God's'Dog: Monster is the first volume in a graphic novel series.
It begins the legendary retelling of the story of the dog-headed Saint Christopher woven into an epic legendary world, where angels, giants, dragons as well as warrior saints and mysterious monks deal with the consequences of the world's very first relic.
Who are we?
Ten years ago, the Pageau Brothers, Jonathan and Matthieu, created the epic story of God's'Dog as a screenplay. Although it garnered some attention and was scouted by some Hollywood studios, the story was far too surprising and strange for Hollywood.
Since then, Matthieu Pageau came to publish the Amazon bestseller The Language of Creation, and Jonathan developed his own international art practice and began hosting a YouTube channel where he discusses symbolism in all its forms and which now has a 160k+ following. Jonathan is also the editor of
the Orthodox Arts Journal and host of The Symbolic World blog and podcast.
Knowing the huge potential of the story they developed, they involved a visionary illustrator and artist, Cord Nielson, to adapt the screenplay for a series of graphic novels of which God's'Dog: Monster is the first. The rich and moody colors are inked by professional artist Felipe Cartin.
The situation of storytelling is in crisis. Stories for children and adults have become ideologically driven, politically slanted and lacking in mythic depth. By releasing God's'Dog, we are hoping not only to tell a good story, but also to explore what is possible in reviving a mythical embodiment of our own tradition. Our story dives into ancient traditions surrounding the Genesis accounts, treating them as world building and mythical backdrop for a panoply of saints like St-George, St-Mercurius, St-Symeon Stylite but also including Biblical characters such as Adam, Eve, Cain, Nimrod, Elijah and also alluding to historical characters from Alexander to Nero. Within this epic scope, of course the main thrust surrounds Saint Christopher, the mysterious dog-headed saint who's Pinocchio story of becoming human will tug at your heartstrings and connect this story to our current cosmic situation of being lost in the margins.
The first book was long in the making, setting the tone, the style and the pace. But we are now ready to unfold this series with all its epic proportions. With Matthieu's successful self-publishing of The Language of Creation, Jonathan's constant delivery of quality videos, trainings and writings as well as with Cord and Felipe's years of professional work as artists, we have all the skills and tools we need to turn this project into a successful series. Ultimately though, we hope to expand this venture into other quality stories, publications and storytelling in other media with the help of other quality creators.
"An artistic rendering of the legend of St. Christopher, God's'Dog brings the oft-forgotten giant dog-headed warrior saint to life in thoughtful and terrifying fashion."
— Gregg Hurwitz, Writer for Batman and New York Times Bestseller of the Orphan X series.
"God’s Dog is a striking, beautiful and intriguing piece of work: the kind of story we need more of in the world."
— Paul Kingsnorth, Award winning author of The Wake and Beast.
“A roaring start to a new adventure and a gorgeous retelling of a myth exploring the borders of what it means to be human.”
— Christopher Ruocchio, Author of The Sun Eater.