Did you catch all the SDCC news that dropped yesterday and today? We’re still recovering from all that was announced, but that doesn’t mean we’re slacking. News is coming at warp speed, and we’re not dropping to impulse anytime soon. Our latest Under the Tents brings great announcements and a ton of cuteness from Martin Hsu, Hero Initiative, The Geeky Hooker (crochet!), and a lot more. This edition has so much sweetness in it, four out of five dentists will label it as a major cause of tooth decay.
Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
- If you think Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency won’t be at SDCC this year, think again. Show creator Max Landis responded to a disappointed tweeter, indicating that their disappointment is premature. We have yet to hear panel announcements from BBC (among others), so Landis’ tweet is a strong indicator that Dirk Gently will be back at SDCC this year. See? It’s all connected!
You're in for quite a surprise. https://t.co/HCfAFBAcrL
— WATCH DIRK GENTLY ON NETFLIX JANUARY 5th (@Uptomyknees) June 29, 2017
- Last year, Lionsgate debuted their Comic-Con HQ streaming service, dedicated to all things San Diego Comic-Con related. If you’re an active member of CCHQ, you can head to Lionsgate’s Booth #4045 and pick up a free exclusive pin.
- If you’re looking for Ninjabot’s table at Small Press #L-08, he made it a lot easier to find him. Check out his new banner for SDCC this year. And don’t forget to pick up your button while you’re there.
— Ninjabot – Arnel (@theninjabot) June 28, 2017
- YouTube stars The Screen Team, which consists of cosplayers Angie Griffin and Chad Nikolaus, announced they will be at SDCC this year. Apparently, they’re looking for a place to crash, too, so if you know a place, hook them up.
— Screen Team (@TheScreenTeam) June 28, 2017
- You may have noticed that one or two exclusives were announced yesterday. If not, you’re definitely not paying attention. This is one exclusive that was too adorable to ignore. Chris Ryniak from cardboard spaceship designed this cute vinyl Slumberguppy from Thimblestump Hollow as an SDCC exclusive. You can find it at Booth #5638 for $15. This little critter is so sweet, you’ll have to brush your teeth after reading this.
- Artist Chrissie Zullo announced that her SDCC pre-con commission list is now open — though it’s already sold out! She’ll be taking a small number of requests at the show, so you’ll have to stop by Table #BB-17 to pick it up.
— chrissie zullo (@Chrissie_Zullo) June 28, 2017
- Kid Comics’ Keithan Jones shared a work-in-progress from his upcoming Power Knights #3, which will debut at SDCC. Check it out at Booth #1943 to see the finished product.
- The Hero Initiative announced they will have an exclusive issue of The Overstreet with cover design by Robert Liefeld available at Booth #5003.
— The Hero Initiative (@heroinitiative) June 28, 2017
- Martin Hsu announced the opening of his SDCC pre-sales by sharing this adorable piece of a young Princess Diana, which will be part of a new series of original artwork titled “Little Heroines” from Folk Blessings. You’ll find this and more at Booth #4530.
— Martin Hsu (@MartinHsu) June 29, 2017
'Little Diana', as part of new series of original artwork titled 'Little Heroines' by #FolkBlessings artist Martin Hsu! 6 one-of-a-kind watercolor paintings depicting Little Diana celebrating strength and friendship. Please DM or contact for art preview and availability! 💛 #SDCC2017 pick up OK at #MartinHsubooth4530 . #littlediana #wonderwoman #littleheroines #cute #babygirl #illustration #sdcc2017exclusive #girlpower
- Yer a wizard, Jabba! Chris Gugliotti keeps crossing fandoms in his work, and it’s brilliant. His latest piece and a lot more will be available at Table #BB-15 in Artists Alley.
- Liana Hee is getting in on the Wonder Woman action with this lovely mini-painting she’ll have available at Booth #4715.
- If you’re at Gallery Nucleus’ Booth #2643, you’ll find these Harley Quinn mini-paintings from Lorelay Bové. Which one will you take home with you?
- By the power of Grayskull! Sean Forney channeled all the power in Eternia in this He-Man sketch he’ll have at his Table #AA-15 in Artists Alley.
- The art in this post is so sweet, it’s going to give you tooth decay. That’s OK – we’ll risk it. Ash Evans adds to the sweetness factor with her Shooting Star print. Because who doesn’t love kittens in space? Look for her work at the Art Show in the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
- Artist Nan Hockin will have a lot to offer at Booth #F-11 in the Exhibit Hall this year. Not least among them is this mermaid piece she’s bringing to SDCC with her.
- Podcast Comics After Dark announced they will be at SDCC this year keeping all their listeners up to date on all the exclusives.
- Thomas Doherty from Committed Comics showed off a sneak peek at an SDCC exclusive print from Sean Dietrich. Look for this cute but deadly print at Small Press Table #P-10.
- Ricky Dean Logan, who you might recognize from Back to the Future II (“Those boards don’t work on water!”) and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, announced he will be in the Sails Pavilion signing autographs this year. Look for him at Table AA22 on Friday, July 21 from 10AM-2:30PM and Table AA26 on Saturday, July 22 from 2:30PM-7PM.
- Artist/cosplayer Ben Lee is prepping hard for SDCC. Look for him around the convention center.
- Yesterday saw a lot of exclusives released by CCI, including those by Furry Feline Creations. These little cuties can be pre-ordered starting Friday, June 30 from their pre-order site, or you can pick them up at Booth #5149.
- Kai-Kai Kaiju Plush ($55) – This adorable monster will make you squee with cuteness overload. These arms are wide open for you to hug him. Measures 12 x 8 x 12 using premium soft fleece, felt and polyfill. Handmade by Cheri Lynn Ong.
- Purridge Negora Plush ($69) – Purridge transforms into a Negora, also known as Catzilla or Neko Kaiju. It has two tails and spikes on its back. On its paw is a Japanese fish-shaped cake called Taiyaki, which is one of the popular street foods in Japan. The fish attaches to its paw using very strong magnets. Measures 12 x 12 x 12. Handmade by Cheri Lynn Ong.
- The Bullsh*t or Bullcrap ($35) – What do you call a poop that comes from a bull? A Bullsh*t or Bullcrap. Whatever way you look at its all “BS”.
- Matt Richie can’t make it to SDCC this year, but luckily, his merch can. His World Eater enamel pin and sticker will be available at Booth #5502 with Dave Correia.
WORLD EATER! Pins and stickers are ready for San Diego Comic Con. I won't be there but my muggle son @milesritchie will be moving these for me at my magical friend's table. Look for the @davecorreia @alexpardee @wayshak booth at SDCC. This is one of two releases. Hail King Kirby! #galactus #pingame #lapelpin #enamelpin #stickers #stickerapp #sdcc
- Jermaine Rogers will be at SDCC at Booth #4532 with this never-before-released mini-print he calls ‘Tag’. Rage on, little bunny.
#hbhd 'TAG' mini print (holographic rain foil). this entire edition has never been released…we'll set them free at #sandiegocomiccon next month… #jermainerogers #jermainerogersart #sdcc #posterart #art #screenprinting #gigposters #poster #vinyltoys #designervinyl #arttoy #vinylfigure #bunny #rabbits #tagging #streetart
- Mike Wellman from The Comic Bug announced Book 5 of Guns Blazin will debut at SDCC. He gives us a little sneak peek of this awesome issue.
Book Five of #gunsablazin is gonna be OUT OF THIS WORLD! Here's a sneak peek of @rafael_navarro007 's epic art and design-work! The love child of Jack Kirby, Frank Frazetta, Frank Robbins and Jim Steranko! And the best collaborator and friend a comic book writer could ask for! The book debuts July 19 at #sdcc and as ever, we're coming in hot!! See you there!
- A day without crochet? Perish the thought! The Geeky Hooker got a ton of critters and such to drop from Amy Hooper, including a White Rabbit and Pokéball beanie.
— Geeky Hooker (@GeekyHooker) June 29, 2017
— Geeky Hooker (@GeekyHooker) June 29, 2017
— Geeky Hooker (@GeekyHooker) June 29, 2017
- Planet Awesome Collectibles are excited to announce their exclusive Youngblood #3 variant by Marat Mychaels will be available at KRS Comics Booth #5559. They’re making a limited run of 500 copies of this exclusive, 100 of which are available for pre-order now at planetawesomecollectibles.com.
Image fans rejoice! We are pleased to announce our upcoming exclusive: Youngblood #3 Variant by Marat Mychaels! PRE-SALE is now live at planetawesomecollectibles.com (link in bio) This LIMITED EDITION variant will be released on 7/12. Limited to only 500! Only 100 copies are available for pre-sale. Remaining copies will be sold exclusively at San Diego Comic Con 2017 at KRS Comics booth #5559. Check back for more details on this! #planetawesomecollectibles #maratmychaels #youngblood #variantcover #comicsforsale #igcomicfamily #exclusivevariant #imagecomics #robliefeld #sdcc #krscomics #sdccexclusive
- Head over to Genuine Haha’s Small Press Table #L-06 to get your hands on these X-Men mini-prints from Tony Bui.
— Tony Bui (@tonybuifanclub) June 29, 2017
- Lion Forge Comics announced they will have an SDCC exclusive cover for Superb from artist Alitha E. Martinez available at Booth #1903.
— Lion Forge (@lionforge) June 29, 2017