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The Monstrous Art of Robert Aragon MNS Cards - 2017
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Boxed set: 45 base, 8 chase, hits. 10 boxes/case, 100 cases made. No. Card Text / Title Commentor 1 All living creatures share a common dnominator - t 2 Be it fear of pain, desolation, abandonment, the u 3 We have and will seek out a meaning to our life, " 4 We must believe without a doubt that we have, in a 5 The emphasis of the search should be placed on : h 6 The answers lie within the rich and varied myths a 7 Being mindful of death has inspired artistic creat 8 The famous Danse Macabre produced during the Europ 9 The later Vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th 10 Works are full of glorious symbolism: skulls remin 11 Clocks were once a potent reminder that our time o 12 All humans are aware of the torture and tragedy of 13 One thing is certain: the cause of suffering varie 14 Experiencing tragedy pushes us to reevaluate our c 15 Tragedy also has a comedic counterpart. For within 16 If tragedy is a constant descent from a peaceful p 17 The harlequin (and his mask) symbolizes the close 18 It is apparent, in tragedy we are a participant; w 19 During the last 300 years, humanity's myth builder 20 In the afterglow of the great age of enlightenment 21 In the visual and literary arts, works featured a 22 As expected; artisans, philosophers and poets rush 23 In 18th century art we are visited by demons as we 24 From late 18th century until mid 19th century, the 25 19th century moral and scientific allegorical lite 26 In great contrast, the complexity of the human sou 27 Humanity has returned to the question of the duali 28 As the gray thundering clouds of the great war set 29 The silent silver screen reflected shadows of shar 30 Undoubtedly, the terror of war fueled a prominent 31 In a ritualistic manner, we entered the darkened t 32 There we learn that in our difficulties, the pain 33 When we witness a particular " deity " experience 34 Greek myths and plays were certainly influential i 35 We love these stories regardless of whether the he 36 We rally with their lost cause and admire their co 37 The ancient and classical myth writers, poets and 38 Thus the images and words that emerge from the tra 39 Depicting life & death as a great mystery beyond u 40 Contemporary man with his science and skeptical re 41 Ironically by banishing mysticism from the univers 42 Terror-laden art is symbolic of the spiritual and 43 We have befriended the face of fear and in doing s 44 This is a place where you can bring forth what you 45 with one unmistakable message: Vita est brevis, Ar CHASE CARDS Evil Eyes Cards (2:box) Regular Cards (glossy backs) EE1 Mother = Lightning. Father = Heretical genius. Yet Joe Moe EE2 If eyes are the windows to the soul, Robert's work Martin Cage, Distinctive Dummies EE3 "Tattered" inking style, and up close his art look L.J. Dopp, artist EE4 Eyes of the beast. Savage, yet pain-filled; the am C. Courtney Joyner, writer EE5 Stinging sands stirred by ages. No match for a pas Joe Moe EE6 Pale as death, yet alive. There is no escape from Galen Wilkes, Historian/entertainer Foil Cards (matte backs) EE1 Mother = Lightning. Father = Heretical genius. Yet Joe Moe EE2 If eyes are the windows to the soul, Robert's work Martin Cage, Distinctive Dummies EE3 "Tattered" inking style, and up close his art look L.J. Dopp, artist EE4 Eyes of the beast. Savage, yet pain-filled; the am C. Courtney Joyner, writer EE5 Stinging sands stirred by ages. No match for a pas Joe Moe EE6 Pale as death, yet alive. There is no escape from Galen Wilkes, Historian/Entertainer My Favorites Cards (2:box) Regular Cards (glossy backs) MF1 I always gravitate towards the light. Especially w MF2 There is sheer terror in his face. Is it the reali MF3 Within every villain lies a disillusioned spirit a MF4 This distorted figure serves as a reminder of the MF5 In these young eyes I find a strength of character MF6 I feel like an intruder when I see this piece. I'm Foil Cards (matte backs) MF1 I always gravitate towards the light. Especially w MF2 There is sheer terror in his face. Is it the reali MF3 Within every villain lies a disillusioned spirit a MF4 This distorted figure serves as a reminder of the MF5 In these young eyes I find a strength of character MF6 I feel like an intruder when I see this piece. I'm Monstrous Sketches (4:box) MS1 I love the originality of Robert's work. There is William Beaudreau, Art Connoisseur MS2 Aragon's work of a late night hour Hyde seems to b Anselmo Juan, Artist MS3 Look into those eyes and you can almost hear the p Bruce Gregory, Writer MS4 Raven hair, dagger-like nails and an impossible se Debi Cole, Monster Kid MS5 Robert's creative process lies inherently deep wit Scribe Sayar, artist MS6 The original Glamour Ghoul once described sex and Tim Likes, Kreepy Kottage Collectibles MS7 With pen and ink, Aragon transforms a blank canvas Adam P. Cray, Filmmaker MS8 From the shadows, a controlled rage and ravenous h Steve Simpson, aspiring time traveler MS9 Robert manages to capture the magic of Karloff's p Brad Rice, artist Redemption Card (potential items below) -- Jane Adams Signed Lithograph -- Peggy Moran Signed Lithograph -- Uncut Sheet: Evil Eyes -- Uncut Sheet: Monstrous Sketches -- Uncut Sheet: My Favorites -- Uncut Sheet: Base Cards Printing Plate Cards -- (4 each: cyan, magenta, yellow, black; base cards) Sketch Cards Ashleigh Popplewell Bobby Breed Christiaan Roman Voldstad Dan Gorman David Acevedo Don Pedicini Jr. Jaime Sullivan Jon Gregory Luis Diaz Omid Maksoos Oscar De Anda Psycho Grafix Rich Molinelli Sandy Delgado Ted Dastick Jr. Double Book Sketch Cards (1 of 1) Dan Gorman (others) Autograph Cards Variants include Regular, Limited (Blue), Very Limited (Gold). A1 Ann Robinson Regular Limited A2 Marli Renfro Limited A3 ? A4 Ricou Browning / Robert Aragon Regular Limited A5 ? A6 ? A7 Marli Renfro / Robert Aragon Regular A8 Robert Aragon Limited PROMO CARDS MA1 Coming 2017 (Lugosi) MA2 Coming 2017 (Karloff) Searchwords: jahoc, yr2017, mfrMNS, catFantasyArt©2017 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!