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WonderPost 2023: Rhode Montijo, David Dastmalchian, Jae Lee, WuvableOaf

This is it, friends, the last Monday before WonderCon 2023. Are you ready? Do you know where all the photoshoots and meet-ups are? Have you browsed the exclusives? Have you considered commissioning some art? Many will agree that proper preparation is the key to enjoying any convention, so get those ducks in a row now, you’ll be happy you did!

But have no doubt, there is still news rolling in, including lots of original art and autograph opportunities you won’t want to miss.

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

  • Artist JL Grillo has put the finishing touches on some artist trading cards he’ll be bringing to WonderCon. But that won’t be all he’ll have at Small Press #SP-43: you can also pick up some originals and some mixed media pieces he showed off on Instagram.

  • Exhibitor Toyz N Fun is bringing the heat to booth #1465, in the form of an exclusive Loungefly Maleficent Dragon mini backpack. This backpack has glow-in-the-dark accents, black tone hardware, glittery shimmer fabric and is made of faux leather.

  • Welcome to the Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo! Booth #912 will be an extra special place full of fun, friendly ghosts and all things Halloween. At this all-cardboard booth you’ll get a free spin with any purchase of $60 or more. What’s on the wheel? Tons of fun prizes, including a spot where you can win ALL the prizes! A few of the things you’ll find include Montijo’s delightful Mystery Boxes (made to look like vintage boxes) prints, pins and metal signs.
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  • We’re got two more pieces from artist Jeff Pina, these ones are for the Lil Gothamites and the Tron fiends. Snag a one-of-a-kind sketched comic cover for Batman Lil Gotham at his booth, #C-59 in Artist Alley. While you’re there, travel to a world inside the computer where man has never been with Pina’s Tron inspired print.

  • And while we have the attention of the Trekkies, let’s talk about those Tribbles! David Gerrold, prolific writer and creator of those pesky (but adorable) Tribbles, will be signing at the Tribble Toys booth, #1701, on Saturday, March 25 for 1pm – 3pm.

  • Artist Nan Hockin has framed up all these original drawings and will have them on display and available for purchase during WonderCon. If you hear some squeeing and “OMG It’s so cute!” coming from Artist Alley, it will likely be from Nan’s booth, #C-38!
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  • On-site sketch originals, brand new button designs and 50% off select prints are only three of the many reasons you’ll want to check out Infinity Rise’s Artist Alley booth, #F-56.
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  • Vince of Eggdrop Ramen is digging into the archives to bring a spectacular selection of art to WonderCon. Artist Alley #B-30 is the place to his all this and more.

  • Are you YETI to party?!? You will be when you visit the 7 Buck a Pop for this limited exclusive from Abominable Toys. Orange Glow Skeleton Chomp features UV reactive orange glitter. A limited number will be available each day of the convention at booth #281.

  • That Wuvableoaf Ed Luce is debuting his 40 page adult activity book, “Double Negative” featuring lots of horror and heavy metal themed illustrations. Test your “Spot the Differences” skills with a copy of this book from Small Press booth #SP-66. Fingers crossed that a horror version of “Goofus & Gallant” are next up. 🤞🏻

  • Hero Within is inviting attendees to create their own unique Star Trek exclusive at their booth during WonderCon.

  • Renowned artist Jae Lee will be Jae will be stationed at Artist Alley booth #A-1 during WonderCon. He will have lots of prints, variant covers and comics, including his latest series from Image Comics, Seven Sons. You will also be able to get personalized sketches and request commissions.
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  • The folks from Hotflips are hosting actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad, The Flash, Boston Strangler) for a very limited and exclusive signing on Saturday, March 25 at 1pm at booth #2236. The first 40 lucky attendees will receive a bundle of Dastmalchian’s comic series Count Crowley, plus a selfie and one signed item of your choice or a signed photo, for the bargain price of $50. 

  • Southern California artist Lord Mesa will have the smallest handful of his designer toy collaboration with Marcus Huey. “Tot-Bot” will be available in two colors at Artist Alley booth #A-42.

  • Are you one of those people who thinks they just don’t make toys like they used to? Then you’re in luck! Atomic Art and Music, booth #1260, is unearthed a trove of old Batman toys, among other treasures, that they will have on hand. 
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  • There’s no sign of Scott Pilgrim or any of the seven evil exes, yet. Artist Taracosm has added Ramona Flowers to the many original art pieces they are bringing to WonderCon, Artist Alley booth #C-45.
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  • And lastly today, we’re ending with an offer of a super cool freebie offer. Nebs Studio, creators of the graphic novel Amelia Erroway: Castaway Commander will be at booth 1911. Swing by and give them the top-secret code word “Nebs” and get a free sticker sheet. 
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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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