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 for both Marvel and DC 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 is currently writing, drawing and painting covers for two American Mythology Productions’ on-going comic book series, Bombshell and TommTomm and Witch Hammer, which have release dates of August 2023. Baltimore Comic-Con is featuring an Exclusive Edition Variant Cover, limited to 1000 copies, of Bombshell and TommTomm. Sparacio will also soon be returning to his first creator-owned graphic novel series, Chelsea Dagger.
When he’s not in his studio and needs a place to sleep, Sparacio lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with his wife ToniAnn.