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  1. 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
  2. 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:)
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. Nice!! The only thing I have in my head was Bisley. I seem to recall he had Bisley art hanging.
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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!)
  11. - 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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:)
  15. 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
  16. By far the single most asked about piece in my collection.
  17. 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)
  18. A strange theme I found in my collection was trying to collect art from artists that don't sell their work.
  19. From Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1, pg 3 by Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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:(
  23. This is a very helpful tidbit! But it reminds me of another aspect of claiming a collectible as an investment - isn't there a stipulation that says in order to claim it as an investment you must be willing to sell it? I seem to recall a caveat that if you squat on a collectible indefinitely (and refuse to sell it even when profitable offers are made) that you are a collector, not an investor. Theoretically at least, it seems like if you're a black hole and never sell, then you couldn't claim art as easily as an investment. "Triggering a realization event" is a great phrase:)
  24. The concern was much more about when cash is involved; for instance winning a piece on Heritage and then needing to sell things to pay for it.