Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vampress Luxura Sword of the Apocalypse Sketch Card Set

Interior package art for the card set by Kirk Lindo & Clive Jones

In October of 2010 I got an email from Nathan Ohlendorf of THE SKETCH CARD STUDIO asking me to grant him a license to produce a Vampress Luxura Sketch Card Set. At the time I had no idea what a Sketch Card Set was. Nathan and I got on the phone and had a great conversation about  what Sketch Cards are and the market for them. I was skeptical at first but from talking to Nathan, I could tell that this guy was passionate about art, comics and most of all Sketch Cards.

The last Vampress Luxura card set was the Chromium Set which anyone who has ever seen knows that it is absolutely beautiful! I would rather not do a Luxura card set at all than do one that is not something that I or Luxura fans would really like. Since I am working on the new graphic novel I figured that a new Luxura Card Set would be a great way to introduce her to new readers as well as give existing fans something VERY cool to collect.

The card set was released in April of 2011 and the sales have been EXCELLENT! I have to give most of the credit to Nathan! he did a fantastic job of choosing some very talented artists and making sure that the project was first class all the way.

If you haven't gotten one of the sketch cards yet then you really should. I know it sounds like a sales pitch but these cards are REALLY cool. When Nathan sent me a batch of samples I laid them all out and was looking at them for at least an hour. It was just amazing the amount of detail that some of the artists put into the illustrations. In many cases, you can hardly call these "sketches".

Here is some info from the official release:

Exterior package art for the card set.
Art by Kirk Lindo & Clive Jones
Kirk Lindo's Vampress Luxura Sword of the Apocalypse Premium Sketch Packs
limited to 1000 worldwide! Each pack contains a Luxura Sword of the Apocalypse premium sketch card, plus a Luxura trading card. Look for randomly inserted Ultra Rare Sketch Cards from Kirk Lindo and Kam Lindo.

Participating artists include:
  • Kirk Lindo
  • Kam Lindo
  • Adam Cleveland
  • Amy Clark
  • Andy Price
  • Ashliegh Popplewell
  • Bill Pulkovski
  • Boo
  • Bukshot
  • Caitlin Touchton
  • Chad Cicconi
  • Chad Spilker
  • Chip Skelton
  • Chris Bradberry
  • Chris Foreman
  • Chris Foulkes
  • Craig Yeung
  • Daniel Campos
  • Daniel Gorman
  • Danielle Soloud
  • Dennis Crisostomo
  • Elfie Leboleux
  • Fer Galicia
  • Francois Chartier
  • Fred Gorham
  • Grant Gould
  • George Calloway
  • Gideon Land
  • Ingrid Hardy
  • Jason Keith Phillips
  • Jessica Hickman
  • Jim Kyle
  • John Watkins Chow
  • Juan Fontanez
  • Kat Laurange
  • Kevin Townson
  • Kristin Allen
  • Lorenzo Lizana
  • Matt Wieman
  • Mel Uran
  • Mike Duron
  • Remy Mokhtar
  • Rich Henneman
  • Rich Molinelli
  • Roger Andrews
  • Russell Platt
  • Sanna Umemoto
  • Scott DM Simmons
  • Scott Jones
  • Scott Zambelli