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Kid Heroes & ‘Lumpia’ Returns to WonderCon Anaheim 2024 with Exclusives, More [UPDATE March 26]

For the last two years, Kid Heroes Productions and their film Lumpia with a Vengeance have made waves at WonderCon Anaheim.

The film follows an unlikely hero and a high school student join forces to prevent a mysterious crime syndicate from destroying their town — armed only with a lumpia. Since its debut, the creators have created a world around the film, with multiple comics, for a “Deep Fried Universe”.

This month you’ll find Kid Heroes Productions at Small Press #SP-69, where they’ll be serving up WonderCon exclusives, artist signings, and a special panel at the convention.

You can also catch their panel, “Halo Halo: A Scoop of Filipino American Voices in Comics”, on Sunday, March 31 from 11am-12pm in Room 209. Publishers Waverley Lim (Kwento Comics), Mark A.J. Nazal (Diwata Komiks), Patricio Ginelsa (Lumpia with a Vengeance / Kid Heroes Productions), and Kristian Kabuay (Dasig) will be on hand to discuss how they took control of their own narrative, adding their unique flavors to the Filipino American diaspora. Those in attendance will also receive a free, exclusive art print by artist Kian Joshua.

[UPDATE March 26]

Hot out of the oven, Kid Heroes has a new super limited collectible heading to WonderCon. In honor of the completition of the first Lumpia comic book crossover saga, Kid Heroes is serving up exclusive Pan de Crisis Collector Box Sets. Attendees will have their choice of rare editions in either a shiny Ube Foil (LE 10, $75) or dark purple Ube Metal (LE 4, $150). Each numbered box will contain four issues, including Lumpia Origins #1Jemini #2Lumpia Squad #2, and Giant-Size Lumpia #1.

They will also be dropping new snapback hats, with the eighth edition of their popular Lumpia x Bayani Art Snapback Collection. This iteration features a gold brim, with movie art by Gerald PIlare and LeRoid David. It’s limited to only 50 pieces, and will be available for $40.

And finally, here’s a look at their signing schedule for the week at #SP-69 in Small Press.

Friday, March 29

  • 11:30am-2pm, LAWRENCE IRIARTE (Producer/Artist) & DIEGO IRIARTE (Artist)
  • 2pm-4pm, EBONY SOY (Artist)
  • 4pm-6pm, BRIAN “beee” BELLO (Artist)
  • 6pm-7pm, CESAR CUEVA (Artist) & PATRICIO GINELSA (Writer/Director)

Saturday, March 30

  • 10am-12pm, LAWRENCE IRIARTE (Producer/Artist) & DIEGO IRIARTE (Artist)
  • 12pm-2pm. KRISTOFFER TOLENTINO (Artist)
  • 2pm-4pm, BRIAN “beee” BELLO (Artist)
  • 4pm-6pm, CESAR CUEVA (Artist) & PATRICIO GINELSA (Writer/Director)
  • 6pm-7pm, LAWRENCE IRIARTE (Producer/Artist) & DIEGO IRIARTE (Artist)

Sunday, March 31

  • 10am-12pm, LAWRENCE IRIARTE (Producer/Artist) & DIEGO IRIARTE (Artist)
  • 12pm-2pm, EBONY SOY (Artist)
  • 2pm-4pm, DIEGO IRIARTE (Artist)
  • 4pm-5pm, PATRICIO GINELSA (Writer/Director)


[UPDATE March 19]

Are you hungry for more Lumpia with a Vengeance news? Well, good news, because Kid Heroes Productions has two new exclusives they’ve cooked up, starting with Lumpia with a Vengeance Trade Paperback. This WonderCon exclusive features art by Abony Soy, and is a limited edition of 25, and will be available for $40.

You can also spice up your convention shopping list with a WonderCon exclusive slipcase for the new Blu-ray/DVD combo of the film, which features the same art by Ebony Soy. The first 40 who purchase the Blu-ray/DVD combo at the booth will receive the exclusive Slipcase, so pick-up this 2-disc collector’s edition for $35.

[UPDATE March 14]

Up first is The Legendary Lumpia Squad #1: Refried Edition, in which Kid Heroes Productions revisit their 2022 issue with a director’s cut. This new iteration features artist revised pages, and a new cover by Los Angeles artist Brian “beee” Bello. It’s limited to 40 holofoil editions, which will be available for $20, as well as 10 metal editions, which will be available for $50, all of which is exclusive to WonderCon.

Additionally, “beee” will be signing at Small Press #SP-69 on Saturday, March 30, with the time still TBA.

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