Hello. I’ve been promising big news… so here it is!
After 5 truly amazing years as president, publisher and co-founder at Mirror Comics, I am beset with the responsibility of delivering the bittersweet news that I am shutting down Mirror Comics in its current incarnation.
This sudden turn of events is due to a number of factors which I cannot contend with, and not because the inspiration is gone. In fact this will allow for inspiration to flourish in a new guise, and, it all promises a future full of creativity.
This quote-unquote ‘end’ will allow me to focus on a major project I am currently drawing which actually began when I was only 11 years old. The first batch of drawings for this new project is promising and points to my best ever comic book production. It will be amazing. Bring Me To Life and Treadwell will have proven to be our final releases, and feedback [on these and our other books] points to a success all around. There are no plans for future comics at Mirror Comics as we know it. Not having to worry about Mirror Comics 24/7 will allow me to focus 1000% on this ‘new’ project.
Though I was a very decent president / publisher and I’m very proud of what I have accomplished within those responsibilities, it seems that my first calling, creating the books in the first place, has taken back its place in my heart and asks of me to focus on that exclusively.
I want to sincerely thank my business partner, Allan Isfan, who made it all possible. From 2O1O to 2O15, we set on an amazing adventure which saw us develop over 30 projects and work with two dozen or so amazing creators including writers, artists, designers and musicians. Together we created a ‘dent in comic book history’ which was beautiful, colorful, profound and fun. We did great!
As of March 2nd 2015, the current incarnation of Mirror Comics will come to a close. I will gradually be modifying all web presence to reflect this new reality and shutting down all Mirror distribution outlets including our participation on MyDigitalComics.com, ComiXology.com and Diamond. I want to take this opportunity to thank these esteemed distributors for supporting us along the way, not to mention all of the comic shops which have carried our brand, with a special nod to The Comic Book Shoppe, here in Ottawa, who also sponsored our website.
Mirror Comics’ final public appearance will be in our hometown for Ottawa ComicCon 2015 at the EY Centre between May 8 and 10, 2015. There will be special pricing in effect to liquidate our overstock of books. I hope you will drop by our table in Artist Alley, buy a copy of one of our great graphic novels and enjoy the FREE* comic books which will be made available one final time [*FREE with a purchase sound okay???].
Finally, thank you to the numerous fans that have supported us throughout the years and made the dream of making and releasing comics and graphic novels a very real thing. Together we saw many careers begin and/or continue and truly flourish in a receptive atmosphere the world over, especially here in North America and central Canada and, quite acutely, in the capital of Ottawa.
One day, it is possible that Mirror will return for a new creative purpose, that remains its central tenet after all, creativity, but, for now, the adventure, as it is, is coming to a close. Mission accomplished.
I wish the best to all of you who have shared in this amazing time in independent comic book history!!
This is the blog of writer-artist-designer-author Dominic Bercier, MCS principal and founder.