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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RUNNERS Vol 1 Coloring Done!!

It took a little bit longer than anticipated (ack — the detail was more than I remembered!), but the coloring of Volume 1: Bad Goods is now finished! I’m now in the review phase, like checking the lettering to make sure it fits certain comic rules I was not aware of back then. Thanks to blambot.com for those handy tips! I am also currently doing a review of all the actual art to make sure no coloring errors slipped by me. After that, I will be moving on to the bonus material for the book, which shouldn’t take too long, and then it’s FINALLY off to the printer!

Depending on the print time, I should have the books in very early 2019, at which time I will be fulfilling the Kickstarter and pre-sale orders. If you still want to PRE-ORDER a book, you can do so from my Store.

In the meantime, here is a sampling of the colored pages:

Thanks everyone for your patience during this coloring process. At some point, I’ll also be replacing all the old b&w Vol 1 art here on runnersuniverse with the new colored pages. Hopefully that won’t be too much of a hassle.

And then it’s on to VOLUME 3 in 2019!! I may have mentioned it a while back, but that volume is already fully scripted and will be an extra long story, the equivalent of 8 issues, compared to the 5 issues of volumes 1 and 2. There’s still a bit of concepting to be done for that book for all the new characters and locations, and I’ll also need some time to look into a colorist to help me with the book. So while there’s still a bit of pre-production time needed before pages start posting, the colorist should help me make up for it in terms of speeding up production and getting the actual book out faster!


Vol 1 Pre-Order Now Live at Store

For anyone who missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can now PRE-ORDER the new color version of RUNNERS Volume 1: Bad Goods from the Store! It will be available in paperback, hardcover, and digital editions, and you can also order the character cards and prints.

Items are scheduled to shop September/October 2018.


Kickstarter Success!!

HUZZAH!! We did it!! The Kickstarter campaign for RUNNERS Vol 1 ended last night and made it to the funding goal, with a bit extra to spare! Thanks everyone for backing the project and supporting it on social media. I can’t wait to get it to everyone, and then get cracking on Volume 3!!

For anyone who missed the campaign, you can order the new color edition of Volume 1, as well as Volume 2, from my Store.

Thanks again everyone!!

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MegaCon Appearance 5/24 – 5/27

I’ll be set up at MegaCon in Orlando this weekend (Thur-Sun)! Feel free to swing by and take advantage of my Spring Sale: buy Vol 2 and get Vol 1 (b&w) for FREE! And you can always upgrade that free b&w Vol 1 to color via the Kickstarter campaign! I’ll be in Artist Alley at table 287A. See you there!


New Interview with Wayne’s Comics Podcast

To go with the Kickstarter campaign, here is an hour-long interview I did just for Wayne’s Comics Podcast at Major Spoilers. It was a lot of fun and I address a number of Wayne’s great questions regarding my search for publishers, the lure of tweaking all the art during the coloring process, how Game of Thrones and Harry Potter are big inspirations for the series, and more!

http://majorspoilers.com/2018/05/20/waynes-comics-podcast-330-sean-wang-mark-darden/