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David Ralph Deitrick is a comic book cover artist, an American illustrator who lives in Alaska. Deitrick's Star Trek artwork spans three decades.


In the 1980s, he produced a variety of covers and interior artwork for FASA's Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, beginning with the adventure module Denial of Destiny, which he painted in July 1983. [1] He also designed the bladeship USS Claymore that appeared on his cover to the Star Fleet Intelligence Manual. [2]

In 1994, he drew ten starships for the Galactic Encounters subset of the Star Trek - Master Series II trading card set by SkyBox, including the Klingon bird-of-prey and the K't'inga-class and Vor'cha-class battlecruisers. His favorite illustrations were for the Web Spinner-class and Romulan bird-of-prey. [3]

In 2009, for IDW Publishing he provided covers for each issue of their Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan adaptation; his covers were used as retail incentives for the series.

Outside of Star Trek, he is known for his work on Traveller and BattleTech.

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FASA cover artist[]

SkyBox trading card artist[]

  • Star Trek - Master Series II, Galactic Encounters subset (1994, SkyBox)

IDW cover artist[]


Star Trek covers[]


IDW Publishing artists
Interior artists Bob AlmondJavier ArandaClaudia BalboniJosep Maria BeroyJohn ByrneGaetano CarlucciElena CasagrandeChee Yang OngSteve ConleyArianna FloreanDrew GeraciGianluigi GregoriniMike HawthorneAaron LeachCasey MaloneyFederica ManfrediFabio MantovaniJose Marzan Jr.David MessinaStephen MolnarSean MurphyTom NguyenLeonard O'GradyAugustin PadillaTerry PallotStacie PonderSara PichelliGordon PurcellWagner ReisMarc RuedaRob & Joe SharpBob SmithStephen ThompsonGerman Torres-RuizJ.K. Woodward IDW bulb.jpg
Cover artists Robert AtkinsJosep Maria BeroyJames BrownJohn ByrneDennis CaleroElena CasagrandeChee Yang OngSteve ConleyJoe CorroneyDavid DeitrickJeremy GeddesZach HowardKen KellyKevin MaguireDavid MessinaSean MurphyLeonard O'GradyAugustin PadillaBob PeakPablo RaimondiBrian ReberNick RungeKelsey ShannonRob & Joe SharpStephen ThompsonDavid WilliamsJ.K. Woodward
Colorists 2B StudioDavide AmiciJennifer BaumannMoose BaumannMario BoonChiara CinabroAndrew ElderMike HawthorneJohn HuntJason JensonLovern KindzierskiThompson KnoxPaolo MaddaleniGiovanna NiroLeonard O'GradyMirco PierfedericiPriscila RibeiroChris SotomayorTom SmithIlaria TraversiJ.K. Woodward
Letterers Robbie RobbinsChris MowryRichard StarkingsNeil Uyetake


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