Under the tents 2022: Tamagotchi, Chris Uminga, Billy Martin, International Film Festival


Sleep is for after con, so we’re bringing you even more San Diego Comic-Con news tonight in a PM edition of Under the tents. We have updates for you on artists like Chris Uminga, Billy Martin, Patrick Ballesteros and Val Hochberg; an international film festival; and where you can find bullshit Tamagotchi products. Yes really!

Let’s take a look at the news you might have missed:

  • Hold on to your butt, Jeff Pina got a sweet tribute to everyone’s favorite summer movie, jurassic park. This print will be at Jeff’s Small Press booth, Q-06.
  • Here is a reptile of another kind! This time it’s Chris Uminga with a Godzilla work in progress which awaits color ahead of its SDCC debut.
  • Netflix and chill or Netflix and kill? Season 4 of stranger things may be over, but our obsession certainly isn’t. Patrick Ballesteros knows what we are talking about. Here is a teaser of him ST 4 work in progress.
  • Creator and actor (and spitting image of Zatanna) Tiffany Smith attends Comic-Con and promises that more information about his panels and signings will be available soon. ynaffiT, up yrruH!
  • Calling all Tamagotchi fans! Go back to 1996, because you can get Tamagotchi devices and merchandise exclusive to Comic-Con. You can find them on the Bandai stand.
  • Who says San Diego Comic-Con isn’t about comic books? Not Omar Mora, creator of Ancient Explorers: The Lost City of Peru, his second graphic novel. You will be able to discover this book on the stand of the small press of Moras Productions, M-05.
  • Even with the severe harvesting work, we can say this little teasing by artist Billy Martin is going to be the boss. When will we see the rest? The magic word is….*soon*
  • Greg Hops joins some of the industry’s top concept artists for the Television and Film Concept Artist panel and autograph session. We should have all the details in the next few days. Greg will feature exclusive concept art from The boys.
  • In the realm of “bad ideas”, this one might rank among “terrible ideas”…..at least, if you are the creator Matt Kindt. Comic book publisher Bad Idea is releasing a brand new comic, Hero Swap: Sacred Heart, But there is a catch. You need to get it directly from Kindt, using a not-so-secret phrase. Poor Kindt is in a world of suffering. Find the phrase to score the comic here.
  • Want a meeting? If you are a fan of the team Reforged Heroes you’re lucky! They have a date in preparation for San Diego Comic-Con.
  • She is “the strongest woman in the world” and Val Hochberg did street fighter‘s Chun Li super sassy and sweet too, in this original heading to San Diego Comic-Con.
  • CCI has announced the days, times and all other details for the International Film Festival, which will take place next to the convention center at the Marriott Marquis and Marina in Grand Ballroom 6.
  • And finally today, Av from Average Nerd Podcast and Beehive Midtown in Sacramento found a golden treasure…Glow Honey Bear Enamel Pins, a collaboration with Priscilla Wilson. Find Av and ask nicely for one.

Something we missed? Let us know in the comments, write or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

If you missed our previous Under the Tents 2022 articles, you can find them HERE.


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