Pronto Comics Fundraiser on Indiegogo

Pronto has launched its very first Indiegogo campaign! We’re trying to raise $4,500 to cover operating costs for the rest of the year, and we’re currently a third of the way to our goal! You can donate here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leveling-up-pronto-comics. Any amount helps, and all contributions, even as little as $5, come with a great perk! Check out our press release below and pass it along (click to view full size and/or download). Thank you to all our supporters!

press release

Signings, T-shirts and other Pronto Comics News

Hey Pronto Comics!

Big things are happening this summer and we wanted to make sure you all knew about it:

On June 21st Collectors Kingdom will be hosting a signing during their summer sale. Pronto comics will be signing copies of Pawn, Myth vs. Zombies and Comicly Absurd Comics. They will also be selling special, limited edition t-shirts and doing sketches!

Pronto Comics is now taking orders for t-shirts. There will be 4 different style: the standard black with logo, logo over the breast pocket and baseball shirts in 2 colors – red and black. Printing will be done by Five Star Printwear and a previous Pronto Comics collaborator Gary Cohen. If you’d like a t-shirt please email Editor-in-Chief Dominic Sparano (eic@prontocomics.com) and you can  paypal the money (shirts are $18) to prontotreasurer@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally don’t forget about our upcoming event, Phrases to Pages. If you’d like to know more, check the link and we’ll see you on the 28th!

Sincerely,

Dominic Sparano
Editor-in-Chief
Pronto Comics: If one succeeds, we all succeed!

Phrases to Pages

Hello Pronto Comics,

I am pleased to announce that Pronto Comics is hosting its first fundraiser, entitled “Phrases to Pages” at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, on Saturday, July 28 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will feature contests, industry guests, refreshments, music, and more, including free drinks sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and Casa Herradura Tequila. Bring your portfolios and scripts, as Pronto Comics will also be reviewing portfolios and scouting for new talent.

Contests will consist of writers and artists pairing off, being given a mystery phrase, and drawing and writing one comic book page based on the phrase. Special guests from the industry, including Simon Fraser and Ken Knudsten (plus more names to come) will judge the winner. Winners will receive prizes!

Please note, this event is 21+ only. Entry is only $10. Funds raised from Pages to Phrases will help in the operating costs of Pronto Comics and will allow Pronto Comics to continue to provide services for everyone working to develop their comic book career. RSVP on Facebook is requested but not required.

Sincerely,

Dominic Sparano
Editor-in-Chief
Pronto Comics: If one succeeds, we all succeed!

System Failure Signing

Recently on July 16th Josh Cabrera and Ben Schwartz signed copies of their new book System Failure at Collectors Kingdom in Huntington Station, Long Island.

The signing was a product of Pronto’s June meeting that featured Mike Bradley, owner and operator of Collectors Kingdom. Mike came down to Pronto to discuss the best strategies for independent publishers to get into stores. You can read his advice to Pronto in  an earlier posting.

After the meeting Josh and Ben took the initiative and asked Mike about doing a signing at his shop, a few phone calls later and a date was set.

The signing turned out to be a great success for Josh, Ben and System Failure with approximately 30 copies being sold as well as Ben doing sketches for fans. As the signing was happening Mike shared a little more advice about the benefits of signings:

You don’t have to compete for attention with other creators, like at a convention.

All the money made is profit, since there is no overhead for a table and the signed copies were selling for $5.

It is direct interaction with the comics fan base.

Every book sold is to a brand new fan.

To see photos from the signing you can go here, to keep on top of all the Pronto news, job listings and general fandom feel free to like our facebook page, www.facebook.com/prontocomics and as always to read our latest comics go to Prontocomics.com.

A new year for Pronto

As the new year is upon us, pronto comics has many things in the works.

Here are just a couple of things that you, loyal fan, can look forward too:

New Comics – Currently we have several anthologies in several states of production. A new issue of Into the Void will be coming out soon, as will the long-awaited War Anthology. Many of our writers and artists are also working on individual projects so expect new work there such as a new issue of System Failure by Josh Cabrera and Ben Schwartz.

New places to get our comics – We are constantly looking for new venues both online and in new shops. So makes sure to keep visiting Prontocomics.com to find out where you can buy them.

More Special Guests – This month Pronto will host DC penciller and comic book professional Christ Batista. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 6th @ 8pm at Pearl Studios (500 8th Ave) in the penthouse.

More Convention Appearence – Want to meet the men and women behind Pronto Comics, but can’t make one of the meeting. Come and check us out at the next upcoming convention. As of now, we are planning on attending Mocca, so mark it on your calendar.

So that is a small preview of what’s going on with Pronto Comics in the new year. Keep coming back for more updates.

Dominic Sparano

Editor-in-Chief

Pronto Comics: If one succeeds, we all succeed!