With San Diego Comic-Con 2021 going virtual again this year, it’s the return of Comic-Con@Home — which is really more of a collection of individual mini online conventions. That’s certainly true for artist Martin Hsu, who is celebrating the week of Wednesday, July 21 – Sunday, July 25 with Zoom parties, Instagram interviews, live-draws, exclusives, commissions, and more.
Hsu will kick off #MarinHsuSDCCOnline 2021 on Wednesday, July 21 at 9AM PT on his online shop, but you can get a jumpstart now by ordering one of his limited commissions. For his “I Wanna Hug” Comic-Con commissions, Hsu can draw either your choice of two fandom characters embracing ($100) or your choice of two animals hugging ($80) in a 5″x7″ watercolor original artwork — because we all need a little more love and compassion in life.
During the actual week of Comic-Con@Home, Hsu will be sharing a virtual booth with cartoon folk artist Miss Mindy. To add to the fun, they’ve created a collectible “attendee badge”, featuring two different designs (the Martin Edition and the Mindy Edition). You can snag one for $15 in Hsu and Miss Mindy’s online shops now
while supplies last (now sold out!), and each “attendee” will receive a free SDCC 2021 exclusive print, free shipping on orders over $100, VIP first dibs, and access to all of their private Zoom parties during the week.
Now onto Hsu’s Comic-Con@Home exclusives:
[UPDATE July 19]
Hsu has officially unveiled this year’s Dragon Boy Super ‘Warrior’ Comic-Con@Home exclusive, which is limited to just 60 pieces. This year’s exclusive includes both Dragon Boy and Dragon Dog, which you can pick up for $75 starting Wednesday, July 21 at 9AM PT.
He’s also created three original watercolor paintings of Funfetti Donut Pups. These new donut Dragon Pups are glazed and sprinkled with happiness. Take your pick between flavors — Green Tea, Lemon, and Strawberry — for $135 each for the original 3″x3″ watercolor painting, or pick up all three for just $20 via his online shop starting Wednesday, July 21 at 9AM PT.
And finally, all prints in Hsu’s shop will also be buy two, get one free during Comic-Con@Home starting Wednesday.
[UPDATE July 10]
Hsu isn’t done bringing you more amazing prints, original art, and more. He’s created three new small paintings featuring Miyazaki’s Totoro as he cosplays as all of his favorite characters, including Totoro as Wicket (the acorn hunter), Totoro as Jawa (the acorn scavenger riding on a tiny sandcrawler), and Totoro as R2-D2 (the galactic acorn collector).
Those who purchased the Attendee Badge will get first dibs at each of the original 3″3″ watercolor, metallic gold acrylic paintings (framed with 4″x4″ with glass) for $150 each. However, he’ll also have 5″x7″ prints of all three starting Wednesday, July 21 at 9AM PT for $10 each, or get all three for just $20 via his online shop.
He’s also created three new Marvel-centric paintings, with a feline twist. Each of these three new pieces features some of your favorite Marvel characters, with their cats — Wanda and Scarlet, Vision and Mind-y, and Loki and Mischief.
Just like with the Totoro pieces, Attendee Badge holders will get first dibs on the 3″3″ watercolor, metallic gold acrylic originals (4″x4″ when framed) for $150 — with 5″x7″ prints launching Wednesday, July 21 at 9AM PT for $10 each, or all three for just $20 through his online store.
Finally, for now at least, are three new original paintings featuring Kiki’s Delivery Service‘s iconic cat Jiji. This new series, Jiji’s Space Friends, features three Jiji hanging out with three different friends from a galaxy far, far away: Porg, Jawa, and Grogu.
Just like with the others, Attendee Badge holders will get first dibs on the 3″3″ watercolor, metallic gold acrylic originals (4″x4″ when framed) for $150 — with 5″x7″ prints launching Wednesday, July 21 at 9AM PT for $10 each, or all three for just $20 on his online shop.
[UPDATE July 1]
First up is Puffer Puss ‘Mochi’. This half cat/half puffer fish kitten, inspired by the beloved cat from Big Hero 6, returns as a Comic-Con@Home 2021 exclusive in the latest iteration of Hsu’s sold-out figure. The resin figure is completely handmade and painted by Mexico City-based artist Mr. Mitote, and is limited to just 10 pieces. It will retail for $200 on Hsu’s website starting, along with the other exclusives, on Wednesday, July 21 at 9AM PT (or earlier if you’ve purchased the special attendee badge!).
Then it’s time for Hsu’s traditional Dragon Boy Custom Show, where artists Mark Nagata, Miss Mindy, Jeremiah Ketner, Elisabeth Holmes, and Martin Hsu have put their own spins on a 2-piece Dragon Boy and Dragon Pup figure. These original customs are one-of-a-kind figures, and will also be available during the show. Here’s a look at the 2020 line, with this year’s designs still TBA:
You can also score an all new Comic-Con@Home exclusive Dragon Boy Super SDCC 2021 exclusive colorway “Warrior” figure, which features both Dragon Boy and Dragon Pup. This exclusive colorway 2-piece set is limited to 60 pieces, and will retail for $75. Here’s a sneak peek:
You can also look forward to Studio Ghibli 36th Anniversary prints, as well as fan art inspired by Star Wars, Shadow and Bone, and more. Here’s a look at just some of the upcoming artwork:
Baby “Mochi” Puffer Puss 5×7 Print – $10
Setsuko’s Dream – Totoro Original Painting – $135
Setsuko’s Dream – Calcifer Original Painting – $135
Setsuko’s Dream – Jiji Original Painting – $135