We have a cool new Kickstarter Project from Robert Jiminez to tell you about today. Last summer I told you about his latest Fearsome Weirdos trading card set, and now he’s taking his monstrous talents into the world of sports with Startling Lineup Trading Cards.
Startling Lineup is a 36 card baseball player parody set written and illustrated by Jiménez. A companion set of sorts to the Fearsome Weirdos sets, it features 24 bizarre ball players along with a collection of MVPs, Most Vile Products. Card backs feature conceptual sketches of the design on the front, and these will be printed on old-school cards, not that fancy bright-white stuff that lacks the charm of vintage cards.
Included with each set is a wrapper card with checklist, a sticker and two different authentic, unfolded wax wrappers!
Robert’s work has appeared on album covers, in publications such as THE THING: ARTBOOK, VISIONS FROM THE UPSIDE DOWN: STRANGER THINGS ARTBOOK, Tiki Magazine and Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, and has shown in galleries including Disneyland’s Wonderground, Harold Golen, M Modern, Creature Features, and Bear & Bird among others.
You can also see Robert’s work in trading card sets for Topps, Cryptozoic, and Upper Deck on licenses such as Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, Mars Attacks, Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Rick And Morty, Ghostbusters, Adventure Time and more. Most notably, Robert worked on 8 paintings for the Upper Deck trading card set FIREFLY THE ‘VERSE and 9 paintings for WACKY PACKAGES GO TO THE MOVIES by Topps.
Robert is also the author and illustrator of the books LAST CALL AT TIKILANDIA, STRANGEWISE NO.9, CHIMPS & TIKIS AND RAVEN-HAIRED BEAUTIES: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK, NOSFERATU’S CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK and WEIRD-ASS FACES VOL.1, SOPHISTICATES AND WEIRDOS and the trading card set FEARSOME WEIRDOS.
Also, sketch cards are available as an add-on! And as with the original Fearsome Weirdos set, Jiminez invited a few guest artist friends to help create a very limited amount of them. Only a handful from each guest, these sketch cards will be randomly placed in orders.
The basic set is $35 plus shipping, and the campaign has already met its funding goal in just its first few hours. In fact, your PopCulteer kicked in yesterday and when I was done, I realized that my pledge was the one that happened to hit the goal. If you kick in now, you are guaranteed to get this cool trading card set.
Startling Lineup is a great set for fans of baseball (which might be facing a strike this year) and the macabre (which never goes on strike), and especially for folks who like both. You can find the Kickstarter campaign HERE, and check out the video below…