About Randy Martinez

randy bio pic lrgRandy Martinez is one of today’s most popular artists in the pop culture genre, creating officially licensed illustrations for most of today’s biggest pop culture titles, including Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and Lord of the Rings. Considered the Swiss army knife of Star Wars Illustrators, Randy Martinez has been creating Cartoons, Caricatures, Illustrations, Paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm LTD  since 1999. Martinez’s art first  appeared in Star Wars Kids Magazine, before he quickly moved on to create cartoons and caricatures for the Star Wars Insider.  In 2007 Martinez was chosen to create the official key art for Star Wars Celebration IV and Europe. Martinez has continued a wide range of illustration styles for Topps Trading Cards, Scholastic Books, and again creating the official key art for Star Wars Celebration V.
In 2012, Randy Martinez was bestowed a great honor when his illustrations were included in the book Star Wars Art: Illustration (Abrams Books).  This book celebrates the most influential and important illustrators that have ever created official Star Wars Art since 1977. Every illustration in this book was hand selected by George Lucas himself from his personal art collection.

In 2012, Marvel Comics began producing Randy’s art for their fine art print series. These are limited Edition prints of fine art paintings of Marvels greatest superheroes. Randy has been chosen to create the “Legacy” Series that will be released over the next two years.

Martinez has also authored two how to draw books with Impact Books. Creature Features: Draw Amazing Monsters and Aliens,  and Sketch Card Mania, which he co-authored with Denise Vasquez. Both books are available in all major book stores and on amazon.

Randy earned a BFA in Design and Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1998, and previously studied art California Lutheran University and Ventura Cummunity Collage.

College: Kansas City Art Institute

Major: Illustration/Design

Style: Photo realism, cartooning, graphic design

Media: All Traditional Media and Digital Media

Location: Los Angeles,CA

Client List

  • Lucasfilm LTD
  • Marvel
  • Lucas Arts
  • Acme Archives
  • Upperdeck Trading Cards
  • Topps Trading Cards
  • Impact Publishing
  • Scholastic Books
  • Leaf Trading Cards
  • AAA auto club
  • Dan Fogler (actor)
  • Rittenhouse Archives
  • Breygent Marketing
  • Playroom Entertainment
  • Wintner Artist Management
  • Ink Works
  • Gen Con