Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday Webcomic Posted & Spades Daily Webcomic Starts January 1st

F.I.S.T. Mark I by Anang Setyawan
Happy Holidays! We have posted a Christmas Webcomic featuring Major Luis IguarĂ¡n and Dr. Sadie Dawn from The Hunters. Enjoy!

With The Continuum Universe #4 and the January Spades Daily Webcomic closing in on us I thought I would showcase some Spades designs. Spades has been a mainstay in our core title The Continuum Universe and features a super-villain team with a hardcore vendetta against the United States Government. To even the playing field the U.S. has implemented robotic soldiers designed by Dr. Miles Niven...F.I.S.T. (Flying Infantry Shock Trooper).  Here is a design of the original F.I.S.T. Mark I unit, as seen in The Continuum Universe #1, and drawn by our current Spades artist Anang Setyawan.  In the current issues you will see the Mark II Units in operation with mentions of the human piloted Mark III to come. 
Dr. Miles Niven by Anang Setyawan

Friday, December 3, 2010

Strangelight Daily Webcomic Wraps Up Today!

Strangelight Pt3 Pg6 by Kusbiantoro
The Strangelight Daily Webcomic has come to a close...for now.  There are 47 episodes up and these lead directly into Strangelight Part 1 which you can read in The Continuum Universe #2.  Writer Cameron Brewer has done a great job of laying the groundwork for this lost little girl and Kusbiantoro and Mark Roberts have really brought her to life.

Next month Relic & Ego #4 and The Continuum Universe #4 will both be available at Empire's Comics Vault or online.  Here is a little sample of the art from the Strangelight story.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read our webcomics and a special thanks to all of you who have taken the time to let us know what you think.  We will be starting up a Spades Daily Webcomic in January but will be posting Holiday webcomics over the next month to keep you coming back.

Have a great weekend, all.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Strangelight Webcomic Wraps Up This Week

Hi, all. The Strangelight Daily Webcomic (written by Cameron Brewer and drawn by Kusbiantoro and Mark Roberts) is down to the final 4 episodes. If you have not been following, now is a great time to go check it out. Currently there are 43 webcomics for you to read with the final 4 being being posted each day through the end of the week. While you are there also check out the first 6 episodes of The Invisible War Webcomic.

Thank you for your continued support and as always...please let us know what you think. Send your enthusiasm, criticisms, helpful suggestions or outright disgust to

Ben Schwartz

Sergei Omorov by Mark Santiago

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It has been a long time.

Relic by Rodolfo Buscaglia
Here we are all the way at the end of 2010 and it has been a long while since I posted anything that is happening within the ECV/Continuum Universe. We have not stopped working and there is a lot coming your way very soon. Relic & Ego #4 is nearly done and The Continuum Universe #4 will be following shortly after. Issue #5 of each is already underway and will hit at the beginning of next year!

If you have not heard, we have started up our daily webcomics again. Currently you can see Strangelight: Strange Exordium 1-36 with 37 being posted first thing in the morning. This a particularly important as it is the lead into Strangelight Part 1 which appeared in The Continuum Universe #2.

You can also view Invisible War 1-6. We have had to redesign our website so you will recognize 1-4 but 5 and 6 are brand new and are worth paying attention to for events to come.

This is a character sketch of Relic done by Rodolfo Maximiliano Buscaglia. You can see his artwork on the upcoming Spades webcomic and The Continuum #4, Relic & Ego Big City Days Part 2. I am very excited to have him on board with our books and hope you all will as well.

Thank you for all of your continued support. All of us here...writers and artists...fully appreciate the chance you give us.

Have a great weekend.

Ben Schwartz

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

When we decided to start Spades as a webcomic the artist wanted to give us a rendition of the characters in his style. This is Recon with the new costume we will start seeing from this point forward.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In Relic & Ego #3 we follow the enigmatic duo deep into an ancient Eldritch temple in pursuit of knowledge concerning the mysterious stone they have acquired. Here are the design sketches for the undead guardians forever cursed to protect the secrets held within. I wonder if Relic & Ego will make it out alive?! Well...we are in the middle of #4 so I guess there is more to come.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Reverend Lazarev

Here is the first conceptual drawing done of Strangelight's Reverend Lazarev. You can see his first appearance in The Continuum #3 and he comes back to cause more havoc in #4 which is nearly back from the printer.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Daily Webcomic Designs

The Daily webcomics continue at These are a couple design sketches for characters that you will see in the Spades story appearing every Monday. We are 13 weeks in and I have been very happy with the quality of the strips. Keep watching as we will post a new comic every Monday through Friday for the rest of the year.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Relic & Ego #3 Temple Designs

In Relic & Ego #3 our heroes come across an ancient Eldritch temple. Matias did some great initial designs and here are a couple of them.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Craig Glenn's Original Sketch Cards

Sacramento local artis Craig Glenn was amazing enough to do a selection of original sketch cards for us. We have been offering them at conventions and people are loving them. Thanks a lot, Craig! You can see his work on our webcomic Relic & Ego...The Synergist, as well as every week on our Daily Webcomic The Hunters.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wondercon 2010

Tomorrow is WONDERCON! ECV Press is in booth AA069 so come by and say hi! Don't forget to spread your Sacramento love around by visiting Little Carbon Robot at booth AA040!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Crimson Mane & Bruiser From DAILY Webcomic!

ECV Press DAILY WEBCOMICS Continue! Here is Erik Senopati's renditions of Crimson Mane and Bruiser from SPADES. You can see their story every Monday but jump on board every day for a different adventure within The Continuum Universe!

Monday, March 1, 2010

ECV Press DAILY Webcomics!

ECV Press has started a DAILY Webcomic! Each day of the week will feature a new story by a different creative team that will continue on that day of every week until the end of the year. Here is the lineup. Please check us out and ALL feeddback is welcome.

Monday: SPADES
Writer: Jesse Jones (1-8) & Mike Dorman (9-44)
Artist: Erik Senopati

Tuesday: TRIAD
Writer: Ben Schwartz
Artist: Joel Cotejar

Wednesday: THE HUNTERS
Writer: Ben Schwartz
Artist: Craig Glenn

Writer: Cameron Brewer
Artist: Kusbiantoro

Friday: RELIC & EGO
Writer: Ben Schwartz
Artist: Antonio Bifulco

ALL Letters: Wilson Ramos Jr.

Friday, January 29, 2010

ECV Press 2010 Convention Schedule

ECV Press will be appearing at the following conventions in 2010.

Sac-Con March 7

Emerald City ComiCon March 13-14

Wondercon April 2-4

Sac-Con June 6

San Diego Comic Con July 22-25

APE October 16-17

Long Beach Comic Con October 29-31

Sac-Con December 12

If you will be at any of these conventions stop by and say hi.

ECV Press

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Alex of Triad by Dave Windett

This an incredibly fun picture done by Dave Windett, an artist of many talents. Dave's picture of Alex from Triad will be appearing in print in our upcoming artbook.