Bernard Caleo is a comic book communicator. He makes comics, publishes comics, teaches about comics and preaches about comics. He published the romance comics anthology Tango from 1997 to 2009. With filmmaker Daniel Hayward, he made the feature documentary Graphic Novels! Melbourne! in 2012, and they have presented the film in Australia, Europe and the USA.
In 2013–14, he and historian Alex McDermott shared a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria, during which time they began work on their graphic novel, The Devil Collects: Faust in Melbourne 1888. In 2015, with Erica Wagner and Elizabeth MacFarlane, he established the imprint Twelve Panels Press.