A year ago I was drawing up a storm. Then it stopped. Then I sobbed. Then I opened up to new opportunities. Then I smiled…
As if by magic, a series of clients and collaborators appeared out of nowhere, and suddenly I was busy up until the New Year just passed.
Among these projects was Dominion Jack, a Canadian Superhero capable of channelling people powers, created by my dear friend Jack Briglio and first visualised by Ron Salas who created a solid foundation. Jack only needed three short vignettes, but I would pencil, ink, colour, letter, design as well as create a whole new villain in the process, thereby illustrating a comics story with hundreds of figures. I drew so many people into this thing. I think one could turn this into a drinking game [that you would lose].
As time passed I jumped from drawing to inking to colouring to lettering to designing and all over again and again, but finally, this week, on Wednesday January 18, 2017, Chapterhouse Comics will release True Patriot Presents #2, the second issue in an anthology of Canadian superheroes by top Canadian talent. Jack Briglio and I have produced Dominion Jack : Mob Mentality Part One as part of it. I am honoured to be a part of this project. It’s available on ComiXology as part of a digital-first release schedule every other month. In March we’ll see TPP #3 where you’ll continue the Dominion Jack story by Jack Briglio and Dominic Bercier, and in May TPP #4 will showcase the conclusion of the three part story. It’s going to be awesome!!!! Really looking forward to this.
I am back I am back. Recently enough, I had released my Treadwell graphic novel , which became a critical hit and double award-nominee. But I published that through my own imprint. Now it’s comics work through another publisher, also Canadian as it were. Chapterhouse has been around for a couple of years, but in Canada at least they have become ‘incontournables’ or “un-miss-able.” With a strong set of Canadian superheroes in its mainstream and classic superheroes lines, and a series of amazing creator-owned books, they are setting the stage for something truly spectacular. I’m so glad they approved my contribution to True Patriot Presents.
True Patriot has been around for a few years also. A crowd-funding gem, a Canadian Superhero anthology not once but twice, True Patriot is now in partnership with Chapterhouse under the regular series banner True Patriot PRESENTS. So check out the book on ComiXology and tell me what you think!! Actually, let’s play a drinking game – how many characters do you count in Dominion Jack : Mob Mentality Part One?
See you Wednesday,
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