CreatureCantina.com Celebrates 19 Years by doing nothing!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-04-01, 06:59:56

It's hard to believe, but it's been 19 years since CreatureCantina.com first popped onto the Star Wars collecting scene! From our very first lead story, "God takes on Hasbro!!!" about the Jesus Christ SuperStore (a link which STILL EXISTS!), we've blended a unique mix of collecting news and humor.

Through all the years, all the various comic strips, and the repeated threatened legal actions, we're still standing and still providing quality collecting content (IMHO). Next year we'll plan to do something big to celebrate our 20th, but today we're gonna be morally-responsible social distancers, and just give you, our dedicated readers, an enthusiastic thumbs up from more than 6 feet away.

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Droids Custom Ree-Yees: SOLD OUT!!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-04-01, 06:57:07

My Droids Ree-Yees is now complete. Well, 14 of them are, anyway... But tracking says my tape will arrive today, so I'm going ahead with the sale full-throttle!

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I did some fun things with this one. I loved incorporating Filoni IP like The Mandalorian and Jogan fruit. The art is kinetic as all get-out. And you might notice how my signature is half-way cut off... that's because when I signed the original art I screwed up and the pen went off the paper. I was a bit aggressive with my loop. Rather than attempting to salvage it in Photoshop or steal a sig off a previous card, I just left it as-is.

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The back turned out great too. The bio reads: "A Gran gangster who miraculously survived the destruction of The Khetanna, Ree-Yees fled to the planet Nevarro to start a new life, with disastrous results." When you're gonna retcon canonical lore, do it to exploit the popularity of recent TV shows, I always say!

The price will be $95 shipped in the USA, $90 + shipping worldwide. And that'll likely run you $25. If you want to order one, I'm sorry but you're a bit too late to the party. They've completely sold out!

Thanks for all the positive feedback to my FB shares, and your continued support of my artistic endeavors!



I'm back!!! But to what???

by Darth Danno
on 2020-04-01, 06:52:29

I know my posts this year have been somewhat sporadic to say the least, that's entirely due to my job. In short, I work for my County training people to become election judges on election day. Our Primary was on Mar 17th, so I started work way back on Jan ...

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Droids Custom Ree-Yees: On sale Wednesday!!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-30, 07:52:02

With no plans to do anything over the weekend, I had plenty of time to work on assembling my Droids custom Ree-Yees figures. I spread the work over 3 days, prepping the cards Friday, gluing them Saturday, and attaching bubbles Sunday. And everything went smoothly until Sunday, when catastrophe struck!!

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You'll only count 14 figures there. That's because I've run out of tape!! And with the lockdown, I couldn't run to the craft store and pick up more like I normally would have! So I had to order online. But I couldn't order from Amazon, since they're deprioritizing anything not life-essential. Thankfully Target has the tape I use, and it should arrive Wednesday.

Typically I wouldn't start selling my figures until they're all finished, but since I should be able to wrap up the rest after dinner Wednesday, I'm gonna go ahead and take orders. The customs will be available to order Wednesday between 8am and 9am New York time (probably closer to 8am). They'll be posted for sale on this web site, then shared on the official CC.com Facebook page. Set your alarms and follow CC.com on Facebook to guarantee you'll get one before they sell out!



Droids Custom Ree-Yees: Ready for production!!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-25, 08:02:25

I put a lot of effort over the weekend into completing the art for my Droids Ree-Yees. As a result, nearly everything's ready to begin assembly! All I've left to do is spray the coins gold, and it's looking like Thursday's going to be in the upper 60s around here, ...

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The trouble with toner

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-25, 07:59:36

Since I was about half-way through my run of Lando Skiff customs, my laser printer has been whining at me to change the black toner cartridge. And it's obviously a scam to maximize profits for HP... it asks how long it should wait to prompt me again. 100 pages? ...

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Droids Custom Ree Yees: More Colors!!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-18, 07:53:04

So I find myself with a bit of extra time on my hands these days...

You'd think I'd spend it productively, by, I don't know, maybe finishing the colors on my Ree Yees? But nah... the other day I played Nioh 2 for eight hours straight. And I'm one show away from wiping out my DVR backlog. So due to my laziness, I've only made partial progress on my coloring...

I figured this week I'd share a close-up of the work I do. This image was captured at 100% zoom. You can see far more detail here than what shows up on the final printed card (which begs the question - why do I waste so much time on details that nobody will ever appreciate?).

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I normally "paint" at 200% because I'm a control freak like that. Perfect down to the pixel. Which is pretty stupid, honestly. See... it's these excesses that are made possible by the fact that I'm a hobbyist artist rather than rely on art to put food on my table. I can obsess for as long as I want, and the only people who suffer are my impatient fans!

I expect I'll complete the colors fairly soon, and should have this for sale by the end of the month. Check back next week for updates!



No good deed goes unpunished...

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-18, 07:50:23

So last week, after upgrading my ESB41A C-3PO at ToyPAlooza for a cheap price, I decided I would pay it forward, offering my original for the exact same price I paid. Very quickly I received an email and PM from a guy in the UK who said he'd buy it. ...

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And now a word from..."The Regalorian"!

by Darth Danno
on 2020-03-18, 07:47:13

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We're thrilled to announce our latest "The Mandalorian" creations, which you can now order in our: STAR ...

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Droids Custom Ree Yees: Initial Colors!!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-11, 07:16:19

Stage 1 of coloring my latest custom is complete. I've blocked out all the various zones and given them base colors.

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These colors are only preliminary, especially the background. It turns out the city on Nevarro is almost entirely colorless. So I expect I'll be cutting down the saturation on those elements considerably when I begin my final colors.

If you compare this art to my finished inks from last week you can see that I've shrunk the size of the crates Ree Yees knocked over considerably. And I really think that improves the entire composition of the piece.

There's still much work to do! I need to do final colors, cast 10 coins, clean and touch up 20 Ree Yees action figures, and write the bio for the back of the card. It's coming along nicely, though. Hopefully everything will be finished by the end of March.



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