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Unstoppable Sketch Cards - Series 1

Art by Adam Cleveland
Art by Adam Cleveland

These are sketch cards released by Unstoppable in June 2016. There are zero or one card per box, with 1999 boxes (probably about half of boxes have sketch cards). Each card is a unique piece of artwork, not a print.

Unstoppable claimed "over 40 artists" produced cards, but 34 named artists are known. Artist Graham Bleathman draw 50 cards for the set. Paul Cowan, Marcia Dye and Scott Fellowes each did 20, Louise Draper did 25, Bruce Gerlach did 30, Nick Neocleous and Jeff Abar did 10 (see below). It seems most artists made 20 or 30 cards, and a few artists made 50. The artists also had a limited number of blank cards to draw on for personal appearances, conventions and personal ebay sales.

In total there are probably around 1200 cards. About 1000 of those cards were put into boxes, with the rest held back for dealer incentives.

Some of the sketch card artists may only be available in a multi-case order, as a special add-on packet (like 11 of the autograph cards). The limited artists seem to be Bleathman, Fry, Seeber and Abar. The Jeff Abar cards were not issued until December 2016, as part of a special dealer incentive. When multiple "Christmas Mystery Packs" were purchased, containing cards from several recent releases, the dealers got the missing Abar cards.

The back text reads "Congratulations. You have found a very limited edition genuine hand drawn one-of-a-kind Space:1999 sketch card created by ..." All the cards are labelled either "SK1" (portrait) or "SK2" (landscape), although artists don't necessarily follow the guidelines.

Most of the pictures are based on publicity photos, usually actor portraits. The cards are small (2.5 x 3.5 inches / 6.5cm x 9cm), although there are some double-sized "box-topper" cards, and some with a single drawing across two or even four cards. The styles include dramatic art, dynamic action, cartoon caricature and amateur doodles.

Two of the best artists are Andy Fry (actor portraits) and Graham Bleathman (spaceships). Both these artists seem to be limited to multi-case orders.

There are 34 named artists:

Jeff Abar

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Graham Bleathman

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Steven Burch

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Adam Cleveland

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Christopher Chamberlain

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Paul Cowan

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David Day

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Louise Draper

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Marcia Dye

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Danielle Ellison

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Scott Fellowes

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Andy Fry

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Bruce Gerlach

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Chris Henderson

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Laura Inglis

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J(AY)

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Elfie Lebouleux

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Kevin Meinert

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Joe Miller

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Solly Mohamed

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Rich Molinelli

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"Nik" (Nick Neocleous)

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Matthew Parmenter

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Enid-Elvin Ramos

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Rupam

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Tom Savage

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Clay Sayre

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J D Seeber

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Elbert Smith

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Westley James Smith

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Sue Thomas

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Jason Westlake

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Ted Woods

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Clinton Yeager
(written "Yaeger" on the card back, but signature is "Yeager")

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Contents copyright Martin Willey. Thanks to Patrick Zimmerman.