Patrick Ballesteros San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Exclusives, Debuts [UPDATE July 17]

You know it’s San Diego Comic-Con news season when we start talking about one of our favorite artists, Patrick Ballesteros.

Ballesteros takes your favorite pop culture characters and fills them with childhood wonder — literally, by creating kid-ified versions of them in his signature style. His popular lines of prints include his “25 Cent Wonders”, which feature make-believe versions of the childhood “rides” you used to find outside shops populated by all your favorite characters, and “Can You Hear Me Now?”, where any combination of characters are just a tin can call away from communicating.

This year for San Diego Comic-Con, he’s been busy working up new exclusives, debuts, and more. Interested in a commission? His commission spots will open at 10AM PT on Monday, April 25. He’ll be opening up around 25 spots, so be sure to e-mail iwantyourart@gmail.com with the subject line SDCC 2022 Commissions if you’re interested.

Let’s take a look at this year’s offerings at Artists Alley #DD-08:

[UPDATE July 17]

Will you be joining Ballesteros at his Pop-Up Shop at James Coffee Co Little Italy on Tuesday, July 19 from 4pm-6pm? For those that do, you’ll find several exclusive items including:

Mr Williams’ Opus and Laundering the Multiverse — Exclusive Crystal Prints
These one-of-a-kind crystal prints use new technology and deliver stunning imagery with vibrant colors that create the look of artwork protected by glass but… there is no glass! These high quality prints are ready to be framed to hang. Prints are scratchproof, waterproof, and are easy to wipe clean. Each is an edition of 10 but there will only be 5 of each at the Pop Up.

Running of the Noses
Ballesteros’ newest children’s book comes signed, and the first 10 books sold come with an exclusive print.

In addition, Ballesteros will have 15 pre-orders of Coffee Commission Sketches. These are hand-drawn labels on a bag of James Coffee beans. He’ll also have the pre-release of his new Robot enamel pin, a pre-release of his new “No Place Like Home” triptych, and the Night Owl pins seen below that will be released and available for purchase onsite via James Coffee Co.

Plus, there may even be a special surprise…

[UPDATE July 14]

Did you think Ballesteros was done? Well, think again! He’ll have a new magnetic 2-piece pin set called “Robot” at the con, which when the top pin is moved, reveals a hidden surprise. The 2″ pin is limited to 200 pieces, and will be available for $20.

Ballesteros is also bringing back his popular Pop-Up to kickstart the con, on Tuesday, July 19 from 4pm-6pm at James Coffee Little Italy, a short drive from the convention center.

You can stop by to say hi, pick up a copy of his children’s book Running of the Noses (and each comes with a sketch, and the first 10 even get a limited edition print!), snag one of 10 Custom Coffee Bag commission spots, and get his James Coffee exclusive. This 2″ tall pin set, titled “Night Owls“, is also a set of two magnetic pins that reveals a little extra something when moved, and will be available for $20.

Lastly, if you loved his “The Great Hall ’22” piece, you can get it as a canvas print. This Saturday, July 16 at 9am PT, a limited edition of 10 of the 12″x12″ canvas prints will launch on his website for $175 each. It’s only available for shipping within the continental US, and no on-site pick-ups will be available. Each canvas comes signed and numbered.

[UPDATE July 13]

Welcome back. Ballesteros is paying tribute to the convention we all love so much with a new edition of “The Great Hall” for ’22, and after three years away, he’s packed as much fandom and pop culture goodness in as he could.

All your favorite characters are busy shopping the show floor, waiting in lines, or just being excited about being back at con in this new 11″x11″ print. The layout is an homage to all the wonderful art and toy stores in Japan, but the rest is all San Diego.

You can pick this up for $35 while it lasts, as it’s limited to 250 pieces. Each pearl linen print comes signed and numbered, with an official seal.

And finally today, here is Ballesteros’ daily exclusive release schedule for the con — so make sure you stop by on the day of to pick up the one you want. Any remaining quantities will be available the following days as well.

[UPDATE July 9]

You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive print from Patrick Ballesteros, celebrating the most recent addition to everyone’s favorite space opera. You can pick up the 8″x10″ print for $20 at Artists Alley #DD-08 while it lasts, as it’s limited to 200 pieces.

Additionally, it will be part of Patrick’s canvas sale on his website this morning, launching at 10am PT. As previously announced, each canvas is a LE of 10, and will likely go fast. See the prices below.

[UPDATE July 7]

Step into the Upside Down with this 6″x14″ open edition print from Patrick Ballesteros, making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con. “It’s A Strange World After All” pays tribute to one of TV’s biggest hits of the last few years, in a fun way that also pays homage to the classic Disney ride. Because after all, it’s a world of laughter, a world of tears, it’s a world of hopes, and a world of fears…

Get it for $25 at Artists Alley #DD-08.

Finally, for today, the canvas exclusives are back! You can get your favorite Patrick Ballesteros exclusives in the form of a 12″x12″ canvas print, which are limited to just 10 of each.

When purchasing, there’s a limit of one canvas per design, and all orders will be shipped (but shipped for free!). Only orders within the continental US will be accepted.

The preview of available designs and prices will be posted on Friday, July 8 at 8pm PT on Patrick’s social channels, for a pre-order online on Saturday, July 9 at 10am PT.

But, for a little sneak peek…

[UPDATE July 5]

Patrick Ballesteros is taking attendees on a cosmic adventure to San Diego with his next print. This 5″10″ piece, titled “You Look Marvelous“, celebrates all the girls (and boys) who felt a bit different — but had something amazing to show the world. Think they’re heading to Avengers Con?

You can grab this print, making its debut at the con, for $20.

[UPDATE July 3]

In addition to his prints, Ballesteros will also have new stickers available at his booth. Here is the release schedule:

[UPDATE July 1]

This next debut from Patrick Ballesteros might just give you a herogasm. This 6″x8″ print is a “super” addition to his line of 25 Cent Wonders, featuring your favorite pop culture characters atop a “ride”. Butcher and the gang are all here in this print, titled “Oh No No No No No“, which will be an open edition, debuting at San Diego Comic-Con for $12.

[UPDATE June 27]

The Multiverse can be a mad place — and a little disorienting. But this new 11″x11″ print from Patrick Ballesteros is anything but.

The open edition print can be hung in four different ways, to give each multiverse its due. “Witch Way Is It?” will be making its debut at SDCC, and available for $30.

[UPDATE June 23]

You can roll with your “homies” in Ballesteros’ latest print, making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con next month. They say to never meet your heroes, and that’s doubly true with Homelander and the rest of the supes in this new 6″x8″ print, titled “Homies?”

Like the other The Boys print, it will be $12, and an open edition — but making its first appearance at the con. You’ll be able to pick it up every day of the convention, so be sure to stop by Booth #DD-08 in Artists Alley.

[UPDATE June 20]

The Boys are back in town in this new print from Ballesteros, which will be making its debut at the convention next month. The 6″x8″ 25 Cent Wonders features Butcher, Hughie, and the rest of the gang as they take on Soldier Boy. “The New Boys & Girls Club” will be available at Ballesteros’ booth in Artists Alley, #DD-08.

[UPDATE June 17]

Ballesteros has another tribute to the best film of the year (and if you haven’t seen it, run — don’t walk). This 10″x10″ print features a multiverse of more than madness — it’s a multiverse of everything, everywhere.

And you can decide which multiverse is your favorite, as you can spin the print in any direction and it still works.

The piece, “You’re My Everything“, will be available for $25 at the show, and is printed on pearl linen.

[UPDATE June 14]

You don’t have to be a furry ticking time bomb — because you can score this Ballesteros 25 Cent Wonders “No Turn On Red” San Diego Comic-Con exclusive print.

The 6″x8″ piece features Mai and her friends and family in all their glory, and is limited to just 100 pieces at the con. Each comes signed and numbered by the artist, and you can pick it up for $16.

[UPDATE June 10]

Get your #WeAreRichmond hashtags ready and get ready to believe — that you are going to score these Ballesteros pin sets. The first, “Wonderboy & Coach Evil“, deals with the duality of man (or at least of Nate), and features two 1.5” magnetic pins on gold plated hard enamel. Because they’re magnetic, you can swap out the face, to choose your allegiance.

You’ll be able to grab the set for $15 at the con.

Then it’s “Boss Beez“, all about the hardest-working BFFs in Richmond. The 1.5” tall pin is also on gold plated hard enamel, and will be available for $12.

 [UPDATE June 7]

Oh, a pirate’s life, sounds just right, sounds quite right… Prepare to set a course for Ballesteros’ booth to pick up this 10″x10″ open edition print debuting at San Diego Comic-Con, dedicated to gentlemen pirates, Krakens, Swedes who sing, and everything in between. The whole pirate crew is here, along with a few fearsome foes. We love the details on this piece, from the way Stede and Ed are still toasting each other with tea, to Roach’s patented orange-glazed cake.

The print, titled “What’s Kraken?“, will be available for $20.

[UPDATE June 5]

Ballesteros’ next piece debuting at the con is all about pirates who talk it through as a crew. So wave your pride flag high, and set sail for Blackbeard’s Bar & Grill (& Other Delicacies & Delights & Fishing Equipment). This piece will be available as a sticker — and if we’re very lucky, maybe more — at the con.

[UPDATE June 3]

They say you can’t go “home” again — but we feel like we’re right back in it with the final reveal of Ballesteros’ “No Place Like Home” triptych.

The final 6″x8″ print is titled “Strange Times“, and features everyone’s favorite Master of the Mystic Arts and a certain webhead.

It combines with the other two prints in the series — “Take Two” and “MayDay” — to form a triptych featuring all your favorite characters and moments from the film. This open edition set will debut at San Diego Comic-Con, where you can get each print for $12, or take advantage of a con special and get the full set of three for $30.

[UPDATE May 31]

Many of us have been going through something of a “moon phase” of late — and if you also feel a total eclipse of the heart when you think about these characters, you’re going to want to grab Ballesteros’ latest San Diego Comic-Con exclusive.

Attendees can pick up this fun 8″x8″ mash-up, titled “Moon Lighting“, at the convention for $20. It’s printed on fine art pearl linen, and limited to just 150 pieces.

We love the swirling cosmic colors of the night sky — and that it’s a bit of a departure from Ballesteros’ usual prints, while still maintaining his signature kid-ified characters.

[UPDATE May 27]

Are you addicted to Boba? If so, there’s no need to put out a bounty — because Ballesteros has your fix right here. “The Boba Shop” is coming to San Diego Comic-Con as an 11″x14″ print for $25, an open edition making its debut at the con, which will be available all days.

The only question then is, which flavor is your favorite?

[UPDATE May 20]

Don’t despair into an Everything Bagel — because you can experience everything, everywhere with Ballesteros’ latest print making its debut at the convention.

This 6″x14″ print, titled “Laundering the Multiverse“, is a tribute to the best film of the year (in our humble opinions). It features more dimensions than you can shake a Raccacoonie at, and finding all the hidden details within sure sounds like a lot more fun than a trip to the IRS.

The print, which is on Fine Art Pearl Linen, is limited to just 150 pieces, and will be available at SDCC for $30.

[UPDATE May 16]

The second part of Ballesteros’ new Spidey triptych celebrates all things “two” — second chances. Second iterations. Second parts in this print series.

The new piece, called “Take Two“, is a 6″x8” print that will be making its debut at the con.

[UPDATE May 6]

For many of us, John Williams scored our childhoods (and most of our adult lives). His music has stolen the show in many of the most iconic franchises of the past decades, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, and Harry Potter — as well as Jaws, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and countless others.

Ballesteros’ latest print, “Mr Williams’ Opus“, pays tribute to both the man and his musical legacy. This 11″x14” print will be making its debut at Comic-Con this summer for $30, in an edition size still TBA. Each print will come signed by the artist.

[UPDATE April 22]

Up first is the beginning of a new three-part exclusive, featuring some webheads’ worst nightmares. The piece, titled “Mayday“, is a 6″x8” print. Edition size and price are still TBA, but we’ll have more for you soon.

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