Join us with Ray Troll! This is a Presentation & Book Signing!!

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

My Fish Filled Life and How I Became an Accidental Science Communicator

Ray Troll will share the twists and turns of his unique career as an artist and an educator. Ray moved to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1970’s and eventually on to Alaska in the 80’s with a couple of art degrees in his back pocket and a lifelong love of natural history. Settling in the rainswept, coastal town of Ketchikan, he began producing offbeat fish-inspired T-shirts that have gained him a global audience with anglers, cannery workers, commercial fishers, and scientists around the world. His art has toured in major exhibitions at museums across the United States and overseas. Ray will share the story of how marine science came to be an important focal point for his unconventional body of work.

He has co-authored and illustrated 12 books including his most recent, a collection of his piscine inspired art called “Spawn Till You Die: the Fin Art of Ray Troll” published by Clover Press in early 2024. His previous title is “Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline” and “Alaska Dinosaurs”, both fun filled romps through America’s west coast with paleontologist Dr. Kirk Johnson. Ray has also written and illustrated a unique children’s alphabet book of living and prehistoric sharks called “Sharkabet”.

He's also an avid musician on the side and has released four albums with his band the Ratfish Wranglers.

Event address: 
Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) Building
395 Whittier Street Juneau AK 99801
Juneau, AK 99801