Mat Tonti has been creating characters and comics since he drew a knock off of Snoopy, entitled Zoopy, when he was in 1st grade. Since then comics has been a constant source of inspiration and exploration in terms of storytelling, structures, and styles. When Mat began exploring Jewish tradition in earnest, hearing stories from Torah, midrash, and Chassidus, it was a natural move to translate them into comics. He finally compiled a book’s worth of Jewish stories, and published The Book Of Secrets in 2020. He and his wife are currently adapting Glikl of Hamburg’s 17th century memoir into a graphic novel.