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Patrick Ballesteros San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Exclusives, Debuts, & More [UPDATE May 22]

Artist Patrick Ballesteros is a must-stop on the list of many San Diego Comic-Con attendees’ for a reason. His signature kid-friendly style and whimsical interpretations of some of the most beloved pop culture have generated lines to rival those of several large panel rooms. This year, he’ll be back in his usual spot of #DD-08 in Artists Alley, with new exclusives, debuts, commissions, mini originals, and more.

[UPDATE May 22]

Attention, Troopers! Get ready to mobilize and start “Bugging Out” with Ballesteros’ latest print, heading to San Diego Comic-Con. This piece is a salute to the starry-eyed fans of one of the 90’s best (and often overlooked) cult classics, and the brave bug-busting heroes of that interstellar saga. You can swam (in an orderly fashion, while following all of the rules from the line workers!) Booth #DD-08 in Artists Alley to grab your own copy.

Don’t miss the chance to enlist this 11″x11″ masterpiece into your collection, for only $25, and available all days of the con.

[UPDATE May 17]

Ballesteros is back at it with the first of his reveals for San Diego Comic-Con, and it’s sure to fire up any fans of Akira Toriyama. For the first of his debuts for the con, Ballesteros has paid tribute to the legendary manga artist who created many of your favorite series of all time. The 11″x14″ piece, titled “Dragons Forever“, features characters from across Toriyama’s work, spray painting a version of Toriyama himself.

You’ll be able to pick up the open edition print first at the con this July, and it will be available all days for $30 each.

[UPDATE April 25]

If you’ve ever wanted to own a one-of-a-kind original commission from Ballesteros, now is your chance (or almost, at least). UPDATE April 30: Ballesteros’ commission spots are now closed. On Monday, April 29 at 10am PT, you’ll be able to try to reserve your spot on his list. He’ll have 25 spots up for grabs, with a short wait list if you don’t make it in in time. To claim your spot, you’ll need to:

  1. Email him at with the Subject line: “SDCC 2024 Commission”
  2. Let him know which established character(s) you would like
  3. Let him know if this is to be done in his signature kid’s style
  4. What days you will be attending the convention

Ballesteros will then email you back with a rate, and you will have 24 hours to confirm with him.

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