21 March 2017

Leia and R2-D2 by Michael 'Locoduck' Duron

I haven't posted for a bit, so I'm going to knock out a lunchtime post today. We spent the weekend going down to Utah to see my wife's family and to attend Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2017. Once we got to the in-law's house, I realized that in the rush to get everyone out of the house, I'd left my backpack and laptop at home. While I could have written posts from drafts on my phone, that is a huge pain in the butt. I also was pretty wiped out each night, either from traveling or from walking around the convention hall. Eventually I will get all of my convention loot scanned and photographed for a post.

Yesterday was the day that Out of the Park 18 released for people who pre-ordered a copy. I wound up downloading it after work and playing well into the night, which I am paying for today. It is mostly the same game as last year, but there are some new features and obviously there are new rosters. I played two complete seasons as the Houston Astros, and won the World Series both years. I don't think I will be able to keep that run going, though, as some of my guys are getting old and expensive, and I pretty much cleared out my farm system to bring in the pieces that won me those titles. The budget is a huge deal when you're running a baseball franchise.

Today's card is another Princess Leia sketch. There was an eBay seller who was obviously clearing out a rather large collection of sketches featuring Leia as Jabba's slave. Usually I try to get sketches featuring Leia in one of her other Star Wars costumes, but this guy had a lot of popular artists at prices you don't usually see for them. I had to get a few of them to fill some artist gaps in my collection. This sketch card is from an artist that's been on my list for a long time, Michael 'Locoduck' Duron. I actually added one of Duron's licensed Star Wars sketches a while back, probably around the time I got this one.

I believe his day job is doing caricatures at a Disney park, and you can kind of see that influence in his artwork. A lot of his sketches feature chibi characters, but he also does more conventional stuff. There is a guy who does (did?) a charity event each year, gathering sketches and selling them on eBay to raise money for The March of Dimes. This sketch was done on some of that card stock, with a bonus doodle of R2-D2 on the back to go with Leia and R2-D2 on the front.


  1. Love me some OOTP! I'm still playing version 16 and am pretty happy with it.
    Another nice sketch card! Some time down the road you should do a post showing all the Leia ones off at once. I'd like to see the Power Girl ones, too.

    1. I love the game, but if I start playing I know I'm about to give up a week or two of my life. I have to be careful. At least I'm not in school anymore.

      I did a post with most of my Leia sketches when Carrie Fisher died, but I've been thinking about doing another one at some point. It would be cool to do a Power Girl sketch post, too.