Understanding the need for a ministry such as COMIX35 can be a challenge in countries such as the USA where the biggest selling comic book title moves only around a million copies a year.
It is much more obvious in places such as:
---- JAPAN, where the top title Shonen Jump sells over 3 million copies every single week and a staggering 2.1 billion comics total are sold every year...
---- KOREA, where 7,000 new comic book titles appear every year and 25 million volumes are published...
---- THAILAND, where the top 2 comics, Kai Hua Roh and Mahasanook, together sell over 8 million copies a month...
---- MEXICO, where the most well-known and successful comic, El Libro Vaquero, has a circulation of 3.2 million copies monthly...
---- FRANCE, where graphic novel albums featuring the popular cartoon character Astérix le Gaulois have sold approximately 200 million volumes...
---- The MIDDLE EAST and NORTHERN AFRICA, where the successful pan-Arab comic strip magazine Majid has a certified weekly circulation of 150,000 to 175,000 copies and is sold in almost every Arab state.
INDIA ... PHILIPPINES ... NORWAY ... INDONESIA ... BRAZIL ... ARGENTINA ... the international examples go on and on.
In fact, this visual medium is the world’s most widely-read form of popular literature!
Comics are excellent communication tools. People around the world already read them. They adapt to fit specific people groups. Comics are a natural for bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to children and adults across the globe!
That's where COMIX35 comes in. Our primary mission is to help ministries and individuals produce effective Christian comics as part of an evangelism strategy and/or discipleship program for their own people.
Since 1996 we have been leading the initiative to spread this powerful but little-used ministry tool worldwide through our COMIX35 Seminars.
COMIX35 seminars are aimed at Christian communicators who want training in the specifics of creating and using Christian comics for evangelism and discipleship in their country.
For more information, please visit the COMIX35 Seminars page.
The success of our COMIX35 Seminars also positioned us to develop a variety of new special-focus publishing initiatives as the next step in our mission to help Christians around the world create their own evangelistic stories and messages. We call these P.I.C.S. Projects because they are being achieved through Partnerships, Invitationals, Competitions, and Sponsorships.
In addition, COMIX35 is available for Coaching & Consultation on Christian comics projects around the world.