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.

When sequences are credited to "Richard Starkings and Comicraft", or "Richard Starkings & Comicraft", this is generally not considered one alternative name, but two separate names. This is indexed as "Richard Starkings; Comicraft".

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 Rich Type: Studio Name
  3. Comicraft's RS Type: Studio Name
  4. Rich Type: Common Alternative Name
  5. Richard Starkings of Comicraft Type: Studio Name
  6. RS Type: Common Alternative Name
  7. Richard S Type: Common Alternative Name
  8. Rich S. Type: None
  9. Starkings Type: Common Alternative Name
  10. R. Starkings Type: Common Alternative Name
  11. Rick Starkings Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Rick Family name: Starkings
  12. 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. 1994: Thompsons - Best Reprint Series or Collection
    Marvels (1994 series)
  8. 1994: Squiddy Award - Reprint or Collection Book
    Marvels (1994 series)
  9. 1995: Eisner Award - Best Single Issue
    The Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1995 series) #1
  10. 1995: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album / Previously Released Material
    Marvels (1994 series)
  11. 1995: Squiddy Award - Comic Single Issue
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1995 series) #1
  12. 1995: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite One-Shot or Limited Series
    Rogue (1995 series)
  13. 1995: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite Single Issue
    X-Men: Alpha (1995 series) #1 [Direct Edition]
  14. 1996: Eisner Award - Best Single Issue
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1995 series) #4
  15. 1996: Harvey Award - Best Single Issue or Story
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City (1995 series) #1
  16. 1997: Eisner Award - Best Humor Publication
    Sergio Aragonés Massacres Marvel (1996 series) #1
  17. 1997: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
    Kurt Busiek's Astro City: Life in the Big City (1996 series)
  18. 1998: Wizard Fan Awards - Favorite One-Shot or Mini-Series
    Superman for All Seasons (1999 series)
  19. 1998: Wizard Fan Awards - Comics' Greatest Moment
    X-Men (1991 series) #80 [Direct Edition]
  20. 1999: Wizard Fan Awards - Comics' Greatest Moment
    Avengers (1998 series) #22 [Direct Edition]
  21. 2000: Eagle Awards - International Section - Favourite Comics Cover Published During 2000
    Ultimate Spider-Man (2000 series) #1
  22. 2002: Premios Haxtur (Haxtur Awards) - Best Short Story
    The Amazing Spider-Man (1999 series) #36 [Direct Edition]
  23. 2002: Squiddy Award - Best Anthology
    9-11 (2002 series) #1
  24. 2003: Eisner Award - Best Graphic Album -- Reprint
    Batman Black and White (1997 series) #2
  25. 2003: Wizard Fan Awards - Comics' Greatest Moment of 2003
    Batman (1940 series) #617 [Direct Sales]
  26. 2004: Eisner Award - Best Graphic Album -- Reprint
    The Batman Adventures: Dangerous Dames & Demons (2003 series)
  27. 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
  3. 2002: Squiddy Award - Best Comics Short Story
    Inside Out (The Fantastic Four) comic story, 22p

Relations:

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