Back To The Drawing Board For Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy 7

Last week I got started working on more Star Wars sketch cards for Topps. This time they’re for the new Star Wars Galaxy 7 trading card series for 2012.

These are the ones I’ve gotten approvals on so far. I’ll be adding them to my gallery and I’ll probably tweet a few here and there as I get more done and approved as well.

I do many of mine in full color.  This Anakin card above (click on image to see animation) was sketched out in pencil, then colored with markers (Copics and Prismacolors), inked with disposable tech pens (Sakura Pigma Microns or Staedtler pigment liners), and highlighted with Copic white. I need Santa to bring me more pens and markers- or at least some Copic refills!

Each card ends up being a hand drawn one of a kind art card.  Once I finish them and send them back to Topps, they are randomly inserted into card packs and sold on-line or in retail and hobby stores all over the world. I usually get 6 artist returns back for me to keep/sell.

This is my 2nd Galaxy set to work on for Topps this year- worked on G6 around the first of the year. Last year I got to work on The Empire Strikes Back 3D Widevision set- my first professional sketch card gig.

I’ve still got a few artist returns from Galaxy 6 still available for sale here on my site and I’ve dropped the prices on each for Christmas. I’ll have a few for Galaxy 7 returns for sale after the holidays on my site and at upcoming 2012 conventions.

Got to get back to the drawing board- MTFBWYA!



Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Pancho’s, McDonald’s and Fitzgerald’s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channel’s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michael’s first book – Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad “B” Flick?, and Comic Geek Speak’s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald House’s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ‘A-Team’ and Nightmarez/ co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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