Ray Troll

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Ray Troll
Born Ramond Michael Troll
(1954-03-04) March 4, 1954 (age 61)
Corning, New York
Spouse(s) Michelle Troll
Website trollart.com

Ray Troll (born March 4, 1954) is an American artist based in Ketchikan, Alaska.[1] He is best known for his scientifically accurate and often humorous artwork. His most well known design is "Spawn Till You Die", which has been spotted in many places including the film Superbad[2] and being worn by Daniel Radcliffe[3]



  • Something Fishy This Way Comes (2010, Sasquatch Press)
  • Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway (with Dr. Kirk Johnson, 2006, Fulcrum Press)
  • Rapture of the Deep, the Art of Ray Troll (2004, University of California Press, Introduction by David James Duncan and essay by Brad Matsen)
  • Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks from A to Z (2002, Alaska Northwest Books)
  • Life's A Fish and Then You Fry, An Alaskan Seafood Cookbook (Author Randy Bayliss, Illustrations by Ray Troll, 2002, Alaska Northwest Books)
  • Raptors, Fossils, Fins, and Fangs (Ray Troll and Brad Matsen,1995, Tricycle Press)
  • Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, the Sea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record (Pictures by Ray Troll, Words by Brad Matsen, 1994, Ten Speed Press)


  1. ^ Troll, Ray (2004). Rapture of the Deep. University of California Press. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-520-23947-0. 
  2. ^ "Troll Product Cultural Sightings". Trollart.com The Fin Art of Ray Troll. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Sampio, Gina. "More Troll Product Cultural Sightings". Trollart.com The Fin Art of Ray Troll. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Congratulations to artist and avocational paleontologist Ray Troll". Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth's Facebook Page. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Artist Ray Troll to Receive Ocean Ambassador Award". Seward City News. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Moore, Susie. "Welte to Receive Sidney Powers Award". AAPG. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ketchikan's Ray Troll Receives 2011 Rasmuson Distinguished Artist Award". Rasmuson Foundation. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ray Troll". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Pugh, John. "UAS Projects Record Number of Graduates" (PDF). Chancellor's Report. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "A Bit of Evolution". The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Announced". SitNews. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Past AFS Award Winners". American Fisheries Society. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 

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