Sunday may be the day of rest — but not around here when we’ve got San Diego Comic-Con news to share. In today’s edition of Under the Tents, we’ve got news on the Sherlock offsite SherlockeDCC, a contest from Captain Action, lots of exclusives, and even two late additions to the convention center floor.
Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:
- The Baker Street Babes are back on the case at San Diego Comic-Con, with their popular SherlockeDCC event returning for 2018! You can look forward to more details on July 1, and we’ll be sharing it all here on the site, so stay tuned.
- Nebula-award winning author Naomi Novak is heading to San Diego Comic-Con next month, where she will be signing autographs at the Del Rey Books / Penguin Random House booth as well as with Mysterious Galaxy.
- Artist Bill Sienkiewicz will have several new phone cases featuring his art for sale at the convention.
- Illustrator and character designer Inki-Drop showed off some adorable Kumacado + Pïp stickers she’ll have at her booth #1703 — along with a series of Eggplant + Pineapple Crabs stickers.
- Committed Comics will have several autograph signings at Small Press table P-10 this year, including Kat Maus on Saturday, July 21 and Miss Miniver on Friday, July 20. You can stop by their booth for the exact times.
- DKE’s roster of artists are always working on something fun for the convention — like this RYCA Admiral Ackbar fish designer piece. It’s a trap!
- BeeFy & Co. are celebrating My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi’s Comic-Con appearance with a brand new All Might t-shirt coming to San Diego. You can stop by Booth #5051 to pick it up.
- Comic artist and illustrator Michael Dooney is now accepting commissions for San Diego Comic-Con — so if interested, just send an e-mail to email@example.com.
- While the line-up for this year’s Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival hasn’t been fully announced yet, we do know that Shelldon, an animated short film about a hermit crab on the hunt for a new shell to replace the blue bottle cap he lives in, will be getting a panel and screening there.
- Captain Action — the beloved collectible toy line that’s been around since the 1960’s — will be launching a fourth annual Captain Action Custom Figure Contest, with the winner to be announced at Comic-Con. This year’s theme will be “SPACE”, and participants will be asked to customize their 1/6th scale Captain Action figures around the theme. The contest will be judged by an all-star panel, made up of Joe Jusko, C. Vaughn, Michael Polis, Harold Sipe, Daniel Pickett, and Meg Stivinson. Evaluations will be judged upon creativity, craftsmanship, originality and professionalism.
- Artist Ash Evans found out late last week that she’d be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con (find her at Booth #3750), but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for her to plan an exclusive. Stop by to grab her convention exclusive “Sea Bunny” enamel pin, which will be limited to just 100 pieces.
- And speaking of late editions, we’re also very excited that our pal LEGO illustrator Dan Veesenmeyer will be back at Comic-Con this year as well. You can find him at Artists Alley table HH-23 — but he unfortunately won’t be accepting any pre-commission spots this year.
- Comic book creator John Cavooto showed off a look at his SDCC exclusive The Pond cover, which you can grab at Dial R Studios Booth #2103 on the show floor.
- Illustrator Chris Lee is bringing a full set of 3″x4″ mini screen prints to San Diego. They’re limited to just 150 pieces, and printed on French 100c Cement Green. Can’t make it to Comic-Con to swing by Booth #1535? Good news, they’ll also be online in the coming weeks.
- Artist Ethan Castillo is heading to Comic-Con Artists Alley AA-16 with some new princes, including this Spider-Man piece.
- And finally, ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis won’t be at Comic-Con this year, which apparently upsets a lot of you.