Seattle Times Sports
About The Artist
Randy Polliard has been a storyteller, published cartoonist and K-12 educator in one form or another for three decades. As a game industry Art Director, he has supervised art and animation for numerous franchise CD-ROM titles, including Magic School Bus, Rugrats and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
After moving to Seattle, WA, he began drawing a weekly sports editorial cartoon for the Seattle Times newspaper, a freelance cartooning gig he has held for over 20 years, despite moving back to his hometown of Denver, Colorado in 2002. Randy has also been a featured cartoonist for MacHome magazine, and created an interactive cartoon for ESPN.com that ran for over two years.
While Randy is a self-taught artist who learned much of his craft through books and practice, he obtained a bachelors degree in Business/Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After managing premier Game Development and Coding programs for teens with the nation’s largest technology camp provider, Randy went back to school and earned his certificate in Instructional Design from California State University.
Leveraging his diverse experience, Randy dug into his idea notebook and began developing multiple graphic novel projects for both emerging and middle grade readers. He is an active member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is currently seeking representation.
Randy lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, son and Bernese Mountain Dog, but visits his daughter in Washington DC. He is smitten with motorcycles, enamored with sports, and fascinated by insects.