Fall Convention Trail concludes this weekend

EUCON_title2-e1436301084421It’s been a very busy fall as I’ve traveled to several conventions in the region and around the country sharing the god news that is Trekker, and meeting many fans both newly-minted and long-time readers. I find each show extremely rewarding and inspiring– a great energizer, despite the time involved in preparations and travels. Meeting fans is always a great, great pleasure.

This weekend I’ll be at the Eugene Comc Con. it’s the first year for this show, and I hope many people will show up to give the show a strong inaugural voyage. The Trekker Empire will be there in full force to do all we can to that end.

Here’s a quartet of commissions from last month’s Baltimore Comic Con– including Mercy, Jinal né Comarr, the heroine of my first comics series from way back at the dawn of time, The Barren Earth for DC Comics, and my first-ever requests for a sketch of Molly and of Mercy’s police lieutenant uncle, Alex St. Clair. Sketch-QuartetWEB


A Trio of new Trekker Pages:

Trekker Comic

It felt terrific to have some uninterrupted time to work on this set of Trekker pages. Any artist will tell you that a nice block of time working on one project will get the best results. I’d love to have more of these chunks of time! And since on one is paying me to produce Trekker stories, it’s only direct support from fans of the series that makes those hours of time easier to come by.

There are links just to the right of this week’s page at that list various ways you can contribute to Mercy’s cause, whether that’s through Patreon, or by buying the books, or with a direct, one-time donation. If you have the wherewithal, I hope you’ll check them out.  Either way, enjoy this glimpse of an upcoming sequence, and if you haven’t done so yet, I hope you’ll check out Mercy’s continuing stories. I’m still having the time of my life producing them, and the best remains yet to come!


New Sketchbook Makes its Convention Premiere at ECCC 2015!

Excited for NEXT WEEKEND, March 27-29 when ECCC takes over downtown Seattle! I will be there as always. My table will be part of the large Periscope Studio Island of tables, Booth 1214. On hand will be various Trekker goodies, original art, commissions upon request, and also the snazzy new Ron Randall Sketchbook, making its convention premiere!

I hope many of you can make the trip! Other convention appearances later in the year will include the Baltimore Comic-Con and Rose City Comic-Con. More about those and other appearances as the dates get closer.

Meanwhile, here’s the floor map for ECCC, with the vital Periscope Studio location appropriately highlighted:



Trekker #1 Revisited

I just completed a very fun, somewhat challenging commission for a loyal Trekker fan. I was asked to “re-create” the cover of the first issue of Trekker, a work I had originally done for Dark Horse back in 1987. Other than the fan’s request that I include the terrific logo that John Workman came up with to replace the original one, the only changes I made were small ones– though perhaps interesting for those who like to peer closely. Small details in figure construction, a more subtle use of watercolor , simplifying the rendering a bit to more closely match the finish I go for these days– bolder and cleaner than back when I launched the series.

I took several snapshots as I worked through the many steps in the process– pencils, inks, transfers, masks, and the many color steps. Those are all gathered on my Patreon Page. If you are interested in tracing the evolution of the piece, and in giving a little on-going support to Trekker, you can check it all out here. Thanks!


Fall Convention Season

Just finished the terrific Baltimore Comic Con, and looking ahead to RCCC in two short weeks! Here are some of the commissions from Baltimore– a fun collection! Plus, many great conversations with Trekker fans, both old and new. Hope to repeat both the experiences at Rose City. See you there!