Under the Tents: Funko, Matt Taylor, BAIT, Symbiote Studios, Beefy & Co

Have you had enough SDCC news this week? We sure haven’t. This edition of Under the Tents has exciting SDCC news from Funko, BAIT, and a call for volunteers from Symbiote Studios.

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

  • Artist Simone Bianchi revealed his SDCC 2018 exclusive sketchbook on Facebook. You can pre-order one of the only 50 copies made starting June 5.

  • Menh Voong, the mind behind Beefy & Co., is bringing a new type of plushie to Booth #5051 at SDCC this year – his first plushie with sound: SnorlyPoo. Make sure your sound is turned on for this one.


  • Did you get your Comic-Con merit badges from Claire Hummel last year? If not, she’ll be back at SDCC again – and promises even more badges – with them this year in Small Press #Q-15.

  • Shout! Factory tweeted they will also be back at SDCC this year and to look forward to their announcements soon.

  • Ken Plume was very excited to announce via Twitter that his newest venture with Dark Horse Comics, The Venture Bros., is now a reality and will be released in July. You can order your copy now, and from the looks of things, he may have some with him at SDCC.


  • Erin Nations, author of Gumballs, has SDCC 2018 listed on his Events page. Unfortunately, details are still TBA, so we’ll keep an eye out for more info.

  • Artist Hai-Na-Nu Saulque, better known as Nooligan, also has SDCC 2018 on his Events page.

  • Designer collectibles and toy store Woot Bear also has San Diego Comic-Con on their 2018 schedule.

  • BroadSword Comics is creating an exclusive NSFW uncensored variant of Jim Balent’s cover for Tarot #110. You can order a glossy edition for $50, chrome edition for $75, gold metal edition for $100, or a bundle of all three variants for $200. Click here to see the NSFW variant and order a copy.
  • Star Wars-themed artist Jason W. Christman is bringing his work back to SDCC this year, according to the list of con appearances on his website.

  • If you missed your chance to get that coveted San Diego Comic-Con badge, Symbiote Studios may have a deal for you. If you’re willing to volunteer at their booth for a few hours, they’ll get you into the con and shower you with swag. It’s not work when you’re having too much fun playing rock-paper-scissors, right?

  • San Diego toy distributor Seven20 announced via Twitter they will be back at SDCC, but just what they’re bringing remains to be seen.


  • I’d like to be under the sea with Otto the Octopus from Bling Squared Cute Glass. They’re cleaning up their latest design to have him ready for SDCC this year.


  • Funko, the reigning regent of 2018: Year of the Tease, tweeted this tease that could only be one thing: Jessica Jones.

  • Fantasy author Sam Sykes announced on Twitter he will be paneling this year at SDCC alongside Sabaa Tahir.

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

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