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Grand Prix Las Vegas Artist News, Week 4

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Is this the last week of artist announcements?

Will there be stragglers still coming in?

Do they even have room for more artist tables!?

Here’s the final week of them. As you noticed, we skipped a week as the trickle became infrequent after Week 3. A lot of Vintage Masters alternate-art cards showed up this week, and I’ll be sure to check through that entire art list for prints, as proofs were never made for them.

Enjoy the final push. Grand Prix Las Vegas will have more artists than any other Grand Prix ever!

-Mike

Dan Scott — One Hundred Sixty-Seven Card Artworks

Dan has a huge gamut of pieces, and his promos are also just a delight. I put three below: Turnabout (nearly a $10 comic book promo!), Ratchet Bomb (Magic 2014’s buy-a-box promo), and Future Sight from Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska, which is being used in Vintage Masters on Magic Online.

If you love one of his Planeswalkers, ask him about an oversized giclee he makes on canvas. It’s a print, as he’s digital, but he paints over it, making the darkest darks and lightest lights really stand out. They’re about half the price of an average original painting for a life-gain instant, and they’re quite impressive in person.

Yohann Schepacz — Eight Card Artworks

New but already firing off a potential kill-spell staple? Sign me up. Murderous Cut’s artist-foil proofs should be gone in ten minutes at Grand Prix Vegas due to Cube and Commander. Pick up a copy quickly while you have yourself a Spider token—or yours—signed.

Yeong-Hao Han — Forty-Eight Card Artworks

Oh boy, I found this Golem token and am still scratching my head about why it’s a judge token. It’s utterly identical to the normal token in every way other than saying Judge at the bottom. He might have a few at his artist table, and for those MagicLibrarities completionists, this is a real find.

Beyond his other works, which are great, remember his Vintage Masters MTGO version of Time Vault! I’d love to have a print of that, and I’d be shocked if he didn’t have them available.

Ryan Alexander Lee — Twenty-Three Card Artworks

Ryan has some dynamo speculation cards such as Mirror Mockery and Mindswipe that you may want to acquire artist proofs of at Grand Prix Vegas. I’d be more inclined to pick up an artist proof and sketch on Commander's Sphere, which, if not reprinted, will be a staple for any three-color Commander deck. Also, again, don’t forget alternate artworks, and his Zurgo Helmsmasher, is pretty darn fun.

Jeff A. Menges — Fifty-Five Card Artworks

Beyond Jeff’s Alpha works you may want to have signed, don’t forget that his art was on DCI promos as well. They look incredible in Cubes!

He also was the mastermind of The Gathering, the Kickstarter project that brought back many of Magic’s earliest artists for an art book.

Eric Deschamps — Ninety-Three Card Artworks

Eric has done a boatload of Planeswalkers, so be sure to remember that he did both versions of Venser, the Sojourner. I love his High Tide promo art for the Dack Fayden comic series, his From the Vault Cataclysm, and his fat-pack packaging for Worldwake. If he has a poster of Jace on Zendikar, it might be a pretty stellar pickup for a print.

Follow along here for weekly updates and on Twitter with #MTGMM2015.


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