Meet the Team

Dominic Sparano
Editor-in-Chief

Dominic Sparano is a founding member of Pronto Comics and has been Editor-in-Chief since June 2010.Upon taking the job he has worked to increase membership, distribution and awareness about Pronto Comics.Dominic’s first love was inking and still relishes whenever he can ink a page.

His love of Guiness, Jameson and all things pork is widely known.

You can email him eic@prontocomics.com Follow him on Twitter @ProntoEIC Listen to him on Pronto Comic’s Official Podcast: ProntoCast on iTunes  

 

David Rondinelli

Event Coordinator/Managing Editor (Manganation & Horror)/Treasurer

David joined Pronto in November of 2010. He has accumulated an array of titles, such as Head of Distribution, Treasurer, Event Coordinator, and is currently the Managing Editor. With distribution, he has coordinated to have Pronto’s books in stores that stretch from New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, by providing press kits and releases for Pronto’s catalogue. The events he has coordinated are organizing store signings for Pronto creators, coordinating public speaking events at various Barnes and Noble locations, and scheduling interviews with different podcasts and internet shows for Pronto such as the Comic Book Club. He is also the creator of Phrases to Pages, Pronto Comics annual networking and contest event for aspiring writers and artists, where creative teams collaborate to make one comic book page based off of a phrase. As the managing editor, he pairs up creative teams, reviews and edits scripts, and keeps quality control over the different teams for all of Pronto’s upcoming titles.

In addition, David is also a writer for the group. His published works can be seen in BLACKOUT, MANGA NATION, and STRANGE STORIES. He also self-publishes his other one-shots and an ongoing title NODE, under his own logo Horizon Line Comics (http://www.horizonlinecomics.com).

You can contact David through Facebook or at managingeditor@prontocomics.com Follow him on twitter @DavidRondinelli

 

Leah Hansen  

Associate Editor

Leah joined Pronto in 2011, after meeting the team at the NY Comic Con (where else?). She edits various Pronto titles and writes posts for the Pronto blog.
Leah has a background in art and journalism. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications, including Graphis, Hourglassy.com, RT Book Reviews magazine, zingmagazine, TheNibble.com, and In*Tandem Magazine. In addition to Pronto, she has also served as editor for the book Landmarks of New York 5th Edition, TheNibble.com, Graphis Inc, In*Tandem Magazine, and others.
You can email her at associateeditor@prontocomics.com and follow her on Twitter.com @twingomatic.
IMG_20131108_164042Jan Marc “The Janimal” Quisumbing

 “West Coast” Art Director Drawer of Monkeys

 A chance encounter 6 months ago at Carmine Street Comics brought Pronto Comics and Jan Marc together. He is a graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts _Rutgers University (BFA Graphic Design), former editorial cartoonist of his college newspaper and publisher of The Filipino Asian Bulletin (a bimonthly newspaper from 2000-2009).  He always wanted to be Spider-Man but decided that if you can’t  be them, draw them. His very supportive and talented wife Gioia are most proud of their greatest collaboration, Fernando aka Pogi Boy.

 Pronto Comics’ motto of  “If one succeeds, we all succeed.”   resonates very deeply with Jan Marc.  He’s honored to have the opportunity to help foster the talent of new artists as Pronto Comics’ art director.

 Follow him on FB: The Janimal Draws  Twitter: @janimaltweets  Instagram: thejanimaldraws or on the WWW at thejanimal.com

You can email him: artdirector@prontocomics.com

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Dennis Knight

Editor/Writer
Creator Dennis Knight has been creating comics for over six years. On the suggestion of his penciler, he decided to submit his book Cross to Pronto Comics. Fusing science fiction with urban living, Knight’s book has been greeted with accolades on the convention circuit, leading to a special kind of alchemy between Pronto Comics and Cross.

Follow him on Twitter @crosscomicbook, become a fan of his comic book on Facebook, and check out his website www.crosscomics.com.

estedfeld_prontobioEllen Stedfeld
Talent Scout/Evangelist
Ellen began attending Pronto in early 2011, roped in as an artist who could draw with a manga look. Impressed by the group’s passion for comics and determination to make them, she’s been involved ever since, now taking on the role of Talent Scout/Evangelsit and acting as a first set of eyes for developing new talent. She wants to support fellow artists in doing their best work and growing their skills, and confidently believes the collaboration and camaraderie of Pronto can give active creators the boost they need to make that possible.
You can email her ellen.sted@gmail.com
Follow Ellen on Twitter @EllesaurVisit Ellen’s website: ellesaur.blogspot.com

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