Husband and wife Eleazar and Bekah Ruiz, along with their brother Rommel Ruiz, sat down to write and illustrate their first children’s book.
After three years of writing, storyboarding, and illustrating, the time came to find a publisher. However it was difficult to find a good fit for the type of work they planned to create, both now and in the future.
They desired to partner with a company where theology was elevated, art was highly valued, and artists were fairly compensated. Unfortunately they found that in the current publishing world, those characteristics are rare.
So out of a need to create that kind of publishing house, the Ruizes launched Patrol Books. Bekah (an educator), Rommel (a commercial artist), and Eleazar (an art director/graphic designer) founded Patrol Books to support the release of their first children’s book: Golly's Folly: The Prince Who Wanted it All and additionally to create a publishing house where other authors and illustrators with like-minded passion could publish their works.
After six months of some success PATROL became more than just a book publisher, it relaunched itself as a visual media company. Growth came more quickly than expected and PATROL started to sell films in addition to books. This allowed PATROL’s initial vision to take place: to rescue visual arts within christian culture.