Just in case you were wondering :) 

It's truly amazing what has happened in the six months since our previous newsletter. When we last wrote, we shared a fresh-off-the-press RAID TWO. Now we're doing the same with our giant-sized, 160-page RAID 3! We had some advance copies of RAID 3 on hand for a few local shows in August and September - which we excitedly sold out of! Now the full shipment has arrived and we'll be having the book available in our online RAID STORE come November 1st. 

If you meander over now, you'll see some great limited Inktober Editions available of RAID TWO and RAID 3 - where each book purchase comes with a stunning original piece of art. Take a look below in our newsletter for more specifics.

With the holidays already sneaking up on us, come November 1st, we'll also be offering bundle deals on RAID ONE, RAID TWO, and RAID 3, in case you'd like to get yourself or someone special someone a nice gift. 

There's so much more to share, things I'm just giddy with excitement about, but we can't cram it all into one newsletter - so we'll share what we can. Read on, enjoy, and we'll talk in a couple of weeks!

Till next time,

PS ///  YES, I said in a couple weeks! With the help of some great new RAID members, we're planning on making the newsletter a regular bi-weekly feature. We hope you enjoy our new and re-branded "Channel RAID" as we move forward. We're excited about the future here at RAID and what we have in store. And as always, we thank you sincerely for your support!

RAID artists take on INKTOBER!

We've dubbed it #RAIDtober and it's our very first foray into Inktober as a studio. Each day two RAID artists tackle featured characters from the RAID TWO and RAID 3 anthologies! ALL original art is available daily as part of our special INKTOBER 2019 Editions at the RAID STORE.

Plus, there's our #myRAIDtober contest and it's not too late to join in! Simply follow our Instagram, choose any of our characters from RAID TWO or 3, draw them in your style, and post to your Instagram! Tag your post with #myRAIDtober and you’ll be entered in a contest to win an original art jam-piece featuring all our participating RAIDtober artists. Pretty awesome, we have to admit.


We mentioned it up top, but we thought we'd share a bit of some of the great talent we have in RAID 3 - and this isn't even all of it! We have the return of a RAID founding member, some friends, new members, and long standing RAIDers doing some of their best work... 


RAID PRESS, ventures beyond the anthologies, and joins forces with Rachel Richey to bring the Mr. Monster project to fruition.

It’s exciting and long overdue news for fans who have been eagerly awaiting the dormant project’s completion. A wildly successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign — led by part-time illustrator and Canadaian comic-historian Rachel Richey — raised more than $35,000 to see the beloved collection come to life. Today, Mr. Monster’s adventures are exceedingly rare and out of print. Some of the original stories haven’t been seen in 70 years — until now. Scanned from private comic collections and Canadian Archives, it’s the first time Mr. Monster’s chronicles will be told in full, from start to finish.
RAID PRESS is currently designing the book and preparing it for print with an expected delivery of January 2020 along with a gallery exhibit to coincide with the book’s release. 

You heard it here first, and you can still contribute to the extended Kickstarter campaign here should you wish to order an advance copy of the book. 


If you're in Italy this autumn, you're in luck! Our very own Ramón Pérez will be a guest at LUCCA 2019, October 30th - November 3rd.

This year, Pérez and McKenna's graphic novel "Jane", a modern adaptation of the Bronte Sister's classic Jane Eyre, is being translated and published in Italy by BAO Publishing. Ramon will be sitting with the BAO at their spectacular 10th anniversary booth - you won't be able to miss it - swing by and say hello!  If you'd like a commission reach out to Ramón directly via email at
The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design is a community driven artists collective and creative hub located in Toronto with a primary focus on sequential art, illustration, and graphic design. If you'd like to connect with R.A.I.D. or if there is something you'd like to see in upcoming newsletters please let us know at
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