Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wishing you a blessed Christmas

(my Christmas bulletin for St. John's)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Parable 11 The King who was hungry, thirsty...

Graphic Translation of Matthew 25:31-46.
This completes the series of parables from Matthew's gospel. (Yay!) It has been a joy to do this series, and to share it with others. In January, I will begin a series on the parables which are specific to Luke's Gospel, most notably the stories of the lost coin, lost sheep and lost son.
I wish you all a peaceful Christmas, and joyful new year.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

finishing the parables, what's next

I am wrapping up the series on the parables from Matthew's gospel. The last one will be the King who says, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat...." (it's the final judgement in Art Deco style) When the series is complete, I will offer the complete set on CD for sale, in a variety of viewing formats, again, with permission to reprint and use for ministry.

The season of Advent begins another year in the church cycle, and I would like to focus on a different project for the year. Some ideas include:

1. Graphic interpretations of various psalms- drawing one psalm a month - (would require assistance from Hebrew Translator(s))
2. A Graphic interpretation of The Epistle of James
3. or a series of Graphic Short stories based on each of the beatitudes. (this could be a fun project to do with other writers and artists as a collaborative project.)

If you have thoughts, preferences, or would like to help in the project, you can send me an e-mail at rectorstjohns1755@verizon.net.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Parable 9 The Ten Bridesmaids

A graphic translation of Matthew 25:1-13

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Parable 7: The Wicked Tenants

Graphic novel translation of Matthew 21:33-40

Friday, September 26, 2008

Parable 6 Laborers in the Vineyard

The graphic translation of Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of the Laborers of the Vineyard.
I had hoped to finish the parable before last Sunday, when the lesson was used, but it wasn't until I preached the message that I had a direction to finish the artwork. As with the parables in this series, they are available to use for ministry for free. If you would like to be on the list to receive the parables in pdf format by email, please send me an e-mail at rectorstjohns1755@verizon .net. If you do, please include your name, church affiliation (if it applies) and how you hope to use it in ministry. Peace, Earnest

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Unlikely Chosen being lettered

The Unlikely Chosen, our graphic novel translation of the biblical stories of Jonah, Esther, and Amos, is getting closer to press. Dave Sharpe has been brought in to letter the pages, and he is doing an outstanding job. It is a real thrill to see how he helps bring the story to life.

The release date for the book will be later in October. It's a bit like waiting for a baby to be born.