Action Bible illustrated by noted Comics artist Sergio Cariello
David C. Cook announces a landmark publishing achievement with the release of The Action Bible: God’s Redemptive Story on September 1, 2010. Boasting over 750 pages depicting 215 Bible stories in chronological order, The Action Bible will become the most comprehensive picture Bible on the market. Based on David C. Cook’s bestselling The Picture Bible, this updated version features fully revised and expanded text plus all-new illustrations from renowned Marvel and DC Comics artist Sergio Cariello. Featuring 752 full-color pages for $24.99, The Action Bible is also the best bargain for an illustrated Bible today.
The Action Bible has been crafted to communicate clearly and forcefully with readers of all ages via high-energy illustrations of the highest caliber. Comic book illustrator Sergio Cariello, who has drawn Spiderman, Superman, Batman and dozens more iconic characters for Marvel and DC Comics, focused three years of labor on new illustrations for The Action Bible. Cariello comments, “I’ve worked on many comics that I’m proud of, but there is nothing like doing a relevant story with eternal value. All those other characters and stories will someday end, but the stories and impact of The Action Bible will last forever. It is a privilege and the honor of a lifetime for a Christian cartoonist to get to draw and bring to life God’s own stories.” The original Picture Bible has been translated, in full or part, into more than 140 languages with a total of more than 3 million units in print.
Cariello’s illustrations are marked by rich coloring, dramatic shading and lighting, bold and energetic designs, and emotionally charged figures. His artwork blends seamlessly with the updated and biblically-accurate text that recounts more than 200 Bible stories. The Action Bible is packed with features that will appeal to children, young adults and parents, including:
• 752 full-color pages featuring contemporary illustrations hand-drawn by renowned Marvel and DC Comics artist, Sergio Cariello
• Artwork that is energetic and bold while maintaining historical accuracy
• 215 action-packed stories, in chronological order, featuring both the Old and New Testaments
• Original action heroes such as Moses and Samson in comic book style presentation
David C. Cook has launched a consumer website, TheActionBible.com, featuring a video trailer, video of the artist, sample art and games. An audio version of The Action Bible (Oasis Audio) will release simultaneously with the print edition, offering ten hours of content on an eight-disc CD set or via digital download.
Brazilian-born Sergio Cariello has been an accomplished artist since childhood, drawing a regular comic strip for his city’s newspaper by age eleven. He spent many childhood hours poring over The Picture Bible (Portuguese edition), never dreaming he would illustrate an updated edition decades later. Sergio has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics and has illustrated Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Iron-Man, Wonder Woman, Fantastic-Four and dozens more comic book characters. This award-winning artist attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (where he taught several courses for 7 consecutive years) as well as the Word of Life Bible Institute. Cariello works as a writer, penciler, inker, letterer, illustrator, caricaturist, colorist, painter, and an instructor to aspiring artists. He and his wife Luzia live in Florida.