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Pete Sokol
 

Pete Sokol

Artistic Category Artist
Collaborators

Theresa Sokol

Career Level Emerging
Experienced With For-hire services, Commissions

Hello. My name is Pete Sokol and I am an aspiring illustrator and comic book penciler.

My primary medium of choice has always been pencil. I have always been very good at drawing from life and reproducing my subjects accurately. Currently I am working on a script of my own creation that I hope to create in comic book format. I also work in pen, marker, colored pencil and charcoal. Currently I am working on a Minecraft comic submission I would love to see picked up and be produced. My kids love Minecraft, as do I, and I wanted to make a comic book that they could enjoy. There aren't many comics out there for young children, and I believe introducing kids to comics is a great way to get them interested in reading.

I've also began working solely in digital format having recently purchased a Microsoft Surface and using Autodesk Sketchbook. Giving that a whirl but it is quite a change from solely in pencil and pen for, well, ever since I could hold a pencil and pen. I do have a couple of creations that are nearing completion and will be uploaded when finished.

WOW! I can't believe I left this blank for all this time! I was always blessed with the gift of gab, especially about myself but time gets away from you.

Being creative always came naturally. Ever since I first picked up a crayon and began coloring in my He-man coloring books when I was just a little tyke. But it wasn't until I was introduced to comic books, specifically the X-men comics of the 90's and their gritty art, that I fell in love with the storytelling medium. I probably had the chops to be a painter or sculptor but it was illustration that captivated my imagination. I can still see my high school art teacher's eyes rolling in his head like it was yesterday as I handed in another comic-inspired assignment. Not that I couldn't create anything I wanted but I had a laser-like focus. Imagine trying to sell a Star Wars fan on the idea that Star Trek is better! Not going to happen.

When it came time to go to college, I chose to go into Graphic Design, at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute, since it had the most to do with comic book creating. Little did I realize that I would fall in love with the whole process, especially the technical part of utilizing the various desktop publishing programs. It was during this time that I met the love of my life, Theresa. We fell in love and started a family and my professional career turned towards prepress after I began working at a print shop in Meadville. 

But I never stopped drawing and creating. I just worked itinto the small cracks of time I had available when not raising our children and performing my husbandly duties. Now I spend a little more time with my art, particularly when the kids are watching their Youtuber heroes online. AndIhopetosomeday getmyowncomicsandstoriespublishedsomeday.

I've also began working solely in digital format having recently purchased a Microsoft Surface and using Autodesk Sketchbook. Giving that a whirl but it is quite a change from solely in pencil and pen for, well, ever since I could hold a pencil and pen. I do have a couple of creations that are nearing completion and will be uploaded when finished.

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Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146

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Genres

  • Fiction
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Photography

Keywords

  • Black & white
  • Colored-pencil
  • Comic
  • Graphic Novel
  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Cartoon
  • Charcoal
  • Digital
  • Digital painting
  • Figurative
  • Digital manipulation
  • Landscape