Raised by wild chimps on a rural Oklahoma drive-thru safari, Randall P. Girdner survived his youth with the help of comics, movies, books, and television. Since then, he has continued to write and draw. He has been a teacher since 1995 and has taught middle and high school students around the world. His adventures have led him and his family to extended stints in Tahlequah, Scottsdale, Vancouver, Toronto, Shanghai, Dhaka, Accra, and, currently, Abu Dhabi.
His biggest achievement is his middle grade novel, entitled, “Mr. Ping’s Almanac of the Twisted & Weird presents Boyd McCloyd and the Perpetual Motion Machine”. This award-winning* series of books follows the infamous Boyd McCloyd, his sister Cindy, a yeti, and a talking crocodile as they run Acclimated Spooks, Light & Power and produce yearly editions of Mr. Ping’s Almanac of the Twisted & Weird. It is the series that Randall writes to this day.
Randall writes plays, draws comics, and inspires students (mainly by yelling at them for little or no reason at all). He is still abroad with his wife and two lovely daughters, still teaching, and still creating, and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come.
*Note: No awards have actually been won.