I usually start by apologizing for taking so long between journal missives.
Yes, lots has happened, but I can only tell you about half… here is that half…
First! The SIGNAL Saga #1 webcomic launch was a train wreck. For some reason, I got a bunch of pages mixed up and ended up with a bunch of wrong word balloons! Ah!!
Then for some reason, it occurred to me that I should approach publishers, for SIGNAL, for my archives, for a career in penciling.
A few interesting conversations ensued, but nothing concrete came of it.
What it did do was help me shed my fear of success. It also boosted my confidence in my abilities. I understand that what I’m offering is unique, and bankable.
Long story short… I returned to my own devices [yes again], and feel confident flying solo as artist and publisher and media company. I even started posting more often on social media and saw the dividends almost immediately.
Something else happened that I was not expecting. My provincial government declared war on francophone services, essentially declaring war on me, my mother tongue and my multi-cultural brothers and sisters brought together by an international language.
I am fighting how I can – with art and design – in fact my poster #NousSommesNousSerons [We Are We Will Be], was prominently and proudly hurled into the air at numerous protests around Ontario on December 1st, 2018. Tens of thousands protested against the Ford Government in Ontario, Quebec and across Canada.
As for 2019, we’ll try this whole SIGNAL Saga thing again.
There are also some very interesting discussions behind closed doors about what the heck to do with my comics beyond the books.
For that, I’ll ask you to stay tuned!!
Thanks for reading,
Mirror Comics Studios,
Ottawa, Canada. :)
This is the blog of writer-artist-designer-author Dominic Bercier, MCS principal and founder.