We are just hours away from the year of 2020 — aka, the year of a brand new WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con. And for the first con of the year from CCI, set for April 10-12, what do you have to look forward to? Well, lots and lots of great artists and exhibitors, of course! Earlier in the month, both confirmations and waitlist e-mails went out to exhibitor-hopefuls for WonderCon, and we’ve got the round-up of which of your favorite artists are back.
See you in 2020, kids.
Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
- Masquerade! Paper faces on parade… If you are interested in signing up for WonderCon’s Masquerade, set for Saturday, April 11 at 8:30PM, make sure you sign up prior to March 23, 2020. More contest information and rules are available on CCI’s website.
- Comic book illustrator Bob Q, known for his work on Lone Ranger and Red Sonja, is heading back to WonderCon — and he’s getting an upgrade, moving from Small Press to Artist Alley. Bob does amazing commissions, so if you’re in the market for some dope original art, be sure to check him out.
Looks like I’m going to Wondercon again next year! Finally in Artist Alley. 🙂
— Bob Q! (@RobotJQ) December 17, 2019
- San Diego Comic-Con was a little bit for the worse last year for denying artist Brianna Garcia a table — but we’re so happy to see she’ll be back at WonderCon again this year. If you want a commission from her, a word of advice: make her your first stop.
Approved for WonderCon 2020!✨
— Brianna Garcia (@BriannaCherry) December 17, 2019
- One person you won’t be seeing at either San Diego Comic-Con or WonderCon this year is concept artist Justin C. Harder, of Claus Studios. He’s taking all cons off in 2020.
Taking all cons off, yessir! I had to much fun as an attendee to go back to working it LOL https://t.co/k4ateYB2hB
— Justin Claus Harder (@clausstudios) December 10, 2019
- Storyboard artist Henry Liao did one of our other favorite commissions in 2019 — and he’s heading to WonderCon at Artist Alley B-22.
- Pop punk guitartist for Good Charlotte and freelance illustrator for Hasbro, IDW, Nickelodeon, and more — Billy Martin — is heading to several conventions in 2020, including both WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con.
Comic cons I’ll be at next year so far… @emeraldcitycon Seattle/March, @ACEcomiccon Boston/March, @WonderCon Anaheim/April, @Comic_Con San Diego/July! See you there! pic.twitter.com/tcyH17vnY2
— Billy Martin (@TheBillyMartin) December 18, 2019
- Author of The Questrison Saga, J. Dianne Dotson, will be exhibiting at Small Press SP-12. She also promises she’s been busy making art for her series, and may have prints available at WonderCon.
It's official! I will be at #WonderCon #WonderCon2020 in the Small Press Area, table SP12! Can't wait! pic.twitter.com/UCIOLKzu0C
— J. Dianne Dotson (@jdiannedotson) December 24, 2019
Also! I will be making more art for my series. It is possible that I may have prints of those available for sale, at #WonderCon and perhaps sooner! https://t.co/QKCdfiFJDj
— J. Dianne Dotson (@jdiannedotson) December 27, 2019
- Storyboard and comic artist “mylkdoggie” will be exhibiting at the con in 2020, presumably with her signature cute charms.
- Jenisse Taylor, freelance illustrator and designer, is also heading to WonderCon in Small Press.
I've had a very productive morning getting things booked and ordered for WonderCon.
Now to do some art.
— Art by Jenisse (@JenissesArtBird) December 18, 2019
- We’re big fans of Gabby Zapata’s adorable style of art, and we’re thrilled she’ll be exhibiting at the convention again.
Wondercon 2020 Confirmed~! 🙌🏼🎉
— Gabby Zapata (@gabbyzapata) December 17, 2019
- Artist Kirsten Kneeland, also known as Doodlelust, only has plans for two conventions in 2020 — but WonderCon is on her list.
:O!!! Im back at Wondercon, hooray~ I'm only doing 2 cons next year, C2E2 and now Wonder, hope to see ya'll there!
— DoodleLust * STORE OPEN PINNED TWEET * (@DoodleLust) December 18, 2019
- Allen Carter, creator of self-published comics Damn Tourists and Cosmic Force, is celebrating his seventh year of exhibiting at WonderCon.
- Lucasfilm and Marvel illustrator Caleb King will be back to exhibit at WonderCon in 2020.
- Bree Paulsen will also be tabling at the convention, showing off her spooky art.
Sweet! Tabling at WonderCon next year 👍✨
— Bree Paulsen 💀🌿 ✨ (@breebird33) December 17, 2019
- You can find Marvel and Dark Horse cover artist Erik Gist at Artist Alley in WonderCon this spring.
Excited to announce that I'll be exhibiting in artists' alley at WonderCon in 2020! For anyone that is interested in getting a commission, I'll be opening up a short list of pre-show commissions after the holidays.
— E. M. Gist Megacon Artist Alley P028 (@E_M_Gist) December 17, 2019
- Storyboard and comic book artist Lydia Anslow will be returning to exhibit at WonderCon.
Got into Wondercon again!!!
— Lydia's Babygirl Adoption Agency (@hackedmotionart) December 17, 2019
- Catch “bird dad” Will C. Tan at WonderCon in 2020, where we’re willing to bet you can find lots of adorable bird-related items and art.
See y'all at wondercon YAY!
— William C Tan (@whalemuck) December 17, 2019
- Storyboard artist Crystal Kan has a few conventions planned for 2020, including WonderCon.
Looks like my 2020 convention schedule is set! I'll be at C2E2 and Wondercon next year. 😀
— Crystal Kan- Available for Directing/Storyboards (@wizardofkitty) December 17, 2019
- Artist Don Nguyen is heading to Artist Alley B-50, where he’ll have his Pablo the Gorilla comic.
@PabloTheGorilla & I will see you @WonderCon 2020! #ArtistAlley Superfortress bomber B-50! pic.twitter.com/QyxVSB5x2D
— Don Nguyen 🦖 Amazing Las Vegas (@nguyeningit) December 18, 2019
- Congratulations are in order to artist Asami Matsumura, who will be exhibiting at the con.
I got table Wondercon 2020✨✨✨
— Asami Matsumura@大阪コミコンアーティストアレイ (@matsumuuu) December 18, 2019
- The graphic novel No’madd will have a booth at the con as well.
#WonderCon 2020 confirmed!
— Battle Quest Comics (@BQComics) December 18, 2019
- The news wasn’t as good for some artists, with many being placed on the waitlist.
I have been placed on the waitlist o table at WonderCon. That means I’ll only be able to table if someone else cancels. Well, more like if a lot of folks cancel, because I’m certainly far from the only person on the waitlist.
— Calico Davis (@TheCalicoDavis) December 18, 2019
Waitlisted for wondercon. (´._.`)
— HookieDuke (@HookieDuke) December 17, 2019
Oooh nooooooo I just found out I've been wait listed for one of my best shows, Wondercon 😭😰💔
— 🌿MegK | 🦕Paleopins (@theMegmcmuffins) December 17, 2019
Aahh got waitlisted for Wondercon. It's alright, I predicted as much, but still will go anyway (๑¯◡¯๑).
— 👑Princess Quinn👑Comms Open (@PrincessQuinnR) December 17, 2019
Hngh waitlisted for wondercon 2020…
— Pomspom Art || COMMS 2/3 (@pomspomart) December 17, 2019
Damn, Wondercon waitlisted 😞
— ✨paige halsey warren✨ (@rampaigehalsey) December 17, 2019
Wait listed for wondercon 🙁
— Kalgado @ Sakuracon 2800 (@kalgadoart) December 17, 2019
Waitlisted for WonderCon 😩 really wanted an excuse to visit family and Disney in April!!
— Lea (リー) 💀🏳️🌈✨ (@frenchpressplz) December 17, 2019
Wait listed for wondercon never tried that one started too late orz
— emu✿𝕔𝕠𝕟𝕔𝕠𝕟➡️ANIME LAS VEGAS VENDOR (@rainbowemuweeps) December 17, 2019
waitlisted for wondercon 2020 😭
— michi 👻 @ deadlines! (@RequiemPluie) December 17, 2019
Anything you’re particularly excited about? Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.