Under the Tents 2023: Colleen Doran, Alex Deligiannis, Tom Taylor, Jason Edmiston

We don’t have “business hours” here at the UBlog. We have a national team of crack reporters scouring for information at all times of day, from multiple time zones. We don’t recognize holidays (not in the summer anyway) or “weekends”. But unlike Downton Abbey’s Violet Crawley, that’s because we work seven days a week to bring you the news. All the news. The who and the what and the when of San Diego Comic-Con. Why? Because we love it as much as you do. And we know that part of having a good time is being prepared.

So let’s get you more prepared with some news you might have missed:

  • San Francisco Bay area artist Jesse Hernandez, also know as Urban Aztec, will have a booth in Artist Alley at #FF-12. You’ll want to check out his melding of graffiti/street art with indigenous iconography.
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  • Actor Jackie Dallas (Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why) will once again be available for autographs and photos during San Diego Comic-Con, upstairs in the Sails Pavilion every day of the convention. We expect the full Sail Pavilion schedule to be released very soon.

  • We are impatiently waiting to see what artist Joey Spiotto will reveal for his daily exclusive prints, and this tiny little tease (which appears to be from Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom) isn’t nearly enough to satisfy us. Nice try, Spiotto, but we’re gonna need a little more than that!
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  • Attendees will be able to see artist and illustrator Randy Martinez in action as he does some live painting during Comic-Con. Catch Randy on Wednesday and Thursday only at the Choice Fine Art booth, #4219.
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  • Over on Facebook, “Apes and Babes” artist Frank Cho, announced his summer convention schedule and lucky for fans, San Diego Comic-Con is included. Cho has done convention commissions before so we hope he’ll be doing them again this year. (Shown below is Cho’s cover for the upcoming Birds of Prey #1, due in September.)

  • Another smiling face you’ll see up in the Sails Pavilion, Karen Whitfield, the “Bronze Age Batgirl.” Whitfield will be signing Thursday through Sunday, according to her post on Instagram.
  • And while we’re talking about “bats”…. check out this one from artist Colleen Doran. Doran has a very busy agenda for Comic-Con, but when she’s not signing at other booths she will be in Artist’s Alley at #HH-20 with a selection of prints and book.

  • A pair of petite post-it note Peter Parker Spider-Man pieces have popped up on the Instagram page of crackerjack pro Ethan Castillo. Ethan’s taking suggestions if there is a character you’d like to see him work on.
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  • Following an appearance at Gallery Nucleus, Eisner nominated Swedish artist Linnea Sterte (Stages of Rot, A Frog in Fall) will be joining them at their San Diego Comic-Con booth all four days of the convention.
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  • The whole gang from Print & Play Games, a board game print shop in Vancouver, Washington, will be sharing a spot with friends Breaking Games at booth #533. If you have a game idea percolating in your noggin, these are the folks to talk to.
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  • Artist Jason Edmiston continues to tease that something “big” is coming with him to San Diego Comic-Con. Based on his last tease and this one, it almost guarantees that we’ll be seeing big Bruce from Jaws at booth #4617.
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  • As we get closer and closer to the convention, we appreciate this little reminder of where we can find artist Steve Bryant (#L-01), creator Michael Heffron (#M-14) and artist James Heffron (#M-15).

  • Eisner nominated writer and all-around decent human Tom Taylor tweeted recently that he will be attending San Diego Comic-Con (not a surprise) but then also dropped a little nugget indicating we might get some exciting news from him and DC. Now that is how you drum up excitement. Will it be the new Justice League comic that the fans have been clamoring for? We’ll have to wait and see.

  • Pride Month might be wrapping up soon but inclusivity and love lingers on, as demonstrated by this Ted Lasso x Cats piece by Martin Hus featuring the delightful Colin as an adorable feline. Expect the full reveal of this print next week and for it to be available to purchase at SDCC.

  • And finally today, tabletop game podcast Rolling Dice and Taking Names heard through the grapevine (or right from the source) that Solis Game Studio’s Pocket Paragons will get a second printing plus a big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con.

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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