We know Mondays are hard for most. That’s why we have a WonderPost full of juicy WonderCon news. SDCC’s sister convention will see some great stuff from Cryptozoic, Patrick Ballesteros, Nooligan, and a whole lot more.
Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
- Comic-Con International revealed their official Program Book cover for WonderCon 2019. Spoiler alert: I’m Batman (OK, maybe not, but have you ever seen Batman and me in the same room at the same time? Just sayin’).
We're thrilled to reveal the Program Book cover for WonderCon Anaheim 2019! This year’s cover celebrates an amazing comics milestone: the 1000th issue of Detective Comics, featuring Batman and was created by the incredibly talented Lee Weeks! #WCA2019https://t.co/5AxkZrWHUF pic.twitter.com/IeFhwm1xxy
— WonderCon (@WonderCon) February 13, 2019
- Our good friend Patrick Ballesteros is coming into 2019 con season swinging for the fences with his first large print of 2019. Look for this when he brings it to WonderCon this year.
“The Dragon Dance” my first official large print of 2019. This piece celebrates my love & admiration for quite a few things including a little on screen butt kicker. I’ll have a few available for preorder but this will be making it’s official debut @WonderCon & @emeraldcitycon! pic.twitter.com/dP9ygiFWkP
— Patrick Ballesteros SDCC DD-08 (@PatrickBallest) February 13, 2019
- Artist Lydia Anslow has opened her commissions for WonderCon. Shoot her an email at [email protected] and let her know what you’ll be picking up at the con.
Commissions for #ECCC and #C2E2 and #Wondercon are open! I'll be taking about five per con at max since they're all back to back! email me at [email protected] ! All are on 9×12 paper! For pickup at the con! Remember to say which con you're going to be at in the header! pic.twitter.com/WIYAAoVrjA
— Lydia's Babygirl Adoption Agency (@hackedmotionart) February 13, 2019
- In our last WonderPost, we were excited to see Justin Harder’s announcement that CLAUS Studios will be at WonderCon this year. Look for him and his new Marvel-themed bedding at Booth #1328. Sure, you could go to Target later on, but wouldn’t you rather pick them up at the con?
Heck yeah baby!! Booth #1328. Our bedding line at Target comes in mid April but I’ll have 200 throws available exclusively for @WonderCon attendees. Bring it my babies! https://t.co/uB9oZuNJVo
— Justin Claus Harder (@clausstudios) February 13, 2019
- Manga/anime artist Asia Ladowska has also opened her WonderCon commissions. According to her tweet, if you’d like a full-color commission from her, this is your only shot. Visit her website to see her rates and purchase a commission ticket.
Helloo! If you'll be ECCC, C2E2 or Wondercon next month, I am open for commissions now ^ー^ I won't be bringing all my markers to the US so that's the only chance for commissions in full colour. Commission tickets can be bought in my shop at https://t.co/i7CtiVvh3S ♡ #spidergwen pic.twitter.com/xEazOo2WVa
— Asia (@AsiaLadowska) February 13, 2019
- Look for these new mini originals at Teatiger’s, aka: Morghan Gill’s, Table #D-36 in Artists Alley.
Prepping some new mini originals for WonderCon 😍 these will be available for sale at my booth in Artists Alley D-36 pic.twitter.com/XctZom7DvC
— Morghan Gill-Bedford✨ Looking for Work (April) (@teatigercafe) February 13, 2019
- Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is the latest of their revolutionary animated shows to get the trading card treatment. According to trading card news site Beckett, Cryptozoic is bringing exclusive promos to WonderCon next month.
Cryptozoic is excited to announce #StevenUniverse Trading Cards! Join Steven and the other Crystal Gems as they take their adventures from Beach City to the trading card world! Coming later in 2019!
Learn More Here: https://t.co/D8o3JV0Yet pic.twitter.com/vriVMOBytC
— Cryptozoic (@Cryptozoic) February 11, 2019
- Artist Hai Nai Nu Salque, better known as Nooligan, is opening his WonderCon pre-commissions for 24 hours only beginning at 10AM PT on March 1. As he is a very specific artist, we highly recommend reading and following his rules outlined on his Commissions page.
- Another artist who’s opened his commission list is Anaheim local Tom Hodges. See his Facebook post below for his rates and how to order. He also won’t be doing full-color commissions at the con.
- If you’re still looking to commission art, artist Marco Santucci is also taking commissions for WonderCon. Email him at [email protected] for details on rates and how to order.
- Comic book writer and filmmaker Greg Pak tweeted that WCA will be his next convention of the 2019 season.
- Comic artist JW Balsley announced via Twitter that he will be well-prepared for his WonderCon appearance in March.
- If you love anime and are going to WonderCon this year, let Eleven Arts know you’ll be at their screening of Penguin Highway before it hits theaters.
Are you going to @WonderCon this year?
If so you'll get to see Penguin Highway before it's theatrical release. ELEVEN ARTS will be there so make sure to say hi :)
Can't wait to see you there!#PenguinHighway pic.twitter.com/yJs9IoCMXw
— ELEVEN ARTS (@ELEVEN_ARTS) February 16, 2019
- Yin Yang Innovations announced via Twitter their latest issue of Oni will debut at WonderCon 2019. Visit them in Artists Alley at Table #D-22 to pick up your copy.
Thanks @robertliefeld for this! This is one of our titles #Oni which the third issue will debut @WonderCon this year! Artist alley D22
Follow us on Instagram: https://t.co/oQn7a3rrLz pic.twitter.com/W6k1nmGmYq
— Yin Yang Innovations (@YinYangInno) February 15, 2019
- Some of us San Diego locals like to make the trek to Anaheim for WonderCon to warm up for SDCC later in the year. It looks like we’ll be sharing the I-5 with San Diego publishers IDW Publishing as we drive north.
No, we won't be at ECCC this year. Our first show of the year will be #Wondercon
— IDW Publishing (@IDWPublishing) February 15, 2019
- Illustrator Jenny Park will have the power when she brings her She-Ra plush pillows with her to WonderCon 2019.
And yes, they will all be pillows! I'll have some at ECCC/C2E2/WonderCon~ If you're not going to be at any of those conventions, you can pre-order them on my Etsy store: https://t.co/3Od3h0qfNv pic.twitter.com/v8I63RRP3U
— Jenny 🍋 Anime Central (@asunnydisposish) February 17, 2019
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.