Orange County, CA &ndashThe Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) is excited to welcome Jay Johnson, the group&rsquos 1000th member.   In celebration of CCAS&rsquo achievement of this milestone, Johnson will receive a signed, limited edition print signed from the award-winning, best-selling Action Bible by Sergio Cariello and courtesy of publisher David C Cook. Johnson is a fan of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Grant Morrison, Jae Lee, Greg Rucka, and Brian Michael Bendis.
CCAS member Mike Shields also won a copy of the print through the group&rsquos Facebook and Twitter contest inviting members to help the group to surpass the 1000th member mark. Shields has also been accepted into the 2011 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival taking place during the Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the world’s largest convention of its kind.
The Action Bible: God&rsquos Redemptive Story features all-new illustrations from renowned Marvel and DC Comics artist Sergio Cariello. It boasts over 750 pages depicting 215 Bible stories in chronological order, and is the most comprehensive picture Bible on the market.
Cariello, who has drawn Spiderman, Superman, Batman and dozens more iconic characters for Marvel and DC Comics, labored for three years on new illustrations for The Action Bible which is published by David C Cook.
Cariello comments, &ldquoI&rsquove worked on many comics that I&rsquom proud of but there is nothing like doing a relevant story with eternal value. All those other characters and stories will someday end, but the stories and impact of The Action Bible will last forever. It is a privilege and the honor of a lifetime for a Christian cartoonist to get to draw and bring to life God&rsquos own stories.&rdquo
The Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) exists to connect fans and professionals who share in love of the comic book medium and in their Christian faith. It sponsors Alpha Omega, the APA of Christian comics and Christian comic displays at various comic conventions across the country. The goal and purpose of CCAS is to support Christians who are industry professionals, hopefuls and enthusiasts within the Comic Book and related industries, accomplishing that by providing opportunities for the following: 1. The sharing of the Christian message and our Christian faith, primarily within and through the comic book industry and art form. 2. Mentoring, training, friendship and networking. 3. The collaboration on and creation of visual storytelling. The Christian Comic Arts Society social network can be found on the web at http://www.ChristianComicArts.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/christiancomicarts, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/christiancomics.