Randy Emberlin & Walden Wong
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Other Realms is honored to welcome Randy Emberlin and Walden Wong to Hawaii!
Randy Emberlin is a comic book artist/inker who has spent the past 30 years working in a variety of creative fields. Whether as an illustrator of educational books or an animator on over 50 television commercials, he has made his presence felt through his style and sensibilities. He has worked with a wide range of pencilers and has many distinctive styles that fans are well acquainted with.
Over the last 25 years he is probably best known for his work as an inker in comics, with a resume that includes long runs on Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, GI Joe, Doctor Strange, Star Wars, Alien Legion, Strange Tales, Ghost and the R.I.P.D. graphic novel from the movie for Dark Horse Comics. Randy currently contributed to a 140 pg. Biblical graphic novel called “The Twelve” for the Kingstone Media Group.
In 1986 he had the privilege of helping to start Dark Horse Comics, the 3rd largest comic book company, which makes it’s home in Milwaukie, Oregon. He contributed to Dark Horse’s beginning by writing and drawing a 4-part story of his own creation called “Mindwalk”, which appeared in Dark Horse Presents #1-4.
As Randy describes his career: ”I started drawing and even attempted to make a primitive version of a comic book at age 4. I collected Marvel comics throughout grade school and self-published fanzines like “the Sentinel” in High School. I also helped organize the very first Portland Comic Book Convention called Nova Con #1 in the early 1970’s. I was always interested in comic book sequential art, but loved animation, photography and music. I never thought I would work for Marvel Comics in New York City, so I pursued an Animation career in Portland that started with the Portland Animation Collective in the late 1970’s. I spent 10 years learning my craft at the Animation Cellar, in Sellwood, eventually forming a partnership with two other animators and producing over 50 TV commercials in 10 years. I received my opportunity at Marvel when a life long friend moved to New York and was working as an artist for Marvel in the 1980’s. I was hired after his editor gave me an emergency assignment to finish 11 pages of art on the Epic comic, “Alien Legion” in one week! A ridiculous deadline! I completed it and was hired as the regular co-artist. That began a 25 year career in comics working for Marvel, Dark Horse and DC as a free lance artist. I have worked on most of the main Marvel characters including; Spider-man, Dr. Strange, the Avengers, Hulk, Captain America, Iron man, Wolverine, the X-men, Avengers, G.I. Joe, Thor, the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, the Punisher. And have worked on Star Wars, Predator and Ghost for Dark Horse plus some Batman for DC. I have learned from and worked with many of the greatest artist’s in the comic book industry and absorbed many of their styles to create my own style and way of seeing. I retired from mainstream comic book work in 2007 and began a career of teaching drawing, cartooning and animation to grade school, high school and college students with various workshops, classes and summer camps throughout the Northwest.”
You can contact Randy for commissions or art sales and follow his work and classes that are offered on his website: www.randyemberlin.comAlso on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/randy.emberlin
Walden Wong is well-respected veteran comic book artist inker with a wide range of experience in the industry, Walden Wong has worked with all of the major studios, including many high profile projects and is currently holding the Inkwell Awards as the most adaptable inker from 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Walden has worked for practically every publisher out there, including Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Valiant and VIZ Media to name a few. You can see his name on a variety of titles every year. He can currently be found working around the clock at his studio inking.
Issues Walden has worked on: http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=713