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  1. Thanks Brian and Bill for organizing this. Thanks to everyone who took part in the Best Of and posted OA. It was great seeing all these beautiful art pieces, it was a particularly good year. Choosing my votes was arduous, as there were so many pieces I wished I could vote for. For those who voted for my commission: Thank you, you have great taste.
  2. Ah, silly me! I just realized it is actually registered in the Best Of 2018, so I won't have to wait next year to vote for it. It just got my vote.
  3. I didn't get a chance to vote in the "Best of 2018" yet, but I already know one of my votes one year from now in the "Best of 2019".
  4. 2018 has been a slow year for me, I got barely more than 5 pieces, including small head sketches. So, to stay in the spirit of the "Best Of", rather than posting almost every single sketch I bought, I decided to select only 1 piece which was my favorite of the year. It's a commission I've been in love with since I first saw it posted online in someone else's collection. I recently got the chance to buy it and jumped on the occasion. https://www.comicartfans.com/LowryPiece.asp?Piece=9764
  5. Santa came early this year. Crazy cat lady introduces her boyfriend to her cats, by Bill Sienkiewicz. Batman/Catwoman on CAF
  6. I started 9 years ago. It seems like yesterday. Time flies.
  7. Finally cast my votes! As usual, picking only 5 in each category was a hard choice, with all these great pieces. Covers: Splash pages, pinups: Interior panel pages: Strip art: Commissions: Convention sketches: Others:
  8. With a good smartphone, the (free) app CamScanner gives very decent results for B&W pages. Here are examples of pieces I "scanned" using the app: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1398719 http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1423772 http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1398722
  9. Glad to hear the sketchbook found its way back to its owner.
  10. A buddy sent me pics of the pages Stan had for sale at SDCC. They were unpublished Usagi pages, as well as the published pages for the Six Guns intro by Stan (these pages featured Stan and Usagi) . But no published Usagi comics pages. As far as I know, there are only two in private collections (one is a friend of Stan, and the other offered a crazy amount of money).
  11. I've never done it, but what's wrong with drymount?
  12. "Please"? I tried "Sesame" and "Mellon", but they didn't seem to work.
  13. Since we all gather in a comic art board to chat about comic art collecting, I think it's safe to say there are only two valid answers for us: "Crazy addicted" or "In denial about addiction". Link doesn't work for me.
  14. Two new Mouse Guard pages for me. First, a page from Winter 1152, with the full main cast in both panels! The mice are facing the snow during their journey. http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1398719 Second, a page from Legends of the Guard Vol 3. Some of you (alxjhnsn, I'm looking at you ) may remember the Mouse Astronomer commission David created for me a few years ago (here: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1155373 ). Well, it seems David liked enough the character he created for me, because he later decided to include him as a character in the 3rd Volume of Legends of the Guard! The least I could say is that I was extremely surprised to recognize this little fellow in the pages of the book! Of course, I couldn't resist the temptation of getting a page with "my" mouse appearing in-story, so here it is: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1398722
  15. Awful story. I feel for you.
  16. Stan Sakai doesn't sell the published pages from Usagi Yojimbo. However, you can buy either published covers (around 2.5k$, can be more if the cover is from the beginning of the series or particularly beautiful), or rejected interior pages (prices vary, one very early rejected splah page sold for more than 3k$ on Heritage, for example). There are also prelim covers (not published) which are cheaper than the final version. Stan sometimes accepts to do commissions to be picked at a convention, if his schedule allows it. I got this in 2015 for 300euros, which I picked up during his visit at the Lucca convention. I contacted him one month in advance. http://www.2dgalleries.com/art/usagi-yojimbo-commission-boys-day-57031 As for Jason Latour, I've heard he doesn't do sketches often in conventions, and he just confirmed on twitter that he would not sketch at C2E2, for example. But it does happen sometimes if one's lucky. Below is a sketch he did for me during a french convention. The french publisher organized a lottery to win a free sketch by Jason Latour. I got lucky: http://www.2dgalleries.com/art/southern-bastards-par-jason-latour-63358
  17. It's a nice story, and a nice commission. It deserved to be published.
  18. Welcome to the hobby! Always a pleasure to meet a new collector with the same passion.
  19. When I see this kind of sale, I don't bother making an offer and just move along. There are more pages I like than I can buy, so I can move along without regret.
  20. 0/6. I didn't buy a single page in 2016. I can only hope to do better in 2017. I can hardly do worse.
  21. It's NFS but if I wasn't still unboxing (err...let's be honest..."excavating") from my big move, I'd share images of both. I have absolutely no idea -beyond "in that room...somewhere"- where they are ! Looking forward to seeing them, when you find them again. (I could propose to help you look for them, bu they might "go missing" in the process )
  22. Hi Randy, First, thank you for taking the time to answer questions here. I admit I was not very convinced by the results of the first auction, but I'll be looking into the next one and give it a chance. Second, I have a question about the paragraph above: Does this mean the consignor will ship the item directly to the buyer after the sale? Or does the consignor ships the item to you once the sale takes place, and then you ship it to the buyer?