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  1. Am I the only one who hid his art collection, gave pieces of the map to various collectors, and then spent years setting up booby traps?
  2. Ditto this approach for me. I bid on 40+ lots, of which there are 3 I plan to bid aggressively on. Any of the others I would be thrilled to win for the bids I put in, but have little expectation to. Now, are some consigners having their friends bid up their auctions to ensure they don’t lose their shirt? Probably. But I don’t think Heritage themselves is. There’s little in it for them to risk their business when there is already a rabid fanbase of collectors chomping at the bit. And while an argument could be made that frenetic early bidding can attract attention, a simil
  3. This one: https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1386054 I was after a great big Wolverine, in costume, claws out, and inked by Scott, ideally from Xtinction Agenda. The only pieces I preferred to this were locked away with krakens guarding them:)
  4. Howdy gang! As a thank you for his wonderful newsletter I wrote a fun little article for ComicArt.Tips entitled "Knowing an Artist's Oeuvre". It's about doing proper research and may be helpful for newer collectors. I used Jim Lee's run on Uncanny X-Men as an example:) https://comicart.tips/jim-lee-x-men-original-art/ Enjoy!
  5. This is a fun topic:) Here's a great 'flip side' piece I lucked into. Long, long ago I was buying art from Whilce Portacio's brother-in-law and they had just broken up a couple of early Punisher issues. He was raving about how gorgeous some of the art on the back was. When I bought a few pages he tossed this page in for free. Pencils by Whilce Portacio. Inks by, I believe, Scott Williams/@stinkininkin The front side is nothing special. Streets, sidewalks, and characters out of costume. The back side has 3 different Punisher heads penciled by Whilce, that were then later par
  6. Nice!! The only thing I have in my head was Bisley. I seem to recall he had Bisley art hanging.
  7. I went once or twice and remember it vividly!! Except again, sadly, I wasn't as into comic art back then and didn't appreciate how amazing it was. I can still remember walking through the art floor, or the full sized turtles hanging from a wall. They had paper out so you could draw. It was such a cool place:) I'm sure I would be shocked at what was on those walls...
  8. Howdy gang! Long ago in college I remember running into a class or club of some sort about comic art at Umass Amherst, probably 1994-1995. I only attended it once (before I really got into the hobby), but have always wondered if the people involved in it were still in the hobby? Ring any bells for anyone?
  9. I'm looking for a nice page from the first few issues of Mouse Guard, Series 1: Fall 1152 Ideally the first issue. Cash? Trade? Ping me.
  10. Howdy gang! Trimming some small stuff in Heritage’s Weekly. Rick Leonardi and P. Craig Russell Marvel Comics Presents #11 Original Art (Marvel, 1989) Rick Leonardi and Al Williamson Daredevil #277 Story Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1990) Rick Leonardi and Dan Green DC Universe: Decisions #3 Story Page 9 Original Art (DC, 2008) Ross Campbell Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1 Story Page 16 Original Art (IDW, 2014) Keith Giffen Lobo: Infanticide #3 Story Page 5 Original Art (DC Comics, 1992) Andy Kubert and Jonathan Glapion Robin Rises #1 Story Page 2
  11. This is one of the cheapest pieces I ever got and I still think it's gorgeous. It's by Cloyd Sweigert from the San Francisco Chronicle from the 1930s. I got this in the early 2000s for something like $50. It was so long ago I can't remember, but I'm also fairly certain it's not worth much more now since the artist is largely forgotten. It's also enormous and doesn't fit in most portfolios. And it's strangely still relevant, talking about the price of gas and how to deal with it...by making the cars smaller! (Sorry the scan isn't better! It was last scanned with 2005 technology!)
  12. - Watterson Calvin & Hobbes - The biggest artistic influence of my youth that I don't have an example by yet. - A great Keown Hulk page - BWS panel page of The Thing
  13. Bill Sienkiewicz painted a Santa Claus book in 1998 titled 'Santa, My Life & Times'. I'm looking for paintings from it:) A bunch had been listed on Comiclink's Exchange, but unfortunately the seller didn't respond and they were delisted. Anyone know who that seller might have been? Or have any paintings they may sell? Thank you! -j
  14. Yup, horrifying. But on the flip side, Kodo and Podo are the coolest friggin' ferrets in history! For me it was always the dog thing from The Neverending Story. Nightmares... And speaking of The Neverending Story, the original painting and tons of others appear available as an exhibit from Casaro. Has anyone ever seen this exhibit or booked it? That seems insanely cool... http://www.casaro-renato-art.com/movieposters/fantasyeng.html
  15. Thank you:) I've rewatched it a few times recently and continue to find more jokes! It holds up well:) And I still contend the ending is as good as any movie. Beastmaster! Yes!! There was a great contingent of weird and/or cheesy scifi and fantasy in the 80s:)