Mad Cave Studios Goes To San Diego Comic-Con 2023!

The height of the summer is officially here, and we’re packing our bags and headed to sunny San Diego for our favorite summer tradition: San Diego Comic-Con!

We’re looking forward to our biggest year at San Diego Comic-Con yet, with a week filled with signings by your favorite indie comic creators, brand-new convention exclusive variants, meet and greets, partnership announcements, giveaways, and so much more!

For a full preview of the action, check out our lineup below!


This year, we’re pleased to announce a limited print run of six convention-exclusive variant covers! Click through the carousel below to get a sneak peek at what’s in store!


From daily giveaways to creator meet and greets, we’ve got a weekend full of action planned for San Diego Comic-Con 2023! Grab your calendar and check out our full schedule of events below!

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Nottingham Hardcover 1+2
Gatchaman™ Funko & Vehicle Model Kit
(Raffle winners announced at 6 PM)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AUTHOR SIGNING: Mark London (Hunt. Kill. Repeat. Convention Exclusive)
Booth 2806

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AUTHOR SIGNING + SERIES PREVIEW: Amit Tishler (Edenfrost)
Booth 2806

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM AUTHOR SIGNING + SERIES PREVIEW: David Pepose (The Devil That Wears My Face)
Booth 2806

6:00 PM PANEL: What’s New in Independent Comics (Featured Speaker: Chris Fernandez)
Convention Room 28DE

Friday, July 21, 2023

Giveaway: Papercutz Prize Tote
(Raffle winners announced at 6 PM)
2-Day Smurfs Giveaway

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM AUTHOR SIGNING: Jim Benton (Attack of the Stuff)
Booth 2806

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PANEL: Gabriel Valentin (Digital Lizards of Doom)
Fantastic Adventures, Exercising Imaginations
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CREATOR SIGNING: Gabriel Valentin (Digital Lizards of Doom)
San Diego Central Library

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PANEL: Art Baltazar (YAHGZ: The Craynobi Tales) Filling the Shelves
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CREATOR SIGNING: Art Baltazar (YAHGZ, Gilbert)
San Diego Central Library

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SIGNING: Gabe Valentin & Dan Brozo (Digital Lizards of Doom)
Booth 2806

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CREATOR SIGNING: Art Baltazar (YAHGZ, Gilbert)
Booth 2806

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Smurfs / Maverick

Giveaways: Maverick Year One Box Set
2-Day Smurfs Giveaway

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM AUTHOR SIGNING: Jennie Wood (Paper Planes)
Booth 2806

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PANEL: The Smurfs 65th Anniversary: Celebrating 65 Smurf-tacular Years!
Convention Room 29CD

1:30 PM -2:00 PM Brainy Smurf Meet & Greet!
Booth 2806

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM D.I.Y. Button Making
Booth 2806

Joining the action from home? Don’t forget to stay tuned to Mad Cave’s official social media accounts here for live updates on the action!

We’ll also be hosting a very special edition of our Whatnot stream on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023 at 6:00 PM /3:00 PM PST! Be sure to join for your chance at some super-limited edition goodness!

We look forward to making this an amazing San Diego Comic-Con together! We can’t wait to see you there!

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"The Tiger’s Tongue was engrained with passion, family intrigue and a sometimes-dark reality." -Martin Sexton
Publishers Weekly
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“Showdowns culminate in an emotional conclusion as hubris meets personal sacrifice. The twists will keep readers on their toes in what proves a captivating tale.” -Publisher’s Weekly
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“The story is vibrant and fresh, just what the comic book world needs... It’s smart, refreshing, and a great addition to the already great library Mad Cave has amassed.” -Nolan P. Smith


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