We are 26 days away from San Diego Comic-Con, and in just four short weeks, the first full day of the convention will be in full swing. Until then, we’ve got plenty of updates for you from artists like Eric Powell, Nick Kremenek, Martin Hsu, and Patrick Ballesteros, as well as updates from vendors like Symbiote Studios.
Let’s take a look at the news you might have missed:
- Goon creator Eric Powell revealed he’ll be at Booth #2207 this year. Let the anxiety begin, indeed!
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- Genevieve Santos, also known as Le Petit Elefant, is always one of our favorite stops at the convention, with her gorgeous, delicate artwork. Her first reveal for the year is My Neighbor Totoro stamp washi tape, which features Totoro and friends. It will be the first of several Totoro-inspired products she’ll have at the con, and you can find her at Booth #L-7 in Small Press.
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- In space, no one can hear you scream(ing) over this Nick Kremenek portrait piece of Corporal Dwayne Hicks from Aliens. You find Kremenek at Booth #GG-11 — and we’ll have a spotlight post up for him as he begins unveiling finished exclusives and debuts.
- We love artists who go all out at San Diego Comic-Con, and that’s exactly what Chris Maze is doing this year. He’ll have 14 new projects making their debut at the con. 14!
14 is the magic number. That’s the final count of my NEW projects making their debut at #SDCC next month!— Chris Maze (@MAZEhimself) June 23, 2022
Come July, everything will be revealed.
- Artist Martin Hsu has so many amazing works of art, and you can help him decide which to turn into prints for San Diego Comic-Con.
Hi #SDCC friends! Can you help me select your fav #DragonBoyTales to be made into prints for my booth 4530? I just uploaded all of them to https://t.co/Ss8DX5Uuv8 And pls let me know if any original catches your eye so I can bring them, too. Thanks! pic.twitter.com/tEBDS6U7jc— Martin Hsu 徐 👨🏻🎨 (@MartinHsu) June 22, 2022
- Patrick Ballesteros should be no stranger to anyone on the UBlog, but the artist has new stickers for the con, and they’re pun-belivable. The sticker set, titled “Revenge of the Puns”, are full of Pilipino inspired puns.
That’s right, the puns are back with a vengeance! Revenge of the Puns my newest sticker set celebrating my love for dad jokes and my Pilipino roots. If you find yourself giggling at these then I did my job 😂.— Patrick Ballesteros SDCC DD-08 (@PatrickBallest) June 22, 2022
Releasing at #SDCC!#puns #dadjokes #stickers #SDCC2022 pic.twitter.com/GAfQ0Cqhpv
- Speaking of Ballesteros, his Mini Originals for the con are back. These tiny creations come in their own individual frame, and will be available first come/first serve at his booth #DD-08 in Artists Alley, with the release schedule still TBA. Which is your favorite?
More minis in progress. Not sure if I can get to 100, but I am trying my best cause I do want to give everyone a nice welcome back. However, I still gotta remember not to burn out 😊.#SDCC #sdcc2022 #minioriginals pic.twitter.com/RZstpjiHvm— Patrick Ballesteros SDCC DD-08 (@PatrickBallest) June 23, 2022
- Artist James Silvani has been busy the last few weeks, and he has even more original art to show off. You can pick up many of your favorite characters in pieces starting at $120 at Booth #5555.
Coming to SDCC, more art than you can shake a churro at. Starting at $120 at booth 5555. pic.twitter.com/ccghiNz9bl— James Silvani (@SilvaniArt) June 22, 2022
- Symbiote Studios’ mascot Catnip Bravo is getting into fighting shape, so that he can tackle all of the attendees at Rock, Paper, Scissors. You can find more information about Symbiote’s exclusives and freebies over here in our post.
Catnip Bravo is getting ready for #SDCC2022 . The training is real. The prizes are amazing. The fun never ends. See him at #SDCC booth 3249 aka the booth the farthest back from human civilization. Listen for the bumping music and the beefy buff boys giving out prizes daily. pic.twitter.com/HG3BgMGEDc— Symbiote Studios® | Toy Manufacturer (@symbiotestudios) June 23, 2022
- Son of the Storm author Suyi Davies Okungbowa has a busy schedule at the convention this year. You can catch him doing an in-booth signing on Thursday, July 21 at 3:30pm (booth TBA), and on two panels: “Writing in Someone Else’s Universe” on Friday, July 22 at 10am, and “Stranger Things Books” on Friday, July 22 at 3:30pm.
- You can find artist Jeff Pina in Small Press #Q-06 this year, where he’ll be debuting Nicholas Claus: The Warrior Saint, Vol 1. The set collects two one-shots, as well as a brand new full length story. Christmas has come early!
Looks like it'll be #christmas in #july for #SDCC ! Nicholas Claus, The Warrior Saint, Vol.1 will be debuting at my booth, SP Q-06! It collects the two one-shots previously released, PLUS a brand new full length story!— Jeff Pina Makes Comics! (@JeffPina78) June 22, 2022
#holiday #fairytale #horror #indy #comic #graphicnovel pic.twitter.com/0KroJtd2Yg
- Geek clothing company Hero Within will be offering a fully customizable Starfleet exclusive at the convention. You’ll be able to create your own custom Starfleet jacket by choosing from different styles, colors, names, patches, badges, pins, zipper pulls, and more, at Booth #1943.
Announcing a new interactive experience at San Diego Comic-Con! For the first time, you’ll have a chance to fully customize your own Exclusive. Make plans to join us at Booth 1943 and get ready to step into the 24th century!https://t.co/Yttpapteim#SDCC #StarTrek #GeekFashion pic.twitter.com/G2jcgOQecY— Hero Within @ Amazing Comic Con (@HeroWithinInc) June 22, 2022
If you missed our previous Under the Tents 2022 posts, you can find them HERE.