Born 25 August 1930, James Blocksom was originally from Ohio USA.
Along the way, he was mentored by Brother Andrew, the famous Dutch missionary and founder of Open Doors.
De Vink is the writer & illustrator of the Jezus Messias (Jesus Messiah) comic which was published in 1993.
He wrote and published a number of Christian comics tracts such as Londa (1980), The Miracle of Dr.
Miller (date unknown), The Last Cup of Coffee (1993), and Poison - A True Story (2002).
Carter’s first tract was “Frame-up”, marking the beginning of an ongoing association with Chick Publications for more than thirty years.
In addition to the tracts, Carter drew The Crusaders full-size comic book series from 1974-1988.
Later, de Vink joined Young and Free, a Dutch youth ministry with whom he worked for 17 years.
He also operated a publishing company and worked as a freelance journalist writing books, magazine features and doing illustrations.
Blocksom also wrote and illustrated an in-depth article on the use of comics in evangelism for Japan Harvest magazine ("Your Message in 'Manga' Will Get Through! 4, 1987/88) and wrote This Way to Happiness in 1979, which was illustrated as a cartoon tract by Evan Wilson in 1991.
Blocksom continued to work at the production of cartoon tracts, including one on the "know-it-all" fish Kashikoi Sensei, an international training ministry which teaches the production and use of comics-style literature for evangelism and discipleship, in 1996.
In addition to pastoring a small congregation in southern California, Rev.