Mandalorian, LOTR, DC, & More! [Fan Mail, TTM Autograph Roundup]

TTM Returns for June 2021

May was a pretty busy month for me but I was able to get some TTM requests out nonetheless. I also had a few really great returns and half of those were from “The Mandalorian”. The first one was from “Mandalorian” SFX artists David Covarrubias and Jason Matthews. Second, was David Wahlberg who was lead compositor for the show. Then Tala Ashe from “DC: Legends of Tomorrow”. Last but not least was “Lord of the Rings” star Sir Ian McKellen.

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David Covarrubias & Jason Matthews

Two photos from "The Mandalorian" signed by Misty Rosas, David Covarrubias, and Jason Matthews
Previously signed by Misty Rosas
Turnaround Time122 Days
Items Sent(Two 8″ x 10″ photos previously signed by Misty Rosas)

I previously got these two photos of The Mandalorian’s Kuiil signed by Misty Rosas who was inside the suit. As she has since stopped signing TTM I didn’t want to risk losing it. At the same time I also wanted to add David Covarrubias, so I though it would best to get in touch with him first. To find his email address I used snovio to look it up by legacy effects’ domain. When I got in contact with him back in January, he agreed to let me send him the photos and even offered to pass them along to his colleague Jason Matthews. Jason was Kuiil’s sculptor as well as the second puppeteer while David created the creature’s animatronics.

David Wahlberg

Compositor for "The Mandalorian" David Wahlberg signed index card.
Date Sent15 Mar 2021
Date Received6 May 2021
Turn Around Time52 days (US -> SE -> US)
Items SentBlank index card

David Wahlberg served as Compositing Supervisor on “The Mandalorian” and “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”. A compositor is a VFX artist who takes elements from multiple sources and combines them into one image. David works at the Swedish VFX studio Important Looking Pirates (ILP). You can check out ILP’s work from season 2 of “The Mandalorian” below.

Tala Ashe

Date Sent27 Apr 2021
Date Received18 May 2021
Turn Around Time27 days (US -> CAN -> US)
Items SentBlank index card
Tala Ashe from "DC: Legends of Tomorrow"
SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Tala Ashe attends the ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’ Press Line during Comic-Con International 2018 at Hilton Bayfront on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Tala Ashe stars as Zari Adrianna Tomaz in The CW series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

Sir Ian McKellen

Signed photo of Ian McKellen
Full details here

I sent Sir Ian McKellen an index card to sign but was given this 4″×6″ photo of Gandalf, which he graciously provided. The inscription reads: “To Tim, Ian McKellen 2021.”

Date Sent10 Jan 2021
Date Received21 May 2021
Turn Around Time131 days (US -> UK -> US)
Items SentTwo index cards
Items Recieved4 x 6 photo of Gandalf

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If you would like to start your own collection, it’s not hard to do! Read my detailed guide here on how to start your journey in TTM autograph collecting and write your own fan letter to any celebrity. Also, don’t forget to check out the video rundown of this weeks successes below:

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