IDW Brings Fans a Comic-Con@Home Experience Unlike Any Other, Beginning Today!

IDW Brings Fans a Comic-Con@Home Experience Unlike Any Other, Beginning Today!

Shark Lab Tours, Culinary Delights, Artwork Jams… IDW’s Got Wildly Inventive Panels, Red-Hot Exclusives, and Special Sale Items Available Throughout the Weekend!


SAN DIEGO, CA (July 23, 2021) – Kick off this weekend’s Comic-Con@Home with a blast, courtesy of IDW! Whether it’s toothy close encounters in a shark laboratory with the creator of Surfside Girls, or a kitchen comic cook-off with the creators of Onion Skin and The Delicacy, IDW proves that virtual programming for comic conventions can be so much more than just talking heads!

Not only will IDW engage fans with three innovative creator panels (“Comics Kitchen”, “The Art of IDW”, and “Dive Into an Ocean of Science”), we’ve got lots of awesome convention items for fans to purchase, including 10 brand-new convention exclusive comic variants and special sales including Marvel-themed Artist’s Editions and hard-to-find exclusives from conventions past!

Many of Summer 2021’s hottest comic books — including Bermuda, Canto, G.I. Joe, Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe, My Little Pony, Sonic The Hedgehog, Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — receive the Convention Exclusive treatment with variant covers, available at IDW’s dedicated Comic-Con@Home Exclusives web page ( from now until Sunday at 11:59pm PT.

Full details for all of IDW’s panels and exclusive products for Comic-Con@Home are available below!



Comic-Con International has created dedicated web pages (see links below) for each panel, where fans can sign up for automatic notification for when the panels will go live online! And don’t worry if you miss the panel when it first launches — the best thing about Comic-Con@Home is that you can watch any and all programming at your leisure from the comfort of your own home, anytime you want!

Comics Kitchen: Incredible Food-Themed Graphic Novels from Top Shelf

Reading comics can really make you hungry . . . especially if it’s the gorgeous full-color artwork and juicy storytelling of Edgar Camacho (Onion Skin) and James Albon (The Delicacy)! Visit these international talents in their very own homes and learn how they started from basic story ingredients from their native lands of Mexico and Scotland and cooked them up into sizzling graphic novel adventures—full of romance, murder, food fights, and magic mushrooms! Hosted by @ThatHangryGurl Nikki Hendry, this nourishing conversation will also invite viewers to follow along at home and whip up a tasty treat! A free PDF download of this exclusive recipe inspired by the graphic novels is available, as well as previews of each book!

Moderator: Nikki Hendry, Los Angeles-based foodie, content creator and recipe developer


• Edgar Camacho (writer/artist of Onion Skin)

• James Albon (writer/artist of The Delicacy)

Panel Goes Live: Friday, July 23, at 2:00pm (Pacific)
Sign up for the panel here!

The Art of IDW

Watch as fan-favorite IDW artists collaborate on a unique, one-of-a-kind, SDCC 2021 exclusive piece of art right in front of your eyes! IDW’s hosts, writer Sam Maggs and director of talent relations Joe Hughes, interview six artists while they create a unique piece of art. Join our incredible artists Bracardi Curry (Sonic the Hedgehog), Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony), Jodi Nishijima (TMNT), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Alan Robert (Beauty of Horror), and Drew Zucker (Canto) to see art in action!

Moderators: Sam Maggs (writer, Marvel Action: Captain Marvel), Joe Hughes (IDW Director of Talent Relations)


• Bracardi Curry (artist of Sonic the Hedgehog)

• Brenda Hickey (artist of My Little Pony)

• Jodi Nishijima (artist of TMNT)

• Livio Ramondelli (artist of Transformers)

• Alan Robert (artist of Beauty of Horror)

• Drew Zucker (artist of Canto)

Panel Goes Live: Saturday, July 24, at 10:00am (Pacific)
Sign up for the panel here!

Dive into an Ocean of Science with Surfside Girls!

Kids, families, and water-lovers of all ages: join Kim Dwinell (creator of Surfside Girls) and the CSULB Shark Lab’s Dr. Christopher Lowe for a light and lively walk on the beach and visit to the Shark Lab, as they discuss tide pools, awesome animals, wave physics, surfing tips, caring for the ocean, and much more—all explored within Kim’s new middle-grade graphic novel, The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean! Whether you live on a mountain or a plain, in a big city or right on the beach . . . see how much fun it can be to discover the natural world all around you!

Moderator: Dr. Christopher Lowe, professor in marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at CSULB


• Kim Dwinell (writer/artist of Surfside Girls and The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean)

Panel Goes Live: Sunday, July 25, at 12:00pm (Pacific)
Sign up for the panel here!



Don’t forget — in addition to these exciting new con variants, IDW is making a huge selection of convention exclusives from past conventions, plus a wide selection of sale-priced Marvel Artist’s Editions, available to make the fan experience of Comic-Con@Home that much more exciting!

IDW is offering free domestic shipment on all orders of $65 or more. Visit for all the details and to place your order!


Bermuda #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
John Layman (writer), Nick Bradshaw (artist), Dan Panosian (cover)

Canto III: Lionhearted #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
David M. Booher (writer), Drew Zucker (artist), Drew Zucker & Vittorio Astone (cover)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #284 – Convention Exclusive Variant Cover A (“CID” Team)
Larry Hama (writer), Andrew Griffith (artist), Dave Johnson (cover)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #284 – Convention Exclusive Variant Cover B (“COVERT” Team)
Larry Hama (writer), Andrew Griffith (artist), Roi Mercado & William Soares (cover)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #284 – Convention Exclusive Variant Bundle (Covers A & B)
Larry Hama (writer), Andrew Griffith (artist), Dave Johnson, Roi Mercado & William Soares (covers)

Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Joe Hill (writer), Gabriel Rodriguez (artist), Michael Allred (cover)

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #100 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Jeremy Whitley (writer), Andy Price & Brenda Hickey (artist), Evan Stanley (cover)

Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special – Convention Exclusive Variant
Gale Galligan, McElroy Brothers & Ian Flynn (writers), Mauro Fonseca, Reggie Graham, Aaron Hammerstrom & Thomas Rothlisberger (artists), Mark Hughes (cover)

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #6 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Daniel Jose Older (writer), Harvey Talibao (artist), Nick Brokenshire (cover)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2021 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Tom Waltz (writer), Casey Maloney (artist), Zach Howard & Nelson Daniel (cover)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #3 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird & Tom Waltz (writers), Ben Bishop, Esau Escorza & Isaac Escorza (artists), Ben Bishop & Luis Antonio Delgado (cover)