The San Diego Comic-Con Art Show is having a big change this year. This art show, not just limited to Comic-Con badge holders, but the full public this year has many works from amateur and professional artists. On display is also the comics, books, and graphic novels for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and an exhibit dedicated to members of the Wil Eisner Hall of Fame.
For people who may have seen it in past years, it’s usually in the Sails Pavilion, a place people meet celebrities with booths, to have their art reviewed by pros, and also a place people run through to get to the other set of panel halls. The stone exteriors are also popular for cosplay shoots so if you’ve been to San Diego before you’ll probably been in or passed through the Sails.
This year the art show is at the Manchester Grand Hyatt joining the various programming and off-site events happening there. (We’ll be working to get a comprehensive list of all the programming and the Hyatt usually hosts the Blood Drive, the Her Universe Fashion Show, and Programming Premiums.)
The majority of the pieces are available for purchase via silent of voice auction and some pieces can be bought immediately. All the information for buying or bidding is available at the administration table inside the Art Show.
It’s definitely something to see. There are drawings, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, and even more unusual pieces, and from here you can take something unique home.
There will be more information on the Comic-Con website soon about the art show.