ECCCBlog

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:

 

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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!

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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!

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New Story: “Jekka” launching at TrekkerComic.com

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Thrilled to have both the Trekker Omnibus and the new TPB “The Train to Avalon Bay” out in print, we forge ahead with the next of Mercy St. Clair’s adventures at trekkercomic.com as Mercy becomes entangled with a desperate plan to get a young woman named Jekka out of the crosshairs of a team of enhanced assassins. Before it’s all over, Mercy and her followers will travel to the stars, and shift the balance of power in the entire System. At the same time, Mercy continues to undergo a personal, inward journey that will lead to equally profound internal changes. Climb aboard for the ride!

Denver Spaceport

Denver Comic Con 2014–June 13-15!

I doubt the Denver “Spaceport” will look quite like this YET when I arrive there next month for the Denver Comic Con— but I’m still looking forward to the trip. This will be my first professional visit to Colorado, and I’m looking forward to it tremendously! I’ll have both the brand-new TREKKER TPB, “The Train to Avalon Bay” and the TREKKER OMNIBUS on hand, as well as prints and original art. And I’ll be ready to sketch, sign and socialize. Hope to see many new faces!