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Glitterbomb: A Canadian comic book about the darker side of Hollywood

The first part of Glitterbomb, the disturbing look at the life of a struggling actress, is out now.

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Glitterbomb

By: Jim Zub and Djibril Morisette-Phan

Publisher: Image Comics

With TIFF on Canadians’ minds, there’s never been a better week for Canadian creators to launch a new comic book about the darker side of Hollywood.

The first part of Glitterbomb, the disturbing look at the life of a struggling actress, is out now. It’s written by Toronto’s Jim Zub and drawn by Montreal-based Djibril Morisette-Phan, and a perfect example of how Image fosters intriguing creative projects.

It’s all about Farrah Durante, a single mother and actress who’s on the hunt for her next gig. But she’s too old to be a starlet, and people never tire of telling her so. And (no spoilers) there’s all the blood and torn flesh, because this is also a horror comic.

It’s a fascinating book, telling an important story about the way Hollywood devours women. But perhaps even more horrible are the events related in the back-up material, the first of a series of essays by former producer Holly Raychelle Hughes, describing her experiences in the business.

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