ROK Comics creator David Reddick David Reddick has written a heartfelt column for the official www.startrek.com website, titled "I love Star Trek fans."
"After appearing for a second year as a special guest at Creation Entertainment's official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, along with such Trek luminaries as William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Kate Mulgrew and Wil Wheaton to name a few, and having seen both sides of fandom from a fan's perspective, and a guest's perspective, I wrote the tribute regarding my feelings towards my fellow fans," he explains, "and the deeper root of that fandom, philosophies and love of Star Trek."
David, who offers his own strip Reddickulous via ROK Comics, is now a frequent special guest of Star Trek and sci-fi conventions around the country, meeting and drawing for fans, and talking on stage about his ever-popular comic strip The Trek Life, experiences and fandom.
The Trek Life centres on Carl, Kate and Steve, three Star Trek fans at different levels of fandom. A new strip appears every Monday on startrek.com's homepage and is also a regular feature in the official Star Trek Magazine from Titan Publishing, appearing in bookstores worldwide, and is now featured as a regular full-page back-up feature in IDW Publishing's line of officially licensed Star Trek comic books.
The first The Trek Life chibi manga strips are set to be released in Tokyopop's Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 2, in September 2007, joining work by Wil Wheaton and Diane Duane, to name a few.
Additionally, a new line of The Trek Life wallpapers will soon be available through CBS Mobile, at www.cbsmobile.com, in their ever popular Star Trek section.
Original The Trek Life strips can also be found for sale through the official Star Trek Store online and there is also a full line of merchandise available in the startrek.com shop at www.cafepress.com/startrek.
"The strip has even stepped into the real-word," David reveals. "One of the strip's characters, Kate Stevens, has her very own real-world column called "Ask Kate," where she answers questions and offers advice on everything Trek, as well as love, life, and all things in-between."