Is it ever a bad time to look for a job?
A lot of people might argue that this last year has been a terrible time to start hunting for a job. Especially in fields with so many applicants that employers can pretty much get people to work for free. It is a tough time and although I could go on and on about the economic structure of things I’ll instead offer some optimism.
I am applying to jobs. I have been for months and will continue for months as well (a realistic but bleak outlook on the situation). Finding a publicity position within Canada’s publishing industry is difficult on a good day. Finding a position at all is proving harder than I thought. Completing with other applicants who have at least a few internships under their belt along with paid experience is daunting but I’m still going.
I’ve currently joined with http://workincomics.septagonstudios.com/ . An online forum for people looking for work in comics as artists, publishers, writers, marketers, etc. You name it, they’ve probably had an ad for it. It’s looks rather new but I feel like this might be a good place to branch out and get in touch with more artists and writers in need of representation.
While traversing the internet I stumbled upon Septagon Studios. From what I’ve seen they’re not huge but seem to have their heads and minds in the right place. From their ‘about us’ page:
“Septagon Studios Inc. is a publishing company founded in early 2003 by company President and C.E.O Nicola Defina with his two cousins, Philip Defina (Vice President and Art Director) and Domenic Defina (Consultant and Art Direction). Septagon Studios has carefully positioned itself to occupy a historic place in the industry, and combining comic book publishing with creator services is just the start.
At Septagon Studios, our objective is to add to the diversity of the comic book market with a wide range of titles in a variety of different genres. We won’t limit ourselves by targeting a specific audience; we are a company for every reader. We welcome all who enjoy comics.”
Their website, deviant art contributions and the work they’ve put into the work in comics site has really seemed to set them apart from other publishers. There is a conscious and active effort to further the works they represent and those they could in the future.
I like it. I want to learn more. And I like to help these people.
You should too.