It’s ULTRAMAN! This Ultraman Trading Cards Series One celebrates Ultraman’s 55th ANNIVERSAY!
This series will include:
-67 Card Base Set covering ALL episodes of Ultra Q and Ultraman
-90 Card KAIJU Puzzle Back Set featuring ALL the monsters and aliens for Ultra Q and Ultraman
-45 Ultra Q and Ultraman Sketch Card Artist Gallery Promo Cards
-18 Ultraman Anaglyph 3D cards (and yes, I include the 3D glasses in all boxes)
-11 Limited Edition Macarie Portrait Cards of Ultra Q and Ultraman
-12 Limited Edition Stoinich Portrait Cards of Ultra Q and Ultraman
-9 Different Metal Box Toppers
-9 Different FULL MOTION Lenticular Cards
-10 different RETRO STYLE Ultraman ‘Opening Credits’ Stickers
-Genuine ORIGINAL ART Sketch Cards by the hobby’s LEADING Sketch Card Artists
-An official DIY Sketch Card Blank (so you can draw your own monster on the card and become PART of the card series YOURSELF!)
-AUTOGRAPH CARDS! Yes, they were able to get THREE of the original cast members to do a limited number of autograph cards. (Fuji, Hayata and Ultraman himself thanks to Tsuburaya and The Licensing Group who helped facilitate this!)
-Printing Plates! Yep, own a UNIQUE piece of trading card history — a unique, genuine printing plate used in the production of these cards.
-39 BONUS mini cards to be clipped out, printed front and back right on the box.
-Progressive Proofs — during the printing process, four different plates are used to result in FULL COLOR. But what about what cards look like without ALL the plates to produce full color? These unusual parallel cards are being planned for this series and will be available to Kickstarter backers.
Speaking of Kickstarter– click here to go to Ultraman Kickstarter for more info and examples.
This was the first set I had been asked by RRParks Cards to work on last April, but due to the pandemic and a lot longer approval process than normal because of the property I’ve had to keep from showing them until this week. Hey, it was 2020…
I did a mix of classic Ultraman and the kaiju monsters he fights .Since the series was aired in both color and B/W I did full color and greyscale art on these sketchcards.
For all of them I started off sketching out the characters in pencil. I mostly used an inexpensive click-pencil with a #2 lead.
For color I used markers- Copics, Letraset, and Prismacolor.
Sometimes I have problems with the cardstock quality, but these didn’t fight me or the markers.
I finished up the cards using black Pigma Micron pens, white Gelly Roll pens, and white Prismacolor pencil. Then I sprayed a matte workable fixative over them and signed the back of the cards.
For this set I did 10 sketchcards to be inserted into packs, and 2 artist returns I get to sell.
These are my two artist returns that can be purchased at The Cellar, along with several other of my sketchcards and scketchcovers.
I’m working on another sketchcover to drop off, and will try and add a few more personal sketchcards as soon as possible.
Plenty of MSCA Zines for sale at The Cellar (as well as 901 Comics and Comics & Collectibles). Issues 1-5 are available, and issue 6 will be in soon.
You can pick up some free swag while you’re there, too- stickers, magnets, buttons, pins, and more. I’ve got more on the way.
Oh, and be sure to check out my podcast Drawing Funny. I’ve been talking Kickstarter campaigns with my guests recently, and have got a new episode on good/bad exposure for artists coming up around the first of next week. I’ll also be discussing the upcoming art shows and art classes I’ll be involved with at the DeSoto Arts Council this year, and our current Drawing Funny Podcast contest…”stay tooned!”
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