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Find local artists and makers at Emerald City Comic Con's Homegrown

A tiny spotlight on local artists featured at Emerald City Comic Con

A big part of Emerald City Comic Con's energy comes from its home city Seattle. The Homegrown section of the main show floor pays homage to the convention's locale and incredible group of local artists from the Pacific Northwest. On Friday, the section was quite busy with con goers looking to buy prints, glass figurines and tarot card decks.

For those who couldn't make it out to ECCC this year, here's a few introductions to some of the artists with their work on display at ECCC 2022's Home Grown. Make sure to check out these artists' work and support their shops!

Mishacharms – Sara Chen

Image of artist throwing up peace sign behind their display

What do you make?

Mainly stickers and also pins, keychains with a focus on weird animals like axotyls and whales and food puns from Chinese culture.

Can you describe your style in a few phrases?

Cute, honey, and whimsical.

What's your favorite thing on display this weekend?

This axotyl bullet journal

Bling Squared Cute Glass – Stanley Miller and Neacol Miller

Image of the artist smiling behind his glass figurines.

What do you make?

Handmade glass Chibi collectables.

Can you describe your style in a few phrases?

Colorful cute glass.

What's your favorite thing on display this weekend?

Dino puppies.

Stasia Burrington

Image of artist holding washi tape behind their section display

What do you make?

Paintings, prints, tarot decks, stickers, pins, patches, and bandanas.

Can you describe your style in a few phrases?

Cute, witchy, subversive.

What's your favorite thing on display this weekend?

New stamp washi tape.

Minivanvan – Van Jacob

Image of artist gesturing to a tshirt featuring Garfield

What do you make?

Mostly fan art and a hodge podge of things. Mostly started with Sailor Moon and slowly snuck in original character art.

Can you describe your style in a few phrases?

Inspired by a marriage of Western comics and anime.

What's your favorite thing on display this weekend?

A piece of Garfield art that reads "Year of the Garf" as well as original character art.

A Nature Unknown – Courtney Jossy and Richard Jossy

Image of two artists inside of their booth

What do you make?

Illustrated projects like card decks, prints, and desk mats.

Can you describe your style in a few phrases?

Introverted, nature, outdoors, and surreal.

What's your favorite thing on display this weekend?

Mountains and After the Rain desk mats.


Want to follow what else has been happening at Emerald City Comic Con this year? Check out the roundup of all of Popverse's coverage.

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Tiffany Babb

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Tiffany Babb is Popverse's deputy editor and resident Sondheim enthusiast. Before she came to PopVerse, she wrote for cool places like Paste Magazine, The Comics Journal, and The AV Club. She currently also serves as the co-editor of PanelxPanel Magazine. Tiffany likes stories that understand genre conventions (whether they play into them or against them), and she cries very easily at the movies— but rarely at the moments that are meant to be tearjerkers.

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