Artist Randy W. Clark, a past member of the Albuquerque SF Society, died June 28 from complications of spinal stenosis. He was 48. Clark helped organize the Bubonicon art show in the 1980s and 1990s.
Clark drew for Alpha Centura Communicator, Marty Cantor’s Holier Than Thou, Craig Chrissinger’s Desert Sun, and other fanzines. His artistic talent led to pro assignments inking pages for The Badger (First Comics), created by Mike Baron, and a Parts Unknown mini-series (Eclipse) with writer Beau Smith. He also worked on storyboards for two episodes of The Real Ghostbusters.
The onset of spinal stenosis ended his art career about half a dozen years ago. Then, in 2008, as the result of a fall he was paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair.
Clark is survived by two older brothers and an older sister.
So sorry to read this news. Had lost contact with Randy some time ago, but had hoped he was continuing to create art. So sorry to hear of his final years, and a much too young passing.