Friday, December 19, 2008

ECV Press has started a series of new Webcomics!

Hi,all. After a little break we have come back strong with a series of webcomics that will cover RELIC & EGO, THE HUNTERS, GENETICS and new projects we are working on.

Showing Now...

Relic & Ego staring in...TALL TALES
Written and illustrated by Craig Glenn

2 Episodes are up now so head on over and enjoy!

Ben Schwartz

Hai-Na-Nu Saulque takes FREE art requests on his deviant art

Someone asked Nu for a voodo priestess and he not only penciled one but took the time to color it as well. Take a look at his blog, comicspace, myspace, website and deviantart for all the information on what he does and what he is working on.

Most importantly go by his deviant art and make a request.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Earth Carrier Design

The 12 page start to the 300 years of war that awaits mankind is nearing the end of the pencils. I will post a couple as we move into the colors. here is a design for one of the many ships you will see throughout the series.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Valley! A Daily webcomic you should check out!

A good friend of mine and ECV Press writer has a Daily comic that is about to finish. Take a look and enjoy the outrageous comedy set within an anthropomorphic world. HAPPY VALLEY gives you warmth, heartache, comfort, tears, friendship and so much more!

Written and drawn by Jesse Jones

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Earth United Tactical Fighter

We have been working on creating a futuristic yet contemporary look to the E.U. This will be the standard fighter that they use at the beginning of the war. With the introduction of new technologies and alien races there is no telling what it will look like at the end of the 300 year war.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Finalized Morani Designs

Here is the final version of the Morani design that we will be using in the 12 page kick-off story for our new space epic.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Designs for the New Space Epic!

In the 1st 12 issue story arch for The Galactic Space War that has begun I am working with Chris Thompson. He has lain out thumbs for the story and begun alien designs. This is the first that I have gotten from him. More to follow...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Drink and Draw sacramento Chapter starts Up!

Sacramento is starting a DRINK AND DRAW Chapter! The first meeting will be on Thursday November 13th at The Streets Of London. For all the info on what is going on and how to get involved check out the official website...

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Sc-Fi Story

Here is a preliminary design for my new sci-fi story that will appear in our new anthology featuring 3 Sacramento creators. More on this story coming soon.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

24 Hour Comic Day @ Empire's Comics!

We are gearing up for our next big event at Empire's Comics Vault in Sacramento, California. 24 Hour Comic Day is from October 18th 9am to October 19th 9am. The goal is for you to come on down and write and draw a 24 page comic in 24 hours! There will be plenty of creative talent to keep you motivated and we always have a great time. Don't worry if you can't draw...I can't! Yet I participate in every 24 Hour Comic Day.

For all the information please visit our website...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sac-Con Panel, Webcomics, Hayward-Con & 24 Hour Comic Day!

Well, we did our first Q&A Panel at Sac-Con this weekend and I think it went well. We had a great attendance with a lot of fun and interested questions as to who we were, what we had planned, how we did it and how anyone else could do the same. Thank you to everyone who came by to support us!

We also gave out a pile of swag to all who attended. Everyone who came through got a copy of The Continuum #1, a coupon for Empire's Comics Vault, a limited print featuring the Women of ECV and a raffle ticket for an original piece of art (I hope you liked it), and an appearance in our book. Doug Briel of Sacramento will be appearing in an upcoming issue so that should be fun.

Now a number of other things to discuss as October is a packed month. First please check out our website for the newest webcomic from Relic & Ego. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow. We are hoping to get back on a regular schedule with the webcomics and can use help from you to get some done. See our website for all the details and shoot me an email with any unanswered questions.

Our next appearance will be at Hayward-Con on the 12th of October so if you are going to be there stop by and say hi. This will be our first Hayward-Con so we are excited.

Closer to home there is a very challenging and fun event taking place at Empire's Comics Vault on October 18-19th. 24 Hour Comic Day! This will be the 4th time we have run it and each time it gets better and better. We had 12 attendees last time and are shooting for 15 this go around. The objective is to sit down, throw out all your old ideas and come up with a new 24 page comic. You then draw and write 24 pages in 24 hours. Don't be put off if you are not an artist as I have absolutely no artistic abilities and I still finish mine each time. For more info on this event check out...

Again, thank you all who attended the Panel and heck anyone reading this now for the support. Have a great week and keep watching!

Ben Schwartz

Just for good measure here is a pin-up of The Priestess from Hank Houston by Julio Cesar! A different pin-up on each of our blogs so check them all out!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sac-Con Panel Giveaways!

This Sunday, Sept 28th, ECV Press will be doing our 1st Panel at the Sacramento Comic Convention. For the first 100 people to attend we will be giving away the limited edition Women of ECV Press Print seen below.
We will also be raffling off an original piece of art by 3 of ECV Press' best artists and running a contest to get YOU into our books! For more information check out our website...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ECV Press to do Q&A Panel at Sac-Con!

This Sunday, September 28th, Sacramento creators from ECV Press will be appearing at Sac-Con and doing their very 1st Q&A Panel. Just for attending the Panel the 1st 100 people will get a limited edition print of the Women of ECV Press. We will also be doing a raffle during the Panel to give away an Original Piece Of Art!

So come on down and enjoy the Sac-Con and stay for the ECV Press Panel. See you all there.

Ben Schwartz

For more information about the Sac-Con and our other appearances please visit...

Monday, September 8, 2008

NEW Sacramento Comic Anthology Planned!!

We here at ECV Press have decided to put together a new anthology title! The book will be 3 separate tales by 3 separate teams. Rich Curtze, Surreal artist, is working on showing us the old west in a way we have never seen. Hai-Na-Nu Saulque will be giving us a story steeped in religion and myth with a young woman thrust right into the middle of and ages old war. Ben Schwartz will be bringing you the beginning chapter to a new sci-fi epic. Keep checking back and as we begin to get sketch work and pages we will post them for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Horizons for Hank Houston!

We want to thank all of you who voted for Hank and helped to spread the word! Please keep it up as we are pitching this idea to comic publishers as we speak.

Thank you all again and keep checking the main website for all the coming information.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hank Houston Daily Webcomic!

We have started a daily webcomic for our Platinum Studios Top 10 contender, HANK HOUSTON!! Visit our Hank Houston website to see his early adventures.

Also, please do not forget to to vote for Hank Houston in the Platinum Studios Challenge! Thank you all for your support!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hank Houston in Top 10 for Platinum Studios Challenge!

Hank made it to the top 10! Now we need your support to help us gain this years crown.

The voting has started as of today. Thanks in advance for your support! If you believe in Hank...he needs your VOTE!

Here is the link to post your vote for Mr. Houston:


Monday, August 4, 2008

Chitsu from Domes

Here is a close up shot of Chitsu by Adriano Vicente. Domes is a book that I originally intended to be in anthology format with other Sacramento creators. After that fell through I began working it into graphic novel format. It will be a long road at 148 pages but i believe it will be worth it when we reach the end and can bring this book to you.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Needs of the Few Continues to Plug Along

We continue to plug away at Needs of the Few. Here is an amazing page by Mario Guevara.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Needs of the Few layouts

Before I have an artist start on pencils I like to get a page layout so that if there are corrections it saves them a lot of time and trouble.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hank Houston Platinum Studios Top 50!

When we made the Top 50 for Platinum Studios we got a lot of people who wanted to help by just giving us sketches and pin-ups! Thank you all for the help and support. This is done by THE HUNTERS new artist Ismael Canales.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Owain from "Domes"

Here is Chitsu's reason. This is Owain by Adriano Vicente. He leads her, commands her even, and she will do anything to make sure he is safe.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hank Houston Makes It To The TOP 50!!!

HANK HOUSTON has been chosen for the top 50 in the Platinum Studios "THE COMIC COOK CHALLENGE 2008!" Please visit the Hank Houston website for all the information and Platinum Studios to follow our progress.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Since I wasn't happy with just Needs of the Few, Hank Houson and Trixie Dynamite I have yet another project underway. Here is the first character design for one of the 2 main characters. Chitsu. At the moment the title is unnamed so I will go with the generic Domes for now. our incredible Hank Houston Artist has taken on this project as well. This design is by Adriano Vicente, our Hunters artist.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Needs of the Few Early Design

Here is another early design idea for Needs of the Few. Again, not something we used but is most definitely going to be in a future project between myself and Mario.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ECV Press Submissions Now Open!

ECV Press is now opening submissions for webcomics and art books! This is the first open submission we have done so get on board now! Visit our website for more information.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Needs of the Few Character Design- Ethan

The assistant engineer from Needs of the Few. Ethan Witenburg.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Page 3 of Outlander Saga, formerly Hank Houston! this is the final page we decided upon and we are very happy and confident with our submission! Wish us luck!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Needs of the Few Character Design

Yet another character from the Needs of the Few crew. This is Simran, our navigations specialist.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Outlander Saga Logo

We finally have a name for the Hank Houston project. We have settled on Outlander Saga and this is the logo that Hainanu Saulque put together for our submission.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Trixie Dynamite Page 3

Page 3 of Trixie Dynamite! The Imminent Alien Invasion is on the way and she is here to put a stopper in it's pie hole! the pages are being colored and lettered as we speak.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Han Houston Page 3

This is the original page 3 for Hank Houston, our currently underway submission to Platinuum Studios. We have changed it since and will post the updated version.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trixie Dynamite Page 2

It has been a long weekend but we are back on track and here is page 2 preview of the new comic TRIXIE DYNAMITE! The 3 page submission will be penciled, inked, colored and lettered by Friday so more posts to come.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Trixie Dynamite Page 1

The second submission to Platinum Studios done by way of ECV Press. This is TRIXIE DYNAMITE! Our only hope against the Imminent Alien Invasion! I am working to get the entire project done by Sacramento locals. Writing, Pencils, Inks, Colors and lettering will be done by the Sacramento creative crowd. Keep checking back for more!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hank Houston Page 2

Page 2 in the Hank Houston submission project. I am working on getting the 3 pages inked, lettered and colored. I am also refining the synopsis for submission and working on an outline for the first 6 issue story arch. Even if nothing comes of this now it is a story I would like to publish myself.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Head of Security

Here is the head of security aboard the ETHOS. More of a freelance merc than actual security. She is a take no prisoners and ask questions later kind of woman. It can get dangerous traveling through space and she is exactly the kind of woman you want on your side.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

McCombs...Ethos Security

Back to NEEDS OF THE FEW. This is McCombs. That's all this bad motha needs for a name. There are 2 merc security on the ETHOS. My next post will be the pic for his boss. She is even harder than him and it shows.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Trixie Dynamite Page Layouts!

Here she is! Trixie Dynamite is ready to jump from the script onto her own pages. These are her first 3 pages in layout form. Even from this we can tell just how incredible these pages are going to be. Just a reminder because I'm sure you know...Don't Forget The Imminent Alien Invasion!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hank Houston Page 1

Page 1 in the submission packet for Hank Houston. The idea is fun because I am a huge sci-fi fan and we get to play around with making our own worlds as well as pay homage to the golden age sci-fi movies, comics, books, audios, etc. that we all love. If I can find a way to mention Logan's Run in some way I most certainly will!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hank Houston!

Hainanu Saulque came to me with a great idea for a sc-fi project. We are turning it into a submission for Platinum Studios with Julio Picallo. This is HANK HOUSTON! Husband, Father, Astronaut, dead man! More to come on this exciting project.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

God Punish!

This is Ayu. Torn between the world she lives in, the world to come and the world that she has left behind Ayu must battle on. Heaven and Hell can't stop this spitfire from doing what her heart tells her is right. Coming soon from Hainanu Saulque...GOD PUNISH #1!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


TRIXIE DYNAMITE! Our only hope against The Imminent Alien Invasion! Coming soon...a new project being worked on by myself and Justin Delacuesta, a local Sacramento creator.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another Early Design

Here is another early concept design when we were trying to decide which direction to take the book. The backgrounds are very much like the final product but neither of the characters made the final cut.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Super-Con is coming up in San Jose, California this weekend. Here is the cover to the sketchbook that Richard Curtze will be debuting. Come by the ECV Press booth to get your copy!

Kill Rich Vol. 1
Drawn and directed by Richard Curtze II
Colors by Hainanu Saulque
An LBD Production

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Layout page

I thought I would change it up today and rather than post another character or ship design show one of the layout sketches that Mario did. This is page 24. Right smack dab in the middle of the story.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

This is the design we used for Dr. Tanya Agas in NEEDS OF THE FEW.

Friday, May 9, 2008

NEEDS OF THE FEW takes place aboard Ethos, an exploration vessel on it's way back to Earth. Dr. Tanya Agas has discovered a problem. However, this is not the Dr Tanya Agas that you will meet in the 1-Shot. Her post will be next.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Initial Designs for Ethos Interior

When we were first starting NEEDS OF THE FEW the exact designs of our story were a toss up. Was it going to be a classic Sci-fi feel or a gritty Heavy Metal tone. Eventually the Heavy Metal dirty look won out and these early prototypes were scrapped. It doesn't mean we wont use them for something else...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More Character Designs

Here is another character from the upcoming NEEDS OF THE FEW! There are 10 characters involved in this 1-shot and this is one of my favorites.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Needs Of The Few Ship Design

Here is the ship design for our NEEDS OF THE FEW comic. Mario gave me a pile of deigns for the ETHOS and this was our favorite.

NEW Sci-Fi Project

ECV Press is keeping us busy...NOT busy enough for me to stop working on side projects! Here is a look at a 48 page stand alone book that I am working on called NEEDS OF THE FEW. The artist is Mario Guevara. He did a couple of the early ECV Press webcomics then moved on to Bloodrayne from Digital Webbing, just completed Lone Ranger & Tonto through Dynamite Entertainment and is working on Solomon Kane at Dark Horse!

Hope you enjoy and there will be more to come.