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  1. NFT art sales are making a S**T LOAD of money for digital artists right now. This is why I think Jason, Felix and traditional artists are jumping on board. To make money. Your favourite traditional artist may want a piece of that pie. If they started selling their work on digital platforms with the NFT, would you following along?
  2. Technically yes, but the artist would only get say 10-40% of the resale value (as they stipulate when creating NFT). They would actually make more money from their initial sale. It would be better for the artist to keep making (digital) art and selling it (+NFT). I am a digital artist myself by the way. Also who's to say the amount received from 5 years of continuous resale doesn't equal the exact amount from one sale after 5 years on someones wall?
  3. I think you've misunderstood the entire concept of NFTs. Do you remember the point in the interview where they mention to Google 'Beeple'. Well, Beeple is a digital artist and most likely the reason NFTs have become so popular recently. Beeple sold his repertoire of digital art + NFTs, amassing more than £3 Million from the sale. Christies are now going to auction off more of his work (+ NFTs) in the coming weeks, a first for Christie's and the digital world. There is now an entire market of digital artists selling their work with NFTs. To answer your question NFT + digital art = l
  4. My take on this, based on nothing but my opinion: Monoprints, due to the fact that they're entirely from recent comic books, are most probably sought after by younger collectors, new to the hobby. Monoprints don't seem to be desirable to older collectors. Heritage seems to be the place for older collectors to auction off and bid on art, I remember reading this somewhere - forgot where. ComicLink, I have been told, is the place for more recent artwork. I feel this auction would have done better on ComicLink over Heritage. Younger audience, more receptive to monoprints. Isn't Com
  5. This is what I see happening. Like it or not, new pencil and ink pages will start to become rarer and rarer. The prices of pen & ink pages from sought after artists will sky rocket...maybe not so much for less desirable artists. monoprints or NFT digital pages.....these will eventually be the norm. Also, while I don't doubt the 'cold reception' to monoprints by the community at this point in time (misplaced or not), Heritage was definitely not the right place to sell one by auction!
  6. My guess would be 'no'. Same with 'analogue' OA. Purchasing the art doesn't automatically give you publishing rights, which is a separate cost in itself. I've heard this before. Similar to not putting your art in a CAF gallery so it's fresh to market at time of sale. Why would that be? Surely the more people who see the art, the more there'll be who desire it?
  7. I refrained from buying any SS:B art, even though it's amazing, Silver Surfer is just not my guy, and I only buy the characters I read (stops me from literally buying everything I see). However, when I first saw the cover to #5 I was like I'M IN! But Tradd initially held onto it, and now it sells for £40K direct! I sure know how to pick em! And I never really stood a chance! Congrats to you both Tradd & Felix!
  8. I feel the answer to both questions are clearly a yes, as can be seen from the previous records of high priced art. Though I do agree with you, the actual art should be formost. 'First appearance art' does sell for a premium though (even from the artists themselves). I wonder how much this cover would have went for if the artwork was a lot better? You're right @Peter G, Spider- Gwen is also a derivative character. An icon gaining more and more popularity and cultural significance and she's...Oh wait! There's other black characters in the Marvel Universe that came long before Miles
  9. I've been holding back from posting this but now I can't resist! I must admit, I love your sense of humour!
  10. Did you read the article? The previous two records for the highest selling comic art were both first appearances of both Wolverine and X-23. Both iconic books. Yes, this high selling art is from an iconic book. Obviously not iconic to you mind. You seem to be from a generation that can easily disregard Mile Morales, which is absolutely fine. Comics and comic culture is moving on from your golden age though, this sale is a sure sign of that. Miles Morales has his own video game. I'm guessing you haven't played it, but I wonder how many younger than you have? I bought a sticker book f
  11. It's obviously less about the art and more about the significance of the key issue it's from. Everyone's entitled to their opinions I guess, but in my experience, prices only ever go one way. The big question is, what does this mean for the prices of art from key issues of more established characters?
  12. It was only a matter of time. Can you send me a link to the auction results? For the record, I'm a strictly pencil and ink guy myself but I can see that a majority of artists will be working digitally in the near future. Monoprints will become commonplace.
  13. If buying a popular piece at auction, expect to pay double of what you think it's worth.
  14. Undoubtedly. But then again, it already is no?
  15. Hot Take: People's perceptions to monoprints will change when they start selling for thousands at auction
  16. Another thing I've observed which I feel is relevant to this conversation may negate this fact. 2019 saw the release of two Ms Marvel Kamala Khan Covers. One of her in a standing pose and the other of her in a more dynamic action pose. I've subsequently learnt from 'Comics, by Perch' on Youtube that the run these covers are from sold abysmally, so not many collectors would have been aware of them, even though (IMHO) the cover art was top notch. I liked them both but had my eye on other things, both were selling in the $2000 range. The standing pose cover took about 4 months to be snapped
  17. You're right, but I was just using an easy to relay example. Typically, panel pages of great composition go equally as fast.
  18. My definition of 'good' here is the same as the scale used to determine the price of a page. eg. A splash of the main character in costume in an action pose (good) is more desirable (and more expensive) than a splash of the same character in civilian clothes in a neutral pose. (Not as good - regardless of the art). In a given issue, there's usually only one or two of these 'good' pages and they're always the first to go.
  19. From my observation, whether it's original art or monoprints from not so well known artists, the good pages go quick. People are definitely buying them. The rest sit there for 'years' until collectors realise the artist is a hot commodity and then snap up the less desirable pages as investment opportunities. This time last year you could still buy a Tradd Moore page or cover on Felix's site, they went untouched for a while. I heard that a dealer initially had trouble shifting the famous McFarlane ASM #300 cover back in the day, and sat unsold for a few years. Then there's the fact that th
  20. Sorry, totally overlooked that. I'll try to answer your question properly below. In doing so I noticed that If I ever really liked something at whatever price, I would either buy it, or it's snapped up while I debate it. I'm often happy to pay whatever price unless I'm low on funds at that particular time. But here's an example: Bang centre in my sweet spot for nostalgia, but not a very interesting piece to look at, no action, no spider-man. The fact it's currently available says a lot. It's on offer for $4500. I'd seriously think about it for $600 and definitely snap it u
  21. Hmm, this is still a difficult question to answer as I feel (as a newbie) prices are all over the place. There's always collectors who seem to have unlimited funds, who I'm sure are driving prices up. Todd McFarlane and Jim Lee, while excellent artists, have extremely bloated prices IMHO. Mainly due to their popularity and the deep pockets of collectors who chase them. Even if their prices were slashed in half I still feel they would be too expensive. Same goes for the art from the John Romita Sr era. Whether they're worth it or not, they're out of my price range. But then again, I'm a conscie
  22. I'm not sure I fully understand your ramblings so forgive me if I come across the wrong way or have misinterpreted what your saying. But it seems you have a total dislike (or disdain?) for Sal Buscema. He's certainly not the greatest artist out there but he drew The Spectacular Spider-Man long enough to trigger that 'Nostalgia kick' in collectors that were reading his comics at the time. I think @grapeape hit the nail on the head. I have similar story, yet I guess I could be considered a new collector, I bought my 1st piece in 2017. I grew up reading 80s comics handed down to me, then st
  23. I'll buy it from you for $2000 if you ever feel like selling 😉
  24. I'm a newbie collector. I've been buying art for less than 4 years and in that time I've seen prices move up, especially for particular artists. The 1st piece of art I wanted to buy was a double page spread from a newly released comic. At the drop, I got sticker shock at the price. 3k, way more than I intended to spend. In the very short time that I convinced myself that I would still buy it (mere minutes), the artwork was already gone. Since then, prices for that artist have sky rocketed, and I fear that I'm now priced out. I really wish I bought that DPS at 3k without thinking twice. Current