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Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
Penciling, inking, and writing in that order.
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
I became a Christian in 1994. Before that I was raised as a Muslim. I was living Philadelphia only for 3 months for a job until being sent to another office. I had run out of Star Trek novels to read so I picked up a tiny KJV Gidgeon’s Bible. I decided to read it only to learn the history, because Muslims are supposed to read the Bible but not believe in it verbatim. My plan was to learn who won which war, who begat whom… things like that. The first page was Matt 1 which reads as follows
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations
That was more begats than I expected there to be in one chapter. I put the book down and decided to try again later. Very soon after that, someone stopped me on the street asked me if I wanted to join their Bible discussion. Long story short, I was baptized on July 20, 1994. My life has become more fruitful for God ever since then. I met my future wife at a church singles retreat. We have had two children since then. I live to give my talents to the Lord at work as well as in my art.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Creating a line of Bible comics based on Old Testament characters foreshadowing the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Favorite Comic Creators:
Stuart Immonen, David Finch, Meredith Finch, John Byrne, Jimmy Reyes, Jas Singh, and others.