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Catalog of Available Comics, Books and eBooks Published by Joe Chiappetta

Since the mid 1980s, Joe Chiappetta has been publishing comic books, zines, and slice-of-life stories from the heart. Moving into eBooks, graphic novels, and even science fiction, Chiappetta's Silly Daddy and other books are always off the beaten path, never predictable, yet speaking deep truths. Along with his wife Denise, the unifying theme behind the Chiappetta's body of work revolves around a vital concept often lost to this generation: forging the faithful family.

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The Chiappetta Family in the old house with plastic grapes hanging from the basement ceiling - 2005

Joe Chiappetta Biography

Renaissance man might be the best way to describe Joe Chiappetta. He is an Author, Cartoonist, Painter, Photographer, Pastor, Publisher, Community Organizer, Researcher, Choir Singer, and Trainer.

As the author of 5 full length nonfiction books, 5 full length fiction books, as well as numerous magazines and articles, Chiappetta has won many awards. This includes an Illinois Arts Council Award for his work on the project: "Back Pain Avenger/Disability in Comics." The book, research, and speaking tour surrounding the Award focused on issues of disability in the history of comic books, as well as presenting a non-medicated memoir of rehabilitation. Joe is also a seasoned photographer, with his photos appearing in many of his publications and training courses.

For his family documentary work on the graphic novel "Silly Daddy," Joe was the recipient of the Xeric Award as well as numerous other award nominations over the years. Chiappetta is a husband and father of three who loves God and bicycle riding.

Since 1999 Joe has been leading community Bible discussion groups in the Chicago area. He's one of the founding members of the Chicago International Christian Church and leads both members and non-members in areas of applied Christianity, parenting, marriage, service to the poor and those with disabilities, and mental health issues.

Joe is the Director of MERCYWORLDWIDE's Chicago Branch, which is part of a global nonprofit charity. Chiappetta increased the scope of this organization from annual to monthly service projects helping people with disabilities whose families are no longer involved in their lives. Every month, he leads teams of volunteers into the group homes of Chicagoans with disabilities for MERCY Family Time: an evening of playing games, singing, and building family with those who are often forgotten by society.

Joe is also the founder of Chicago's Workforce Developer Network (WDN). It's the oldest collaborative of organizations working together to place more people with disabilities in jobs. In 2014, Joe successfully negotiated the restructuring of WDN to be a key program of MERCYWORLDWIDE. This increased awareness for Chicago's Network and promoted the employment of people with disabilities on a national scale. In this same year, employers hired 137 people with disabilities through WDN, which generated nearly $2 million in benefits to society.

Joe received a Bachelor of Arts in Charity Services from the International College of Christian Ministries in Los Angeles. He's also an alumni of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts who graduated cum laude and received the Dean's Award. His interdisciplinary education and experiences have encouraged him to use creativity combined with integrity to live a meaningful life to the full.

Denise Chiappetta Biography

Denise Chiappetta is cofounder of "MERCY Family Time" in Chicago. This is a successful monthly program that people with disabilities throughout the city continue to appreciate. By coordinating and utilizing MERCYWORLDWIDE volunteers, the residents of multiple group homes for people with disabilities are able to look forward to sharing an evening of conversation, laughter, games, snacks and various other activities once a month. It has proven to be an effective bridge back into the community for the residents.

Denise is also an organizer for Chicago's MERCYWORLDWIDE Blood Drives. This is a partnership with the American Red Cross that has created 3 Blood Drives in its first 13 months.

She is also co-author of The 1 Portal Model curriculum. This four session training curriculum is used within Chicago's Workforce Developer Network to help train its members to work together as a unified sales force. The results are record breaking and have helped place thousands of people with disabilities in jobs.

Denise also helped to create a series of trainings entitled "Mental Health and Holiness." This is a peer mentoring resource for those with mental illness.

In addition, Denise has teamed up with her husband for public speaking engagements to present "Disability in Comics: A presentation of the history of characters with disabilities in cartoons and comics spanning 1000 years" to audiences ranging from comic book convention attendees to faculty and students at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

As author of the book "Rescuing Supermom," Denise gives her readers "chick lit with true grit". Some topics covered are a family trip to the woods to build a fort in the rain, homeschooling, a housewife's admiration of a new garbage can, Craigslist encounters, the joys of parenting, awkward prom moments for parents, disability rights, life-changing mentoring relationships, the Garden of Eden, and God Almighty. In addition, she is editor of her husband's award-winning comic series, "Silly Daddy," as well as "Star Chosen," a science fiction novel, and "The Back Pain Avenger."

Denise holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one from Dominican University in Writing and one from the International College of Christian Ministries in Charity Services.