Pronto Presents: Artist Joe Wigfield

Pronto Presents: Joe Wigfield
By David Rondinelli

joe wigfieldJoe Wigfield is one of Pronto Comics’ newest artists. His work is featured in the third issue of Pronto’s ongoing horror anthology, Deathology #3, in which Wigfield draws the story “The Knock,” a tale about a young woman who goes to great lengths to resurrect her prince “charming.”

Wigfield grew up in central Pennsylvania, and later earned a degree in graphic design and computer animation from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. There, he developed both education and enthusiasm, and refined his illustration skills. Since then, he has gone onto work in commercial printing, as well as doing character and card designs to bolster his growing portfolio. His love of comics is still with him, as he aims to make it a full-time career as a penciler and inker.

Here, Wigfield opens up about his process, what he likes most about comics, and what you can catch him doing next.

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Pronto Presents: Writer Steve Lucarelli

Pronto Presents: Writer Steve Lucarelli
By David Rondinelli

Steve LucarelliSteve Lucarelli scares up the living dead as the writer of “The Knock” in the third volume of Deathology, Pronto Comics’ horror anthology. This Hamilton, NJ resident is an avid lover all things superheroes, which makes his detour into horror a new step.

Lucarelli discovered the Christopher Reeve Superman movies and Stan Lee’s cartoon show Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends in his youth, which stirred a desire to read and create comics. Encouragement as a writer started as early as 5th grade for Lucarelli, when his teacher let him write a weekly series called The Sonic Revengers. After scripting and drawing the series himself, his class would then act it out.

Lucarelli’s heroes and world-building stayed with him even after he graduated from Rider University with a degree in English. It would prove to be good inspiration while he worked for three years as head writer for Old Bridge, NJ-based video game developer Digital Embryo. Not only did his creativity find a home there, but it’s also where he met his wife Suzie, another Rider graduate.

As he continues to create new characters, Lucarelli aims to inspire a new generation of readers with his work, just as he did all those years ago.

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Pronto Presents: Writer Cedrick Lui

Pronto Presents Cedrick Lui
By David Rondinelli

DSC01020Cedrick Lui is an Ottawa native whose work is showcased in Pronto’s Strange Stories #6. Feeling a creative urge and possessing a love of comics the young writer has taken the surreal approach with his first story for Pronto Comics, “Son of God.”, Lui’s character-driven approach to storytelling is paired with the dynamic art of illustrator C.H. Kim. The two have started a new Pronto Comics duo that we hope to see more of. Read more about Lui and his approach to comic book writing as he opens up about his creative approach, his inspiration, and what we can expect to see from him in the future.

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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: 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!

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Pronto Presents: Artist Chris Brimacombe

Pronto Presents: Artist Chris Brimacombe
By David Rondinelli

Head_Shot01Growing up, Canadian native Chris Brimacombe had to contend with constant cold weather that gave him large amounts of time to kill. With little else to do, he refined his skills and set sights on an expanding portfolio. Today his work displays a wide variety of talents in composition, character design, and visuals that make up highly stylized pages featuring the worlds of fantasy and the macabre.

Brimacombe’s early entry for Pronto was American Monsters, a series that highlights famous American serial killers in a black and white noir style. The gritty books give an unapologetic look at the violent lives of those who did it and tried to get away with it.

Nap Boy is Brimacombe’s newest title with Pronto. A tale that weaves the supernatural with the psychedelic, the story revolves around a young man who dreams of having extraordinary abilities and then wakes up with those same abilities in the real world. As the lead artist, Brimacombe gives us a peek into the world of Nap Boy, while letting us in on a bit of his own life too.

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