Fico Ossio from Spider-Man illustrates Magic:the Gathering art for an EchoMTG Playmat
The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic triggered a pencils down command to most of the artists in the comic book world, Fico Ossio, who was currently working on Spider-Man https://www.marvel.com/comics/creators/13872/fico_ossio was one of the Artists. Fate brought Fico and Teeg together when the pandemic hit. Teeg and Iona lost access to daycare, Iona, being the angel she is, is a nurse, so they had to find temporary help to care for their child. The person who stepped up to help Teeg and Iona happened to be partnered with an Editor/Manager at IDW (https://www.idwpublishing.com/) who was friendly with a number of artists, including Fico. There you have it!
We truly thank Fico and his friends for the opportunity to bring more comic art to the magic life. Follow Fico on instagram https://www.instagram.com/fico_ossio/ support works from IDW https://www.idwpublishing.com/shop/
Behind the Art
Teeg presented an idea to Fico where 5 planeswalkers, that represent each color from the EchoMTG logo, sent magic to the EchoMTG logo in the middle of a sunken canyon. Fico completely blew us away! Since the art contains characters depicted in Magic:the Gathering, it is considered Fan Art and is free to download (click the images below for high-res photos).
Playmats will be distributed to those who help EchoMTG now and in the future.