East Coast Comic Expo is an all-ages, day-long convention organized by dedicated Fanboys and Fangirls to celebrate comic books and comic book culture. We'll have industry professional writers & artists joining us to celebrate, along with local vendors and many talented local creators and artisans as well.

10am-6pm May 17th, 2014


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Crossman Community Centre (former Kay Arena)
99 Wynwood Dr
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1A 6X4

 

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ECCE Local Artist Feature: Jean-Louis Sirois

Jean-Louis is an Art and Graphics industry pro working in the Moncton area. Hailing from Saint John, NB, he has gaming industry and freelance credits stretching over the last 15 years.

Jean-Louis has been lending his super-fun artistic style to some great comic themes in preparation for the show. Be sure to visit his table on May 17th and grab one of his limited run prints. In the meantime, be sure to check out his blog: http://nightshiftentertainment.blogspot.ca/

Official ECCE Guest Change Announcement: Kate Leth!

You may also notice that formerly announced guest, Faith Erin Hicks is missing... because Faith has regretfully had to cancel her appearance at the show. We will however look forward to having her attend in the future and she's passed along her enthusiasm to do just that.

Kate Leth is a comic artist and illustrator who has been posting her comics online since late 2010. Mostly known as a webcomic artist, although she has been published in a few anthologies and occasionally sells prints of her mini-comics. She works at the comic shop "Strange Adventures" in Halifax, Canada. Her website is kateordiecomics.com, and her Tumblr blog is kateordie.tumblr.com. Kate Leth drew a backup comic about Lumpy Space Princess for one issue of Marceline and the Scream Queens. She also created the genderbent versions of the Earl of Lemongrab and Lemongrab 2 - Lady Lemongrabs - and designed a few Female Lemon Children, for her backup story Sour Candy in issue 3 of the Fionna and Cake comics. Leth drew incentive covers for Marceline and the Scream Queens, Fionna and CakeAdventure Time andBravest Warriors. She will be our guest at the second annual East Coast Comics Expo on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Official ECCE Guest Announcement: Steve McNiven!

Steve McNiven has been working at Marvel comics for almost all of his professional career , drawing a wide range of characters including Spider-man, Wolverine and the Avengers. He has collaborated with some of the best writers in the business, from Brian Bendis on Guardians of the Galaxy, Ed Brubaker on Captain America and Warren Ellis on Ultimate Secret, to Mark Millar on Civil War and Old Man Logan. Steve will be our guest at the second annual East Coast Comics Expo on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Welcome to our next ECCE Local Artist Feature: Matt Rogers!

Once again, The East Coast Comic Expo gets to share the talent, and love of comics, that we have right here in our region.

Matt Rogers is a Moncton area animator and illustrator currently working in the industry, but finding time to create some of his own fun, comic-themed art projects. Beyond his recognizable 'Rogues gallery' images, Matt has recently been continuing the 'LEGO figures as famous Super-Hero comic covers'. Matt has been sharing his progress for these on his FaceBook community page.

You definitely should check these out, they're super-fun takes on the well-known comic covers.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poopsmoothie/145712232305804

And you can actually purchase shirts, mugs and prints of these too, as they get finished up and placed at Matt's several art store fronts.
http://society6.com/poopsmoothie
http://www.redbubble.com/people/poopsmoothie

Official ECCE Guest Announcement: Sandy Carruthers!

Currently living in PEI, he did work for Malibu Graphics illustrating titles like Alien Nation and Men in Black. He worked on Captain Canuck for Comely Comics, and created the (now defunct) Canadiana webcomic. Sandy illustrated graphic novels for Lerner Publishing for their Graphic Universe and Twisted Journeys series and is currently drawing SPOOKMAN for The Charlton Arrow. He will be our guest at the second annual East Coast Comics Expo on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Early Bird Tickets Contest:

We are very pleased to say our tickets sales are going great, because of your early support, we’ve decided to sweeten the pot.

Any online ticket purchase* (Reg, VIP, VIP Plus) made from Jan 15th to Feb 28th will automatically be entered into a draw to win a special one-of-a-kind piece of art.

You have the choice of 1 blank sketch cover (see home page for list) + Marvel Comics’ Nick Bradhsaw (Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy) will draw you a personalized commission of any character YOU want on the book (value approx $400).

*one entry per ticket purchased
*Regular and Kids passes available at The Comic Hunter on Main Street, Moncton are not eligible for early bird contest

Welcome to our next ECCE Local Artist Feature: C.K. Russell

The East Coast Comic Expo wants to make sure that attendees are just as excited about the talented creators that we have right here in our own back yard. Atlantic Canadians are always surprised to find out about the published artists and writers in our area, so it's our pleasure to showcase creators from our region, that are putting their work out there.

CK Russell is an east-coast Canadian comiker, and maker of things, who likes to tell stories about cowboys and superheroes… not necessarily at the same time. Apart from her published works in Womanthology Heroic Vol.1 (IDW) and Fearsome Fables vol.1 (Ink'd Well Comics), C.K.'s is telling the online tale of "COLT" in her web-comic series.

Set in the not-too-distant future, Colt is a cowboypunk story following the adventures of three brothers as they try to reach an even keel and find a refuge so the youngest can grow up safely. Dealing with everything from rogue bounties to mistaken identity, old grudges and public school, the brothers pick up some unlikely allies and reforge old bonds as they’re forced to face events set in motion by their deceased outlaw parents.

Follow CK and her story online at http://www.gravityshift.net/colt/

Official ECCE Guest Announcement: Gisele Lagace!

Born in Northern New Brunswick, Gisele Lagace has been making comics for over a decade. She's mostly known for her popular webcomics, such as Ménage à 3, Eerie Cuties, Sticky Dilly Buns, Penny and Aggie, and Cool Cat Studio. When not working on her own projects, she pencils for Archie comics doing interiors and covers. One of her most well known issue is Archie #636, where everyone in Riverdale reverses gender. Gisele is also co-founder of Pixie Trix Comix and will be our guest at the second annual East Coast Comics Expo on Saturday May 17, 2014.

ECCE Special Contest Announcement:

We are very pleased to say our tickets sales are going great, because of your early support, we’ve decided to sweeten the pot.

Any online ticket purchase (Reg, VIP, VIP Plus*) made from Jan 15th to Feb 28th will automatically be entered into a draw to win a special one-of-a-kind piece of art.

You have the choice of 1 blank sketch cover (see list below) + Marvel Comics’ Nick Bradhsaw (Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy) will draw you a personalized commission of any character YOU want on the book (value approx $400).

Amazing X-Men #1
Batman Li'l Gotham #4
Batman / Superman #1
Green Lantern #13
Fantastic Four #1
G.I. Joe Real American Hero #196
Harley Quinn #0
Infinity #1
Justice League of America #11
My Little Pony #13
Star Trek Khan #2
Superman/ Wonder Woman #1
The Walking Dead #115
Age of Ultron book one
New Avengers #1
Iron Man #1
Thor God of Thunder #1
Avengers Assemble #1
A+X #1
Avengers #1
Deadpool #1
Incredible Hulk #1
Indestructible Hulk #1
Thunderbolts #1
Uncanny X-Force #1
Uncanny Avengers #1
Savage Wolverine #1
Wolverine #500

Tickets can be purchased online here

*one entry per ticket purchased

Official ECCE Announcement: Tickets and Vendors and Artists, oh my!

The second annual East Coast Comic Expo are pleased to announce you can now purchase Tickets (we’ve added a couple of new types of passes for this year), Vendor Tables, and Artists’ Alley Tables!

For more info, go to our Tickets page

Official ECCE Venue Announcement:

We are pleased to announce that the second annual East Coast Comic Expo will be held at the Crossman Community Centre (former Kay Arena) on Saturday May 17th, 2014.
The Centre is located at 99 Wynwood Dr
Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 6X4

See our About page for directions

Official ECCE Guest Announcements: Ty Templeton and Keiren Smith

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is working on issues of Batman 66 for DC Comics. Ty also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton's Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and three cats. Ty draws a weekly webcomic, BUN TOONS, which can be found at www.tytempleton.com

 

As the wife of a comics creator, Keiren Smith spent years dealing with the business end of making comics. Her reward was even more work as she took on lettering/colouring duties for the husband.

Turns out she was a natural. She has worked on comics as diverse as the critically-acclaimed Revolution on the Planet of the Apes, American Splendor, Big Max, Heroes of the North, The Northern Guard and more. These days she runs Ty Templeton's Comic Book Bootcamp and organises events for the Toronto comic book community.

This Dynamic Duo will be our guests at the second annual East Coast Comics Expo on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Official ECCE Guest Announcement: Faith Erin Hicks!

Faith Erin Hicks' works include: The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp, Friends With Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, Bigfoot Boy, and the prequel to the video game The Last of Us, The Last of Us: American Dreams. She will be our guest at the second annual East Coast Comics Expo on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Official ECCE Guest Announcement: Marco Rudy!

Marco Rudy, a Brazilian artist that has worked for DC Comics, Boom!Studios, ShadowLine, and currently known for his work on the hit Marvel Comics series "Marvel Knights Spider-Man", will be our guest at the second annual East Coast Comics Expo on Saturday May 17, 2014.

ECCE Local Artist Feature: André-Guy Landry

The East Coast Comic Expo would like to present our first 2014 local artist feature: André-Guy Landry.

André-Guy Landry is a graphic artist living in Moncton, NB. He studied traditional and digital animation and has worked primarily in games studios, filling different roles from concept artist, to graphic artist, to animator. In 2005, he received a grant from Canada’s NFB to produce a 7-minute animated short, from script to screen. For the past decade, André-Guy has also been moonlighting as a comic strip writer/artist for Brainslug.com, an online comic series of his own creation. His site currently averages 10,000 visits per month. He is preparing to self-publish his first Brainslug book in the very near future.

Check out his immensely fun online comic at: http://brainslug.com/Blog/

And If you would like to see it in print, jump over to his Kick Starter and pre-order the book. Show your support here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1704530858/brainslug-alien-tongues-the-definitive-print-editi

HAL-CON: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Comic Fan Festival

Just a reminder folks. We will be at Hal-con Nov 8-10, manning table 104. Come say hi and we will have special guests joining us at our table all weekend!!!

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East Comic Expo Auction

The East Coast Comic Expo has begun raising funds for our second annual event in May 2014.

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Troy Little - Powerpuff Girls

The East Coast Comic Expo proudly presents Troy Little appearing for his Powerpuff Girls launch release signing at The Comic Hunter on Main Street in Moncton! Saturday September 28 from 1PM to 4PM

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Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF)

The East Coast Comic Expo will have a table at the second annual Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival (DCAF) on Sunday, August 18th from 11AM to 5PM at Alderney Landing!

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3rd Annual Summer Fear

The East Coast Comic Expo will have a table at the 3rd Annual Summer Fear August 10,2013. Come and meet special guest Felissa 'Angela' Rose from the original 'Sleepaway Camp'. Watch some great independent horror screenings. Meet some of the most talented comic artists around. Plus check out all the great vendors with your favorite horror treats and comics.

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2nd Annual Harbour Con

The East Coast Comic Expo will have a table at the 2nd Annual Harbour Con on Saturday Aug 3rd in St John NB

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"Wolverine and the X-Men" artist Nick Bradshaw

East Coast Comic Expo wants to invite you all to a meet and greet with "Wolverine and the X-Men" artist Nick Bradshaw with free giveaways and signings before the Thursday July 25th, 10pm screening of "The Wolverine"

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Robert Maillet - Pacific Rim

East Coast Comic Expo invites you all to join first year guest Robert Maillet to watch his new film Pacific Rim. He will be on hand, Monday July 15th, an hour before the show (5:30pm) for signings and give-aways at the Crystal Palace Empire Theatres.

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My Little Pony Artist Brenda Hickey

East Coast Comic Expo presents a special book launch and signing with My Little Pony Artist Brenda Hickey on Sunday July 14th at the Comic Hunter on Main Street in Moncton.

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Thanks

We really want to thank everyone who showed up to the 1st Annual East Coast Comic Expo yesterday. It was our first year trying this and we hoped to have 500 people come through the door, but we actually got 700!!! Super happy about our success and we have bigger and better things planned for next year!