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Under the Tents: Lorelay Bove, Hello Kitty x Quiccs, Alex Ross, Fierce Reads, Henry Liao

What do Swarovski crystals and Hello Kitty have in common? What will Alex Ross’ booth look like at Comic-Con? How little sleep am I getting tonight? Find the answers to at least some of these questions in this edition of Under the Tents.

Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:

  • One of our new favorite artists, Henry Liao, showed off his original plush toy Rockusagi. It’s available in limited quantities at Artists Alley FF-17. Liao will also have prints of Mei from My Neighbor Totoro cosplaying as characters from other Hayao Miyazaki masterpieces.

  • Are you dreaming of San Diego Comic-Con? Lorelay Bove is dreaming of tikis instead in this adorable piece heading to Booth #2015.

  • Illustrator Cathleen Abalos’ Headless Horseman enamel pin will be making its debut next week at the Cool Cat Blue Booth #1330.

  • Midnight Dogs will also be debuting a new enamel pin set at Comic-Con, in the form of this Spider-Man Noir set. Noir Spidey measures 2″, while the Rubik’s Cube comes in at just .5″. Pick them up at Table D-04.

  • Vinyl Pulse has the details on a new Munky King release, the Superstar Destroyer Black. It’s limited to just 100 pieces, and will retail for $185 at Booth #2649.

  • Vinyl Pulse also has the lowdown on 3DRetro’s SDCC exclusive Shi Shi sofubi from Bigshot Toyworks, which is limited to 50 pieces and will retail for $45 and Booth #2459.

  • Hello Kitty has never looked more glam than in this Hello Kitty x Quiccs collaboration, which features a Crystal Green Camouflage Hello Kitty embellished with 1,940 Swarovski crystals. It’s a limited edition of just 32 pieces worldwide, with only FOUR available at Comic-Con — so hurry to Booth #5601 to pick up yours.

  • If you weren’t able to secure a signing through the Online Exclusives Portal with Mitch Gerads, all hope is not lost! The Eisner Award-winning artist will also be signing with Comic Sketch Art.

  • Want a sneak peek at the Alex Ross Art booth ahead of next week? Well, here you go:

  • Artist Diana Leto showed off an original Sleeping Beauty watercolor she’ll have with her at Comic-Con. Don’t sleep on this, it’s one of a kind.

Anything we missed? Anyone you’re really excited to see? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

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