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Derek Laufman – Creator of the Week – July 5, 2018

Derek Laufman
Image: Derek Laufman

Quick Facts:

Derek Laufman

  • Creator of RUINWORLD comic
  • Professional illustrator for nearly 20 years
  • Freelancer for Marvel, Hasbro, Mattel, and Warner Bros.

If you haven’t already, you need to check out Laufman’s website.

Derek Laufman Chibi Prints

He-Man Chibi, Derek Laufman
Image: Derek Laufman

My favourite discovery at NFCC 2017 was Laufman’s chibi prints. Of course, I had seen his art before at my one of my local comic book stores in Niagara Falls (Freakshow!), but to meet the man in person and to see the stunning volume of his portfolio was astonishing.

Without hesitation, my wife and I purchased a chibi print for every member of our family. I selected He-Man.


Ruinworld, Derek Laufman
Image: Derek Laufman

RUINWORLD follows the fantasy adventure of treasure hunters Pogo and Rex.

It started off as a webcomic in 2016 as a side project in between Laufman’s numerous freelancing gigs. In mid 2017 Laufman self-published RUINWORLD Chapter One in both phyiscal and pdf and was able to sellout the whole run!

In late 2017 rumours abounded—well, in my head anyway—that RUINWORLD have it the big time. At that time, all Laufman would say was that “More RuinWorld is coming in 2018!”

Sure enough, in March 2018, Boom! Studios announced that RUINWORLD would be published by its kaBoom! imprint. You may remember kaBoom! Studios as the publisher behind huge hits like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Over the Garden Wall.

Print editions for RUINWORLD hit local comic store shelves July 11, 2018.

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