Friday, September 30, 2016

Leap Of Faith?

I'm gonna take another stab at this...
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own 
lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"Not a day goes by on 
these pages when any number of well meaning people trumpet their own version of 
reality wrapped in plainly delusional gospels based on their own divinity - rejecting the eternal word of God.As a public service I have gathered the best links to our own local 
poster boy for the New Age and it's collection of spiritual vortexes right here in Sedona: 
Peter Gersten's Leap of Faith from Bell Rock -https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1AOHY_enUS708US708&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=leap+of+faith+bell+rock+sedonaAnyone familiar with the 1994 movie "Star Trek Generations" will remember another head case attempting to ride the wild wind on the 
back of a vortex/nexus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmIaHAtabSU
In real life these cultists always miss their mothership with very sad, and needless results:
https://www.google.com/webhpsourceid=chromeinstant&rlz=1C1AOHY_enUS708US708&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=san+diego+death+cult+heaven%27s+gateWhat is it about the saving grace of Christ's atoning sacrifice on the cross that is not good enuff for you?- It doesn't come with a Star Fleet uniform?- It doesn't come with a new set of sneakers and 
a cup of Kool-Aid?
What?I have long been captivated by the lyrics of Neil Young's 1970 song 
"After the Gold Rush" and it's eyewitness account of "Flying Mother Nature's silver seed 
to a new home in the sun..."
I believe it is the testimony of those left behind in the Rapture;"I was thinking about 
what a friend had said, hoping it was a lie."
Is that how you will remember me and this post someday?
"thinking about what a friend had said, hoping it was a lie."
Please - just as if your eternal soul depended on it - because it does, take God at His 
word Hold on to the promises of Jesus.
That's the only leap of faith humanity has ever needed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e3m_T-NMOs

Sunday, May 08, 2016

"I love to play my songs for you."

I heard this for the first time tonight...
And it reminded me of the first time I heard this...
So it occurs fitting to me to share this final chapter with you.
It is a strange instrument with these cables, keys and glowing pixels...

Saturday, May 07, 2016

BTTDB CHAPTER 4: 2015-TODAY

Pls help me w/ my wish list! 
1. LIKE my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Inacan-1733313610217329/...
2. BOOKMARK my home page: http://www.funnypaperz.com/inacan.htm
3. DONATE here: https://igg.me/at/inacan
4. ORDER one of my prototypes here: http://www.inacan.org/prescott.html
5. FOLLOW my new comic strip BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD here: http://www.funnypaperz.com/bttdb.htm
if any of those things are too much to ask - would you please share this with your own friends?
"I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS..."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Oct1Qv8x0


BTTDB CHAPTER 3: 2005-2015

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4. ORDER one of my prototypes here: http://www.inacan.org/prescott.html
5. FOLLOW my new comic strip BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD here: http://www.funnypaperz.com/bttdb.htm
if any of those things are too much to ask - would you please share this with your own friends?
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BTTDB CHAPTER 2: 1995-2005

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if any of those things are too much to ask - would you please share this with your own friends?
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BTTDB CHAPTER 1: 1985-1995

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3. DONATE here: https://igg.me/at/inacan
4. ORDER one of my prototypes here: http://www.inacan.org/prescott.html
5. FOLLOW my new comic strip BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD here: http://www.funnypaperz.com/bttdb.htm
if any of those things are too much to ask - would you please share this with your own friends?
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BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

ADVENTURES IN CROWDFUNDING


BTTDB is another mid-century phrase I am elevating to a new & unique comic feature.
It also compliments my initial trial effort in the crowdfunding arena at Indiegogo.
Before embarking on this project I studied other campaigns for several years, asking other veterans for whatever advice they could share.
NO ONE, absolutely no one was willing to share this dark knowledge.
Apart from the feeling of being shut out, it is also confusing because what I am doing is unlike anything else and certainly poses no threat or competition...
Please visit my project homepage to learn more about this exciting new product: INACAN
Soooo just like everything else in my life ~ I figured why not illustrate the experience?


CONNECTING-THE-DOTS...

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016

CONNECTING-THE-DOTS... Ever see "KUNG FU - The Movie"? The "young grasshopper" we remember is now middle aged and in smokey, temple candle-lit flash-backs we see him asking the old priest which form he practices, because as we have already been shown, each takes a lifetime to master..."All of them." is the quietly awesome answer. MAIN-STREETS-USA is a tent pole project I use to showcase illustrations selected from many different projects that have - in hindsight - showcased a singular affection for life in small town America. It has it's roots in my early life where the boundaries of summer vacation were marked by cross-country road trips between my parents transient homes. As they each moved at least once a year - every summer meant a different route and a different destination. And en-route to that new Summer place - a different set of truck stops, cheap motels and even cheaper coffee shops and diners. The only thing I could look forward to in those Death Valley Days adventures were the "connect-the-dots" games on the back of each restaurants' place mats. Connecting-the-dots is the subject of both this post and my current major effort. I am attempting to connect all the major points of my life and my life's work. 

When you ask me which one of these points I mastered; cartooning, package design, building websites, etc., I would like to be able to say "All of them." If I am successful, it should reveal a satisfying pattern. 
Either that or a retarded version of Woody Woodpecker.

WHATEVER DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU CRAZY...

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
If I was overly concerned with daily productivity before my first heart crisis, I have become manic about it since the second. Wait a sec - maybe I'm killing myself... Whatever, right? I think I allowed a full year to go by without ever picking up a pencil! Seriously, the drum beat of "making up for lost time" is what rolls me out of bed at the crack of noon each day. I know. I'm very complicated...

Kristallnacht

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015


Just happened to spend my Sunday glued to the History channel - sometimes sarcastically called the "Hitler Channel" but it was a good, in-depth refresher course on how the Nazi party was formed, came to power and eventually dragged the entire world into Hell. One of the most significant turning points was "Kristallnacht ", The Night of Broken Glass when the overt persecution of the Jews shifted into high gear. Learn more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynypuxgCbH4 I was horrified to see the latest commercial by Mercedes Benz air on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. (Mercedes Benz IS THE SAME NAZI COMPANY THAT BUILT HITLER'S TANKS!) It shows the newest Mercedes moving in slow motion down a quiet street and as it passes a series of small Mom & Pop store fronts the windows all shatter in a string of invisible vandalism. Do they really think no one remembers?

Saturday, September 26, 2015

DA VINCI. MISUNDERSTOOD & MISUNDERSTANDING.

Excellent doco today that sheds light on topics previously ignored. 
Delving into the Artist's codex two seemingly disparate points intersect in tragedy. 
1. Leonardo never had a fluent grasp of Latin. He referred to himself as "unlettered". 
Subsequently his obsession with nature and observation of nature becomes obvious - he had to teach himself what was unavailable to him in texts of the time. 
2. Leonardo was fascinated by water, it's properties, mysteries and movement. He had a famous rejection of the Biblical account of Noah's Flood over a single point where his own observation and ignorance of Latin collide. - He knew from his own observations that all water is propelled by falling. 
- When scripture says that the waters of the flood receded he rejected the account out of hand because he believed the water had no where to go. 
This is the most tragic instance I have ever encountered where the mind of man set itself against scripture. And lost. 
Because he had no valid grasp of the Latin Vulgate copies of scripture - The only translations available to anyone at the time - how was he to understand the true geologic, atmospheric and mechanical events explained clearly in the book of Genesis? 
- That the Windows of Heaven were opened? 
- That the Firmament was ruptured? 
- That the Fountains of the Deep were broken? 
All he was ever told - all most of you were ever told in Sunday school, was that it "rained for 40 days and 40 nights." 
Of course today we understand that the Earth's ocean basins are no more than the collapsed roofs of the prehistoric subterranean water chambers that fueled the "fountains of the deep" when they were burst. 
You can still view the scars of that event on any decent globe that maps the ocean floor. 
Right down the middle of every ocean's deepest level you will find a trench... 
It was not the gentle rainfall of 40 days and 40 nights that wiped out the world. 
It was the cataclysmic weight of the Earth's crust collapsing in on itself creating super heated geysers and other volcanic/seismic fountains that scalded the world to death. 
Haven't you ever wondered why all the dinosaur fossils are mashed flat to smithereens? 
What goes up must come down. 
Every unimaginable ton of debris that was launched - came down like a judge's gavel. 
The Judge of all the Earth as a matter of fact. 
The gradual receding of the flood waters simply drained into the great basins left in the wake of this tectonic collapse... 
Put your trust in God’s Bible. Word for word and cover to cover.

Friday, September 04, 2015

THE CATALYST

Anyone who has ever worked with Bondo body filler, hair coloring, or epoxy glue should understand this immediately.
There is a catalyst approaching our world.
The closer it gets, the more things heat up, more rapidly than ever becoming what they were intended to be.
Jesus Christ is that catalyst.
While violent illegal felons are routinely released into our communities without restriction or bond of any kind, a Kentucky clerk is now in jail without bail because she refuses to endorse gay marriage.
While elite Ivy League students are getting "tsk-tsk"ed over their tradition of competing to rape underclass girls, a heartland football team is now being punished for being baptized on their own 50 yard line.
As Chinese war ships steam off the coast of Alaska in coordinated war exercises with the president of Russia, our president orders the construction of new Ice Breakers while at same time decrying global warming and renaming one of our largest mountains from a US president to an 
Athabascan geological term.
I suspect that even in your own life things are heating up too. As in mine. 

What are you becoming?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

"All is forgiven." ~ REALLY?

The apologies continue.
Even the survivors at Charlie Hebdo tried to apologize with this week's cover,
"All is forgiven."
Really?
My own editorial mantra has been and continues to come from Mark Twain:
Twain once remarked that newspapers were not just for reporting the news, but existed to "Make you mad enough to do something about it."
Are you mad enuff yet? I mean to "do something about it"?
The greatest of American authors also wrote,
"The two most important days in you life are the day you were born and the day you find out why."
I know why.
Do you?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN CHILD?

Today, a day after Veteran's Day I want to place the "ultimate sacrifice" in perspective.
A damning perspective.
~ In the USA alone we have allowed the murder of over 57 million unborn children.
Almost TWICE the casualties of "the war to end all wars".
Almost EQUAL to the world war that included the use of TWO ATOMIC BOMBS.
~ WWI Cemeteries: 37 million dead
https://www.google.com/search…
~ WWII Cemeteries: 60 million dead
https://www.google.com/search…
And I cannot find their grave markers anywhere...