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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Run-ons...

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/


RUNNERS Vol 1 Kickstarter is LIVE!!

The Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of Vol 1 in color has officially begun!! I am extremely excited to get the first book in color to match Vol 2, the upcoming Vol 3, and all future stories. The campaign runs from May 21 to June 24, so be sure to get your pledges in before then! The book will be available in both paperback and Kickstarter-exclusive hardcover editions, and copies of Vol 2 are also still available, in both paperback and hardcover.

I am offering a number of rewards with the Kickstarter campaign, which include:

Set of three 8″ x 10″ prints

Set of seven 4″ x 6″ character cards

8″ x 10″ character portraits, inked or toned-paper commissions

Super-deluxe 11″ x 17″ inked commission of the entire crew!

Please check out the Kickstarter campaign for RUNNERS Vol 1 and I hope you’ll help me make it a success! And please help spread the word! New sci-fi and comic readers always welcome. 🙂

Thanks everyone!!! Go Kickstarter!!


RUNNERS Vol 1 IN COLOR!!

I’ve very excited to announce that RUNNERS Volume 1: Bad Goods will be re-issued very shortly IN COLOR!

While I still think the b&w version of Vol 1 works well, I know that b&w art can be a deterrent for some readers, which I’d hate to be the case with my series. Also, after having done Vol 2 in color, I really do think color helps sell the sci-fi world of the series quite a bit. As I started working on Vol 3, I decided that Vol 1 really should be in color sooner rather than later to (a) open up the series to as many readers as possible, and (b) visually match Vol 2 and all future RUNNERS books, which will also be in color.

I am currently putting together a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of the new color Vol 1, and I hope to launch the campaign on May 21. Please help me spread the word about the Kickstarter and the new color version of Bad Goods! The Kickstarter would be a great time for new readers to jump onto the series and current readers to experience the first book in a whole new way. In the meantime, keep checking here for more page samples and additional info on the upcoming campaign!

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2018 Spring Super Sale!!

I am now running a big sale on the first 2 books. Buy Vol 2 (in either paperback or hardcover) and get Vol 1 FOR FREE!! I’m hoping to draw in some new readers before RUNNERS Vol 3 launches here later this year. Very excited to be finally returning to this series with Vol 3 and for the long haul! Please share this deal with anyone you think would enjoy the series. Now would be a great time to give it a try. Get the deal at my runnersuniverse.com Store!

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