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WonderPost 2023: Nikki Ward, Torpedo Comics, Among the Others, UCC Distributing

Whoo boy, it’s really getting down to the wire here, isn’t it. But sometimes folks save the best for last, or at least the last minute. Consider this an intricately packed carload of news, including enamel pins, lots of pretty prints, plenty of cool comics, and even a few signings.

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

  • While you wait for the southern California sun to come back out, you can keep your noggin warm with these super fresh beanies from Ollie Lai Shetler, available at their Artist Alley Booth #F-40.
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  • Artist Tom Richmond won’t have his usual booth, but will still be at WonderCon and offering his usual caricatures and Mad covers at the National Cartoonists Society Booth #2000.

  • Talk about cutting it close! It was just in the nick of time that Rhode Montijo received these new enamel pins. You’ll be able to snag them at WonderCon from his booth #912.
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  • A little like Gremlins, Loungefly backpacks seem to multiply. But we’re not complaining because that means exhibitor Toyz N Fun will have another cool one at their booth, #1465. Giddy up on over to check out this adorable Bullseye and Woody Toy Story backpack.

  • Is there such a thing as too many t-shirts? We think not. We won’t blame you for wanting to add this Star Wars / Atari mash up parody shirt from Comic Book Clothing (booth #1837) to your wardrobe.
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  • This writer is a big time sucker for blind box items and Disney so this UCC debut is *right* up her alley. Which one of these Disney 100 Surprise Capsules would you want to open? They will be at booth #1536 during WonderCon.
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  • Southern Californian artist Eric Scales don’t have far to go to get to WonderCon, which is good because he’s bringing a lot of goodies for his Artist Alley booth, #E-32, including an amazing Seymour and Audrey II print, sketchbooks and wooden tabletop kits.
  • You’d be safe to assume that Austin based artist Nikki Ward’s implement of choice was a magic wand. Her prints are just that delightfully magical. Find them at Artist Alley #B-55 during WonderCon. 
  • Prefer the spooky to the sweet? We’ve got you covered. For all things spooky, paranormal and creepy, check out Booth #810, home of Para Books, who specialize in tingling your spine with their dark tales.
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  • Love art but don’t have a lot of space? Victor Barreto will have 3 new 5″ x 7″ prints available at Booth #C-19. This size is perfect for displaying and easy to find frames for.

  • The Gaming area in Exhibit Hall C is the place to trek if you are looking to playtest the The 7 Days Adventure System. This will appeal to fans of Kids on Bikes RPG, Betrayal at House on the Hill or Dead of Winter. Come try out the first procedurally-generated open world boardgames where no 2 play sessions are ever the same, all day Friday through Sunday.

  • We are very excited to share that blog favorite Chrissie Zullo will be at WonderCon, in Artist Alley #C-21. She’ll be offering 9″ x 12″ bust commissions, as well as having a selection of original art, prints, sketchbooks and more. 
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  • It’s been 25 years since Dark Horse Comics first released Frank Miller’s 300 and to celebrate, Torpedo will have 3 different variants available from super star artists Bill Sienkiewicz, Sajad Shah, and Gabrielle Dell Otto. Limited quantities of each trade dress and virgin cover will be at booth #419 during WonderCon.

  • Artist and comic creator David Moreno is bringing a pile of warm-up sketches to WonderCon, as well as a new cover version of his comic The Sapphire Directive. David will be exhibiting at the CAPS booth, #2280.
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  • Independent animated series Among the Others, located in the Dealers section #DL-50, has just acquired the prints that they will have available for purchase. You’ll want to hit them up there, in addition to their Friday panel which will reveal a brand new sizzle trailer, videos by cast members, and more. 

  • Artist Elly Karpides had time for one last mini-original and it’s PURRRR-fect. Elly will be at Artist Alley #C-44 all weekend. 
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  • These super nifty jam jar inspired cards by Fartsylee would make anyone’s day a little sweeter. And it would make Fartsylee thrilled if you picked one or two up at their booth, #B-31, your choice of  cherry or grape.
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  • And finally today, author and creator of the Vale Born Series, Lorin Petrazilka is beckoning you to swing by her table, Small Press #SP-24 to check out their fantasy books and maybe even score a giveaway.
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If you have yet to get tickets to WonderCon 2023, there is still time

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

And if you have missed any of our previous WonderPosts, you can find them here.

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