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We’re aspiring creatures, all wishing and hoping to reach that next phase in our lives where we meet our potential; where our talents transcend the height of our self-perception. It would appear though that an essential step, one we often miscalculate, is the simple reality that we’re not nearly as exceptional as we think we are, that there is always room to improve. And once that’s realized, it’s then we can begin to grow.

Last updated on February 6th, 2013 at 07:25 amAnyone actively following internet comic auctions has most likely noticed a few books sporting those little CVA stickers at the top left corner of the CGC casing. CVA. What the heck is CVA? CVA stands for the Comic Verification Authority and basically a CVA sticker on a comic is an indication that…

Last updated on April 3rd, 2013 at 06:14 pm OK zombie fans, in case you haven’t heard, there is going to be a live theatre production of George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead. I got a chance to sit down with Executive Producer Marty Birthelmer and talk about the project. CBD: First off, what is Night of the…

In November of 2011 I posted Undervalued Spotlight #103 featuring Better Comics #1. The book was published in March 1941 by Vancouver’s Maple Leaf Publishing. I picked the book for several reasons: it is extremely rare, it is Canada’s 1st homegrown comic book and it features Canada’s 1st superhero in Iron Man. All good things! In the post I identified…

September 10, 2012 / / CBD Interviews 3 Comments

An explosion rings out across a landscape, the shockwaves of the blast reverberating across an open field as the splintering bits of a small shack litter the country side, joined by the flailing human bodies and dismembered body parts of those too close to the blast’s detonation. Meanwhile, elsewhere, a sly little monkey smirks at their misfortune.

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Comic books are not exclusively defined by the exploits of superheroes and their costumed escapades. While the industry is surely dominated by the titles published by larger, corporate-owned companies, much like any other medium, tucked away in the unlit corners of creation rest works of art by independent writers and artists whose work pushes and challenges the comic medium beyond the boundaries of its minimum safe distance.

September 5, 2011 / / CBD Interviews 0 Comments

Life could be perceived as a series of acts, each of us living out the drama of our lives in a microcosm of the whole day in and day out. Existence is a play, with each component of the greater story being told a piece at a time; before we know it, the curtains close on a chapter of life and the crowd disperses for intermission, anticipating the next part of the story.

Last updated on September 29th, 2011 at 01:09 pmWith critics poised and ready to cheer and jeer all at once, Batman Live raises its curious curtain on a “buzzing” cast and creative team.  The instant adjective chosen by Executive Producer – Nick Grace, during rehearsal time in Manchester.   Nick was kind enough to ‘down tools’ briefly – and share with me…

After a few weeks of back and fourth, Sim and I finally sat down to discuss his adventure into Glamourpuss. It was a muggy day in June when we met at the Metropolitan Hotel at Chestnut St. and Dundas Ave. to discuss Glamourpuss and were she’s headed in the future – when she gets out of jail for allegedly smuggling cocaine that is.

Last updated on October 28th, 2011 at 09:50 amThis past weekend was the 2011 Canadian G.I. Joe Convention in Toronto. One of the special guests was comic book artist Valentine DeLandro.  I got the opportunity to sit with Valentine and talk to him about comics and of course G.I. Joe. Ed (E): When was that point when you decided you…

Last updated on May 2nd, 2017 at 02:48 pmTwo weeks ago at the Wizard World Toronto Comic I sat down once again with Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, and Andy Belanger, the creative minds behind the IDW comic book juggernaut Kill Shakespeare. This time around I talk to the guys about their cover contest, issues eight and nine, what they’ve…

Last updated on October 28th, 2011 at 08:15 amArthur Suydam, cover artist for  Marvel Zombies, brings classical style and oil painting to his horrific creations and constructions depicting the superhero apocalypse. Suydam said Marvel Zombies was a good match for him because of his background as an anatomical artist and his interest in the darker, sometimes spooky religious paintings of…

November 30, 2010 / / CBD Interviews 0 Comments

On Nov. 21 I caught up with Kill Shakespeare creators Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger at the fall Toronto ComicCon. We chatted for a little over 30 minutes on a variety of subjects: attending small and large conventions, their Pitch This victory at TIFF, their favourite characters, the book’s progressively abstract artwork and the exhaustive work they do to…

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Last updated on April 25th, 2013 at 07:26 amWe’re coming up on our first year of Comic Book Daily and I’ve managed to interview a whole lot of artists at different points in their career, and I can honestly say that the interviews that are the most fun are the ones with young, undiscovered talent. The energy and enthusiasm that…

Last updated on May 2nd, 2017 at 02:49 pmAbout a month ago, at the Hobbystar Comicon Fan Appreciation event, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Greg Rucka: Shelley Smarz: So, first I want to say, as a comic book scholar, as a fan, and as a feminist, I just want to say thank you for writing strong…

Last updated on May 2nd, 2017 at 02:31 pmWorking in a comic book store you get asked a whole lot of crazy questions – but one of the best questions I’ve ever been asked was ‘what is the most fun comic on the stands right now?” That would be Salt Water Taffy. I got turned onto this series by my…

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Last updated on May 2nd, 2017 at 02:31 pmJason Aaron is Interviewing Stray Bullets, Young Liars Master Mind David Lapham over at the Standard Attrition forum. Well.. what more do you need to know? Go over there and check it out!