Today, DSTLRY, the brand-new creator-owned comic book publisher started by David Steinberger and Chip Mosher, which launched in April 2023, revealed its plans for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) from Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 23. DSTLRY will host creator-led panels, feature exclusive merchandise, and host signings with some creators working on the publisher’s first eight series.

This is an opportunity to see what DSTLRY is all about, an exciting prospect since the publisher is less than a year old. Plus, DSTLRY will be celebrating its debut print release at SDCC, The Devil’s Cut, an 88-page one-shot featuring 11 cutting-edge, self-contained stories from James Tynion IVChristian WardElsa CharretierMirka AndolfoJock, Becky Cloonan, and many more. 

The oversized debut issue will be available in the following exclusive con variants:

Gold-foil variant of Jock’s Cover A ($50)

Gold-foil variant of Jock’s Cover A - $50

“The Bollocks” variant by acclaimed designer Emma Price ($30)

“The Bollocks” variant by acclaimed designer Emma Price - $30

DSTLRY will also offer an 18” x 24” screen print poster ($60) of Jock’s main The Devil’s Cut cover:

Screenprint The Devil’s Cut main cover poster by Jock ($60)

DSTLRY is also debuting collectible art toys at SDCC. Per the press release, “DSTLRY will debut its collectible art toy, Mominu, and offer a limited quantity for purchase ($100) at the booth. Designed by legendary artist and DSTLRY founding creator Junko Mizuno, the first take on the 5-inch collectible art toy is inspired by The Devil’s Cut and features a red panda holding the publisher’s iconic letter ‘D’ monogram. Future releases will see Mizuno and other DSTLRY artists designing additional Mominu colorways.” 

“DSTLRY will also offer a $200 premium bundle featuring both convention variants of The Devil’s Cut and an ultra-rare 1-in-5 Mominu ‘The Bollocks’ color variant.” 

Devil's Cut Devil's Cut

DSTLRY Signings and Panel Schedule

Select creators who contributed to The Devil’s Cut will be on hand to sign copies at the DSTLRY booth, including Mirka Andolfo, Marc Bernardin, Becky Cloonan, Jock, Jöelle Jones, Ariela Kristantina, Tula Lotay, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Ram V. See below for the signing schedules:

Wednesday, July 19th
Becky Cloonan, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Jock, 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Thursday, July 20th
Marc Bernardin, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Jock, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Ram V, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Mirka Andolfo, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Friday, July 21st
Becky Cloonan & Tula Lotay, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Joëlle Jones, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Scott Snyder & Jock, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Saturday, July 22nd
Joëlle Jones & Jock, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Marc Bernardin & Ariela Kristantina, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
James Tynion IV, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Tula Lotay, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Sunday, July 23rd
Joëlle Jones, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jock, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

The exclusive merchandise and signings will occur at the DSTLRY booth space (#2314).

The creators will also be featured on panels, giving an in-depth look at the upcoming publication and possibly hinting at future releases. Find the full DSTLRY panel schedule below:

The Great DSTLRY Live Draw with Tula Lotay, Jock, and Mirka Andolfo
Thursday, July 20 | 2:00–3:00 PM | Room 29AB

The greatest comic artists of the 21st Century collide in this once-in-a-life time event, as Tula Lotay (Barnstormers), Jock (Snow Angels), and Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika) draw in real-time while answering questions about their process and world-building. The quartet will also answer questions about their books for DSTLRY, a new creator-owned publisher devoted to releasing oversized, prestige comics, including The Devil’s Cut. (They may even draw characters from their upcoming projects and offer some exclusive giveaways…). Hosted by DSTLRY Founding Editor Will Dennis

DSTLRY Presents: The Scott Snyder and Jock Spotlight
Friday, July 21 | 2:30–3:30 PM | Room 24ABC

In the course of a decade, Scott Snyder and Jock have single-handedly resculpted comics’ greatest mythological foundations, beginning with their provocative, character-defining run on Detective Comics. The pair has since conjured some of the most horrifying and enchanting new worlds in sequential art through their collaboration on Wytches as well as their myriad other projects. Now, both pioneers enter a new era as Founding Creators at DSTLRY, a publisher ushering in the next era of creator-owned comics. Get an exclusive first look at both of their projects in this can’t-miss panel.

DSTLRY Presents: Drinking from The Devil’s Cut
Saturday, July 22 | 1:30–2:30 PM | Room 24ABC

The Devil’s Cut is your introduction to DSTLRY, a new publisher redefining creator-owned comics. In the aging process, the whiskey that evaporates is called the Angel’s Share. But the most potent spirits are captured in the wood—the Devil’s Cut. Available at the convention in two convention-exclusive covers, The Devil’s Cut overflows with unfiltered stories from the most fearless creators, offering a distinct taste of the quality to come. Join a murderer’s row of the book’s contributors, including Tula Lotay, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jock, Marc Bernardin, Joëlle Jones, Ariela Kristantina, Mirka Andolfo, Becky Cloonan, and Ram V alongside DSTLRY Founding Editor Will Dennis as they provide an exclusive preview of the first stories behind the creator-owned revolution.

Miss any of our earlier SDCC ’23 coverage? Find it all here!