Mario DeMatteo is a storyteller, a comic book writer, a poet, an urban farmer, a purveyor of awesome, and most importantly, a Jesus-follower. He co-wrote and art directed the award winning Christian graphic novel Paul the Apostle: A Graphic Novel, which tells the story of Paul in a futuristic universe for kids.  He is currently working on the sequel, titled Peter the Apostle.   Mario received his MA in Comparative Literature and Writing from California State University of San Marcos. He is passionate about storytelling and the power of art as a means of spreading the Good News of Jesus.