My name is Mike Wilcox. I was born in the 80’s and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Ever since I was a child, I have always enjoyed drawing. I started with tracing paper on superhero comics, then moved to drawing environments and human anatomy. I enrolled in the arts program at Vanier College and developed an intense love and appreciation for the world of arts. I remained in the program for only a year because I had a hard time seeing a future in which I could acquire a stable income. I received my DEC in Special Care Counselling in 2008. I spent the next 6 years working in group homes, elementary schools, high schools, alternative schools, foster homes in northern Quebec and outreach programs. Although my current career has been very satisfying, I always found that something was missing in my life.
Although I was satisfying my passion for helping people, whenever I had free time, I spent it doodling and drawing comics, usually containing dark subject matter. Along with fellow writer/artist Cris Nicholson, we’d spend afternoons on my apartment’s rooftop smoking cigarettes and drinking beer like good Quebecois’ should. All the while talking about different concepts and ideas for comics, movies and graphic novels.
In 2014, Cris had brought up the idea of starting our own small company geared towards the creation and production of our stories into comics, graphic novels and other mediums. This gave birth to Squared-Idea, a project that will also aid others who have the concepts, but lack the resources. After researching the medium and its different formats, we started to work on our own projects.
For the past year, I have been working on a comic called “The Fathom”; a realistic take on a zombie epidemic. At the same time I have been working on different projects such as Overseer, Controversy and Paradox. One of my main objectives when it comes to the creation of my concepts is to play with subjects that blend fantastical factors and realistic scenarios. With this, the reader can feel the subject matter isn’t too farfetched.
My hope for the future is that I will continue to progress my craft, as well as work alongside many different creative minds. Everyone has at least one story to tell. I look forward in aiding the struggling artist community and helping them turn their stories into a reality. Throughout my life i have been inspired by writers such as Robert Kirkman, Alan Moore and Jhonen Vasquez. All who have been an absolute delight to read. Nothing could possibly be more satisfying than providing the same service for others that these artists provided for me.