Under the Tents: Chris Hardwick, The Geeky Hooker, Terry Moore, Funko, Star Trek

Now that our fearless editor-in-chief, Kerry Dixon, has officially declared SDCC off-season over, you can expect more juicy San Diego Comic-Con news to come in the near future. Let’s get things rolling with this issue of Under the Tents, where we bring you exciting news from The Geeky Hooker, Chris Hardwick, and a lot more.

Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:

  • We reached out to talented artist Edwin Huang to see if we would find him at SDCC this year. We were happy to see that he will indeed be tabling at the UDON Entertainment booth this year, and even better, he’s also taking pre-commissions if you email him at [email protected]. Huang sent us some teasers of what he’s currently working on, but if you’d like to see more, you can find his work on his website, or you can follow him on Twitter.

  • While Chris Hardwick may seem like the busiest person ever, he assured one fan recently on Twitter that he could have even more pans in the frying pan than he already does. So while he doesn’t attend every event, he tweeted that he would be at SDCC. Now, the only question is, which panels will have him as moderator?

  • Artist Gary Pullin announced via Twitter that he will be exhibiting at SDCC once again this year alongside fellow artist N.C. Winters.

  • Voice artist Kat Cressida had decidedly mixed (but mostly positive) emotions about being at SDCC this year, thanks to Coolwaters Productions. Does this mean she’ll be signing? We’ll keep an eye out for more info.

  • Eisner nominated artist Sara Richard is already hard at work getting ready for San Diego Comic-Con this year.
  • When toy giant Funko held their Twitter Q&A, inquiring minds on Twitter wanted to know when their Bat Pop! collection would grow. According to Funko’s response, we’ll have something to look forward to in that area at SDCC this year. Will it be Red Hood?

  • If you’re a fan of Jeaux Janovsky’s cartoon work, you’ll be happy to know he’ll be at SDCC this year with his newest work, Quazar Qat: Tails in the Public Domainsion. If you want to know who or what Quazar Qat is, you’ll have to stop by and ask.

For those of you also wondering when my #BadAss #Furry #Homeboy #FurChild #QuazarQat is gonna drop to earth… 🌎 My man, @reypaezart, asked "When and where will we get to see this awesomeness?" Peep my response above! 👀👀👀 And be sure to give Rey a follow too, his art is #Rad! 👍 ⚡⚡⚡🌌 Who is Quazar Qat tho? Quaz is the #Dimension hoppin', #Celestial #Feline Star of my first #Funky #Fresh #SciFi #GraphicNovel/#ChildrensBook "Quazar Qat: Tails in the Public Domainsion!" co-created and co-written w/ my friend, fellow artist, curator, and writer #GustavoAlbertoGarciaVaca! 💥 Pouncing Soon 2018! 😙😙😙 #CharacterDesign #JeauxJanovsky #TumblrToons #MyArt #Art #Artist #Artwork #Ink #InstaArt #InstaArtist #Quaziverse #SDCC #QuazarQat9LivesTrilogy #Cats #CatsOfInstagram

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  • Who says dreams don’t come true? Marvel artist Andy Park is excited to have a booth at SDCC this year for the first time.

  • LA artist and illustrator Shing Yin Kor, in expressing her gratitude to those who saw her at ECCC, tweeted her 2018 con schedule as it currently stands, and we’re pleased to report that SDCC was on that list.

  • While it’s probably a safe bet we’ll see some sort of presence from Star Trek: Discovery at SDCC, one of their writers, Bo Yeon Kim, is hoping to be there. If his schedule permits, of course.

  • Pop culture artist J.J. LendL had to disappoint a fan who asked if he would be at WonderCon this year. He did have some good news, however, in that he will be at SDCC.

  • DC Comics artist Mirka Andolfo also had to mildly disappoint a fan asking about WonderCon. Like J.J. LendL, however, she will be at SDCC.

  • Have you ever imagined the worlds of Wicked and Harry Potter coming together to form an epic musical? If so, then you’re probably one of the minds that came up with Wicked Wizards: A Potter Parody. If you’re like the rest of us who thinks that’s a mash-up they’d love to see, the Turning Tydes performing troupe will be performing it at the Lyceum Theatre during SDCC.

  • What’s a UTT without crochet? Our good friend, The Geeky Hooker, was inspired by Netflix’s new The Punisher series for her latest critter. As always, you’ll need to follow her on Twitter or Facebook to see where she drops it for you.
  • If you remember SDCC 2016, you remember it was all about Star Trek and its 50 year anniversary. One of the offsites celebrating this was Star Trek: 50 Artists, 50 Years, an exhibit celebrating the franchise’s 50-year journey. Now, the art from that exhibit is going up for auction from Heritage Arts. Bidding on these pieces will begin on March 27.

  • Artist Terry Moore was pleased to report that the hi-res cover for his book Strangers in Paradise will be ready in time for SDCC. We’ll have to follow his tweets to see what else he has in store.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

About Andy Wagner

Andy Wagner
San Diego local born and raised in PA. His loves include SDCC, Penn State, and writing.