The Story

Young Josef Ratzinger faces a number of challenges growing up in German Bavaria: all he wants to do is learn, but the Nazis keep closing down his schools.  His father, Captain Ratzinger, a retired police officer, has been trying to stay one step ahead of the Nazis, but as Josef grows older, Germany moves towards war, and every German youth must serve in the army Hitler has taken over ...

Little does Josef realize that the plan God has for him goes beyond books and the academy - and even beyond Germany!


Story by: Regina Doman
Art by: Sean Lam

Paperback
240 Pages
Published by: Manga Hero, 2012

Habemus Papam! Pope Benedict XVI

The Characters

The Creators

Regina Doman

Regina Doman

Writer

Regina Doman is a Catholic wife, mother, author, and editor. She is a graduate of Franciscan University and owner of Chesterton Press, which specializes in quality Catholic fiction. As a fiction editor, she has worked for Sophia Institute Press and MangaHero and is currently managing editor for the John Paul 2 High teen novel series. Her published books include her one picture book, Angel in the Waters, which has sold over 100,000 copies, and the Fairy Tale Novels, a teen series of fairy tales retold in modern settings with Christian themes interwoven. Her most recent book in the series, Alex O'Donnell & the 40 Cyberthieves, won the Catholic Arts and Letters award in 2011 for Best Young Adult Fiction. She also co-writes the Catholic Philosopher Chick romance novels. Habemus Papam! is her first graphic novel.  Regina and her husband live in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with seven of their eight children and assorted livestock, dogs, and cats.

Sean Lam

Sean Lam

Illustrator

Sean Lam is a professional illustrator specializing in both American comic and Japanese anime / manga styles. In addition to illustrating the PAUL: Tarsus to Redemption and Judith: Captive to Conqueror manga series, Sean is currently illustrating other teen-oriented graphic novels for the publisher, Manga Hero. His past works include the 480-page single volume manga, It Takes A Wizard, published by Seven Seas Entertainment and several instructional art books, where he was lead artist. A graduate in graphic design from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Sean worked in advertising as a creative and art director before pursuing his passion for illustrating.

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