Upstart Comics is a collective of Canadian comic book creators driven to tell compelling stories. Formed in 2020, Upstart Comics evolved from the Okanagan Comic Creators: a loose collection of Canadian comic book creators which itself grew out of the Okanagan Comics Arts Association in 2017. The Okanagan Comic Creators was formed to accomplish two goals. First was to engage in weekly creator workshops to help everyone refine their art and stories. Second was to promote at every opportunity local comic creators based out of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Through collaboration, constructive criticism, continuous support, and perseverance, the creators of Upstart Comics work together to ensure their stories are the best they can be. Each member lends their creative strengths to a collective whole, including diverse backgrounds in animation, fiction, game design, graphic design, and award-winning, published comic books. Upstart Comics is a proud collective of comic book creators eager to share their stories and vision with you.