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WonderPost 2024: BB-CRE.8, Spoke Art, CHIPs Actors, Patrick Ballesteros, “DK” Metcalf

WonderCon starts tomorrow, and that means there’s only a few hours left to get in announcements about what find at the con. From signings with NFL superstars (hey, remember that time someone photoshopped a fake tweet from us talking about some sports “superstar” I had definitely never heard of? I do! If you’re that person, you suck! But this time it’s for real!), to CHIPs actors, to a surprising number of cat prints, we’ve got you covered.

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

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  • Didn’t get in on artist Patrick Ballesteros’ commission list in time? Or just can’t get enough of his original art? Ballesteros is bringing back his Mini Originals to his booth on Sunday, March 31, which means you’ll get a chance to try to score a small, framed piece of art. He showed off a few pieces he’s been working on (and re-working) to get exactly right for attendees.

  • Spoke Art will be taking over Booth #1109 this weekend, and you’ll be able to meet some exciting artists, including:
    • Friday, March 29
      • 1pm-2pm: Alex Pardee
      • 4pm-5pm: Dakota Randall
    • Saturday, March 30
      • 12pm-1pm: Zi Xu
      • 2pm-3pm: Joey Feldman
      • 4pm-5pm: Dakota Randall

They also teased some of this year’s prints, which will be available both at Booth #1109 and online beginning Thursday, April 4 at 10am PT. This year’s line-up includes artwork by Germain Barthélémy, Mark Bell, Anne Benjamin, Joshua Budich, Izzy Burton, Tim Doyle, Fabiocs, Joey Feldman, Andrew Kolb, Sarah Sumeray (This Is Fun, Isn’t It), Steve Thomas, Alex Pardee, Dakota Randall, Zi Xu, and more.

  • BB-CRE.8 is celebrating the biggest rom-com of 2024 with new enamel pin sets, because everyone deserves a happy ending. Stop by to celebrate the Merc with a Mouth and Wolvie at Booth #1925.

  • Artist Jeff Pina has been hard at work creating over 50 sketch covers. Stop by #C-59 in Artists Alley to find original artwork for your favorite fandoms, because he’s sure to have something you’ll like.

  • Gotta catch ’em all! Catch original art pieces at Val Hochberg’s #C-60 booth in Artists Alley, and tell her we said hi.

  • Award-winning artist Agnes Garbowska is always one of our favorite stops at WonderCon. The DC Super Hero Girls artist will be offering watercolor sketches, as well as selling original comic art, signed graphic novels, prints, postcards, and more at #C-12 in Artists Alley.

  • Get ready to hit the gas, because CHIPs actors Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada, otherwise known as “Jon & Ponch” on the long-running ’70’s and ’80’s series, will be heading to WonderCon this weekend, presumably in the autograph area.

  • Some members of our team might be fans of Disney Lorcana, the hit Ravensburger immersive trading card game. If you share that love, you can catch artist and illustrator Casey Robin at #B-43 in Artists Alley, where she’ll be signing Lorcana cards for $25 per signature, and also doing quick sketches for $25 as an add-on.
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  • Actor Rico E. Anderson, best known for his work in The OrvilleSWATI Think You Should Leave, and more, will be on hand to sign autographs at #DL-19 at the convention daily from:
      • Friday, March 29: 11:30am-7pm
      • Saturday, March 30: 10am-7pm
      • Sunday, March 31: 10am-5pm
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  • Artist Plum Yeen has an exciting array of prints, stickers, keychains, standees, books, pins, and more all waiting for you at #B-27, ranging from nostalgic, beloved classics (we’re still big fans of the Sonic ice cream pieces!) to new favorites (like Animal Crossing).
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  • He holds the power. Legendary artist Norm Rapmund showed off a new Shazam print created alongside Ian Churchill. Fly over to #A-03 in Artist Alley to grab yours.
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  • Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Galaken will be giving away a prize box full of goodies at WonderCon, so swing by Booth #1261 to fill out a form to try for your chance.

  • With a name like OMEOW COMICS, you shouldn’t expect anything less than a few cat-themed items. And you’ll find plenty of “cool psychedelic comics”, many of which feature some three-eyed cats, at #D-08 in Artists Alley this weekend, including The Great Catsby.

  • Set sail for #F-21 in Artists Alley to find Handcrafted Geekdom and this One Piece print debuting at WonderCon.
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  • Don’t get left out in the cold — stop by Snowstorm Comics to pick up their exclusive art print of “Layla”, a lead character from their comic series The Rise of Nephilim, available at Booth #1320.
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  • Fierce Fantasy Designs has more items at #E-47 that will leave you buzzing with excitement, including these two new mini prints.
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  • Score big at Defiant Press #805 this weekend, as they’ve scored a touchdown with two of their special guests this weekend. On Saturday, March 30, stop by to say hello and get a signing from NFL star DeKaylin “DK” Metcalf, who will be signing Metcalf is Kaotic. Friday-Saturday you will also find NFL veteran Terrence Metcalf.

  • Illustrator cosmiccloak will be taking over #C-26 in Artists Alley this weekend, where they’ll have new original copic illustrators and more.

  • Things are about to get a little strange over at Raquel Rodriguez’s booth. Step into the Multiverse of #F-31 in Artists Alley to pick up this new print.
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  • Ashley Draws Cats has drawn some cats. Bet you didn’t see that one coming. But not only that, she’s turned those cats into a sticker sheet, available alongside other stickers and more at #C-61 in Artists Alley.
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  • Chart a course for IDW Booth #1009 on Friday, March 29 at 2pm for a Cosmic Cadets signing with creators Ben Crane and Mimi Alves.

  • This weekend is your chance to pick up artist Sean Galloway’s variant covers at #C-03. And best of all, they come signed with a free mini print corresponding to their comic.

Still looking for a WonderCon commission? We’re got those! 

Still need to buy a ticket to WonderCon? They’ve got those!

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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