RAID in the media
How this Toronto-based Illustration Studio Works with Your Favorite Superheroes
The sun was shining on Ramón Pérez. He and two friends were relaxing in a rented beach house in San Diego, a week before they would be joined by thousands of others from around the world for Comic-Con. /// READ MORE
When Marvel was preparing to launch a new comic series last year based on its archer superhero Hawkeye, the creative team – writer Jeff Lemire, artist Ramón Pérez, and colourist Ian Herring – were asked what they wanted to call it. Their response: “The All-Canadian Hawkeye.” /// READ MORE
Future R.A.I.D. Studio artist calls local café home
Gabe Sapienza is three letters away from being Hellboy’s psychic sidekick.
The Deer Park illustrator sits tucked in the corner at Nine Bars cafe laughing at my question, “Do you often get mistaken for Abe Sapien, or is it a nom de plume?” /// READ MORE
Inside Toronto’s best-connected comics workshop
In 2004 (sic. 2002), a group of illustrators founded RAID Studio in a tiny workshop above a GoodLife Fitness Club on College Street. Now it’s a veritable hub of the geek world, where artists write, storyboard and illustrate comics for DC and Marvel. Here, a who’s who of the city’s hottest collective. /// READ MORE
The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design is a creative agency, incubator, and ecosystem, which is home to an award-winning community of artists, writers, designers, editors, animators, photogtaphers, and more. Our headquarters is also home to a public-facing gallery & cafe – visit us today.
ADDRESS / 1720 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6R1B3 CANADA
PHONE / 416.961.1274
GALLERY & CAFE / Weekdays 8am – 6pm / Weekends 9am-5pm / EST
STUDIO RECEPTION / Weekdays 10am – 6pm / Weekends Closed / EST