Bernard has been a comic book person since first discovering Tintin at the Northcote Library in 1973. He made his first comic, Yell Olé! in 1990 with his friend Tolley, and he has never stopped. He believes that comics are the oldest, the difficultest and the funnest artform that humans have come up with. So far.
With Elizabeth MacFarlane and Erica Wagner in 2015, Bernard founded the graphic novel publishing enterprise Twelve Panels Press. And in 2021, he started doing drawing+reading+writing research at the University of Melbourne to become a Doctor of Comic Books.