Guests – Fall 2012 Philly Non-Sports Card Show

October 31, 2012 at 14:44

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We’re currently working on the artist line-up for the Fall Philly Non-Sports Card Show. Our line-up currently includes those listed below. (tip: click on card titles in blue to see sample of the artists’ work)

Doug Cowan

Doug Cowan

Doug Cowan’s recent credits include a limited edition print for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration VI event in Orlando, sketches for Topps’ Mars Attacks Heritage card set, and artwork featured in the upcoming book Star War Art: Illustration published by Abrams.

He has also contributed “New Visions” artwork for Topps’ The Lord of the Rings as well as Star Wars Galaxy 4, 5, 6, and 7 card sets. Cowan has also done work for Wind-Up Records, SpinMaster Toys, MTV, and appeared in the pages of Heavy MetalStar Wars InsiderThe New York Times, and Esquire Russia, among others.

Select trading card credits: Mars Attacks HeritageStar Wars Galaxy, Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes, Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Empire Strikes Back Widevision, Spider-Man Archives, X-Men Archives, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Indiana Jones Heritage, Star Wars 30th Anniversary, The Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II, Halo. Visit Doug’s website at dougcowan.net and his Facebook page at facebook.com/dougcowan.net

Ted Dastick Jr.

Ted Dastick Jr.

Ted Dastrick Jr. describes himself as a collector who likes to draw. He has been doing sketch cards for five years and says it’s a thrill every time his work is released with a new card set. “Never did I dream I’d be working with companies like Topps or on licenses like Star Wars, these are things I grew up on” says Ted.

In addition to his trading card work, Ted has done work for the Philadelphia Phillies, Horrorfind Weekend, Scares That Care, several T-shirt websites like Teefury & ShirtPunch as well as many charity projects and private collections.

Select trading card credits: Star Wars Galaxy, Indiana Jones, Classic Vintage Movie Posters Sci-Fi and Horror Collector Cards, Woodstock Generation Rock Poster Collector Cards, Greatest American Hero, Voltron, Dungeon Dolls, Sherlock Holmes & Victorian Era Crime, Spook Show, Essence of Fairyland, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Bettie Page Private Collection, Tarzan 100th Anniversary, Hammer Horror, and Marvel Masterpieces 2. Upcoming projects include: Mars Attacks Heritage, Night of the Living Dead, Kitty Ditties & Pretty Ladies. See Ted’s deviantArt page: tdastick.deviantart.com

Brian Kong

Brian Kong

Brian Kong started at Marvel Comics in 1994, working on pinups & covers for Fantastic Four, Captain America & THOR and has worked professionally in the comics ,trading cards, & advertising industries ever since.

In 2000-2004, Brian produced over 25 custom comic books for several MLB & NBA franchises that were distributed as promotional items for sports stadiums & arenas. He has worked on several high profiled properties including Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, LOTR, & MLB . He was commissioned to do base card paintings for the Topps 2009 Allen& Ginter Baseball, Topps Chicle 2010 Baseball. Topps 2010 Chicle Football, & 2010 IN THE GAME’s Utlimate Hockey, & Star Wars Galaxy.

Currently Brian is working on projects for Vampirella, Red Sonja, Star Wars, Star Trek, MLB and illustrating a complete 120 base card set for Lear’s 2012 Legends of Wrestling. Brian will be accepting commissions and will have special limited edition prints and original artwork of your favorite comic & sports stars available.

Visit Brian’s website at briankong.com and his Facebook page.

Ed Repka

Ed Repka

A connoisseur of the grotesque and proponent of supernatural realism, Ed Repka is regarded as the undisputed king of “Thrash” metal art of the ’80′s. He specializes in menacing reminders of impending apocalypse and grim visions of the irradiated aftermath. His vibrant abuse of color and shadow combined with darkly satirical characterizations form his distinctive style which has garnered commissions from clients such as Atlantic Records, Brockum, Capital Records, Earache, Horrorhound, Metal Blade, Pulverizer, Ryko, Roadrunner, Screamin’, Topps, and many others for use on CD covers, DVD covers, posters, trading cards, t-shirts, toys, and comics.

Repka is known worldwide as creator of Vic Rattlehead, Megadeth’s skeletal mascot. His some twenty illustrations of the character have adorned the bands’ CD covers, posters, t-shirts, and hordes of other metal merchandise.

In 2002 he became Art Director of NECA where he develops products like action figures, Headknockers, plush and other collectibles for comic, movie, and video game licenses.

Repka continues to produce cover art for current bands like Austrian Death Machine, Necro, Suicidal Angels, Three inches of blood, and many more.

He has been featured in Revolver, Noise, Metal Hammer, Horrorhound, Terrorizer, Dark City,Virus, Airbrush, S.O.D. and many other magazines and exhibits his paintings and ink drawing in fine art galleries from NYC to Oregon to Japan.

Repka graduated with honors from Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration.

Select trading card credits: Repka has contributed base cards in the “New Visions” subsets of Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy 6 and 7; Megadeath paintings used in Brockum’s RockCards; and cards in Screamin’s Mars Attacks 1994 model kits. Repka is also contributing sketch cards for the upcoming Mars Attacks Heritage set. View Ed Repka’s work on deviantArt and the Ed Repka Illustration page on Facebook.

Sara Richard

Sara Richard

Sara Richard graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2008 and went immediately to work at Hasbro as a sculptor. She worked on lines such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, GI Joe, and Marvel. After a couple years, Sara moved into focusing on developing her own style of illustration. She started working on card sets after a year of attending conventions. Since then, has worked on ten or so sets. She has also just released her kids’ book, Kitty & Dino through Yen Press. Currently, she’s working on sets for Rittenhouse Archives and Upper Deck as she compiles images for a couple of new art books and a new series of children’s books. Her illustrations can be found in past issues of Prehistoric Times magazine, a pin-up in Scott Wegener’s and Brian Clevenger’s Atomic Robo, a pin-up in Brimstone and The Borderhounds Presents: Necrocide, and an illustration in Chris Moreno’s Zombie Dickheads.

Select trading card credits: Classic Mythology, Vampirella, Marvel Universe 2011, Contemporary Pinups, Project Superpowers, Avengers AssembleBettie Page Private Collection, Dangerous Divas, Marvel: Bronze Age, and Marvel Beginnings 2. Visit Sara’s website: sararichard.com.

Lark Sudol

Lark Sudol

For Sudol, drawing is a life long passion. She has done private commissions for several years. Her style embraces the grotesque and surreal and she is drawn to many of the elements in horror and science fiction. Sudol says “I have just started working on sketch cards, namely Mars Attacks Heritage And Star Wars. I absolutely love it. While I enjoy the positive feedback that I have received on my own cards, I think that my favorite thing is seeing  the wonderful variety of artistic vision from so many artists coming into play on one subject.”

Select trading card credits: Mars Attacks Heritage and Star Wars Galactic Files. Visit Lark’s website: larksudol.com.

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