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KICKSTARTER for Word for WORD Bible Comic

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print costs and paper stock questions

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When my comic gets printed I would ideally like it to be the same weight and feel as you get in professional comics like Hellboy or Marvel etc.What kind of paper is it? what weight?Anyone know how…Continue

The Word for WORD Bible Comic

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Hi everyone,My calling is to create a graphic novel of the Bible that is completely unabridged, historically accurate and suitable for ages 15+. Please read the details below in blue.I'd love it if…Continue

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My Calling is to create an unabridged graphic novel (comic) of the Bible called the Word for WORD Bible Comic.

It is intended to be completely true to scripture, historically accurate and aimed at Christians and comic lovers aged 15+.

Please view the images on my website or Facebook page ( and discuss them, I would love your feedback!

For updates and more pictures please "Like" or “Follow” the FB page (i.e. not just this post) There will also be opportunities to give your opinions and help shape parts of the project.

I need your help to raise a following which will help get this graphic novel published so please support me by “Sharing” this post and "Inviting to Like Page" your Christian friends who might like it.
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
First off Simon Amadeus Pillario is only writer's pseudonym, so it's not my real name but this is my real story. The reason for the pseudonym will also be covered later.

I'm 31, I've got a beautiful wife and two little children under 3, and I live in Bristol in the UK. I became a committed Christian through a powerful encounter with God at a local Alpha course in 2005, At that time I read the bible for the first time as an adult and was amazed at the exciting bloody tales of corrupted man and an uncompromising God.

I mentioned that I was using a pseudonym before, this was an evolution I did not plan. I had a vivid dream I remember even now, in short, in the dream a prophet gave me a finished copy of my book and called me “Simon Amadeus Pillario”, I said thanks but that's not my name. He said “In relation to this it is”. The name stuck with me over the next few days and when I looked up what the name means I was encouraged and decided to use this as a pseudonym: Simon “God has heard” (Hebrew) Amadeus "Love of God" (Latin) and Pillario “Guardian” (name derived from puleròs ancient Greek)
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
Working FT completeing the Word for WORD Bible Comic.
Favorite Comic Creators:
Mike Mignola
Frank Miller

Comics - Hellboy, BPRD, Judge Dredd, Slaine, 300, Marvel (Dark Reign and Secret War was awesome.

What is the Word for Word Bible Comic?

The world’s best selling book of all time in hard hitting comic book action format!


Unlike any other comic rendition of the Bible this one will be completely unabridged.

The benefits of this are that when you've read through the comic, you will have read through the whole biblical text - nothing will have been missed. The pictures will help you to keep reading and will aid your understanding by providing full context.

Also this means no parts of the stories are overlooked or avoided (for example, the Levite's concubine, Jepthah's sacrifice, or brides for the Danites). All parts of the story are important (1 Tim 3:16) and, in my experience, it's the details that help you understand the full story and characters.


This graphic novel will not shy away from any issue the Bible addresses. Unfortunately, due to the corruption of mankind, these issues include violence, kidnapping, cold-blooded murder, even rape and infanticide. This work will not glamorize evil of any kind, nor will it be explicit or dwell on these things, but it will cover all the lessons that the Bible teaches.

This comic will therefore not be suitable for anyone under the age of 15 and even then will include parental advisory warnings.

The aim of this is to bridge the gap between illustrated children’s Bibles that use a soft touch to tell God’s story and the harsh and shocking events of the Biblical text, which not only encourages and instructs but also ‘cuts to the heart’.


Using the best scholarship available and a range of sources I have tried to link the event to as specific a time period as possible and include much historical detail. For example, at the start of the “Judges” period chariots have four spokes in the wheels, half way through the three centuries technology moves on and chariot wheels have six spokes. Another example is found in the pottery, which is different and distinct to each period and nation. This level of detail is intended to immerse the reader in the story, helping to contextualize the world that these people lived in. Also, the range of styles, fashions and traditions give a richness that text alone will lack.

Another element is the correct ethnicity of the heroes and their enemies, to help understand the spectrum of people found in the Bible. All too often we see a Western Jesus or expect the characters to act like people of our own culture or nation and forget this is, in the most part, a Middle Eastern tale.

Lastly, maps interspersed into the story help pinpoint the action and also highlight the times that significant events happen on the same turf or nearby to other significant events. For example, the site where Abraham offered his son and the link with the later story of God offering of his own son.


This, of all elements, is the most important. Some of the accuracy is taken care of with the historicity and cultural context, but here we are talking doctrine. This work embraces a view of inerrant scripture, of expositional constancy and that the canon of scripture is an integrated whole. For example, if there are differing views on a verse by scholars I will side with the more literal interpretation of the text and the one truest to the original Greek or Hebrew.

They say a picture paints "a thousand words" and this is one of the primary struggles for the illustrator because one has to provide these "thousand words", to be constant and not "add to scripture" (Rev 22:18). Where possible I use this extra content to help fit the current text into the wider scripture or purposes of God. For example, to create a view of Samson consistent with both the story in the book of Judges and the passages in New Testament (Hebrews 11:32-33) by balancing his obvious failings with times of prayer, faith and reliance on

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At 10:34am on December 2, 2017, Keith Bradbury said…

Just a heads up, I ordered all 3 for my college-age son for Christmas. Thanks for the attention to detail and research on this project.

At 3:33am on December 12, 2015, Justin Tigerson said…

I hope the slot still open for me.

or if you have any projects, I can still help you

with my new found skills. I am very very sorry for my

very very late reply.

At 3:31am on December 12, 2015, Justin Tigerson said…

Thank you brother. although I'm commenting back very late for years.

Sorry I didn't open this account for many years.

I'm sharpening my skills so far.

In few days you may checkout my new art works.

Right now I'm looking for an Internship/On-the-Job Training for Digital Arts. So yeah, kinda busy but still kicking hahaXD Thanks bro

At 9:17am on May 19, 2014, Matt Crotts said…

wow! i'm excited about your strict attention to Biblical and historical accuracy. you must enjoy research as much as i do! i hope to support this financially if and when i have the $$

At 1:54pm on April 1, 2014, Hailey Summer Galloway said…

Hi there! Welcome to the society, and God bless what you're doing, because it looks pretty awesome. ;)

At 6:13pm on March 10, 2014, Ralph Ellis Miley said…

Welcome to the CCAS my brother.  So wonderful to have you with us and thank you for the extensive post.  May the God of our Savior, Jesus Christ, richly bless you, your family, and the works of your hands.


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