Artist Patrick Ballesteros has long been one of our favorite artists, and a mainstay for several years now at both San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon in Artists Alley. He’s best known for turning your favorite pop culture characters into kid-ified versions of themselves, offering a fresh take filled with plenty of childhood wonder in series like his popular 25 Cent Wonders or his “Can You Hear Me Now” series (where you can mix and match characters speaking long-distance to each other the old fashioned way: through a tin can!).
This year for WonderCon, Ballesteros is doing something different – he’ll have mini originals each day of the convention, for just $45 each. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Artists Alley A-07. It’s a cool, affordable way to score some original art from Ballesteros.
But of course, that’s not all he’s bringing to the convention. Ballesteros is truly making WonderCon The Good Place, as he’s also bringing several new prints, starting with his 25 Cent Wonders “WTF” and “Hi There”. The first, “WTF”, features your favorite cockroaches in their regular forms – while the variant “Hi There” features your favorite non-robot’s void from the episode “Janet(s)”. The regular edition retails for $10, and the variant is a limited edition of 100 pieces retailing for $15. Each 6″x8″ print will be signed and numbered by the artist.
That’s not all Ballesteros has up his sleeve, though. Next, Ballesteros is also bringing a new set for his popular “Can You Hear Me Now?” series – where characters connect to each other with a tin can line. The latest edition is called “Never Say Goodbye”, a limited edition set of two 4″x4″ prints, featuring Tinkerbell and Smee. The combined set will retail for $15 – but as all of the prints feature the same tin can line, you can mix and match to create your own character mash-ups.
Will you be stopping by Artists Alley A-07 to pick these up? Let us know in the comments.