Tales of New Creation

Continuing to post some of my notes and sketches from Hutchmoot 2012…

These are notes from a session called “Tales of New Creation.” It totally rocked my thinking. I’m guilty of imagining that the afterlife will consist of disembodied souls floating among the clouds, but that’s a Platonic idea— it doesn’t line up with Christian orthodoxy. We won’t be intangible. The afterlife is material, and God’s the most substantial of us all.

I’d love to see a story that takes this angle.

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Some Advice To A Newly Wedded Couple

My friends Stephen and Lauren got married last weekend. This has been a long time coming, and their romance has been a really cool picture of commitment, dying to selfishness, and God’s pure grace.

With that in mind, I decided to give them some of my

Kidding aside, these two are passionate for each other and for their devotion to Jesus Christ, and they know that though marriage isn’t easy, it’s very much worth it. They like to have adventures, and they’re going to get in a lot of (good) trouble together with they way they live out the Gospel.

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Comics From Guests: A Million Thanks

My friend Julian is a crazy person (he orchestrated this, for example). He’s also a talented artist, which I didn’t quite realize until he was our houseguest for a few weeks while on a med school rotation. This cartoon was his way of saying thanks.

I was pretty gratified.

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Comics for Camp: Completed!

As mentioned a few months ago, my ongoing illustration work with Pine Cove Christian Camps yielded some cool fruit this year: the opportunity to do comic pages. Here are the finished single-page stories I did for their Base Camps Bible Studies. (You can see the rough drafts here— most of which are pretty different from the final versions!)

 

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Month in Review: May

May is apparently the time when we change gears at the church. Major events wind down as families plan for vacations and summer sports, which requires less design and communication from my department. That means my responsibilities have shifted more toward short-form video production– which I intend to post more about soon– and away from pure graphics work.

Still, here’re a few bits and pieces from the past month that I’ve had a hand in:

Shirt design for our volunteer thank-you party.

A mockup of the same.

Artwork for one of the more popular (and messy!) events our children’s ministry puts on.

Preliminary art for a camp t-shirt.

And once again, the Interfaith Directory ad from earlier this month!

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Portfolio Pages!

I recently updated the “Portfolio” section of the site. Click on over for a look at some of my professional work from the past 6 months, including some pages I haven’t yet posted to the blog!

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A Short Post on Conventioneering

I visited a local event called ComicPalooza this weekend, which was great fun. It was a decently-sized comics convention: plenty to do and see, a healthy amount of distributors, a good mix of artists and smaller publishers, and lots of opportunities to meet and connect with other folks who are passionate about making comics.

It also offered some great opportunities to get feedback on my work, which I haven’t had so far. I mean, friends and family have always given me encouraging input, but it’s nice to have some strangers who do the same thing tell you exactly how your boo-boo might stink.

Basically, I’m leaving the weekend feeling energized and grateful, and like I’m part of a larger community of comics-makers, instead of just a guy doodling pages on an island.

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