Dominic Bercier is creating Comics Art + Mentoring!
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Hello Seekers!

My name is Dominic Bercier and I am a Franco-Ontarian [Canadian] professional writer-artist-designer and sometimes publisher, owner at Mirror Comics Studios, an ideas-to-print-ready-file production company for comic books, graphic novels and bandes dessinées. I draw and I make stuff up!!!

And this is my PATREON! Welcome!!!

One thing I am not… is a great salesman. I just can’t come up with clever lines to motivate you to buy from me directly. This is why it’s wonderful to work with established publishers and cultural groups and bands! What PATREON proposes is a bit different than all the sales sites available a plenty on the interweb…

Patronage is an ancient form of supporting artists that you appreciate, allowing them to thrive and bring their visions to light. By supporting me and my work, you allow me to continue to deliver high quality art and stories for release by various publishers and cultural groups, including my own label, Mirror Comics Studios [#MCSbooks], which I keep going as a publisher from time to time.



My experience includes thousands of comics pages over 30 years, in various versatile capacities as writer, penciler, inker, illustrator, colorist, letterer, designer, editor and even publisher, and back in the day I was also an assistant penciler on Rising Stars at Top Cow, Angel and Dark Horse, 10th Muse at Image Comics, plus work on Purgatori and Jade by Brian Pulido’s then imprint, Chaos! Comics.

More recently, I’ve drawn comics for Darius Films, Capital Pictures, Planches Magazine, Shuster-nominated work at Chapterhouse, Jay Odjick and more, and have continued to freelance as an illustrator and designer throughout, working in both the cultural and commercial arenas. I even released SIGNAL Saga #0 : PanGaea and the Key of Mirrari - which was nominated in the 2018 Aurora Award for Best Graphic Novel.

My studio’s origins stem back to the mid ’90s, but its first official iteration was Mirror Comics, my independent publishing imprint , from 2010 to 2015, where I released Ghost King [A Book of Changes], Treadwell [A Deeply Personal Journey into a Dream] – which was nominated in the 2015 Aurora Awards and the 2015 Shuster Awards – as well as my 24 hour book, Like Never Before & Like Never Again, plus The Bird Caller with J.F. Martel, the children’s book Hold My Hand [A Father and Son Book] with my mentor Bernard Aimé Poulin, and Mission Arizona with Mirror’s first Editor-in-Chief, Kristopher Waddell. The team effort was grand, but I wanted to focus on making, not selling. Now I’m seeking new publishers!

I was a cartoonist on movie comics like Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal and the Woody Harrelson and Elias Koteas unlikely antihero story Defendor, which was later sold to Sony Pictures.

I am offering coaching via internet, and original art, sent right to your door!!! I even take special requests!!!

In my work, you will find a passion for visual storytelling clarity, honesty and soul. My stories center on heroes young and old who’ve lost, longed for, and finally found something very dear to them as they embark on the lonely apprenticeship into the natural and intuitive ways of magic, an echo to my own quest to find a personal and idiosyncratic brand of chaos magick.



All rewards will be delivered on a monthly basis. If you prefer a onetime project and wish to reach out to me directly, please do not hesitate to contact me via dominic[at]mirrorcomics.com [replace [at] with the symbol ‘@’ for the proper email address].

My exclusive PATREON offers include :

- A monthly set of posters featuring comics and illustrations shipped right to your door!
- One-on-One Mentoring in Drawing and Illustration, with a particular focus on Comic Book Art.
- and ARTWORK!!! YES!!! Original from my Archives or even a Brand New Commission of anything you want!

Ready!? Just select your preferred reward / gift and pledge your support by pressing the appropriate button next to the description you prefer. Then follow the PATREON prompts to register to the website and enter your payment information. You will be billed the appropriate amount at the turn of each month. You can cancel your monthly subscription at any time.

Thank you in advance for your patronage, faith and support!!!

Merci,

Dominic Bercier,
Mirror Comics Studios,
Ottawa, Canada. :)
Tiers
Artist Apprenticeship [ 1:1 Mentoring ]
$75 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
I have over 30 years of experience in illustration, 20 years in design and 10 years in professional comic book writing. I was a student once – I trained for 5 years in a Visual Arts Concentration at De La Salle HS, winning the visual arts medal in grade 11, and the artistic excellence award in grade 13, in Ottawa, and I followed that up with 5 years in illustration, drawing and painting at a formal art school, OCAD in Toronto, that is now accredited as a university. I was a good student. I know what it takes to go from idea to print ready file. I can help you by analyzing and breaking down your illustration or comic book art pages’ illustration and design to clearly observe its composition, its focal points, its legibility, its flow, its structure and its style. I’ve been making comics for 30 years, first as a student like you, then as a background artist on projects for Dark Horse, Top Cow and Image, followed by a career in design, and finally, the dream job, as a cartoonist of original comic books and graphic novels. I have a keen eye and I’m eager to help you improve towards the goal of doing this whole comic book thing better than before. Please note that I do not publish your works, and I cannot guarantee that it will be published. This is first and foremost about making art. I’m an artist who values graceful artistic telling of mystical tales. What’s more, if you’ve followed my various projects, you’ll note that I am extremely versatile, and can actually draw, paint, and digitally create art in various styles. I was once the diligent apprentice, but now I am your dedicated mentor. Mentoring will last for the number of months that you are a patron. This apprenticeship will be suited to your needs and learning style. Check out my work here : www.mirrorcomics.com/images.  
Original Art [Archives]
$150 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
Most of my art, given that it’s comics, figures as pages of approximately 11x17, mostly vertical. Some art will be pencil, some art will be ink. Shipping is FREE, however please allow me to process your payment from the previous month. If your payment is processed at my end, you will get one of my finest original drawings by post, one set of posters for each month. Please allow up to one month for shipping [note extension if the postal service in your country is a little slower]. Special requests will be accommodated when possible, so if you have a favorite project or like one of my characters, let me know! 
Commission of a Drawing [New!!!]
$300 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
This is where you call the shots on one 11x17 pencil drawing. Pledge, tell me what you want, and after your payment is processed I will mail it to you. Please allow at least one month for drawing and shipping.
Oversized Original Art [Archives]
$600 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
This is where the ride gets wild. I have several double page spreads in comics, as well as numerous paintings and drawings from the past that are larger and / or more intricate than my standard comic book pages. This is the most experimental level, with wildly different styles available. I will select which pieces ship to whom, though I will take into account what you are looking before artwork selection. Please allow time for packaging and shipping.
Oversized Art Commission [New!!!]
$1,200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
For the most hard core of patrons, I am offering the once a month creation of an original oversized piece of art to your specifications. Choose the size and subject, and I will draw in pencil or inks and / or gouache paint [like an opaque watercolor – looks colorful and boss]! Did you want a formal portrait? Would you like to see yourself or loved ones as superheroes or a Jedi? Decide anything you wish to hang in your home, office or gallery, and I’m on it. Please allow approximately 2 months for creation and shipping. 
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Be BRAVE!! Be the FIRST to become my Patron!! I promise I will give you my best!!! -Dominic. :)
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Hello Seekers!

My name is Dominic Bercier and I am a Franco-Ontarian [Canadian] professional writer-artist-designer and sometimes publisher, owner at Mirror Comics Studios, an ideas-to-print-ready-file production company for comic books, graphic novels and bandes dessinées. I draw and I make stuff up!!!

And this is my PATREON! Welcome!!!

One thing I am not… is a great salesman. I just can’t come up with clever lines to motivate you to buy from me directly. This is why it’s wonderful to work with established publishers and cultural groups and bands! What PATREON proposes is a bit different than all the sales sites available a plenty on the interweb…

Patronage is an ancient form of supporting artists that you appreciate, allowing them to thrive and bring their visions to light. By supporting me and my work, you allow me to continue to deliver high quality art and stories for release by various publishers and cultural groups, including my own label, Mirror Comics Studios [#MCSbooks], which I keep going as a publisher from time to time.



My experience includes thousands of comics pages over 30 years, in various versatile capacities as writer, penciler, inker, illustrator, colorist, letterer, designer, editor and even publisher, and back in the day I was also an assistant penciler on Rising Stars at Top Cow, Angel and Dark Horse, 10th Muse at Image Comics, plus work on Purgatori and Jade by Brian Pulido’s then imprint, Chaos! Comics.

More recently, I’ve drawn comics for Darius Films, Capital Pictures, Planches Magazine, Shuster-nominated work at Chapterhouse, Jay Odjick and more, and have continued to freelance as an illustrator and designer throughout, working in both the cultural and commercial arenas. I even released SIGNAL Saga #0 : PanGaea and the Key of Mirrari - which was nominated in the 2018 Aurora Award for Best Graphic Novel.

My studio’s origins stem back to the mid ’90s, but its first official iteration was Mirror Comics, my independent publishing imprint , from 2010 to 2015, where I released Ghost King [A Book of Changes], Treadwell [A Deeply Personal Journey into a Dream] – which was nominated in the 2015 Aurora Awards and the 2015 Shuster Awards – as well as my 24 hour book, Like Never Before & Like Never Again, plus The Bird Caller with J.F. Martel, the children’s book Hold My Hand [A Father and Son Book] with my mentor Bernard Aimé Poulin, and Mission Arizona with Mirror’s first Editor-in-Chief, Kristopher Waddell. The team effort was grand, but I wanted to focus on making, not selling. Now I’m seeking new publishers!

I was a cartoonist on movie comics like Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal and the Woody Harrelson and Elias Koteas unlikely antihero story Defendor, which was later sold to Sony Pictures.

I am offering coaching via internet, and original art, sent right to your door!!! I even take special requests!!!

In my work, you will find a passion for visual storytelling clarity, honesty and soul. My stories center on heroes young and old who’ve lost, longed for, and finally found something very dear to them as they embark on the lonely apprenticeship into the natural and intuitive ways of magic, an echo to my own quest to find a personal and idiosyncratic brand of chaos magick.



All rewards will be delivered on a monthly basis. If you prefer a onetime project and wish to reach out to me directly, please do not hesitate to contact me via dominic[at]mirrorcomics.com [replace [at] with the symbol ‘@’ for the proper email address].

My exclusive PATREON offers include :

- A monthly set of posters featuring comics and illustrations shipped right to your door!
- One-on-One Mentoring in Drawing and Illustration, with a particular focus on Comic Book Art.
- and ARTWORK!!! YES!!! Original from my Archives or even a Brand New Commission of anything you want!

Ready!? Just select your preferred reward / gift and pledge your support by pressing the appropriate button next to the description you prefer. Then follow the PATREON prompts to register to the website and enter your payment information. You will be billed the appropriate amount at the turn of each month. You can cancel your monthly subscription at any time.

Thank you in advance for your patronage, faith and support!!!

Merci,

Dominic Bercier,
Mirror Comics Studios,
Ottawa, Canada. :)

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Tiers
Artist Apprenticeship [ 1:1 Mentoring ]
$75 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
I have over 30 years of experience in illustration, 20 years in design and 10 years in professional comic book writing. I was a student once – I trained for 5 years in a Visual Arts Concentration at De La Salle HS, winning the visual arts medal in grade 11, and the artistic excellence award in grade 13, in Ottawa, and I followed that up with 5 years in illustration, drawing and painting at a formal art school, OCAD in Toronto, that is now accredited as a university. I was a good student. I know what it takes to go from idea to print ready file. I can help you by analyzing and breaking down your illustration or comic book art pages’ illustration and design to clearly observe its composition, its focal points, its legibility, its flow, its structure and its style. I’ve been making comics for 30 years, first as a student like you, then as a background artist on projects for Dark Horse, Top Cow and Image, followed by a career in design, and finally, the dream job, as a cartoonist of original comic books and graphic novels. I have a keen eye and I’m eager to help you improve towards the goal of doing this whole comic book thing better than before. Please note that I do not publish your works, and I cannot guarantee that it will be published. This is first and foremost about making art. I’m an artist who values graceful artistic telling of mystical tales. What’s more, if you’ve followed my various projects, you’ll note that I am extremely versatile, and can actually draw, paint, and digitally create art in various styles. I was once the diligent apprentice, but now I am your dedicated mentor. Mentoring will last for the number of months that you are a patron. This apprenticeship will be suited to your needs and learning style. Check out my work here : www.mirrorcomics.com/images.  
Original Art [Archives]
$150 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
Most of my art, given that it’s comics, figures as pages of approximately 11x17, mostly vertical. Some art will be pencil, some art will be ink. Shipping is FREE, however please allow me to process your payment from the previous month. If your payment is processed at my end, you will get one of my finest original drawings by post, one set of posters for each month. Please allow up to one month for shipping [note extension if the postal service in your country is a little slower]. Special requests will be accommodated when possible, so if you have a favorite project or like one of my characters, let me know! 
Commission of a Drawing [New!!!]
$300 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
This is where you call the shots on one 11x17 pencil drawing. Pledge, tell me what you want, and after your payment is processed I will mail it to you. Please allow at least one month for drawing and shipping.
Oversized Original Art [Archives]
$600 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
This is where the ride gets wild. I have several double page spreads in comics, as well as numerous paintings and drawings from the past that are larger and / or more intricate than my standard comic book pages. This is the most experimental level, with wildly different styles available. I will select which pieces ship to whom, though I will take into account what you are looking before artwork selection. Please allow time for packaging and shipping.
Oversized Art Commission [New!!!]
$1,200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
For the most hard core of patrons, I am offering the once a month creation of an original oversized piece of art to your specifications. Choose the size and subject, and I will draw in pencil or inks and / or gouache paint [like an opaque watercolor – looks colorful and boss]! Did you want a formal portrait? Would you like to see yourself or loved ones as superheroes or a Jedi? Decide anything you wish to hang in your home, office or gallery, and I’m on it. Please allow approximately 2 months for creation and shipping.