Bubba Fest! 2019 Celebrity Guest
Name: Mark Sparacio
Appearing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Known For: Comic Artist
Panel Time: TBA
Photo Op Cost: TBA
Autographs: Mark will be signing autographs throughout the event.
Successful illustrator Mark Sparacio studied sequential art for three years under the legendary Will Eisner—recognized as the creator of the graphic novel—at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. While still in school, Sparacio received his first professional job to do a painting for the movie poster for the United Artist film, The Draughtsman’s Contract. This opportunity resulted in a long run as a freelance illustrator for the advertising industry.
When the market for illustration collapsed, the door opened for Sparacio to return to the medium that is his first love—comic books. In addition to painting covers for Billy Tucci’s Shi, D.C. Comic’s Green Lantern, Comics Buyer’s Guide and Alter Ego, Sparacio has also worked for Marvel Comics, painting covers for Heroes for Hire as well as covers for the Comics Values Annual from 2007 and 2008, and The Overstreet Price Guide for the same two years.
Sparacio completed the interior sequential pencils for issue #34 of Jonah Hex, along with painted covers for a six issue Sgt. Rock mini-series released by DC Comics. He has also created paintings for card sets for UpperDeck/DC Comics and for Topps’ Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids.
Sparacio recently finished his run of painted covers and interior pencils for the new, on-going series, Captain Action from Moonstone Comics, based on the classic Ideal Toys action figure (written by former X-Men writer Fabian Nicieza). Sparacio has finished the interior pencils, along with a painted cover for his first ever graphic novel, The Battle for L.A., written by C.J. Henderson, for Moonstone Comics. Currently, Sparacio has finished penciling and creating painted covers for the first story arc for his first creator owned series, Omega Paradox, along with co-creator/writer, Ian Ng and digital painter Abe Melendez. The team is currently working on the second story arc to be released as a Graphic Novel in the Summer of 2013.
Constantly developing new ideas and creating the corresponding artwork, Sparacio lives with his wife, Susan in Boca Raton, Florida.