NelsonAI

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  1. Mort was one of legendary creators during Mad Magazine's heydey. Condolences to all his family and friends.
  2. All I'm saying is if I were Jim, I would not stick my neck out and claim item is 95% tax deductible.
  3. Given Jim's track record, FMV of these 9" x 12" detailed pen and ink drawings should be in the $3K - $5K range depending on the character. So perhaps 50% of the final bid may be tax deductible. There seems to be a lot of layers so I would have DC's lawyers determine tax deduction eligibility before making claim on eBay. For example, last year, JC Penney Dept store cashier's would ask if you wanted to donate a $1 to charity, ( I forget which organization). If yes, they would charge your credit card. JC Penney made the final donation directly to the charitable organization. JC Penney got the tax deduction. Each individual did not.
  4. Yup to Rick. Usually, in order for anything to be deductible for a charity auction, the amount of the deduction is the excess of the Fair Market Value of the item received. Each artwork you receive has a FMV. If Jim is saying 95% is tax deductible, he is actually undervaluing his art. Let's say on average each piece sells for $6K. 95% of $6K = US$5,700. That would mean the average FMV of each drawing is $300. Jim's art would certainly sell for more than $300. The amount eligible for a tax deduction is $5,700. Of course, given tax laws, you must itemize your deductions and qualify. Check with your tax advisors before you take a deduction. Kudos to Jim regardless.
  5. Zaddick is having issues posting with his CGC account so he asked if I could post on his behalf. From Zaddick: Just like every gathering in New York City and many other places, the 3rd annual NYC Comic Art Expo scheduled for May 2nd has been canceled. Please stay safe and the NYC Comic Art Expo will be back. Zaddick and Terry Any questions please contact directly: senbach@hotmail.com
  6. NY Comic Art Expo has been cancelled. From Zaddick: Just like every gathering in New York City and many other places, the 3rd annual NYC Comic Art Expo scheduled for May 2nd has been canceled. Please stay safe and the NYC Comic Art Expo will be back. Zaddick and Terry Any questions please contact directly: senbach@hotmail.com
  7. Zaddick is having issues with his CGC account so he asked if I could post this message on his behalf regarding the NY Comic Art Expo. From Zaddick: Just like every gathering in New York City and many other places, the 3rd annual NYC Comic Art Expo scheduled for May 2nd has been canceled. Please stay safe and the NYC Comic Art Expo will be back. Zaddick and Terry Any questions please contact directly: senbach@hotmail.com
  8. When Neal puts in the time and effort, he shows that he's still got it. A great example of his current work. I'm sure this colored piece will be published as well. Nice pick up.
  9. Nickel City Con should fall in under the current NY State shelter in status. Only essential businesses and essential employees are allowed to be open (police, fire dept., transit, grocery stores / food markets, pharmacy, etc). Comic Cons are not essential under the NYS guidelines. In all fairness, the new edict just went into effect this evening.
  10. ....... but he did stay at a Holiday Inn once.
  11. The NY show is further out so Zaddick and Terry have time to make a decision.
  12. No surprise. NYS had just imposed a maximum event occupancy at 500 persons. NJ followed up with a 250 person maximum occupancy limit. Carbo's Big Apple show average daily attendance was probably close to 1000 persons per day. The NJ art show is well under 250 persons but I'm sure some of the exhibitors were a bit hesitant to set up so postponing or cancelling the show is the best thing to do in this environment. Joe V made the right decision.
  13. 1990's art is heating up as of late. Keep in mind, most of the art is now over 25 years old so it is just starting to hit the nostalgic sweet spot for the next generation of collectors.
  14. Unfortunately, I won't be in Boston anytime in the near future but I always have a pair of new, ( and clean), socks ready. My family always had the take your shoes off rule when I was growing up.