We are less than 165 days away from San Diego Comic-Con 2022 (fingers crossed, knock on wood, light a prayer candle, etc. etc.) — and we FINALLY have some news! Exhibitor confirmations began going out last week, which means we can share some exciting updates with you all from many of our favorite artists and vendors.
Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:
- It’s just not Comic-Con without our friends at Toddland, and luckily they’ve confirmed they’ll be back again this summer with Bob’s Burgers, The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Family Guy, American Dad, and… well, something secret (but we think you can PROBABLY guess. And should. In their comments).
Oh, that thing you love that we do! We’re confirmed! We’ll be there with Bob’s Burgers, The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Family Guy, American Dad, and __________ ! #sdcc @Comic_Con @SD_Comic_Con #greatestweekoftheyear pic.twitter.com/vJnoXQSA9b
— toddland #stayrad® (@toddlandstore) February 1, 2022
- Singer, songwriter, and author Brian Evans revealed his upcoming graphic novel Horrorscope will be at Comic-Con this summer. It follows the death of a psychic by the mob, which causes a physical manifestation of the signs of the Zodiac, who seek revenge for her murder.
— BRIAN EVANS (@croon1) January 17, 2022
- Artist Alex Ross had some graphic novel news of his own to show off, with a tease about his upcoming Fantastic Four: Full Circle heading to SDCC. It is the first graphic novel written and illustrated by Ross, and is set to hit stores nationwide this August.
— Alex Ross (@thealexrossart) January 24, 2022
- Chris Maze offered up some amazing Comic-Con@Home exclusives last summer, and he’s already busy prepping for the physical show this summer. He has six, yes, six!, new products completed for a San Diego Comic-Con launch this summer. Color us impressed.
#ComicCon2022 prep is in full gear! 6 new products have been completed for #SDCC launch and I’m very excited to share them with you down the line. Hopefully in person! Fingers crossed. pic.twitter.com/cdzmRGWUih
— Chris Maze (@MAZEhimself) January 15, 2022
- LEGO and Hasbro artist Dan Veesenmeyer is officially official! Officially exhibiting at Comic-Con this summer, that is. If you haven’t checked out his awesome new retro X-Men Hasbro toy packaging art, you definitely should.
Feels like it’s been ages in coming but finally received that email from SDCC.
Both confirming I’m exhibiting this year (not a total surprise) and the details for the exhibitor Hotel lottery.
Start counting it down to July! 🙌
— Dan Veesenmeyer (@dveese) February 1, 2022
- Patrick Ballesteros, maker of the cutest kid-ified art this side of the cosmos, also revealed that he’s officially exhibiting at SDCC this July. How many line attendants will he have this year? We’re excited to find out.
Just got confirmation of being an exhibitor for sdcc this summer! Well that’s a good sign 😬. pic.twitter.com/s8v1zRdz7q
— Patrick Ballesteros (@PatrickBallest) January 31, 2022
- Artist Priscilla Wilson, also known as Valor & Vellum, also announced that she’s officially confirmed as an exhibitor for Comic-Con. Wish her luck in scoring a hotel. Vendors: They’re just like us, they worry about hotel placements too!
— Art of Priscilla Wilson (@valorandvellum) February 1, 2022
- Shawn “Big Clutch” Kirkham, SVP of Skybound, also gave a pretty strong indication that he and Skybound will be in attendance this summer, as he placed his exhibitor hotel request.
It’s awesome that today is the day Exhibitors get to place hotel requests for SDCC. woo!!
— Shawn Kirkham (@BigClutch) February 4, 2022
- It’s a very happy Lunar New Year this year, as it looks like artist Martin Hsu will be heading to San Diego Comic-Con 2022 with his gorgeous works. We already feel lucky.
A very happy #LunarNewYear to you and loved ones. Wishing you mental and physical wellness in the #YearOfTheTiger As always, I appreciate your love and support as a living full-time artist. Maybe I’ll see you at #SDCC 2022? ❤️Martinhttps://t.co/t9HmIXQE0jhttps://t.co/QbhcDrzgFh pic.twitter.com/TekbiabuA9
— Martin Hsu 徐 @ MartinHsu.com & MartinHsuDesign.com (@MartinHsu) February 1, 2022
- Creator, writer, and artist Yvonne Wan is heading to Comic-Con to promote Focus Comic, which features one of the world’s first autistic superheroes. Douglas Hebert, a certified art teacher and one of the award winning artists on the team will be providing free art workshops at the event with Wan. Kids will learn how to color Focus the autistic the super hero like a professional and have the opportunity to win awesome prizes. You can find more information on their website, including how you can help support Focus Comic.
- Author Clay McLeod Chapman revealed that his upcoming novel Ghost Eaters is heading to shelves this September — but there was a little bonus content in the comments on the post, with SVP of Sales, Marketing & Publicity at Quirk Books, Nicole De Jackmo Valentino, chiming in to confirm that the plan is to promote it at SDCC this summer.
So friggin’ psyched to finally announce my next novel GHOST EATERS, on shelves 9/20/22 from Quirk Books. Do you wanna get haunted? For more info click here: https://t.co/CSUpPSRn7k @quirkbooks #ghosteaters #gethaunted #claymcleodchapman #quirkbooks pic.twitter.com/LLf9x3YXF6
— Clay McLeod Chapman (@claymcleod) February 7, 2022
That’s the plan!!
— Nicole De Jackmo Valentino (@ndejackmo) February 7, 2022