Under the Tents 2024: Spoke Art, Ken Penders, Her Universe, IDW Publishing

With just a little over six weeks (weeks???) until San Diego Comic-Con 2024, we’ve been learning a lot more about what to expect at this year’s con, and we’re happy to share all these wonderful details in this edition of Under the Tents. You just might find your favorite panel among the news below, discover a fandom you didn’t know you wanted to be a part of, or discover that new piece of art that needs to go on your wall. But first, let’s start with some #HotD.

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

  • Spoke Art Gallery is bringing some unique art to Booth #4900; needle-and-thread artist Rose Couch will be joining them at San Diego Comic-Con this year to conduct a meet-and-greet.

  • The power of Comic-Con compels you! IDW Publishing Executive Editor Cassandra Jones invites you to stop by Booth #2729 during the con to snag a preview of IDW’s new title, The Exorcism at 1600 Penn. I didn’t think that was happening until November.

  • Grab your preferred method of payment and stop by comics artist Ken Penders’ Artists’ Alley Table #II-24 for his gorgeous 11″x17″ Sonic: The Hedgehog print.

  • The Wildcats are coming to Comic-Con. Three University of Arizona film students have had their senior thesis films accepted into the SDCC International Film Festival this year. Congratulations, young filmmakers!


  • Do you feel that tingle? That’s author Chuck Tingle coming to San Diego for an SDCC panel. He doesn’t want to stop at just one, though; if you have room for him on your panel, he’d love to hear from you.

  • Viktor T. Kerny, author of the all-black, all LGBTQ+ sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel anthology series We Belong, is excited not only for his opus to be available at Comic-Con this year, they will also be holding a panel for the series.

  • Illustrator Cliff Cramp is heading back to his usual spot at Booth #1929A on the Exhibit Hall floor at SDCC this year.
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  • Self Esteem Productions has a lot of self esteem lately, and for good reason. Their own Joshua Sowden has his very own film, Our Man in L.A., premiering at the SDCC International Film Festival this year, followed by a panel with him and leading actor Guy Birtwhistle.
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  • Another talent looking for a panel is voice-over actor/media personality Markeia McCarty, whose Comic-Con schedule is feeling a little light.
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  • Anomaly Brand The Experience is tag-teaming with Genesis Femme Wrestling to bring their live podcast panel “The Influence of Anime and Gaming on Modern Culture” to SDCC this year.
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  • Author Sarah Beth Durst is touring to promote her new romantasy work, The Spellshop, and SDCC 2024 is on her list as a stop. She’s scheduled for a “panel and signing” on Thursday, July 25 at 10:30am PT. Of course, the panel location is still TBA.

  • Indie filmmaker Michael Varrati made it very clear that the Queer Horror panel will be back at SDCC this year.

  • If you’re heading to Fan Expo in Dallas, you’ll be lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Her Universe’s San Diego Comic-Con 2024 collection coming to San Diego this July.

  • He’s been stabbed, decapitated, drawn and quartered, impaled, bayonetted, shot, hanged, shot while being hanged, crushed by a satellite dish, impaled by an anchor, and mauled by a cow, among other creative ways of dying. Who is this poor soul? Head to Room 9 on Saturday, July 27 at 8pm PT to hear Hi Everybody – A Bad Medicine Podcast discuss this and more at their “The Many Deaths of Sean Bean” panel.

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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