2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature Makes Trading Card Art Out of the Classics


2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature trading cards highlight original artistic interpretations of the classics. The checklist includes a mix of base, chase and sketch cards created by many notable names in the industry.

2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature Moby Dick

This is a premium-style product that promises at least one sketch card per pack. There’s also one of three other cards: a metal chase card, wooden chase card or wooden sketch card. These take the sketch card concept only with the original art done on wood.

2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature will likely have five or six base cards per pack.

2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature Chinchila

Also in the works are box toppers that have original art.

The subject matter is as diverse as the artists. Shakespeare, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Edgar Allan Poe are among the greats to have their bodies of work highlighted. As for specific books, there’s:

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Don Quixote
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • The Jungle Book
  • Moby Dick
  • Oliver Twist
  • Picture of Dorian Grey
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Sherlock Holmes (early stories released before 1923)
  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Treasure Island
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Iconic Literature is the first set for Iconic Creations, a company started by artist Achilleas Kokkinakis. This is a limited edition product with a production run of approximately 800 packs.

A pair of promo cards kicked things off. The first was given to those attending the Philly Non-Sports Card Show in October, 2018. The December/January issue of Non-Sport Update has the second.

2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature NSU Promo B

The Iconic Creations Facebook page has several previews of final art, sketch cards and works in progress.

2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature trading cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: TBA
Set size: TBA
Release date: February, 2019

2019 Iconic Creations Iconic Literature Artist List

The following is a list of artists contributing to the set.

* notes artists with just one sketch card available.

Soni Alcorn Hender – base art only
Jennifer Allyn
Bad Axe
Can Baran
Norvierto Basio
Angelina Benedetti
Leon Braojos
Lee Brown
Christina Charbali
Juri Hayasaka Chinchilla
Amy Clark Anderson
Rene Cordova
Roy Cover
Jason Crosby
David Day
David Desbois *
James Dickson
Marcia Dye
Darla Ecklund
Carolyn Edwards
Madison Emerick
Rusty Gilligan
Mick and Matt Glebe *
Ingrid Hardy
John Haun
Luro Hersal
Tom Hodges
Mike James Horgan
Stacey Kardash
Gary Kezele
Rickley Kipfer

Achilleas Kokkinakis
Athina P. Konstantinidou
Natasa (Tansa) Kourti
Babisu Kourtis
Lak Lim
Eric Mael *
Jon Mangini
Alex Mines
Logan Monette
Arwenn Necker
Veronica O’Connell *
Rhiannon Owens
Chris Papantoniou
Sean Pence
Tony Perna
Fabian Quintero
Ray Racho
Dominic Rancho
Barry Renshaw
Walter D. Rice Jr.
Jamie Richards
Richard Serrao
Yuriko Shirou
Alcione Silva
Ward Silverman
Josh Trout
Huy Truong
Sotiris Vougiatzis
Helga Wojik
Adam Worton


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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    • Ryan Cracknell 29 January, 2019 at 11:50

      @Jim – It looks that way. I follow him on Twitter and he has his IMDB.com page linked.

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