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  1. Anthony Snyder is his art rep. You'll find all the information you'll need right here: All the best on getting a cool piece!
  2. At least it's over. Thanks to all for spreading the word and the support. The $$$ damage could have been much worse for the successful bidder. Now I understand why many on this forum are not fans of Ebay.
  3. Kudos to Ebay user 'superboylives' for stepping-up and posting a competing Ebay auction, to warn bidders of the FAKE. It's starting to get down to crunch time. Let's hope bidders see it before the FAKE goes into frenzied bidding mode. And 'superboylives' so correctly pointed out that the FAKE has the lasso deliberately removed. You can see how the star (second from the left) on her shorts is only a half star because that's where the lasso was. @munster: Glad we could help. @KobaltDog: I too asked the seller for a picture of the back during his initial attempt. No reply from him/her. @Dayzen: Thanks for providing even more evidence. I originally posted a warning also on CAF, but deleted it when the initial Ebay attempt was taken down. I haven't re-posted a warning on CAF because Tigges' piece is there for everyone to see anyways (which 'superboylives' also noted in his ad).
  4. Well, that didn't take long. The seller has reposted the Ebay auction and it is active. I tried to help out unsuspecting bidders, but I'm done. I leave it to the potential bidders to fend for themselves. At least we tried to make a difference. I'm not making any judgement towards the seller as maybe he does truly believe it is an original piece. What I will say is that the seller states the item condition is "perfect conditions, mint like new", yet anyone can clearly see the 'finger dents' on the paper. Isn't that already kind of a red flag right there for any bidder?
  5. Hi Neuberello: Contacting fellow board member 'dscott' (Doug Scott) is your best bet in terms of getting a sketch cover from Artgerm. Or you can try contacting Doug thru his website He has done several sketch opps. thru Artgerm's agent in the past, so he already has an established relationship with them. From personal experience, if you contact Artgerm and he responds at all, he will just direct you towards his agent. And if you try contacting Artgerm's agent, you most likely will not get a reply. Doug would have the highest probability of getting a sketch from Artgerm at SDCC or NYCC, or even outside of the convention circuit. Other facilitators like 'Kwan Chang' or 'Rich_Henn' may be able help you at SDCC or NYCC. Doug, Kwan, and Rich are all contactable via this board, and all three are very reputable guys. Keep in mind, Artgerm's rate for a colored sketch cover is $750 USD. Expect the level of effort that you are seeing with his "200 sketches" that he is currently posting on his Facebook page. If it is just a black and white sketch, then his rate will be cheaper. They will be bust or waist-up type sketches only. I've never seen Artgerm do a full figure sketch cover. Goodluck!
  6. SearchForSpidey is correct about Artgerm's print sizes. Since Artgerm is based in Asia, they use International (ISO/metric) paper sizes as opposed to the North American ANSI system. Instead of 11"x17", they use A3 paper which is 11.69" x 16.54". And for his typical convention commissions, assuming he brought his own paper from Asia, they'll be on A4 paper which is 8.3" x 11.7".
  7. Thanks for the support everyone and a job well done!. I'm sure the sheer volume of reports from you all, finally convinced Ebay to take it down. Given the popularity of the piece (there were a lot of people watching that item), I was really worried the winning bidder was going to be out a good chunk of change. What really surprised me about all this is that Gregory won the auction for the true piece a couple of months earlier on Ebay. The results of that auction are still visible under the Sold results on Ebay. So both the seller and the bidders could have easily searched that beforehand.
  8. Here is the suspect Ebay item: The true owner of the authentic piece is Gregory Tigges, and he has it currently displayed on his ComicArtFans gallery. I contacted Greg and he also agrees the Ebay auction item is a copy. Both Greg and I have reported the item to Ebay, but it has not been taken down. After Ebay contacted the seller, the seller updated the post to say that, "it is a 100% ink drawing". Maybe I have better eyes than most, but in the magnified image on Ebay, I can see the vertical toner lines that come with a printed copy. Notice the seller has not posted any pics of the backside of the drawing; the real piece would show ink bleed-thru on the back.
  9. Catwoman #3 variant. It's not even out yet, but without a doubt, destined to be a fave for many. Even though I own some of his OA, I've actually never purchased any of his comics. In this case, I'm going to make an exception and pick up a copy.
  10. Thanks S.N. for starting this thread. Congrats on your OA pickup; I know first-hand how challenging it can be to obtain some Artgerm OA. It's cool to be able to link up with others who enjoy Artgerm's work. Here's my experience; I was browsing Ebay back in 2013, when I came across these two prints for sale: I knew right then and there, that he was only going to become more and more popular, and that I should try to obtain some of his work while I could still afford it. The best compliment I can pay to Artgerm is summed up by this statement: When I show his art to those who have no interest in Comics whatsoever, his art gets an immediate and unreserved, "Wow, that's pretty!". Yet I've shown art from Hughes and Campbell, to those same people, and their reaction is a much more reserved (more polite than enthusiastic), "oh, that's nice". I was fortunate enough to add these three pieces to my collection before his parabolic rise in demand. All three have been posted on ComicArtFans by Alwyn (Artgerm's art rep), but in case some have not seen them, here they are. Enjoy! 1) Ms. Marvel Just love the striking, clean contrast. Her pretty face, the detail of the hair and eyes, and the pose, is what really attracted me. 2) Wondergirl and Wonder Woman Not only is Wonder Woman one of my favorite characters, but how could anyone pass up a rare multi-character piece. I love the realism of Wonder Woman's face. 3) Batgirl He rarely draws dynamic poses, so that makes this one a little more special. After getting those two sketch covers, I wanted to add a paper sketch (in this case, it's on a 9.5"x10.75" Shikishi board) to my collection. Since several of you have mentioned Batgirl 12, I thought you guys might enjoy seeing this one.
  11. Auction ending today, June 26. Thanks for looking. J. Scott Campbell Superior Spider-Man #29 LaMole convention exclusive, CGC 9.6 Wolverine Limited Series #1, CGC 9.6 John Byrne X-Men 142, CGC 9.6
  12. Hello, I'm a collector of Chris Bachalo's art, and have commissioned numerous pieces from him. It was thru those interactions that I can truly say that he has been the most courteous, professional, and straight-up honest artist that I've ever dealt with. So when he started a GoFundMe campaign ( to honor his wife's recent passing, it was a no-brainer that I wanted to contribute. I see that the GoFundMe has stalled a bit here, so I have decided to donate the complete proceeds from the sale of these pieces from my collection to try and help Chris reach his mark. Please have a look and maybe there is one that catches your eye and you'd like to make an offer. Thanks in advance. Garrie Gastonny Black Cat - Stephane Roux Catwoman - Sho Murase Wonder Woman - Pete Woods Harley Quinn -
  13. Available now during ComicLink's April auction. WONDER WOMAN v2002 #184, CGC 9.8: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #29, CGC SS 9.8: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #29, CGC SS 9.6: GEN 13 #1, CGC SS 9.6:
  14. Available now on ComicLink as part of the April Auction. Thanks for looking. Marvel Graphic Novel #4 – New Mutants – CGC 9.8: Marvel Graphic Novel #5 – X-Men – CGC 9.8: Wolverine LIMITED SERIES #1, CGC 9.6: Wolverine LIMITED SERIES #2, CGC 9.8: Wolverine LIMITED SERIES #3, CGC 9.6: Wolverine LIMITED SERIES #4, CGC 9.8: X-MEN #129, CGC 9.0: X-MEN #137, CGC 9.4: X-MEN #141, CGC 9.6:
  15. SOLD and Closed. Thanks to all those who bid and congratulations to the new owners.
  16. Thread closed for now. May re-post at a later date when I have more free time.
  17. Black Widow cover image reloaded using PhotoBucket. Let's see if this resolves the problem.
  18. Hey RockyJo: I think I know what the problem may be. Everyone who was looking at this thread using their cellphone saw an obscene picture, but on a computer it is fine. Are you using your cellphone to view my thread? I can't explain why that would even make a difference.
  19. Hey guys: My apologies that you were exposed to an obscene picture. The proper Black Widow photo was definitely there when I left for the Con. I only found out what happened when the CGC crew at the Con showed it to me. I use as my image decoder, so I can only guess there was a database mixup on their end after the fact; there sure are some perverted people out there! Anyways, I ran back to the hotel, but what's weird is when I logged in, it was the proper Black Widow image again. I tried using tinypic to recode again, but it came back with the same IMG code. So I'll try using another site to repost the Black Widow.
  20. Thread closed for now. May re-post at a later date when I have more free time. Thanks again for those who expressed interest; I will follow up with each of you.
  21. Thread closed for now. May re-post at a later date when I have more free time. Thanks again for those who expressed interest; I will follow up with each of you.
  22. Thanks CaptTodd: I didn't really discuss rates with her. I just showed her the pieces and asked how much. She ended up charging $70USD each. I'm sure the rate will very upon difficulty but at least you can use these as a gauge. How does that compare to Ponsor and Lydic? I'm sure there were many other colorists at the convention that we could have went with, but having seen her past work at 'rescuing' pieces (right, Kaholo), she was really the natural choice. Another factor that went into that decision was that she is very accustomed at coloring females. After she completed them, back to CGC they went. The heavy pencil lines had her worried, so she did one first to make sure she could erase or at least cover them up. And only when that one worked out, did she agree to do the next one. The covers look totally clean and professional now. She really did improve the look of these already cool drawings.