March 7 2011
Richard Zajac : Wizard World Comic Cons : TORONTO COMIC CON MARCH 18-19-20, 2011 FRI-SAT-SUN Direct.

I will be appearing at the Wizard World Toronto Show March 18-20, come by the table to see my newest paintings, pencils, prints and inks. I 'll have pages some new pages available from Soulfire over Marcus To. I am sketching all weekend so be sure to stop by and make a request and I'll put you on the list. I haven't done a Show in a while so I am really looking forward to drawing and talking with everyone. I am always available for portfolio reviews and advice if you would like.
Check out issue 6 to 9 of Soulfire volume 2 to see my recent work, but you can always bring by any of my past issues and I'll be happy to sign them for you!

Thoughtless #2 available on-line! Click here to see how the lives of these girls are changing with a closer glimpse into those surrounding them. No matter how life seeems to pull us apart we always seem to be connected.

And if you have a chance check out my facebook and deviant art pages.

http://richardzajac.deviantart.com

http://www.facebook.com/Zajac

Sept 19 2010
There is a new piece of work to showcase. A cover for the Hero Initative New Avengers 100 Project. This that it is one of the covers that will be auctioned off for the Hero Initiative.


June 9 2009
Thanks for checking out the site. I have added some new pieces to the Illustration section. I have been working with smaller publishers and doing some pencilling as well. I will be at Wizard World Chicago, FanExpo and Pittsburgh Comicon this year, so come by and see me if you are at the shows.
I am always available for commissions, just contact me through this site and we can work out what type of piece you may want. Feel free to contact me with any inquiries as to my inking work as well.
You can also visit www.nlcomics.com to see all about "Thoughtless" and contact us through that site to order your copy. We also have a sneak peak of #2 up there!

Sept 25 2007
Thanks for all that came out to FanExpo, it was a good weekend.
Next Con I will be attending is the Manitoba Con October 26th & 27th in Winnipeg. Lots of new updates to the gallery section, check out the new Inks and Illustrations I've done. Right now I am working with Big City Comics on Dragon Cross make sure you check them out!

Aug 22 2007
I will be at FanExpo August 24-26th. Look for me in the professional area,
table 133. I'll have great G.I. Joe Pages, original art, pints, comics, and more.

May 27 2007
“Thoughtless” is now available to the fans! The much anticipated series has now begun with the launch of Thoughltess #1. Thoughtless is an on-going series that follows the relationship of two teenagers, their families and friends. It is really about growing up and questions, “What do we teach ourselves? What is taught to us by society and our surroundings?” Would you care about material goods if you were not taught to? Would you have prejudices if no one ever told you to? Would you fear this world if you were never shown? These are questions that the reader will ask himself or herself as the characters discover the answers.
The story will have you laughing, shocked and surprised. Come to Richard Zajac’s booth to purchase your copy and have it signed by the creator.
The official debut is at the Toronto Comic Con June 8-10. Be one of the first to buy this monumental issue that already has people talking! Come by Richard’s Zajac’s booth to purchase your copy, have your copy signed by the creator, view the original art and learn more about Northern Lights Comics. (Issues also available through Paradise Comics in Toronto)

April 22 2007
Richard will be at the Pittsburgh Comic Con April 27th-29th. He will have original drawings, prints, original comic book pages available. As well, "Thoughtless #1" will be making it's printed debut!! Come check it out!

Nov 12 2006
I will be set up at the 1-day Paradise Con November 19th. I also have G.I. Joe:America's Elite original pages for sale, feel free to contact me by e-mail: zajac@sympatico.ca put in the subject G.I. Joe originals or I'll see you at the Con.

Oct 21 2006
Sorry it has been a long time since I updated this site. I've been busy working on G.I. Joe:America's Elite. I have also been doing a more realistic style in my pencilling, some are now posted in the Illustration section. I'll update further soon, including more inks and pencil samples.

May 1 2006
Here's an update as to what I've been up to over the past few months, it's been busy.
April was the Pittsburgh Con. Good con, plus you get to check oyut the Monroeville Mall where the original Dawn of the Dead was filmed. Zombies everywhere, plus comics = good times. The weather could have been better...
The Paradise Con in Toronto was at the end of April. Great Con, best in Canada, Peter and Kevin put on a great show and treat everyone really well. We represented A.C.T.O.R. again and thanks to those of you that stopped by, we raised a good chunk of change. If you don't know about A.C.T.O.R., check out the link below, it is an awesome organization that I am proud to support.
In May, Wizard World Philadelphia. Busy Con, spent time with some more great people. Still waiting for the pictures.
June was work, work, work.
July - just got back from San Diego, Comic-Con International. Good show, incredible city.
August is fast approaching and it's off to Chicago Wizard World!

In between Cons has been really busy with the following projects:
Infinity Uprising: Inking Thugz:Oneshot and Meridian (Thugz:Community) pencilling and inking
E train Comics: The Calling #5, now available
Monkey Pharmacy/Speakeasy: Full Moon Throttle, check out the cover in the gallery
Monkey Pharmacy: Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel: pin-up in issue #1, out in August
Monkey Pharmacy/Alias: Elsinore #4, various pages on various artists including Josh Medors (ranked by Wizard as the hottest new talent)
Ronin Studios: Angel, an 8-page short story, likely out at the end of August
Arcana Studios: 100 Girls #6, helped out with inking a few pages, should be out soon

That's where we stand right now. Still working on Thoughtless and other unnamed personal projects. Updates will be more frequent, honest, I'll have to get my staff more on the ball!

INFORMATION

Richard Zajac is based out of Waterloo, Ontario. His main interest is inking and has been doing it for a few years. Recently he completed work for Classics Illustrated Jr., issue #571 "How the Indians Got Fire"and issue #509 "Beauty and the Beast". Richard is now currently working with a great team on a new title, HANGMAN, that will totally rule, with a strong story line and great pencils

Richard is also interested in drawing, digital colouring, and writing. He has done commissioned artwork, window painting, and portrait work. Public Speaking on the development and comics industry is also an area he enjoys dealing with especially when talking with children.

Interests
Comics!!! - of course.
Animals - his home is referred to as "the zoo".
Baseball - Pittsburgh Pirates baby.
Football - Denver Broncos all the way…
Hockey - Boston Bruins
Collectibles other than comics - figures, statues, sports memorabilia
Kevin Smith - movies and books
Music - plays non-stop in the car, office, house, garage…….
Shaun of the Dead - I craned it. But you were parked! (One of the Greatest Movies of All Time)
Napoleon Dynamite - Gosh! In my spare time I am training to be a cage fighter.

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Richard Zajac

zajac@sympatico.ca

Let me know what you think of the site, my work, or any questions you might have. I'll gladly give out advice if you are interested to hear my opinion.
Plus, feel free to send me job offers!