My Little Pony and Jem and the Holograms
Sara Richard is an Eisner nominated artist from New Hampshire, known for her work on IDW’s My Little Pony and Jem and the Holograms. Sara has also worked on The DC Justice League Tarot Card set, covers for Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, Miraculous Ladybug, Clue and Deadpool. She has a book coming in Spring 2018 called “The Ghost, The Owl” written by Aw Yeah Comic’s Franco and published through Action Lab Comics. She can work a Hang Glider, knows how to properly clean a gravestone and is related to one of the witches from the Salem Witch Trials. Not really relevant, but it’s kinda cool.
Marvel/DC/IDW Cover Art, Spidey
Nick Bradshaw is an Atlantic Canadian artist that has worked in various fields as a graphics illustrator. He has done turns at the major publishers such as Marvel comics, DC comics, IDW, Dynamic forces and more. He is best known for his work on Marvel’s ‘Spidey!’, ‘Wolverine & The X-Men’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Most recently he’s been designing cover work for numerous publishers, including covers for DC’s Superman, Justice League and Marvel’s Infinity Countdown event.
Comic Book Artist
Dan Parent is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. A graduate of The Kubert School, Dan began working for Archie immediately after graduation. His writing of the Love Showdown series from 1994 received widespread attention. Dan has also written and/or illustrated for Felix the Cat Productions, Mattel, Disney Adventures, Valiant Comics, Harpercollins to name a few.
Dan is credited with giving Archie Comics a relevance with contemporary artwork and innovative story lines. .One example is a modern, fashion magazine-style revamp of the long-running Betty & Veronica Spectacular. Another example was a 2010 storyline in which Parent wrote the first bi-racial coupling of Archie and Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats.
Archie then introduced their first openly gay character, Kevin Keller, in Veronica #202, who was written, drawn and created by Dan. Kevin Keller has become Archie Comic’s most popular character in decades. Kevin Keller was given his own solo book in 2011.
In 2015, along with friend and collaborator, Fernando Ruiz, Dan co-created the comic book, Die Kitty Die. Die Kitty Die was such a popular hit with
Chapterhouse Comics fans that she will return in May of 2017 with the first issue of a second volume titled, Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust!
Other notable series Dan has worked on are Archie Meets Kiss, Archie Meets Glee and Archie vs. Sharknado! Dan won the 2013 GLAAD award for outstanding comic book (Kevin Keller) and is also a Harvey Awards nominee.
Captain Canuck, Animosity
Mike – a Canadian freelance art mercenary working professionally since the late 1990s, Mike Rooth has recently been illustrating comics and covers and pinups for titles such as Captain Canuck (Chapter House), Kick-Ass (Image Comics), Animosity, Pestilence, BabyTeeth, Backways (from Aftershock Comics), Red Sonja /Conan (Dynamite/Dark Horse) and numerous other small press and independent comic publishers. Mike returns to ECCE this year as a Special Guest, so mark your calendars; he’ll once again be a must-see guest.
Comic Book Publisher - Chapterhouse Comics
Captain Canuck, Kick Ass, Red Sonja
Tony is a Dad of two lovely geek girls, the husband of the most patient woman he knows and Halifax based Managing Editor for Canada’s largest comic book publisher, Chapterhouse Comics. During his time with the publisher, he has helmed some of the company’s most popular titles, like Captain Canuck, All New Classic Captain Canuck, Northguard, the Chapterhouse 2016 Summer Special and Die Kitty. Currently, he is working on the 2018 Free Comic Book Day issue of Die Kitty Die and 3rd arc of the popular series as well as the anthology series, True Patriot Presents.
In his spare time he complains about having too many pets and enjoys microblogging about craft beers that apparently all smell and taste the same to his wife.
Follow him on Twitter @CanuckTony
Follow Chapterhouse on Twitter @chapterhouseca
Comic Book Database: http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=50724
Comic Book Artist
Black Panther, Super Girl, Fantastic Four
Leonard resides in Ontario and has been drawing comics since the early nineties. Beginning with titles including Planet of the Apes, Galaxina, Dinosaurs for Hire and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, he stuck with smaller publishers like Malibu Graphics before moving on to DC and Marvel.
His mainstream career started with a six year run on Supergirl. Leonard’s work at DC included stints on JSA, Aquaman, H.E.R.O., Legion of Superheroes and Detective Comics. He also contributed to series like Witchblade, Tomb Raider and Freshmen for Top Cow as well as Bloodhound for Dark Horse Comics.
With Marvel, Leonard has worked on several projects, big and small, such as Agents of Atlas, Captain Britain, New Mutants, Sigil, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man Family, Marvel Adventures: Avengers, Dark X-Men, Ultimates, Gambit and X-Factor.
Most recently, Leonard has concluded runs on The Fantastic Four and Squadron Supreme. Currently, he is working on Black Panther for Marvel as well as Captain Canuck for Chapterhouse Comics.
Comic Book Writer
Murder Book, Old Man Logan, Iron Fist
Ed Brisson is a comic book writer who first started to garner attention with his self-published crime series MURDER BOOK. He broke into the public spotlight in 2012 with the crime/time-travel thriller series COMEBACK (Shadowline/Image Comics). In the short time since then, he’s written and co-created four other series published by Image: SHELTERED, THE FIELD, THE MANTLE and THE VIOLENT.
His self-published series MURDER BOOK was collected and released by Dark Horse in early 2015.
Ed has also written for BOOM (SONS OF ANARCHY, CLUSTER, THE LAST CONTRACT), Marvel (OLD MAN LOGAN, IRON FIST, CABLE, EXTERMINATION), DC (BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL), IDW (TMNT/X-FILES CONSPIRACY) and many others.
Gisele Lagace is a Canadian cartoonist/comic book artist from New Brunswick. She has worked on various webcomics, e.g. Menage a 3, Penny & Aggie, Eerie Cuties, & more. She has also drawn for Archie Comics (e.g. Archie Meets Ramones), IDW (Jem and the Holograms), Dynamite Entertainment (Betty Boop), Marvel (Gwenpool covers), Udon (Street Fighter covers), Chapterhouse (Die Kitty Die), & more!
Spookman, Men In Black
Carruthers first started working in comics at Malibu Graphics and worked on many black and white titles. His biggest success was The Men in Black (comic) (Lowell Cunningham, creator/writer), which he illustrated. The comic later becoming a film, Men in Black. He also worked on Captain Canuck. Carruthers is currently working with the Charlton NEO group: a revival effort to bring back Charlton Comics. His art can be found in Charlton Arrow # 1, 2, an 3 with the reworking of ‘SPOOKMAN’ (with writer Roger McKenzie and editor Mort Todd), a PD character created by Pat Boyette in 1968. He illustrated ‘TRAVEST: Spirit Talker’, a western he and Roger McKenzie co-created for Charlton Wild Frontier #1, and a horror story ‘Skin in the Game’ with writer Paul Kupperberg. His most recent work can be found at http://morttodd.com/Pix-C.html: a weekly webcomic site. He is co-creator and illustrator for both Ms. Molecule (a medical/sci-fi superhero drama) written by Rene King Thompson, and Spookman, written by Roger McKenzie. This is a subscription based site created by Mort Todd through Patreon.
Three time Eisner nominee and Harvey nominee, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing in 2007.
His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award (Best Publications for Teens) in 2010. Angora Napkin was also developed as an animated pilot for Teletoon, Canada which was broadcast Halloween night in 2010.
Angora Napkin: The Golden McGuffin, the weekly web serial was launched in 2012.
Angora Napkin: Harvest of Revenge was published by IDW in 2013 and nominated for an Eisner as well (Best Lettering).
In 2013 Troy took on The Powerpuff Girls re-launch as series writer/artist/colourist.
In 2014 he began adapting Hunter S. Thompson’s cult classic novel “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas” for IDW / Top Shelf and was published in October, 2015. It was nominated for an Eisner, Harvey and also won a Gold PubWest Book Design Award.
His comic credits also include shorts and cover work on Judge Dredd, X-Files, Uncle Grandpa, The Amazing World of Gumball, Diablo House, Animal Noir and more.
He’s currently working double time with Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) on the Drawing Blood / Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls comic and the upcoming Rick & Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons mini-series with Jim Zub and Patrick Rothfuss.
Troy lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with his twin daughters Alicen, Hayden and son Nathan. He is married to comic artist Brenda Hickey.
John Fleming is a Canadian writer, educator and makeshift letterer. He’s written everything from novels to absurdist theater, but comic books, that’s been exciting. In 2016 he joined with a strong international team to develop and begin publishing the independent comic series ‘Badassical’. While new to the industry he’s having a great time of it.
Badassical, Southern Nightgown, Rem-8
Collette Turner is a UK born artist. Following graduation she moved to Northern Canada, where she took up wildlife art, but soon found herself gravitating towards sequential art and storytelling.
She’s currently working on her personal project Badassical, the Rothic books Southern Nightgown and Rem-8, and covers for the Action Lab title Dollface. She’s also very active in the collectable art card community, working with Upper Deck, Perna and other companies.
Currently she can be found living and working in Atlantic Canada.
Dominic Marco was born and raised on the east coast of Canada, but doesn’t like lobster so we think this may be a lie. He is best known for his modern style of pin up art, which have appeared worldwide in magazines such as Heavy Metal and Playboy. He has also dabbled in comic art from time to time having worked on covers for Revival, Hack/Slash, The Answer, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Return to Wonderland and so on.
Dominic is currently working as a production artist and his screen credits include Inspector Gadget, Bob the Builder, Jim Henson’s Doozers and Space Ranger Roger. None of these shows involve pin up art in any way, so he’s still not sure why they keep hiring him.
He has no awards to his name, but has been nominated for quite a few. He once had a cup that said “Best Dad”, but we don’t think it counts if you buy it yourself.
Dominic currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with two vicious attack gerbils and spends way too much time writing his bio instead of drawing.
Kari is an illustrator from eastern Canada. She began drawing at a young age which then turned into a career today. Kari has worked on short story comics for independent magazines in Canada and France and a tribute short for Mike Weiringo’s Tellos anthology. Kari also illustrated a few covers for Image comics (Wayward, Elephant) as well as constantly developing new projects. In addition, Kari occasionally illustrates children’s books for a local publisher in her hometown under her real name, Danica Brine.
Michael de Adder
Michael de Adder was born in Moncton, New Brunswick. He studied art at Mount Allison University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting.
After freelancing for a few years, he landed his first full time cartooning job at the Halifax Daily News.
After the Daily News folded in 2008, de Adder became the full time cartoonist at New Brunswick Publishing. He now freelances for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the Toronto Star and Ottawa Hill Times. His work is syndicated throughout North America by Artizans.com.
de Adder reaches millions of readers per week, making him one of the most read cartoonists in Canada.
Monster Mike Campbell is the artist and co-writer on Superpub, a web comic strip about familiar-ish superheroes hanging out in a bar. “Cheers with superheroes” was the elevator pitch. Superpub is a perfect combination of two great loves in his life; superheroes and alcohol. His favourite beer is Guinness and his favourite drink is an old Fashioned made with Bulleit Rye. Mike is co-owner of Ink Monkeys, a screen print and embroidery studio located in Fredericton, NB. where he lives with his wife and two of three daughters.