Artist Patrick Ballesteros, whose work you might recognize from The Late Late Show with James Corden or from his Punny Sweater series or his 25 Cent Wonders collection, always brings his A-game to San Diego Comic-Con. This year is no different, and you can find him at Artist Alley DD-08, where he will have a plethora of 25 Cent Wonders and other art, as well as five San Diego Comic-Con exclusive prints, and maybe a few extra special surprises.
His 25 Cent Wonders collection, which features kid versions of some of your favorite characters riding old-school mechanical rides like you used to find outside grocery stores, are both unique and playful. His previously announced SDCC exclusives — It’s a Cruella Summer, Pantastic Voyage, Part of Your Underworld, Ohana, and Te-Ka Break — are beyond adorable. A different exclusive print will be available each day of the convention, with the exact release schedule still to be announced.
But Ballesteros has one more trick up his sleeves. There’s a certain show celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Ballesteros has killed it with this Buffy: The Vampire Slayer inspired print. In it, Buffy rides atop a coffin, which features several of her foes including the creatures from Hush, while hanging out with her best friends — Willow, Xander, Spike, Angel, and Giles. They’re ready to kick butt and take names in this “Don’t Be A Slayer Hater” print.
And, because it’s such a big year for Buffy — the print is larger than Ballesteros’ other San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. This 9″x12″ exclusive print (printed on pearlescent linen paper) is a limited run of 150 (and 100 of them will be at San Diego), and will retail for $20.
Each of Ballesteros’ other exclusive prints are 6″×8″ print (with rounded corners) and a limited edition of less than 100. They’re signed and hand numbered by Ballesteros, and you can pick them up at Artist Alley Table DD-08 for only $12.
You can find more of Ballesteros’ work on his website.
Will you be picking up this print at San Diego Comic-Con 2017? Let us know in the comments.