We have some exciting news! CCAS has moved to a new and improved version of our platform. Not only is it more powerful and better organized, it is completely responsive (looks great on all devices).
ATTN: MEMBERS WHO JOINED AFTER AUGUST 22, 2019
The only issue we are experiencing with this move:
Members who joined after August 22, 2019 WILL NEED TO RE-ENTER THEIR PROFILE QUESTION, ANSWERS. Please accept our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.
We have added a new Profile Question: "Which Category best describes you?"
Categories: Amateur Artist, Professional Artist, Amateur Writer, Professional Writer, Independent Self-Publisher, Traditional Publisher, and Fan.
Please edit your Profile, and select your chosen category. By choosing the category that best describes you, will enable you to add content to the appropriate new modules:
1. Artists: Add photos to the new Arts & Prints Photo Module.
2. Writers: Add your bio information to the new Writers List Module.
3. Publishers: Add your bio information to the new Publishers List Module.
4. Publishers & Writers: Add books to the new Comic Books & Graphic Novels Module.
Officially, I post new cartoons on Fridays (which means I post them Thurs. night).
I would say my site is relatively easy to maintain... but I have some experience in webdesign/webmastering so I'm comparing it to sites I've done in the past. I also have a sort of old-school setup. The site is basically all hand coded HTML, CSS and a little PHP. I do the updates by hand with a text editor and a ftp program. Perhaps not the most common way of running a site these days, but I like it.
Mr Raborn Sir, Thank you so much for your CSPA vote! PTL! Rich Collins
I hope they help. I remember a time when comic book illustration wasn't considered 'real' art. I had actually enrolled in a Christian school thinking it offered an art program. I became a Christian there but my ambitions were wrecked by the faculty, who thought I could 'do better'. In light of that, it may be as much finding an audience as professionalism. As always, God Bless you and keep at it.
Hello again. There are some books I would recommend to you to help develop your talent. "How to Draw comics the Marvel Way" by Stan Lee, "Everything you wanted to know about Cartooning but were afraid to ask" and its sequels by Christopher Hart and the works of Byrne Hogarth. Again, don't give up on your dreams. God Bless You.
Welcome aboard the CCAS site. Most of us are amateurs, so you're in good company here. Look around the site features, check out the art and discussions. Post some of your stuff when you feel comfortable.