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    Original Comic Art
  1. An article on art insurance

    Anybody have experience pro or con with Collect Insure, aka Collectibles Insurance Services?
  2. Yeah, this is what I think. It's not that comic art should be valued by the standards of painting, but that it should be valued according to the artistic achievement embodied. This marketplace which measures everything according to it's distance from an ideal hero pin-up is theoretically immature. The comics medium is so much greater than that.
  3. All in all, I think the contemporary art world has an appropriate relationship to the geniuses of popular art, e.g. Kirby, Hitchcock, Kubrick, etc. Sometimes they do museum shows on such artists, but it's understood that these works were not made for the museum/gallery, nor to hang on collectors walls. A Kirby Demon page is not even a complete artwork, it's just a fraction of a larger story which became complete when it was printed in color. So it's appropriate that the fine art world has to do a bit of translation in the presentation.
  4. Great GIF! Let me ask you this: what would you pay for a rare John Romita color illustration of that GIF?
  5. I have the impression Kirby is held in extremely high regard by the fine art community. A couple years back I loaned some pieces to an excellent show of Kirby, Peter Voulkos, and Leon Golub.
  6. Probably more an example of art criticism. As the article says: "And this being 4chan, the probability that it’s a hoax is overwhelming — although the winning bidder has a long history on the site and hasn’t retracted any other bids in the past six months. That said, eBay does allow sellers and buyers to agree to cancel bids — so if Xhacker02 and the winning bidder are in cahoots, money will never change hands. And we will never know!"
  7. Frank Quitely Museum Show

    Something else that made an impression on me from the show were several pages of Grant Morrison scripts for All-Star Superman (ASSMAN to the cognescenti). The demands that Morrison makes on the artist are ridiculous. One page called for characters on a balcony overlooking a futuristic city... then follows a whole page description of the architectural layout of the city, the style of architecture, rivers, ring roads etc, etc. Another -script page for Batman & Robin includes an extended discourse on the comparative fighting styles of the original Robin, Spoon Greyson, and the new Robin, Damian Something-or-other. Damned if Quitely doesn't nail every detail and tonal nuance --it's really a Scorcese-DeNiro level perfect collaboration.
  8. Frank Quitely Museum Show

    Aha, I suspected something like that. Thanks for the intel!
  9. Frank Quitely Museum Show

    Speaking of Toppfer, his Mr. Jabot may only have second place in the first comic contest, but this must surely be the oldest Original Comic Art extant, from 1835 or maybe a little earlier. What's weird is that it's not in Jim Halperin's collection.
  10. Frank Quitely Museum Show

    To my astonishment, Glasgow credibly claims to have invented the comic book. The Glasgow Looking Glass was published regularly and featured comic stories in color, and with "To Be Continued" captions even, from 1825: ten years ahead of Toppfer. They claim there were also word balloons. If so, it's a real weakness of the show that they didn't exhibit any examples.
  11. Frank Quitely Museum Show

    They used Chip Kidd's collection as a one stop shop to represent some other comic artists:
  12. Frank Quitely Museum Show

    Something I never knew about Quitely: the influence of Dudley Watkins. Here's a Broons strip from '67 & an Oor Wullie from '51. These originals were lent by the publisher, DC Thomson & Co.
  13. Frank Quitely Museum Show

    For the legendary-in-my-mind 4 page security cam sequence in WE3, Quitely made a thumbnail card set to experiment with the order. He kept them in a raisin box. At one point they were thrown out, but were recovered. Here are all the thumbnails and one finished page.