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Comics for those of you who live in Florida...

I am happy to announce that Coliseum of Comics will be carrying signed copies of THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel. If ya live in or around Florida, swing by one of the dozen of Coliseum of Comics stores...
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Signing stuff...

Signing stuff...

Plus, signing some prints, original artwork pages, and copies of THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel that have to all be mailed out tomorrow.

God is too good to me.

Feeling jealous? Don't be. You, too, can order a signed copy of THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel at my website...

And, I'll include a bunch of extra signed freebies, as well.

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My new sketch cover...

I pasted the word balloons on the sketch cover. I sprayed the cover with fixative, but that made me signature bleed a bit. If I do list this on eBay, I'll sign and personalize the blank back cover.

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Get the new limited edition signed-and-numbered print with any new order of THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel. (Plus, some extra signed freebies, as well.) While supplies last.

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My next interview...

It's true...!!!

(And right in time for the Garden State Comic Fest.)

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I'm looking to get this printed as my next signed-and-numbered limited edition print. And just in time for the Garden State Comic Fest...

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I am happy to announce that I will be attending the Garden State Comic Fest on September 23rd in Pine Island, NY.

I will have copies of THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel, limited edition prints, original artwork, and some other comic books that I've worked on.

Grace and Peace.


Solus Christus.


in Christ Jesus,

Al Nickerson


John 14:21 (English Standard Version): 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”


Isaiah 53:4-5 (Complete Jewish Bible): In fact, it was our diseases he bore, our pains from which he suffered; yet we regarded him as punished, stricken and afflicted by God. But he was wounded because of our crimes, crushed because of our sins; the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him, and by his bruises we are healed.



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The Spiritman Update 412

I know it's been a while since I have posted. All I can say is sometimes you just gotta make the thing. I had to focus on finishing the pencils for this issue. Read the whole book for free and order print copies at
"Brothers, I don’t regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do: forgetting the things which are behind and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Messiah Yeshua."
Philippians 3:13-14 WMB
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As I’ve mentioned, I want to support the retailers that support THE SWORD OF EDEN.


Here are links to comic book stores, Christian bookstores, and indie books stores, that have been selling THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel.


(These are the stores that I know of that are selling the graphic novel. Diamond doesn’t make it easy for (self) publishers to know what retailers are carrying one’s product.)


If you’re retailer who would like to carry THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel, let me know.


If you’re retailer who is carrying THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel and who is not listed below, let me know.


Or if you’re a reader who would like to order THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic noveldirectly from me, please visit my website:


Remember to support non-woke creator-owned comics and graphic novels. And remember to support your local bookstore and comic book store.


-Comic Book Realm



Barnabitengasse 12, Wien, Austria


-Fireside Book Shop

29 N Franklin St, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022


-Forbidden Planet

179 Shaftesbury Ave, London, United Kingdom

(They may be out of stock. I did reach out to them.)


-Fresh Comics


-Gmart Comics


-Midtown Comics

200 W. 40th Street (corner of 7th Ave), New York, NY 10018


-Morning Star Christian Bookstores

375 Harvard Street Leominster, MA 01453


-My Comic Shop (Lone Star Comics)
1800 Timberlake Dr., Arlington, TX 76010


-Pep Comics


-Source Comics and Games

2057 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113


-Space Cadets Collection Collection

#117, 27326 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North, TX 77385


-Well Worn Books

130 1/2 Wickham Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940


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Making comics...

Making comics...


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Merry Christmas! First Comics News was kind enough to ask, and then post, my thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas...

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I’m drawing comics...

I’m drawing comics.
If you’re gonna chronicle the event of Count Orlok’s death, then you’re gonna have to use this iconic image from the classic film, NOSFERATU.
Count Orlok appears in THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel. There, I needed to show that time had passed in the story, and how Rebecca Stern had grown a bit in her role as a super-hero. So, I had our heroes battle Count Orlok.
Also, in using Count Orlok, I wanted to show that vampires are monsters. Count Orlok certainly is a monster. There’s this popular notion in entertainment of making vampires heroes or nice people. They’re not.
To order a copy of THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel stop by:
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For the next few days, THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel will be on sale with a cover price of $16.99... that's a three-dollar savings. But, the lower cover price ain't gonna last forever.

This will be for copies of the graphic novel that are sold directly from me through eBay, the Messianic Comics Store (which uses PayPal), and Amazon.

Each signed copy of THE SWORD OF EDEN will include extra signed goodies.

THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel is a great gift for a Christian comics reader who likes superheroes.

eBay orders and orders from the Messianic Comics Store (which uses PayPal) now permanently have Free Shipping. Amazon sales do NOT have free shipping.

Here's a video... be sure to "Like" and subscribe...

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THE SWORD OF EDEN Black Friday sale...

It’s Black Friday. And it’s kinda close to Christmas, too. So, that’s a good time for folks to put their stuff on sale… and I’m no different.


Beginning now, through Thanksgiving, through Black Friday, and until after this upcoming weekend, I am lowering the cover price for THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel to $16.99.


This will be for copies of the graphic novel that are sold directly from me through eBay, the Messianic Comics Store (which uses PayPal), and Amazon.


Each signed copy of THE SWORD OF EDEN will include extra signed goodies.


THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel is a great gift for a Christian comics reader who likes superheroes.


eBay orders and orders from the Messianic Comics Store (which uses PayPal) now permanently have Free Shipping. Amazon sales do NOT have free shipping.


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Order on Amazon:


Order from the Messianic Comics Store:


THE SWORD OF EDEN introduces Rebecca Stern as she begins her career as a superhero. What will happen when our young heroine joins forces with Nemesh-Man, Kid-Cockroach, and Professor Jack in retrieving the Sword of Eden (the legendary sword used by angels to keep Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden). In their adventures, our heroes battle demons, zombies, a bunch of ninja, and other supervillains. And how will these superheroes cope when they must combat mythological villains such as Count Orlok or the Green Knight? If that ain’t enough, will our heroes be capable of locating Noah’s Ark?


I hope that everyone had a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!


And watch out for Black Friday! I'm sure that it's crazy out there.


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I was interviewed by Well Worn Books...

I was interviewed by Well Worn Books with their "Meet the Author" interview series.


I've said it before, Well Worn Books is a wonderful bookstore... and not just because they carry THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel.


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Doing some coloring...

Doing some coloring.

Work in progress.

This will probably be the inside front cover to (volume two) THE SWORD OF EDEN: SHINOBI graphic novel, and maybe a new signed-and-numbered print, as well.

(When printing THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel, I really wanted the inside front and inside back covers to be in color. That doesn't often happen with black-and-white books. The main reason for that, really, was to show that the Green Knight was all green.)

For more info on THE SWORD OF EDEN graphic novel & to purchase a copy, visit:

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Hello from South Carolina!

Hello, all!

I'm still figuring out how to navigate around the site, and I'm not sure where the best locations are, to talk about subjects. If this wasn't the best place to stick this post, I appologize.

I am a Christian fiction writer. I co-authored two books with my mom, Susan Page Davis, who is well known in the inspirational fiction genre. I have a new kids' chapter book series coming out shortly with a semi-fantasy setting (ancient/biblical times). It takes place in the real world around 930BC in a fictional nation on islands in the North Atlantic. It's a pre-Celtic sort of a society, augmented with some anachronistic features including weaponry and technology more appropriate to medieval times.

While these books are strictly chapter books, I'm interested in having it adapted to the graphic novel format. If so, I'll need to get paired up with a great artist. I want someone who has a real heart for the Lord Jesus, because that is important to me. If we do a colaboration, the style will want to be a fairly realistic art style (for instance, much like Prince Valiant, though a lower detail level would be acceptable if necessary). If you enjoy drawing North Atlantic seascapes, sailing ships, castles, armored warriors, horses, wild animals, rural scenery, mountains, forests, and teenage heroes in old-fashioned clothes, this is where we're at.

Here's an excerpt:


....Rakell mumbled something he didn't understand and touched his arm briefly in parting. Suddenly, she snapped her head upward and gazed intently overhead. Nylo craned his head and looked up the cliff as far as he could see, but the uneven crags, bushes, and ledges formed a complicated scene. Rakell grasped his arm tightly, trembling. "Dakon," she breathed.

"Dakon?" Nylo couldn't see anything or anyone above them, only the varied terrain of this section of cliff—the virtues of which he intended to utilize on his way up.

"Dakon," Rakell said under her breath, but intensely. Her nails dug into his forearm. He looked her square in the face, disturbed by the sharp fear he saw there.

"Is someone up there? Because I need to go. It's getting dark." Nylo turned and started to climb up onto the first ledge.

"Lo," Rakell shrieked. She grabbed his shirt, pulling him back with such force it amazed him. Catching his balance, he turned and looked into her eyes, which burned with an intensity he had never seen before, not even in Aunt Elynir. She grasped both his hands and uttered a dark string of words, punctuated frequently by the term "Dakon." She exhaled firmly, glancing purposefully up and down the beach. She released Nylo's hands and stood with a renewed energy, searching around like a hunter testing the wind.

The waves pounded against the sand, lapping at their feet. Nylo was flummoxed.
Time was running out, and she wasn't letting him go. He wondered if there really was something spooking her up above, or if it was only her imagination.

She gazed intently at the sky, tears streaming down her face, but not sobbing. She looked suddenly to the north and took off running in that direction.

"Wait!" Nylo ran after her, but she didn't slow. He thought it absurd that suddenly she could run. He caught up when she stopped at a seemingly sheer section of cliff. She looked upward and then, incredibly, began to climb the face of the rock.

"What are you doing, are you mad?" Nylo wanted to grab her and pull her down as she had done to him a minute earlier, but something in the back of his mind told him to wait and see what she would do. He watched breathlessly as she found toehold after handhold, her booted feet adhering to the slightest depressions in the stone.

"You can't possibly get up that way," Nylo said when she clung ten feet above the shore. "Come down!"

She looked down at him, her eyes flaming. She tossed her head with an upward gesture and kept climbing.

Nylo wanted to kick himself for letting her begin climbing in the first place, but now there was nothing to do but follow her. This couldn’t possibly end well. A grim picture of S'Gomi finding their dead bodies washing against the cliffs in the surf flashed through his mind. Gritting his teeth, Nylo sought the same handholds and footholds Rakell had used and followed her.

When he had made it fifty feet or so, and had still not caught up to her, he began to really doubt his sanity. She was twenty feet higher and climbing like a determined squirrel. Gone was the limp, shivering girl he had tended on the beach. Rakell was not from around here—how could she possibly know how to climb this particular cliff? Perhaps it was a skill she had learned elsewhere, but even an experienced climber could not scale a new wall with such confidence.

She looked down, evidently to make sure he was all right. The twilight deepened, and it became more and more difficult to see. Nylo concentrated on his climbing and was repeatedly surprised to find a new handhold every time he needed one.

The next time he looked up, Rakell could not be seen. He gritted his teeth and kept on until he reached a deep ledge, where she waited for him. She took his hand as he crawled over the edge and helped him stand. The ledge, a feature probably not evident to those above or below, gave them plenty of room to rest and catch their breath.

Rakell looked out to sea, then north and south, and up and down the cliff. She muttered something about Dakon, but her language was still a mystery. Nylo supposed they were more than a hundred feet up. After a moment, Rakell turned back to the cliff wall and started climbing again.

After another hundred feet of climbing, Nylo began to wonder if this path was not actually easier than the one he had used to get down. Never in his life had he known about it. Rakell clambered up the rock as if she knew the trail by heart.

After climbing for more than an hour, Rakell came to a stopping place where she waited. Darkness nearly covered them now. The sky was cloudy. The waves crashed below them. Nylo could barely see a thing.

He caught up with Rakell on a narrow ledge, and they rested, panting, for several minutes. He wondered how far from the top they were. The wind picked up, chilling him. He could only imagine that Rakell might be colder than he. She reached for his hand and squeezed it. Then, with a huff, she turned and started back up the cliff, feeling her way. He followed her, the dread in his heart nearly as dark as the cliff face itself. There was absolutely no way to go back down the way they had come.

Nylo's arm and leg muscles began to cramp. His fingertips became raw from gripping the rock and scant bushes that availed themselves for hand holds. Groping for a new grip, his hand smacked into the heel of Rakell's boot. Above the howl of the wind and the pounding of the surf, he heard her gasping.

"We must be near the top," he cried out. He shinnied his way up beside her and peered at her dark form in the scant light.

The girl hung desperately to the rock wall, convulsing and sobbing. Nylo's stomach turned. Whatever burst of energy had brought Rakell up the cliff seemed to have deserted her now. Clammy fear clenched his heart. He looked above, trying to discern how far from the top they were. He felt upward for cracks, depressions, or bushes. The wall above was smooth and sheer. It seemed to go on at least another twenty feet, though the exact distance was impossible to perceive.

"Lo," Rakell whimpered. "Lo, lo, lo." She clung desperately to a crack in the rock, but Nylo doubted she could hang on for long. To let go would be a sure and unavoidable drop to the abyss. No one could hold on forever.

He felt utterly without options. What hope could there be?

He looked about, seeing little but remembering the cliffs, the clouds, and the sea below. Such cold, unfeeling elements--he would receive no help from them. But what about the One who made it all? The Creator was said to help those in need, if they called on Him. Would He respond? Nylo had doubts, but there were no other options. He focused on the hazy idea of the Almighty One he kept in the back of his mind.

"Creator, save me!"

               A gust of wind chilled him through, but in that instant he felt a surge of strength. He heard no words, but felt a strong sensation of the idea, Let go. I will keep you.

Incredulously, Nylo loosened his grip on the crack he had been clinging to. His feet bore all his weight. The wind held him against the cliff, but he no longer felt chilled. His blood coursed through his body like hot soup—his hair stood on end as he felt every pulse beat throughout his frame.

Beside him, Rakell sobbed, but it was a sob of hope, not despair. Cautiously, Nylo slid his hand toward her. It came to rest on the stem of a small bush growing tenaciously out of a crevice. His fingertips just touched his thumb as they closed around it. He changed hands and reached for Rakell. He found her hand and guided it to the bush....

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Rick Marschall (Christian, author, former Marvel editor, former Disney writer, former teacher at SVA) wrote another wonderful article about comics, Christian comics, and Christian creators...
Rick Marschall writes: "All while art imitates life imitates art in society. But in one corner, there is a growing active and fertile group of creators staking a claim – not only for traditional values and wholesome storylines… but for Biblical Christianity. Good guys who are good guys, and who win."
This kinda stuff needs to be discussed more amongst readers and creators.
Thanks, Rick, for speaking out.
Also, I am quoted in the article, as well.
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