Gaiman visits TO: praises city, friend Mark Askwith

Courtesy of the Toronto Star

neil-gaimanOn Monday February 2nd, Neil Gaiman was in Toronto to promote his new film Coraline. In a short conversation with Theatre critic Richard Ouzounian, Gaiman talks fondly about his Toronto connections, especially the support he received from then Silver Snail manager Mark Askwith (now a producer at Space and a special advisor to the Joe Shuster Awards as well as the JSA jury chair).

He traces this special feeling to Mark Askwith (now with the Space network), who was the manager of the legendary Silver Snail Comics on Queen St. W. back in 1986.

“He picked up on my first book, Violent Cases,” recalls Gaiman, “and sold more copies in his store than were sold anywhere else in North America. No exaggeration.”


One thought on “Gaiman visits TO: praises city, friend Mark Askwith

  1. I could not agree more with Neil Gaiman, Mark to me made going to Silver Snail back in the day a pleasure, and I’m glad for his success.

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