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  1. 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 29 Original Art Panel Page (DC Comics, 2014) Nick Pitarra Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1 Story Page 18 Original Art (Image Comics, 2015) https://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+793+794+791+1893+792+2088+4294945924+4294966943&type=friend-consignorpreview-notice Enjoy!
  2. 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!)
  3. - 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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:)
  7. Ice Pirates Movie Poster by Steve Chorney (1984) Figured I'd post my first 'official' movie poster art day! (albeit a few months late...) This is the original poster painting for the 1984 film Ice Pirates, starring Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, and a young Ron Perlman! The movie has kung fu robots, space herpes, robo-pimps, time travel afros, and bazillion other bits of genius that elevate it to a true classic of American cinema. Growing up in the 80s this movie was on constant cable rotation, burning itself into my childhood as few movies did. Most of the posters from my favorite 80s movies are buried in museums and private collections, so I never expected this poster to still be around, but I still reached out to artist Steve Chorney in case and, lo and behold, he still had the original! Woohoo! The poster is awesome, a comedic riff on Star Wars, but incredibly well-executed and one of the highest quality parts of the whole film! And this image was used for EVERYTHING! Every VHS, Betamax, Laserdisc, CD, DVD, Bluray, and future technology for a billion years will use this image. On the nostalgia factor alone this was as cool of an item as I could get from Ice Pirates, let alone how cool the art is! It's freakin' awesome!! The piece is 24" x 30", with illustration board on foamcore. Gesso, air brush, and colored pencils. Oh, and that's a second layer face on Robert Urich! Changed expression or something. For the frame I went with some brushed-metallic painted outer frame, with some similarly metallic fillets to balance around the matte. I went with the purple brushed suede matte that I felt made the piece more hip and Elvisy. https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1563044
  8. By far the single most asked about piece in my collection.
  9. My favorite double page splash, by Rick Leonardi and Al Williamson, from Spider-Man 2099 #1 (1992) My favorite double page spread, containing 12 panels, by Jim Cheung and Mark Morales, from New Avengers: Illuminati #5 (2007)
  10. A strange theme I found in my collection was trying to collect art from artists that don't sell their work.
  11. From Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1, pg 3 by Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill.
  12. Spider-Man 2099 #1, pages 2-3 by Rick Leonardi and Al Williamson, written by Peter David - The first appearance of Miguel O'Hara as Spidey 2099! Deadline #1, page 4 by Jamie Hewlett, written by Alan Martin - The first appearance of Tank Girl! (There were only 5 pages in the first issue!) West Coast Avengers #46, page 6 by John Byrne and Mike Machlan, written by John Byrne - The first appearance of The Great Lakes Avengers!!! Hahahahaha
  13. I suspect the changes will mostly affect auctions and cause people to be a little more thoughtful on pulling the trigger on any high-end pieces where they'd need to sell art to finance it. It'll have to be must-own stuff, as opposed to nice-to-haves. On the flip side, trading I'd expect to increase, especially three-party trades where someone wins an auctions only for the purpose of trading it to someone else in a prearranged deal.
  14. I'm sorry if I bummed anyone out by starting this thread:( I certainly wasn't trying to... I was simply hoping to understand the changes to the tax law and make sure I don't shoot myself in the foot. Upgrading and trading are how I built my collection over the last 20 years and the last thing I want to do is accidentally stick myself with a costly tax bill because I swapped one piece for another without realizing the repercussions:(