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. Comics 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, Spring 2015. In Summer 2014, 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. Winter 2015 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.
Along with his current work load of Graphic Novels, published work and private commissions, Sparacio still finds time to teach full time at Digital Media Arts College, located in Boca Raton, Florida, where he thoroughly loves giving back to the students what he was taught at the School of Visual Arts and throughout his successful and on-going career.
Constantly developing new ideas, story lines and creating the corresponding artwork, Sparacio lives with his wife, Susan in Boca Raton, Florida.
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