Richard Pace chats about ‘Second Coming’, the demise of Vertigo and creating digitally

Here’s my chat with Richard Pace. Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.

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Richard is a comic book writer, artist, inker, and colourist whose work has spanned Marvel, DC, Image, and more. In addition to being the cover artist on Imaginary Fiends, his art credits include Doctor Strange, Spike, Heavy Metal, The New Warriors, Pitt, and X-Men and more.

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During our chat, Richard talked about his current work on Second Coming for Ahoy Comics. He also offered his opinion about the closing of the Vertigo imprint. Richard also discussed his current creative workflow and the ups and downs of the digital life.

You can discover more about Richard on Twitter at @rpace and on Instagram at


Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

The 2019 Ringo Award Nominees were announced this week. The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike. The third annual awards return as part of the fan- and pro-favourite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Top honours will be announced Saturday, October 19, 2019.
The nominees include:
– Jeff Lemire for Best Writer
– Shawn Daley for Best Artist or Penciller
– Fiona Staples for Best Inker
– Fiona Staples for Best Cover Artist
Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Dark Horse Comics for Best Series
Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise (by Jeff Lemire), Dark Horse Comics and Swamp Thing Winter Special (by Jason Fabok), DC Comics for Best Single Issue or Story
Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal, Drawn & Quarterly for Best Original Graphic Novel
Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons (by Jim Zub and Troy Little), IDW Publishing for Best Humor Comic
The Nameless City: The Divided Earth (by Faith Erin Hicks), First Second Books for Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel
Congratulations to all the worthy nominees.
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ringo-awards-logo-410x-300x300.png recently interviewed Ed Brisson about his work on the upcoming Ghost Rider series scheduled for October. When asked about how much of the past will inform this version of the Ghost Rider, Ed said: “The thing that I like about Danny — and while this was also true of Johnny, you saw it more in Danny — is how much he absolutely hates being the Ghost Rider. He’s tried everything to rid himself of the curse and nothing worked. Well almost nothing. He has managed to rid himself of the curse, yet always finds himself craving it again.”
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The Ignatz Award Nominations were announced this week as part of the Small Press Expo in recognition of outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning.
Nominees include:

Outstanding Anthology
Wayward Sisters – Edited by Allison O’Toole, TO Comix Press

Outstanding Collection
Dirty Plotte– Julie Doucet (Drawn & Quarterly)
Leaving Richard’s Valley– Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
This Woman’s Work– Julie Delporte (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Graphic Novel

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me – Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)
Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Story
Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me – Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (First Second)

Awards will be handed out at SPX 2019 next month in Bethsada, Maryland.
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