty ungainly look in some poses and angles. AbalonofCalifornia characters wisely (on the artist's part) ignore the issue completely in favor of a human leg structure, but those bold artists that long for a bipedal digitigrade leg structure should check out the Boonifide site: KOH CAST LINEUP by B00NAFIDE on DeviantArt
I wanted to share some concept art from our upcoming Chapter 3 (coming in April). More information at www.terminusmedia.com/dominion.
Prince Jonathan and his co-pilot, Kit, embark on a covert mission to hold back the invading Philistine forces and turn the tide of the war. Meanwhile, King Saul’s decision to withdraw the Royal Fleet from the outer ring planets inspires Princess Michal to leave the safety of the palace and find her true calling as a protector of the innocent on the crumbling DOMINION frontier.
To expand the reader’s experience, a study guide has been included at the end of the book. Our “DOMINION Field Guide” will help to connect the story of DOMINION to the source material that inspired this story, the book of 1 Samuel in the Bible.
Print copies are available for pre-order and will start shipping in January 2021
Simply put, DOMINION is Star Wars meets Narnia!
My name is Dr. Barron Bell and I am a professor of art and design at Liberty University. Scott Shuford introduced me to CCAS and encouraged me to join. I'm happy to find a place for people like myself, comic book creators who love Jesus. I recently published a book called DOMINION: Fall of the House of Saul. The story is a sci-fantasy space opera based on the story of King Saul in the Bible. In a nutshell, DOMINION is Star Wars meets Narnia. We are launching Chapter 2 on Indiegogo due for release on December 23rd. Chapter 1 is available on our website at www.terminusmedia.com. You can also check it out on Comixology.
Here are some samples from Chapter 1
Ya wanna know what it's like to work in the comic book industry?
I was interviewed by Jd Calderon. We discussed my self-publishing THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel, my career in comics and animation, as well as other comics-related goodness.
We also chatted about my college days while attending the School of Visual Arts SVA with having such teachers (and comics legends) Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Gene Colan, Irwin Hasen, and Sal Amendola.
We talked about my working in comics as an inker for publishers like Archie Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Warp Graphics, as well as animating for Sesame Street, MTV Animation, and Nickelodeon. This led to bit of a conversation about Work-made-for-hire, and comic book Creator’s Rights.
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Grace and Peace.
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Hey all. Just posted part two of BRYN. I'm trying a smaller update, just two pages this time. Still kind of feeling my way along with this.
Joe Chiappetta, May 4, 2020
This article (and accompanying animated artwork) came about in a most-riveting, creative, and spiritual way. For over two decades, I have been leading weekly Bible Discussion Groups and studying the Bible with people on an individual mentoring level. In the course of these spiritual adventures, as part of the City of Angels International Christian Church, I am typically delighted to share the gospel with all who are willing to listen and put the word of God into practice. Such delight is especially true of the following Bible study.
Recently one of the attendees of our Bible Discussion Group, my friend, colleague, and quantum mathematician, Dave D'Silva, in the course of his ongoing development of Energy Cloud City™ (which you can read more about at http://energycloudcity.com/) asked me a pivotal question; "Can you think of any scriptures where the Bible talks about mathematics in a quantum or value-added manner?" Almost without hesitation, I said "Yes" with great excitement. And the rest was pure joy and discovery into the remarkable world of Bible Math.
As a backdrop to wade into the vast depth of Bible Math, Dave and I spent some time talking about his incredible smart city plan known as Energy Cloud City. He approached me with a request to see which Bible passages may exist that would be applicable as support references to the ethical city planning he wrote into the Energy Cloud City design. In essence, I consulted with Dave to reverse-engineer the parables and preaching of Jesus, identifying how the miraculous math of God leads everywhere from power grids to power prayers. Together, we looked at where relevant scriptures can be applied to smart city design--either as practical nuggets of design wisdom, beacons of faith, or as metaphors of civic inspiration. After doing this for a number of days, I came up with two loud and humbling conclusions:
- Energy Cloud City, once built, will be a physically magnificent oasis and wonderful destination that serves as a magnet for futuristic technology, smart living, and Biblical ethics... and I, by the grace of God, played an important part in this city's development.
- The Bible, which I already knew as entirely awesome, is even more awesome!
The mathematics of the Bible is not the typical math learned in most schools; it's better by far. Indeed, the math described throughout the scriptures is more empowering, more liberating, more inspiring, and full of more life-enhancing formulas than all the other math books combined. This is not to say that the Bible is merely a math book; the Bible is the way to know who we are, who God is, as well as how to love God and love each other. Additionally, the way the Bible touches on mathematics is soothing to the soul, giving light to the eyes, and even reviving the dead. Here are some incredible examples to help us see that Bible Math not only adds up perfectly, it also is designed to multiply in each reader a faithful, joyful, healthy, and productive outlook on life, now and forevermore!
Relationship with God
 "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you,' declares the LORD, 'and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,' declares the LORD, 'and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.'"
- Finding God requires 100% of your heart.
- 99% is not sufficient.
- Seeking God with 100% of your heart = freedom from captivity.
- A hopeful future and prosperity requires a specific spiritual velocity: 100% of your heart.
2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him...."
- When at full commitment (100%), more power is given.
- 100% capacity (with God) leads to 100%+ capacity.
 "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:  He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun."
- Happiness does not come from serving self.
- Happiness comes from delighting in the Lord.
- Becoming sincerely delighted about the Lord results in receiving the deepest gifts.
- Lasting success and justice are the byproducts of great relationship with God.
- Repositioning your way to the Lord's way is the key to renewable, incredibly bright energy.
- When directed at God (not self), Delight + Commitment + Trust = Radiant Victory.
1 John 3:16
"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters."
- Prior to his resurrection, Jesus laid down his life for us; he became nothing.
- 1 - 1 = 0
- 1 - 1 = Love
- Knowing about Jesus' selfless love should inspire us to love him and others more.
- Subtracting self can be a demonstration of love; it can improve relationships.
Go to Chiappetta official site to read the rest of this article.
I was interviewed by Religion Unplugged. We discuss THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel, as well as my career in comics and animation. We talked about Christian comics, "spirituality" and the Truth in comics while sharing the Gospel message…
in Christ Jesus,
BRYN, part one, is officially online!
(Only minor lettering corrections from the preview posted here earlier.)
So this is the project I've been working on for months now. I don't have a release schedule, but I'm thinking about just releasing sections as I finish them. I haven't officially launched yet, but I'm at the place where I need to get it out there.
Since 1985, I have been a huge fan of the CEREBUS comic book series. Dave Sim (writer, artist, and creator the CEREBUS) has read THE SWORD OF EDEN. In Dave’s Weekly Update on Youtube, Dave reviews my graphic novel...
Dave Sim: “This guy ain’t no rookie. Let me tell you that.” And “Just an amazing, amazing piece of work.” And “I really can’t say enough good things about THE SWORD OF EDEN.” And “Biggest tip of the year: Don’t miss Al Nickerson’s THE SWORD OF EDEN, if you can possibly help it.”
Find out what Dave Sim is talking about. Purchase your copy of THE SWORD OF EDEN at CBD/Christianbooks.com…
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