Resume

Thad Komorowski
thad.komorowski1@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE

WBGO News—Newark, NJ (June 2014-Present)
Freelance reporter. Interviewed, recorded voicers, wrote radio script, and produced features for the daily news and WBGO Journal program. Part of the news team that won the 1st place PRNDI for News/Public Affairs Program in 2014.

Author of Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story (Bear Manor Media, 2013). The backstory of the art, money, and ego behind the most popular cartoon of the 1990s.

IDW Publishing—San Diego, CA (December 2014-Present)
Freelance writer. Translated European scripts for use in American publications with the Walt Disney cast of characters. (Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck.)

Thunderbean Animation—Ann Arbor, MI (February 2014-Present)
Digital restoration and clean-up on animated shorts and features for high-definition video releases.

National Film Registry—Washington, D.C. (June 2014-Present)
Contributing writer. Writes essays for the Library of Congress website on animated films selected for preservation in the registry.

The Queens Courier—New York
Contributing reporter/writer for the paper’s online edition.

Fantagraphics Books—Seattle, WA
Writer. Provided editorials and archival material for Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson and Walt Disney’s Donald Duck by Carl Barks series. Researched comic book history and its role in American culture, provided historical context for the stories, and scanned artwork.

Cartoon Research—Los Angeles, CA
Contributing writer of the “What About Thad?” column, dedicated to presenting unknown facts about animation history to a wider audience.


SKILLS

ProTools, PF Clean, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office, Social Media Management, PowerPoint, Archival Work, Film Preservation, Video Production, Google Docs, Photoshop, Photography, Quark, Final Cut Pro, Lightroom, Reaper, InDesign, Excel.

 

EDUCATION

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Dec. 2014
M.A., Journalism. Concentration: Arts & Culture.

Ithaca College, Dec. 2011
B.A., Journalism. Dean’s list.