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

How a Toronto studio is making the city a hub of mainstream comic talent

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

The Fantastic Four

Watch as artists Ramón Pérez, Kalman Andrasofszky, Irma Kniivila and Ian Herring of RAID Studios brings to life the Fantastic Four!  /// WATCH VIDEO

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
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