Introducing: ERIC DYCK'S SLOUGH CHEW REVUE: Sawa Japanese House
In collaboration with Lethbridge Living magazine, I will be doing restaurant/cafe feature comics. These aren't restaurant reviews, necessarily...I'm not really interested in spending hours drawing a food experience that I didn't enjoy! But these are not requested by the restaurants, and I am not compensated by these establishments. I know this is a bit of a strange set-up, but I like it for a few reasons:
1. I have the freedom to choose where I want to go.
2. I'm going to be featuring restaurants that I think are special, and venues that fit my own biased and flawed view of what an independent local company is.
3. I am free to focus on restaurants that I think have the potential for being a real gem in this city, but are at risk of an early demise because their size, family-run business model or various other Lethbridge-y factors (racism, there I said it).
Needless to say, these are NOT the sort of restaurants many publishers would advocate for, as they are the LEAST likely to have an operating budget that would allow them to spend advertising dollars to said publication. This is why we should be very appreciative of Lethbridge Living, and its new editor, Dana Inkster, for her willingness to take a community-minded risk in allowing me this kind of freedom! If you see Dana, say thank you!
You can learn more about Sawa Japanese House HERE.
You can support more Lethbridge comics at my PATREON! Thanks, everyone!