RonRandall

Storyteller/Illustrator/randallart26@gmail.com

New York Comic Con 2013 On the Way!

I’ll be at NYCC this year– the biggest Comics event on the East Coast, and an extraordinary show in countless ways. Find me at Table C6 in Artist Alley. As always, I’ll be eager to talk Trekker and comics in general. And– I can squeeze in another pre-order sketch or two, if you jump fast. See you at the show!

Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 7:09 am.

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Rose City Comic Con 2013

The second annual Rose City Comic Con was a great event– a huge turn-out of enthusiastic fans. For me: two days of non-stop conversations about… some sci-fi character I’ve been working on lately. Oh– and some fun commissions as well, viz:

 

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 7:20 pm.

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Convention Season means Commissions

This weekend sees the second annual Rose City Comic-Con in Portland– for which I created this She-Hulk commission. Rose City had a fantastic first show last year, and I’m looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year! I’ll be at the large Periscope Studio “island” of tables at space 1013.

And Oct 10-13 brings the massive, spectacular NYCC 2013! I’ll be in Artist Alley at table C6 to sketch, sign, chat and sell. And I’m taking on a limited number of sketches in advance of this show, with a watercolor option available. I’ve been enjoying reacquainting myself with watercolor after a long estrangement.

And of course there’s nothing wrong with a straight-forward ink sketch, occasionally enhanced with a touch of tone. This was done at the Baltimore Comic-Con earlier this month. Baltimore is an extremely well-run and fan-centric show, where the focus is clearly on comics and comic art. I can’t recommend it highly enough for any serious fan of the medium. Make your plans for next year accordingly!

 

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 8:26 am.

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Rose City Comic-Con: Only Days Away!

Portland’s Rose City Comic-Con rolls out on Sept 21-22. I’ll be there at table 1013 along with many of my Periscope Studio mates. Come on by for some Trekker talk, a sketch, a poster, or a browse through my original art stack. I’m taking advance sketch orders, so get in touch if you’d like to arrange for your sketch early. And if you haven’t picked up a copy of the Omnibus yet– I’ll have a generous supply of them on hand as well.

In only its second year, RCCC has expanded greatly. It’s exciting to have such a vibrant, well-run show in town. See you there!

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 8:20 pm.

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Fall Convention season kicks off in Baltimore!

I’m pleased and honored to be a guest at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con. This will be my first year there as well as my first convention since the release of the Trekker Omnibus, so I’m pretty well stoked for a great time. Baltimore has begun a terrific event at the show. Each year they pick a fine creator-owned property and do a “Tribute Art Book” to it. This year they has chosen Stan Sakai’s classic Usagi Yojimbo! Trekker and Usagi Yojimbo share similar histories, both with long roots going back to the early days of Dark Horse comics. And Stan is both a great guy and a wonderful comics creator. So of course I had to find a way to put Mercy and the samurai bunny together:

If you make it to the show, be sure to pick up one of the books. And come by and say howdy!

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 11:42 am.

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TREKKER Omnibus Release Party Report!

The Trekker Omnibus Dropped on Wednesday, August 7, and we celebrated the event with a rousing party at the great “Things From Another World” comic shop in Portland, Oregon. The book is available at comic shops everywhere and on line as well. It’s great to have Trekker back in print!

 

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 5:25 pm.

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Omnibus Release Comes on August 7!

The long-awaited Trekker Omnibus drops on August 7! A comprehensive 320+ page collection of Mercy’s adventures. Local Comic Shop “Things From Another World” is hosting a release party that evening from 7-10pm. All true-hearted Trekker fans are welcome to attend. Here are the TFAW details. Hope to see you there!

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago at 12:42 pm.

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Over-due update: Trekker Omnibus, Fall Conventions, Silence &Co GN

Lots going on! First, I just got my hands on the advanced copy of the mighty Trekker Omnibus, coming this August from Dark Horse (and me, of course). Over 320 pages, this collects all the existing Trekker stories, some in the original black and white, all scanned directly from the original art, some stories in brand-new color. It also features a terrific foreward by the one and only Gail Simone, and a “Skechbook” section displaying lots of rare and unseen Trekker images produced  over the years. I worked long and intensely with the folks at Dark Horse to make this package definitive, and I am super-happy with the results! You can pre-order it here, or find it in your favorite comic shop as of August 7, or get one direct from me at a convention appearance this fall. Speaking of which:

I am looking forward to my first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con, this September 7-8! This convention has a terrific reputation as being one of the best. Can’t wait to experience it. And I’ll also be at the also excellently-run Rose City Comic-Con in Portland later in Sept 21-22, so plenty of fun that month!

Lastly, a long time in the coming is the graphic novel Silence & Co that I’ve illustrated for Gur Beshemish and Crystal Publications. It’s a gloriously pulpy modern crime noir tale getting terrific reviews, and on sale now!

Posted 1 year, 5 months ago at 8:03 am.

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Trekker Panel at “Stumptown 2013″!

We held a rousing Trekker panel at this year’s Stumptown Comic Fest in Portland.  I traced the history of the series from its inception in the pages of Dark Horse Comics, through Mercy’s return via the Trekker website, and on  to the forthcoming  TREKKER OMNIBUS (with its terrific intro by comic’s great Gail Simone) and the brand new stories launching in Dark Horse Presents later this month. Plenty of ground to cover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was aided and abetted  by editor and panel moderator Jim Gibbons (center), who has helped immensely in making Trekker’s return to print as rewarding and successful as I could ever hope for, and by Trekker ‘s awesome colorist Jeremy Colwell (left).  Together,  we explored everything from the concept of “world-building” in sci-fi and fantasy to  the ground-breaking role Trekker had as an early female-driven action/adventure strip, to the crafting of Mercy’s character and the life-arc that  the series  is tracing. It took teamwork, I tell ya!

The time flew by, as it will when you are caught up in trying to convey your enthusiasm and commitment to a project as close to your heart  as Trekker is to mine. The crowd hung in there, offered some great questions , and stayed after for  more conversation. It was all terrifically rewarding.

After the panel the whole Team Trekker was joined by Dark Horse production ace, Allyson Willsey, who has worked with the same dedication as the rest of us to make Trekker’s return sparkle. All together,  great group of people to hang out with as well as to make comics with!

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago at 12:36 pm.

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Hey Everyone– remember to look me up this weekend at the Stumptown Comic Fest! It’s going to be a fun, frantic weekend in Portland and I’ll be doing my part, passing out a new smattering of Con Swag, holding down a signing session, and sitting center-stage for a Sunday afternoon Trekker panel! See you there!

Posted 1 year, 7 months ago at 10:04 am.

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