Tuesday, October 9, 2012

KHARY RANDOLPH: AN ARTIST LIKE NO OTHER

Khary Randolph 
We all have our favorite things to look at and admirer. I myself I like looking at drawings and colorful things. Yes, I like Vincent Van Goff, Leonardo Da Vinici, and all those other artist. But since the day I saw this artist work and yes that what he is an artist even though he is classified as an illustrator. I've been enthralled by the way he brings simple illustrations to life and how all his work seem to speak volumes. You might ask who is this person I am speaking of ? 

Well if you've watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, or the Boondocks, or ever picked up a comic book or just seen some really cool poster for a comic that you want to read but haven't gotten the chance too maybe this artist drew that cover. I'm talking about Khary Randolph. This Boston transplant has been drawing in New York city for the last 10 years. He has had his hand in bring to life a lot of great comics out there and has worked for some of the top companies in the comic book industry, Boom Comics, Marvel and DC Comics just to name a few.

Cover by Khary Randolph
Khary a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, work is some of the best I've seen. He has left his make on a couple of well known and beloved properties such as Spiderman, X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Boondocks,Teen Titans and even The Adventures of Spawn.  His latest comic illustration work Charismagic,  Fanboys vs. Zombies, and not to mention Starborn and Static Shock are great hit with comic book fans. With the great artwork that he produces every issue no wonder so many praise his talents.

Khary also worked on a series of characters for the game Chaotic which was released by 4Kids Entertainment Inc. The elaborate characters what he had to draw were amazing. Working at 4Kids I got a first (Well somewhat first) look at the cards when they came out and was amazed by the imagery. If only it has translated that well to the cartoon, it would probably have been a bigger success story.


Khary also have his own series of books of original sketches dubbed Pimpjooze. Filled with beautiful sketches of the female characters both sexy and powerful they show a wide array of Khary's appreciation for everything female in this series of books. The book also features sketches of characters that are a large part of the comic book universe such as Wolverine. Also featured in the book are never before seen unpublished artwork and commission stuff that he has worked on.

Static X cover by Khary Randolph
Besides all the comic book, TV, and commercial work Khary does, he also host a form call Drink & Draw, where he along with a lot of New York based illustrators (artist) get together and have a great time doing what they love drawing. The Drink and Draw groups meet Wednesday each month and information for the event is post of the Drink and Draw Facebook page which is ran by Khary. You don't have to be the greatest illustrator in the world to attend the events. I myself regularly (thanks be to Khary) am invited even though I lack all these illustrators skills. If your an illustrator and looking for a great group to draw with look up the Drink and Draw group on Facebook.

Also a long tunes of other blessed artist, Khary will be attending New York Comic Con this week which starts October 11th- 14th, 2012. So if your attending this years Comic Con make sure to stop by Artist Alley where all the great illustrators and comic book related individuals are station and check out his art work he will be stationed at Booth CC2. You should also pick up a copy of Pimpjooze 7 which is available on his site and probably at Comic Con and all his other works, and see what all the buzz it about.

To check out some of Khary's work here are links to his DeviantArt page kharyrandolph.deviantart and his personal page Khary Randolph.

Thanks for reading enjoy.