Chris Ecker has had a nearly 40 year career in both the creative and retail ends of the comics industry, worked as a professional wrestling announcer, held journalist positions on two national magazines, designed toys, children’s books, and advertising campaigns.
Hired as the first full time employee of the Eisner Award winning Moondog’s Comics chain, Chris spent over fifteen years in management of Chicago Land’s most prominent chain of comic book and pop culture stores.
He was also a mainstay at Gary Carlson’s MEGATON Comics, and where he created and drew the independent b&w comic book RAMM as well as helping with lettering and production work on other titles.
His newspaper cartooning career included assisting on the DICK TRACY syndicated comic strip and as a gag cartoonist, with work appearing in the Chicago Tribune Sunday comics.
Chris also created and served as editor/writer on BATTLE-AXE MAGAZINE for Comics Interview, and worked as a freelance artist in advertising–supplying production art for Curious George and Cap’n Crunch. His work has been included in comic books published by First Comics and Mirage Studios. His EB’NN The Raven comic series was one of the first wave of NOW Comics titles published in the 1980s.
In the 1990s he was on the editorial staff of HERO Illustrated as Price Guide and Markets editor.
Ecker co-created the long running BIG BANG COMICS series with Gary Carlson where he created The Knight Watchman and drew his initial adventures as well as writing the current Anomalies series and a forthcoming Knight Watchman mini series with Daredevil artist Ben Torres.