Did you know there are only six Mondays until Comic-Con? You did? Then you must have read our last Under the Tents for some SDCC news. This edition has even more great news from Lorelay Bové, Ethan Castillo, Symbiote Studios, and a lot more. Get your spreadsheets ready, because there are some insanely talented artists in here you won’t want to miss.
Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
- Here, there be dragons! Artist/writer/teacher Brett Bean revealed the subjects of his latest art book he plans to debut at SDCC 2019 – Dragons.
— Brett Bean Artist and Author (@2dbean) June 3, 2019
- Disney artist Lorelay Bové is bringing some tiki magic with her to SDCC 2019. You can usually find her at Gallery Nucleus’s booth, which will be #2015 this year.
- Artist Terry Moore posted several sketches you’ll find in his 25th Anniversary Sketchbook at SDCC 2019. He says there’s “nothing to see here,” but I’m sure his sketchbooks will have plenty of outstanding artwork to enjoy.
- Artist Lisa Lopuck posted a couple works-in-progress of her original paintings she’s working on for SDCC 2019 to her Instagram feed. Her first two posts feature her painting the Man of Steel himself.
- It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… boy! Continuing the Superman motif in this edition of Under the Tents is artist John Romita Jr., who took to Twitter to announce his first ever SDCC exclusive for Superman: Year One, Issue #1. Find it at his booth, #4201, on the Exhibit Hall floor.
Hey guys. I am super excited to announce my first Convention Exclusive for Superman Year One Issue 1. You will be able to pick up a copy at my booth (#4201) at SDCC this year. Go to this link to order your copy now and get the pre order price.https://t.co/BEYmIDPSoR pic.twitter.com/S7mQyo1Giv
— TheRealJRJr (@TheRealJRJr1) June 3, 2019
- Local San Diego artist Erik Arreaga treated his Instagram followers to a work-in-progress video for his SDCC exclusive he’s working on this year.
- Artist JP Denyer is also working on some portraits she plans to bring with her to SDCC this year. Here’s a look at the first four out of 12(?) she plans to bring.
- Artist/illustrator Jeff Egli is working on some new button designs for SDCC this year. Spoiler alert: RAWR! They’re adorable dinosaurs.
- Ash Evans is going to be a very busy artist at SDCC this year. Not only will she have new stickers, bags, and pencil cases with her, she will also have art hanging at the La Bodega Gallery in nearby Barrio Logan during their Comic Book Art Show.
- Symbiote Studios has always made the best out of being the closest booth to the Funko booth by playing rock-paper-scissors with the Funko line and offering up some free swag. This year, as always, you can be a part of that if you volunteer to help at their SDCC booth this year. They’ll even provide you with an SDCC badge, so if you missed out on Returning and/or Open Registration, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get into the con. How can you pass up free swag and a Comic-Con badge?
FYI we provide the ticket to #SDCC . Why else would you volunteer unless we gave you a ticket? This isn’t a free labor scam. Ha ha ha
— Symbiote Studios® | Toy Manufacturer (@symbiotestudios) June 2, 2019
- Fourteen-year-old wunderkindt artist Ethan Castillo has a cool offer – stop by his table at SDCC and buy one of his I HATE SPIDERS or analog digital sketchbooks, and he’ll throw in a hand-drawn Spider-Man sketch in the back for you. And if you’re really nice, he may just draw Batman for you instead.