14 Can’t-Miss Artists at Emerald City Comicon

14 Can’t-Miss Artists at Emerald City Comicon

March 15, 2016 1 By Mel Burke

Emerald City Comicon is a pop culture and comic book convention that takes place in early April in downtown Seattle, Washington. Boasting a near-80,000 attendance count last year and with an exhaustive list of exhibitors, panels, and events for this year, ECCC is a con that takes some planning. So take a deep breath, stretch your folio case, and check out these 14 artists that you absolutely can’t miss in your hunt for art-geek heaven.

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Cover art for Fresh Romance School Spirit by Arielle Jovellanos.

Arielle Jovellanos has worked on Fresh Romance School Spirit and Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Annual. Her work is bright, fresh, and full of magical girls being tough as nails.

Cameron Stewart has worked on a long list of popular titles, most recently Batgirl and Guardians of the Galaxy, in addition to his award-winning web comic Sin Titulo. (His Imperator Furiosa sketch gives me life.)

Cassie Kelley‘s vibrant touch can be found in her color work for Invader Zim and Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, as well as her vintage-feeling illustration work.

Dan Parsons is all over the Star Wars comic book universe, including some upcoming work for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You may also recognize his work from other mega-hit franchise: Game of Thrones.

Daniel Govar currently works on Grimm and Relaunch among other titles in addition to his commission and cover art work. Check out his series of Tolkien characters—dragons and hobbits and wizards, oh my!


Art from Descender Volume 1 by Dustin Nguyen.

Dustin Nguyen is one half of the creative duo behind space-adventure title Descender. His work is both impactful and fluid, ranging from watercolors to graphic design elements.

Kate Leth of “Kate or Die” works on Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat and Dynamite’s relaunch of Vampirella. You’ve probably seen her killer tattoo flash floating around the internet and on various body parts.

Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson have both worked on the New 52 Harley Quinn and boast a long list of other titles to both their names. The duo is soon to team up with Oregon-based writer Matt Fraction on a new creator owned project called Adventureman!

Steven Oaks is a colorist for Dark Horse and has worked on titles like Grimm Fairytales and Deadpool. He’s also colored pages for the webcomic Mortifera.

Nei Ruffino‘s work fills a need for fans of buxom fantasy babes, having done fun and sexy covers for titles like Legends of Oz – The Wicked West, Wonder Woman and Swords of Sorrow.

Maarta Laiho has worked on the wildly popular Lumberjanes and Adventure Time. She draws dragons with cute little squish noses!

Matt Doering & Sara Talmadge both have a very fun and Disney-esque flair to their work, appealing to the younger con attendees as well as the more whimsical adults.

Check out the full Artist Alley list here and see what else is exciting about Emerald City Comicon.