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Sadly, this interview wasn’t able to happen in person, as Patrick is on the other side of the country in Dark Horse’s home town of Portland, Oregon. Instead, we had a little internet back and forth to find out how Thorpe got his position with Dark Horse Comics as an Associate Editor.

This past year has been a hectic one for me. Because of all the change in my life, some of my hobbies suffered and that includes comics. So, here I am, at the end of all the craziness and as my focus gets back to what it should be I realize….wow, I have a lot of comics to catch up on. Not having a pull list at my local shop has done some damage, and now my hunt for the issues missing from my collection begins.

I’ve decided to take a break this week from my recent interview series so I could say a very big happy 75th anniversary to Batman….wait, is it anniversary or birthday? Either way, he doesn’t look a day over 30, must be all the exercise and money. Being a billionaire does have it’s privileges.

Pie. Oh ya, that is right, this interview starts with pie. I sat down with Marcus To at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky in Kensington Market. After picking out our favourite slices, we sat down and chewed on some pie and talked about Marcus’ career.

I met with Ramon Perez at the Drake Hotel for a time honoured Toronto tradition, brunch. After ordering and watching Ramon be very charming toward our adorable curly haired waitress, we got down to business and started chatting about Ramon’s career.

February 20, 2014 / / Wham! Bang! Pow! 2 Comments

Being a passionate fan of comics, it is only natural to dream and hope that one day you could possibly work in/with them.

Well, I might not work in comics, but I do live in a city that allows me to meet and be friends with people who are. My next couple of articles will be a series of interviews with people who work in the comic industry focusing on how they got into the positions they are in today. These people include artists, writers, retailers, editors etc.

February 6, 2014 / / Wham! Bang! Pow! 7 Comments

I have found, throughout my years of being a comic book lover, there is something very strange about the way comic book fans treat each other. When one comic book fan meets another, there is a back and forth quiz that happens. “What do you read?” “What is your favourite comic?” “Who is your favourite writer/artist/character?” Instead of just being excited to meet another comic lover, we have to make sure they are worthy, but mostly, we make sure we know more than they do.

November 14, 2013 / / Wham! Bang! Pow! 10 Comments

Ok, ok, the title of this article is a bit misleading now that Marvel is owned by Disney .They aren’t trying to take over the world, but they are trying to keep you entertained to the max! In addition to the countless movies they have been pumping out, and the new Shield TV show which seems to be doing pretty well, they are looking to cover another media market, Netflix!

October 31, 2013 / / Wham! Bang! Pow! 3 Comments

Halloween is my favourite holiday and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I do! Last weekend I was able to dress up and go out to the Silver Snail Halloween party. This is the first time I attended the Snail party and I will definitely go again. It took place at Andrew Richard Designs. I am usually pretty hardcore about my costume, so it was great to be around like minded people, it was like cosplay on steroids.

October 17, 2013 / / Wham! Bang! Pow! 1 Comment

I am lucky enough to live in one of the biggest cities in Canada (Toronto) and because of this I have had the opportunity to meet some amazingly talented people. Recently, many of these people have been launching projects that I am amazed and very proud of them for. So, I thought instead of hoarding all the information I know about these projects, I would share some of them with you.

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Well, Fan Expo has come and gone and I did it, I cosplayed for the first time. My costume came out pretty well if you ask me. Mostly because it was made by Super Suckers. I gathered and created all the accessories. CDB’s own Ed Campbell lent me the bow, which I think made the outfit!

I think being a nerd is being able to express and be exactly who you are. If you are a nerd  like myself, especially if you are a proud one, you like everyone to know your nerdy prowess. This is where the “nerd uniform” comes in. The “nerd uniform” usually consists of running shoes, jeans (shorts for girls) and a…

I did it! I picked a character to cosplay! Thank you to all the readers and tweeters who suggested characters for me in my previous article of this series. The inspiration for my costume came from the new Hawkeye trade, Hawkeye Vol 1: My Life is a Weapon. Many friends of mine would tell me that I needed to read…

Working in the legal industry (my day job) the conversation at events can sometimes be dry and boring (well, at least to me). So one of my favourite questions to ask people is, what are your hobbies? When posed with this question most people tend to say some sort of sport; baseball, tennis, rowing, etc.. In most polite conversations they…

This week Toronto is celebrating Gay Pride and in the spirit of this celebration I have decided to talk about some LGBTQ comics and comic characters. Recently the popular comic, Saga, had some drama around same sex explicit images in issue #12. The issue had two small images showing explicit oral sex between men. The issue was not available through…

Back in the day the only way fans could connect with their favourite comic book artist or writer was to go to a comic con or store signing. And, if that specific artist or writer wasn’t coming to your area you would have to travel or pray to meet them in person. With the popularity of social media, it is…

If you are both a movie fan and comic book fan like myself, this is an amazing time of year for you. There is a great line up of comic themed movies coming out, and I as sit on my computer and excitedly watch trailer after trailer of comic themed movies, I thought I would share my excitement with the…