RESUME

JONATHAN GORGA
freelance comics
scripter.editor.journalist.consultant


t: @JonGorga
f: facebook.com/jon.gorga
e: jonathangorga@yahoo.com
r: Astoria, Queens, New York City, USA, North America, Planet Earth


CREATIVE WORK

----The Comicsmithy prose/webcomics blog, 2o1o to the Present.
» Cortlandt Street Station. {Here.}
-2o11
» GCT Life. {Here.}
-2o1o to 2o11
» No Worries on the 6 Train. {Here.}
-2o1o

----APA Comics Contest 2008 second-place-winner entry.  
» Tears... {Here.}
-2oo8

 
----Bard College undergrad work, 2oo6 to 2oo9.  
» Postcards from the Heart of Darkness.
-2oo9

» Kiteman #1.
-2oo7
» The Amazing Comicbook!
-2oo7
» Winter.
-2oo5
[collaboration/consultation for artist Sara Lynch Thomason's sequential art project]

CRITICAL WORK


----The Long and Shortbox Of It. {Here.}
Webmaster, co-founder, and contributor
-August 2oo9 to the Present
» Posting reviews and editorials with a team of writers.
» Conducting interviews with industry professionals.
» Proofread and edit contributor articles.
» Format blog’s visual layout in raw HTML.


----The Modern Look
-2o1o
»Varied writings on comics, animation, and culture.


Framed. {Here.}
-2o11
ongoing reportage sequential art with artist Josiah Sarr 


----Bard College Senior Project
Balloons and Boxes: Graphical Text in Sshhhh! and Watchmen.
125 pages prose Bard College Senior ProjectGraded A.
-2oo9

----Annual Bard Comics Symposium
annual undergrad academic event
-April 2oo6 to April 2oo9 {Here & here.}
» Presented original research on the content, history, and form of the medium.
» Coordinated fellow presenters and speakers.



EDITING WORK





----Pronto Comics

Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, Dominic Sparano


----Freelance
Ellen Stedfeld {Here.}
-2o11 to the present
»Manage projects as editor.

 
Chris Px Pirate

-2012
»Ongoing editorial consultations.




PROMOTIONS WORK

Manhattan Comics & More {Here.}
-2o11 to the present
»Advise in online visibility.
»Manage online social-networking accounts.


Ellen Stedfeld {Here.}
-2o11 to the present

»Advise and assist in promotion.

GMJ Comics {Here.}
-2o11 to 2012
»Create promotional social networking accounts.
»Manage social-networking accounts.
»Created, designed, and write two blogs: one official, one viral.


Pronto Comics {Here.}
-2o11 to 2012
»Assist in social networking promotions. (Most prominently blogging on making comics.)


St. Mark's Comics
-2o1o
»One-time consultation in social-networking promotions and HTML design.




EDUCATION

Bard College: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY {Here.}
B.A. Literature {Here.}
-August 2oo5 to May 2oo9


Center for Cartoon Studies: White River Junction, VT {Here.}
Create Comics I Workshop {Here}
-Summer 2oo7 {Here.}

BASIC SKILLS

Innate ability to produce written and spoken communication, always clear and engaging.
Brings professional and friendly presence to all environments. 

Strong organizational skills developed running academic conferences and organizations.


Highly adept at community building both on and offline; including social neworking.


Familiar with all current Windows and Mac operating systems. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) as well as Adobe Photoshop, and front-end HTML mark-up.



AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

QuotesOnComics.com {Here.}
Writing from Long and Shortbox Of It editorial twice selected for site, in 2010 & 2011. {Here & here.}

American Philological Association: Comics Contest {Here.}
Second place position in the adult division, in 2oo8.

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