ABOUT THE SERIES:
Intergalactic smuggling isn’t easy when you’re hounded by pirates, bounty hunters, police, and the occasional conscience…
RUNNERS, the critically-acclaimed sci-fi adventure series by writer/artist Sean Wang, chronicles the misadventures of reluctant smuggler Roka Nostaco and his ragtag alien crew as they struggle to complete hazardous runs through outlaw space and against all odds.
Conceived in 1994, the comic series first appeared in print as a short story in the Small Press Expo’s EXPO 2000 anthology. The first full story arc, RUNNERS: Bad Goods, was published from 2002-2005 in comic book form, with the graphic novel collection also coming out in 2005 to rave reviews.
The entire Bad Goods story arc was subsequently published online at RUNNERSUNIVERSE.com in 2009. From 2009-2012, the full-color second arc, The Big Snow Job, was published online. In 2013, the new graphic novel printing was funded via a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and both books are now available from the RUNNERSUNIVERSE.com Store.
ABOUT THE CREATOR:
Sean Wang, an MIT architecture graduate, got his start in the comics industry writing and drawing seasonal specials for The Tick, a comic based on the original series by Ben Edlund and published by New England Comics. His earliest work was featured in the Yule Log Special #1 (1997), Big Romantic Adventure, Summer Fun Special and the Back-to-School Special.
He then wrote and illustrated the 6-issue Tick and Arthur series, in which the duo joined a superteam of equally-dysfunctional heroes. This highly regarded series introduced several new characters to the Tick universe, including Crazy Blue Rocket, Bumbling Bee, Caped Cod, The Greased Pig, and Flea and Doyle.
In 2000, he began self-publishing his highly-acclaimed sci-fi adventure series RUNNERS, which follows the exploits of a crew of alien smugglers. The first graphic novel collection RUNNERS: Bad Goods made several reviewers’ Best of 2005 lists.
Sean took a short break from RUNNERS in 2006 to do the artwork for the Image Comics project Meltdown, which chronicles the final days of a volatile superhero. The series garnered major critical acclaim for Sean’s use of a variety of art styles to tell different aspects of the story.
Following Meltdown, Sean returned to the Tick universe to help celebrate the character’s 20th anniversary by contributing to the all-star Tick 20th Anniversary Special, as well as writing and drawing the one-shot Tick Comic-Con Extravaganza.
Sean is now officially back to work on RUNNERS, having outlined the next several story arcs and the overall timeline of the epic story. The new full-color series RUNNERS: The Big Snow Job, was released from 2009-2012 on RUNNERSUNIVERSE.com and was funded as a graphic novel via a very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013. Both graphic novels are now available from the RUNNERSUNIVERSE.com Store.
Visit seanwang.com to view all his other illustration and comic projects.