Richard Fairgray is a New Zealand born, award winning (Storylines Notable Book Award[1]), author and illustrator, working primarily in comics and children's books. He draws and colors and animates his work, in spite of being legally blind, with 3% vision in one eye and none in the other.

Richard's works are best known in New Zealand and Australia where he has over 200 published titles. His comic series Blastosaurus (2008)[2] became widely known in New Zealand when it was launched as the first locally produced monthly comic title. His picture books for children have been published all over the world by multiple publishers including Scholastic, Penguin/Random House and Sky Pony Press.

In 2017 Richard moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comics outside of the tiny New Zealand market. Blastosaurus has been picked up by Golden Apple Books, restarting the series from scratch with his new collaborator Paul Eiding (known for his acting work in video games and television). The series launched in March 2018 at WonderCon, then become a monthly print and digital series starting in July 2018