Madman1138

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    Collector is an understatement.

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  1. First World Problems and Original Art

    I was going to say the same thing. I have trimmed edges off a sketch or commission because of size or edge damage, because they had a lot of blank border to work with. But I would never trim published art pages. The only way I'd consider it would be if the published piece had a huge empty border and wasn't on regular comic board with the guidelines and such, like homemade cut bristol boards some artists use. I remember I bought a Dell'Otto cover painting once that had a 4" blank white border, and it was shipped from overseas in a package exactly the same size as the art and they damaged all 4 corners and edges on it's way here. I considered trimming it, but it was heavy crescent board and I couldn't bring myself to do it, but the damage really bothered me so I ended up just selling it off instead. I remember the old Blanc Noir boards that the Gaijin boys used to use in the '90s are all 11x17 1/2 inches, which makes them stick out a good bit in a standard 11x17 portfolio. When I asked Joe Phillips about it when having him sign one of his covers on that stock, he said they thought it would be cool but they hear a lot of complaints about it, even all these years later. So he tells people to just trim some of the top off. I still couldn't bring myself to trim it tho, even with his blessing. Moral of the story, you probably shouldn't ever trim art except in rare cases, and even then, it might make people mad to hear. And it definitely should be information shared to the buyer if you trimmed something. I hate when you buy based on the scan and the image arrives with less or no border.
  2. Seriously, wtf?

    They also have a TMNT photocopy up and this description says it all about what they are doing. "WE HAVE THE CHEAPEST PRICES ON EBAY !! UP FOR BIDDING TMNT AFFORDABLE GIFT IDEA . PERFECT FOR FRAMING !! REPRINTS ARE A GREAT ALTERNATIVE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK . WE HAVE ALL YOUR FAVORITE !! YOU WILL GET THE REPRINT PHOTO PICTURED . SIZE IS 8X10 ON STANDARD WHITE PLAIN PAPER ALL PRINTS ARE MADE IN A PROFESSIONAL LAB ON HIGH STANDARD WHITE PAPER . WE DONT SELL LOW QUALITY HOMEMADE PRINTS S/H IS 3-6 DAY BY MAIL . IF YOU WANT PRIORITY THAT WILL BE $ 7.20 PER ORDER . THESE ARE NOT HAND SIGNED PHOTOS , THESE ARE REPRINTS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOS SOME PRINTS MAY SLIGHTLY DIFFER FROM THE ABOVE PICTURE DUE TO PRINTING AND CROPPING . SOME PRINTS MAY CONTAIN WHITE BORDERS" They are literally just running off copies and openly admit it. And they also have hand drawn art by Bob Kane and Charles Schulz, 2 from each. You really have to work hard to not see the warning signs with this seller.
  3. Just a reminder that these auctions on eBay all end tomorrow night, starting at 6:45pm Pacific Time on Sunday night. No reserves on anything and low, low starting prices. Only a couple have bids so far, so they are all still very cheap. The Indiana Jones sketch card by J Scott Campbell will sell for sure, and the Adam Hughes one has a lot of watchers but no bids yet. Still up with no reserves or bids yet are 2 covers by Steven Russell Black, a Spawn splash page by Jonboy Meyers, a couple published Swimsuit pinups, and a ton of GI Joe pencil pages by Josh Medors. There are also 3 sketch books by Travis Charest (2013), Adam Hughes (2013), and Joseph Michael Linsner (2007 Dawn sketch book). Thanks for looking!
  4. Yeah, these were not tough to spot once you look at them. I thought they would say something in the description about being "inspired by Jim Lee/JRJR' or something but he is seriously trying to pass them off. That's just insane! On the other hand, to also play the devil's advocate, maybe he doesn't know what he has is . He has a solid feedback score (the only neutral feedback said item not received) and he doesn't appear to have dealt art before, just comics, collectibles, and cards. So maybe he bought them from someone and doesn't know art? The proliferation of forgeries is getting ridiculous these days. It's why I won't buy sketches from eBay at all anymore, period.
  5. I was on eBay tonight when I came across this "Jim Lee commission" which doesn't look right to me. I am not one to usually post these types of posts because what if I am wrong. But in this I fear I am right and it is the art that's wrong. Here's the Jim Lee piece he has up. http://www.ebay.com/itm/JIM-LEE-SIGNED-ORIGINAL-COMIC-ART-COMMISSION-BATMAN-AND-BEETLE-/263103521613?hash=item3d4231234d:g:x~IAAOSwmoBZaVWq It doesn't look at all like a Jim Lee piece to me, so I looked at what else he had up, and he has a few pencil pieces that oddly all look like the same hand, (and possibly the same pencil) but credit to Jim Lee, John Romita Jr, and Terry Olden. And all are signed on the bottom corner in tiny letters, and even those don't look right. Here is the Romita Jr piece. http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOHN-ROMITA-JR-ORIGINAL-COMIC-ART-COMMISSION-SPIDERMAN-SWINGING-SIGNED-/263103521624?hash=item3d42312358:g:QokAAOSw-ldZaVbY And lastly a lot by Terry Olden. http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-COMMISSIONED-ORIGINAL-COMIC-ART-BY-TERRY-OLDEN-2-BATMAN-SUPERMAN-/263103521630?hash=item3d4231235e:g:aZUAAOSwgZZZaVeU Am I crazy or do they all seem drawn by the same artist? Even the pencil strokes in the blacks looks the same. I believe I have seen similar pieces like these before from this seller but cannot be sure as I do not follow them. But the art looks the same as what I remember seeing before, and mentally marked as possible fakes. Thoughts? Dave K
  6. Need Help Identifying Image

    It looks vaguely familiar, but there were so many Superman/Doomsday ads/posters/special things in Previews that it is hard to say. Have you tried asking Dan Jurgens personally? He is on Facebook and seems pretty active. https://www.facebook.com/dan.jurgens.1 Maybe he will know, but he did so many Superman/Doomsday images that he might not be able to help either. But always worth a shot. Good luck!
  7. I have relisted these auctions one last time, with even lower starting prices than ever before on the higher value pieces. Some are well below cost at this point, and no reserves on anything. Up now is a beautiful Simone Bianchi inkwash X-Men page, official Topps Indiana Jones original art sketch cards by J Scott Campbell and Adam Hughes, covers by Steven Russell Black, a Spawn splash page by Jonboy Meyers, a couple published Swimsuit pinups, and a ton of GI Joe pencil pages by Josh Medors. Even a few sketch books by Travis Charest, Adam Hughes, and Joseph Michael Linsner. Free shipping on the sketch cards and sketch books and eBay shipping calculator used for the larger 11x17 art. Here's a direct link to the art and sketch books, filtering out everything else I have up. https://www.ebay.com/sch/Comics/63/m.html?item=142454755479&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_ssn=madman1138 Thanks for looking! Dave K
  8. That piece is now on hold for you. Thanks, West! For everyone else, 3 great paintings are still available for a limited time. I will be taking the gallery down on the 1st, next week. Thanks!
  9. I had originally posted this Premium Art Sale in combination with my LoserCon sale, but then I sold one of the pieces and closed it, which was a bit premature it seems. I have more unexpected bills just popping up and now need another lump sum of cash quickly, so this time I will leave the gallery up for a little while even if something sells. So I separated the posts and am doing this one separately now. So once again, I have a special "Premium Art for Sale - for a limited time" gallery on my CAF that includes some of the best of my higher end stuff like my Bernie Wrightson cover and splash (used twice), a Simone Bianchi Thor & Loki cover painting, a Greg Staples Mars Attacks trading card painting (with the printing plates used to publish the card), and a fantastic & published She Hulk painting by Simon Bisley. These 4 are "Permanent Collection" items that would never be for sale otherwise, but I need a big influx of cash quickly. Time payments may be possible, but I need a lump sum quickly so there will be limitations. Full payment all at once is much preferred. I am not looking to sell all of them, but am not opposed to selling more than one this time around. http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=168475 I can be emailed through CAF mail, or through my email madman1138 "at" yahoo dot com. Thanks for looking! Dave K
  10. I moved a bunch of the art from my Comic Art Shop to eBay, and for far less than the 20% off prices as the starts. Most of them starting well below cost with no reserves. For the eBay sale I even added 2 Indiana Jones sketch cards by J. Scott Campbell and Adam Hughes, respectively, as well as sketchbooks by Travis Charest, Ah!, and Joseph Michael Linsner. Shipping charges use the eBay shipping calculator to keep it as cheap as possible for my buyers and I combine at no additional cost no matter how many you buy and how heavy it gets. Here's a direct link to just the art and sketch books so you don't need to filter through all the other stuff I have up. https://www.ebay.com/sch/Comics/63/m.html?item=142454755479&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_ssn=madman1138 Thanks for looking! Dave K
  11. Sure, here is a link directly to my CAF. The Premium gallery sold one piece, which was all I was looking to do of those 5 pieces, so I closed it. But the remaining For Sale galleries and basically everything on my Comic Art Shop are still available and 20% off through the end of July. http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetail.asp?gcat=28210
  12. Update: The Walking Dead cover promo sold fast and I have shut down the "Premium Art" gallery as I said I would. Selling any of those 5 was going to hurt, but that one while loved will hurt the least so it's all good. Thank you to all who inquired on something from that special sale, which didn't even last 24 hours lol. The 20% off sale on my Comic Art Shop is still in effect until the end of July. Thanks! Dave K
  13. This is my first LoserCon, as I have always been at SDCC. But to make my wife happy I agreed to take a year off and it's killing me lol. So I thought I would jump in on this and try to sell some art and have some fun! So from now until the end of day on July 31st, all art in my Comic Art Shop is 20% off the listed prices. 70 pieces listed there so far and I may be adding more. http://www.comicartshop.com/comicartshopsbycat.asp?View=A&Page=1&GCat=28210&Order=Date I also have a special "Premium Art for Sale - for a limited time" gallery on my CAF that isn't part of the Comic Art Shop or the 20% off sale, but will include some of the best of my higher end stuff like my Walking Dead promo cover by Charlie Adlard, a Bernie Wrightson cover and splash (used twice), a Simone Bianchi Thor & Loki cover painting, a Greg Staples Mars Attacks trading card painting, and a fantastic & published She Hulk painting by Simon Bisley. These 5 are "Permanent Collection" items that would never be for sale otherwise, but I need a big influx of cash quickly. Time payments may be possible, but I need a lump sum quickly so there will be limitations. Full payment all at once is preferred. I only need to sell one of these and then the gallery will close. So act fast if you want something. http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=168475 I can be emailed through CAF mail, or through my email madman1138 "at" yahoo dot com. Thanks for looking! Dave K
  14. Bill Sienkiewicz art question

    Fantastic painting by the master! Very nice!