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Sonic Publishing is a content provider of both text and art, for children’s books, comic books, graphic novels, adult books, screenplays newsletters, magazines and ezines. Sonic also produces custom comics to promote screenplays and other properties. This service is available at affordable prices.
Sonic consists of two prolific people, Ron & Justine Fontes, plus the priceless network of talented colleagues they have collected during their decades in professional media.
The Fonteses keep in touch with comic book and children’s book artists, writers, publishers, animation and film studios through their fun, free newsletter, critter news.
Thanks to Ron’s experience as an Art Director in both advertising and comics, the couple can either generate, adapt or package any project requiring text and art in a variety of styles, including traditional art, manga and 3-D/CGI, tailored to fit within a client’s budget.
Sonic has also provided props for the Morgan Creek film SYDNEY WHITE (starring Amanda Bynes) and Stalker Productions' upcoming thriller CRUSH.
The Fonteses have worked for all the major children’s book publishers, as well as individuals seeking presentations, on-line comics, or complete graphic novels.
Those publishers include: American Greetings, Bantam Books, Candlewick Press, Children’s Television Workshop, Classic Media, DC Comics, Disney Press, Doring Kindersley Books, Epic Illustrated, Fantagraphics, Hyperion, Little Golden Books, Golden Press, Grolier, Grosset & Dunlap, Harper Collins, Landoll, Leapfrog Publishing, Lerner Publishing, Marvel Comics, McGraw Hill, Meredith Publishing, Mondo, Muppet Press, Pleasant Company (now American Girl), Price Stern Sloan, Putnam Publishing Group, Random House, Reader’s Digest, Rip Off Press, Scholastic, Scientific American, Simon & Schuster, Welch Publishing Group, World Almanac, and more!
The Fonteses have adapted screenplays for studios like: Disney, DreamWorks, Mattel, Pixar and Universal Studios. Their adaptation of Disney’s THE LION KING is #28 on Publisher’s Weekly’s All-Time Bestsellers list, and their Simon & Schuster adaptations of Charles M. Schulz’ beloved Peanuts specials A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS; IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN; and A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE have been cited as bestsellers by USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly. For Random House, the Fonteses’ CAT IN THE HAT MOVIE STORYBOOK movie adaptation and RESCUE MISSION, JURASSIC PARK III both landed on Publisher’s Weekly’s Children’s Bestsellers lists.
Justine's original GRUMPY BUNNY series for Scholastic has also been on PW's bestseller list.
Ron & Justine wrote tie-ins and original stories based on Disney’s finest films, including ALADDIN, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, DICK TRACY, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, HERCULES, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE LION KING, THE LITTLE MERMAID, MULAN, POCAHONTAS, POOH’S GRAND ADVENTURE, 101 DALMATIANS, WHO KILLED ROGER RABBIT?, and THE ROCKETEER.
They have also written tie-ins for LucasFilms' STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI and STAR WARS I: ANAKIN’S PIT DROID and STAR WARS II: BATTLE IN THE ARENA, and have adapted Pixar’s classic CARS to many different novelty formats.
Writer’s Digest magazine dubbed Justine “The Queen of Licensed Children’s Books” in recognition of the fact that the couple has written books for every license from BARBIE to the X-MEN, including ANIMANIACS, BABE THE GALLANT PIG, BATMAN, BIKER MICE FROM MARS, BUGS BUNNY, DONALD DUCK, DOUG, DRACULA, DRAGONTALES, FRANKENSTEIN, INSPECTOR GADGET, MARS ATTACKS!, THE MARIO BROTHERS, MICKEY MOUSE, THE MUPPETS, PEANUTS, THE POKY LITTLE PUPPY, POLLY POCKET, THE RESCUE RANGERS, SCOOBY-DOO, SESAME STREET, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, STAR WARS, STUART LITTLE, SUPERMAN, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, TONKA TRUCKS, THE WIGGLES, WINNIE THE POOH— over 600 published titles!