Under the Tents 2023: BB-CRE.8, Joey Spiotto, Hannibal, Jim Benton, Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman

Another week down and that much closer to San Diego Comic-Con. This was a hefty week for news. If it didn’t feel like it then you might not have been paying enough attention. 

We saw lots of additions to our List of Open Artists Commissions, Tamashii Nations stunned us with four exclusives, and Little Shop of Pins put forth a Barbie enamel pin exclusive to die for (or at least briskly walk the exhibit hall floor for.) And that was all just YESTERDAY.

Now, let’s take a look at all the news you might have missed:

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  • Founder of the Hollywood Sound Museum, Steve Lee, will be on a panel on Thursday, July 20 at San Diego Comic-Con. We should know more regarding the details when the panel schedule are shared about two weeks before the show.

  • Martin Hsu is getting all his cats in a row… his signature Ted Lasso cats that is. Looks like this time the whole kit-n-caboodle of characters. We hope he’s not teasing us with that 11″ x 14″ print.

  • Andromeda Designs Limited is packing their bags and heading to San Diego Comic-Con as well. You’ll be able to find them at a new, spacious corner booth, #4439 with all their sci-fi, fantasy, and horror models, prop replicas and miniatures. 

  • Janice Poon, author and food stylist for the brilliant series Hannibal has been working on some new recipes for a very special dust jacket for the Titan Books tome Feeding Hannibal. The new version with dust jacket, according to Poon, will be available at San Diego Comic-Con.

  • Holy Panel Announcement Batman! Author of the recent Fann Club Batman Squad, Jim Benton, will be talking about his New York Time bestseller, Dear Dumb Diary. Check out this dumb* panel on Friday at 1pm in Room 25ABC. *His words, not mine.

  • Rise and shine, sleepyhead! There’s no sleeping in when you’re prepping for Comic-Con. At least, not when you’re artist Joey Spiotto, who will be releasing daily exclusives of his iconic “Storytime” prints. *pause to do a Kermit flail*

  • Steve Bryant just keeps rolling out the amazing prints for San Diego Comic-Con. Today he showed off a Spider-Gwen with colors by Jason Millet. Check his booth at Small Press L-01 if you’re interested.

  • Josh Cassara has been working non-stop on some marvelous covers for Marvel, but is still making time for some commissions while at Comic-Con. Hit him up for details before he’s booked solid.

  • You can wear your Alderaan pride on your lapel with this enamel pin from BB-CRE.8. It’s just one of five Star Wars planets they will be offering in enamel pin form at booth #1334 at San Diego Comic-Con.

  • Diwata Komiks Carmina #2 will have a variant cover by artist Xerx G. Javier and it will be a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Per the tweets, it sounds like Diwata has a lot planned for Carmina, one of their flagship titles that features a troubled biracial young woman living who discovers that she comes from a powerful lineage.

  • Scott Hoffman, “Babydaddy” of the Scissor Sisters, recently launched an weekly independent comic book called Nostalgia. In sharing some press he did for the book he also announced that he will be at San Diego Comic-Con promoting said book. That makes me feel like dancin’. 
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  • Boom Studios’ insanely popular series Something is Killing the Children is being re-released in a pen and ink only version. Issue #1 will have a variant cover by artist Andrew K. Currey, which will be available at San Diego Comic-Con. We think Boom will have plenty more to offer and look forward to seeing all their exclusives.
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  • And finally, comic book creator Etienne Derepentigny’s Dead Kingdom Volume 2 will have an advance release at Comic-Con. Not only will it be very early, it’s also limited edition. 

Anything we missed? Let us know by dropping us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

If you missed our previous Under the Tents 2023 posts, you can find them HERE

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