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Remembrance is a mini-comic told in the perspective of a WWII Army Veteran who receives a package from his daughter filled with his memorabilia from his time in service. We follow his memories, both good and bad, during times of violence, loss, and fear.The theme of his mini-comic is mental health by showing that sometimes, the scars that are the least visible, hurt the most. It's important to remember though that one is not defined by the shadows they leave behind, but rather, how much they radiate the light ahead.Remembrance Written and Illustrated by Cal Sabatini.
Prisoner of Dorothy
Mrs. Margery J. Campbell4605 RITTER AVENUE WARREN MICHThe Secretary of War desires me to express his deepest regret to inform you that your son, G.I. Gilbert V. Campbell, has been reported as captured in action on January twenty-nineth. During a particularly fatal raid lead by Lieutenant Charles M. Jacobs, your son was captured by the Enemy. It is believed he is now en route to the nearest concentration camp to their last reported location. If further details or other information are received, you will be promptly notified.Ulio The Adjutant GeneralGeoffery J.Prisoner of Dorothy Written and Illustrated by Cal Sabatini.
Change is a mini-comic focused around a solider who died on the field and now remains as a ghost to forever watch time change and evolve around him.The theme of this mini-comic is time. To look back on where we as a community came from, the sacrifices made along the way, and how, despite trauma and war, we as humans are able to move on are all shown in this short, 8-page story.Change Written and Illustrated by Cal Sabatini.
Pawn is a mini-comic told from the perspective of an active duty WWII soldier commenting on human nature and the natural inclination of violence by humans.This mini-comic was created with inspiration from WWII soldiers, historians, journals during the time period, and interviews around various missions enacted during the time. Many soldiers have noted that they have felt like chess pieces, something less than human, when called to action while historians reveal that certain operations were performed merely to kill those who were seen as less than favorable for the front lines on all sides of the war.Pawn was created to bring attention to this. That these people who fought were more than just statistics on a research paper and more than pieces on a board. They were human too.Pawn Written and Illustrated by Cal Sabatini. In collaboration with Giavonna Sabatini
No evidence of missing plane UA 4049 is found for over a week: no wreckage, no bodies, no witnesses, nothing… Until high schooler, Kian Lotfi, finds something that could flip the whole case around. Now, the responsibility lands on Kian to figure out the suspects’ next target and prove to the FBI working on this case that these criminals are an even bigger threat to national security than they expect.[Comic currently in progress. Please check back later for more updates]Cloud Drive Written and Illustrated by Cal Sabatini.
Sanity & Tallulah 2: Field Trip
As a colorist on this project, I worked with a dedicated team of comic creators, including the writer, to add dynamic color to panels and drawings. I was responsible for painting, color choice, and line accuracy.Total Pages Colored: 6Art and story by Molly Brooks.Edited by Rotem Moscovich.Published by Disney-Hyperion.
Sanity & Tallulah 3: Shortcuts
As a colorist on this project, I joined together with a network of comic publishers, including the writer, to create enticing and attractive panels for a heart-stopping graphic novel. I was responsible for painting, color schemes, and line accuracy.Total Pages Colored: 41Art and story by Molly Brooks.Edited by Andrea Colvin.Published by Little Brown Books and Company.
Role: Moderator, Page Layout Designer, IllustratorRPGZineMaker is a digital zine created to celebrate the amazing and incredible stories told through the program, RPG Maker. 71 pages of art and written fiction. Over 50 contributors. Featuring games from previous decades and new and upcoming titles!
Role: IllustratorPolar Lights is a digital charity zine supporting polar awareness and preservation. All proceeds earned through this project are donated to the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) on an annual basis.Polar Lights is produced and edited by Emil L'Amour.
Swim-On 8: Off Shore
Role: IllustratorSwim On is a yearly digital art zine featuring illustrations and comics about sharks. All proceeds the zine makes goes directly to finfree.org on a continual basis.Swim On is edited and produced by Jey Pawlik and has been running yearly since 2015.
Applications for artists go up every May and new zines are live every August. Donations are sent out every September 30th.
Too Good Girls
Role: Book Layout DesignerIn collaboration with Community Literature Initiative, Too Good Girls is a collection of poems written by Kenjewel Hayes as her final dissertation for her writing class and degree program.The mission of Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is to enable poets of color and those from underserved communities to have a voice through poetry and performance, and to share their narratives through published books. The CLI Publishing classes help writers to finalize manuscripts for publication through weekly workshops.
Role: Book Layout DesignerIn collaboration with Community Literature Initiative, IdiosynKratic is a collection of poems written by Kierunya Davis as her final dissertation for her writing class and degree program.The mission of Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is to enable poets of color and those from underserved communities to have a voice through poetry and performance, and to share their narratives through published books. The CLI Publishing classes help writers to finalize manuscripts for publication through weekly workshops.
The Book of Monsters and Free Beasts
Role: Book Layout DesignerIn collaboration with Community Literature Initiative, The Book of Monsters and Free Beasts is a collection of poems written by Michelle Pittenger as her final dissertation for her writing class and degree program.The mission of Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is to enable poets of color and those from underserved communities to have a voice through poetry and performance, and to share their narratives through published books. The CLI Publishing classes help writers to finalize manuscripts for publication through weekly workshops.
Above the Fold
Role: Book Layout DesignerIn collaboration with Community Literature Initiative, Above the Fold is a collection of poems written by Paige Pelonis as her final dissertation for her writing class and degree program.The mission of Community Literature Initiative (CLI) is to enable poets of color and those from underserved communities to have a voice through poetry and performance, and to share their narratives through published books. The CLI Publishing classes help writers to finalize manuscripts for publication through weekly workshops.
Sanity & Tallulah 3: Shortcuts
Role: ColoristThe problem-solving adventures of best friends Sanity and Tallulah continue in this third installment of the critically acclaimed graphic novel series. Simultaneous hardcover and paperback publication.Sanity and Tallulah finally get to make a special delivery all on their own! Sure, Tallulah might have gotten her pilot's license revoked last month, and, yes, her parking needs a little work, but she's totally got this! And how can Sanity resist exploring just a little off from their pre-approved course? Everything will be just fine--right?That is, until these best friends find themselves in the middle of a long-standing conflict between space stations and landsiders. And things are about to heat up. As they accidentally cross the landsiders' blockade, crash into an old mine, and the space station they're supposed to deliver to explodes, a mystery unravels--and it's going to take everything they've got to save their home as they know it.Can Sanity and Tallulah put the pieces together before outer space erupts into an all-out war?
FMA:B: Equivalence - Chronological Zine
Role: IllustratorThe Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Chronological Zine is an artbook dedicated to depicting various points throughout the course of the plot in Fullmetal Alchemist. Each artist will individually create a work representative of key points in the timeline ranging from Hoenhiem’s origin to the final act and epilogue of of the story.This zine was created with the intent of training and teaching rising artists how to create material for printed projects, while also supporting the Savannah, GA. community via charity donation. All proceeds for this project will be donated to the Savannah LGBT Center.
Sanity & Tallulah 2: Field Trip
Role: ColoristSanity and Tallulah are going on a field trip-to a real live planet! Some of their classmates are nervous (none of them have been on a planet before, and they've heard terrible things), but Tallulah is beside herself with excitement. Sanity would be more excited if her grumpy older sister, Prudence, wasn't coming along to supervise the trip. Things get off to a rocky start (asteroid-y start, to be specific) and Sanity and Tallulah find themselves separated from their school group, pursued by a pirate, and stranded on a planet that's about to explode, with nothing but the wreckage of a crashed space shuttle and the contents of Tallulah's overloaded backpack to work with. These best friends will have to stretch their problem-solving skills to the limit in order to get everyone home safe, and it's going to take their whole class-plus an accountant, a math hermit, a group of mysterious beekeepers, and even the murderous pirate-to make it happen.
Visual Storyteller and Illustrator
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Premiere Pro
Comic Book Illustration
Graphic Novel Production
Certifications:Adobe Certified Professional - Photoshop
Adobe Certified Professional - InDesignLanguages:
English - Native
Italian - BeginnerPublications:
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World Stage Press
Page Layout Designer
March 2023 - Present- TBD- Job Duties: Layout Design, Attention to Detail, Print-Ready Finals, Prepress, Printing Preparation, Organization- Contracted Position
Community Literature Initiative
Interior Layout Designer
April 2022 - Present- Worked in a team of motivated creatives to layout visually appealing and interesting pages for poetry authors publishing their
works, responsible for deadline management, communication with authors, and prepress preparation.- Job Duties: Layout Design, Attention to Detail, Print-Ready Finals, Prepress, Printing Preparation, Organization- Contracted Position
Moderator/Page Layout Designer
December 2022 - April 2023- Organized large groups of creatives to create an online art book, responsible for deadline management, file formatting
requirements, page quality, and prepress preparation.- Job Duties: Layout Design, Communication, Organization, Attention to Detail, Print-Ready Finals, Prepress, Management- Volunteer Position
November 2021 - March 2022- Responsible for ensuring print quality of graphics on various types of garments, meeting deadlines in a timely manner, and
assist in training of other co-workers.- Job Duties: Screen Printing, Flexibility, Training, Printing Quality Assurance, Attention to Details, Communication- Full-Time Position
August 2020 - November 2021- Commissioned by clients to create 3D rendering of 2D character designs for live facial and body tracking.- Job Duties: Character Concept Design, 3D Sculpting, UV Texturing, Rigging- Full-Time Position
United States AFROTC
September 2020 - August 2021- Tasked with developing and designing a unique and eye-catching official uniform patch for Air Force Reserve Officer
Training Corps in the Bravo Blackbirds Division and Detachment 025.- Job Duties: Concept Work, Attention to Details, Print-Ready Finals, Prepress, Printing Preparation, Final Vectors- Contracted Position
Little Brown Books
December 2018 - August 2020- Worked with a dedicated team of comic creators to produce enticing and attractive panels for a heart-stopping graphic novel.- Job Duties: Painting, Color Choice, Line Accuracy, Print-Ready Finals, Attention to Detail- Contracted Position
June 2018 - August 2020- Design lead of branding and graphic design responsible for ensuring branding continuity, page quality for graphic novels,
organization of other creatives, and prepress preparation.- Job Duties: Branding Consistency, Printing Preparation, Color Choice, Attention to Detail, Print-Ready Finals- Part-Time Position
Savannah College of Art and Design
B.F.A. Sequential Art
September 2016 - May 2020Awards:
GPA 3.7, Dean's Honor List, Cum Laude
About Cal Sabatini
Hello there! My name is Cal Sabatini and I’m a visual storyteller, illustrator, and comic book artist. I'm fond of creating works in genres such as fiction, fantasy, thriller, and biography, though the list does not stop there.I have always been a storyteller since I could hold a pencil, writing tales of knights in shining armor, monsters who live under your bed, and superheroes who face defeat and defiance. My goal as an artist is to weave these loose threads of stories into a beautiful tapestry for others to enjoy, to find solace in its patterns, and to breathe new life into old strings.If you have any questions or business inquiries, send me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you within 24 hours!