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Under the Tents 2022: Patrick Ballesteros, Image Comics, The Sandman

With just a little over three weeks until San Diego Comic-Con 2022 triumphantly returns to San Diego, news has gone from a trickle to a steady stream. This issue of Under the Tents has some juicy SDCC news from The Sandman, Patrick Ballesteros, Image Comics, and a lot more. Warning: This issue is hot!

Let’s take a look at the news you might have missed: 

  • We’ve already had plenty of Dragon related news today, why not some more? B Side Management posted pic of yesterday’s Deadline article, adding in Jenna Coleman and Kirby Howell-Baptiste will both be there for The Sandman. They also mentioned Matt Smith, who was confirmed today for House of the Dragon.

  • I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…. that Patrick sure knows how to make anything cute…. and BOYS, do I mean anything! Here’s a set of originals depicting characters from The Boys that Patrick will be bringing with him to SDCC.
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  • In case that didn’t convince you, here’s Patrick’s latest SDCC mini-original featuring the best investigative reporter in comics, TMNT‘s April O’Neil. Jessica who?

  • There’s room for everyone at San Diego Comic-Con, even the world’s tiniest heroes. These little cuties will be a part of the Geeky Hooker’s critter drops. It’s all about “finders keepers” when it comes to these heroes.

  • Artist Val Hochberg is starting the coloring process on all…*checks notes* ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT originals that she’ll be offering at San Diego Comic-Con. Looks like she is starting with this cheerful Star Wars inspired piece.
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  • Jeff Pina is starting a whole new series of prints for SDCC, and the first one is taking inspiration from Peter David’s fantastic run on Marvel’s X-Factor. I spy with my little eye Jamie Madrox and Jamie Madrox and Jamie Madrox.
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  • We love seeing the excitement when first-time panelists get to announce their panels. Golden Apple Comic and Art Foundation is so excited to finally have their panel approved, they’ve decided to give attendees free entries into their charity auction for some swag.

  • I got chills. They’re multiplyin’. No, I’m not sick; I’m swooning over Welcome to Toddland’s new t-shirt design for Booth #4423 at SDCC this year. This is definitely the one that you want. Oo. Oo. Oo.


  • According to a recent press release from SDCC mainstays Sideshow Collectibles, they are returning to SDCC Booth #1929 this year and bringing their usual awesomeness with them. They’ll have a huge selection of statues, figures, fine art prints, and photo ops at their art gallery-inspired booth — along with friends and partners Hot Toys, Tweeterhead, Insight Edition, Iron Studios, Prime 1 Studio, PureArts, Infinite Statue, EXO-6, and more.

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

If you missed our previous Under the Tents 2022 posts, you can find them HERE.

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