Review & High points of 2015
Posted 31 Dec 2015
Lots of interesting things have happened in the world of Bible Cartoons last year, here’s my review…
First, votes of thanks.
- Thanks has to go to the Lord, who has brought so many visitors & customers to the Bible Cartoons (BC) website. God is absolutely faithful & true.
- Thanks also has to go to my wonderful wife, who is so supportive of my artistic nature, dedication to BC & understanding of the times I have had to devote to this project.
- I would like to record my sincere thanks of all our customers in 2015, who have kept me going with their wonderful support.
- I have drawn 75 new Bible Cartoons this year.
- I aim to draw 50 cartoons per year, but have actually drawn 96 new illustrations in total, which is 192% of my target!
Follow this link to see these Bible Cartoons:
All 75 new Bible Cartoons
- I have drawn 21 new Meta4 pictures.
Follow this link to see the Meta4 Pictures:
All Meta4 Pictures.
- In October 2015 I completed my 1st ever Malachi Bible Cartoon, which signalled that ALL 39 books of the Old Testament now have 1 or more cartoons in them.
- In December 2015 I completed my 1st ever Jude Bible Cartoon, which signalled that all 27 books of the Old Testament now have 1 or more Cartoons in them.
Now EVERY book of the Bible (all 66 of them) have at least 1 Bible Cartoon representing them! This was my ultimate goal for the end of 2015 – I am so grateful to the Lord that I have achieved that goal.
Follow this link to see the Search page, with links to every book of the Bible:
”Search by Bible Book” web page.
- We’ve sold over 1100 Bible Cartoons in 2015.
- Our total, EVER Bible Cartoon sales has just topped 5200 (since this website went live in 2010) on 23rd of December.
- We got our 400th new customer in January 2015 & our 500th in October 2015.
- We have had more new customers in 2015 than in any other single year so far.
- We had our first ever customers from Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea & Kenya this year – welcome aboard!
- UK & USA sales still account for 75% of all sales of Bible Cartoons worldwide.
- Australia & New Zealand account for another 11%.
In the USA, we’ve had new customers from 3 states where we’ve never had customers before: Oregon, South Carolina & Puerto Rico – hurray!
We have now had sales in 38 of the 59 districts/states of the USA.
- 48.9% of all purchases in 2015 were returning customers, who have bought Bible Cartoons on at least 1 previous occasion, which is fantastic. What loyal customers we have!
- Across all years we’ve been selling Bible Cartoons, about one third of all customers have returned to purchase Bible Cartoons on a seperate occasion. One very special customer has returned 36 times – wow!
Uses of Bible Cartoons.
- 61% of the sales of Bible Cartoons are used either to illustrate preaching in a church or else in Sunday school environments.
- Teaching in schools & use in school assemblies account for another 9% of all BC sales.
- Most popular Old Testament Bible Cartoons – BY VIEWS & SALES: Exodus 08 – the ten plagues of Egypt.
- Other notable Old Testament Bible Cartoons – BY SALES: Exodus 14 – Parting of the Red Sea & the book of Jonah.
- Most popular New Testament Bible Cartoons – BY VIEWS: Luke 15 – Parable of the prodigal son.
- Most popular New Testament Bible Cartoons – BY SALES: Matthew 07 – Parable of wise & foolish builders & Mark 02 – Jesus & paralytic.
- Other notable New Testament Bible Cartoons – BY SALES: Ephesians 06 – Armour of God.
- Most popular BC blog article in 2015: 10 stages in drawing the plague of frogs.
Follow this link to read this Blog article:
BC Blog article: 10 stages in drawing the plague of frogs.
- Most popular Freebie in 2015: from the Free Nativity Activity Sheets – Spot the difference 01, with a MASSIVE 86,970 downloads since it was made available for free download on the BC website in December 2011!
Follow this link to see & download all the freebie pages:
Free Stuff page.
Follow this link to see & download all the Nativity Activity pages:
Freestuff: Nativity Activity Sheets.
2017 targets, goals & what we’d like to achieve, God willing.
- Missing USA customers!
We haven’t had any customers from these states of USA: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island, Utah or Vermont.
So if you know anyone in those states, please tell them about Bible Cartoons for me, would you?!
- We would welcome customers from all over the world & especially from countries who we’ve never had sales from before. It’s great to produce something that can whiz around the world & have an impact for the Kingdom of God in so many places!
- I’d like to introduce a proper shopping basket summary page, so customers can see at a glance what they are buying before they do!
2017 Production & Art goals.
- I’ll aim to draw another 50 Bible Cartoons, but hope to add a lot more than that!
- I’d like to concentrate on the life of Jesus in the 4 Gospels, & also add some more parables of Jesus to the collection.
- I’ve been commissioned to create 18 Bible Cartoons of the miracles of Elijah, Elisha & Jesus by UW Sports, an American sports-focused ministry, so January & February are booked out already – PTL!
- I have drawn quite a few one off scene in various OT & NT Bible stories. I would like 2016 to be my “year of completion”, in which I aim to add missing scenes in existing sets of Bible Cartoons, so that all the scenes in a particular story are included. This would finish off sets of Bible Cartoons & consolidate the progress made to date.
- I am to add more plants & animals appropriate to the particular regions of the Holy Lands I am drawing. I enjoy researching the geology, geography & ecology of Bible Lands, & want to return to including these important elements into my pictures.
- I aim to add fun expressions on the characters & fun elements (like cute animals) into my pictures as well.
- I’d like to draw some maps of the Holy Land, with fun little details on, to help people to visualise where important Bible events took place.
- I’d like to draw & uploaded character sheets of some famous Bible personalities.
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