BCarter27

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  1. Batman. But what if we rephrase slightly: "What character will an artist charge you more for because they're a pain to draw?" Swamp Thing? Medusa?
  2. I'll explain it in Gene Wilder terms... It's kind of like you're the accountant Leo Bloom from the Producers- and you're trying to walk into the Chocolate Factory and argue pricing models with this guy-
  3. Writing that down. That's a good one for next year. I should be offended by this, but I'm a teeming mass of contradictions so I'm gonna run with it. I applaud your ability to argue your side of this in a total vacuum without an entry this year or any personal stake. It speaks to your credibility. Totes- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/business/trump-tax-cuts-beat-gilti.html
  4. Cross-posting my reply from the other thread... McCloud and Martin's books are great! I have to check out the Molly Bang book. I'd also add Terry Moore's drawing book as well as the magazines from Two Morrows. Rough Stuff, iirc, had a great column by Bob McLeod where he would break down sample pages and show you how to rework them. It was fascinating. And of course, their Comic Artist and Modern Masters series are just gold through and through! https://twomorrows.com/
  5. McCloud and Martin's books are great! I have to check out the Molly Bang book. I'd also add Terry Moore's drawing book as well as the magazines from Two Morrows. Rough Stuff, iirc, had a great column by Bob McLeod where he would break down sample pages and show you how to rework them. It was fascinating. And of course, their Comic Artist and Modern Masters series are just gold through and through! https://twomorrows.com/
  6. The big change in that decade was the rise of bookstore sales (including Amazon) over the comic shops. So how much of this is the retail echo chamber...? Buyers at the chains with only limited comics knowledge buy these titles because that's what they've been told to stock... which are then on the endcaps and are then what sells. By "invoiced" do they mean after returns? Because that would negate the above echo chamber effect.
  7. Just to get into the weeds a teensy bit, because details DO matter (and also we encourage OCDs in my house!)... It's not about treating all potential buyers equally, it's about staying under a particular budget within your personal means or situation. Also, you've mentioned in past threads (as have I) that factoring in sales tax has affected your bidding. So that's you staying under your budget. Now, I could argue further that under a certain price point... say $500 where shipping could be up to 10% of the total, people factor that into their budget as well. Shipping for higher-priced pieces doesn't really factor much into the total cost. But we still leave off shipping from the entries here because. But this is all just academic. The BEAB prefers a more wine-fueled intuitive approach to rules, so let's see what happens next year! Now go buy some cheap art!
  8. Alright, alright... Just post your piece already! If it's $500.15, we won't ding you.
  9. This is awesome! https://www.comicartfans.com/bestofpiece.asp?piece=1554431
  10. The problem I am having this year with the big surge in entries (due to just being able to select pieces from regular galleries) is that there are too many to narrow down to just a few per category. So while I am browsing and loving all of the art, I'm not going to vote this year. I just don't have time to try to whittle it down with a billion tabs open. If the large number of entries continues next year, I would recommend changing the voting system to something similar to what we do here on the boards for BUDGET... As you go through the listings in a category, you can Like or Vote for as many pieces as you want. If something catches your eye, you click Vote right then and move onto the next piece. Then, all of the totals are tallied up. Overall, the middle will get lifted up with more overall votes, showing more diversity and breadth of tastes, while the top will still be the top. But most importantly, an individual voter doesn't have to spend time ordering their own selects down to just 3, 5, x, etc.
  11. Too many entries. I might go the other way... 6-figure only category!
  12. Thanks! Kudos to them for tagging all of those. Now, if we can just get them to redesign their interface!
  13. The BEAB takes any tallying discrepancies very seriously. We have conducted a full investigation and discovered the votes in question came in from one "lb jefferies" after the results were tallied- It's too bad really. I was looking forward to firing the imbecile who miscounted. The BEAB doesn't need any FIFA-level scandals.
  14. It would be fun to see an example if anyone knows of any.