Under the Tents: Super7, Tim Matheson, Chris Maze, Nan Hockin, Oni Press

If we’re to believe the legendary Sir Elton John, Saturday night’s all right for fighting. We here at the SDCC Unofficial Blog don’t condone violence of any kind, so we recommend you catch up on Comic-Con news instead. This edition of Under the Tents should keep you occupied for a while with SDCC news from vendors Super7 and Gentle Giant Ltd, as well as a celebrity appearance from legendary actor Tim Matheson. We’ve also sprinkled in some truly adorable artwork to keep any violent tendencies to a minimum.

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

  • Disliz Watches is going rogue with their own booth at SDCC for the first time this year. Visit Booth #1233 on the Exhibit Hall floor to find their SDCC 2024 limited edition Timmy Turner #DislizWatch, inspired by the beloved character from the Fairly OddParents series. This unique watch is a collector’s dream with only 200 pieces available, each priced at $50.
  • Gen-Xers will finally be able to ask Nelvana Studios creator Michael Hirsh if he still has the Inspector Gadget theme is still stuck in his head, too. Hirsh is inviting everyone to meet him and several more animation luminaries (including frequent SDConCast guest Mark Evanier) at SDCC this year. (de-de-de-de-de In-spec-tor Gad-get…)
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  • Oi! Are you Comic-Con fit? Sign up to become a Super7 Con All Star to get the early 411 on all the Super7 SDCC 2024 exclusives.

  • While you’re at it, you can also sign up for Gentle Giant Ltd’s 2024-2025 Premier Guild Membership beginning July 1 to get early access to their SDCC 2024 exclusives (which are always top shelf).

  • He’s Tim Matheson and he’s d*mn glad to meet you. If you know where that comes from, it’s time to take your back pills before you meet Animal House star and voice of Johnny Quest Tim Matheson at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 27. Just don’t tell him he’s still on double-secret probation at Faber College.

  • I hope you brushed your teeth today, because Nan Hockin’s mini Totoro pieces she’s bringing with her to Small Press Table #F-11 at SDCC this year are extremely sweet.
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  • Have you seen an Imperial Snow Trooper in an arcade? Apparently, you will if you swing by illustrator Ryan Dunlavey Artists’ Alley Table #CC-14 during SDCC.

  • Swing by Booth #2203 during SDCC this year and say hello to Eisner-nominated cartoonist Nicole Goux and author David Baker.

  • Each year, Publishers Weekly releases unique highlights letting their readers know what to expect from some of the biggest comics publishers at San Diego Comic-Con. This year, as reported by Heidi MacDonald, Oni Press will be on hand to celebrate Scott Pilgrim‘s 20th anniversary with early release box sets and merch. You’ll also find Drawn & Quarterly, who will debuting Eric Nakamura’s Giant Robot: Thirty Years of Defining Asian-American Pop Culture. For the first time, Random House Children’s Books will have a special Kids and Family Zone in their booth. And new publishers Magma Comics, who hit up WonderCon for their first ever convention, will also be heading to San Diego Comic-Con.  MacDonald also reported that “international outlets, such as U.K.-based Titan Comics, have returned. Also, Titan Comics plans to host special guest and 2024 Eisner Award nominee Zoe Thorogood at a signing at its booth, among other panels and appearances.”

  • Image Comics creator Whilce Portacio is very pleased with the way things are progressing for his third sketchbook he’ll have with him at Booth #4207 during SDCC.
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  • Underdog Comic Shop announced they’ve opened pre-orders for their SDCC 2024 exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Vol 6 with variant covers by Ivan Tao and Freddie Williams II.
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  • As TV dads go, he’s a little unorthodox, but you can’t argue with his caregiving (and bounty hunting) skills. Artist Chris Maze will debut this adorable “Mando and Son” framed mixed media piece at Booth #2103 during SDCC this year.
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  • Animator Matthew Inman, better known as The Oatmeal, is making “further progress” on his SDCC booth, which he confirmed will be at Petco Park’s Interactive Zone, so anyone can visit him and find out just what the finished product will be.

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