Rebelscum.com's Dan Curto recently became and official sketch card artist for Topps' upcoming The Empire Strikes Back
30th Anniversary set. While appearing on the ForceCast's Clone Wars
Roundtable, Dan put out a challenge to the listening audience.
Here is guest blogger Dan Curto with the latest on his progress...=======
A very special and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that sent in sketch card suggestions for my cards!
Some of the suggestions were for characters and/or scenes that I had already drawn or already had in mind, but I took my 10 favorite ideas and turned them into these sketch cards. All of the cards have been sent back, and Topps is currently inserting them into the packs for distribution.
As you can imagine, I'm very excited over all of this, and I am grateful to have the collecting community supporting me!
So, without further ado, here are the 10 cards that I illustrated, as well as who suggested them:Boba Fett walking with Carbonite Han Solo
suggested by Brandon Straight, Brian Ulrich, & Mariano SantangeloHan Solo & Princess Leia on Cloud City
suggested by Mandy BulatGONK Droid on Hoth
suggested by Ryan ZassoHan Solo being lowered into the Carbon-Freeze Chamber ("I know")
suggested by Dan Cady, Keith Apgar, & Brian PirlThe final scene aboard the Medical Frigate
suggested by Dalton JonesLando Calrissian raiding Han Solo's closet
suggested by Paul DePaolaLuke Skywalker's hand reaching for his lightsaber in the Wampa cave
suggested by Jason DayLuke Skywalker using the Force to raise R2-D2 (among other things)
suggested by Ian YuA Wampa attacking the Snowtroopers in Echo Base
suggested by Mitchell Hallock & Chris SmithYoda illuminated by the red lights from Luke's X-Wing ("There is another")
suggested by Dale Morris
All of winners have been contacted, and they each will receive a rare promo card for the set, just for helping me out.
Once again, thanks to everyone that took the time to write in (some with a long list of ideas!)...if I ever get an opportunity like this again, maybe I can do tis again.
May the Force be with you! =======
Hard for me to pick a favorite, but it's hard to get much cooler than that Yoda "There Is Another" card. WOW! Lando raiding Han's closet isn't bad either.
Great work, Dan. Congrats again! And thanks for letting our listeners play in your new, larger world.