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Okay, thank you. That’s enough. Hold it now. Hold it. Hold it, fellas. I’m afraid you’re just too darn loud. Next, please. Bring in the next group, please.

“Okay, thank you. That’s enough. Hold it now. Hold it. Hold it, fellas. I’m afraid you’re just too darn loud. Next, please. Bring in the next group, please.” – High-School Band Audition Judge

Available now, a limited run of hand cast Job Wars “Unemployed Trooper” figures. Cast in a pearl blue, this figure is limited to four pieces total. Get yours here today.

If I know Mary as well as I think I do, she’ll invite us right in for tea and strumpets.

If I know Mary as well as I think I do, she’ll invite us right in for tea and strumpets. – Lloyd Christmas

I’m on board as a sketch card artist for the latest offering from Upper Deck for the Avengers Assemble Trading Card release for the Avengers movie.  I had a blast with these, and I’ve created a few puzzle cards as well as a few stand alone cards.  I’m not going to show them all and ruin the surprise for everyone.  All of these are hand painted individually, all hand cut by hand by me.  No mechanical reproductions here.  Each is unique to itself.

So, here we are.  A couple of examples of what you can expect to find from me.

A couple of Iron Man 3 card puzzles with one stand alone one.

a couple of 2 card puzzles featuring Captain America, Iron Man, and a few single Captain Americas

A giant 4 card puzzle of Thor.

Avengers gotta get around right?  4 card puzzles of a Helicarrier and Quinjet.  On actual comic pages pulled and cut from vintage comics.


Product details:

Estimated Release Date: 3/27/12
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, seven cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Movie Buffs, Marvel Comic Fans, Entertainment Card Collectors, Movie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors

Avengers Assemble Box Break

  • One Sketch Card
  • 24 Inserts
  • 168 Total Cards

Avengers Assemble Product Highlights:

  • 180-card base set brings together previous Marvel films featuring the characters from The Avengers, including Thor, Incredible Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man. It will also include a preview of the new Avengers film.
  • Hobby boxes include one hand-drawn sketch card featuring characters from the Marvel Universe.
  • Every hobby pack includes one exclusive insert:
    • Classic Covers
    • Heroes and Villains
    • Concept Series
  • Autograph Cards and Costume Cards will also be included (names and characters to be named later).
  • Stickers (30 cards, 1:1) are a retail exclusive.

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”




My current project is the Avengers Assemble Movie Card set.  I’m on board for a few sketch cards that will be randomly inserted into individual packs of trading cards.  Here a few product details for this set.

Marvel Avengers Assemble Movie Cards
(SRP-$3.99 pack, $95.76 box)
12(2 inner cases) boxes per case /24 Packs per box /7 Cards per pack
Orders Due: 12-5-11 Release Date: 3-27-12

Key Selling Points: Every box delivers a hand drawn one of one sketch card, on average! Look for actor autographs and pieces of memorabilia that came directly from costumes shown in the movie! One Hobby Exclusive Insert in every pack, on average! The 180 card base set and insert sets highlight the critical moments from Iron Man 1 & 2, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America as well as detailing the Avengers storyline.

• Avengers Assemble chronicles all the movies and events that lead up to the Avengers movie and includes your first look at the Avengers movie itself.
o Get 7 cards in every pack that features images and scenes from the movie!
o Cast includes top actors like:
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
Chris Evans (Captain America)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)
Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)
Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye)
Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner)
And more!
• Look for actor autographs and pieces of memorabilia that came directly from costumes shown in the movie!

• Avengers Movie Memorabilia and Autograph Cards!
o Avengers Assemble Memorabilia Cards
o Autograph Cards
• Unique Marvel Sketch Cards!
o Artist Sketch Cards – inserted 1 per box, on average
• Insert Cards! (Hobby Exclusive)
o 36 Classic Covers inserted 1:2.5
o 60 Heroes and Villains inserted 1:2
o 9 Concept Series inserted 1:10
• Regular Cards
o 180 Regular Cards

24 packs of 7 cards per box

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. – A.Einstein


I’m honored to announce that I am officially on the upcoming Avengers Assemble Trading Card and Marvel Beginnings 2 sets as an official sketch card artist. I’ve got a couple of cool things planned for these sets and I’ve already begun work on them, however they all remain blank. Sometimes the prep work seems to take more time than the actual creation of the card itself. I do have plans on puzzles for this go around. So keep your eyes peeled for these trading card sets to be released later in 2012.

The Avengers Assemble Trading Card set is the official trading card for the upcoming Avengers movie.

The Marvel Beginnings 2 set is a follow up to the kick ass Marvel Beginnings set released last year.

I’ll update with more specifics about the products when I have them. Both sets are being issued by Upper Deck.

Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Pictures must not be too picturesque. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s a new year, so I’ve changed up the site just a bit.  Big things are instore for 2012, Marvel Beginnings 2, The Avengers Movie, and Tarzan are a couple of the trading card sets I’ll be doing sketch cards for.  In fact, my Tarzan cards are completed and ready to send back to Cryptozoic.  I don’t know the actual release date, but when I do I’ll update everyone.  And once my cards are approved, I’ll flip them over and show a couple off.  Let’s just say that I’ve not seen sketch cards done like this before. Hopefully they will be well received as it wasn’t easily done.

Don’t forget I’m also open for commission work.  Prices vary with size of course.  2012 is going to be a super busy year for me artistically, so if you want on the commission list, now’s the time to get on it. Here are a couple of quick examples of a couple of commission pieces.

Also, look for me at the Dallas Comic Con in May.  Once I have confirmation of my table assignment, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.  Patrick Stewart will be there too, so make your plans to attend.

Kree Skrull Update Releases 7/20

Following months of preparation and anticipation, the Upper Deck Company, in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, is pleased to announce this week’s release of its unique trading card project called “The Avengers: Kree-Skrull War.” Resurrecting a previously published story arc around popular Marvel characters including Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Vision, the 190-card set boasts one original main story and four original side stories that share with Marvel fans untold tales from the legendary Kree-Skrull War. Upper Deck’s “The Avengers: Kree-Skrull War” set will be available in hobby stores on Wednesday, July 20.

In the early ‘70s, the Marvel Universe released a story arc of nine original comics called “The Avengers” (issues 89 through 97) that followed The Avengers in their daily struggles to safeguard the world against any threat beyond the power that conventional peacekeeping forces could handle. Now Upper Deck has reintroduced many of those characters with an all-new storyline complete with original artwork that being delivered via trading cards. The main story, entitled “Sacrifice” and featuring Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and Vision, consists of 20 pages that take Marvel fans and collectors on a unique journey authored by renowned comic book writer Sean McKeever. Story pages turn front to back just like a standard comic book and consist of nine cards per page. In addition to the riveting main story, four side stories are being launched simultaneously within the same set. Eager fans can read an eight-page story titled “The Debt,” following Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch; an intense six-page story called “The Fall,” following Nick Fury; and two four-page stories titled “Power” and “Soldiers’ Honor” featuring Super-Skrull and Captain America, respectively.

As a side promotion, Upper Deck has produced a special 22-page, limited-edition “The Avengers: Kree-Skrull War” binder in which collectors can preserve their cards. Box-topper flyers, complete with ordering information, will accompany each box. The first 1,000 collectors to fill out the flyers and mail them in will score their very own “The Avengers: Kree-Skrull War” binder absolutely free! Only original mail-in forms will be accepted; no copies allowed.

As many as 95% of the cards are self-contained; this means that the text and art shown on the particular cards will stand alone. But the remaining balance of the cards are pieces to the overall puzzle which collectors will need to put together in order to complete the full story line.

The product is packaged in boxes of 24 packs each, with nine cards falling in every pack. The nine-card packs, on average, are comprised of four main story cards, two-to-three character cards, one-to-two side story cards and one cover card. Collectors will receive the entire main story inside a single box, on average.

Not to be outdone by the original stories alone, additional insert cards are sprinkled into the mix consisting of the cover art; the main cover; a black-and-white variant; and a special art variant version will all be collectible within the set.


My sketch cards for this set: