Mark Pacella has had an elaborate past working in print media; starting with being published at only 14 years old! Growing up in New Jersey & NYC, Mark's work has been published in The New York Times,The National Law Journal, Mother Jones Magazine, The National Review, The Village Voice and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to name just a few. This editorial insight served him well when he later went on to work in the comic book medium where he co-won the prestigious Jack Kirby award in 1986. Mark's work on the now famous issue of Alpha Flight for Marvel comics spotlighted the first openly gay superhero, in a benchmark story dealing with AIDS. Selling out in one week it became a featured story on CNN.
Moving ahead, Mark turned his attention to Hollywood where for the past several years he has made his living supplying concept art and storyboards for numerous clients ranging from theme parks and animation to special effects in features and television. His work was also instrumental in one of the first comic books to be optioned by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.
Here is a partial list of the places where he's been hired to push his pencil:
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS- TOY BIZ- LANDMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP- TOY VAULT- HANNA BARBERRA- WIZARD MAGAZINE- SABAN- BLACK BULL PUB-HASBRO- MARVEL COMICS-WARNER BROS- MATTEL- HEAVY METAL- ROB BOTTINE SPECIAL EFFECTS- ATLAS PICTURES- J.WALTER THOMPSON- TRI-STAR PICTURES- OPEN MINDS- DREAMQUEST- TODD McFARLANE- EXTREME MUSIC- UPN- MCA RECORDS- ABC TV- TONY GRIFFEN ENT.- SONY- WATSON GUPPTILL- WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING- I BUSINESS.COM- DREAMWORKS- WARNER BROS.- LUCAS ARTS- EXPLOSIVE STUDIO- FOX- MGM- MICROSOFT- DISCOVERY CHANNEL- MEDIA 8-BLUR- THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL;HALLMARK; MACGILLIVRAY AND FREEMAN-MOTION THEORY-72 & SUNNY COMIC BOOKS,ANIMATION,THEME PARK,COMMERCIALS, FEATURE FILMS,VIDEO GAME AND TOYS
He's rolled up his sleeves on an ever growing assortment of visually driven properties. Whatever it is, if its something cool, Mark is working on it. He loves to draw and bring his unique level of creativity to whomever needs it. Always listening closely to what the director, producer and art department are after and making it happen as quickly as possible.