Tag Francis Manapul

Christmas Gift Guide

It is that time of year again! The gingerbread lattes are out, the stores are playing Christmas Carols, and your local comic book shop has a myriad of gift ideas for the comic book fan on your list. 2014 has been a very solid year for comic books, so here, in no particular order, are some suggestions from yours truly.

RAID Studio profiled on AT&T U-Verse Buzz

If you'd like to learn a little more about the comic creators of RAID Studio then look no further than AT&T's U-Verse Buzz, who posted an excellent 30 minute video profile on four of its members. Our own Anthony Falcone is a member and makes a few appearances on the video. Unfortunately the video can't be embedded so you'll need to go to their website.

Fan Expo 2014 is Here!

Can you feel the excitement in the air faithful reader? Do you hear the sound of people printing out comic book wish-lists, or putting the final touches on Borderlands cosplay? That is because Fan Expo, the largest comic book convention…

Looking Forward to 2014

Happy New Year to all our readers! Last year was a powerhouse in comic books, but with 2013 a distant image in our rear view mirrors I now turn to 2014. Specifically those things in 2014 that have me awake at night with anticipation.

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.

Fan Expo 2013 | RAID Party

Last Friday night the RAID Studio threw an unofficial bash as part of Fan Expo, Canada’s premiere pop culture event. Held at The Soho House on the corner of Adelaide and Simcoe, party-goers got a chance to enjoy cocktails and chat with artists, writers, and editors about their work, Fan Expo, and why Toronto is the place to be at the end of August.

Best of 2012

During this very festive of seasons we at the Comic Book Daily offices enjoy making lists and checking them twice, but our lists mostly are about the comic books we feel should be considered naughty or nice. In general I…

Drawing Comics Is Hard Work

For the past few months I have had the privilege of working out of The Royal Academy of Illustration and Design, or RAID studios. For those of you who don’t know, RAID studios is a collective of artists based in…

Creators and Fans

One of the most positive aspects of the comic book industry is that conventions and events allow a continual opportunity for fans to meet and interact with their favourite creators. It can be somewhat of a surreal experience to hold…

Manapul offers advice to aspiring creators

Francis Manapul offered tips to up and coming comic book creators during a Q&A session at Wizard World Toronto Comic Con on Saturday. “I would put together a sequential portfolio and just go to as many conventions as possible,” Manapul…