Star Wars Galactic Files Sketchcards- Final Approvals and Artist Returns!

Hey, gang-

Well, I finally got all of my Topps Star Wars Galactic Files sketchcards finished and shipped back off to Topps. (Does happy dance!)

1 did 109 total– 100 sketchcards to go into card packs from Topps, and 9 artist returns that I’ll be selling on my site once they are, well- “returned” to me from Topps after final approvals.

Nicki and I picked these cards to be my artist returns. Even though I had 9 instead of 6 this time (got 3 extra for doing them all in color) it was still hard picking only 9 out of 109. I should have my artist returns back about a couple weeks after the cards go on sale in stores.

One that didn’t make the returns cut but that I really liked was this card 0f Momaw Nadon, or “Hammerhead” as I knew him growing up. He was always one of my favorite cantina aliens from the first Star Wars movie, and one of the first Star Wars action figures I ever got as a kid. Some lucky fans will have the chance to find this sketchcard in a pack of trading cards this fall!

Keep an eye out for these in stores this fall. Up next I’ll be working on some Transformers and Deadworld sketchcards for Breygent Marketing. You can follow them here on Facebook.

Don’t forget I do have these artist returns from Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy 6 & 7 card sets still available for purchase here on my site. Each is a one of a kind hand-drawn sketchcard.

May the force be with you always!



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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  1. 2 December, 2012

    […] got my 9 “Star Wars Galactic Files” artist returns back in hand this past Friday. I had sent them off to Topps this summer and […]

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