Under the Tents: Udon, Loyal Subjects, Her Universe Fashion Show, Ethan Castillo

Ah, San Diego Comic-Con news season. Where even on a Sunday we can have a jam-packed edition of Under the Tents for you, featuring sneak peeks at exclusives for Udon and Loyal Subjects, art updates from Ethan Castillo and Dan Veesenmeyer, and so much more.

Here’s a look at some of the news you might have missed:

  • We’re going to get to the bad news right away and rip it off like a Band-Aid. Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen will not be able to attend SDCC this year (but may try to tell you he was there).


  • There, that wasn’t so bad, was it? As a metaphorical lollipop for your boo-boo, we found a trifecta of SDCC announcements from The Loyal Subjects. First, they shredded their Instagram feed with some sneak peeks at their SDCC exclusive TMNT Foot Soldiers. Next, they racked up significant damage with their Arcade-Damaged TMNT action figures inspired by the classic NES game (kids, ask your parents). Finally, The Loyal Subjects will rock and roll all night (and party every day) during SDCC with their new KISS figures on display (they’ll be available later this summer at Walmart). There’s a lot happening at Booth #2544 this year.
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  • There’s gonna be carnage at Table #AA-01 in Artists Alley this year. Super talented Ethan Castillo tweeted some more of his Spidey Post-It Notes; this time, with a little Carnage added.

  • If you’ve read our site much, you probably know artist Dan Veesenmeyer from his work on LEGO and now the new Hasbro Marvel Legends X-Men VHS sets. But did you know he was also a story board artist on X-Men the animated series? This year marks the 30th anniversary of the cartoon classic, and to celebrate, there will be panels — and Veesenmeyer is working on a new print idea utilizing his storyboards from the series. We can’t wait to see the final result.

  • What’s this? No, nothing related to The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s the talented folks at Monkey Minion Press teasing this year’s SDCC exclusive print. Looks like I’m making more room on my wall.
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  • Amit Khosla, Artist-in-Residence at The Veterans Art Project, which provides art therapy for veterans, active duty servicemembers, and their spouses, will join fellow artists for the “Veterans in the Arts and Pop Culture” panel at SDCC this year. 

  • Udon has something MEGA exciting happening at San Diego Comic-Con. Udon artist Petefighter showed off the backings for this year’s Megaman metal card sets, and they look great. We’ll have the full look at this year’s card sets on our site once Udon announces.

  • Get ready for those sick beats, Her Universe Fashion Show fans. DJ Amanda Jones revealed that she will once again be this year’s DJ at the show.
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  • Artist Christian Waggoner’s Star Wars Reflection Series will be displayed at the ACME Archives Booth #5629, and prints will be available for purchase in either paper or canvas form. Waggoner will also be on-hand for live painting and signings.

  • Jeff Pina has more original art for San Diego Comic-Con, including these Star Wars and Star Trek works-in-progress he showed off.

  • Artist and illustrator Dawn Wolf gave Twitter a look at new canvas prints she’ll be bringing to Small Press #N-07 during San Diego Comic-Con, with the original painting up for grabs at the SDCC Art Show auction.

  • Ringo Award Winning comic writer, David Pepose, will be at SDCC this summer — and he’ll be on at least one Marvel panel, though details are still TBA beyond that.

  • Pin-up artist Olivia De Berardinis showed off a new Chat Noir, Diamond Dust print — and mentioned she’ll be exhibiting at Booth #2129-B with Tweeterhead.

  • Artist BossLogic may be bringing some of his Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Blu-Rays, featuring his artwork and previously only available in Australia. He’ll only have 10 or 20, so if you want it, flock to SMZ Comics Booth #4645.

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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