I don't much care for autobiography. I know people--some of them in person--that I can talk to about my life and what's going on in it. Maybe you, dear reader, could be one of those people. But if you're like me, you're here because there's a sad shortage of good independant super hero comics out there. I'm here for the story, and I hope you are, too, but since you clicked, and since you're interested, here I am, in brief. I was born in Virginia Beach, VA, and spent time in nine different schools across three states by the time I was in the fourth grade. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember (Sadly my skill really isn't up to snuff, considering how long I've been at it), and I've been telling stories since I was fourteen. I consider writing to be my primary skill, but my interest in the concepts of identity, morality, and the mask as a symbol have led me inexorably to the tradition of the masked hero story, which is traditionally told with pictures. I studied English at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2011, swearing never again to wear the yoke of institutionalized education. I have the piece of paper. From now on, if I want to learn, I'll look on the internet, and if I want to read, I'll hit the library. I have an e-mail address: email@example.com and can also be found at facebook.com/nick.gialloreto . I am aware that these give away my actual name. If your unsure, stick to Nick and you can't go wrong. Please write to me and let me know your thoughts. It doesn't have to be profound or clever. Everything I receive is a reminder that you are reading and sharing in Mike's adventures with me. After repeated requests, I am currently working on a DeviantArt page. In the interest of full disclosure, when and if this manifests itself, I will likely forget to post it on this contact page. Please remind me.
There was a time when I tried to bring in new faces to the KCC family, new artists, new writers, an expansion into a full blown team of creative people. This guy was not a person I contacted to be part of that expansion. The guy I contacted backed out last minute, and just when all hope was lost, Mr. John Mahomet wrote to me, asking if I wanted him to do a guest run. The timing could not have been better. Mr. Mahomet's art tells most of the first two issues of Specter, and his interpretation of the characters changed how I would eventually draw them. When I took over the art for Specter and reduced KCC back to a mostly one-man-show, I could have gone back and re-done the earlier pages to make them fit with the style of the rest, but Mr. Mahomet saved Specter and is totally my hero for that. I wouldn't change those issues for anything. Wherever you are, John, I can't tell you how much I appreciate all you did for this story.
Specter, and all related characters, images, and content © Kestrel City Comics Group 2009 to present. Please do not reproduce or display KCC materials without permission from proprietor, Nick Orsa.