Artist Patrick Ballesteros is all about making you remember your inner child – with kid-ified takes on everything from retro classics like Indiana Jones and 16 Candles, to more modern favorites like Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy.
His latest series, Can You Hear Me Now?, was inspired by a commission between two best friends who wanted to stay connected — and of course, Ballesteros added a kid-style twist to it. Your favorite characters can now stay in touch through an ever-reliable tin can — and you get to choose who’s on the other line. Each print is 4″x4″ on pearl linen paper, and there will be other 20 different sets to choose from. However, they’re also all interchangeable. That means that you can customize not just a print, but a way to keep in touch with a bestie, a coworker, or a loved one.
He’s bringing another San Diego Comic-Con exclusive print, featuring Miguel Rivera and Frida Kahlo from Coco, to join his The Incredibles and Up exclusive sets. The 4″x4″ print, which is called “Artist Bones”, is a limited edition of 100, and will retail for $15 for the set.
He’ll have lots of new Can You Hear Me Now print sets at Comic-Con as well, featuring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Supergirl to Wynonna Earp. You can pick up the regular editions for $7 per piece, or $12 for a set of two. If you purchase three sets of two, you’ll receive a discounted price of $30. You can mix and match between all existing prints to create your own sets (excluding the exclusives, which have their own pricing).
Ballesteros will have at least one different exclusive per day — so be sure to stop by Artists Alley DD-08 to snap up his Can You Hear Me Now print sets. If you’ve been impatiently waiting to see the schedule, well, that wait is now over. Here’s a look at the release schedule for the Can You Hear Me Now exclusives available at his Artists Alley table:
And here’s a look at the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive print editions, with one new print per day of the show: