RESUME

JONATHAN GORGA

freelance comics
writer.editor.journalist.consultant

p: 978-239-7653
r: Fort George, Manhattan, New York City, USA, North America, Earth


Owner of Carmine Street Comics, a comic-book shop with an open-to-the-public studio space in Manhattan's vibrant West Village neighborhood. 



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



CRITICAL WORK


The Long and Shortbox Of It 

Webmaster, co-founder, and contributor
-August 2oo9 to 2015 
» 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
reportage sequential art with artist Josiah Sarr 


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


EDITING WORK


Black Mask Studios 

-2o16-2o18
"Quantum Teen are GO!"
 

»Freelance edited four issue mini-series written by Magdalene Visaggio, drawn by Eryk Donovan, colored by Claudia Aguirre, & lettered by Zakk Saam. 
»Nominated for the 2o18 GLAAD award for Outstanding Comic-Book.

Simon and Schuster 

-2o16
"History of Fun Stuff: The Colorful Story of Comics", 2o16.  
»Used as an expert reader for beginning readers history book written by Patricia Lakin, illustrated by Rob McClurkan, edited by Beth Barton.

Patrick J. Reilly
"Grey:A Comic Memoir About the Friendzone", 2o15.


Pronto Comics 

Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, Dominic Sparano
"I Was a Hippie Cartoonist", 2o14. 
"Hackers of Fate", 2o13. 
"Slice of Life", 2o12. 

Assistant edited three one-shots, written, drawn, & self-translated by Simon Petersen, edited by Dominic Sparano. 

Ellen Stedfeld {Here.}
-2o11 to 2o13 

"Sidescape" 
"When Life's Just Super" 
»Manage all projects as editor. 

Chris Px Pirate 

-2o12 to the present 
»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.}


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 a small business. 

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

Familiar with all current Windows and Mac operating systems. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) as well as their Google Drive equivalents, 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.