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Under the Tents: Funko, Eisner Awards, Camilla d’Errico, Howard Chaykin

It may only be January, but we have some great SDCC news for you. In this edition of Under the Tents, you’ll find SDCC news from Camilla d’Errico, Funko, Howard Chaykin, and a lot more. Read on to see if your favorite author or artist will be waiting for you at Comic-Con this year.

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

  • Con-goers will once again be treated to some new Dweores material at SDCC. John Ottinger posted a sketch of a page from his new Dweores book he’s preparing for SDCC 2019 to his Instagram feed.

  • When you see artist Scott Snyder at SDCC this year, make sure you congratulate him on his new baby. Hopefully, the American Vampire author will find time in his fatherly duties to make an appearance, which he plans.

  • As reported by, Funko revealed on their forum that we can expect to see some new “Flintstones love” at SDCC this year. Yabba dabba do!

  • Speaking of Funko news, they were asked during their Twitter Q&A if there would be another of their wildly popular Pop-Up Shops at SDCC this year. Sadly, they did not have an answer yet, but they should announce something closer to SDCC.

  • CCI had some Eisner Hall of Fame news as well. Voting is now open for this year’s Eisner’s Hall of Fame and will run until March 15. You can find their full bios on CCI’s voting page.

  • If you’re a fan of Camilla d’Ericco’s pop surrealism, you’ll want to find her at SDCC this year, where she will debut her new how-to book, Pop Manga Drawing. In her new book, she’ll walk you step-by-step through her style of art.

  • If you want to find Marvel artist Ryan Ottley at a California convention this year, it looks like SDCC will be your only chance.

  • One artist we won’t find at SDCC this year is Howard Chaykin. Although he received an invitation from CCI to appear as a Special Guest, he declined and took to Facebook to explain his reasons why.
Howard Chaykin (image via Facebook)

  • OK, enough bad news. Author John Layman (Unofficial Layman) hasn’t missed an SDCC since 1991, and according to his Twitter feed, he isn’t about to start now.

  • Artist Scott Blair posted his 2019 con schedule to Facebook. Sadly, SDCC was not among them, and he confirmed in the comments he is taking a break from SDCC this year.

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

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