One issue facing the Church today is how we make the Gospel both accessible and relevant to youth. The cultural forces that shape their habits, opinions, and general attitude toward life are real and must be considered in how we share the core tenets of the Gospel.

Many young people learn from and are drawn to the graphic novel format. It is a powerful way to both entertain and educate. 

Andrew Knaupp and Sal Velluto have created a graphic novel adaption of Joseph Smith’s First Vision that can reach young people in a new and profound way.

Andrew and Sal’s goal with this novel is to inspire the youth and help build their testimonies of Jesus Christ, the Restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Prophet Joseph Smith.

In this graphic novel, they use details from all 4 accounts of the First Vision. It includes details not previously shown in current films and visuals on the subject.

Listen as Andrew and Sal share their experiences ​around creating the PILLAR OF LIGHT graphic novel and why they are so passionate about this project and its influence on the youth of the Church and in missionary work!

To learn more about PILLAR OF LIGHT, visit

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Print copies are available in ENGLISH, German, and Italian.

Check out the the intricate process of making just ONE PAGE of PILLAR OF LIGHT here: