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NEW HOME, NEW SIGN
With TCAF a wrap (a big thank you to everyone who swung by!) destruction continues in conjunction with creation at our future HQ. While putting up fresh drywall visually cleaning up the facade on one side of the room we're smashing through the wall opposite side to make a new door! Efficient and effective use of our new space is a high priority - so if we have to make little more mess, to make it all a little more zen, we're good with that. With little over a month to go, we're about to ramp up the renovations. New flooring arrives this week and the industrial sprayer is loaded and ready give this place a fresh coat of paint. 
Next up, with our new HQ being street level, we need a sign. Something that speaks to our aesthetic and projects our presence effectively to the community. We've mocked up some concepts on what like we to see happen based on our logo and we're now reaching out to steel-workers and sign-makers in hopes of having it made!

OUT THIS WEEK
THE MIGHTY THOR: #1
At The Gates Of Valhalla

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Jen Bartel and Ramón Pérez with colours by Matt Wilson

“The Death of the Mighty Thor” has come and gone. But Jane Foster’s power to inspire lives on – even in the far future! Don’t miss the tribute to Jason Aaron’s epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel!

And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith’s power grows, the realms will fall – and who is left to stop him? Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez kicks off the next stage of Jason Aaron’s ongoing saga.
 
JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #2
Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson, with art by Francis Manapul and Marcus To

The teams arrive at Brainiac's homeworld to find it already in chaos. Only by splitting up and journeying to the four cosmic trees of Colu will they have any hope of saving the planet... but what's waiting for them will test the true mettle of their new alliances!

Our own Francis Manapul continues on the No Justice follow up with fellow RAID artist Marcus To for a stunning collaboration!
NINJA-K #7
Written by Christos N. Gage with art by Juan Jose Ryp and cover by Tonci Zonjic

For decades, the mysterious figure known as the Jonin trained and tutored the agents of MI6's Ninja Programme. In his hands, the men and women of Britain's most elite secret service were refined into more than spies. They became human weapons capable of inflicting extraordinary damage and defying the laws of nature itself. Now, after decades thought dead, this master killer has resurfaced and recruited a new circle of undying, seemingly ageless powerhouses from across the Valiant Universe for reasons unknown. The Jonin's revenge will cast a long shadow and, to meet it head on, Ninjak has assembled his own squadron of heavy-hitting heroes including Livewire, Dr. Mirage, Punk Mambo, and GIN-GR for the ultimate black-ops mission!

THE RAID STORE
To make life a little easier we've added  Pay to our The RAID Store. Coming soon, more books and prints! In the meantime we’d love to get your input on things you'd like to see with a quick two question survey. If you could take a moment we’d truly appreciate it! 
VISIT THE RAID STORE
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 contact@theraidstudio.com
 
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