Randy Stradley – Book Source Featured Star Wars/ AVP Author for AnimeKon 2014
Randy Stradley is a writer and Vice President of Publishing for Dark Horse Comics. He has also written under pseudonyms Mick Harrison and Welles Hartley.
Stradley’s work on issue 86 of Marvel’s Star Wars series in 1984 was his very first work in the comics industry. He later went to become VP and business partner with Mike Richardson, who founded Dark Horse comics in the 1980s to focus on movie licensed comics.
Editing of Dark Horse’s Star Wars line passed through a number of hands before Stradley assumed the role of Star Wars Senior Editor in 2002, as Dark Horse reorganized its Star Wars line after the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He has held the position since.
Randy Stradley was the first to think up the idea of Chewbacca dying in the New Jedi Order series!