Our friends over at R2-KT are celebrating the artists of the galaxy, shining a light on their work during these tough times which has seen conventions cancelled and postponed and their main revenue streams cut off as other matters take precedence. Every day through out June, R2-KT will focus on a talented artist of the galaxy, and today we look at the work of Tod Allen Smith.
Tod Allen Smith has been a Star Wars artist with Topps trading cards, having worked on various sketch card sets since 2007. His dream as a kid in the late 70’s was to be part of Star Wars, and that dream came true. Then in 2019, Tod was asked by the Mandalorian Mercs to draw a special print to use for charity at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. The print was noticed by more than just the casual Star Wars fan.
Along with working for Topps and other trading card companies, Tod has also done illustrations for role playing and tabletop skirmish games. His work captures the kind of sci-fi and fantasy that resonates with fans. And just like any Jedi master, Tod uses his gifts to teach art to kids and adults alike.
When Tod isn’t hard at work on his art, he works part time for AMED EMS in Altoona Pennsylvania.
Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/norvandell
- Hardcover Book
- Freed, Alexander (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 416 Pages - 06/23/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)