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Get Celebrity Autographs Through the Mail in 6 Easy Steps

Through The Mail (TTM) autograph collecting is the process of requesting an autograph from someone through the mail. You can think of it essentially as fan mail, except that in addition to expressing one’s appreciation for another’s work, it has the express goal of seeking an autograph and therefore is slightly more involved than sending a simple piece of fan mail.

Even in 2022, you can still expect to get some great replies from some incredible talent. There are many artists, writer, politicians, influencers, and even celebrities who still take their time to sign for fans and respond to fan mail. While one must temper their expectations given the volume of mail that some individuals receive, there is no reason that TTM collecting can’t be a productive hobby for you if you follow these basic steps.

  1. Determine who you are writing to.
  2. Find a good address.
  3. Write your letter to request an autograph.
  4. Gather your supplies.
  5. Include something to be signed.
  6. Prepare a return envelope.
  7. Send and wait!
  8. Companion Video Guide to TTM Autograph Collecting
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Celebrity Autograph Signings 2022

There are a lot of great signings scheduled for 2022 with big name celebrities like Gal Gadot, Robert Downey Jr., and Sylvester Stallone causing fans to open up their wallets. ACE Comic Con and Star Wars Autograph Universe are offering autograph collectors a lot of rare and first ever opportunities to add some highly sought after autographs to their collection. Many of the actors who have committed to signings in 2022 represent some of the hottest properties in cinema: the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Star Wars, The DC Extended Universe (DCEU), Rocky, and so many more.

Andy Serkis – 10 January 2022

Price: $130

If there was a film that required motion capture for the special effects in the last 20 years, there’s a good chance that Andy Serkis had a part in it. While he is best known for portraying Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he has also had prominent roles in Black Panther as Ulysses Klaue and Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Supreme Leader Snoke.

Michael J. Fox – 19 January

Price: $245

Michael J. Fox is a regular guest at comic cons. The going rate for Michael J. Fox’s autograph at Galaxy Con is $245. However, the price goes up to $295 on larger items like posters. You can either meet Michael in person at the convention or order online before the January 19th deadline.

Robert Downey Jr. – 21 January 2022

Price: $700

Robert Downey Jr. is another first time signer also arranged by Star Wars Autograph Universe. Purchasing a Robert Downey Jr. autograph would set you back $700. Considering that his portrayal of Iron Man was the impetus that started the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now worth more than $23 billion, $700 doesn’t seem like too much. The fact that the signing sold out proved that it wasn’t overpriced, as many fans eagerly lined up to pay the high price. Also worth noting, RDJ didn’t keep the proceeds, but instead donated his earnings to support the Footprint Coalition which focuses on environmental causes.

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Bryce Dallas Howard – 21 January 2022

Price: $100

The daughter of Director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story and Willow), Bryce Dallas Howard followed her father’s footsteps to go on to a career in film. Not only has she directed episodes of The Mandalorian and the Book of Boba Fett, but she has also starred in films like Jurassic World and Spider-Man 3. That means that fans will have a tough choice deciding which property they want to get an image signed from, but for only $100, the price is affordable enough that some collectors won’t have to choose.

Gal Gadot – 28 January 2022

Price: $350

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman (2017) takes the #3 spot for top grossing DCEU films, only to be out done by two Bat Man films. Gadot’s Wonder Woman has been widely acclaimed by fans of the comics and her autograph is sure to be sought after. Autograph collectors who participate in the signing are expected to send in stacks of comic books, statues, posters, and photos for the Israeli actress to sign.

Chris Hemsworth – 28 January 2022

Price: $250

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has been a part of many films. However, don’t be surprised if fans only get items of just one of his characters signed through Star Wars Autograph Universe’s upcoming signing—Thor. As one of the principal heroes from the MCU, Hemsworth has portrayed the Norse God since 2011’s Thor and is set to reprise the role later in 2022 with Thor: Love and Thunder. He has a very dedicated fan base and is still playing an active part in last year’s highest grossing franchise in box offices. There is no doubt that this signing will be in high demand.

Chris Pratt – 28 January 2022

Price: $350

Chris Pratt garnered a large fan base from his time as Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, but his autograph really became sought after following his first Hollywood blockbuster—Guardians of the Galaxy. He has followed that success with the Jurassic World films, a handful of other MCU movies (with three more currently in production) and the lead role in Illumination’s upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie. I look forward to seeing all of the shots from the MCU getting signed, but hopefully we see him sign his first Mario photos as well.

Sylvester Stallone – 7 February 2022

Price: $850

When it comes to iconic actors, Sylvester Stallone is practically in a league of his own. Whether it’s Rambo or Rocky Stallone is keeping his biggest franchises relevant with 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood and the Rocky spin-off Creed, whose third installment is set to release this year. With the high-end price tag, I’d expect to see more items like boxing gloves and shorts getting signed, which can be highly desirable for collectors.

Vanessa Marshall – 11 February 2022

Price: $40

Fans of Star Wars: Rebels and The Bad Batch will be excited for this opportunity to get Hera Syndulla voice actress Vanessa Marshall’s autograph for an affordable price. Marshall has also lent her voice to characters on popular shows such as Rick and Morty, Archer, and Harley Quinn

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Robin Atkin Downes – 11 February 2022

Price: $40

If you’re putting together a cast signed piece from Star Wars: Rebels or The Bad Batch, be sure to add Robin Atkin Downes. His voice acting credits go pretty deep for film and television, but he has an extensive CV when it comes to video games as well. He has worked on many AAA series to include Dragon Age, Final Fantasy, Fallout, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars, Uncharted, and the Last of Us, to name only a few.

Ferelith Young – 11 February 2022

Price: $30

Here’s one more for your Star Wars: Bad Batch cast pieces. Ferelith Young voiced Eleni Syndulla on the show, but has also provided voice over work for games like Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Fallout 76.

Flo Di Re – 11 February 2022

Price: $30

Fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars may recognize Flo Di Re as the voice of Jocasta Nu, but the bulk of her work took place in the 80’s and 90’s working on shows like The Golden Girls and Seinfeld as well as video games like Fallout 2, Spyro and Devil May Cry 2.

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Salma Hayek – 1 March 2022

Price: $225

Selma Hayek’s autograph starts at $225 but can be as expensive as $730 depending on the size of the item being signed and the number of add-ons. Large format items like posters start at $440 while add-ons like character name or an inscription will each cost an additional $145. Selma Hayek will be a first time signer for 2022.

Hailee Steinfeld – 21 Feb

Price: $135

Hot off the release of the Disney+ series Hawkeye in late 2021, Official Pix announced a signing with Steinfeld. This gave fans an opportunity to get an autograph from one of the newest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Depending on the size of the item being signed, Steinfeld’s autograph alone costs between $135 and $290. Additional add-ons included character name inscriptions for $75 and personalization (i.e. “To Your Name”) for $75. If you went all in on a 27×40″ poster signed by Steinfeld with a personalization and inscription, you’d have to shell out $440.

Steinfeld also made some stipulations about what she would and would not sign. She was willing to sign any Official Photos, Comics, Funko pops, Posters, Memorabilia & Props from any of her projects, including her more popular ones like Hawkeye, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Bumblebee.

On the other hand, she explicitly refused to sign any paparazzi shots or screen grabs from any film or TV projects. She was also not willing to sign custom art or home-printed images.

Jeremy Renner – 21 February 2022

Price: $185

For Marvel fans, here’s another of the original Avengers whose autograph you can add to your collection. Renner is hot off the new Disney+ limited series Hawkeye in which he co-stars with Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh. Make sure to get them all on your Hawkeye items!

Florence Pugh – 21 Feb 2022

Price: $160

Florence Pugh made her MCU debut in 2021’s Black Widow which was quickly followed up by her appearance in Hawkeye. Pugh has previously starred in Midsommar, Malevolent, and Little Women. She has an avid fan base which has only grown in recent years, so this first time signing opportunity is highly anticipated.

Christie Brinkley – 7 March 2022

Price: $110

Christie Brinkley came to the forefront of American consciousness when she made her film debut as The Girl in the Ferrari on National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) and again when she reprised the role in Vegas Vacation (1997).

Ming-Na Wen – 25 March 2022

Price: $100

Many people were introduced to Ming-Na Wen when she played Chun-Li in the 1994 film adaptation of the incredibly popular Street Fighter video game. She later played the titular role in Disney’s Mulan and can now be seen on The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett kicking butt as Fennec Shand. With so many leading roles, it will be hard for fans to choose what they want to get signed.

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Lupita Nyong’o – TBD

Price: $200

Lupita Nyong’o gained notoriety after her critically acclaimed performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. However, she is probably best known for the voice over and motion capture work that she did to bring Maz Kanata to life in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. However, autograph seekers are also likely to get items signed from Black Panther or perhaps even Us thanks to the riveting performance she gave in the Jordan Peele film.

Florian Munteanu – TBD

Price: $95

Florian Munteanu doesn’t have a deep filmography, but it’s certainly a quality one. He’s had roles in Creed II, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the upcoming Borderlands movie based on the video game of the same name.

Meng’er Zhang – TBD

Price: $95

If you’re adding Florian Munteanu to a Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings multi-signed cast piece then be sure to also add Meng’er Zhang who played Xialing. According to IMDb, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is Zhang’s first and only acting credit.

Susan Sarandon – TBD

Price: $125

Susan Sarandon is a highly acclaimed actress and recipient of an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award. Sarandon has a long list of acting credits to her name, but perhaps most memorably played Janet Weiss in the musical comedy horror film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Peter Dinklage – TBD

Price: $195

For Peter Dinklage’s upcoming signing, autograph collectors are likely to get items signed X-Men: Days of Future Past, Avengers: Infinity War, or even Elf. Of course, his Game of Thrones character Tyrion Lannister is still fondly remembered by fans of the show and the upcoming signing presents a great opportunity to get him on Game of Thrones pieces.

Don Cheadle – TBD

Price: $210

If Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, and Chris Pratt or any of the other MCU signers on offer in 2022, here’s one more. Don Cheadle, best known for his role as James Rhodes / War Machine, will be providing fans with an opportunity to get his autograph sometime later this year.

Meet the Star Tours Creators Through Interviews, Autographs

Star Tours: The Ride That Took Us to a Galaxy Far Far Away

I have incredible respect and admiration for the creative individuals behind one of Disney’s most iconic rides—Star Tours. I thought it would be fun to reach out to them to find out a little more about the Star Wars inspired ride and to request autographs from some of the people who made the joint project between Lucasfilm and Disney a reality. In doing so, I earned a renewed respect for how multi-faceted and interesting the rides’ production was.

I was about five years old when I first visited Disneyland in 1992. I remember a lot about that experience, but what most sticks out in my mind about visiting the park was the original Star Tours ride. Similar to how it is today, upon first entering Star Tours’ loading area, you found yourself in a galaxy far far away. The Starspeeder 3000 was there at full scale with R2-D2 aboard and C-3PO there to greet the attendees. You would wind your way through droids and creatures until you made it to the converted flight simulators that were the ride itself.

Everything about Star Tours, from the very experience of waiting in line to the ride itself took teams of talented individuals to create a first of its kind immersive experience. As it was a joint project between Lucasfilm and Disney, talent was pulled from both Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the people who brought Star Wars to life, and Disney’s Imagineers, the craftsmen in charge of designing the Magic Kingdom.

There was a division of labor between ILM and the Imagineers. For the ride itself, ILM was in charge of creating the ride film, while the Imagineers had the difficult task of making the riders feel like they were experiencing it through the use of a meticulously coordinated flight simulator. Despite how multi-faceted the project was, all of the pieces fell together to create a ride experience that in many ways rivaled the theatrical experience of the Star Wars films that had come before it.

Star Tours Cast and Crew

David Carson

David Carson was the art director and storyboard artist for Star Tours. He also took over for longtime Star Wars veteran Dennis Muren in order to lead the ILM production of the ride film while Muren and his wife had their first child. I was able to reach out to Carson and in addition to signing a few index cards for me, he was kind enough to answer my questions.

Interview

TFTC: How did you get the job of storyboard artist on Star Tours? It seems to be the only time you’ve been credited with that role in IMDb.

Carson: I was hired at ILM into the model shop on Empire Strikes Back. But shortly after being hired a large number of background plates were approved which meant that many storyboards needed to be up-dated to match. Joe Johnston found out that I had done some storyboarding before coming to ILM and he asked the model shop if he could borrow me for a while to help with the new boards. After that, I did a number of boards for Empire.

I did some storyboards on Dragonslayer, though the film had a dedicated storyboard artist. And, I did a lot of storyboarding on Jedi with Joe and Nilo. The reason I’m not credited as storyboard artists is because my primary role was something else. Often the Visual Effects Art Director will also do storyboards.

I got the job on Star Tours because I had been working with Dennis Muren a lot, and he was chosen as the Visual Effects Supervisor on the project. He asked me to be Visual Effects Art Director.

TFTC: The ride film had to be made to match the capabilities of the ride vehicle. How did that come into play during the storyboard phase?

Carson: Very early in the project a number of us both from Disney and ILM flew to England to see the Simulators in action. We rode it a number of times and got a sense of what it was capable of, and what it was weak at. Mostly we learned that it could do acceleration very well, but needed a few seconds to set up for the move. The one thing it couldn’t do was drop quickly. It just couldn’t dump that much hydraulic fluid that fast. We kept all this in mind as we designed and storyboarded the ‘shots’

TFTC: How did your work on Return of the Jedi inform Star Tours? 

Carson: I had gotten pretty familiar with storyboarding the interaction between space ships, walkers, snow speeders, etc. The challenge with Star Tours is that there are no visible cuts. So I worked out that the only way you could emulate a new situation was to have the ship turn. So for instance when it was time for the first TIE Fighters to show up, I had the ship make a turn to reveal them. Once I worked that out it was pretty straight forward.

The other challenge was that action needed to be coordinated between the screen, the robot driving, and R2 on the side screen. I created a storyboard format that included all three elements. I’ll attach a copy if I can find one.

TFTC: Your career spanned a transitional period when practical effects shifted to computer generated ones. What was it like acquiring new skills and transitioning from a job like model maker to digital effects artist?

Carson: I became interested in computers as soon as they started showing up. I got a home computer early-on, and began to learn programming. So as the computer began to become one of our Visuals tools, I was on-board. I was one of the first people to make the transition from ILM to the new Computer Department (on Hook). I stayed there a while working on a number of films including Jurassic Park.

Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings provided the voice for the Vid-Screen Announcer (planetary destinations). Upon entering the ride, there would be mock advertisements for tours to far off Star Wars destinations like Hoth or Tatooine. Cummings provided the voiceover work for those.


Interview

TFTC: How were you chosen for the role of Planetary Destinations Announcer?

Cummings: I had worked for Disney on a number of projects and the people who headed the project liked the sound of a previous job that was just a normal announcer. They wanted that kind of straighter believable sound. Sometimes we love to do wild, fun, or strange voices, but here, believably was their choice and I’m grateful they chose me.

TFTC: What was your experience like working with Disney and Lucasfilm?

Cummings: Like two people who work together who have different perspectives, these giants of the magic of our most memorable media have powerful insights. To me, it’s like a gamer’s love of the game. I needed to get the vision from both and try to satisfy both. The challenge makes it exciting! It also is satisfying that they both knew when we hit the mark. Loved it!

TFTC: If you’ve had the chance to experience it, what did you think of the updated ride, Star Tours—The Adventures Continue?

Cummings: Things that are just good enough or dated get replaced. Great things evolve. There are also times when creative teams change, but no matter, creativity is a process and not a destination. I loved doing the original Duck Tales! It isn’t as fun that they’ve evolved for me, as an actor, but it’s remarkable and satisfying to see a great concept reaching new fans. When it goes on, the innovations make the craft better and also the experience as well. I began as a fan, then actor, now a fan again.

Ira Keeler

The late Ira keeler got his movie making start in the early 1980’s while working on Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi as a model maker at ILM. He worked on several other films leading up to Star Tours, as well as Captain EO, which was ILM and Disney’s first collaboration. In addition to making models for the ride film, Keeler also made a cameo as well.

Interview

TFTC: Were there particular models that you worked on for Star Tours or did you have a part in a little bit of everything?

Keeler: I built speeder craft models, the Death Star’s surface, and the set for the hyperspace shot [as well as] the model of the control room. I am the guy at the end of the ride in the control room. Go on a computer and search for the original Star Tours Ride and you will see me at the end.

TFTC: Disney Parks are known for their hidden secrets and there are plenty in the rides themselves. Were you able to include any in the work that you did?

Keeler: They sent us a model spacewship from the ride we replaced. (Note: Star Tours replaced the ride Adventure Thru Inner Space.)

TFTC: What were your impressions of the ride’s updated version Star Tours—The Adventures Continue?

Keeler: I have not seen the new ride.

Richard Bellis

Richard Bellis is the creative force behind the scores for many of Disney’s popular theme park attractions. His music has provided the backdrop for tons of rides to include: Star Tours, Alien Encounter, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. He’s an Emmy Award-winning composer whose work for The Walt Disney Company spans across decades and parks all around the world, including Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland.

Interview

TFTC: How did John Williams’ score influence your own?

Bellis:  There were two separate jobs on Star Tours.  First, the ride portion which involved choosing the sections of JW scores from Star Wars, figuring out how to edit them together (musically) into a score for the ride video as well as how the ride physically affected the audience.  Then re-recording that music in the edited format. Second, the pre-show music which involved the “Droid’s Room” and several travel videos on the “Status Board” not to mention the “Announce Chime” was my original music.  I think everything I composed had to be influenced by JW in some form or fashion.  The “Droid’s Room” was obviously influenced by the Cantina Band cue from the film.  Interestingly, the “Announce Chime” was influenced by Close Encounters of the Third Kind (communication with the Mother Ship), another John Williams score.  The Status Board videos were supposed to sound like advertisements for trips to Endor, Hoth, etc. The Droid’s Room was supposed to be a workshop with droids repairing droid pilots but in the end, the music was playing out of a “boom box” where a single droid was working on a repair. We also re-recorded more JW music for the exit area.

TFTC: Did you have to keep the motions of the ride in mind as you were composing or was it completely based on what occurs on screen?

Bellis: Ha! Well above I referred to this.  The short answer is “Yes”.  Both were important.  A group of us were treated to a test ride at the Imagineering campus in the early stages of development which allowed us to watch the flight simulator from the outside before riding inside.  Very cool.  I would get a copy of the film to work with but, with Disney ride attractions, we learned that even a camera strapped to the ride vehicle, you couldn’t FEEL the ride.  That’s because the camera and the vehicle moved exactly together and when one is a passenger, one moves contrary to the bumps and dips of the vehicle.

TFTC: Do you have any memories or interesting moments during your time working on the ride that you would like to share?

Bellis:  Well, again, above you have one example of an extraordinary memory.  In addition, standing on the podium in a studio filled with incredible musicians, conducting JW’s fabulous music was a rare treat.  For one thing, I was not at all concerned, as I would be with my own music, if it would work or not.  Proven, beautiful orchestral music and all I had to do was give a downbeat and off it went.

Lorne Peterson

Lorne was the Supervising Modelmaker

One of Lorne Peterson’s lesser known roles was as ILM’s supervising model maker for the Star Tours ride. By 1987 when the ride debuted, Peterson was a seasoned veteran in the model shop, having worked on all three previous Star Wars films as well as Indiana Jones and E.T. Star Tours required all new footage and models to be created. It was such an undertaking that it was said to be a more difficult project than the full length Star Wars films.

George Giordano

George Giordano was on the Star Tours special effects crew for the ride’s footage. Giordano has a long history of working in special effects and now runs his own studio PCND/Fx.

Orlando Ferrante

During his 40 years at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), former vice president of engineering, design, and production Orlando Ferrante helped create magical Disney lands around the world. On Star Tours, Orlando aided in story development as part of the Imagineering project team.

Selwyn Eddy III

Selwyn Eddy began his film career working at Lucasfilm as assistant cameraman in the miniature and optical effects unit on Return of the Jedi. For Star Tours, he was the effects cameraman and later went on to be a computer graphics artist for the special edition of Star Wars, and assistant cameraman for The Empire Strikes Back .

Michael Eisner

This photo shows Michael Eisner, center, Disney chairman, and Star Wars creator George Lucas as they prepare to use a lightsaber to cut the ribbon to open the new Star Tours attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 9, 1987. Without Eisner, the ride never would have come to fruition.

(AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)

Warwick Davis

For Star Tours, Warwick Davis reprised the role of the Ewok Wicket W. Warrick from Return of the Jedi.

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker is one of the few actors from the original Star Wars trilogy to make an appearance on Star Tours. He played R2-D2 on the ride film.

Fred Tatasciore

Unlike Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films who was voiced by James Earl Jones, Star Tours’ Vader was voiced by Fred Tatasciore.

Paul Reubens

Paul Rubens is known for his character Pee-wee Herman. A zany character with a wildly popular kid’s show in the 80’s. His off the wall personality made him the perfect fit for the haywire pilot droid RX-24 a.k.a. Captain “Rex” in Star Tours.

Lynette Eklund & Terri Hardin

Lynette Eklund and Terri Hardin both worked on Star Tours and continue to collaborate to this day. They created the Ackbar puppet used in the Tokyo Disneyland version of the ride. Lynette also did some work for Nintendo which you can check out here. Eklund is also credited with designing the “Vomit Seat” for the original Star Tours in Disneyland. It was a redesigned seat for the ride, better equipped to handle, well, vomit.

Imagineering Star Tours

If you would like to learn more about the history of Star Tours, starwars.com did an incredible two part write up on the history of Star Tours which is worth a read as it provides an in-depth retelling of the ride’s history from inception to opening day. The first part covered the impetus of the ride and the second part covers how Star Tours was made.

Here are some incredible videos that also go in-depth into the history of Star Tours.

Ira can be seen behind the desk as the Starspeeder 3000 narrowly avoids a crash right in front of him.

Star Tours Credits

IMDb Credits

Directed by 

Dennis Muren

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

George Lucas(characters)

Cast  

Fred TatascioreDarth Vader (voice)
Kenny BakerR2-D2 (uncredited)
Niki BotelhoTeek (uncredited)
Brian CummingsPlanetary Destinations Announcer (uncredited)
Anthony DanielsC-3PO (voice) (uncredited)
Warwick DavisWicket (uncredited)
Tom FitzgeraldG2-9T (voice) (uncredited)
Steve GawleyRed Leader (uncredited)
Ira KeelerStar Tours Technician (uncredited)
Peter MayhewChewbacca (uncredited)
Dennis MurenStar Tours Mechanic (uncredited)
Paul ReubensRX-24 (voice) (uncredited)
Stephanie TaylorPre-Show Announcer (uncredited)
Mike WestG2-4T (voice) (uncredited)

Produced by 

George Lucasexecutive producer
Tom Fitzgeraldproducer (uncredited)

Music by 

Richard Bellis

Sound Department 

Gary Summersre-recording mixer
Gary Rydstromsound designer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

George Giordanospecial effects crew

Visual Effects by 

Peter Andersonspecial visual effects: Disney Studios
John M. Levinlocation matchmover: ILM
John Allan Armstrongeffects animator: ILM (uncredited)
Dave Carsonstoryboard artist: ILM (uncredited) / visual effects supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Selwyn Eddyeffects cameraman: ILM (uncredited)
John V. Fantevisual effects camera: ILM (uncredited)
Scott Farrareffects cameraman: ILM (uncredited)
Michael Fulmermodel maker (uncredited)
Steve Gawleymodel shop supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Ian Hiebertvisual effects production assistant: ILM (uncredited)
Ira Keelermodel maker (uncredited)
Michael Lessaeffects animator: Available Light Ltd. (uncredited)
Hal Milesvisual effects director/co-producer: preshow commercials (uncredited)
Dennis Murenvisual effects supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Michael Olaguevisual effects crew: ILM (uncredited)
Lorne Petersonsupervising model maker: ILM (uncredited)
Jay Riddleeffects animator: ILM (uncredited)
Joseph Thomasanimation cameraman: Available Light Ltd. (uncredited)
Richard Vander Wendematte painter: ILM (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Steve Digginsvideo controller

Music Department 

Richard Bellismusic editor
John Williamscomposer: existing themes

How Much Do Celebrities Charge for an Autograph?

Autographs have become a multi-billion dollar industry. In the past, the only way to get an autograph from an A-list celebrity was to meet them in person at an event or on the street. However, the demand for autographs has grown so much that it has driven the price up and turned paid signings into a proposition too lucrative to ignore. Big name celebrities like Robert Downey Jr., Natalie Portman, and Taylor Swift have all embraced the trend for either personal financial gain or to support their favorite charities. That means that there is now more of an opportunity to by your favorite celebrity’s autograph than ever, but it’s one that many fans can’t afford. If you want buy an autograph from an A-list celebrity then expect to pay near $200 or much more.

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How Much Does Taylor Swift Charge for an Autograph?

In recent years, Taylor Swift has made herself known as one of the biggest celebrities that have made their autograph available to her fans in mass quantities. To accompany the release of each new album, Swift has made signed copies available for sale on her website. For only $25, Swifties can own Taylor Swift’s autograph, if they act fast enough that is. Typically there is only a two or three day window to purchase a signed copy from her site. After that, buyers have to go to the secondary market where prices can reach $300 or more.

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Florence Pugh is gearing up to do her first ever autograph signing in 2022. Through various partners, ACE Comic Con is offering a variety of prices for fans to choose from in order to get in on the unique opportunity. Florence Pugh’s autograph costs $160, but the price can go all the way up to $480 depending on the size of the item being signed and the number of add-ons. Adding a character name or personalization will each cost an additional $100 on top of the $160 base price and there is a $120 premium to get large format items like posters signed.

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Until Star Wars Autograph Universe announced their signing with Natalie Portman in 2021, a signing with the Star Wars-actor was thought to be impossible. In that signing, Natalie Portman’s autograph started at $560 for a signed 8×10″ photo. Costs could quickly add up though. While items sent in by customers started at $560, the cost of add-ons, like character names, started at an additional $300.

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How Much Does Robert Downey Jr. Charge for an Autograph?

Robert Downey Jr. is another first time signer also arranged by Star Wars Autograph Universe. Purchasing a Robert Downey Jr. autograph would set you back $700. Considering that his portrayal of Iron Man was the impetus that started the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now worth more than $23 billion, $700 doesn’t seem like too much. The fact that the signing sold out proved that it wasn’t overpriced, as many fans eagerly lined up to pay the high price. Also worth noting, RDJ didn’t keep the proceeds, but instead donated his earnings to support the Footprint Coalition which focuses on environmental causes.

How Much Does Harrison Ford Charge for an Autograph?

Harrison Ford has one of the most sought after signatures in the autograph collecting hobby. A Harrison Ford autograph starts out at $875, but his prices vary based on size and the add-ons that you choose. Ford’s PR company Coolwaters Productions offered the following pricing options:

Option One: $875

Photo up to 16×20, not signed by other cast members
Flattened Funko pop box
Small trading card
Comic book, not signed by other cast members
Magazine, not signed by other cast members

Option Two: $1,020

8×10 item signed by other cast members
Small trading card signed by other cast members
Magazine signed by other cast members
Comic book signed by other cast members
Metal plates

Option Three: $1,275

Photo signed by other cast members (11×14, 11×17, 12×18, 16×20)
Small action figures

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How Much Does Selma Hayek Charge for an Autograph?

Selma Hayek’s autograph starts at $225 but can be as expensive as $730 depending on the size of the item being signed and the number of add-ons. Large format items like posters start at $440 while add-ons like character name or an inscription will each cost an additional $145. Selma Hayek will be a first time signer for 2022.

How Much Does Tom Hiddleston Charge for an Autograph?

Tom Hiddleston’s autograph is in demand, especially after the success of his Disney+ series Loki. If Tom Hiddleston fans bought an autograph from his most recent signing through the comic book grading company CGC, they would have paid $345. That price would have included the autograph as well as grading and encapsulation of their newly signed comic.

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How Much Does Arnold Schwarzenegger Charge for an Autograph?

At Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first ever comic con appearance in San Antonio, fans had to shell out $1250 for a VIP package which included two autographs and a photo op. This brought the price of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autograph to $416. There was no option to get additional dedications or inscriptions either so his signature commanded a high price. But for the one-time highest paid actor in Hollywood and Governor of California, what else would you expect from a super-star of his caliber?

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How Much Does Hailee Steinfeld Charge for an Autograph?

Hot off the release of the Disney+ series Hawkeye in late 2021, Official Pix announced a signing with Steinfeld. This gave fans an opportunity to get an autograph from one of the newest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Depending on the size of the item being signed, Steinfeld’s autograph alone costs between $135 and $290. Additional add-ons included character name inscriptions for $75 and personalization (i.e. “To Your Name”) for $75. If you went all in on a 27×40″ poster signed by Steinfeld with a personalization and inscription, you’d have to shell out $440.

Steinfeld also made some stipulations about what she would and would not sign. She was willing to sign any Official Photos, Comics, Funko pops, Posters, Memorabilia & Props from any of her projects, including her more popular ones like Hawkeye, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Bumblebee.

On the other hand, she explicitly refused to sign any paparazzi shots or screen grabs from any film or TV projects. She was also not willing to sign custom art or home-printed images.

How Much Does Michael J. Fox Charge for an Autograph?

Michael J. Fox is a regular guest at comic cons. As of 2022, the going rate for Michael J. Fox’s autograph is $245. However, the price goes up to $295 on larger items like posters. If you can’t get out to meet Fox in person, there are always companies willing to take your items on consignment to get them signed for you.

How Much Does Mark Hamill Charge for an Autograph?

Mark Hamill is a fan favorite, but he hasn’t done a public signing in years. The last time that Mark Hamill participated in a signing was in 2017 when he charged $295 per autograph. There is nothing on the horizon at this point, but the next time that a Hamill signing happens, it’s safe to assume that you will be paying well over $300 per signature.

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How Much Does Michael Keaton Charge for an Autograph?

In 2019, Keaton did his first ever autograph signing at Alamo City Comic Con. Batman fans were overjoyed to finally have their masks, posters, and comics signed by Keaton who many consider to be the Batman. The price for Keaton’s autograph varies depending on the item being signed and ranges from $250 to $275.

* Comics (grading and facilitation fees extra) – $250
* Flats under 11×17, including Funkos pops  – $250
* Flats 11×17 and over including rolled posters – $275
* Props such as Cowls or Shields or large 3D items such as batmobiles please email for a quote.

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The Real Texas Filming Locations For HBO’s Love & Death [Elizabeth Olsen, Krysten Ritter, Nicole Kidman]

Love & Death is an upcoming HBO series about the true story of Wylie, TX, housewife Candy Montgomery’s murder of Betty Gore in 1980. The series revolves around two churchgoing couples enjoying small-town family life in Texas—until somebody picks up an axe. The couples are Candy (Elizabeth Olsen) and Pat —Montgomery (Patrick Fugit); and Betty (Lily Rabe) and Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons). Nicole Kidman is also involved as a producer through her production company Blossom Films.

Love and Death Location Scouting

According to director Lesli Linka Glatter’s Twitter account, scouting for Love & Death began in Texas in May 2021.By July, she again posted about scouting for the show, this time posting a picture of a wall spray-painted with the words “Jesus Loves You More!”, a reference to the famous I love you so much mural in Austin. The unique graffiti on the wall identified the building as Christ Lutheran Church in Austin.

Scouted Filming Location: Christ Lutheran Church, Austin, TX

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Love and Death Filming Locations

Filming Location: Sound Stage in Kyle, TX

Much of the filming for Love and Death was conducted on a soundstage where homes and other sets were built indoors. Period specific props and set dressing make everything look like a neighborhood plucked right out of the 70’s. Much of the costumes for the show were sourced locally from thrift stores while other items were acquired from a vintage shop in Seguin called Funky Monkey Vintage Venue.

Love and Death’s Vintage Car Holding Lot in Kyle, TX

Next to the soundstage used for Love & Death was a holding lot where all of the vintage cars were stored between shoots. Period accurate news vans, buses, and police vehicles could all be seen as they waited to be featured in their next scene.

Filming Location: Hutto Lutheran Church

Filming for Love and Death began on September 27th. However, production for the show did not begin at the Christ Lutheran Church that was previously scouted in Austin by Glatter. It ultimately wasn’t chosen for filming. Rather, filming began at the Hutto Lutheran Church and lasted there until October 1st.

Filming Location: Lil Charlie’s

On October 5th, the crew was filming in Lockhart, TX at a dinner called Lil Charlie’s. According to local residents, Lil Charlie’s was given a new coat of paint for filming and the set was dressed with plants to fill in the location. Later on 14 October, HBO Max’s Twitter account shared a photo that was shot at Lil Charlie’s. It featured Elizabeth Olsen sitting at a table in the restaurant’s outdoor seating area.

Filming Location: Aristocrat lounge in Austin, TX

On 14 October, the Love and Death cast and crew headed up to Austin for filming at the Aristocrat lounge in Austin, Texas.

Filming Location: St Peter’s Church of Coupland

Several days of filming were done at St Peter’s Church of Coupland including the choir scene depicted in early photos released by HBO Max as well as various shots done outside of the church as well. For 19 October, the Coupland Civic Organization put out an advisory that there would be a traffic disruption on CR 458 where filming was done in part by drone.

Filming Location: The Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall

Next door to St Peter’s Church of Coupland is The Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall. It’s one of the few things to do in Coupland and perhaps the main source of fun in the whole town. Filming was done here around the same time as it was at St Peter’s Church of Coupland.

Filming Location: Austin State Hospital

On 16 December, an Austin State Hospital worker spotted the Love and Death production at the hospital. However, he mistakenly identified the production for The Walking Dead, which also films in the area. If you look closely enough though, the yellow Love and Death signs with the heart and skull logo can be seen from the street and clearly reveal the production for what it is.

Filming Location: Hyde Park Christian Church

Several scenes were filmed at the Hyde Park Christian Church in Austin.

Filming Location: Inn of the Hills, Kerrville

According to the Kerr County lead, Love and Death was filming at Inn of the Hills on December 1st. They also were spotted filming at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel.

Filming Location: University Inn, San Marcos, TX

Production designer Suzuki Ingerslev posted these photos from San Marcos of University Inn. It was likely chosen for not only it’s vintage appearance, but for the fact that the building was unoccupied as renovations were underway at the time of filming.

Redditor u/kdotcomdes later confirmed that filming for the show was underway.

Filming Location: Queenswood Drive, Austin TX

Filming for Love and Death took place on Austin’s Queenswood Drive from December 6th through the 10th.

Filming Location: Seguin, TX (Various Locations)

On 15 December, Elizabeth Olsen was spotted in Seguin, where after filming was done for the day on the set of Love and Death , Olsen, Krysten Ritter, and other cast members signed a note for the food service workers who were there feeding the cast and crew.

According to the Seguin Today, filming for the show took place in the city on December 14th and 15th. Love and Death utilized five locations in Seguin for filming: Arlan’s, ZDT’s Amusement Park, Schultz Saloon, Palace Theater and Saegert Middle School.

Arlan’s Market

Grocery store scenes were filmed at Arlan’s Market on 14 December.

ZDT’s Amusement Park

On 14 December, Elizabeth Olsen was spotted filming on the carousel for Love and Death.

Schultz Saloon
Palace Theatre

The Palace Theater was used to shoot scenes of the show’s characters attending a screening of Grease (1978).

Saegert Middle School

On December 15th, the Seagert Campus was transformed into Plainview Elementary School for a portion of the HBO Max Limited Series.

Filming Location: Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport

The Love and Death film crew revamped the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport for a one day shoot on 25 January 2022. According to a press release from the city of Killeen, most of the airport remained opened to the public during filming, as only limited areas were effected. Scenes were shot in just a few parts of the airport such as the lobby area, ticket counters, parking area and some signage, the release said. The city of Killeen also noted that certain areas of the airport had been temporarily redecorated to match the show’s 70’s aesthetic.

Vacation Ideas: Visiting the Love and Death Filming Locations

If you find yourself a fan of the show, you may want to visit the real life locations where Love and Death was filmed. That’s not a bad idea, and it would be a lot easier than you might imagine. Fortunately, Love and Death was filmed in Austin or within about an hour’s drive from the city. Therefore, it would be great to stay in Austin and enjoying everything the city has to offer and make little excursions out to the surrounding communities to see where the series was made.

Where was Love and Death (2022) filmed?

Love and Death (2022) was primarily filmed on a sound stage in Kyle, Texas. On location shooting was done in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas to include Coupland, Hutto, Seguin, Kerrville, Lockhart, Killeen, and San Marcos.

Who will be staring in Love and Death (2022)?

Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery
Fabiola Andújar as Mary Adams
Amelie Dallimore as Jenny Montgomery
Olivia Grace Applegate as Carol Crowder
Aaron Jay Rome as Richard Garlington
Bonnie Gayle Sparks as Jo Ann Garlington
Richard C. Jones as Tom Cleckler
Drew Waters as Jerry McMahan
Mackenzie Astin as Tom O’Connel
Krysten Ritter as Sherry Cleckler
Lily Rabe as Betty Gore1
Keir Gilchrist as Pastor Ron Adams1
Elizabeth Marvel as Pastor Jackie Ponder1
Bruce McGill as Judge Tom Ryan1
Patrick Fugit as Pat Montgomery1
Tom Pelphrey as Don Crowder1
Brian d’Arcy James as Dr. Fred Fason1
Brad Leland as Chief Royce Abbott1
Adam Cropper as Robert Udashen1
Andrew S Cortez as Cameraman1
Jesse Plemons as Allan Gore
Connor Denton as Church Congregant
David Lane Breaux as Church Congregate
Ryan Murphy as Writers Circle Member
Siya Rostami as Engineer
Josh Brine as Shoe Salesman

Autograph Collectors Share Fan Mail, TTM Autograph Collecting Methods, Habits

Getting to Know TTM Autograph Collectors

I wanted to get my finger on the pulse of the through the mail (TTM) autograph collecting hobby to see what was working for collectors and how they are currently participating in the hobby. The results were pretty surprising, even for a seasoned collector like myself. To reach the most collectors, I put out a survey to some of the largest TTM and fan mail groups on Facebook. 82 collectors responded to my survey, with some collectors having experienced the hobby for over five decades while others had only just about a year’s worth of experience. The wide range of collectors made for some interesting answers.

How Long Have You Been Collecting TTM?

Of the 82 individuals surveyed, 13% were brand new to the hobby. To me, that indicates that the TTM hobby is still growing as previous analysis by Tales From the Collection has shown. Despite the newcomers, nearly half of those surveyed had been doing it for a decade or longer. I think that really speaks to not only the dedication of TTM collectors, but also the fun and excitement of the hobby that keeps people interested decade after decade. 

How Did You Learn About TTM Autograph Collecting?

Just by looking at the graph of how TTM collectors learned about the hobby, you might be surprised to see how the more traditional print media and word of mouth seem to be the predominant drivers, but that is largely thanks to the population of individuals who have been doing it for decades. Of the 11 collectors new to the hobby, 64% of them found out about TTM autograph collecting from Facebook with only one individual discovering it by word of mouth and none from print media. The days of reading about TTM collecting in a magazine seem to have come and gone.

How do You Engage With Other Collectors?

TTM collecting is largely an independent hobby, but that doesn’t mean that it is devoid of any aspect of community. In fact, sharing the autographs and responses that collectors get back is often the most enjoyable part. There are many ways that collectors engage with each other, forums like Reddit, address database sites like Startiger, and of course Facebook groups. As I mentioned, this data was collected largely from members of TTM Facebook groups which introduced a lot of bias to the data, which is particularly apparent on the graph below. So even though we would expect it to be skewed in favor of Facebook, I think it’s interesting to note how it is apparently the only way that many collectors engage with others in the hobby.

Collecting Habits

What is Your Primary Source For TTM Addresses?

When it comes to where collectors go to find addresses, there are two clear winners: StarTiger.com and SportsCollectors.net (SCN). In my guide to finding fan mail addresses, I listed StarTiger as the #1 resource and that assessment has bared out in the survey as well. Despite the minor paywall to access StarTiger, it came out miles ahead of the competition. I credit the site’s admin team who quickly fill members requests for addresses as well as the members themselves who keep the site’s database up to date by inputting their own successes, failures, and addresses into the system. SCN on the other hand is free, but it also benefits from the large subset of TTM collectors who focus primarily on sports autographs. It’s also apparent that valuable resources like Production Weekly are underutilized, almost certainly due to their prohibitive cost.

Do You Hand Write or Type Your Letters?

The age-old debate: do you hand write your letter of request (LOR) for the most personal feel or do you type it out for legibility and expediency? I almost exclusively type my LORs but it would seem that I am in the minority with a whopping 68% of collectors electing to write out their fan mail by hand. I admire the dedication, but having tried both, I can’t say that I’ve experienced greater success doing it one way or another. However, if your handwriting is good and time isn’t a terrible concern, I would have to agree that handwriting would be the way to go.

What Type of Address are You Getting the Most Returns From?

The survey results surprised me here. I would have expected more people to be utilizing via venue and business addresses. I expected that agency addresses would not be well represented because many agencies are hit or miss with passing on fan mail to signers. However, I didn’t expect the focus to be so predominantly on residential addresses.

What are the Most Items You Usually Send?

With TTM, I think the old phrase “less is more” holds true. I’ve seen many celebrities post on Instagram and Twitter about their disappointment with collectors who send stacks of items for them to sign for free. To ensure that your stuff isn’t trashed because the signers think you’re trying to make a quick buck off of them, it’s best practice to limit your request. The overwhelming majority of collectors limit the number of items they send to 2-3 items.

What do You Usually Send to Get Signed TTM?

Photos are usually the preferred item to get signed among many autograph collectors. However, due to the unique considerations of TTM autograph collecting, perhaps it’s no surprise that trading cards which offer photo quality images in a small, easy to ship form factor are the preferred choice of collectors. Their small size means they are inexpensive to ship and fairly cheap to purchase in the first place. Storage is also a cinch.

The second most popular option, 8×10″ photos, on the other hand cost $1.79 if you buy from Amazon Photo and about the same to ship each way. The cost of doing this can add up over time though, which is probably the main factor that is keeping it from being what collectors get signed most often.

How Many Requests do You Send per Month?

I tend to send about 30 requests per month, but if I’m really hitting it hard, I can get out closer to 50. It takes a lot of time and dedication to send out 50 requests, so I was blown away to see several collectors hitting not only 100 requests per month, but 150! Wow, that’s some serious commitment to the hobby there. It would seem that the typical range for most collectors is somewhere between five and 30 requests per month though.

What are You Most Concerned About in the Hobby?

By far, TTM autograph collectors were most concerned about their peers not following the best practices for TTM autograph collecting. That likely includes not sending return postage, sending an excessive amount of items, using form letters, spamming signers, and other faux pas. Interestingly, there was very little concern for a lack of signers willing to respond to fan mail. To me, that indicates that the hobby is still in a good place with a lot of opportunities for collectors to get their items signed.

Note: If you would like to participate in the survey yourself, you can still access the Google form here.

Felicity Jones, Robert Duncan McNeill, Veronica Taylor, Heather Langenkamp [Autographs, Fan Mail]

November brought some nice through the mail (TTM) autographs and fan mail responses as well as a few in person autographs from voice actors like Veronica Taylor and Megan Hollingshead at San Antonio’s Pokefest. I guess it’s been a good month for voice actors as I also did an interview with Sean Rey, the voice actor for Dani Rojas in Far Cry 6. You can watch the full interview below.

I’ve also been creating lots of new video content on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. While doing monthly round up posts like this is a great way to showcase all of the great autographs that come my way, doing short videos is a great way to show them off closer to real time. It also gives me a chance to show a bit of my process like I do in the video below.

Through The Mail (TTM) Autographs

Felicity Jones

I sent fan mail to Felicity back in June of 2020, right during the height of the pandemic. At the time, there was a lot of uncertainty about what celebrities would do with the fan mail they received, given concerns of the virus being transmitted by mail. It seems that, at least in this case, my letter and photos were set aside by her agent for her to sign at a later time as usual.

Before getting these back from Jones, I saw a lot of collectors received their items back first. So while I had hope that I would get mine back as well, I wasn’t so sure that I would. While I have sometimes had to wait for several years in the past, I think that this goes to show that you should never give up hope on an autograph request unless you get a return to sender.

Robert Duncan McNeill

McNeill is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the television series Star Trek: Voyager. I sent an email to the production office Resident Alien, which McNeill is directing, asking for their fan mail address so that I could request an autograph. One of the production assistants kindly provided me with the address for the show’s production office in Canada, to which I promptly sent the above photos for McNeill to sign. A few months later I got both of them back without a problem. McNeill inscribed the photos with “Live long and prosper” and “Best wishes”. Both will make a great addition to my small but growing Star Trek collection.

Paige Vanzant

Paige VanZant had previously posted on Facebook that she responded to fan mail sent to her gym in California. That was a few years ago though and she now trains in Florida. I thought I’d give writing to her at her new gym a try and a few months later I received both of the 8×10″ photos I sent her signed.

Janina Gavankar

Gavankar played Iden Versio in Star Wars Battlefront 2. She is currently filming season 2 of Big Sky so I wrote to her via the set. She signed one of the three items I sent.

Caity Lotz

The cast of DC: Legends of Tomorrow has been extremely good at responding to fan mail. Back in June I received a reply from Tala Ashe which goes well with this recent from Caity Lotz. She signed my index card and included a trading card and 4×6″ photo.

Daniel Craig

Independent Talent Group Ltd
40 Whitfield Street
London W1T 2RH
United Kingdom

I wrote to Daniel Craig via his agency in the UK. I sent a few index cards, but received this No Time to Die 5×7″. Léa Seydoux, Craig’s No Time to Die co-star, signed for me back in September.

Heather Langenkamp

Heather Langenkamp is best known for her role as Nancy Thompson on Wes Craven’s iconic 80’s horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street. I sent her two of the acid free archival quality index cards that I get from Amazon and asked her to both. After a 10 month turnaround, she obliged and signed both of them.

In Person Autographs / Purchases

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor is the voice of Ash Ketchum from Pokémon. She signed for me TTM a number of years back so I thanked her for doing so and asked how much mail she gets now. Surprisingly she told me that she doesn’t get much, but that’s because her management company was apparently throwing fan mail out rather than forwarding it on to her.

Luckily, she told me that she recently set up a new PO Box for fan mail and welcomed her fans to write her, while mentioning that she did have a very busy schedule, so replies probably won’t come too quickly. However, her website does mention that the address is for “letters only” and she asks fans to “please not send personal items to be autographed [as] they will not be returned”.

Veronica Taylor Fan Mail Address

Veronica Taylor
P.O. Box 291716
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Megan Hollingshead

Like Veronica Taylor, I met Megan Hollingshead at Pokéfest.

Alyssa Milano

Taylor Swift

Earlier this month, I announced on my TokTok that Taylor Swift was selling signed copies of RED (Taylor’s Version). I purchased two copies and they arrived a few weeks later. Both came beautifully signed with what appears to be a slightly updated signature style with a very long loop on the “T”. As I’ve previously noted, Taylor is one of the best celebrities at providing fans with a chance to own something signed by them.

Drew Barrymore

Even when dealing with reputable companies like Barnes and Noble, it’s hard to know if the autographs you buy are real, especially sight unseen, which is often the case with signed books. Unfortunately, I recently purchased a “signed” copy of Drew Barrymore’s new book Rebel Homemaker which turned out to contain a fake autograph. I had the book looked at by Beckett Authentication Services and they deemed it “unlikely to pass full authentication”. As I paid for a quick opinion and didn’t send my book in to be physically inspected, Beckett didn’t render a 100% affirmative verdict that it wasn’t genuine, but it differs so much from her usual autograph that it really wouldn’t be worth the cost or the trouble to do so.

Roy Beck Digs Up Stories From Raiders of The Lost Ark, a Lifetime in Film

Roy Beck’s Early Work in Film and Television

You could say that acting is in Roy Beck’s blood with a family film heritage that spans over seven decades. Beck grew up in England, the son of Roy Beck Sr., who has an extensive list of credits under his name and was prolific in the business. He got his start at Denham Studios in 1947 appearing in ‘So Evil my Love’ and later had an ongoing role as Roger Moore’s stand-in and double on the first season of The Saint. He was also responsible for igniting a young Beck’s passion for acting that led to a long-standing career as a professional supporting actor in film and television.

Roy Beck Jr.’s very first experience of working in movies was in the early 1960s when Roy Beck Sr. took him to the ABPC Elstree Studios to meet with Roger Moore on the set of The Saint. It was an incredibly exciting experience for him and he even had the opportunity to sit in the famous Volvo P1800. As fate would have it, that day’s visit to the set would mark the beginning of Beck’s filmography as Roger Moore asked if he’d like to appear with him in the episode ‘The Golden Journey’ that was filming on the back lot that very afternoon. Beck recalled that he was “terribly excited and my very first take had to be cut because I was making so much noise running up and down the steps in the background that the director couldn’t hear Roger’s lines. Tremendous times that started my journey, paving the way to a future career in film and television.”

From his simple beginnings as a background actor, Beck went on to work on a great many feature films and television series, amongst some of the earliest were Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, Becket, Oliver!, Department S, The Champions, Man in a Suitcase, The Prisoner, Where Eagles Dare, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and many, many more. In fact, Beck’s IMDb page currently lists 108 productions that he’s participated in as an actor. However, one of Beck’s more enjoyable assignments was working on Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark was Steven Spielberg’s first movie shot in the UK. The opening of the Ark sequence took around a week to film. Looking back at his experience on set, Beck recalled that “we worked very closely with Spielberg, particularly on the special effects scenes. These were fairly early days for SFX so a lot of experimental ideas were tried out. In particular, the use of highly reflective 3M tape and elaborately wired contraptions with high wattage projector bulbs that we wore under our uniforms and activated with switches in our palms. It was huge fun on set.”

Working on Raiders must have been an incredible thrill for Beck. One memory in particular that he shared which really captured the atmosphere of the set was “a very funny incident I can remember vividly. It occurred one afternoon when the tea lady came on her usual rounds through the set with tea and cakes. One of the soldiers put a piece of dry ice, taken from the Ark, and placed it into a polystyrene cup. You can imagine what happened when the poor tea lady poured the tea into it. She was horrified and we all shouted ‘that tea’s blooming hot..!’ A hilarious moment. Another interesting anecdote that has never come to light is that Anthony Daniels (C3PO) was cast as one of the German soldiers in that sequence, he was costume fitted at the same time as me.

Another interesting anecdote that has never come to light is that Anthony Daniels (C3PO) was cast as one of the German soldiers in that sequence, he was costume fitted at the same time as me.

Roy Beck on filming Indiana Jones and the raiders of the Lost ark

Collecting Autographs on Set

Since Tales From The Collection is all about autograph collecting, when I saw Beck’s signed 8×10″ photo of Harrison Ford, I knew I had to ask about his collection and what the experience of collecting autographs on a film set was like. He told me that he “inherited most of my extensive collection of signed photos from my late father.  For over four decades he worked closely with Robert Mitchum, Roger Moore, Tony Hopkins, John Hurt, Rod Steiger, James Stewart, James Coburn, Edward Fox, Ryan O’Neil, Charles Bronson, George Segal and Lee Marvin to name a few. All of whom were very pleased to personally annotate production stills for him.  These busy days though with increased security worries, and now COVID of course, stars tend to come to set only when required to work and there’s less opportunity to build on working relationships. When working more closely as stand-in or double for principal cast however, it’s a little easier.”

When [Harrison Ford and I] finally met on set, he initially thought I was a real copper and we had a good laugh about that. It was fun to reminisce about those early Raider’s memories with him and he very kindly arranged for his agent to forward the signed picture, of which I am extremely fond. 

Roy Beck on Getting a Signed Photo of Harrison ford on the set of patriot games

He continued to say that he “was very pleased to meet Harrison on location in London back in the early ‘90s filming ‘Patriot Games’.  I had been cast as a London Police Officer.  When we finally met on set he initially thought I was a real copper and we had a good laugh about that.  It was fun to reminisce about those early Raiders memories with him and he very kindly arranged for his agent to forward the signed picture, of which I am extremely fond. 

Roy Beck’s Work Behind the Scenes

While Beck spent a lot of time working in front of a camera, his mainstream career was spent behind the scenes in post-production as a film and TV editor. In the 70s and 80s he worked in Canada and the UK editing many light entertainment shows including The King of Kensington and The Frankie Howerd Show for CBC Toronto as well as the marriage of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips for the US ABC Network. Additionally, in what Beck considered to possibly be the highlight of his career in the UK, he edited Granada Television’s prestigious showcase drama Laurence Olivier Presents Come Back Little Sheba where he worked directly with Olivier and director Silvio Narizzano. Another career high for Beck was working with the legendary film director Michael Powell on a project to re-master his very first feature film The Edge of the World for the BBC. He later went on to head up many of London’s foremost post-production facilities.

After stepping away from acting to pursue work in post-production, Beck eventually returned to the craft in 2012. Since then, he’s been a featured supporting actor in many TV dramas and mainstream feature films: Downton Abbey, The Theory of Everything, Kingsman, Legend, Now You See Me, The Infiltrator, Fantastic Beasts, Sense8, Black Mirror, War Machine, Transformers, American Assassin, The Foreigner, Murder on the Orient Express, Red Sparrow, Christopher Robin, Harlots, The Crown, Killing Eve and The Batman.

Moreover, he’s had stand-in and doubling assignments for Oliver Reed, Joel Fabioni, Albert Finney and more recently Sir Michael Gambon, Matthew Macfadyen, Mark Gatiss and, for a Japanese TV commercial, Tommy Lee Jones.

Autograph Signing

Beck is currently working with the Fortune & Glory – Indiana Jones Autographs and Collectibles Facebook group to put together an autograph signing of his own. Check back for updates and information on how to get a signed photo from Raiders of the Lost Ark or one of his many other movies.

Roy Beck Films You’ll Love

More Tales From The Collection

Far Cry 6 Actor Sean Rey Talks Filming, Game Play, The Cinema/Video Game Nexus

With Far Cry 6 having had its release on October 7th, by now many players have had some solid time to experience the game’s fictional Caribbean setting. The island nation of Yara is ruled by the dictator Antón Castillo AKA “El Presidente,” and in the latest installment in the franchise, it’s the job of Dani Rojas (played by Sean Rey) to overthrow the dictatorship and end Castillo’s tyranny.

Sean Rey Prepares for his New Role as Dani

Image by Sean Rey

I had the opportunity to talk to Sean Rey who did the voice acting and motion capture work for the male Dani. He grew up in Canada spending a lot of time with his grandparents who immigrated from Spain before he was born. Having that early childhood exposure to the Spanish language certainly came in handy when working on Far Cry 6, which has a lot of code-switching between English and Spanish. Rey says, “the accent was pretty easy to fall into. I didn’t have to really work too hard. We did have a dialect coach. He was on set all the time. His name’s Carlos—great dude, funny guy. He would just tweak our pronunciations, and he would chime in if we were going too hard or too soft. You just need to find that balance”.

Rey was further primed for the role by his prior gaming experience with the Far Cry franchise. He played Far Cry 2, 3, and 4, which gave him a good understanding of where the games have been and how far they’ve come. Combine that with the YouTube research he did into the mo-cap work done for The Last of Us, and Rey had a good idea of what to expect from his new role even before he began filming way back in the Summer of 2019 at Ubisoft’s Toronto Headquarters.

Filming Far Cry 6

Rey described the mo-cap experience as being very technical as “you have all this gear on, and you have to imagine what your character has on. I remember I always forgot that Dani has a backpack during the whole game, so I would try to move like you would when you have a backpack on, but they always said ‘Don’t touch it or anything, just do the scene.’ I just remember like oh yeah, Dani has a backpack. People walk differently when they have a backpack on. Little things like that.”

The set would be marked off with tape delineating the boundaries of a given scene. Walk too far one way, and your character will fall off of a cliff. Go too far another way, and you might be strolling off the end of pier. It’s a job that requires a great deal of imagination and spatial awareness to pull off, but after a few days of getting the process down, the idiosyncrasies become second nature.

Rey relayed that they shot “up until [2021] at some point. In-between then, I’ve just been in and out of the vocal booth. They’re always doing rewrites, and for all of that combat-dialogue. So, they’ll play it back and a few weeks later make changes.” Luckily, Rey is a Toronto native, so going back for additional sessions isn’t much of a challenge.

Image by Ubisoft

That’s more than can be said for the game’s headliner, Giancarlo Esposito, who lives almost 2,000 miles away in New Mexico. According to Rey, Esposito came onboard about halfway through shooting for the game. While in Toronto, Esposito worked in the same space as the other actors for about a week. In general, the actors filmed many parts separately with the exception of Rey and Nisa Gunduz (the female Dani) as they needed to work closely to make sure both versions of the character hit the same beats.

We didn’t know who the villain was going to be even half way through shooting. They had some ideas for casting that they were playing with, but they never told us who Antón was going to be.

Sean Rey on Casting of Giancarlo Esposito

The Intersection of Film and Games

Whether it’s Kevin Spacey in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077, or Giancarlo Esposito in Far Cry 6, AAA games are increasingly featuring some of Hollywood’s finest actors. Sean Rey himself straddles both worlds. He had previously been working in television and doing films like 2020’s Rev (available on Amazon Prime), but Far Cry 6 marks his video game debut. I asked Rey if he thought the inclusion of big name actors was something that would become more and more essential to AAA games as we move forward.

According to Rey, having well known actors, “brings more tension to it and kind of legitimizes video games, because nowadays games are so cinematic. When I would try and explain what I’m doing to a non-gamer they’re kind like ‘Huh? what do you mean you’re acting in a video game?'”

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a gamer. As I got older, I wanted to become an actor. As an adult I am both. What a dream job! I want to thank Ubisoft for putting their trust in me with bringing this amazing character to life. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity that was presented to me. A THOUSAND THANKS!

Sean Rey via instagram

I think Rey hit the nail right on the head about the cinematic nature of games, but it goes both ways. Not only are games becoming more like films, but films are becoming more like games. One only has to look at how The Mandalorian has replaced green screens with virtual sets powered by video game tech in the form of the powerful Unreal Engine, which allows for scenery to change in real time. The lines between video games and cinema are beginning to blur as the two begin to borrow elements from one another. As Rey said, it also has the added benefit of, “bringing more attention to the title and making people want to check it out.” I have no doubt about that being the cast as analysts predict that the industry will generate more than $260 billion in annual revenue by 2025. You certainly don’t get there without bringing droves of new gamers into the fold.

Sean Rey’s Far Cry 6 Gameplay Experience

Rey has been busy with projects since the game’s release even doing voice over work for an unannounced animated series on Netflix. However, he does have a copy of the game and has been able to experience some of the game’s early moments on Isla Santuario. He was in no rush to finish it and told me that he’s “kind of savoring it. I’ll definitely go back into it, but I’m taking my time.”

When films are in production, what’s been shot for the day is shown to the actors in the form of “dailies,” but nothing like that existed for the production of Far Cry 6. The only time he would see footage during production was when he would come back for subsequent shoots and would be shown what was filmed as much as six months ago in order to refresh the cast’s memory. But even then, it wasn’t the final scenes that you see in the game, just the raw footage.

It just takes so long for the scenes to be created in video games, unlike the instantaneous recording that goes on with film. Rey told me that he was even “debating peeking at some cutscenes” to get his first view of the footage. Even now, nearly a month after from the game’s release, he still has only seen some of his scenes and some of Nisa’s. His initial impressions have been very good so far stating that, “from what I’ve played, it looks amazing.” It would seem that the critics would agree with Metacritic giving the game an overall score of 75.

Of course, Rey decided to play as himself. For him, the experience was “kind of weird to hear my voice all the time. I think that’s why I also stopped. Maybe I might go start over and play as female Dani so I don’t have to hear myself. I thought it would be cool as a gamer, that it would be so meta, because it’s actually me in a game.” Rather than being the meta experience Rey had hoped for, he wound up just critiquing his performance and questioning the delivery of his lines. We’ve all heard of actors like Adam Driver who refuse to watch their own movies for this very reason, so even if the end product is incredible, I guess that still goes the same for some actors in video games as well.

Full Sean Rey Interview

Note: Originally posted on Retro Informer

Get MTG Cards Signed By Artists Through The Mail! [Addresses, Emails, How-To]

If you’re like me then you may have been drawn to Magic The Gathering (MTG), not by the addictive gameplay or its collectability, but by the incredible artwork that graces each and every MTG card. If you admire MTG art as much as I do, then you may be interested to know that many artists are happy to sign your cards through the mail (TTM). Sometimes artists request a small fee for their time and trouble while others are happy to sign free of charge.

This page compiles contact information for MTG artists to make reaching out to them as simple as possible. With any luck, you can start a nice collection of artist signed MTG cards right from the comfort of your own home!

Fan Favorite MTG Signers

Randy Gallegos

If you head over to Randy’s site you can arrange to get your MTG cards signed by him. He charges $2 per card for normal single signatures and $4 per card for double signatures. The cost of return shipping is included in your purchase.

Tom Baxa

Tom Baxa offers a lot of services through his site like card alterations and commissions, but also signs through the mail. Send him an email to make arrangements.

tbaxa@baxaart.com

Christopher Moeller

Christopher Moeller has worked in the gaming industry in parallel with his comics work. He has done numerous illustrations for White Wolf Games, including covers for their Aberrant game books, and miniatures game. He has provided over 100 illustrations for the trading card game Magic: the Gathering. He has done illustrations for the World of Warcraft trading card game. He did the packaging art for the Axis and Allies Miniatures game.

“Shelter”


Christopher Moeller
210 Parkside Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15228
USA

Terese Nielsen

Terese Nielsen is a prolific MTG artist and one that has always been very good to her fans. For more than 30 years, her artwork has graced the covers of comics, games, and much more. She has made her place in the world of fantasy art, lurking in the upper echelons as one of the foremost female artists in the field, and has been honored in seventeen volumes of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

For complete instructions on how Terese would like you to send your MTG cards for signing, please check her website.

 Terese Nielsen
     P.O. Box 4672
     Carson City, NV 89702
USA

I’m happy to sign cards for all of you. There’s no need to email to ask for permission, or to find out where to send them. All you have to do is send your cards (please not more than 25, if you want double signatures, ONLY 12 cards) with a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) to the address listed above.

Terese Nielsen

How to Send Fan Mail

Sending fan mail is easy. We walk you through the whole process in our comprehensive guide to fan mail that will have you writing letters to your favorite MTG stars in minutes! If you want to get straight to it though, make sure you always include a self addressed stamped envelope, a letter or request, and something to sign at a minimum. Good luck!

MTG Artist Addresses A-B

A-B

Aaron Boyd
E-Mail: aaronboydarts@gmail.com
Web: http://aaronboydart.blogspot.com/
Web: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/aaron-boyd/12/31/a12

Adi Granov
E-mail: contact@adigranov.net
Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adi-Granov-Illustration/244587123597

Adam Rex
E-mail: Hairycheese@aol.com

Alan Pollack
E-mail: alanpollackstudios@comcast.net
Web: http://www.alanpollack.com/

Adrian Smith
E-Mail: artist@adriansmith.co.uk
Web: https://www.facebook.com/artofadriansmith
Web: http://adrian-smith.cghub.com/
Web: uk.linkedin.com/pub/adrian-smith/2/2ba/a92

Alan Rabinowitz
Mail: 9 Dalewood Lane
Kings Park NY, USA 11754
E-mail: alan_rabinowitz@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.artwerk.org

Al Davidson
E-mail: al@astralgypsy.com

Alex Horley
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco
3 Waterloo Road
Hoptatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: (973) 770-8190
E-Mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Allen Williams
E-Mail: Ijustdraw@gmail.com
Web: http://allenwilliamsconcept.blogspot.com/
Web: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/allen-williams/1/967/561
Web: https://www.facebook.com/AllenWilliamsArt

Alton Lawson
Web: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alton-lawson/25/241/19b
Web: https://www.facebook.com/alton.lawson.5

Amy Weber
Mail: 321 High School Rd NE, #132
Brainbridge Island WA, USA 98110
E-mail: orion713@aol.com

Andi Rusu
Mail: 2246 NW 61st Street
Seattle WA, USA 98107-2431

Andrew J. Hepworth
Mail: c/o Red Slap Creatives
TFR 45 Duke Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 8HH
E-mail: karen.newis@ukonline.com
Web: http://www.redslap.co.uk

Andrew Murray
E-Mail: theincredibleandy@gmail.com
Web: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewleemurray

Anisa E. Romero
Mail: PO Box 69765
Seattle WA, USA 98168
E-mail: fonster@sttl.uswest.Net

Anson Maddocks
Mail: Mortal Graphics
PO Box 69765
Seattle WA, USA 98168
Phone: (800) 248-4297

Anthony Highwater
Mail: 112 Blacksmith Road
Lexington SC, USA 29072

Anthony Judge
Mail: 24231 Yosemite Drive
Euclid OH, USA 29072

Anthony s. Waters
Mail: P.O. Box 369
Kirkland WA, USA 98033-0369
E-mail: “bightmei”@virtual-cafe.com (remove quotes to email)
Web: http://www.thinktankstudios.com/

April Lee
Mail: 22111 Calvert Street, #316-C
Woodland Hills CA, USA 91367
Phone: (818) 346-2088
E-mail: april@nwcomputing.com

Ariel Olivetti
Web: https://www.facebook.com/ariel.olivetti
Web: ar.linkedin.com/pub/ariel-olivetti/1/967/934

Arnie Swekel
Web: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/arnie-swekel/16/429/5a1

Ashley Wood
Web: woodhaus.com

Austin Hsu
Web: http://austinhsu.deviantart.com/
Web: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/austin-hsu/62/139/456

Adam Rex
Web: http://www.adamrex.com/
E-Mail: Hairycheese@aol.com
E-Mail: AdamRex@earthlink.net

Alan Pollack
E-Mail: apollackstudios@zoom-dsl.com

http://www.alanpollack.com/

Alan Rabinowitz
E-Mail: alan_rabinowitz@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.fantasy-illustration.com/

Aleksi Briclot
E-Mail: aleksi@aneyeoni.com

Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Email: Horley@iol.it
Email: AlexHorley@spiderwebart.com
Email: Alex.horley@gmail.com
Web: http://alexhorley.deviantart.com/

Amy Weber
E-Mail: orion713@aol.com
Web: http://amyweberstudio.com/
Web: https://www.etsy.com/shop/amyweberart
Web: https://www.facebook.com/amyweberart

Ben Thompson
Mail: 41 Via Meseta
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA 92688
E-mail: bent_art@cox.net

Bob Petillo
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco
3 Waterloo Road
Hoptatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: (973) 770-8190
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Bradley Williams
Mail: 3817 Eccles Ave.
Ogden UT, USA 84403
Phone: (801) 627-9065
E-mail: bwilliams123@juno.com
Web: bradleywilliams.net

Brian Ajhar
Mail: PO Box 521
Canadensis PA, USA 18325
Phone: (570) 595-3782
E-mail: bajhar@ptd.net
Web: http://www.theispot.com/artist/ajhar

Brian Ashmore
Mail: 499 Greenspring Place
Billings MT, USA 59102
Phone: (406) 652-0515
E-mail: ashmore@wtp.net

Brian Booker
Mail: PO Box 17833
Boulder CO, USA 80308
Phone: (303) 449-5860
E-mail: matrix@diac.com
Web: http://www.diac.com/~matrix

Brian Snoddy
Mail: PO Box 16284
Seattle WA, USA 98116
Web: http://www.daydream-graphics.com

Brom
web: http://www.bromart.com/

Bryon Wackwitz
Mail: 1007 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia PA, USA 19123
Phone: (215) 769-1441
E-mail: weregeek@ix.netcom.com
Web: http://www.daydream-graphics.com

MTG Artist Addresses C-D

C-D

Carl Critchlow
Web: http://www.carlcritchlow.com/

Carol Heyer
Mail: 925 E Avenue DeLos Arboles
Thousand Oaks CA, USA 91360

Charles Gillespie
Mail: 55 The Branch
Springtown, Londonderry, Ireland BT48 0RA
Phone: 44 1504 269999

Chippy
Mail: 6 Nithsdale
Calderwood, East Kilbride, Scotland G74 3SG

Chris McLoughlin
Mail: 56 Millbrook Drive
Old Hall Estate, Kirkby
Merseyside, Wales L32 1TF

Chris Trevas
Mail: 6010 Runnymead Drive
Canton MI, USA 48187
Phone: (313) 455-5882
E-mail: lonepigeon@worldnet.att.net

Christina Wald
Mail: 3416 Ridgewood Ave
Cincinnati OH, USA 45211
E-mail: tdrome@fuse.net
Web: home.fuse.net/tlcookse/

Christopher Moeller
Mail: 210 Parkside Ave
Pittsburgh PA, USA 15228
E-mail: moellerc@adelphia.net
Web: http://www.cmoeller.com

Christopher Rush
E-mail: crushart@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.angelfire.com/scifi2/crushart/

Ciruelo
Mail: PO BOX 57
Sitges Barcelona, Spain 08870
E-mail: ciruelo@dac-editions.com
Web: http://www.dac-editions.com

Claymore J. Flapdoodle
See Phil Foglio

Cliff Nielsen
E-mail: cniels@aol.com

Cliff Upp
Mail: 1433 Gould Rd.
Toledo OH, USA 43612
Phone: (419) 269-1360

Clyde Caldwell
Mail: 1926B Springbrook
N Waukesha WI, USA 53186
Phone : (262) 574-0073
E-mail: clydeosaur@aol.com
Web: http://www.enteract.com/~godis/clyde

Colin MacNeil
Mail: c/o Red Slap Creatives
TFR 45 Duke Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 8HH
E-mail: karen.newis@ukonline.com
Web: http://www.redslap.co.uk

Cornelius Brudi
Mail: 2628 NE 82nd
Seattle WA, USA 98115
E-mail: cbrudi@aol.com

Craig Gilmore
Mail: 2071 Oak Creek Drive
Lithia Springs GA,USA 30057

D. Alexander Gregory
Mail: 3700 E Curry Ford Road, Apt U-5
Orlando FL, USA 32806
Phone: (407) 898-6835

Dameon Willich
Mail: 920 NE 63rd Apt,#102
Seattle WA, USA 98115

Dameon Willich
Mail: 920 NE 63rd, Apt #102
Seattle WA, USA 98115

Dan Frazier
Mail: 4853 Fountain Street
Boulder CO 80304
E-mail: dfrazier@earthnet.net
Web: http://www.danfrazier.com

Dan Smith
Mail: 12761 Gladstone Ave
Sylmar CA, USA 91342

Daren Bader
Mail: 625 Poinsettia Park N
Encinitas CA, USA 92024
E-mail: daren@angelstudios.com

Dave Dorman
Web: http://www.dormanart.com/

David A. Cherry
Mail: 1812 Pine Oak Drive
Edmond OK,USA 73013
E-mail: david@DavidCherryArt.com
Web: http://www.davidcherryart.com/

David Ackerman
Mail: 2998 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley CA, USA 94702
E-mail: talsorian@aol.com

David Boller
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco
3 Waterloo Road
Hoptatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: (973) 770-8190
E-Mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

David Deitrick
Mail: 6525 Hunter’s Glen Drive
Knoxville TN, USA 37921-3821

David Fooden
Mail: 30-40 45th Street, 1D
Astoria NY, USA 11103

David Ho
Mail: 3586 Dickenson Common
Fremont CA, USA 94538
Phone: 510-656-2468
E-mail: ho@davidho.com
Web: http://www.davidho.com

David Kimmel
E-mail: jdkim@okla.net

David Leri
Mail: 6050 Sunlawn Dr.
Westerville OH, USA 43081
Phone: (614) 818-0754
E-mail: DLLeri@aol.com

David Martin
Mail: PO Box 37354
Albuquerque NM, USA 87153

David O’Connor
Mail: 10 Gold Stone Road, Hove
Brighton, England BN3 3RP
Phone: 01273 206913

David Seeley
Mail: 102 South Street
Boston MA, USA 02111
Phone: (617) 423-3195

Dennis Calero
Mail: 48 Muntz Lane
Garnerville NY, USA 10923
Phone: 914-786-0265
E-mail: atomiceo@aol.com
Web: hometown.aol.com/atomiceo/myhomepage/index.html

Dermot Power
Mail: 26 Beverly Drive, Edgware
Middlesex, England HA8 5NG
E-mail: power@dircon.co.uk

Diana Sharples
Mail: 3368 Conley Downs Dr.
Powder Springs GA, USA 30127
Phone: (770) 425-3006
E-mail: dsharple@mindspring.com

Diana Vick
Mail: 811 NW Ravenna Blvd.
Seattle WA 98115

DiTerlizzi
Mail: 123 Seventh Avenue, PO Box #225
Brooklyn NY, USA 11215
Web: http://www.diterlizzi.com/

Dom!
Mail: c/o Red Slap Creatives,
TFR 45 Duke Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 8HH
E-mail: karen.newis@ukonline.co.uk
Web: http://www.redslap.co.uk

Donato Giancola
Mail: 397 Pacific St
Brooklyn NY, USA 11217
Phone: (718) 797-2438
Web: http://www.donatoart.com

Doug Chaffee
Mail: Rural Route 1, Warner Hill Road, Box 120H
Ulster PA, USA 18850
E-mail: ilplus@epix.net

Doug Keith
Mail: 909 North 78th Street
Seattle WA 98103
Phone: (206) 783-3912
E-mail: atozdk@aol.com

Douglas Shuler
Mail: PO Box 3145
Lafayette CO, USA 80307-3145
E-mail: darkjedi@ix.netcom.com
Web: http://www.douglasshuler.com

Drew Tucker
Mail: 904 W Linden
Carbondale IL, USA 62901
E-mail: dtucker453@aol.com
Web: http://www.daydream-graphics.com/

MTG Artist Addresses E-F

E-F

Edward B. Wagner
Mail: 3118 W. 3rd Place
Davenport IA, USA 52804
Phone: (319) 324-9079

Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Mail: PO Box 622
Coventry RI, USA 02816
E-mail: destini@ids.net
Web: http://www.destiniproductionsinc.com/

Eric K. Olson
Mail: 20216 County Highway AA
Sparta WI, USA 54656

Franz Vohwinkel
Mail: Schillerstr 30
Ottobrunn 85521
E-mail: franz.vohwinkel@t-online.de

Fred Harper
Mail: 39 Pearl Street, #4R
Brooklyn NY, USA 11201

MTG Artist Addresses G-I

G-I

Gary Gianni
Mail: 2540 West Pensacola
Chicago IL, USA 60618

Gary Leach
Mail: 366 Brockley Road, Croufton Park
London, England SE4 2BY

George Pratt
Mail: 102 Sidney Green St.
Chapel Hill NC, USA 27516
Phone: (919) 968-0192

Gerry Grace
Mail: 25 Princess Road
Brighton, Sussex, England BN2 3RH

Glen Angus
Phone: (519) 972-2727 ext. 4394
E-mail: gangus@stclairc.on.ca

Glen Kim
Mail: 768 21st Ave
San Francisco CA, USA 94121
Phone: (415) 386-7401

Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco,
5 Waterloo Road
Hopatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: (973) 770-8189
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Greg Simanson
Mail: 1014 1st Ave S, #300
Seattle WA, USA 98134
Phone: (206) 860-4098
E-mail: gsimonso@ix.netcom.com

Greg Spalenka
Mail: c/o Allen Spiegel Fine Arts,
221 Lobos Avenue
Pacific Grove CA, USA 93950

Gregory R. Loudon
Mail: 1804 Pine Road
Homewood IL, USA 60430

Hannibal King
Mail: 32 Owencroft Rd.
Dorchester MA, USA 02124
Phone: (617) 230-3764

Harold McNeill
Mail: c/o Third Camelot
PO Box 194
Beaver OR, USA 97108
E-mail: third_camelot@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.thirdcamelot.com

Heather Hudson
Mail: PMB #307 117, E Louisa St.
Seattle WA, USA 98102
E-mail: heatherhudson@studiowondercabinet
.com
Web: http://www.studiowondercabinet.com/

Heather McKinney-Chernik
Mail: 401 Eagle?s Ridge
Brewster NY, USA 10509
Phone: 914-278-1659
E-mail: hmc@hmcstudios.com
Web: http://www.hmcstudios.com

Henry G. Higginbotham
Mail: 4047 Midland Rd.
Christiana TN, USA 37037

Ian Miller
Mail: 43 Vere Road
Brighton, Sussex, BN1 4NQ, England

MTG Artist Addresses J-K

J-K

J. W. Frost
Mail: c/o Pardy,
8 Chambers St
Smiths falls ON, Canada K7A 2Y1

Jack Pennington
Mail: 8882 Woodsman
Washington MI, USA 48094
E-mail: jaxinc@aol.com

Janet Hamlin
Mail: 164 9th Street
Brooklyn NY, USA 11215
Phone: (718) 768-3647
E-mail: hamchat@earthlink.net
Web: home.earthlink.net/~hamchat/

Janine Johnston
E-mail: jinjini@hotmail.com

Jason Alexander Behnke
Mail: 310 S Easton Rd., Apt. A206
Glenside PA, USA 19038-3940
E-mail: jabehnke@home.com
Web: http://www.daydream-graphics.com/

Jason Brubaker
Mail: 1411 Innes Pl, #5
Venice CA, USA 90291
Phone: (310) 581-9572

Jeff Easley
Mail: W3547 Lakeview Dr.
Lake Geneva, WI. 53147

Jeff A. Menges
Mail: Skaircrow Graphics,
PO Box 593
Northport NY, USA 11768-0593
Web: http://www.skaircrow.com

Jeff Laubenstein
Mail: 32B Truman Ct.
Streamwood IL, USA 60107
Phone: (630) 372-7342
E-mail: Jeff.Laubenstein@terraglyph.com

Jeff Miracola
Mail: 4610 S. Logan Ave., Apt #202
Milwaukee WI, USA 53207
E-mail: miracola@surfree.com
Web: http://www.jeffmiracola.com

Jeff Reitz
Mail: RR5 Box 5219A
Stroudsburg PA, USA 18360
Phone: (570) 420-1654

Jennifer Law
Mail: 222 Summit Ave E, #305
Seattle WA, USA 98102
Phone: (206) 328-6087

Jerry Tiritilli
E-mail: tiritilli@enteract.com

Jim Nelson
Mail: 2011 W. Byron #2
Chicago IL, USA 60618
Phone: (773) 868-0803
E-mail: mothman@sprintmail.com

Jock
Mail: c/o Red Slap Creatives,
TFR 45 Duke Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 8HH[
E-mail: karen.newis@ukonline.co.uk
Web: http://www.redslap.co.uk

Jody Hewgill
Mail: c/o Sally Heflin & The Artworks,
455 W. 23rd St. #8D
New York NY, USA 10011
Phone: (212) 366-1893

Joe DeVito
Mail: 115 Shady Hill Drive
Chalfont PA, USA 18914
E-mail: jdevito4@aol.com

John Avon
Mail: Raygun Imaging,
2nd floor (rear) Mitre House, 149 western road
Brighton, E Sussex, England BN1 2DD
Phone: 44 01273 730034
E-mail: j.avon-raygun@mistral.co.uk
Web: http://www.johnavon.com/

John Bridges
Mail: Red Crow Studio,
1150 Rankin St #L-6
Stone Mountain GA, USA 30083
E-mail: redcrow@mindspring.com

John Coulthart
Mail: Flat 3, 65 Bamford Road
Didsbury, Manchester, England M20 2QP
E-mail: discordia@softhome.net
Web: http://www.savoy.abel.co.uk/gallery.html

John Matson
Mail: 2134 A North 72nd St.
Wauwatosa WI, USA 53213

John McCrea
Mail: Comic Art Dudes,
PO Box 5628
Birmingham, England B20 2RG
E-mail: xmi94@dial.pipex.com
Web: http://www.ds.dial.pipex.com/town/way/xmi94/

Jon Sullivan
Mail: c/o Alan Lynch,
11 King?s Ridge Rd.
Long Valley NJ, USA 07853
Phone: (908) 813-8718
E-mail: alartists@aol.com

Joseph Pillsbury
Mail: 215 South Mc Knight Rd., Suite 304
Saint Paul MN, USA 55119
Phone: (651) 739-8063
E-mail: bogweb@aol.com
Web: http://www.bogworld.com

Julie Baroh
Web: http://www.emeraldnet.net/~baroh

Junior Tomlin
Mail: 291-D Ladbroke Grove
London, England W10 6HE
Phone: 44 181 968 5784
E-mail: juniort@mailbox.co.uk

Justin Sweet
Web: http://www.justinsweet.com/

Kaja Foglio
Mail: Studio Foglio,
2400 NW 80th St., #129
Seattle WA, USA 98117

Web: http://www.studiofoglio.com

Karl Waller
Mail: 225 W Lemon Street
Lancaster PA, USA 17603

Keith Garletts
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco,
5 Waterloo Road
Hopatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: 973-770-8189
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Keith Parkinson
Mail: 1681 West Geranium Place
Tuscon AZ, USA 85737
Web: keithparkinson.com

Ken Meyer, Jr.
Mail: 1837 Montgomery Dr
Vista CA, USA 92804
E-mail: kenmeyerjr@home.com
Web: http://www.mediasi.com/kenmeyerjr

Kersten Kaman
Mail: 312 2nd Ave W, Apt 406
Seattle WA, USA 98119

Kev Brockschmidt
Mail: 22409 100th Ave SE
Kent WA, USA 98031-4228
E-mail: kev@kevscartoons.com
Web: http://www.kevscartoons.com

Kevin Dobler
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco,
5 Waterloo Road
Hopatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: (973) 770-8189
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Kevin T. Phillips
Mail: 9449 Briar Forest, #4415
Houston TX, USA 77063
Phone: (713) 784-0862
E-mail: kphil@ix.net.com

MTG Artist Addresses L-M

L-M

L. A. Williams
Mail: PO Box 1606
Warren OH, USA 44482
Phone: (330) 373-0022
E-mail: crucifer@aol.com
Web: http://www.lawilliams.com/

Larry MacDougall
Mail: 846 Highway #8
Stoney Creek ON, Canada L8E 5J3
Phone: (905) 527-2887

Lee Carter
Mail: 149 Stockton Road
Hartlepool Durham, England TS25 1SL
Phone: 44 142 923 4509

Liz Danforth
Mail: PO Box 64082
Phoenix AZ, USA 85082-4082
Web: http://www.daydream-graphics.com/

Lou Harrison
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco,
5 Waterloo Road
Hopatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: (973) 770-8189
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Luis Vazquez
Mail: 5819 King?s Highway
Brooklyn NY, USA 11203
E-mail: lu@luart.com
Web: http://www.luart.com

Malcolm McClinton
Mail: Hanged Man Studio,
2606 E Burnside
Portland OR, USA 97214
Phone: (503) 235-3057
E-Mail: MMccli7789@aol.com
Web: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Labyrinth/8339

Margaret Organ-Kean
E-mail: morgan@ricochet.net
Web: http://www.alexicom.net/moonstone

Mark Brill
Phone: (253) 939-6617
E-mail: markbrill_artist@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.platypusrex.net

Mark Poole
Mail: 121 Old Sugar Hill Road
Lexington SC, USA 29072

Mark Romanoski
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco,
5 Waterloo Road
Hopatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: 973-770-8189
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Mark Rosewater  
E-mail: makingmagic@wizards.com
Web: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/welcome

Mark Zug
Mail: 50 N Pine St #304
Marietta PA 17547
Web: http://www.markzug.com/

Martin McKenna
Mail: 15 Fair View Road,
Woodthorpe Nottingham, England NG5 4GW
Phone: 44-(0)115-960-2620
E-mail: martin.mckenna@lineone.net
Web: http://www.asfa-art.org/Members/MartinMcKenna/index.html

Matt Cavotta
Mail: 3357 E. Fairfax
Cleveland Heights OH, USA 44118
E-mail: matt@pcioh.com
Web: http://www.cavotta.com/

Matt Stawicki
Web: http://www.mattstawicki.com

Matthew D. Wilson
Web: http://www.mattwilsonart.com

Max Shade Fellwalker
Mail: PO Box 608048
San Diego CA, USA 92160
Phone: (619) 286-3832
E-mail: destry@netcom.com
Web: emporium.turnpike.net/Z/zen

Melissa A. Benson
Mail: PO Box 119
Stratford CT, USA 06615-0119
E-mail: mabenson@snet.net
Web: http://www.melissabenson.com

Melodie Smith
Mail: 4771 Yuma Avenue, Apt. C
Oceanside CA, USA 92057
Phone: (760) 630-3193
E-mail: melsmith1@home.com

Michael Astrachan
Mail: 401 Whitney Ave, #1
New Haven CT, USA 06511

Michael Dixon
Mail: 80 Garnet Avenue
Toronto ON, Canada M6G 1V7
Phone: 416-588-8232

Michael Phillippi
Mail: c/o Sloth Productions, Inc.,
PO Box 2609
Mandeville LA, USA 70470-2609
Phone: (504) 875-6631
E-mail: slothart@qwest.net

Michael Sutfin
Mail: 23711 N. Quentin Rd.
Lake Zurich IL, USA 60047

Michael Weaver
Mail: 1018 Atherton Lane
Woodstock GA, USA 30189
E-mail: mweaver@mindspring.com

Michael Whelan
Mail: c/o Glass Onion Graphics
PO Box 88
Brookfield, CT 06084

Mike Jackson
Mail: 3254 W. 3rd Ave.
Vancouver BC, Canada V6K 1N4
E-mail: sailordoom@home.com

Mike Kerr
Mail: 407 27th Ave NE
Calgary AB, Canada T2E A25
Phone: (403) 276-9740

Mike Kimble
Mail: 2105 Mapleton Place
Boulder CO, USA 80304
Phone: (303) 440-5095
E-mail: mkimble@ecentral.com

Mike Raabe
Mail: 12943 SE 23rd St.
Bellevue WA, USA 98005
E-mail: marram@jetcity.com

Monte Michael Moore
Mail: 5360 North Franklin St.
Denver CO, USA 80216
Phone: (303) 294-0146
E-Mail: mavmktg@qadas.com
Web: http://www.mavarts.com

MTG Artist Addresses N-R

N-R

Nathalie Hertz
Mail: 12C Rue de Bezannes
51100 Reims, France
Phone: 03-26-040344
E-mail: nhertz@cliqueetcroque.com

Nelson DeCastro
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco,
5 Waterloo Road
Hopatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: 973-770-8189
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

NéNé Thomas
Mail: 612 8th St NW
Minot ND, USA 58703
Web: http://www.nenethomas.com/

Nicola Leonard
Mail: PO Box 16284
Seattle WA, USA 98116
Web: http://www.agauricus.com

Pamela Hobbs
E-mail: pam@pamorama.com
Web: WWW.pamorama.com

Paolo Parente
Mail: via Trivul 210 30
Milano, Italy 1-20146

Pat Morrissey
Mail: 20 Fox Road
Middleton NH, USA 03887

Patrick Beel
Mail: HBI Studio Argyle House,
1103 Argyle St
Glasgow, Scotland G3 8ND

Patrick Kochakji
Mail: 8849 Alcott St.
Los Angeles CA, USA 90035
Phone: (310) 278-4045

Paul (Prof.) Herbert
Mail: PO Box 486
Stoughton MA, USA 02072

Paul Lee
Mail: c/o Allen Spiegel Fine Arts,
221 Lobos Avenue
Pacific Grove CA, USA 93950
Phone: (408)372-4672

Pete Venters
Mail: Pete Venters
PO Box 70331
Seattle, WA 98127-0331

Phil Foglio
Mail: Studio Foglio,
2400 NW 80th St., #129
Seattle WA, USA 98117
Web: http://www.studiofoglio.com

Pia Guerra
Web: hellkitty.homestead.com

Quinton Hoover
Mail: PO Box 469
Baker City OR, USA 97814
Web: members.aol.com/QHoover/index.html

Ramon
Mail: Mascarenas
3854 N Kedvale St
Chicago IL, USA 60641
Phone: (773) 283-5210

Randy Asplund
Mail: 2101 S Circle Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48103
Phone: (313) 663-0954
E-mail: randyaf@provide.net
Web: http://www.randyasplund.com/

Randy Elliott
Mail: Raging Monkey Studios,
PO Box 813 Skaneateles NY 13152
E-mail: rcelliott@baldcom.net

Randy Gallegos
Web: https://gallegosart.com/card-signing/signed-cards-by-mail-1

Raven Mimura
E-mail: paradoxtower@juno.com
Web: members.xoom.com/ravenmimura/index.html

Ray Lago
Web: http://www.raylago.com/

Rebecca Guay
Mail: 45 Spaulding Street
Amherst MA, USA 01002
Phone: (413) 253-7999
E-mail: rebeccaguay@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.rebeccaguay.com/

Rex F. May
Mail: PO Box 106
Bellevue CO, USA 80512
E-mail: rmay@peakpeak.com
Web: http://www.kiva.net/~jonabook/gdummy.htm

Richard Downs
Mail: 15394 Wet Hill Road
Nevada City CA, USA 95959
Phone: 530-470-0435
Web: http://www.downs-art.com

Richard Kane Ferguson
Mail: 21 Kaydeross Avenue E
Saratoga Springs NY, USA 12866

Rick Emond
Mail: 459 Maple Ave
Cheshire CT, USA 06410
Phone: (203) 250-8330

rk post
Mail: 12120 204th Ave Court E.
Sumner WA, USA 98390
Phone: (253) 862-8013
E-mail: postrk@aol.com
Web: members.tripod.com/~rkpost

Rob Alexander
Mail: PO Box 178
Vida OR, USA 97488
Web: http://www.robalexander.com

Rob Lazzaretti
Mail: 25815 176th Place SE
Kent WA, USA 98042
Phone: (425) 254-2282

E-mail: lazz@wizards.com

Robert McNeill
Mail: 314-B Richardson Street
Martinez CA, USA 94553

Roger Raupp
Mail: 4917 County Road 11
Highland WI, USA 53543
E-mail: ruppo@mhtc.net
Web: http://www.artefects.net

Rogério Vilela
Mail: Rua Paris 415, Apt 132B,
Perdizes
Sao Paolo, SP 01257 040
Phone: 55 11 620936
E-mail: vilela@usa.net
Web: http://www.dirbrasil.com/vilela

Romas
Mail: 66 Dale Dr
Keene NH, USA 03431
Phone: (603) 357-7306

Ron Chironna
Mail: 122 Slosson Ave, 2nd FL
Staten Island NY, USA 10314
Phone: (718) 720-6142
E-mail: ronchironna@excite.com
Web: http://gallery.passion4art.com/members/ronchironna/

Ron Spears
Web: http://www.ronspears.com

Ron Spencer
Mail: 1708 North R Road
Aurora NE, USA 68818
Web: http://www.ronspencerart.com

Ron Walotsky
Mail: 3634 South Central Avenue
Flagler Beach FL, USA 32136
Phone: (904) 439-1407
E-mail: walotsky@arpent.com
Web: http://www.arpent.com/walotsky

Russel Walks
E-mail: walks@russellwalks.com
Web: http://www.russellwalks.com

Ruth Thompson
Mail: 129 Vienna
Niles OH, USA 44446
Phone: (330) 544-2991
E-mail: signyd@aol.com

Ryan Odagawa
E-mail: ryan@odagawa.com
Web: http://www.odagawa.com/

MTG Artist Addresses S-Z

S-Z

Salvatore Abbinanti
Mail: 5807 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago IL, USA 60660
E-mail: atomika@home.com
Web: http://www.comicbookpros.com

Sam Day
Mail: PO Box 4425
Seattle WA, USA 98104
Phone: (206) 382-7413
E-mail: sam@samday.com
Web: http://www.samday.com

Scott Kirschner
Mail: 1301 E Montgomery Ave, #1-1
Wynnewood, USA PA 19096

Scott M. Fischer
Mail: PO Box 32
Spencertown NY, USA 12165

Stephanie Law
E-mail: stephlaw@shadowscapes.com
Web: http://www.shadowscapes.com/

Stephen Daniele
Mail: 17325 NE 85th Place, Apt R235
Redmond WA, USA 98052
Web: http://www.stephendaniele.com

Steve Luke
E-mail: natalie@sanassy.u-net.com

Steve Prescott
E-mail: xprescott@hotmail.com

Steve White
Mail: c/o Clockwork Studios,
38A Southwell Road
London, England SE5 9PG

Stu Suchit
Mail: PO Box 327
Port Jefferson NY, USA 11777
Phone: (631) 928-6775
E-mail: stusuchit@aol

Stuart Griffin
Mail: 618 Workingham Road,
Earley Reading Berks, England RG6 7HN
Phone: 44 173 466 3958

Susan Van Camp
Mail: 768 Tacken Ave
Flint MI, USA 48532
E-mail: 102026.764@compuserve.com

Talon Dunning
Mail: 57 Prospect Place
Atlanta GA, USA 30328
E-mail: everwho@bellsouth.net
Web: http://www.coolsky.com/talon/index.html

Terese Nielse
Mail: P.O. Box 4672
Carson City, NV 89702


Phone: (626) 451-0454
E-mail: tnielsen@flashcom.net
Web: http://www.tnielsen.com

Theodor Black
Mail: 41 Hendrickson Place
West Long Branch NJ, USA 07764
Phone: (732) 870-0461
E-mail: PrinceLucifer@aol.com
Web: theblackarts.com

Theresa Brandon
Mail: 11111 Grove Street
Huntley IL, USA 60142
Phone: (847) 669-1861
E-mail: thebrandon@aol.com
Web: http://www.theresabrandon.com

Thom Ang
Mail: c/o Allen Spiegel Fine Arts,
221 Lobos Avenue
Pacific Grove CA, USA 93950

Thomas Gianni
Mail: 5521 West Grace
Chicago IL, USA 60641
Phone: (312) 481-0805
E-mail: gianni@ameritech.net
Web: http://www.gianniart.com

Thomas Milliorn
Mail: 1003 N Whitman Street
Tacoma WA, USA 98406
Phone: (253) 752-6280
E-mail: gitane@msn.com
Web: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dungeon/8581/index.html

Tim Bradstreet
Mail: 935 W MacArthur
Bloomington IL, USA 61701
Phone: (309) 828-6029

Tim Hildebrandt
see Greg & Tim Hildebrandt

Todd Lockwood
Web: http://www.toddlockwood.com/

Tom Baxa
E-Mail: tbaxa@baxaart.com
Web: https://www.baxaart.com/

Tom Kidd
Mail: 59 Cross Brook Road
New Milford CT, USA 06776
Phone: (860) 355-1781
E-mail: 76106.1021@compuserve.com
Web: http://www.spellcaster.com/timkidd/index

Tom Kyffin
Mail: c/o Red Slap Creatives,
TFR 45 Duke Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 8HH
E-mail: karen.newis@ukonline.uk.co
Web: http://www.redslap.co.uk

Tom Wänerstrand
E-mail: trw@wizards.com

Tommy Zimmerman
Mail: Spiderwebart/Jean L. Scrocco,
5 Waterloo Road
Hopatcong NJ, USA 07843
Phone: (973) 770-8189
E-mail: spiderwebart@worldnet.att.net
Web: http://www.spiderwebart.com

Tony Roberts
Mail: 51 Lyndhurst Road, Hove
E Sussex, England BN3 6FD
Phone: 44 127 372 1316

William Donohoe
Mail: 38 Grand Parade
Brighton, Sussex, England BN2 2QA
Phone: 01273 600205

William O’Connor
Mail: 452 W. 8th Street
Plainfield NJ, USA 07060
E-mail: Wocillo@aol.com

Zina Saunders
Mail: 210 E 17th Street, #6B
New York NY, USA 10003
Phone: (212) 777-1201
E-mail: zinaj@earthlink.net

Autograph Roundup [Star Wars, Marvel, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Taylor Swift]

October was a great month for autograph collecting! There were some great through the mail (TTM) successes with autographs from Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo and the cast of Good Trouble to name a few. However, for every TTM autograph I got this month, I probably got two in person, either on the street or at Big Texas Comic Con from actors like Giancarlo Esposito and Tara Strong. A few friends and I also found our way to the set of Fear The Walking Dead near Austin, TX where we met Alexa Nisenson. There were also a few purchases that came in from Taylor Swift and Star Wars: Ronin author Emma Mieko Candon, as well as one failure from Lily Allen who declined to sign autographs while making her West End debut. Enjoy!

Through The Mail (TTM) Autographs

Robert Picardo

After Robert Picardo posted on his Twitter account that he would “gladly offer a free autographed photo to any unvaccinated Star Trek fan who gets a vaccination in the next 7 days”, I decided to reach out to him. I explained that I was already vaccinated, but requested an autograph anyway. I also thanked him for helping to encourage others to get vaccinated. It’s very important that those in the public eye use their influence for the social good as Mr. Picardo did in this instance and telling him that was as much motivation for me to write as was the autograph itself.

Fast forward two months later and I received a reply from him in the mail. He sent both of my index cards back signed and included a small note thanking me for the kind words.

Good Trouble Cast

I sent an email to the “Good Trouble” production office and within only a week or two, received this cast-signed photo!

“Good Trouble” is a show on the Freedom network that follows characters Callie and Mariana as they embark on the next adventure in their lives in Los Angeles. Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech, and Callie faces the harsh realities of the legal system as she clerks for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all it’s cracked up to be. Although they have new neighbors, new romances, and new challenges, the sisters must rely on each other to navigate the City of Angels.

Lynette Eklund & Terri Hardin

I wrote to Lynette Eklund for her role on Star Tours. She created the Ackbar puppet used in the Tokyo Disneyland version of the ride. I am currently trying to get autographs from all of the cast and crew that worked on the ride and the ride film which includes both Disney Imagineers and ILM employees and even some more contributors beyond that. Ultimately, I’d like to frame the autographs I’ve collected along with a poster from the ride.

Lynette also did some work for Nintendo which you can check out at Retro Informer.

I contacted Lynette and Terri Hardin around the same time to request their autographs for my Star Tours project. They both know each other as the Ackbar puppet was a joint project between them and after all these years they actually just wrote a book together called Giggling Pumpkins. At the original ride in California, she is credited with designing the “Vomit Seat”. It was a redesigned seat for the ride, better equipped to handle, well, vomit.

Terri also requested a small fee for signing which I was happy to pay.

I would be happy to sign. I usually ask for $20 per signature. As Imagineers, I’m sure you know that many ask for our signatures. So out of respect for each other this is the fee we have agreed to.

– Terri Hardin

Tracy Kidder

John Tracy Kidder is an American writer of nonfiction books. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Soul of a New Machine, about the creation of a new computer at Data General Corporation. His book was one of the inspirations for one of my favorite shows, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire.

Jay Machado

Jay is a Model Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, specializing in hard surface modeling, texture painting and look development. He has worked at ILM for seven years, and has nine years of experience as a modeler. His credits include The Mandalorian, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, Rogue One, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. In addition to his work on feature films, Jay has worked on music videos, commercials, AAA games, and amusement park rides. He is also exploring physically based rendering, VR, game development, and 3D printing outside of work. Be sure to check out the interview I did with him and other Star Wars VFX artists.

Bob Singer

I wrote to Mr. Singer due to his work with Hanna-Barbera on classic animated series like Godzilla and Pac-Man. The latter was the first of its kind to take a video game property and turn it into a TV series. It started a larger trend that would grow in the 80’s and really hit its peak in the 90’s. In addition to sending a few index cards to sign, I also sent a Q&A with 5 questions of which he only provided the following answer for one of them.

The stories were all developed from Mr. Barbera and our staff writers.

Bob Singer on Hanna barbera shows’ plots and stories

Lily Allen

This month, like every other collector I’ve seen who wrote to Lily Allen during her debut appearance on the West End, I got a note saying that she was unable to sign due to the high volume of requests she received. It’s a bummer considering it seems to be a pretty poor excuse considering she seemingly replied to no one at all. That’s the way it goes sometimes though.

In Person Autographs / Purchases

Giancarlo Esposito

I met Giancarlo Esposito on 10 October at Big Texas Comic Con here in San Antonio, Texas. I brought him a poster for Far Cry 6 which had only come out three days prior. After pulling out my poster for him to sign, we had some small talk about the game and he mentioned how he had been having fun doing the promotional videos. I also asked him about doing the voice recording and he said he went up to the Ubisoft HQ in Toronto, Canada to record his lines. He mentioned that it had not yet been decorated for the game’s launch at that point, but they did some pretty amazing Far Cry 6 inspired set building inside the Ubisoft HQ.

I also helped a friend get a few items signed, including the Moff Gideon shot from The Mandalorian.

I received these signed index cards from Giancarlo back in January after writing him TTM. They match up nicely with his in person autograph.

Tara Strong

Tara was the last guest I saw at Big Texas Comic Con. I almost missed her as by the time I got to her table, they were packing up her table photos as she had a flight to catch. As she was in a rush, I didn’t have too much time to talk, but she signed her name under Miss Minutes and inscribed the character name above it. I was supposed to have Owen Wilson on it already, but he canceled his appearance at Celebrity Fan Fest which was scheduled for July.

Emma Mieko Candon

After seeing the new mini-series Star Wars: Visions that debuted last month on Disney+ it was clear that the first episode “The Duel” was the best by far. Ronin, a new novel by first time author Emma Mieko Candon expands on the 13 minute episode, flushing the story out into a 331 page novel.

A mysterious former Sith wanders the galaxy in this stunning Star Wars tale, an original novel inspired by the world of The Duel from the Star Wars Visions animated anthology.

Ronin synopsis

The edition that I purchased was signed by Emma. It came with a signed book plate both in kanji on the left hand side and with her first name in the center. At the bottom she also added the following inscription “昔々あるところに”. It’s a common introduction to Japanese fairy tales which translates to “Once upon a time, in a certain place”.

Scott Hanna

Scott Hanna is an inker for Marvel Comics. I got him on a few books at Big Texas Comic Con. He charged $5 per signature.

Jim Starlin

Starlin is an American comic book writer and artist, whose career dates back to the early 1970s. Starlin is best known for “cosmic” tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. He signed some of my comics at Big Texas Comic Con and charged $10 each.

Samantha Kelly and Kenny James

Samantha Kelly and Kenny James, the voices of Peach and Bowser both signed my copy of Super Mario Odyssey and answered some of my questions about the upcoming Super Mario movie which I posted about on Retro Informer.

Alexa Nisenson

The TikTok pretty much says it all, but a few friends and I went out searching for a production near Austin, TX and found the set of Fear The Walking Dead by coincidence. We got an autograph from Alexa Nisenson who stars on the show as Charlie. I spotted her on her between takes and asked if she’d be willing to sign some autographs for us. After clearing it with someone, she obliged and signed two for each of us.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is one of the most prominent artists who sell signed merch. True to form, Taylor offered her fans a chance to grab signed CDs, opening up sales for just a few days. While she has also dabbled in digital autographs, these physical CDs are 100% authentic.

Zoltan Boros and Gabor Szikszai

These cards came courtesy of my friend Joel, a fellow collector of signed Star Wars Galaxy cards. The Galaxy series began in 1993, but new sets are still being released by Topps, including 2021’s Star Wars Galaxy Chrome.

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