Artist Interview: Steve Prescott

Steve Prescott is an extremely talented artist. You may recognize his work on cards ranging from Fauna Shaman to the San Diego Comic Con 2013 Planeswalker exclusive box set. With over 150 cards to his name, it is my honor to feature Mr. Prescott in StrictlyAverage’s first (hopefully regular) artist interview.   Q: How long have you been an artist and did you always want to be an artist? A: I have been a professional artist since about 1995. But I’ve been making art since I was probably 1 or 2! And not consciously, no. As a kid I naively

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Best Practices: Artist Signed Cards (Through the Mail)

If you’ve seen me around the PucaTrade Discord server, or our very own Patron-exclusive server under the moniker DankMeme, it will quickly become clear that I am a huge collector of artist proofs, artist-signed cards, and artist-altered cards. The art of Magic is what originally got me into the game, my first card being the alternate art foil Thorn Elemental that was in the 7th Edition starter computer game. This article explains how to get your cards signed through the mail, and proper etiquette when working with the artists. If you don’t have a GP near you, and traveling would

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Dank Short Talking Tribal #2

Welcome back to another edition of “Talking Tribal.” Last time we discussed the fact that from 1993-1995 only two vampires were printed; and . Sengir Vampire still sees play in Standard thanks to Welcome Decks. The second vampire, Krovikan Vampire, was flavorful but impotent. In addition to all of this, the third member of this tribe wasn’t even a vampire at his inception. , the third vampire printed (by technicality) came out in October of 1995 in the set Homelands. At this time, legendary creatures were only marked as “Summon Legend.” The legendary subtype (at the time) overruled any other

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Dank Short: Talking Tribal #1

Let me preface this article by saying: I’m hyped for Commander 2017. I’ve always loved tribal decks. My first true standard deck (created right after the Scars of Mirrordin pre-release) was black-red vampires. Sure, I lost to caw-blade all of the time… but who didn’t? I love tribal so much that I approached Strictly to create a weekly serial focused around the best, the worst, and all of the tribes in between. Naturally I will begin my first article highlighting the best tribe in Magic: vampires! The first vampire in Magic has been around since Alpha: . In his heyday

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