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The Toys! The Toys are alive!

“The Toys! The Toys are alive!” – Sid Phillips

San Diego Comic Con 2018 is here.

Last year I was fortunate and was able to do a figure for DKE Toys.  The “Unemployed Trooper” sold out by Friday morning.

Sold Out Unemployed Trooper from 2017

For 2018 I was able to participate again with DKE Toys for San Diego Comic Con.  We went with the Weekend Dad Trooper.  Hand cast and painted, this figure is limited to 25 pieces total and will have a spray painted “slap” sticker that will be on the back of the card.  Only available at the DKE booth.  So head over and get one.

Weekend Trooper DKE


Hand painted stickers for the back of the cards

Also, DKE Toys can be found at all these cool places.




And while your at it, check out the Toy Geeks latest offering, specifically around the 24 minute mark.


And their Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/toygeeksbtc/


Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

“Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.” – Ted

New York Comic Con is just around the corner. I’ll be bringing my stuff from Texas all the way to New York for everyone to look at, purchase, find for free when I do art drops, and commission.

If you want a commission, drop me a line. The list is currently open. It’s easy, tell me what you want, I’ll paint it, cut it, or whatever you’d like and you pick it up at the show.

Here are just a few examples of what you can commission from me this year.

Walking Dead hand cut blank variants
Darth Vader hand cut blank variant
Superman hand cut blank variant
Star Wars hand painted sketchcards
Daredevil prints
Hand painted blank cover variants

You can’t touch the music, but the music can touch you.

“You can’t touch the music, but the music can touch you” – Mordecai

San Diego International Comic-Con was 100% fantastic.  No complaints.  Hopefully they will invite me back in 2015.  We had an absolute blast.

I have a couple of prints left over from the show.  If you’d like one drop me a line or leave a comment below.  Prints are first come first served, and limited to the number on hand.  $15 each shipped, or multiple prints $10 each plush $5 shipped.

These are high quality, matte finish, 12pt stock.  Approx 11″x17″

Daredevil print – Qty 11
Superman – Qty 1
Deadpool – Qty 6
Mars Attacks – Qty 11
Iron Man – Qty 10
Robocop – Qty 8
Spider-Man – Qty 13



We can’t have them gallivanting up there like kangaroos, can we?

“We can’t have them gallivanting up there like kangaroos, can we?”  – Mary Poppins

It’s that time of year.  Time to prep for SDCC ’14.

This year, we’re going to finally make the trip.  I’ve got a table lined up in Artists Alley.

Now the fun part, figuring out how to get out there.  It’s only a couple of months away, so the fundraising has to come fast and furious.

So, I have the super limited Star Wars Chrome Perspective Artist Return hand painted sketch cards up for grabs.

You can only get these from me.  And the way to tell these apart from the pack inserted sketch cards I did for the release is easy.  These will be hand signed on the card.  The pack inserted cards have stickers on the back with the artists signatures.

These are first come first serve.  $100 each shipped in the US.  Discounts for multiple purchase.

Remember, these will help us get out to SDCC 14′.  And you get a pretty cool little piece of art to add to your collection.

If I’m not back in five minutes… just wait longer.

“If I’m not back in five minutes… just wait longer.” – Ace Ventura


Here is a release for my current project.

I’ll preview when I can.

Thanks for stopping by.




by Upper Deck Entertainment on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10:40am ·

Trading card giant announced “Marvel Premier” is coming at Comic-Con with a suggested retail price of $200 per pack!


Carlsbad, CA (July 13, 2012) – For years the Upper Deck Entertainment team has produced some of the most compelling and collectible Marvel trading cards in the industry. And now Upper Deck has decided to raise the bar in terms of what collectors can expect in a pack of Marvel trading cards announcing today at Comic-Con the company will release Marvel Premier on October 2, 2012. It will be the most premium comic trading card release of all-time with packs carrying a $200 suggested retail price tag.


So what comes in a $200 pack of Marvel trading cards? There are just four cards in each pack, but they all really pack a punch! First fans will receive a premium base card on thick card stock from the 50-card base set numbered to just 99 copies. Next they will receive a one-of-one sketch card from top Marvel artists. The third card is an industry first where collectors will find a dual, triple or quadruple hinged sketch card. These are really remarkable trading cards and we will be releasing images of them soon. The fourth card will be either a “Classic Corners” card, a Shadowbox card or an “Emotion” booklet card by Jason Adams and NAR!

“For years we’ve seen die-hard Marvel fans pay big bucks for some of the premium inserts in our Marvel trading card lines,” said Jason Brenner, Upper Deck’s Marvel brand manager. “This is our first opportunity to provide them with a set of Marvel cards that are all high-end insert quality. This is certainly not a product for everyone which is why we are not making very much of it, but the fans it is targeted for are going to love it!”

Upper Deck’s 2012 Marvel Premier really is about the artists and the company has employed some of the best for this project including Cruddie Torrain, Jason Adams and Nar! Additionally there are new innovations besides the hinged sketch cards with Upper Deck’s Shadowbox cards making their debut in the entertainment realm. The “Classic Corners” subset is another one that comic fans will be sure to love that pays homage to some of the greatest Marvel comic corners of all-time in a premium patch card.

So get ready Marvel fans. Upper Deck is about to change Marvel trading cards as you know them for the better!


About Upper Deck

Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit http://www.upperdeck.com.


About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com

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.