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Old 08-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #276 (permalink)
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I was asked to add one more puzzle piece to the 3-card puzzle I posted here the other day, so I drew it last night, and it was approved to share this morning -- along with some other cards.

Here they all are:



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Old 08-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #277 (permalink)
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there are plenty of sketches i've seen for SW for example that I think are great but fans here think are trash.
that statement right there has me more terrified of ordering a ton of MA than anything i have read - by FAR.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:24 AM   #278 (permalink)
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Dang, you guys are killing it.

I may have to send all mine back blank.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #279 (permalink)
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that statement right there has me more terrified of ordering a ton of MA than anything i have read - by FAR.
Say what you will but i'm not going to lie to you to get you to buy more. Many collectors are driven by how much monetary value they place on a sketch, which as a fan, I do not. It's always exciting to pull a masterpiece, but it shouldn't be an expectation.

To me, as long as I can tell that an artist put some care into a sketch than I can appreciate it, even if it's not a style I like. At worst, I can trade them to someone for something I'd rather have.

Keep in mind that most fans buying cards are not as discriminating, and get excited just pulling a sketch card, even if it's not a Gary Kezele or Sean Pence or even a full color card.

That said, i've seen some real duds, too, and can understand some of the gripes against certain cards, and we're doing what we can to avoid that this time around. I dont like seeing artists do 2 second doodles any more than you do.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #280 (permalink)
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I was asked to add one more puzzle piece to the 3-card puzzle I posted here the other day, so I drew it last night, and it was approved to share this morning -- along with some other cards.


We're doing something new called "loaded sketch packs" where we'll have 50 packs out there (maybe more) that contain 4 CONNECTING PUZZLE SKETCH CARDS.

Russ' four card puzzle there will be one of them.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:18 PM   #281 (permalink)
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We're doing something new called "loaded sketch packs" where we'll have 50 packs out there (maybe more) that contain 4 CONNECTING PUZZLE SKETCH CARDS.

Russ' four card puzzle there will be one of them.
I'm not a huge puzzle guy, but this is one set they could work very well for.

Here's hoping for a loaded pack in my case
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #282 (permalink)
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We're doing something new called "loaded sketch packs" where we'll have 50 packs out there (maybe more) that contain 4 CONNECTING PUZZLE SKETCH CARDS.

Russ' four card puzzle there will be one of them.
Thanks! I really think a "mega-sketch pack" is a cool idea. From a collector's standpoint, it's like winning a lottery within a lottery.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #283 (permalink)
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I'll be doing a live artcast as I draw a few Mars Attack cards today around 2 pm central time here. come check it out. Roy Draws - live streaming video powered by Livestream
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I was asked to add one more puzzle piece to the 3-card puzzle I posted here the other day, so I drew it last night, and it was approved to share this morning -- along with some other cards.
I'm pretty impressed you can just add a piece after the fact and make it look seamless.... As if it was there from the beginning.

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Say what you will but i'm not going to lie to you to get you to buy more. Many collectors are driven by how much monetary value they place on a sketch, which as a fan, I do not. It's always exciting to pull a masterpiece, but it shouldn't be an expectation.

To me, as long as I can tell that an artist put some care into a sketch than I can appreciate it, even if it's not a style I like. At worst, I can trade them to someone for something I'd rather have.

Keep in mind that most fans buying cards are not as discriminating, and get excited just pulling a sketch card, even if it's not a Gary Kezele or Sean Pence or even a full color card.

That said, i've seen some real duds, too, and can understand some of the gripes against certain cards, and we're doing what we can to avoid that this time around. I dont like seeing artists do 2 second doodles any more than you do.
There are plenty of low value cards that I cherish in my collection. Several of the artists I really enjoy regularly sell for under $20 on eBay. I love it. Its awesome that I can get cards I really like for such a bargain. What I'm complaining about is not only the inclusion of absolute duds but even more so the fact that they seem to make up 25-50% of the sketches in many of the products, while the mini-masterpieces make up only 5-10% and fall less than 1/case. The bell curve distribution is way off.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #285 (permalink)
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There are plenty of low value cards that I cherish in my collection. Several of the artists I really enjoy regularly sell for under $20 on eBay. I love it. Its awesome that I can get cards I really like for such a bargain. What I'm complaining about is not only the inclusion of absolute duds but even more so the fact that they seem to make up 25-50% of the sketches in many of the products, while the mini-masterpieces make up only 5-10% and fall less than 1/case. The bell curve distribution is way off.
I have read a lot of what you have said and I think yours is a mentality I completely understand and agree with (though I am no longer a collector myself).

My comments were never addressed to you, nor to anyone in particular. Just that i've seen guys online (not just here) rip into some nice sketch cards just because the artist only spent 10 minutes on it instead of all day, and only used a pencil, or only use black and white, or only drew a head.

Those may not be masterpieces, and they may not yield big money, but they're good cards and are still exciting to pull.

My first ever sketch card was in the mid-90s, a Joe Sinnot Nick Fury-- it was a B&W head (with a cigar!) and I remember being floored that I pulled it on the ONLY PACK I ever bought from the set. I still regret giving it to a friend years later.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #286 (permalink)
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I'm pretty impressed you can just add a piece after the fact and make it look seamless.... As if it was there from the beginning.
Thanks!

It was actually a fun challenge -- and gave me an excuse to add a giant bug!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #287 (permalink)
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I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's work! Good stuff!

Here are a couple more of mine(excuse the blurry pics!):



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Old 08-17-2013, 10:00 PM   #288 (permalink)
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We're adding new sketches from artists on our FB page every day.
Here's some from Chris Hamer.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:30 AM   #289 (permalink)
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There are some really cool sketches in this set. May have to try and pick me a couple up.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:48 AM   #290 (permalink)
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Mark Pingitore is doing some GPK/Alien Ian style sketches!

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:29 AM   #291 (permalink)
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Some cards I did over the weekend that I'm approved to show:

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #292 (permalink)
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Wow, I really hope I pull some of your sketch cards! They all look great but the one with the girl hiding under her bed is probably my favorite.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #293 (permalink)
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Don't forget the London Eye!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Don't forget the London Eye!
I drew a giant red centipede destroying Big Ben for "Mars Attacks Heritage" so who knows where else that centipede went during its London rampage.

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #295 (permalink)
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We'll be there with some really cool stuff...

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Old 08-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #296 (permalink)
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We'll be there with some really cool stuff...
I'll be there, and I plan on leaving with some really cool stuff...
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #297 (permalink)
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Continuing to post more sketches on facebook as I receive them. I swear to you, I am posting every card I have gotten from the artists. Obviously there are guys who haven't sent me anything (a lot of them) but i'll try to coax them to send, and maybe when they start getting delivered i'll scan a batch from every artist.
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I'll be there, and I plan on leaving with some really cool stuff...
I won't be there, and I'll be missing all the really cool stuff.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #299 (permalink)
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Alvin... You need Ted Dastick working the Topps booth at NYCC! Preferably doing really cool stuff
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:33 PM   #300 (permalink)
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Alvin... You need Ted Dastick working the Topps booth at NYCC! Preferably doing really cool stuff
We are currently talking to a number of artists about appearing at our booth... Including Ted. We'll keep you posted.
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