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    Collector is an understatement.

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  1. furthur

    Heroes Con 2018

    Well, I know most foiks here already know who everyone else here is based on their screen names, but I don't post that much so I am still in the dark. If anyone is planning to bring any art and wants to do a late night bit of show and tell after the obligatory dinners out and drinking email me at benno119@gmail.com and maybe we can put something together. I am bringing a few things and its always more fun to see stuff in person than online in my opinion. Benno
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    Heroes Con 2018

    are you selling (or at least bringing) any art along?
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    Heroes Con 2018

    So who is planning to attend? I will be there and always like to meet other collectors. Benno
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    Kirby /Anderson question?

    When I bought a Jimmy Olsen page from this era, I was specifically looking for a page that had Anderson inks on Superman and Jimmy-to me that was part of the historical interest of the pages in that transitional moment when Kirby came over to DC. I am also old enough to appreciate the Don Rickles homage, so the page is kinda cool that way too,but I have my example, so I doubt I will get another from the series.
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    Jones' The Swamp Creature...

    I have two of the Jones puzzles, but they weren't unopened like this one. I worked on the Zombie puzzle and discovered to my chagrin that two pieces were missing! I haven't tackled the Mummy puzzle yet, but hope for better luck!
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    Recommendations for ILLUSTRATION books?

    Some of my favorites are out of print, but I would highly recommend any of the Flesk publications on Franklin Booth or Joseph Clement Coll. I also recommend 41 Illustrators and How They Worked as a good look at a lot of different and some not so famous illustrators. The Leyendecker book by Cutler is very good. I liked the Underwood publications book "The art of Jeffrey Jones" and the book on Everett Raymond Kinstler by Jim Vadeboncoeur. The complete "Various Drawings" by Mark Schultz is excellent and there was a recent book on famous Dinosaur and naturalist illustrator Charles R. Knight that I liked quite a bit. Sorry this was a bit disjointed, but hope it helps
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    Prelim Cover prices/feelings

    Well, now I feel better about owning a bunch of his preliminary art since I can't afford a painting!!
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    Prelim Cover prices/feelings

    I love preliminary art and it represents (in raw numbers) probably 20% of my collection. I am actively seeking preliminary work from artists I like and over the period I have been collecting I have gotten preliminary work from a number of artists who may well have just tossed the stuff in the past, but now realize there is value to collectors and hold onto it and sell it as part of their overall art sales. Its not like writing Charles Schulz and getting a free Peanuts daily in the mail that is now worth thousands, but I always ask for the preliminary work whenever I get a commission and if I buy published work directly from an artist I almost always ask if there is a preliminary that I can get as well because I think that part of the process is very interesting and seeing the difference between initial idea and final piece is often filled with information about how an artist is thinking as they create.
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    80's Indy Comic Art Thread

    Just saw Bob last weekend and bought a sketch. His current motto "Make America Goofy Again" is certainly in line with the times!
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    80's Indy Comic Art Thread

    I like a lot of what has been mentioned already, but I wanna give Tim Truman, Craig Russell and some others a bit of love here. Grimjack was my gateway drug to his art, though he wasn't the writer, but I liked Scout just as much or more and have avidly collected his Grateful Dead art which was primarily from the 90's and later. I would also mention that I think this was the period during which Pacific comics put out their Elric comics by P. Craig Russell and Michael Gilbert (and then Gilbert and Freeman) and then followed them with several other Moorcock stories, most notably (for me at least) when Mike Mignola did his run on Corum. I have a Grimjack Cover, two Elric covers (a PCR/Gilbert and a solo Gilbert cover) and a nice Corum page with Kelley Jones inking over Mignola-a combination that may have only occurred on that book, but which I liked quite a bit.
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    Atlanta Area Collector get together

    who spell checked that invitation. I'll have his head!!
  12. I hope anyone reasonably local who hasn't gotten an invitation yet will reach out-my email is on the invitation. Always cool to meet new collectors in the area and I know there will be some interesting art for tastes of all sorts. Benno
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    Share your fave sketches !

    Here's a sketch Joe Jusko did for my daughter Amanda several years ago after she saw the amazing work he had done on his Tomb Raider comic.
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    2018 Collecting Goals

    I want to get my arms around my collection better and start to be a little more focused on adding items that fit and shedding items that don't. I need to stop having as much angst over the idea that if I sort of like something or have a nostalgic tug then it belongs in my collection forever. I bought a collection in 2017 that I need to sell off part of and I need to be realistic about what I should keep rather than defaulting to the idea that if its sort of cool I should hold onto it even if it never occurred to me to own it until I did. That said, there were some high quality pieces by artists that I didn't have on my radar at all and I need to really think about whether I can build around those things or if they are a distraction from other more important goals. As part of that I want to do some upgrades on artists I already have in my collection. Most specifically at this moment, Winsor McCay , Tim Sale, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Alex Raymond, Michael Kaluta and maybe Bernie Wrightson and Dave Stevens. I also want to add some additional independent artists to my collection that fit in with the type of material I enjoy reading now versus pure nostalgia. I have three artists who are friends and long time favorites that are getting an upgrade within my collection this year (or at least I have plans in the works already) so that will be nice-but that will make me wonder if I should shed some lesser pieces by them as part of that upgrade. Plus what Felix said-have fun! I am hoping to achieve part of that goal by expanding and strengthening friendships within the collector field that I have-so if you are ever in the Atlanta area, please reach out and lets have a drink and do some show and tell and talk some comic art! I'll also be having a collector brunch this spring so if you haven't ever come to one before (or if you have, but haven't don't it lately) and live in the southeast, please get in touch. Benno (benno119@gmail.com)
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    2017 Collecting Goals

    As long as you stay in the apa you will! Benno