Under the Tents 2022: Skybound, Toddland, Patrick Ballesteros, Martin Hsu, Dan Veesenmeyer

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 BurgersThe Bob’s Burgers MovieFamily GuyAmerican Dad, and… well, something secret (but we think you can PROBABLY guess. And should. In their comments).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

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