Topps is releasing an updated set of their classic 1962 MARS ATTACKS! trading cards and I was asked to provide a 6 card subset entitled "Man vs. Martian. As a fan of these cards since childhood I was thrilled to participate and had an absolute blast! I painted them a bit smaller than usual (approx 7"x10") so wouldn't be tempted to render too tightly. I wanted to keep a bit of a retro, pulpy feel to them.
Here are a couple of links to Non Sport Update's preview pages
Assignment Description from Topps;
The Martians did not understand humanity's altruism, laying down their many lives to save an innocent few.
In a small Russian town, a SPETZNAZ officer— the last of his defeated squad who we can see smoking in the background-- faces off against a Martian, to save the life of a young boy and his mother. The town is destroyed— maybe we see dead bodies of men and women-- and this boy might very well be the last civilian survivor. In the sky, a fleet of saucers sweeps past.