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Monday, October 29, 2007

C3P0 Up For Auction!

This is the final of my six returned cards from Topps Star Wars 30th Anniversary cards.  It is my top favorite of all the cards I did for the series...and I'm almost sad to see it go.    Need vs. Want.

Auction ends November 3, 2007 at around 3:15pm Pacific

See Threepio Auction!

Thanks to everyone for their support, whether bidding or not!!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

GO Jim Jones! Woo!!

I LOVE when I get these sorts of emails, they are extremely rare for my site only because most people see exactly what I'm doing (it really is quite obvious, even to non-fans) and have no reason to take misinformed pot shots at the site or me personally.

I originally had a page on my site related to the Wilhelm Scream, it listed every movie and TV show I'd watched and found the WS, I also added the director and the sound man who inserted the now classic cult sound bite. It was called to my attention by none other than Steve Lee that he'd had his own list and site going with all the films and shows with the WS...many of which he'd inserted himself...Hollywood Lost and Found. I decided it was best to redirect to his site from mine.
Like THX and Indiana Jones I added Wilhelm Scream references into my reference database, just for fun AND because the man who rejuvenated Sheb Wooley's "scream", Ben Burtt, had such a large involvment with the Star Wars franchise. Additionally, I felt that it would be great to get the sound a little more attention as it's fun to listen for! :D

Here's the message from Jim Jones (
you're an idiot... just because a movie uses the "Wilhelm scream" doesn't mean it's referencing Star Wars, that's the dumbest fucking thing i've ever seen....yeah a movie uses the wilhelm scream, they MUST be referencing Star Wars... here's a newsflash buddy, STAR WARS WASNT THE FIRST MOVIE TO USE THE WILHELM SCREAM!The first movie was Distant Drums. So maybe you should change your list to read that every movie using the Wilhelm scream is actually referencing Distant Drums...including Star Wars.

This is what happens when one doesn't have a clue about the facts and history of a site or anything else. :P


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Christine Hewett - Tonnika Sister

Very sad to report that Ms. Hewett (Senni Tonnika in Star Wars~1977) has passed away, she'll be missed by her family, her friends and all the acquaintances she met along the way.
All our love and sympathy to her family.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Topps Heroes Preview Sheet!

Topps/NBC/Universal released the Seson One Trading Cards preview sheet (see above)
And, what a nice way to start the day, I found out that one of my cards was included on the Preview Sheet!
Peter Petrelli (in blue, bottom, second from the left)
My guess at this time for a release date is sometime in October. I heard somewhere that October 15th was the latest but one can never be too sure.
I drew a total of 56 cards for this set (many of the artists did around the same amount).

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Star Wars 30th Anniversary sketch card auction

Obi-Wan Kenobi - eBay Link

As listed on eBay. :D

This Obi-Wan Kenobi is
original artwork drawn directly upon an official Topps Star Wars 30th
Anniversary sketch card and is not a printed reproduction, it is a
one-of-a-kind, there are no duplicates, and is one of only 70 drawn for the set.

Winning bidder must pay within 3 days of auction end and
insurance is required. Insurance cost
will be calculated based on winning bid and card will be shipped via the USPS'
Priority Mail. The card is housed in a sturdy toploader and will be wrapped,
boarded and bubbled.

This card will be shipped within 5 days of cleared payment.

Thank you!


Friday, August 24, 2007

Star Wars 30th Anniversary sketch card auction

The auction has begun for the first of my returned six out of Topps 30th Anniversary Star Wars collectors card set.
This is a 5 day listing and will end at around 1pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2007


Good luck!! Happy Bidding!

Friday, May 11, 2007

I'm Official...Star Wars Official...


Lucky doesn't begin to describe how I feel right now. After 30 years it finally happened.

As an artist and a HUGE Star Wars fan it couldn't have been a nicer time to have been invited to participate in an artistic event for Topps' 30th Anniversary of Star Wars collector's card series coming out around mid-June.

I will be drawing 76 sketch cards for the upcoming set. Samples of which, once approved by Lucasfilm, will be posted here (links) for your perusal. ;)

I just received my cards within the last 30 minutes so it will take a little time to get the ball rolling, the scans made, the approvals had and then back here.

If any of you have any questions feel free to ask me and I will answer to the best of my abilities. Since I am also working on two other card sets and am still slowly updating right now please forgive any delays that might be had in replying.

In the meantime I hope everyone enjoys all the celebrations (official and not) of this wonderful year and for those of you attending CIV and CE I will see you there!!

A very happy and official,
Leah Mangue

PS - I'll be posting this same message on my various "outlets" :P so please excuse any repetition. :D

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


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