2011 Canadian Comics Wrap Survey: Valentine DeLandro

Valentine DeLandro is an Illustrator / artist / newborn diaper-strategist who has worked for Marvel Comics,and Devil’s Due Publishing. He’s relaunching his website valentinedelandro.com in January and can be followed on Twitter: @val_delandro
What was your involvement in comics in 2011?
Concluded my run on Marvel’s X-Factor with #224.1; participated in Marvel’s Fear Itself event on Thunderbolts.
What was the highlight of the year for you re:
(a)    comics publishing in general?
Hands down the New 52. Fascinating from a publishing standpoint. It was nice to see DC take the risk — they should have done it years ago.
(b)   comics by Canadian creators?
I think two books deserve special recognition LONE HAWK:THE STORY OF AIR ACE BILLY BISHOP by John Lang
Was 2011 a good year for comics?
I think this was the start of something great for comics from an accessibility standpoint. Digital formats are being embraced as the tech continues to expand. The strides are short but careful, I think that publishers and distributors are taking notes from other industries that imploded when the media evolved too quickly.
Which Canadian events (if any) did you support in 2011 and how do you feel they went for you?
Wizard World Toronto: Met some passionate fans.
Toronto ComiCON: Very smooth, always professional. Everything you’d expect from the Hobbystar crew.
Fan Expo Canada: Coming in at 4 days, this show has become a marathon. Satisfying, but exhausting!
Montreal Comicon: Possibly my favorite of the year.
What do you have coming up in 2012?
IDW’s G.I. Joe: Infestation II http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2046/
Other upcoming projects, publishers TBA.

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