Under the Tents: Funko, Patrick Ballesteros, The Gifted, Symbiote Studios

Con season is upon us, my friends. SDCC news is beginning to trickle out faster, and we’re here to bring it to you. This issue of Under the Tents brings SDCC teasers from Funko, Symbiote Studios, and a lot more.

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

  • Collectible giant Funko’s Twitter Q&A sessions have dropped a few SDCC teasers recently. When asked about a possible Thor: Ragnarok Pop!, Funko’s reply was to simply wait for their SDCC Exclusives. They also confirmed that tickets for their upcoming Fundays will go on sale in May, so look for that announcement coming soon.

  • Funko didn’t stop there. They also tweeted a teaser for another SDCC exclusive. What do you think it could be? Funko has enjoyed teasing us over its true identity.

  • The Gifted’s Natalie Lynd shared a memory from last year’s Comic-Con and seemed to imply we would see them there this year as well. While it’s still a little too early for an official announcement, it certainly gives us something to expect soon.

this year will be even better than last. coming soon… ❌ #comicon2018

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  • If you’re a fan of artist Chandra Free, you’re familiar with her “#CHANCON” when she comes to SDCC. It looks like she was able to move some things in her schedule to make “#CHANCON2018” happen this year. We’ll look forward to seeing what brilliant work she brings with her this year.

Yessss!!!

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  • Another SDCC mainstay, Symbiote Studios, has also been tweeting teases for their SDCC 2018 exclusives. You’ll find them at Booth #5636, right next to Funko.

  • Hi-Def sound’s MAXD announced that their CEO will, once again, be a panelist at SDCC this year. They also plan to demonstrate their patented HD Audio Technology to con-goers and industry professionals.

  • Comic-Con International recently revealed this year’s Eisner Award nominees. Did your favorite comic make the list?

  • Unfortunately, one of the Eisner Award nominees, Saladin Ahmed, probably won’t make it to SDCC this year due to domestic obligations.

  • Fans of writer Erica Schultz will be happy to see San Diego Comic-Con on her Convention Schedule. Stay tuned for info on panels and signings.

  • Artist Skottie Young announced via Twitter that while he won’t have his own table or take commissions for SDCC 2018, he will be signing at Gentle Giant’s booth.

  • Artist Terry Dodson announced via Twitter that he will be at SDCC this year in his usual spot, Booth #4706. You can find details about his con appearance and requesting commissions on his blog.

  • If you’re looking for PaperFilms at SDCC 2018, according to their Convention Schedule, you’ll find them.

  • Artist Hai-Na-Nu Saulque, better known to con-goers as Nooligan, replied to a Twitter fan that he will be at SDCC this year.

  • Wynonna Earp writer, Emily Andras, is very supportive of the actors for whom she writes. While taking a moment to appreciate an Earper’s comment on their very full con schedule, she reminded them to include SDCC among them. Does this mean we will see another Wynonna Earp party? We’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Not only will UK artist Matt Taylor be at SDCC this year, he tweeted he will be bringing new art with him as well.

  • Danika Stone exchanged a few tweets with a fan, during which she announced that she will be at SDCC this year and will be doing signings. Stay tuned for more info on those signings.

  • Artist Michel Mulipola tweeted that he plans on being at SDCC this year with Headlocked Comics at Booth #1901.

  • The group at Flutter Comic had a great time at C2E2. More importantly, they’re looking forward to their next con, which happens to be SDCC.

  • Our good friend, Patrick Ballesteros, always brings amazing work to SDCC. This year looks to be no exception, as he shows us in his latest SDCC tease. He also announced he is taking SDCC commissions. Since his table generally requires a line management volunteer, we recommend emailing him soon at [email protected] to order your commission.

  • Artist Mary Bellamy is excited to bring an old character she shelved for a few years back to life in Cosmic Cupcake. Look for her to debut at SDCC this year from Antarctic Press.

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.