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Comics for Christ

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January-March 2012
In This Issue:
< Comics for Christ: An interview with French artist Didier Millotte
< Comparing Documents That Look Alike 
< Pray: South Africa writer workshop 
< Publishing on a Wall
< LittWorld 2012 Writing Contest: "Blogging for global impact"
< LittWorld 2012
Hi,  Friend!

In this issue, take a peek outside the everyday issues of wordsmithing and publishing. You'll meet an award-winning comic artist in France and visit a cluster of villages in Africa. We hope to help spark your imagination so you'll enter the LittWorld 2012 writing contest!
-Dawn Herzog Jewell, editor

Comics for Christ: An interview with French artist Didier Millotte 
By Marija Birchard
Like many children in France, Didier Millotte grew up devouring comic books and imagining their heroes. His childhood passion never faded. Didier has published more than 20 comic books and graphic novels over the last decade, including his recent book on the life of Jesus. Last year, he was recognized as illustrator of the best Christian comic book of 2011 in France.
Today comic books are the world’s most widely-read type of popular literature, capturing the interest of both children and adults. Christian publishers around the globe have begun harnessing the genre to spread the Gospel.

Comparing Documents That Look Alike 
By Ian Darke

Have you ever found yourself with two versions of a file on your computer, and you can’t remember which is the most up-to-date? 
Two invaluable features for writers and editors in Microsoft Word are Track Changes and Compare.


Pray: South Africa writer workshop

Writers in South Africa gather March 17 to 21 to develop manuscripts related to the workshop theme, "Journeys in Restoration, Reconciliation, Transformation and Hope," or have a strong environmental resonance. Trainers include John Maust, president of MAI, and award-winning author Lawrence Darmani of Ghana. 
MAI is partnering with A Rocha, an international Christian organization which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects.
Pray for:

-The Holy Spirit to equip trainers
-Writers to develop relevant manuscripts to equip the Church and reach readers beyond it


Publishing on a Wall   
By Ian Darke

These days I type birthday wishes and other notes on a "wall" to greet my Facebook friends. But a normal bricks-and-mortar wall can still serve to publish a message. 
Two friends in Africa recently launched a magazine to help develop reading habits among a people whose language was recently put in written form. To reach a cluster of villages, they decided to publish on a wall in each location. There weren’t any "bricks-and-mortar" walls available, so in each village they asked local leaders for permission to build.

LittWorld 2012 Writing Contest: "Blogging for Global Impact" 
Enter to win cash in the LittWorld 2012 Writing Contest, "Blogging for Global Impact." Learn more on our new blog, LittWorld Online. You'll find guidelines and can read the latest contest submissions by writers around the globe. 
Don't forget to tell your friends and sign up to receive updates of the latest posts on LittWorld Online

>>More about the contest
>>Watch a video about the contest

MAI’s unique international publishing conference, LittWorld 2012, will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, October 28 to November 2, 2012. 

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