This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Sharpie Sunday

By ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Once upon a time, there were Magic cards that had regular art. And they were ok. But then something awesome happened: they got vandalized.

With the advanced ink transference technology of the 21st century, even the commoner has the capacity to broadcast his sense of style, humour, and total disregard for the ‘value’ of his or her cardboard toys though the Sharpie Alter. No longer the realm of the art aristocrats with their brushes, paints and other elitist tools, now everyone can enjoy one of the simple pleasures in life; taking a boring Magic card and making it into something awesome and unique.

To celebrate this artistic independence (and audience appreciation month), every Sunday CommanderCast will be featuring a sharpie alter done at request of an audience member. All you need to do is leave a comment requesting what card you’d like to see next week on Sharpie Sunday here in the comment section. If I choose to vandalize the card you’ve picked, then I’ll send you whatever card I’ve ruined and you can torment your friends with it. You can suggest anything you want; if I have it and think I can make a decent alter out of it, then it’s going down.

This week we kick off Sharpie Sunday with a double header. Firstly, let’s be honest: Giantsharkgate is dominating the MtG headlines of any legitimate Magic website, so we should stay timely. Read the rest of this entry »

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Sharpie Sunday

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
This week, it’s a triple feature for Sharpie Sunday, so we have two winners and one Giant Shark. I’ll explain each card’s process, since it’s exhaustive, and show you what you can do with a simple sharpie to spice up your cards.

First up, a Giant Shark. I’m starting to worry I’m going to run out of them. Read the rest of this entry »

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sharpie Sunday

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Sharpie Sunday is back with more badly done alters. As we did last week, I figure we’ll start things off with another Giant Shark since I have like a million of them:

So there’s a Giant Shark.

This week’s winning suggestion was Celestial Dawn, suggested by JonnyT. I always found humour the racist angle this card takes, but in the vandalizing, it wasn’t so easy. To be honest, I’m not all that thrilled with how it turned out; the card art was ridiculously busy (and weird as shit). Anyway, here’s what I ended up with:

Congrats to JonnyT, email me your info and I’ll ship this one out to you. Leave suggestions for next week in the comments!

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Sharpie Sunday

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
And here we reach our final Sharpie Sunday for Audience Appreciation Month. I’ve chosen to cap this one off with what I thought was kind of a funny request. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that great on-camera but it’s fantastic in real life. That or I’m just a failure, take your pick.

Giant Shark of the week is the ‘standardized’ CommanderCast Promotional Card:

After penning almost 100 totally individualized Giant Sharks, you realize two things:

1) There really weren’t 100 genuinely good ideas.

2) Trying to be original on every one is painful.

3) Making each shark totally individual takes forever. Read the rest of this entry »