Chris Ecker has over thirty years experience in both the creative and retail ends of the comics industry. Hired as the first employee of Moondogs Comics, Chris spent over fifteen years in management of ChicagoLands most prominent chain of comics and pop culture stores. Chris eventually moved into journalism as a writer/editor for Sendai publications HERO ILLUSTRATED magazine and HERO ON-LINE.
Ecker’s cartooning career included a stint as assistant to Rick Fletcher on the DICK TRACY syndicated comic strip and as a gag cartoonist, with work appearing in the Chicago Tribune Sunday comics.
He was a mainstay at MEGATON with Carlson, and also created and drew the independent b&w comic books RAMM and EBNN THE RAVEN.
Chris co-founded Now Comics in the 1980s and served as its first art director. Now published such licensed titles as SPEED RACER, ASTRO BOY, REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, TERMINATOR and others.
Chris also created and served as editor/writer on BATTLE-AXE MAGAZINE for Comics Interview, and worked as a freelance artist in advertising and comic books, his work gracing the pages of First Comics, Mirage Publishing and others before co-creating BIG BANG COMICS.