Welcome to the critically-acclaimed sci-fi comic Runners! Here you'll find the first two graphic novels in their entirety, along with bonus behind-the-scenes commentary for most pages. The graphic novels (and other goodies) can also be purchased from the Runners Store. Enjoy the read!

Vol 1. Bad Goods

It's just another day in the life of reluctant smuggler Roka Nostaco and his ragtag alien crew as they struggle to complete a particularly dangerous run for the mob. Their adventure takes them from shootouts with pirates to ship-to-ship dogfights with ruthless bounty hunters, culminating in an all-out, three-way ship, cycle and foot chase through the streets of an alien space station. All the while, they also have to contend with a vengeful mercenary, a ghost from the past and a mysterious alien girl lying unconscious on their cargo bay floor!

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Vol 2. The Big Snow Job

Hard times have fallen on Roka Nostaco and the smuggling crew of the Khoruysa Brimia. Tired of scraping by on small-time runs for petty criminals, they take on a big job to get back into the top tier of mob-level work. But high pay comes with high risk, and if the freezing climate of Planet Ciceron doesn't kill them, the hostile native population might. Assuming they don't all kill each other first! Success could put them back on track, but are they in the driver's seat or just pawns in a much bigger double-cross?


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Convention Appearances 2014

With the new Runners graphic novel in hand, I’ll be hitting the convention circuit this year! It’s been a while, so I’m super excited to hit the road. In addition to both Runners graphic novels (Vol 1: Bad Goods and Vol 2: The Big Snow Job), I will also have some of the Kickstarter items, like prints, character card sets, and the expanded Sketchbook, in case you missed them during the project campaign.

So far, I am scheduled to set up at the following shows:

C2E2 (Chicago, IL): April 25-27

Hartford Comic Con (Hartford, CT): May 31 – June 1

ConnectiCon (Hartford, CT): July 10-13

Boston Comic Con (Boston, MA): August 8-10

Dragon Con (Atlanta, GA): August 29 – Sept 1

Baltimore Comic-Con (Baltimore, MD): September 5-7

I’m still looking into (and waiting to hear back from ) a couple other shows, so hopefully more will be announced later in the season. Hope to see some of you at the shows!

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RUNNERS books now on Amazon!

As I mentioned in my last post, the Store here has been updated with the new graphic novel, the expanded sketchbook, prints, character cards, and digital PDF versions of the books. You can also get many of those items signed.

Additionally, Runners Volume 1: Bad Goods and Runners Volume 2: The Big Snow Job (hardcover and paperback) are now available on Amazon! Please help spread the word. And if anyone is willing to post a positive review of either of the books, I would be extremely appreciative. I just listed the new graphic novel yesterday, so as of now, it looks a bit lonely without any reviews. :(

Here are the direct links:

Runners Volume 1: Bad Goods

Runners Volume 2: The Big Snow Job (paperback)

Runners Volume 2: The Big Snow Job (hardcover)

Thanks everyone!!

 

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Kickstarter DONE! Thanks everyone!!

As of a couple week ago, I officially finished sending out all the Kickstarter rewards that I was able to. There were a few people who never got their addresses to me and some who didn’t reply to emails asking for additional info or international shipping, but other than that, everything has gone out at this point! I hope it was worth the wait. It ended up taking a bit longer than I originally planned, but I had decided to tackle everything myself, and that ended up taking quite a bit of time as a one-man operation. By my tally, between copies of Bad Goods and The Big Snow Job, I ended up doing over 755 head sketches!!

Along the way, I apparently forgot to send out the digital version of the Battle Royale Print. While backers over $35 received a free physical print as a Stretch Goal reward, I had also announced that EVERYONE would get the digital version. Oops. I will be correcting that very shortly, so Kickstarter backers, be on the lookout for an update with a link to a higher-res version of the image below.

Runners_BattleRoyale

Finally, I have now updated the Store with both the hardcover and paperback versions of the new graphic novel, as well as some leftover sketchbooks, prints, and character card sets from the Kickstarter project. If you missed anything during the campaign, you can get most of the items now at the Store. You can also now get digital PDF versions of both graphic novels and the sketchbook! Woot!

Thanks everyone for making the Kickstarter campaign such a success. And thanks for all the amazing support, encouragement, and patience during the process!!

 


Kickstarter Inked Illustrations

It’s been a while since my last update here. I tend to do more regular posts on the Runners: The Comic Facebook Fan Page, so “Like” that page to get more regular updates (the link is on the right)!

Since the Kickstarter campaign ended, I’ve been pretty busy working on getting everything done while still doing my regular freelance work. I’m happy to report that at this point, I am just about done with all the fulfillment! Almost all the books, sketchbooks, and prints have now gone out and I am just finishing the last 30 or so items, the inked illustrations.

I recently finished all 20 of the 8.5 x 11″ inked character bust portraits. Here’s what they all look like:

Now it’s on to the 11 x 17″ inked full-body illustrations and that will be it!


Kickstarter Print Selection

With the Kickstarter campaign now officially over, I am now in process of sending out Kickstarter surveys to gather information from backers. For those who have selected rewards with prints, please use the following guide to select which print(s) you would like. You will also be able to specify if you want any of prints A-C signed.

A: Runners: The Big Snow Job Chapter 1 cover

B: Runners: The Big Snow Job Chapter 3 cover

C: Runners: The Big Snow Job graphic novel cover

D: Runners: Bad Goods pinup by David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

E: Runners: The Big Snow Job pinup by David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

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