The Walking Dead Sketch Cards February 12, 2013

I’m happy to finally be able to announce the trading card set I’m currently working on. It’s The Walking Dead Trading Card Set 2 from Cryptozoic. This is their second set of cards based on The Walking Dead comics, the first of which completely sold out.

I was actually asked to participate in this set before I was even finished with the Superman: The Legend sketch cards. I wasn’t too keen on immediately jumping on another sketch card set, especially when this one required a minimum 50-card commitment. But come on, it’s The Walking Dead, only one of my favorite things ever. So of course I immediately said yes.

The only quirk of this set was that I had to pass an “audition”, which consisted of drawing four actual sketch cards, which then had to be approved by the licensor. In this case, that was likely someone from Robert Kirkman’s Skybound. They hinted that it might even be Kirkman himself, but nobody has ever been able to verify it.

Needless to say, I got accepted and they sent me the remaining 46 card blanks. So that’s what I’ve been doing for the last few weeks. I have until February 28th and I’m up to 32 cards. I’m not terribly behind, but I can’t afford to skip a beat.

As with Superman, I can’t show any actual artwork until 30 days prior to the sets going on sale. But hopefully it won’t be too long.

More updates as I’m allowed to give ’em!