Under the Tents 2023: Don Aguillo, Jin Yung Kim, Vault Comics, Martin Hsu

Happy Wednesday, friends! What a week it has been already with the NECA Creature From the Black Lagoon reveal, the insanely cool Alex Pardee event shirt that you should definitely pre-order and even the trolleys getting all decked out.

But that’s nowhere near all because this UTT is full of other stuff. Cool stuff. Stuff you will want. Stuff you will need. Stuff you can only get at San Diego Comic-Con.

Let’s take a look at the “stuff” you might have missed:

  • You’ll be well taken care of if you can find this precious Big Hero Six Baymax and Mochi set, crocheted by the very talented Geeky Hooker. All of the Geeky Hookers creations are thoughtfully hidden near San Diego Comic-Con for the lucky finders to keep and cherish. You can find more info on their website.

  • Also participating in the crochet “find and keep” is the Nifty Neuron, who will tempt you to “catch em all” with this Pokeball. Check out their Twitter for all the details about scoring this creation.

  • We finally have a booth number for artist extraordinaire, E.M. Gist, whose recent comic covers have been stunning. You can find Gist at Booth #ii-06 all convention long. If you fancy a sketch or commission, you’ll want to get there as early as possible.
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  • Ted Lasso’s Roy Kent is not usually this off balance but we see him struggling in this new sketch that will be available as a 5″ x 7″ print called “Learn 2 Ride” at SDCC from Jin Yung Kim (JYK All Day). You’ll be able to pick up this and all of Kim’s other exclusives at his booth #CC-08.
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  • Could The Wheel of Time‘s Tweeter of Chaos be signaling San Diego Comic-Con? In this cryptic tweet reply the fingers appear to be poised to type out “SDCC,” which could indicate they are working on some sort of WoT content for Comic-Con. *insert pic of fingers crossed here*

  • The incomparable Angry Little Girls will be represented at San Diego Comic-Con, according to this post on their Instagram. Hopefully their presence will remind us to be mindful little girls.

  • It looks like artist Chris Maze has a fat stack of fresh prints that he’s set to let rain all over San Diego Comic-Con. What’s on them is still a mystery, but keep your eyes on our post for updates.

  • If we can believe the hashtags, we can expect some sort of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds offerings from Hero Within.

  • Fans of Vault Comics and their eclectic selection of books have much to celebrate. According to this reply, you’ll be able to catch three panels featuring their staff and creators, and some autograph signings are also in the works.

  • At long last this X-Men piece from artist Don Aguillo will be seeing the light of day, or at least the light of the exhibit hall. Check out this stunning work in progress video as well as the finished product.
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  • No doubt, San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect place to debut a brand new comic book and that is exactly what is happening for Shitkicker + Bullseye, published by Bliss on Tap. According to the solicitation, you can expect a time-traveling cowboy, a wormhole in Death Valley and a train heist.  

  • Artist Scott Williams has perfected the art of the tease, with just this little bit of Colossus, part of a larger X-Men piece intended for San Diego Comic-Con. Way to leave us hanging, Scott!
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  • Martin Hsu is on track to have some amazing San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. We can’t wait to see how he transforms these Pinocchio Pop figures.

  • Owen Michael Johnson, writer and cartoonist, as well as editor over at 2000 A.D. is attending San Diego Comic-Con. We hope he also has time for some fun in addition to business.

  • And finally today, Nucleus, formerly known as Gallery Nucleus, has posted a few of the things you can expect to see at Booth #2015 this year, including prints by Aymeric Kevin (Spiderverse), Yun Ling (Love Death & Robots, Spiderverse) and an art book by Sara Kipin.

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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