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!).
After creating a series of amazing Game of Thrones prints making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as an incredible Avengers: Endgame print — Ballesteros’ latest piece is all about a tale as old as time.
The new San Diego Comic-Con exclusive 25 Cent Wonders is “Beast Mode”, and features Belle and the Beast, riding atop a large Cogsworth, as they fight against Gaston. There are lots of fun details, like the Mrs. Potts coin machine, and the enchanted rose. If you look closely, you might even catch a few other characters on the base.
The 6″x8″ piece is printed on fine art Pearl Linen, and is limited to 100 pieces. It will be released on an unspecified day of the convention, with the schedule to be announced soon.
In addition, Ballesteros is bringing 100 mini-originals to the convention, as well as his regular exclusives (like the already-announced Game of Thrones mash-up “Dany & Dragons“, Mulan “Lil Firecrackers“, The Avengers all-girl “The A+ Team“, the Keanu Reeves tribute we all deserve “He Knows Kung Fu“, and a Wonder Woman and Wreck-It Ralph 2 mash-up “Loading Problems“), regular prints, and “Can You Hear Me Now?” tin can series. And for those wanting one of his other awesome Game of Thrones season eight prints — don’t worry. He’s said he’ll be bringing lots of inventory.
You can catch Ballesteros at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 at Artists Alley DD-08.