Artist / Writer
Richard Comely worked as a sign painter, crest, embroidery and clothing designer, portrait artist and graphic designer before publishing Captain Canuck from Winnipeg in 1975 and Star Rider and The Peace Machine in 1981.
Richard has taught drawing since 1989. He has written and illustrated for magazines and newspapers in Canada and The U.S. He wrote and illustrated three newspaper strips as well as children's books, greeting cards and storyboards. He helped create a one year post graduate course in comic book scripting and illustration for Mohawk College. His Drawing from the Pros video was a best seller in the North American educational market.
He is working with Chapterhouse on an ongoing Captain Canuck comic series that began with a 2015 Free Comic Book Day edition, Captain Canuck: "Tell The Story" workbook, the original series compendium and Captain Canuck: "Enter The Crime Stopper" comic- created in conjunction with Crime Stoppers and Mac's Crime Busters. Richard is also involved in the Captain Canuck animated series, an animated feature film, along with a live-action being eyed for 2018.
Richard and his wife Evelyn, married since 1975, have 8 children and eight grandchildren.
Convention Guest Appearances
Barrie Fantasticon 2020 - April 17-18, 2020 in Barrie, ONConvention Cancelled 2019
- London Comic Con 2019 - October 5-6, 2019 in London, ON
- Tri-City Super Con 2019 - September 28-29, 2019 in Kitchener, ON
- FantastiCon Port Huron 2019 - March 30-31, 2019 in Port Huron, MI, USA 2018
- London Comic Con 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in London, ON
- Tri-City Super Con 2018 - October 5-7, 2018 in Kitchener, ON
- Windsor ComiCon 2018 - September 29-30, 2018 in Windsor, ON
- Ottawa Comiccon 2018 - May 11-13, 2018 in Ottawa, ON
- Capital City Comic Con 2018 - March 16-18, 2018 in Victoria, BC
- Kitchener Comic Con 2018 - March 3-4, 2018 in Kitchener, ON 2017
- Central Canada Comic Con 2017 - October 27-29, 2017 in Winnipeg, MB
- London Comic Con 2017 - October 13-15, 2017 in London, ON
- FanExpo Canada 2017 - August 31 - September 3, 2017 in Toronto, ON
- Montreal Comiccon 2017 - July 7-9, 2017 in Montreal, QC
- Calgary Expo 2017 - April 27-30, 2017 in Calgary, AB
- Toronto Comicon 2017 - March 17-19, 2017 in Toronto, ON 2016
- Forest City Comicon 2016 - November 5-6, 2016 in London, ON 2015
- Hal-Con 2015 - October 31 - November 1, 2015 in Halifax, NS 2014
- Hal-Con 2014 - November 7-9, 2014 in Halifax, NS
- Central Canada Comic Con 2014 - October 31 - November 2, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB
19 confirmed guest appearances