Long Beach Comicon Sept 27 & 28

September 18th, 2014

I will be at the Long Beach Comic Con this September 27 & 28 at Artist Alley table #1401.

Here are some new Metal Trading Cards and Magnets I’ll have at my table, along with Joel Gomez at table #1400.

Stop by to check them out!

Sotelo Metal_8 Sotelo Metal_7 Sotelo Metal_6 Sotelo Metal_5 Sotelo Metal_4 Sotelo Metal_3 Sotelo Metal_2 Sotelo Metal_1


Metal Trading Cards and Magnets

April 16th, 2014

WonderCon Anaheim is this weekend!

I will have these shiny metal cards available as Trading Cards or as Magnets!
I’ll be in Artist Alley at table AA-134 April 18~20

*Bat Country*

*Dead Three – alternate*

(From left to right) *Dead Peri* *Dead Manny* *Dead Grump*

*Umbrella Periwinkle*

*Star Shirt Periwinkle*

*Periwinkle of Hearts*

*Grump Zoom*

*Grump Winner*

*Grump Waiting*

*Grump Ram*

*Grump Soaker*

*Periwinkle Flop* – This one’s smaller than trading card size. She’s 2.5 inch x 2.5 inch

Hope to see you at WonderCon!

Visit Grump’s Kickstarter & Visit Me at Phat Collectibles

July 31st, 2013

Grump’s Kickstarter is at the half way point!

Just two short weeks to go before Grump becomes a real boy.

It only takes a pledge of a few dollars to grab yourself some limited Metal Trading Cards. One $20 bill buys EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter prints by Joe Benitez, Keu Cha, Peter Steigerwald, KIZER & me! This Kickstarter will be the only place to purchase these mini-prints. Here are a couple…


I will be signing at Anaheim’s Phat Collectibles Mega Store this Saturday, August 3rd – 2PM.

I will have some alternate Metal Trading Cards for sale. All proceeds from the card sales go right into Grump’s Kickstarter!


San Diego Comic Con 2013

July 5th, 2013


Guess who’s getting Kickstarted! Grump!

After years of waiting patiently, Grump is getting out of the house and stepping into the world.

Grump’s Kickstarter will go live at SDCC July 17th. Come by Artist Alley #cc-19 for some free iron-on patches in celebration of Grump’s emancipation!

Visit bethsotelo.com/grump/ for upcoming Kickstarter updates.

See you soon!

I Broke My 2D

April 6th, 2013

I touched 2D’s head and it came off in my hand! I didn’t panic. I asked the interwebs and they guided us through it.

This isn’t a tutorial about how to fix a vinyl toy. Just documenting how I fixed my beloved 2D.




I had to buy a whole bag of wooden dowels. Now I can fix his head 26 more times.

I whittled the dowel so it would fit into his neck hole without shoving it in.



2D takes a closer look before I mix the glue. I used gloves but didn’t spill a drop of glue. I respected the 5 Minute Epoxy and it treated me right.



The above picture was taken after the glue set. I mixed it in the included mixing pan with the included spatula, then dipped the head end of the dowel in a nice, neat dollop of glue. No pictures ’cause I was super nervous and I only had 5 minutes, and used about 1 of them for mixing.




Held the dowel in place for about 9 minutes (whew) for the glue to set. I left it alone for an hour for the glue to cure before I connected his head to the body.

I didn’t glue the wood to the body. It sits in the neck there pretty well. I can still turn 2D’s head but I probably won’t be fussing with it too much just to be safe.

Almost perfect fit!

Tiny gap under the back of one side of his head.


Relieved to report that 2D is back to his fit self!

He’s the boss of my top shelf again.


Thank you Thia, Jeff and Mathias for your helpful advice. Also, thanks jewelry Youtube lady for showing me how NOT to open my glue.


Long Beach Comic & Horror Con Nov. 3 & 4

October 31st, 2012

The Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is this weekend! I know I’ll be ready to see some scary folk this November 3rd & 4th!

Joel Gomez and I will be co-bosses of the #2106 / #2105 corner in Artist Alley. Come by and see some Grumps and check out the exclusive Long Beach Comic & Horror Con print!

Las Vegas Comic Expo Sept 29/30

September 27th, 2012

I am very much looking forward to this weekend’s Las Vegas Comic Expo!

I will be in Artist Alley table T80 beside Joel Gomez T79. If you’re going to be there, come on by!

San Diego Comic-Con 2012

July 2nd, 2012

If Travis Charest would have turned to his left and told me that in 13 years I would have my own San Diego Comic-Con Artist Alley table I wouldn’t have believed him…


I will be enjoying a spot in Artist Alley #CC-19 along side Joel Gomez (CC-21) and JJ Kirby (CC-20) this July 12~15 . I couldn’t be more excited! I can’t wait to see every one this year. Please stop by and say hello!

Mini Print available at the Long Beach Comicon

October 27th, 2011

I’ll have a few of these mini prints at the Long Beach Comic Con this weekend (Oct 20/30th).

Artist Alley table No. 2006


Long Beach Comicon!

October 18th, 2011

First, a lovely photo of Periwinkle in her Día de los Muertos costume.

For Halloween I’ll be at the Long Beach Comic-Con ! It’s just around the corner!!

I’ll be in Artist Alley table #2006 (beside Joel Gomez at #2005)

Looking forward to seeing old friends and hopefully meet some new folks at my table as well!