Under the Tents 2024: Collider, Sweeney Boo, Todd Nauck, Ben Seto, Red 5 Comics

June in San Diego brings what the locals call June Gloom (when the marine layer takes too long to burn off resulting in less sunshine). Well, it may be June, but there’s certainly nothing gloomy in this edition of Under the Tents. We’re basking in the sunshine of SDCC news from Red 5 Comics, artists Todd Nauck and Ben Seto, and lots of great International Film Festival screenings (TR(ol)L looks really good).

Here’s a look at what you might have missed:

  • The best thing about a collaboration is that it takes the best of everything from a deep pool of talent. Nerds That Collect (isn’t that all of us?) are launching their first-ever collab with hip-hop artist Javan Jordan to introduce the first in their Hail Crow line, a glow-in-the-dark enamel pin homage to Super Mario Bros. Look for the second pin in this series to debut at San Diego Comic-Con in July of this year.

  • Comic artist Sweeney Boo, whose credits include BOOM! Studios, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW, Marvel, Image Comics, and DC Comics, recently announced to her Twitter followers she’ll be at SDCC for the first time this year. With such an extensive resume, we’re not sure where to find her yet, but rest assured she’ll be somewhere on the Exhibit Hall floor.

  • Emmy-winning producer Ken Aguado is clearly excited to have his Rachel Talalay-directed film The Underground make its debut at SDCC this year. 

  • Bleeding Cool reported earlier this week that, during a presentation at MCM London Comic Con, 2000AD/Rebellion’s Steve Cook announced they’ll be bringing Sláine author/artist Simon Bisley with them to San Diego this July to launch their new Sláine slipcase collection.

  • Red 5 Comics is standing by to drop the SDCC-exclusive first issue of Alex DeLuca’s new graphic novel, ENIGMATOWN, at Booth #1808 on the Exhibit Hall floor like a proton torpedo into a two meter-wide shaft.

  • Eisner-nominated comics writer Jim Ousley will also be hanging out with Red 5 Comics at Booth #1808 during SDCC this year signing comics and promising shenanigans.

  • Filmmaker Esabella Karena is excited to be included in a panel during the San Diego International Film Festival at Comic-Con this year. She’ll be discussing her short film, MiNE, and sharing her experiences as a neuro-divergent filmmaker.

  • Do we need another hero? Kevin seems to think so in the British film Gamma Man which will be featured at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Film Festival. 

  • Artist Carol Tyler and filmmaker John Kinhart, who happen to be married, are clearly thrilled to see their film, Married to Comics, included in this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Film Festival.

  • Graphic novel author J. Gonzo has a gift for you at SDCC. If you can find him at Image Comics’ Booth #1915 with all four of his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dia de los Muertos covers, he has a set of 6″ x 9″ screen prints of them for you.

  • Remember that time the internet trolled Total Request Live with a New Kids on the Block video? Well, Yourgo Artsitas sure does, and he made a documentary about it, TR(ol)L, that will be screening at Comic-Con’s International Film Festival this year.

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  • Artist Ben Seto appears to be using art therapy to help cover up… er, treat his anxiety. Show him everything is OK by stopping by Black Sheep Comic’s Small Press Table #O-16 and buying one of his new Venom sketch covers (if you can beat Kerry to it).
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  • Collider’s Editor-in-Chief, Steven Weintraub, has been wowing attendees at the convention for the last several years with panels including the now-annual “Directors on Directing” Hall H panel. Weintraub confirmed he has two panels planned for 2024, and teased that one we can probably guess (which is surely the aforementioned Directors on Directing panel, though TBA on which directors might be in attendance), and one that’s brand new. We can’t wait to find out more. convention.

  • Well, well, well, what have we here? You’re jokin’ me, you gotta be, this can’t be Thunder Bay Press’ Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Crochet book and kit. You’ll be doing the Oogie Boogie on over to Booth #1117 to pick up this fun crafting kit.
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  • Screenwriter, producer, and comics writer Jeremy Adams is heading to San Diego Comic-Con, where you’ll find him representing DC “and others”. We’re excited to find out what that entails.

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 posts, you can find them HERE.

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