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Marvel ‘Fleer Ultra Spider-Man’ Sketchcards Aprroved



Marvel ‘Fleer Ultra Spider-Man’ Approved Cards


As a lifelong Marvel fan, this was a very big deal for me and I am super proud of the work I did on this set. I had a bit of a stressful start to this year, with a lot of things happening in my personal life that started to effect my work. This was one of those jobs that I knew I had to finish no matter what was happening in my life, and I am so happy that I had it to concentrate on. I cannot wait to work with Upper Deck and Marvel again in the future.

I used this set as an excuse to re-work an old puzzle piece I did many years ago, of the film versions of the Avengers. This was one of my first major sketchcard commissions and I sold it at Bristol Comic Con (only my second comic con that I had exhibited at). It was also my first project working with Copic Markers (which have since become a staple of my sketchcard work).


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The original piece was a whole card bigger than the newer ‘official’ piece, so it’s awesome to see what I can do with the small space now considering how daunting I remember it once being. I also added in a few new Avengers to have it keep with the flow of the Spider-verse as well as a little bit more up-to-date with the films (though I kept a traditional comic book line up).A lot of things have changed since those first cards and I am pretty happy with how far my art has come in that time. Can’t wait to see where I go next and here’s to more improvements!

You can see a few of my favourite sketchcards from the set below, or check out the gallery to view all of my contributions to the set. Hope you enjoy them! 



Perna Studios’ ‘Spellcasters 2’ Sketchcard Set


Perna Studios’ ‘Spellcasters 2’ Sketchcard Set


As Perna Studios have started shipping out orders of Spellcasters 2, the artists are now allowed to reveal their contributions to the set. I always absolutely love working with Perna Studios. The subjects they deal with are always very fun and speak a lot to my own favourite subject matter, from Hallowe’en to Classic Fairy Tales and now enchanted creatures (which, as you know, I have a colouring book full of!). For this particular set, artists were asked to draw specifically examples of unicorns, faeries, mermaids, dragons and elves. I had so much fun working on different styles of unicorn and mermaid and may even consider a sketch book of mermaid designs in the future.

The mermaids I drew were lion fish, koi, octopus and flame angel inspired and I had so many more ideas that I would have liked to have played with. I also love my tropical zebra unicorn as I thought that would be a bit different and of course, the Hell/Demon-hybrid unicorn. I hope you like the cards. I contributed 20 to the set altogether, which you can see in the gallery below or on my portfolio page.




DC Justice League Approved Cards



DC Justice League Approved Cards


Only the other week I shared with you the preview that  George Nadeau posted of my upcoming contribution to the DC/Cryptozoic Sketchcard set Justice League. Well, I am happy to announce that not only did all of my cards get approved by DC and Cryptozoic, but I am now able to show you each and every one of them. The set is due for release in 4 weeks (June 29th) and features some absolutely amazing artists that I am very proud to be counted among. Thanks again to Cryptozoic for the opportunity and I cannot wait to work with you again.

You can see the full range of 56 (!) cards I contributed in my Portfollio here. But below are a few of my favourites. I also did a little rainbow theme of one of the most popular versions of the JL team. Who is your favourite?


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IDW’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Sketchcards by Cryptozoic

by Anastasia Catris in Artwork Comments: 6 tags: art, cryptozoic, ghostbusters, idw, sketchcards

IDW’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Sketchcards by Cryptozoic


I am super excited to reveal my contributions to IDW’s ‘Ghostbusters‘ Sketchcards by Cryptozoic. I have been waiting for over a year to be able to show you these cards! Sadly, due to rights negotiations within the company, this set had to be delayed a number of times (probably due to the new film coming out this year), but it was part of the huge 30th anniversary  celebration of the original films. Considering I am myself turning thirty this year, it actually seems pretty appropriate.

You may not realize this, but I am ever so slightly… okay, over-the-top-obsessed with Ghostbusters. I have been since I was about three. If you don’t believe me, here is an adorable video of me in 1989 opening a Christmas present… (most people would think that sharing a video of me as a child would be embarrassing, but no – I am a Ghostbuster for life!)

I have even been fortunate enough to meet the amazing Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd in person over the years. I met Ernie at a convention and he was just the loveliest person. He always seems so happy to talk to fans. I met Dan Aykroyd when I was a student in The Kubert School and myself and Anthony Marques skipped class to go queue outside a Bottle King to buy his (then) brand new vodka ‘Crystal Head’.

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As Ray was always my favourite Ghostbuster (he was the expert in the occult after all), this was probably one of the best moments of my life! (As you can probably see from the goofy smile in the photo above!) I actually made my own proton pack (only papier mache – I will make one with lights and all the trimmings one day!) for my 18th birthday which I wore with my own handmade suit. My best friend and I went as Egon and Ray and needless to say, we were awesome. I wore that same jumpsuit years later to go to the 30th anniversary screening of the first film in Cineworld…

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So, I think it’s pretty safe to say that when I got asked to be involved on this sketchcard set, I was a bit excited!

Sadly I could only contribute a small amount of cards, but I loved working on each and every one of them. I only hope there is another set in the works in the future considering that Cryptozoic are soon to be bringing out the Ghostbusters II Board Game.

Here are few of my favourite cards and you can check out the rest of my contributions in the GalleryYou can also check them out on my Facebook and my Instagram @AnastasiaCatris.


Perna Studios’ ‘Classic Fairy Tale’ Sketchcards Released


Perna Studios’ ‘Classic Fairy Tale’ Sketchcards Released


I am happy to be able to finally reveal my contributions to Perna Studios’ Spring 2015 Sketch Card Set, ‘Classic Fairy Tales. I contributed 19 cards to this set and I really enjoyed coming up with the ideas. I have to say that even though I really enjoyed it, it was also pretty challenging as I LOVE fairy tales and, if I’m honest, wanted to draw too many things. Maybe one day I can work on my own little collection of fairy tales, or maybe even an illustrated book? This project definitely got me thinking.

Here are a few of my favourite from the set, but you can see the entire collection in my Gallery. I would love to know what your favourite card is, or what your favourite fairy tale is? I have already started working on three personal commission APs for this set, but still have two left so maybe I can work your favourite into one of those. So far Alice in Wonderland and Snow White are definitely proving the most popular…



Cover image is © Perna Studios.

Breygent’s ‘Women of Dynamite’ Premiere at SDCC


Breygent’s ‘Women of Dynamite’ Premier at SDCC


On the 3rd April 2014 I announced that I would be featuring as an artist in Breygent Marketing Inc.’s ‘Women of Dynamite’ Sketch Card set, in association with Dynamite Entertainment (Yes – THE Dynamite Entertainment! Home of Red Sonja!) Not only would I be lucky enough to be a part of this set, but it was also going to be released at San Diego Comic Con – the Mecca of Comic Cons! So, as you can imagine I was pretty excited.

Big thanks go out to Gail Simone for giving me the incentive to work on this set. I was lucky enough to sit behind her at Cardiff Comic Con last year and decided to draw her a Red Sonja Sketch Card. It was a little bit rushed and nowhere near the quality I wanted it to be and I was determined to make her a better version, so I did as soon as I got home (see below). Gail tweeted me saying that it was ‘gorgeous’, which boosted my confidence to no end as she is a creator I really admire.

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A few weeks later, I was contacted by Breygent for some up-to-date samples for a new secret set they were working on. Little did I know that it was a set that would include Sonja herself! I sent them a scan of this card and it obviously ticked all of their boxes because next thing I knew I was being asked how many cards I would like to do. So, thank you Gail for being so encouraging of emerging artists – especially when they are drawing characters so close to your heart – and inspiring me to draw this card which ultimately led to me working on this set.

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Now that San Diego is over, you can finally see the artwork I submitted to this set, as well as know how many cards I contributed (29). I decided to do some traditional classic versions of each character as well as an Art Nouveau alternative.

Below are a few of my favourite cards that I contributed to the set, but you can see all 29 sketch cards I contributed here. I am currently available for AP Commissions if anyone is interested, simply use my contact form. Please let me know in the messages below if you have picked up any of my sketch cards from the set. It’s always nice to know that my cards have gone to a good home. I am also now on Instagram, so please tag me @acatris if you picked up any of my cards from Breygent.



Cover photo is © Breygent Marketing Inc. and Dynamite Entertainment