Under the Tents: Cancer Gets LOST, Patrick Ballesteros, Camilla d’Errico, NECA

In Exclusives, Features, General News, Panel & Autograph News by Andy Wagner1 Comment

We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. The “unofficial start of summer” usually brings families together for picnics and barbecues. Mom and dad take the cover off the pool, and we’re finally able to dip our toes into the water. As for us here at the UBlog, we stayed on top of all things San Diego Comic-Con (in between helpings of hot dogs and potato salad). The internet never sleeps, so neither do we.

Here’s a look at what you might have missed:

  • If you think we’ve been busy, you should see what artist Camilla d’Errico has been up to. Over the long weekend, she posted her Pikachu work-in-progress for her “Summer Safari” series she will have available at SDCC 2017. Later, she posted her list of scheduled cons, which included SDCC 2017, of course. She also showed us her new book, Femina and Fauna, which she will debut at SDCC 2017. Finally, she showed us more of her Rainbow Lion from her “Summer Safari” series. Does she ever sleep?

  • Our good friend and local artist Patrick Ballesteros gave us a sneak peek at some of the buttons he will have for his SDCC 2017 scavenger hunt. He wants us to stay tuned for details, and we gladly will.

  • If you saw NECA’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exclusive announcement, and chances are you did, you’re asking how you can get a hold of these if you’re not going to SDCC. You may not have to resort to eBay just yet. NECA announced that they will make a limited quantity available for pre-order for non-attendees. These pre-orders will ship the week of San Diego Comic-Con, so it’ll kind of be like you’re there.

  • Outlander author Diana Gabaldon answered an eager fan’s tweet asking if she would be at SDCC this year with the rest of the Outlander cast with a resounding, “Very likely!” Looks like a good sign for Outlander fans.

  • We here at the UBlog are getting very excited about The Ninjabot’s daily buttons for SDCC 2017. You may just see some blank, aluminum buttons, but we see endless possibilities. We’re excited to stop by Small Press Booth #L-08 to see what these possibilities, including a super-secret button, will be.

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  • Tom Hodges and Katie Cook (Katie Can Draw) teamed up for antiis comics and will both be at antiis’ booth at SDCC with Katie’s interpretation of Midknight and BORIS enamel pins. They’ll also have Issue #2 of Midknight with them.

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