You recognize it’s San Diego Comedian-Con information season once we begin speaking about one in every of our favourite artists, Patrick Ballesteros.
Ballesteros takes your favourite popular culture characters and fills them with childhood surprise — actually, by creating kid-ified variations of them in his signature fashion. His standard strains of prints embrace his “25 Cent Wonders”, which function make-believe variations of the childhood “rides” you used to search out outdoors outlets populated by all of your favourite characters, and “Can You Hear Me Now?”, the place any mixture of characters are only a tin can name away from speaking.
This yr for San Diego Comedian-Con, he’s been busy working up new exclusives, debuts, and extra. Excited by a fee? His fee spots will open at 10AM PT on Monday, April 25. He’ll be opening up round 25 spots, so be sure you e-mail [email protected] with the topic line SDCC 2022 Commissions for those who’re .
Let’s check out this yr’s choices at Artists Alley #DD-08:
[UPDATE July 1]
This subsequent debut from Patrick Ballesteros would possibly simply offer you a herogasm. This 6″x8″ print is a “tremendous” addition to his line of 25 Cent Wonders, that includes your favourite popular culture characters atop a “trip”. Butcher and the gang are all right here on this print, titled “Oh No No No No No“, which can be an open version, debuting at San Diego Comedian-Con for $12.
[UPDATE June 27]
The Multiverse is usually a mad place — and just a little disorienting. However this new 11″x11″ print from Patrick Ballesteros is something however.
The open version print will be hung in 4 alternative ways, to present every multiverse its due. “Witch Approach Is It?” can be making its debut at SDCC, and obtainable for $30.
[UPDATE June 23]
You may roll along with your “homies” in Ballesteros’ newest print, making its debut at San Diego Comedian-Con subsequent month. They are saying to by no means meet your heroes, and that’s doubly true with Homelander and the remainder of the supes on this new 6″x8″ print, titled “Homies?”
Like the opposite The Boys print, it is going to be $12, and an open version — however making its first look on the con. You’ll have the ability to decide it up on daily basis of the conference, so be sure you cease by Sales space #DD-08 in Artists Alley.
[UPDATE June 20]
The Boys are again on the town on this new print from Ballesteros, which can be making its debut on the conference subsequent month. The 6″x8″ 25 Cent Wonders options Butcher, Hughie, and the remainder of the gang as they tackle Soldier Boy. “The New Boys & Ladies Membership” can be obtainable at Ballesteros’ sales space in Artists Alley, #DD-08.
[UPDATE June 17]
Ballesteros has one other tribute to the perfect movie of the yr (and for those who haven’t seen it, run — don’t stroll). This 10″x10″ print includes a multiverse of greater than insanity — it’s a multiverse of all the things, in every single place.
And you may resolve which multiverse is your favourite, as you’ll be able to spin the print in any course and it nonetheless works.
The piece, “You’re My Every part“, can be obtainable for $25 on the present, and is printed on pearl linen.
[UPDATE June 14]
You don’t must be a furry ticking time bomb — as a result of you’ll be able to rating this Ballesteros 25 Cent Wonders “No Flip On Pink” San Diego Comedian-Con unique print.
The 6″x8″ piece options Mai and her family and friends in all their glory, and is proscribed to simply 100 items on the con. Every comes signed and numbered by the artist, and you’ll decide it up for $16.
[UPDATE June 10]
Get your #WeAreRichmond hashtags prepared and prepare to consider — that you will rating these Ballesteros pin units. The primary, “Wonderboy & Coach Evil“, offers with the duality of man (or at the least of Nate), and options two 1.5” magnetic pins on gold plated arduous enamel. As a result of they’re magnetic, you’ll be able to swap out the face, to decide on your allegiance.
You’ll have the ability to seize the set for $15 on the con.
Then it’s “Boss Beez“, all concerning the hardest-working BFFs in Richmond. The 1.5” tall pin can be on gold plated arduous enamel, and can be obtainable for $12.
[UPDATE June 7]
Oh, a pirate’s life, sounds excellent, sounds fairly proper… Put together to set a course for Ballesteros’ sales space to choose up this 10″x10″ open version print debuting at San Diego Comedian-Con, devoted to gents pirates, Krakens, Swedes who sing, and all the things in between. The entire pirate crew is right here, together with a number of fearsome foes. We love the main points on this piece, from the best way Stede and Ed are nonetheless toasting one another with tea, to Roach’s patented orange-glazed cake.
The print, titled “What’s Kraken?“, can be obtainable for $20.
[UPDATE June 5]
Ballesteros’ subsequent piece debuting on the con is all about pirates who speak it by means of as a crew. So wave your pleasure flag excessive, and set sail for Blackbeard’s Bar & Grill (& Different Delicacies & Delights & Fishing Tools). This piece can be obtainable as a sticker — and if we’re very fortunate, perhaps extra — on the con.
[UPDATE June 3]
They are saying you’ll be able to’t go “dwelling” once more — however we really feel like we’re proper again in it with the ultimate reveal of Ballesteros’ “No Place Like House” triptych.
The ultimate 6″x8″ print is titled “Unusual Instances“, and options everybody’s favourite Grasp of the Mystic Arts and a sure webhead.
It combines with the opposite two prints within the collection — “Take Two” and “MayDay” — to kind a triptych that includes all of your favourite characters and moments from the movie. This open version set will debut at San Diego Comedian-Con, the place you may get every print for $12, or make the most of a con particular and get the total set of three for $30.
[UPDATE May 31]
Many people have been going by means of one thing of a “moon section” of late — and for those who additionally really feel a complete eclipse of the center when you consider these characters, you’re going to need to seize Ballesteros’ newest San Diego Comedian-Con unique.
Attendees can decide up this enjoyable 8″x8″ mash-up, titled “Moon Lighting“, on the conference for $20. It’s printed on nice artwork pearl linen, and restricted to simply 150 items.
We love the swirling cosmic colours of the evening sky — and that it’s a little bit of a departure from Ballesteros’ regular prints, whereas nonetheless sustaining his signature kid-ified characters.
[UPDATE May 27]
Are you hooked on Boba? If that’s the case, there’s no have to put out a bounty — as a result of Ballesteros has your repair proper right here. “The Boba Store” is coming to San Diego Comedian-Con as an 11″x14″ print for $25, an open version making its debut on the con, which can be obtainable all days.
The one query then is, which taste is your favourite?
[UPDATE May 20]
Don’t despair into an Every part Bagel — as a result of you’ll be able to expertise all the things, in every single place with Ballesteros’ newest print making its debut on the conference.
This 6″x14″ print, titled “Laundering the Multiverse“, is a tribute to the perfect movie of the yr (in our humble opinions). It options extra dimensions than you’ll be able to shake a Raccacoonie at, and discovering all of the hidden particulars inside certain feels like much more enjoyable than a visit to the IRS.
The print, which is on Advantageous Artwork Pearl Linen, is proscribed to simply 150 items, and can be obtainable at SDCC for $30.
[UPDATE May 16]
The second a part of Ballesteros’ new Spidey triptych celebrates all issues “two” — second possibilities. Second iterations. Second elements on this print collection.
The brand new piece, known as “Take Two“, is a 6″x8” print that can be making its debut on the con.
[UPDATE May 6]
For many people, John Williams scored our childhoods (and most of our grownup lives). His music has stolen the present in most of the most iconic franchises of the previous a long time, together with Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, House Alone, and Harry Potter — in addition to Jaws, Superman, E.T. the Further-Terrestrial, Shut Encounters of the Third Form, and numerous others.
Ballesteros’ newest print, “Mr Williams’ Opus“, pays tribute to each the person and his musical legacy. This 11″x14” print can be making its debut at Comedian-Con this summer season for $30, in an version measurement nonetheless TBA. Every print will come signed by the artist.
[UPDATE April 22]
Up first is the start of a brand new three-part unique, that includes some webheads’ worst nightmares. The piece, titled “Mayday“, is a 6″x8” print. Version measurement and value are nonetheless TBA, however we’ll have extra for you quickly.