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Leigh Hart

Leigh Woodhall - Soapbox Nerd. Aerialist. Writer. Podcaster. All around tough guy (but a lady version). Follow me on twitter @Leigh_Louise

How I Got My Job (A Series): Patrick Thorpe

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.
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A break, A Decision And How I Collect

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.
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Happy 75th Anniversary Batman!

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.
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How I Got My Job (A Series): Marcus To

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.
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How I Got My Job (A Series): Ramon Perez

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.
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How I Got My Job (A Series): Cary Nord

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.
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The Kindness of Strangers

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.
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Disney’s Marvel Joins Netflix To Take Over The World

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!
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Happy Halloween!

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.
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Toronto Based Projects

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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My Road to Being a Cosplayer: Chapter 3, Dressing Up

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!
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Fan Expo 2013 : Women In Comics

Recently one of Comic Book Daily’s writers posted a blog about a panel that is happening this weekend at Fan Expo. Ivan Kocmarek (click here to see his post) in this post he described each of the panellists. Two of…

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The Alternative Nerd Uniform

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…

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Nerdy Little Secret

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…

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Pride – Same-Sex Comics and Characters

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…

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