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Under the Tents: Kevin Eastman/Stan Sakai, Stanley Lau, Justin Harder, Dan Veesenmeyer, Ninobuni

What is SDCC without the artists and professionals who come every year? If not for them and their talent, we would just be 130,000 nerds gathered together in downtown San Diego. Those professionals are busy bringing their A-game to San Diego and have announced some great work.

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

  • At a signing event at IDW’s Comic Arts Gallery in San Diego on Friday, June 2, with creators Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), it was confirmed that the TMNT/Usagi one-shot coming from IDW in July will have a Comic-Con exclusive cover. Some art from the one-shot was on display at the gallery during the event:

  • Maximum effort! Justin Harder is certainly putting that in when it comes to SDCC 2017. He tweeted some Wonder Woman prints he’s made, and when asked if they’ll be available at SDCC, he replied that he will have Wonder Woman prints there. They may or may not be these exact ones, but he will have something.

  • It wouldn’t be Justin Harder without some Deadpool merch. Who doesn’t love a t-shirt? Wear your favorite Merc with a Mouth on his magical unicorn with pride. Find him at Small Press Table O-08.

  • Where can you find Hattox at SDCC? That’s a great question, which he’s finally answered for us. We’ll find him and all of his amazing art on the Exhibit Room floor at Booth #1853.

  • The ladies at Kymera Press have been working hard as well to get their latest issue of Pet Noir #3 ready for its big release at SDCC 2017. They posted a picture of the cover for us to admire.

  • As if that weren’t enough, Kymera Press will also have a Spatz plushie available from their Pet Noir #3 issue. She may say, “ACKK!”, but she’s no Bill the Cat.

  • The folks at Ninobuni have some big news: They’ll be at SDCC 2017 at Booth #5139 with all new art, pins, apparel, and some exclusives including a new very limited edition vinyl toy available only during SDCC.

  • If you’re a fan of the Elfquest comics, you’ll be happy to know their panel details are on their website. Look for their panel, “Elfquest: Countdown to Final Quest“, in Room 5AB on Saturday, July 22, from 7PM-8PM.

  • Not all merch to be found at SDCC is made of plastic or vinyl. Neacol and Stanley Miller, the artists behind Bling Squared, prefer to work in glass. They shared an image of their Pippin and Sir Pippin glass figures as well as some of their milliplodes they’ll have available at SDCC this year.

  • Artist Adrianna Vanderstelt shared the first of her beautiful gouache mermaid paintings she’ll have available at SDCC this year.

  • Everybody loves unicorns. Everybody loves tacos. Throw them together, and you have a great piece done by Bored Inc. What it will eventually end up being, we’re not sure yet.

  • Tucker Joneson informed us that his film, Hide and Shriek, will receive a screening at SDCC 2017 on Sunday, July 23. Not only that, but he will have a booth set up as well as a Q&A panel after the screening.

  • NECA Toys has told us that a limited number of their SDCC exclusives will be available online for non-attendees. They will go live with those exclusives on June 20. It sounds like unfortunately, NECA won’t be offering pre-order for those actually attending Comic-Con this year — but there’s still some time for them to change their minds.

  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Emma Swan? Maybe. Icon Heroes tweeted a tease of their next SDCC exclusive and covered it with Once upon a Time tags. We think this means it could be an Emma Swan action figure, but we’ll see what it really is at SDCC.

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

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