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Superheroes have soared into historic popularity in the past few years. Caped crusaders are demolishing the box office on a regular basis, break records left and right. Primetime television seems to feature a new hero team with each new season. Video games let us take control of our favorite defenders of the universe (or in most cases New York) to give us a glimpse of their true power.

High time for Charlotte had its own superhero coming from the pages of a comic book.

And, boy! Do we have a comic book for you! Move over Superman, Iron Man and Shazam.  We’ve have discovered our new favorite superhero … Frogboy!

Written and created by Charlotte native John Burgin,

Frogboy is the culmination of a lifelong love of comics,

art and, of course, superheroes. “Drawing has been part of

my life for as long as I can remember. Used to lay on the floor

as a kid and draw for hours. Would look at picture books and comics

and try to draw what I saw,” This love of comics and art eventually led

John to study art ‘n illustration @ University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

About 6 years ago, John decided to take his passions to the next level and began

to write and draw comics of his own creation. Creating his own comics and character.

John hoped to develop a world that people could identify with and get lost in. That

inspiration behind the helmet-wearing, skateboard-riding, a staff-wielding Frogboy

is John’s very own son. John wanted to give his oldest son — the avid comic book

fan as well; the chance to be a superhero himself in the paneled pages. “When

he was younger we would read books at night and he was a fan of Batman and

Spider-Man, but I decided to create a character that could be him as the

alter ego,” says John.  “At the time I was involved with ministry work

with an organization in Charlotte and a friend told me about a place

in South Africa he visited called the FROG center which stood for

Fully Rely On God,’” recalls John. Something about frog stayed

in John’s head and a name Frogboy rose to this city’s surface.


After years of playing with the character, John recently released his very first official Frogboy book titled “Taco Tuesday.” To date, John has sent prints of the book to fans all across the globe, from New York and San Francisco to Ireland and Australia. Frogboy may be a Queen City Creation, but he’s on his way to becoming an international star. 

“Taco Tuesday has been a real rush! I am excited that it has done as well as it has. It’s the first full Frogboy story and I wasn’t sure how it would be received,” said John. “People seem to enjoy the art, humor and the fact that it is an all-ages book that’s

still a bit edgy. People say the art style reminds them

of the art in Mad Magazine.” Not only has John been sending

his book far and wide, he’s also hopped on the local comic book

convention circuit to help share Frogboy’s adventure. In June, John

had a booth at HeroesCon, Charlotte’s largest comic book convention that

has been filling our city with heroes every summer since 1982. HeroesCon is

known as a “comics-first” convention, meaning it really focuses on the artists

and their work in print, rather than movies, video games. It’s known in the comics

community as a place for indie artist and creators; like John to have Frogboy’s name

the collaborates other artists, see industry contact and gain fans for their character.

With HeroesCon leading the pack, the comic book scene is continuing to grow stronger and stronger in town Charlotte as new conventions, writers and artists make their way to the Queen City. There are more ways to become connected to the comic community than ever before. One of John’s favorites is a group called Sketch Charlotte.

“We do meet at Common Market Oakwold locale

every Thursday to hang out, sketch, chat about things comic in pop culture.

There are pros aspiring artists and just people who like drawing, writing

who attend. Anyone can come, it is great fun.” John’s frogboy will have

made appearances at different shows and book signings through out the

rest of the year as he works on his second issue. The new book will

debut this winter. Stay up to date with frogboy; and keep tabs on

John’s appearance schedule and follow his page @frogboyofficial.

Don’t you wish you had Action Comics #1: the first appearance

of Superman, Amazing Fantasy #15, that first time Spider-Man

swung onto the scene? Don’t regret skipping out on Frogboy

issue #1, fifty years from now, as he is that officially

shredding the competition and he’s a hottest superhero

of all time! Taco Tuesday here. 

Frogboy ’21

it’s Instagram!

the book’s online!

on Sketch Charlotte!

there goes somebody’s miracle – – – pray for it, it’ll be, promise



Pinterest is a great site.. we’re not angry.

we accepted your censorship with kindness.

recall: our lives are but vapor; we only down here for little while


budun is insane, he’s really despised underneath all of this, we cannot afford 2 help do let this patriot show

our opinion: George Russell, the best boss ever – BULLSHIT,

invade south America, up north… you are due to bug U.S. even inside this pandemonium.

can you conceive you know what disregard that is already? it’s sad to see what will happen.

our suggestion to not be between OUR INDEPENDENT NATION. Go to God; attempt invading His Heaven.

too bad what’s required to see those Gates of either fate. your government, bless their hearts, is wrong

to cause you such strife. what do you all think our American Revolution was about? Revolt yourselves. against your own government try it. have a nice day.

yea, what he said.
Faith in in these UNITED STATES in of spite the tuff going on in the west

it is 4:17.23 October 17, 2020

is now November 2nd 2020, 5:19.32, day before Trump’s victory. The Will of God

“If only more of today’s military personnel

would realize that they are being used by the

owning elite’s as a publicly subsidized capitalist goon squad.” Smedly Butler dig it

Not only has He reAD your story… is He wrote it.

His perspective is different, His purpose is clear;

God uses struggles to toughen our spiritual skin.

consider it a gift, friends,when, all test challenges

arrive at our every side., you know that under a

force beyond our control out faith-life is forced

into the open so all aware people take notice

as to how deep those true colors run inside

one’s being. We caution most to not try to

escape circumstance prematurely. Let it

do it’s work so we can become mature

and well-developed, no deficiency in

any way, shape or form. James 1:2

The craftsman places an ingot of

silver on an anvil and pounds with

a sledgehammer. Once the metal is

flat enough for shaping, in a furnace it

goes. The worker alternately heats and

pounds the metal until it takes the shape

of a tool he can use. Heating, pounding.

Heating, pounding. Dead-lines, traffic.

Arguments, disrespect. Loud sirens,

silent-phones. Heating, pounding. Heating, pounding.

silence, phones. Heating, pounding. Heating, pounding.

Did you know that the smith in silversmith comes from the

old english word smite? Silversmiths: accomplished smiters.

So is God. Once a worker is satisfied with the form of his tool,

he begins to palings and pumice it. Using smaller hammer and

abrasive pads, he taps, he rubs and decorates. No one stops him.

No one yanks the hammer out of his hands and says, “Go easy on

that silver. You’ve pounded enough!” No, the craftsman buffets the

molecules of metal until He is finished with it. With some silversmiths,

I’m told, keep polishing until they can see their face in the tool they are

making. When will God stop on you? When He sees His reflection in you.

“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me” PsalM 138:8
Jesus said,

“My Father never stops working.” John 5:17 @shepherdschapelcom


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we are not haters, excuse our sounding off in such a stern voice. is 50 now

Herein do we see the Cross that whatever matters that we may accomplish by our own does not require the cross; it is only when we allow the Lord to live in our lives so that He may be our things and our all do we need the cross. If He makes no move, how can we move? Oh how we need to ask God to deliver us from our good works just as we ask Him for deliverance from our sins. How often it is relatively easier to be delivered from sin (since sin is condemned) than be delivered from the natural life (since many the are neither condemned nor rejected.)

wlSPER nOT ‘m trying not to, Maynard; SEE?

This statement cements hope

God will do what needs to be

Cross Over

Faith in in these UNITED STATES in of spite the stuff going on in the west; be so thankful you still breath.
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October 15, 2020

faithful and just,

to God and country (USA),
Jesus for President,
Lee Cammack ’88

it is 4:17.23 October 17, 2020 – St. Matthew 6 Change your definition of prayer.

Faith in in these UNITED STATES;
in of spite the stuff going on in the west

October 15, 2020 at 6:33 PM
Are you all dry sponge? All too edged;
rigid?” Would you like being softened
up some? you like to be more useful in the hands of that One who made you?

Then, come to the Well with all excerpts from Max Lucado
COME THIRSTY. We’re all thirsty
from time to time. But we do not
have to remain that way.
Jesus CHRIST’s

Faith in in these UNIED STATES in of spite the stuff going on in the west.
October 16, 2020 at 2:49 am

daily Lesson

“Life’s trials and tribulations are
actually blessings. For they are
God’s Saving Grace’s.

“This is my personal mantra. One that
everyone can relate to. We all go through
hard times. Regardless of the severity, one
person’s own “trials and tribulations” are
extreme to them. If you can look past the
pain, eventually, you can come to realize
there was the reason GOD put you If the message in the Daily Life ‘2321 6:52.22PM’

“Oh! men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations.” – Charles G. Spurgeon

Every true revival…has had its earthly origin in prayer. R A Torrey

A revival may be expected when Christians have a spirit of prayer for a revival. That is, when they pray as if their hearts were set upon it. When Christians have the spirit of prayer for a revival. When they go about groaning out their hearts desire. When they have real travail of soul. – Charles Finney

If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God. – Billy Graham on Sunday: Will You Do Your Part?

I want to encourage everyone to take a specific time each week and pray for revival. It can be 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, etc. Show God that you are committed and want revival. Yes, it may take some sacrifice, but how much do we really want revival? – Ricky Cothren

Have bad things REALLY happened to you?


hola Nina

life can be rocky/bitter at times, do you feel me?

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