Collector’s Paradise Announces Richard Starkings / Elephantmen Day on January 25!

Official Press Release


San Fernando Valley area’s Leading Retail Comic Book Store Chain promotes release of Elephantmen Vol. 0 with a special event! 

Canoga Park, Calif., January 18, 2012 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that the on January 25th, starting at 12pm and lasting until 7pm on Wednesday, they are celebrating Richard Starkings / Elephantmen Day, at the Canoga Park store location.

“Richard Starkings is a comic book industry legend and one of our stores’ biggest supporters.  We have had several events with Mr. Starkings in the past, and he makes dozens of new fans of his work every time, by being 100% engaging and charming with every single person,” said Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise, adding:  “His enthusiasm for his own product, and for the industry as a whole is unparalleled. Richard is the ultimate creator of comics, someone who all the new creators should be looking up to.”

Richard Starkings and Collector’s Paradise will have FREE Copies of Elephantmen comics for anyone who has not tried the book yet, which Richard will sign, as well as a complete selection of ALL Elephantmen Graphic Novels (both hardcover and softcover editions), including the Brand New Elephantmen Vol. 0, Armed Forces, which reprints some of the earliest Elephantmen adventures, in color for the first time.

Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park.


Richard Starkings is a British font designer and comic book letterer, editor and writer. He was one of the early pioneers of computer based comic book lettering and as a result is one of the most prolific creators in the comic book industry.  In 1992 Starkings founded Comicraft, a studio which employs letterers and designers and provides “Unique Design and Fine Lettering” services for comic books from many different publishers. In 2006 Image Comics launched an ongoing series, Elephantmen, created and written by Starkings and illustrated by many fantastic artists, including Justin Norman, Boo Cook, Tom Scioli, Henry Flint, Chris Bachalo and Chris Burnham.

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to  proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. The store recently opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.