2021 was a rough year for most of the MTG community; opportunities to play together were hard to come by. Beautiful art is something which has helped people get through isolation since time immemorial, and this was no exception.
For more than a decade, professional card alter artists have created MTG fan artwork for our community to secure personalized bits of happiness. This past year, some of these artists gathered together despite tough times, to be a part of a special project under the coordination and direction of CAG member and alters enthusiast, Greg Sablan. From across the globe, artists provided the RC and CAG a collection of altered cards based on our favorite commanders. Fittingly, the art styles were also personalized, showcasing the diversity of tastes among the group as well as the expertise of the artist selecting each card.
The result, shown below, was stunning. The Rules Committee expresses its overwhelming gratitude at this heartfelt display. We can’t wait to play them and turn heads!
If you see something you like, consider clicking on the artists’ gallery links below, and requesting a commission!
|Card Altered||Artist||Artist Location|
|Alesha, Who Smiles at Death||Michelle Lizak||Frankfort, Illinois||Link||Link|
|Archangel Avacyn / Avacyn, the Purifier||Annalisa Forghieri||Bologna, Italy||Link||Link|
|Arixmethes, the Slumbering Isle||Marisa Capitao||Paris, France||Link||Link|
|Aurelia, the Warleader||Maria Sondergaard Petersen||Roskilde, Denmark||Link||Link|
|Breya, Etherium Shaper||Brandon Brown||Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania||Link||Link|
|Cromat||Sally Stokes||Tasmania, Australia||Link||Link|
|Karador, Ghost Chieftain||Luke Emmerton||Tasmania, Australia||Link||Link|
|Kozilek, the Great Distortion||Eddie James||St. Etienne, France||Link||Link|
|Memnarch||Istvan Bukovszki||Helvecia, Hungary||Link||N/A|
|Nin, the Pain Artist||Toriy Abdel||Marseille, France||Link||Link|
|Pheldagriff||Michael Beausoleil||Cumming, Georgia||Link||Link|
|Rith, the Awakener||Jom Semah||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Link||Link|
|Slimefoot, the Stowaway||Catherine Chandler-Tressler||Akron, Ohio||Link||N/A|
|Titania, Protector of Argoth||Kumiko Kanda Yoshino||Barrigada, Guam||Link||Link|
|Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder||Michiko Kanda Sablan||Tokyo, Japan||Link||Link|
|Zedruu the Greathearted||Catherine Berthiaume||Baltimore, Maryland||Link||Link|
And for completeness, the full set… thanks again, Greg and everyone involved!