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Opportunities for Artists on the Blockchain - Interview

In the fall of 2018 I was interviewed by CoinStructive LAB Radio host Aaron Mangal. We discussed the creation of rare digital art on the Blockchain as well as the myriad of platforms out there for artists. I had a blast in this interview. In fact, we talked for a half hour before the interview, about an hour during the interview, and about 45 minutes after the interview. Clearly, it was an invigorating conversation. This week, that interview went live at CoinStructive:
This art-infused conversation was recorded last month and just aired this week. I really drive deep into Silly Daddy Comics, the zine and publishing scene, collectibles, and why Steemit and ONO are so great as new platforms for creative people. To commemorate the occasion I drew my interviewer, Aaron, holding my own artistic renditions of the Steemit and ONO mascots.
Have a listen to this podcast. You'll learn about what makes something rare, valuable or collectible, opportunities to transition into digital collectibles, and the story behind my own rare digital artwork. You'll also hear how cryptocurrency opens new opportunities for artists and collectors and learn about exciting new applications and platforms in the cryptocurrency art realm!

Silly Daddy Forever: Comics for All Time - Book Ordering Page

Silly Daddy Forever - comic book ordering page

A 259 page comic book finding epic relationships in everyday life.

This is Joe's largest comic book ever, collecting his unique comic strips from 2005 to 2017, most of which are brand new or have never been in print. Be inspired and have a load of laughs along the way. Contains true slice-of-life family fun as well as fictitious and even surreal moments.

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Silly Daddy Comics with award-winning cartoonist Joe Chiappetta, a true pioneer of American autobiographical cartooning.

Black and white interior with color cover
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
259 pages

Order Silly Daddy Forever from Amazon now!

Mental Health and Holiness Book

Mental Health and Holiness book ordering page

Mental Health and Holiness: A Biblical Treatment and Recovery Plan for People with Mental Illness


Over 300 pages of inspiring and practical lessons to overcome mental illness!


Are you a Christian living with a mental illness? Do you have a genuine desire to spiritually help someone who is struggling with mental illness, but are not sure where to begin or how to be effective? No matter which category you fall into, godly guidance is essential to the Christian treatment and recovery process.

As followers of Jesus, we all want to be holy; God commands it. In this ground-breaking book, award winning author Joe Chiappetta addresses the hard and controversial questions surrounding mental illness that present themselves to Christians. Scriptural principles are unlocked to help achieve holiness and wellness, in mind, body, and spirit.

Chapter Titles:

  • WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK
  • A CHRISTIAN INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL ILLNESS
  • HARD AND CONTROVERSIAL QUESTIONS
  • RECOVERY IS REAL
  • THE PLAN IS LOVE
  • BE HOLY
  • THE HARD AND HOLY REALITY
  • FROM DISCORD TO UNIFIED THOUGHT
  • THIS IS A TEST. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.
  • ASK FOR A FOREHEAD OF FLINT
  • DO NOT WORRY
  • FEAR OR FAITH
  • GOD'S SUPREME WISDOM
  • RENEWAL
  • HOPE
  • SADNESS OF HEART
  • LAMP OF THE BODY
  • GRACE AWARENESS
  • EFFECTIVE GRACE
  • DO NOT FRET
  • FROM DOUBLE-MINDED TO HOLY-MINDED
  • LAZY NO MORE
  • FROM IDLE TO ORDERLY
  • PEACE AMONG THE CHAOS
  • ACCOUNTABILITY NEVER SLEEPS
  • A REVELATION OF MENTAL HEALTH
  • THE DAILY DISCIPLE STARTS WITH LOVE

Topics such as worry, recovery, grace, daily living practicals, and even general medication considerations from a biblical perspective are just a few of the essential and thought provoking topics covered. Chiappetta examines the hard and holy reality of biblical teachings surrounding mental illness. He uses a no-nonsense approach that basically says "let's fix what we can using the Bible while heavily leaning on God."

These time-tested techniques have been refined over almost two decades of working with people with mental illness in and out of the church. Readers will get a greater vision and practical lessons to enjoy health, hope, holiness, and life to the full, as our Lord intended.

Available in paperback or eBook
Author: Joe Chiappetta
Contributing Editor: Denise Chiappetta

Order book from Amazon now

Silly Daddy Comics on Patreon

My family-friendly comics are now being posted on my Patreon site. That's the only way to read my new Silly Daddy comic strips outside of buying them in book format.

Become one of my patrons to get exclusive access to Silly Daddy Comics on Patreon. Please support me and become part of the family.

Why Support Silly Daddy Comics?

I am Joe Chiappetta, father of three and best known for my work on the award-winning Silly Daddy Comics series. As one of the pioneers of the independent comics publishing movement that started back in the 1980s, myself and just a handful of others brought autobiographical comics to mainstream popularity many decades ago. Comics fans may not remember this, but there was a time when making comics about real life was almost unheard of in a market dominated by superheroes. Yet comics historians note that Silly Daddy remains the longest-running autobiographical comic about family in the known universe!

For most of the half-century that I've been alive, I have been moving the hearts of people through comics and drawings. I am inviting you to become a patron of my work. Your support will allow more of my innovative, family-friendly brand of storytelling to come to life.
You give to Silly Daddy; you get Silly Daddy Comics! When you become my patron, I will make more comics and art for you to enjoy. In fact, you get exclusive access to my work; this is stuff not available to the public. We're talking about new comics, sketches, drawings, as well as unpublished art and comics from my three decades as a cartoonist.

Cartooning is a passion. It's fun, exciting, and a little bit of a crazy way to communicate. As my dear patron, you will help to make this happen more. In fact, you will become part of the family--The Silly Daddy Family--and empower me to post patron-only comics and drawings on my Patreon site multiple times per week! I am a very prolific artist. You get behind this thing, and you will see all kinds of cool art coming out of me. Get ready to be moved throughout each week.

Now, you might be wondering: if this guy has been doing comics for so long, why does he need patrons to help him fund his cartooning effort. It is a valid question. At a peak in my comics career, after winning a bunch of awards for Silly Daddy, frankly, I withdrew from the marketing side of comics to follow a calling that involved helping the poor and people with disabilities as a full time career. During this period, I still made comics, but most were not widely distributed. However, I am now at a point in my career where I have figured out how to still serve the poor, and also create and publish comics at a very active level. During that long sabbatical from promoting comics, all the while, I still kept creating comics, some of which were posted briefly on the Internet, yet unseen by the public at large. As my patron, you will get an exclusive first look at new and unpublished material--months before it ends up in my next Silly Daddy comic book.

Silly Daddy 25th Anniversary

As we approach the 25th anniversary of Silly Daddy Comics (in late 2017), your continued support will nurture an ever-increasing flow to my cartoonist productivity. This, in turn, will initiate more inspiring cartoons for inclusion into new Silly Daddy comic books. I have some big plans for the Silly Daddy 25th anniversary, so you definitely want to join team Silly Daddy now.

Thank you for playing your part in making my creative visions come alive in comic strips!

Star Chosen Book Review by Anna Chiappetta

My youngest daughter (currently a pre-teen) wrote a brief review of Star Chosen, my epic sci-fi novel for all ages.
Star Chosen science fiction novel book by Joe Chiappetta

STAR CHOSEN BRINGS CREATIVITY AND FUN INTO THE FUTURE 

Review by Anna Chiappetta

From the first sentence, the Star Chosen sci-fi novel hooks you in and won't let you out until your light years into space. The book is accessible for all readers: adults, teens, and even kids. There are so many parts in this book that make you never want to let go of it. Every character  has a unique personality; some characters like Darla, a powerful CEO, are mysterious and some like Archilli are just plain tough.

Star Chosen will make you want to jump into the future. One thing I really love about the story is that it blends so many genres together: science fiction, of course, plus action, adventure, suspense, mystery, Christianity, and even a little bit of romance. I was intrigued in the beginning when a woman leaves her home with her baby on her husband's stolen space ship in the middle of the night. I really wanted to skip ahead to find out what happened to these characters.

Also on the suspense side, the novel stretches out the scene were Geo (a mysterious space thug) falls out of his fancy convertible space ship and Archilli tries to catch him while freefalling. It was cool the way the action played out: it really felt like you were falling with them, complete with strange alien purple trees coming from below.

I know it sounds kind of weird and it has a bit of a nerdy twist to it but that is what makes it cool. This tale has so many twists and turns, you can't wait until the next page. Star Chosen is an unpredictable novel. You can never guess what is going to happen in this futuristic fun ride.

Click here for full details on the Star Chosen novel.
Archilli from Star Chosen - book ordering page