In the wake of the news that ECCC has been postponed/cancelled until the summer, the comics community has begun to use the magic of the internet to craft a virtual experience for both fans and creators who will no longer be attending the show. For your ease we’ve put together a roundup of digital programming and digital artists stores/websites so that you can be involved with the burgeoning E-ECCC, and support artists who have been affected by the show’s cancellation.
From a publisher’s pop up shop to a little portfolio review thread from a talented big two artist, the comics community has come together to put together some great programming to keep the vibe and tone of ECCC alive this year.
Oni Press Virtual Pop Up
This pop up shop was established before the con was cancelled and when it was set up, the publisher stated, “Welcome to the Oni Press #ECCC2020 Pop Up Webshop. While we had to cancel our appearance due to concerns around the COVID-19 virus, we worked overtime to bring the Oni Press convention experience to you as best we could. Please support our creators and their work, and grab a limited show exclusive right here!”
“The Very Very Virtual Shopping Network”
“This three-day virtual alternative to #ECCC is a QVC-style shopping network featuring artists, writers, and publishers who had to cancel their ECCC appearances.”
WELCOME TO THE VERY VERY SHOPPING NETWORK!
This three-day virtual alternative to #ECCC is a QVC-style shopping network featuring artists, writers, and publishers who had to cancel their ECCC appearances. 1/6#eccconline #twittercomicon pic.twitter.com/TJLRuDCNkP
— Jen Vaughn is fighting for #smallbiz from home (@TheJenya) March 5, 2020
A hashtag organized by Stephanie Cooke which will center on showcasing programming and work by artists who were planning to attend ECCC. Over at Cooke’s website Creator Resource the team are collating resources for those who are trying to enjoy #ECCCOnline.
— Stephanie Cooke on Hiatus(ish) (@hellocookie) March 6, 2020
Steve Lieber Portfolio Review (Thread)
Artist and comics creator extraordinaire Steve Lieber was going to be giving portfolio reviews at the convention but as he wasn’t going he shared some tips in a really thoughtful and generous Twitter thread.
If you're an emerging artist who was hoping to get feedback on your comics portfolio from me at #eccc2020, here's a roundup of what I probably would've told you:
— Steve Lieber (@steve_lieber) March 4, 2020
Iron Circus and ComfyCon 2020
Like many of us Iron Circus were planning to be at ECCC, but now the publisher is putting on a radical digital convention which sounds amazing. “We’re planning 3 days of live streams on the Comfy Con Twitch channel (https://twitch.tv/comfycon) March 13-15, 12pm-6pm CST. The live streams will be like an audio-visual radio show or live podcast where we feature creators who also had to cancel their ECCC showing. Joining us so far will be Steve Leiber, Chris Roberson, Lin Visel, Genue Revuelta, C. Spike Trotman, Kate Leth, and we’d love to invite more. We’ll also be promoting on the Iron Circus Twitter account using the #comfycon2020 hashtag, and will have a dedicated ironcircus.com URL as well.”
Emerald City Comic Con is postponed until the summer! What a bummer.
— Iron Circus Comics (@ironcircuscomix) March 6, 2020
Digital Artists Alley
As creators have shared their portfolios and e-shops we’ve collected them and will be adding more as we find them! As we’re just finding these via Twitter we have in no way collated a definitive list, so if you want to have your name and info added to/changed in our our digital artists alley check out the information at the bottom of this piece.
#ECCC2020 may have been postponed, but you can still buy things from me and offer your support through my online store and Patreon!
My store has many lovely goods: https://t.co/dmxc7QXG6i
And my patreon has a big backlog of sketches and comics: https://t.co/HRGYv3Ix4j pic.twitter.com/w97wg4RHU9
— Abby Howard (@AbbyHoward) March 6, 2020
— Aimee ✨ storyboard artist (@aimeekitty) March 6, 2020
Apple John Jump
Hello and thank you! I have a table-top horror game based graphic novel with convention special pins: https://t.co/KmHfiodxPi
— 🏳️⚧️ Applejohn Jump @ Vancaf 🏳️🌈 (@Foxonthetable) March 6, 2020
You can also find me here!
🔸ko-fi: https://t.co/wuUZ2c9Haf pic.twitter.com/INCI8BM7Nm
— Amanda Bell ✨ 🌑 🚫ECCC (@astropunch) July 22, 2018
I will be exhibiting at #ECCC2020 in the AA table Z-6. For those who can't attend, I'll open up my online shop with all my con merch. It's a trick and frustrating decision, but I can't take the financial hit by not tabling. Hand sanitizer and air fives people. 🙂 See you soon. pic.twitter.com/zdXItiZE3f
— Ashly Lovett (✏️Commissions: OPEN) (@AshlyLovett) March 5, 2020
I'm Austen Marie, I make @SoulOnHoldComic, take fun photos, and aim to entertain.
✨Soul On Hold ✨
— Austen Marie ✨Onlyfans.com/Austenmarie ✨ (@AustenMarieTV) December 17, 2019
Hey folks I'm Autumn Haynes!
🌱 I draw comics and illustrate for kid's lit.
🌱 I'm available for work!
🌱 Instagram: ionlydogpaddle
🌱 https://t.co/a09mMiZEDi || email@example.com pic.twitter.com/HFce2Ehjd3
— Autumn Haynes (@AutumnSketching) March 14, 2018
hi, I'm Becca! freelance illustrator workin in comics/games/etc. Bury me in good queer stories please. (she/her) 💙💜💗
currently working on: FIRST TEST gn for RH Graphic!
— Becca 🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 (@rfarrowster) February 4, 2020
— Brandi 🔜 Planet Comicon 1047 (@BrandiYorkArt) March 6, 2020
(1/2) As it’s #thankyoupatrons day, let me say my #frankenstein project wouldnt have gotten past early sketches without their support and kindness. Artists tend better at coming up with cool ideas than finishing them. Thanks so much! This one is finished, on to the next! pic.twitter.com/1q2Z6W3lfO
— Bruce Brenneise 🚫ECCC, but PlanetComicCon 1246 (@Brucedraws) November 19, 2019
I’ll be gathering stock to put in my shop next week, including copies of Black Canary and my 2020 artbook with sketches inside, but for now, here are the relevant links for ways to support me!
— Cara McGee💖see you, space cowboy (@ohcararara) March 6, 2020
I’ll be at table mm-12 with copies of my first graphic novel, stickers, charms, etc! Online store will open after eccc pic.twitter.com/CfM9sG7RpM
— Catuallie (@catuallie) March 5, 2020
Hey #PortfolioDay what’s up??
I’m Cait May! I’m a comics, character, and fantasy artist! I’m working on my first GN, but I’m always down to talk about tabletops and games and comics! Available for freelance and contract, or lit work through my rep, @draper_claire ♥ pic.twitter.com/FIXJEvwpPj
— Cait✨May @ECCC FF-5! (@caitmayart) January 14, 2020
Christina – Sombulus
— Christina 🔜 ECCC MM10 (@delphina2k) March 6, 2020
As of now, my Lyft contract ends on Dec 20 and I’ll be going full-freelance to work on my book. However, I still gotta be looking for more work in publishing and editorial–rt’s would be appreciated!
— Deb Lee @ ECCC NN-3 (@jdebbiel) November 5, 2019
New Year, new pined tweet!
Gen, a queer xicana creator making queer comics and more! 🇲🇽✨
— genué no longer at ECCC (@hrtbrokentweets) January 24, 2019
Grace P Fong
Hi, #VisibleWomen! I’m Grace, a Hugo-nominated fantasy, horror, and YA illustrator from Vancouver, BC! I love queer stories, historic architecture, and anime.
— Fictograph | grace p fong @ ECCC T13 (@fictograph) March 3, 2020
It’s #PortfolioDay, yay!
I’m a freelance illustrator from Argentina currently working on a graphic novel. I have a deep love for water creatures, sailors, mermaids and pretty much everything related to the sea💞
— Gretel Lusky 🧜♀️✨ (@Gretlusky) January 14, 2020
Hanna – EleFluff
— Hanna @ ECCC FF4 (@elefluff) March 4, 2020
— Hannako Lambert 🔥 The Ruins of Seattle (@thisishannako) January 16, 2020
Hello! Thank you for sharing 💛 I’m selling my successfully kickstarted book Three-Legged Tales, stickers of my certified Good Boy, as well as many art/comic anthologies and POSCA Pet Portraits! Original art too!
— Haley Boros ✨ TCAF & VanCAF (@hihaleyboros) March 6, 2020
I was already in a tight spot before #ECCC2020 got postponed and hoping sales would pay some debts. Here’s where you can buy/support my work 💙😭:
Ko-fi for process, sketchbooks, DLs: https://t.co/SzEUVGaCmv
Web Store: https://t.co/eUrLuv7UAw
— Jade 🔜 Crossing Animaux (@dumplingheart) March 6, 2020
I’m still attending ECCC but my merch is a lot of fanart and some original work! ☺️💖
— Jas Hands @ ECCC W-10 (@onesmolhurt) March 4, 2020
✨ heyy, I’m Janet, a Korean-American illustrator currently designing + illustrating at Refinery29 among other things. I love drawing fierce ladies (and dudes) and pushing forms and color. ✨✨
Store: https://t.co/2KuFpFBvvT#VisibleWomen pic.twitter.com/nZ6X4b4HIK
— Janet Sung @ ECCC Booth V9 (@kuru731) August 20, 2018
Assuming I’m able to make the new ECCC dates work, I will likely be splitting the exclusives—a percentage of them will be available on https://t.co/Yf1ITsGV5t for 4 days only (3/12 – 3/15, ECCC’s original 2020 dates) and the rest will be offered at the show. More info soon! 🙏🏼💖 https://t.co/M6XjnupZpe
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) March 6, 2020
Welp y’all I hung on ‘til the end.
I’m thankful the stress of #ECCC isn’t existent anymore but sad I won’t be meeting all of you lovely souls who reached out to let me know you were excited to come support me..! ♡
Online shop: coming soon. :3
(As always: patrons get first pick) pic.twitter.com/MIYMJ1K6o3
— 『 J i j i 』@ ULTRAMELON (@jijidraws) March 6, 2020
I was going to exhibit at ECCC and promote AND THEN. The financial hit it took to make the film was too much for me to pull out. I can’t have an online store & spam/confuse people left and right, but it would help if people knew about the Kickstarter. #twitterComicCon #ECCCOnline https://t.co/jtinvpRs3Q
— Jenn Ravenna – Kickstarter March 10 (@JennRavenna) March 6, 2020
(I also have my own Ko-fi account I set up a while back but never really shared around… https://t.co/HfPJ1FNJ71 Hope to have an online store set up sooner rather than later.)
— Jody Houser ✒️🗯️🎲 (@Jody_Houser) March 6, 2020
— J → Not-ECCC NN-4 (@artofjyang) March 4, 2020
— Karen (@Khallion) March 6, 2020
Ok #eccconline – I’m supposed to be at ECCC next week but suspect I won’t be due to Covid-19, and would love your support in helping make up lost income. 💖 I’m at https://t.co/HDH4mMtUGo and https://t.co/LU8WypzURC pic.twitter.com/SMfRb1GxtP
— Kelly McKernan 🔜 ECCC online! (@Kelly_McKernan) March 6, 2020
I’m Kelly McMahon, a designer and Illustrator with a love for the world of make-believe. #VisibleWomen
— Kelly McMahon – ECCC EE12 (@kmmcmdraws) August 27, 2019
I’m Keezy, hello! I do comics with LGBTQ characters + illustration/covers. I made Taproot, and I’m currently moving my webcomic, Never Heroes, to Hiveworks (coming soon). I’m also looking to pitch a couple of new OGNs this year 😘🙏🌸 #PortfolioDay
— Keezy Young 🌸👻 ECCC V3 (@KeezyBees) January 14, 2020
I’m takintg a massive financial hit with ECCC getting cancelled. One way you can help is by joining my patreon at the $2/mo tier for support! https://t.co/7kupaHNhPV
— kiki ❌ ECCC ❌ ONLINE STORE OPEN (@kikisshh) March 6, 2020
Kiki of Kikidoodle
#VisibleWoman Hey, I’m Kiki of Kikidoodle! I created Purrmaids (https://t.co/MwqzHcLGNf) mermaid cat plush toys, and I draw a ton of animals and fantasy illustration! I’ve slowly come to realize that I am, truly, a crazy cat lady professionally.https://t.co/U53gEwviih pic.twitter.com/CVq6NIOzRF
— Kikidoodle & Purrmaids @eccc (@KikiDoodleTweet) August 23, 2018
Lone Shark Games
Here’s ours at Lone Shark Games. We’re real bummed about this. https://t.co/R0Dhj3YBQO
— Mike Selinker (@mikeselinker) March 6, 2020
Good morning #PortfolioDay!
My name is Lucas Elliott. I’m an illustrator who is available for work in comics and children’s book illustration.
Also seeking agent representation!
Thanks for looking!
— Lucas Elliott @ ECCC 204 (@LucasElliottArt) October 8, 2019
Hi, I’m Missy Peña! I’m a queer ace, Hispanic descended digital artist mostly known for my comic covers, anime illustration, and nomadic Artist Alley life. ✈️💜✨
Past clients: @boomstudios @lionforge @arledgecomics @Reed_POP
— Missy Peña ECCC-P9 (@misspenart) February 4, 2020
I think given the ECCC news today, I’m going to take a break for the rest of the day.
If you’re so inclined, my website is https://t.co/wYl68NaVMY
— MonkeyMinion🔜ECCC 202 (@monkeyminion) March 6, 2020
Guys, my storenvy is UPDATED and I’m offering FREE SHIPPING if you buy over $75 USD worth of stuff for USA/CAN, and over $100 USD worth of stuff for International. Shipping refunds will be issued through Paypal.https://t.co/Aw3dDLktll#ECCC #ECCC2020 RT’S appreciated. pic.twitter.com/v1op8D7WcH
— Molly/Jak 💜 ECCC STORE OPEN! (@jakface_mcgee) March 6, 2020
Aaaand #ECCC is postponed. Thank you to @emeraldcitycon for making this difficult decision. I’m sorry we can’t be there in person. You can still find a bunch of my work in our online store: https://t.co/NQelbYaUKY
— Pat Race @ ECCC 204 (@alaskarobotics) March 6, 2020
Hi #IAmNonbinary! I’m Sabin, I draw monsters and smoochin and monsters smoochin and comics with monsters and/or smoochin!
— 🔥Sabin @ ECCC cRyiNG🔥 (@Aszabla) January 11, 2019
I’ll be at table W10 with @onesmolhurt! ;v; Ill have most of what’s shown, but I’ll also have some new stuff! My online store is open, too! This is my first ECCC and I’m really stoked!
— saki🔜ECCC W10 (@sakibatch) March 5, 2020
I’m a digital illustrator and I love glitters and iridescence ✨
— serafleur@ECCC #GG-9 (@serafleur) March 3, 2020
— SudiBear @ECCC X13✨🌙 (@SudiBearDraws) August 26, 2019
My latest painting, The Wizard’s Familiar” is up on my Patreon!
I think I’m going to be more fully committing to my cel-shaded look moving forward, so I hope y’all dig this one!
— Tyler Walpole Planet KC/Spectrum #1130 (@TylerWalpole) January 9, 2020
Happy #PortfolioDay I’m Yoshi Yoshitani, a concept artist, illustrator, and comic artist
2020 highlights are my Tarot deck in the fall, Zatanna GN in Feb., more book covers, and my apparel line KITSUNE
— Yoshi Yoshitani @ECCC V1 (@yoshisquared) January 14, 2020
If you want to be added to our digital ECCC list please email firstname.lastname@example.org / DM @RosieMarx with your e-shop/ information / programming.