Last Sundays sermon was based on the little boy who gave his lunch of two fish and five delicious buttermilk biscuits to Jesus to feed a crowd of 5000. I was only able to get one of those two fish drawn before the end of the service. It woulda taken a miracle to get both of them drawn…
A few years ago I created a comic book based on the Biblical story of Zacchaeus called THE CHEATING LITTLE CHEATER. I made it so I would have something to sell at a comic-con I was doing in Kokomo, Indiana. I only have one of those little comic books left. Recently, I tore it apart digitally and reassembled it as a motion video. That version of the comic book is now available at WorshipHouseKids for churches to use…
…and if you should want one, it plays on personal tablets as well.
When I’m scheduled to play guitar or bass at church it’s a REALLY long haul. My church does three services on Sundays so I typically roll out of bed around six in the morning and then leave church around one in the afternoon. After the first service, I hang out in our green room with the rest of the band and singers to make sure we’re all on the same page and don’t need to make any changes. For the second and third services I usually sit in the congregation and draw on my iPad… I mean… take NOTES on my iPad. We are currently going through a sermon series on the book of John and here’s my iPad sermon notes from last Sunday.
Bob decided it would probably be a whole lot easier to forage for mushrooms at his local grocery store.
It’s officially June so I guess summer is kinda here… let the chariot races begin!
No, this is not a self portrait… but I did have a white belt just like that in high school… and a mustard colored leisure suit now that I think about it… and some blue and yellow suede platform shoes… and several very stylish long collar shirts with puffy sleeves…
…maybe this is a self portrait and I just didn’t know it.
I’m working on some fun new things for children’s ministry!
Here’s something I worked on last summer that was a lot of fun. It’s the first in a series of old west stories, THE HANGING JUDGE. When we were initially talking about the project, I suggested that the books should look like worn out old paperbacks that a cowboy might have pulled out of his saddlebag and that the interior pages should be similarly antique looking. The editors thought that was a pretty good idea and we were off and running. What a great bunch of people to work for!
I was a big fan of the old comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. I really liked the way Calvin’s world revolved around his imaginary tiger friend Hobbes.
I decided it was time for me to make my own imaginary tiger friend, so I went to the fabric store, grabbed black, orange and white fleece, and asked for a half yard of each. The girl looked at my selection of materials and said, “making something for halloween?” and I said “uhm… maybe.” Then I took my cut fabric to the register to pay for it and the lady there said, “making something for halloween?”
…so Hobbes and I are planning to go trick or treating together next halloween!!
One of the very first storybook jobs I ever got was a two book series about a little boy called Theodore Bump. Several decades later the author contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a third Theodore Bump book… absolutely! I just got an advance copy of the finished book.
I’ve been known to play a game or two on my phone when no one is looking. I’ve also been known to draw the characters in the games that I am playing on my phone when no one is looking. This is Gillie The Cook, a former pirate who is currently the leader of the Dewport Guard.
I did this on an iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil and Procreate.
I’ve been drawing on my iPad as a hobby for several years now and always kinda liked it… kinda… but I never really loved drawing on my iPad until now.
I heard a guy on YouTube say, “you HAVE TO HAVE some sort of paper textured screen protector on your iPad if you want to get the most out of your drawing experience,” and I thought, why not give that a try? After an all encompassing, comprehensive three minute research of the topic, I decided a $40.00 product called PAPERLIKE was probably the best thing on the market, but since when have I EVER had the best of ANYTHING, so I ordered a Japanese product from ELECOM called… well… who knows WHAT it’s called but it was only $20.00.
There were four surfaces available, I got the roughest one, attached it to my iPad, drew on it for about 60 seconds and I will NEVER go back to drawing on slick iPad glass again. It is absolutely a game changer!