Marvel’s Runaways Trading Card Artwork

Upper-Deck recently released their Runaways trading card set on their epack platform. The set is sold exclusively through their online service, with each pack containing a hit like an autograph from one of the show’s stars or a sketch card drawn by someone like myself!

This isn’t the first time I’ve worked on a set from Upper-Deck where my cards have been available on E-Pack either. My work on the Clerks trading card set is one I’ve posted about before and I have cards from Aliens and Goodwin that I haven’t posted yet!

Runaways is a wildly popular comicbook from Marvel comics that focuses on the lives of a handful of kids with various powers. These kids ‘runaway’ from their parents who are part of a cabal called Pride. More well known characters like Captain America and the X-Men pop-up in the comics.

The Runaways TV show follows the major story points from the comic but is a self contained story with no crossover with more well known characters like Captain America. It was unclear if the TV show is set in the same world as the MCU but it did crossover with another Marvel TV show, Cloak and Dagger.

As a huge comicbook fan I watched Runaways, along with the other Marvel TV shows like Cloak and Dagger. I loved both of these shows and was really sad to see Runaways end as I think there is a lot of potential in where the show and characters could go. For the trading card set, while it is based on the TV show with autographs from the actors included in the product, the sketch cards were all based on the comicbook. This lack of drawing from the TV show and instead from the comics is common in trading card sets from Upper-Deck.

runaways artwork

When I draw comicbook based stuff I tend to do so in a very different manner from what I do on sports, Star Wars, and other projects where I am drawing from references of living people. Instead, I like to draw the comicbook characters in a more cartoony /stylized manner. The majority, if not all of the drawings, are inked and coloured pretty simply with Copic markers. This type of colouring gives a similar style to that which you might find in a comicbook.

To read more about how I create sketch cards, check out my blog post on How to Make Sketch Cards.

Examples of My Artwork for the Runaways set

As with many trading card projects, the deadline for this one was very tight. When deadlines are tight I’ll often not draw anything in the background and instead give it a solid colour or an impression of something there. I think the cards still look pretty good despite the lack of backgrounds ūüôā

commission your own marvel trading card

I have blank AP sketch cards from this project available for commissions. If you like, I can also draw something larger or perhaps on a blank comicbook sketch cover! Use the form below to contact me about a commission:

Overwatch League on Upper-Deck Epack

Not only do I love drawing sketch cards for trading card sets, but I also love collecting cards. Upper-Deck makes some of my favourite sets of cards from sports I love like hockey & the CFL along with non-sports franchises like Marvel Comics, Aliens, and more recently a set for the James Bond movies. Recently, Upper-Deck has expanded into the esports genre with their new Overwatch League trading cards available on their epack program.

Follow this link to find out more about Overwatch League trading cards from Upper-Deck.

Esports is where people competitively play video games, with millions of people watching them compete. People in the thousands will go to the events in person or watch online and can now collect their favourite competitors in a trading card format. As Upper-Deck has said, this is the “first-ever official esports league trading card release as well as stickers, sticker books, prints, posters and memorabilia”. I love that trading cards continue to grow into new fields and with the rise in popularity of esports it only makes sense!

E-Pack

What also makes sense, is that since esports is principally a digital medium that their first trading cards also be offered in a digital medium through epack. Epack is an online collectible trading card website from Upper-Deck. On this website a user may purchase, collect, and trade their cards. Numerous different Upper-Deck trading card products are offered there including hockey, football, entertainment, and now esports. In addition to buying, collecting, and trading, people can also connect with other collectors on the epack website to talk about their hobbies!

If you also prefer having your cards in hand, epack also facilitates that! You can purchase your cards online and when you’re ready to add them to your physical collection at home you can select those cards in you epack account and have them shipped to you. The cards you get in your digital account are the same ones you get shipped to you! Very cool process.

Follow this link to create your own FREE epack account.

 

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Do you follow the Overwatch League and are excited about their new trading cards? Have questions about the trading cards or how to use epack? Ask away below!

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