Under the Tents: DKE, LEGO, Toddland, Randy Martinez, Cosplay Photos

In between your Saturday night partying and binge-TV-watching, take some time to catch up with the latest San Diego Comic-Con news. We’ve got updates on artists like Disney’s Lorelay Bove, exhibitors including LEGO and DKE, some crocheted creations, and much more. And then you can get back to Netflix, okay?

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



  • If you’re a cosplayer in need of professional photos taken during San Diego Comic-Con, then we’ve got news for you. FirstGlance Photos are booking photo shoots for San Diego Comic-Con now, and you can find more information on how to schedule an appointment on Twitter.

  • Professional photographer Tony Julius, who specializes in cosplay photos, will also be doing both mini-sessions and full sessions during the con. Head to Instagram for the details and to book your spot.


  • While urban vinyl toy company DKE hasn’t started to unveil this year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, Jason Adams did offer a sneak peek at the cardbacks for an upcoming “Job Wars” Unemployed Trooper exclusive for DKE. Hey, it’s hard out there for a Storm Trooper.


  • Tommy Andreasen, the co-creator of Ninjago, Legends of Chima, and NEXO Knights, mentioned on Twitter that he will be at San Diego Comic-Con this July, and hinted that several more of the LEGO team will be in attendance as well. While that definitely shouldn’t come as a shock, as LEGO is always well-represented with exclusives, a booth, panels, and more — it’s always nice to see confirmation.


  • Bill Gerhardts, the publisher of BRM comics and co-writer of titles such as Attica, Warden, and others, announced via Twitter that he will be exhibiting this year after a lengthy break from SDCC — though it’s unclear whether it will be through BRM or on his own.

  • It’s all Bob’s Burgers all the time for our friends at toddland (or is it?sounds like you can start getting hyped now for a Teddy exclusive t-shirt). They’ve been busy working on this year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, which we’re excited to show you in the coming weeks — but it . Maybe. Possibly. Oh, just show us what you’ve been up to already, toddland!


  • Artist Sonny Liew revealed in comments on Instagram that he’ll be doing signings during San Diego Comic-Con at the Pantheon Books booth, as well as participating in “a bunch of panels”.
  • Artist Randy Martinez showed off two more classic horror pieces of artwork (The Bride of Frankenstein and Mr. Hyde) that he will have available exclusively at the Choice Collectibles Booth #4219. As previously reported, you can also catch Martinez himself doing live painting at the booth on Thursday, July 20 from 2PM-6PM.



  • Crochet artist Jennifer Nolan is celebrating Alan Tudyk’s finest voice acting work (okay, that’s not what she’s doing, but it’s still super cute) in the form of a crocheted creation or two of Heihei from Moana. You can pick up Heihei and her other adorable creations at the Womanthology Booth #BB-22 in Artist Alley.


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