Manga (Japanese comics) are a large, influential and unique part of pop culture in Japan. They’re so popular that in one week Japan buys more comics than the US does in an entire year. Japan is also one of the most “wired” countries in the world, with over 90% of people online, and about 99% of university students owning smart phones. Meanwhile, Japan is about 99% un-reached.
Drawbridge Creations is a web-based manga outreach with the three-fold purpose of reaching the unchurched, resourcing the Church, and empowering Christian artists, in order to bridge the gap between Church and culture; between Jesus and Japan. You can learn more of our vision — in comic form —HERE.
Our first project — titled “Waypoints” — is an anthology series telling short stories taken from the biblical Gospels, each tale told from the point of view of someone whose life was changed by encountering Jesus, each story illustrated by a different artist in his or her own style.
Drawbridge Creations is a ministry of Global Partners, the missions arm of the Wesleyan Church of North America. In Japan we are also known as Wesleyan Senkyodan (the Wesleyan Mission). At Drawbridge Creations it is our desire to partner with missionaries and Christians across denominations, to bless the Church at large and share the Gospel with Japan. Drawbridge Creations is founded and directed by GP missionary Robin White.