About the Author
In 2004, while on a surf trip in Costa Rica, Mario DeMatteo dove into a shallow swimming pool and incurred a permanent spinal cord injury, confining him to a wheelchair. While the world is difficult to navigate on wheels, Mario praises God that He is moving in Mario’s life and leading him toward something greater than he could ever have imagined when he first found out he’d never walk again. Mario recently received an MA degree in Comparative Literature and Writing from California State University of San Marcos and founded Beartruth Collective LLC, a Christian comic book publishing company dedicated to producing edifying and innovative educational products for kids. Beartruth Collective just released their first book, Paul the Apostle: A Graphic Novel, a biblically based comic book Bible adaptation based on the life of Paul the Apostle, set in a futuristic Star Wars-esque universe.
Mario is passionate about storytelling and the power of art as a means of spreading the Good News of Jesus. Mario is an avid collector of comic books, vinyl records, obscure garage sale trinkets, and edible plants. He also loves urban farming with his wiener dog Rambo. Mario currently attends Grace Presbyterian Neighborhood Church in Vista, California.
About the Book
Experience the biblically based account of Paul the Apostle in a COMIC BOOK format kids LOVE! Paul’s life story, told to us in the Book of Acts, is filled with bravery, adventure, miracles, faith, and salvation, yet many people are not aware of Paul’s amazing life. In Paul the Apostle: A Graphic Novel, we have made the action packed Bible story of Paul more accessible for kids of all ages, using a visual language they love and understand: science fiction COMIC BOOKS! Our 144-page full color graphic novel (a fancy term for a really long comic book) uses awesome looking cartoon creatures, set in an action packed futuristic science-fiction universe. Kids LOVE it! And parents do too!
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