I am an autograph collector who enjoys the hobby by reaching out to celebrities, athletes, and other public figures through fan mail. If I’m lucky, I get a response and hopefully an autograph. I got a number of interesting replies from actors, voice actors, directors and video game designers. You can see everything I got from April to June of 2022. If you’d like to give through the mail (TTM) autograph collecting a try, check out these simple steps to get started writing fan mail and getting autographs TTM.
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Through The Mail (TTM) Autographs
Billy Howle is a British actor known for his role as Rey’s father in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2020). I ordered the above Episode IX mini posters from Japan to send to him so they had a really long trip to the U.S. to the U.K. and back. Nevertheless, Billy signed and returned both in good condition. His signature in black in on the black starfield shows up pretty well in the picture, but is quite hard to see in person. Billy’s autograph pops much better on the other poster however.
Billy Howle Fan Mail Address
c/o Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd
8-12 Broadwick Street
London W1F 8HW
Tim Allen is one of the top celebrities that sign autographs through the mail. I’ve never taken the time to write to him myself until now though. I sent two index cards and was happy to see both of them returned signed along with a nice surprise. His production studio sent two stickers with the text “Wrap tissues, good for 201 Blows!”. 201 refers to the number of episodes in the series (204 if you count the final episode’s 3 parts and the retrospective episode). You can imagine that these were on tissue boxes on the Home Improvement set as the cast and crew were wrapping the series. It should be said that many autograph collectors believe Tim Allen’s TTM autographs to be secretarial signatures. This may be the case, but it’s very hard to say either way as the autographs coming out of his agency very much match Tim’s signature style.
Tim Allen Fan Mail Address
Boxing Cat Entertainment
11500 Hart Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Yoshitaka Amano recently made his autograph available through a collaboration with Japanese sake brewer Asahara Shuzo Brewery Co. Certain customers who bought limited edition sake adorned with Amano’s art on the label also received an autograph board signed by Amano with a hand drawn sketch. Don’t ask me what he drew on mine, but having anything inked by the famed Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D illustrator is an honor.
Yoshitaka Amano Fan Mail Address
c/o Publicity Department
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Camila Cabello is one of the top artists that sell their autograph. She can be pretty dependably relied on to sell signed copies of her latest albums via her official store prior to their release.
Magic The Gathering Artists
Getting your Magic the Gathering (MTG) cards signed by artists is surprisingly easy to do. There are a number of ways to get an autograph on your MTG cards including going through the artist directly or through some of the major signing services that act as intermediaries by facilitating the transaction between fans and the artist. Here are some of the recent autographs I’ve received from MTG artists.
Ilse Gort is a MTG artist based in the Netherlands. I sent her an email ([email protected]) inquiring about how much her signing fee is for Magic cards. She let me know that she charges $2 for a black signature and $4 for a gold or silver shadow signature which is basically two overlapping signatures, creating a shadow effect. In addition to the signing fee, it was only $4 for the return shipping all the way to the United States! Given the huge distance the cards had to travel from the U.S. to the Netherlands and back, the whole process was very quick. I got my cards back in just a little over a month. If you’re interested in getting your cards signed, send Ilse an email and make arrangements from there.
Steve Prescott is a long-time MTG artist. I sent him a handful of cards to sign which he charged a modest fee of only $2 per signature.
5589 Parker Hill Ln
Dublin, OH 43017
Julian Kok Joon Wen
Julian Kok is an art director at Ubisoft Singapore where he has worked on major video game titles like the recent Fallout 6. He is also a freelance illustrator at Wizards of the Coast where he has done art for a number of different MTG cards.
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After the release of Kamigawa, I headed out to pick up a few backs of cards. From those packs, I looked up every artist and contacted as many as I could in order to inquire about getting my cards signed through the mail. That even included foreign artists like New Zealand=based Gaboleps. If your interested in getting your own MTG cards signed by Gaboleps, I did put him in contact with Mark Aronowitz’s MTG signing service so I would expect to see a signing offered through Mark in the near future.