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, where he earned a B.F.A. in Illustration and Sequential Art.
While still in school, Sparacio received his first professional assignment to create a painting for the movie poster for the United Artist International film, The Draughtsman’s Contract. This opportunity resulted in a long run as a freelance illustrator in the advertising industry.
After working at both Marvel and D.C. and creating covers for Comics Buyer’s Guide and The Overstreet Price Guide, creating paintings for card sets for UpperDeck/DC Comics and for Topps’ Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids, 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 former DMAC student, digital painter, Abe Melendez. The second story arc will be released as a Graphic Novel, Late Spring/Early Summer 2016. In Summer 2015, Sparacio began work on his second Creator-Owned Graphic Novel series, Star Jumpers, with long time friend and SVA/Will Eisner alum, co-creator/writer, Richard Martin, with interior digital painting again being supplied by Abe Melendez.
Late 2016 will also see the debut of a third Creator-Owned Graphic Novel Series, this one totally conceived by Sparacio, once again with the help of former DMAC student, Abe Melendez as interior digital painter and letterer.
Constantly developing new ideas, story lines and creating the corresponding artwork, Sparacio lives with his wife, Susan in Boca Raton, Florida.
For more information, please visit Mark Sparacio’s Facebook page as well as the Omega Paradox Facebook page!