Kid Heroes & ‘Lumpia’ Return to San Diego Comic-Con 2024 with Exclusives, More [UPDATE July 22]

Kid Heroes Productions, the team behind Lumpia with a Vengeance, is back at San Diego Comic-Con to serve up a delectable blend of action and nostalgia. You can also find them at their panel for their Deep Fried Universe in Room 6BCF on Friday, July 26 from 7pm-8pm, with an autograph session the following day on Saturday, July 27 from 12:3pm-1:30pm in Sails.

Kid Heroes Productions will also once again be serving up after-hours entertainment, with three straight nights of delicious pop-ups, exclusives, and mixers at the Gaslamp Lumpia Factory (423 F. St). They’ll be taking over the space nightly from Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27, and admission for all events are free.

[UPDATE July 22]

In addition to their exclusives, here’s a look at their signing schedule:


  • 6pm – 9pm: Gerald Pilare (Artist)


  • 9am – 12pm: Lawrence & Diego Iriarte (Artist)
  • 12pm – 1pm: Cessar Cueva (Artist)
  • 2pm – 4pm: Brian “beee” Bello (Artist)
  • 4pm – 7pm: Gerald Pilare (Artist)


  • 9am – 12pm – Lawrence & Diego Iriarte (Artist)
  • 12pm – 1pm: Leroid David (Artist)
  • 1pm – 3pm: Brian “beee” Bello (Artist)
  • 3pm – 4pm: Stephen Segovia & Elmer Santos (Artist)


  • 9am – 12pm: Lawrence & Diego Iriarte (Artist)
  • 12pm – 1pm: Ebony Soy (Artist)
  • 1pm – 2pm: Figure X (Toy Designer/Artist)
  • 2pm – 3pm: Bobby Rubio (Artist)
  • 3pm – 4pm: Rebecca Delos Santos (Artist)


  • 9am – 12pm: Lawrence & Diego Iriarte (Artist)
  • 12pm – 1pm: Cesar Cueva (Artist)
  • 1pm – 2pm: Figure X (Toy Designer/Artist)
  • 2pm – 3pm: Ebony Soy (Artist)
  • 3pm – 4pm: Brian “beee” Bello (Artist)
  • 4pm – 5pm: Patricio Ginelsa (Writer/Director)

[UPDATE July 15]

We’ve got your first look at this year’s Kid Heroes Productions San Diego Comic-Con exclusive comic books, which span the Deep Fried Universe of the Lumpia-verse, their new The Ones and Twos comic series, and more. Metal editions of all three exclusive issues will also be available at the booth, limited to 10 each for $75.

SDCC Exclusive DJ Kuttin Kandi Variant
Cover Art by Whilce Portacio & Diego Iriarte
Limited Edition of 75 – $20
This is a special “bootleg edition” with an early preview in black and white.

SDCC Exclusive Flip Book Edition
Cover Art by Arielle Jovellanos
Limited Edition of 40 – $20

SDCC Exclusive Eraserheads Variant
Cover Art by Gerald Pilare
Limited Edition of 100 – $25

[UPDATE July 13]

Join Kid Heroes Productions on Friday, July 26 for their “Tales of Deejays and Eraserheads in the Lumpia Deep-Fried Universe” panel from 7pm-8pm in Room 6BCF. The creative team behind the fan-favorite Lumpia film and comic series will delve into their latest projects, including their upcoming comic The Ones and Twos. The new series highlights the vibrant mobile DJ scene of the 1990’s within Filipino American communities. For fans of the Lumpia-verse, they’ll discuss the current issue of The Legendary Lumpia Squad, which includes the most influential and successful Filipino band in Philippine music history: the legendary Eraserheads. You’ll find the band premiering the trailer of the feature “Combo on the Run”, as well as panelists Patricio Ginelsa (writer/director), Whilce Portacio (artist), DJ Kuttin Kandi (5th Platoon), Edward Baon (co-creator), the Eraserheads, and moderator Winston Emano (mano Y mano Media).

Then the following day, catch Ginelsa, Portacio, Baon, Ely Buendia (The Erasheaders), DJ Kuttin Kandi, Gerald Pilare, Brian Bello, and Cesar Cueva signing in the Sails pavilion from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Note that Whilce Portacio will only be signing Lumpia comic books and collectibles.

Speaking of collectibles, you can also pick up a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive comic for The Legendary Lumpia Squad #3, with an Eraserheads variant cover by Gerald Pilare. There are two editions: a regular LE 100 for $25, and a metal edition LE 10 for $75.

And be sure to join Kid Heroes Productions for their second evening event at the Gaslamp Lumpia Factory, on Friday, July 26 from 9pm-11pm. Ely Buendia of the Eraserheads will be on hand to sign limited editions of Legendary Lumpia Squad #3, along with artists Cesar Cueva, Gerald Pilare, and Beee, while supplies last.


[UPDATE July 12]

The first evening’s event at the Gaslamp Lumpia Factory will be on Thursday, for “San Diego Kollective presents Sketch & Scratch”, an evening of live sketching and DJ spinning. From 6pm to midnight, you can head over to the Gaslamp Lumpia Factory to celebrate the release of Kid Heroes Productions’ new comic, The Ones and Twos. The evening will be hosted by Bayani, creator of The Realest Bayani, and performing his Bayani Komixtape Live drawing by artists Don Aguillo (SpawnRise), Beee (Legendary Lumpia Squad), Lawrence Iriarte (Lumpia with a Vengeance), Diego Iriarte (Jemini), and Gerald Pilare (Legendary Lumpia Squad). Music will be performed by DJ Styliztik and DJ KevMighty, and you can enjoy a Comic-Con themed menu, pick up The Realest Bayani graphic novel, and enjoy delicious lumpia.

[UPDATE July 11]

Celebrate the world of Lumpia with a Vengeance with their first San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, a Lumpia with a Vengeance Kuya with Hooded Barong Figure. The 4″ figure, designed by FIGURE X, comes packaged on cardstock. There are two versions — a regular LE 40 available for $40, or a black and white variant LE 10 for $75.

[UPDATE July 8]

Get hungry for more Lumpia and Kid Heroes Productions debuts, starting with their Legendary Lumpia Squad x Bayani Art Snapback Cap. The cap is limited to just 50 pieces and features art by Stephen Segovia and Elmer Santos, and was produced by Street Style Originals. Pick it up for $40.

Head to Small Press #M-06 to grab your copy of Lumpia: Pan De Crisis trade paperback, the latest installment in the “Deep Fried Universe”. This 200-page, full-color volume collects six issues, including preludes like JEMINI #1 and THE LEGENDARY LUMPIA SQUAD #1, along with the main saga spanning LUMPIA ORIGINS #1 through GIANT-SIZE LUMPIA #1. Wrapped in a first-edition cover by Benjamin DeGuzman, it’s available for $40.

[UPDATE June 5]

Following the success of the premiere of their film at San Diego Comic-Con, they have gone on to create a Lumpia Deep Fried Universe comic book series, to expand the world of the films.

They are currently holding a Kickstarter for their first non-Lumpia comic book though, titled The Ones and Twos. The comic is set in the 90’s, where you’ll follow a group of teenagers who team up to form their own mobile DJ group – The Xtremes, navigating the beat drops and remixing their way through high school life.

The comic reached its funding today, but there are still five more days to reach their stretch goal. As a thank you, Kid Heroes Productions revealed that they will be debuting the first issue of The Ones and Twos at San Diego Comic-Con, alongside new Lumpia Deep Fried Universe books.

Stay tuned for more details, and you can back the Kickstarter now.

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