Brian Bollinger

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About Brian Bollinger

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    Collector
  • Birthday 04/19/1967

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    Youth Pastor, Model Maker, Game Publisher
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    Building wooden structure models, playing board and card games.

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  1. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    I have discovered Tick’s weakness!
  2. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    Those have to been to most amazing sketch covers I have seen to date. Certainly the most unique.
  3. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    Here are my trophies from SDCC 2018. #1 Ashcan - gold, #2 Ashcan - red (still hoping for a yellow #2 some day), #2 "special edition" ashcan - used for in house purposes. I already had these in my collection but I got them signed by Ben then CGCd. As all of them are kept in mylar since day 1 I was hoping for a 9.8 or even a 9.6. I'm not sure how they grade ashcan editions - but I'm still happy to have them in my collection. On the other hand, I had a #1 special edition and #2 special edition that I got signed and they were graded higher than I had hoped for. So it's all good and evens out in the end.
  4. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    @mtlevy1 what!? That’s my favorite Tick page! I love that joke. If you ever want to trade for it or sell it please let me know. (I’m assuming you’ll keep it but thought I would just mention it). Tink... no my disguise!
  5. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    @srezvan It's my understanding that NEC is attempting to publish Tick on a "regular" schedule with a comic about once every two months. With that said - if you're not from the NorthEast. NEC is actually a small chain of comic book stores that happens to publish the Tick Comics and not a stand alone comic book publisher. So they are pretty busy trying to stay on top of everything comic related - not just publishing Tick comics. Something to note about the Tick #0 cover: It was primarily penciled by Ben Edlund then inked by Ian Nichols. So it'a a pretty cool cover with talent from the creator of the Tick and the current Tick artist.
  6. Brian Bollinger

    2018 SET EXPANSIONS (ADDITIONS TO EXISTING SETS)

    Hi Mollie, I would like to have these items added to set "The Tick: Ben Edlund Original Set". Attached are 3 of the 4 I am recommending. These are all pre-production photocopied comics used to promote the Tick and to see if there would be any interest in producing the actual comic. They were sent to distributors to give to comic books shops to get feedback. I have a site documenting Tick comics (www.TickComics.com) and work fairly closely with New England Comics to make sure the site is as accurate as possible. Set: "The Tick: Ben Edlund Original Set" Comic: Tick #1 Ashcan (Gold). (100 were made - date: 1988) CGC #: 1951207001 Set: "The Tick: Ben Edlund Original Set" Comic: Tick #2 Ashcan (Red). (50 were made - date: 1988) CGC #: 1951207002 Set: "The Tick: Ben Edlund Original Set" Comic: Tick #1 Ashcan (Yellow). (50 were made - date: 1988) CGC#: I do not have one of these but VSNDesigns does. Set: "The Tick: Ben Edlund Original Set" Comic: Tick #2 Special Edition (Blue Ashcan). (used for in-house only. Less than 10 were made - date: 1988) CGC #:1 19512070011951207003 Thank you, -Brian
  7. I would like to have these items added to set "The Tick: Ben Edlund Original Set". Attached are 3 of the 4 I am recommending. These are all pre-production photocopied comics used to promote the Tick and to see if there would be any interest in producing the actual comic. They were sent to distributors to give to comic books shops to get feedback. I have a site documenting Tick comics (www.TickComics.com) and work fairly closely with New England Comics to make sure the site is as accurate as possible. Tick #1 Ashcan (Gold). (100 were made) Tick #2 Ashcan (Red). (50 were made) Tick #2 Ashcan (Yellow - not shown). (50 were made) Tick #3 Special Edition (Blue Ashcan). (used for in-house only. Less than 10 were made) Thank you, -Brian
  8. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    For those that also collect Tick toys I just added the action figures to TickComics.com. There are still so many other Tick items to add. (Stickers, pogs, plush, meal toys, etc...) http://tickcomics.com/toys.html
  9. Brian Bollinger

    Are Newton Rings 'normal and acceptable'?

    Knowing that rings is caused bu the two different plastics and in "between" the Slap and the encasement of the comic is nice to know. I wasn't sure if it was oils agains the cover of the comic. Which I would assume would freak people out more... but I'm pretty new to slabbing comics.
  10. Brian Bollinger

    X-Men 1 Double Cover

    I can't believe I clicked on that! Oh, well... you were telling the truth.
  11. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    I know you were working hard on that. Congratulations!
  12. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    Here are a couple of my sketches from 2018 SDCC. The first is Paul the Samurai by Dave Garcia (who drew the series) and The Chainsaw Vigilante by Zander Cannon (who drew that series).
  13. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    Thank you @vnsdesigns and @oddball. Now I know I don't need to get the action figure as it has nothing to do with the Tick other than they used a Tick backing board for the package
  14. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    The top commic (NEC Ashcan) was release at Boston Comic Con (Fan Expo Boston) last summer. It was limited to 100 copies. It was an exclusive to NEC. It could also be considered a variant cover to the 2017 series of the Tick comic #1. There's a little more information on them at http://tickcomics.com/tick_2017.html
  15. Brian Bollinger

    Official Tick Appreciation Thread

    Anyone know who this is? I don't recall reading him in any Tick Comics. One website named him Mr. Gone or something like that.