For when you just have to know more about the talented folks behind your favorite comic in the whole wide world.
Randy began his comic book career in 1988, inking Dragonlance, for DC Comics. That job began a career that continues until the present. Over the course of the last twenty years Randy has inked and/or penciled for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Valiant and a number of smaller publishers.
Randy has also illustrated images for clients like Wizards of the Coast, Alderac Entertainment, Hasbro and Battlefront Miniatures.
He currently teaches art as an adjunct professor at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY and holds an MFA in Illustration form the Hartford Art School.Randy loves The Helm (and the Helm has a thing for Randy, too.)
Dan colors comic books. For money. You no doubt have just produced a blank stare which means either 1) "That's horribly unfair", or 2) "That's the coolest thing ever". The truth is that both impressions are equally correct. He's been gainfully employed doing so for over 14 years, lending his skills to such books as Hellboy, X-Factor Forever, Star Wars, The Terminator, Conan, and The Helm (which remains one of his very favoritest ever. No, for real). He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his absurdly hot wife and a couple of hilarious kids he probably doesn't deserve either. Jerk.
For fifteen long years, Dave Land slaved away in the comics mines of Milwaukie, Oregon for Dark Horse Comics. Hard work and dedication allowed him to rise to the esteemed level of Senior Editor. Amongst his triumphs was helping to bring The Helm to the public at large. Then one cruel Tuesday in April of 2011 he was unceremoniously cast out from his job. Set adrift, alone, and without a paycheck Dave began to question his years of hard work and dedication. It was then he decided to turn to a life of criminal super villainy. He now spends his days in a cave in southwestern Idaho plotting the destruction of the universe. And he also still occasionally edits and writes comics on a freelance basis.
Bart has been laying pencil marks on paper professionally for the last quarter of a century. He revels in both the fantastic and mundane, and there is barely a major character he hasn’t drawn yet. Bart has worked for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant, CrossGen, Image, and Dark Horse and a number of others and is also well known for his Wizard Magazine covers and Brutes and Babes art tutorials. His talents have also been liberally applied to both toys and video games. Recently, Bart Sears established Ominous Studios, a company that you really ought to pay attention to.
Bart still likes the feel of pencil on paper as well as developing stories that you can really sink your teeth into, not to mention he can whip up a wicked pot of Black Bean Chilli. Hey, Look! We mentioned it!
He lives in Florida, and wears a lot of shorts as a consequence.
Jim started his professional career by co-writing and producing a horrific low-budget feature, The Creature from Lake Michigan. Making a bad film can be a crash course in the essential elements of good character and story, and The Creature from Lake Michigan was a tremendously bad film. Jim is now the co-founder of Character LLC, a company that provides story analysis for brands and entertainment properties. While working at Character he has written for Popeye and PBS, has given story advice to many of the world's largest brands including Discovery Networks, Target and Verizon, has appeared on NBC's The Apprentice as an expert on brand characters, and authored the "The Helm," for Dark Horse comics. In the fall of 2010, after 21 years, Jim finally completed The Creature from Lake Michigan which is now available on DVD. He would love it if you would click HERE and buy a copy. It's really not about the money, as The Helm has made him rich beyond his wildest dreams. Jim just likes to see the film's ranking on Amazon.com go up.
And Other Splendid Individuals
It would be crappy to forget (just because we don't have pictures of them) these other people whose hard work went into The Helm. Among these splendid individuals are:
Dave Lanphear: Letters
Katie Moody: Associate Editor
Lia Ribacchi: Art Director
Josh Elliott: Collection Design
Patrick Thorpe: Assistant Editor
Mike Richardson: Tall, White-Haired Guy