Born: 1962 January 27 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Notes: Owner and founder of Comicraft.
Note, some credits under https://www.comics.org/creator/52165/ appear to be Starkings credits (Ghostbusters and others of similar date) but most are other people, probably several others.

To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


Name:

    Richard Starkings Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Richard Alan Family name: Starkings

Other Names:

  1. Richard Alan Type: Pen Name
  2. Comicraft's RS Type: Studio Name
  3. Richard Starkings of Comicraft Type: Studio Name
  4. RS Type: Common Alternative Name
  5. Rich S. Type: None
  6. Starkings Type: Common Alternative Name
  7. Richard Starkings & Comicraft Type: None
  8. Richard Starkings and Comicraft Type: Studio Name
  9. Zed Type: Pen Name

Signatures:

  1. RS [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1995: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  2. 1996: Squiddy Award - Comics Letter
  3. 1997: Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  4. 1997: Squiddy Award - Letter
  5. 1998: Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  6. 1998: Squiddy Award - Letter
  7. 1998: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  8. 1999: Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  9. 1999: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  10. 2000: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  11. 2001: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  12. 2003: Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  13. 2004: Comics Buyers Guide Fan Awards - Favorite Letterer
  14. 2015: Inkpot Award - [no name]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1988: Squiddy Award - Favorite Graphic Novel
    Batman: The Killing Joke (1988 series) [First Printing]
  2. 1989: Eisner Award - Best Graphic Album
    Batman: The Killing Joke (1988 series) [First Printing]
  3. 1989: Harvey Award - Best Story or Single Issue
    Batman: The Killing Joke (1988 series) [First Printing]
  4. 1989: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album
    Batman: The Killing Joke (1988 series) [First Printing]
  5. 1992: Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum Awards - Best Single Issue
    X-Factor (1986 series) #87 [Direct]
  6. 1993: Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum Awards - Best Cover
    Marvels (1994 series) #2 [Direct Edition]
  7. 1995: Eisner Award - Best Single Issue
    The Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1995 series) #1
  8. 1995: Squiddy Award - Comic Single Issue
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1995 series) #1
  9. 1995: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite One-Shot or Limited Series
    Rogue (1995 series)
  10. 1995: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Single Issue
    X-Men: Alpha (1995 series) #1 [Direct Edition]
  11. 1996: Harvey Award - Best Single Issue or Story
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1995 series) #1
  12. 1997: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Life in the Big City (1996 series)
  13. 1998: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite One-Shot or Mini-Series
    Superman for All Seasons (1999 series)
  14. 1998: Wizard Fan Awards - Comics' Greatest Moment
    X-Men (1991 series) #80 [Direct Edition]
  15. 2000: Eagle Awards - International Section - Favourite Comics Cover Published During 2000
    Ultimate Spider-Man (2000 series) #1
  16. 2002: Squiddy Award - Best Anthology
    9-11 (2002 series) #1
  17. 2003: Eisner Award - Best Graphic Album -- Reprint
    Batman Black and White (1997 series) #2
  18. 2003: Wizard Fan Awards - Comics' Greatest Moment of 2003
    Batman (1940 series) #617 [Direct Sales]
  19. 2004: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite One-Shot
    Avengers Finale (2005 series) #1

Awards for Stories:

  1. 1995: Thompsons - Best Publication Design
    no title (Astro City) cover, 1p
  2. 2001: Squiddy Award - Best Comics Short Story
    Heroes Don't Cry (Spider-Man) comic story, 22p

Relations:

  1. Owner - Comicraft (b. 1992) using the names: Comicraft's RS; Richard Starkings of Comicraft; Richard Starkings and Comicraft
    Notes: Owner and founder.