This is one “scam” you’ll want to know about. Next July, Youth With A Mission (YWAM)’s Create International will present the School of Cartooning and Animation for Missions (abbreviated, “scam” :-) ) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It will be a 6-month (5 July – 17 December), 2nd-level school (YWAM Discipleship Training School is a prerequisite). The course will be devoted to training students in using cartoons, comics, anime, and animated media to communicate the Gospel in culturally relevant ways. “Cartoons and animation can be powerful tools, especially in Asia where people line up to buy comic books,” says cartoonist and missionary Dave, the school organizer. “Cartoons have a special way of opening doors that would otherwise be closed.” Following a 3-month lecture phase, students will have a 4-week field assignment researching an unreached people group in their environment and developing evangelistic cartoon and animation materials for them. The remaining 2 months will be used to complete the materials and explore methods of publication and distribution. For more information, visit the website: