Friday, May 20, 2005

Christian Comics Training

COMIX35/ROX35 Media, Inc.


There is a new COMIX35 Christian Comics Training Seminar coming up. The event will be hosted by Lifewerks, Inc. and held at Bible Baptist Church, 801 Darley Rd, Claymont, DE (greater Philadelphia metro area) on August 8-10th, Monday - Tuesday 9am-5pm & Wednesday 9-3pm.

Cost: $199 per person by July 1st, $249 after July 1st

The "official" hotel will be the Holiday Inn Select on Naamans Road in Claymont. Lifewerks has a block of rooms reserved under the COMIX35 or Lifewerks name. Group rate is $89.00 per night. We will also have a meeting room at this hotel for attendees & speakers to visit and discuss comic arts & writing after class hours.


+ Paul Castiglia - Paul is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts where he earned a BFA degree majoring in animation and minoring in cartooning. He has worked as a script writer for Archie, DC, Dark Horse, Antarctic Press and Cracked Magazine. He currently writes scripts on a freelance basis and is employed as Senior Copywriter at Fisher-Price.

+ Lisa Hutchinson - Lisa has a BFA in graphic design from the Tyler School of Art. She has done freelance illustration and design work for 9 years and is an acclaimed American Christian manga artist. Lisa has worked for Anime Angels Mangazine, Makar Studios, and Community Comics. She is now employed by a West Coast company, working on a manga graphic novel, video game concept art and 2-D animation.

+ Alec Stevens - From 1985-1999 Alec wrote and drew comics for Fantagraphics Books, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Kitchen Sink Press, Heavy Metal, Acclaim, Wildstorm, and others. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker Magazine, and Reader's Digest. In more recent years Alec has turned his attention to Christian magazine, tract, and comics illustration, both as a self-publisher and illustrator for other ministries. He is also an instructor at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc.

+ Nate Butler, President, COMIX35/ROX35 Media, Inc - Worked for 20+ years as a cartoonist, commercial artist, and writer/illustrator of comics, producing artwork for clients such as Jim Henson, DC Comics, and King Features Syndicate, as well as scripting for Archie and Marvel Comics. Also packaged a few Christian comic books, tracts and magazines over the years.

Lifewerks hopes to have a website up very soon with registration information. Please let people know they should keep an eye on the Ministry's "Future Training Events" page. Link:

COMIX35/ROX35 Media, Inc.

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