I just wanted to pop on and comment how great it is to see something like this from the CCAS.
I first got started with the CCAS around 1992 or so - that's when I first heard about their APAzine, Alpha-Omega. I joined up as quickly as I could. I was privileged to be able to serve on the CCAS Board of Directors throughout the 90s and witnessed the growth of the convention outreach at the San Diego Convention through Ralph Miley and Don Ensign, as well as the outreach into other conventions by George Macas. It was also great to participate in some of their collaborative projects such as The A-O Challenge, Proverbs and Parables and New Visions.
The CCAS and Alpha-Omega served as an invaluable training ground form my later work in comics.
Several years ago, Ben Avery, Sherwin Schwartzrock, Darren Brady and I formed our virtual studio, Community Comics ( www.CommunityComics.com ). Through Community Comics we self-published a couple of titles (HeroTV, Chosen Mortals, and Handel’s Messiah) and produced several other titles such as ArmorQuest, David’s Mighty Men, David: The Shepherd’s Song and Tempest for Alias Enterprises (these are available at our website).
I’m currently working as the managing editor for Zondervan’s line of graphic novels ( www.ZGraphicNovels.com ) as well as organizing a couple of other projects for Community Comics and doing a bit of freelance artwork here and there.
All this is my round about way of saying thank you to the CCAS. I may not be able to pitch in directly as much as I’d like to, but I continue to carry on the CCAS mission with everything I do.