Ecce Featured Guest Announcement: Sandy Carruthers

Sandy Carruthers

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. He worked as the Editorial Cartoonist for the Charlottetown Guardian newspaper. He published a book of his editorial cartoons entitled Sh-It Happened.


Ecce Special Guest Announcement: Cary Nord

Cary Nord

Cary Nord is the award-winning artist of comic books and graphic novels such as Daredevil, Conan The Barbarian and  most recently X-O Manowar . Throughout his career Cary has drawn virtually every major character in comics, having worked on Superman, Wolverine, Mutant-X, JLA, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Thor, and Star Wars.


Ecce Featured Guest Announcement: Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comic artist from Prince Edward Island best known for her work on IDW’s My Little Pony series. Currently she is launching the new My Little Pony: Legends of Magic series coming out in April 2017. Upcoming work includes Top Shelf graphic novel Ward’s Valley (2018) as well as some dabbling in the self-publishing world with her mini series Tatian in Halls of the Turnip King.


Ecce Featured Guest Announcement: Michael de Adder

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

de Adder reaches millions of readers per week, making him one of the most read cartoonists in Canada.


East Coast Comic Expo is proud to announce our second special guest for 2017: Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler

Cartoonist and illustrator Tom Fowler has worked in comics, advertising, and film and game design for a variety of clients including Disney, Simon & Schuster, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, MAD, Valiant, Marvel, and DC Comics. His best known comics include the MAD Magazine feature “Monroe”,”Venom”, “Hulk Season One”, “Quantum & Woody”, the critically acclaimed “Mysterius the Unfathomable”, and the all-ages series HOWTOONS:[re]IGNITION. Most recently, Tom wrote, and occasionally drew, the popular RICK & MORTY comics series.