BCarter27

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  1. Availabiltiy of Silver Age DC art ?

    Marv Wolfman mentioned at a panel once that he and another staffer were tasked with cutting up piles of Golden Age DC art and discarding. They cut very carefully between the panels.
  2. Apologies if this has been discussed as I think it was revealed on Instagram back in July... I was looking at this poster and thought, "That's gotta be James Jean." Yup- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/movies/the-shape-of-water-poster-guillermo-del-toro-james-jean.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=1FA3639126BB1B852A07063A8AD97B56&gwt=pay https://www.booooooom.com/2017/10/06/an-interview-with-james-jean-creating-posters-for-blade-runner-2049-and-the-years-most-anticipated-films/
  3. Scanning tips

    Yes, this is usually the quickest method and works for me about 90% of the time. The other 10% I have to stitch manually in Photoshop.
  4. New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips?

    Welcome! Great piece! These are going to be your best three links- http://comicarttracker.com http://comicartfans.com https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/forum/45-original-comic-art-marketplace/ Also, follow your favorite artists on social media to get pieces fresh off the drawing board. Last, go to Artists' Alleys at convention and chat people up!
  5. I think this was a case of Star Wars bump plus fortuitous timing right after the new movie.
  6. PSA: 11 x 17" OA-Size Scanner On Sale for $149.99

    I copied my post into the Newbie thread as a reference there.
  7. Best of 2017.... 4 days left to vote!

    The Wife and I got our five up. Lots of her Batman pages made the cut. Bong Dazo Darkseid War Superman p2-3 DPS http://www.comicartfans.com/LowryPiece.asp?Piece=9498 JH Williams III Batwoman 5 pg 20 http://www.comicartfans.com/LowryPiece.asp?Piece=9502 Gary Frank Batman Earth One Vol 2 pg 56 http://www.comicartfans.com/LowryPiece.asp?Piece=9500 Gary Frank Batman Earth One Vol 2 pg 146 http://www.comicartfans.com/LowryPiece.asp?Piece=9501 Bruce Timm Birds of Prey 86 pg 2 http://www.comicartfans.com/LowryPiece.asp?Piece=9499 And our honorable mentions- Eddy Barrows Detective 950 page 1. (Ugh, this was a hard piece to leave out. But I had already posted it on CAF. So I put up some others.) Bruce Timm Harley Quinn 0 p9 (Again, Sophie's Choice vs the splashier Timm page we went with.) Alex Sanchez Batman Rogues commission Steve Rude Nexus 19 page 10 Rafa Sandoval Catwoman 19 pg 4-5 Mark Schultz Xenozoic Tales sketch unpub 2006 Gary Frank Batman Earth One Vol 2 pg 88 Gardenio Lima Batgirl Thanks to the CAF people for hosting this!
  8. New to OA Collecting, Advice, tips?

    Scanning tips- If you want to send a scan for printing purposes, scan it to a 600 dpi TIFF or PSD. That way, the publisher will have enough resolution that they can blow it up for a detail view, if they want. If you want to scan for your own records, scan it to a 300 dpi JPG with Max Quality (12 setting in Photoshop). Yes, this is lossy JPG compression, but it is cranked so high it won't be discernible from a lossless TIFF and you will save some file space. Then, take this high-res JPG and resize it down to a 150dpi JPG to upload to CAF, etc. This will still be large enough that people can open it up to 2x-4x zoom to inspect details on it (depending on their monitor size.) You can use about an 8-10 setting in the JPG quality in Photoshop. Don't save it as a PDF. Unless you know what you are doing with the PDF image compression, you will be mashing it down with lesser-quality JPG settings inside the PDF. If you don't care about file space, scan it at a 600 dpi TIFF or PSD, and then save a web-display copy at the aforementioned 150 dpi JPG.
  9. PSA: 11 x 17" OA-Size Scanner On Sale for $149.99

    If you want to send a scan for press purposes, scan it to a 600 dpi TIFF or PSD. That way, the publisher will have enough resolution that they can blow it up for a detail view, if they want. If you want to scan for your own records, scan it to a 300 dpi JPG with Max Quality (12 setting in Photoshop). Yes, this is lossy JPG compression, but it is cranked so high it won't be discernible from a lossless TIFF and you will save some file space. Then, take this high-res JPG and resize it down to a 150dpi JPG to upload to CAF, etc. This will still be large enough that people can open it up to 2x-4x zoom to inspect details on it (depending on their monitor size.) You can use about an 8-10 setting in the JPG quality in Photoshop. Don't save it as a PDF. Unless you know what you are doing with the PDF image compression, you will be mashing it down with lesser-quality JPG settings inside the PDF. If you don't care about file space, scan it at a 600 dpi TIFF or PSD, and then save a web-display copy at the aforementioned 150 dpi JPG.
  10. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 100 COVER

    Thanks for pointing that out. It's an astute observation. I think the intent may have been to ink the background characters with less line weight in order to make the foreground Spidey "pop" more, but as you say, it might hurt it ever so slightly as a piece of standalone OA. Here's the published cover-
  11. Best of 2017: BUDGET EDITION -- RESULTS POSTED!

    Board software doesn't play well with table formatting. So, here is a screenshot of my tally. And now our winners... In the Published category, The Voord crushes all challengers in his Steel Claw! And an uprecedented event in the long history of the BUDGET EDITION... a TIE in the Unpublished category! DeadpoolJr. and eewwnuk throw down with two heroes of the night! Thanks again to everyone for submitting and I will see you back here next year! Now, go enter your stuff in the CAF Best Of!
  12. So, I waited until all entries were posted until I cast my own votes. This turned out to be a bad idea as I got slapped with a technical difficulty by the new board software. Apparently there is a limit to the number of likes you can leave in one day. So I will wait until tomorrow to tally the votes after I finish casting mine. I don't want to handicap anyone's entries because I couldn't vote for the back half of the thread. (Next year, I will vote as I go. I've also asked the mods about this limit.) So the end result is you have some more time to vote if you haven't already!
  13. I ran into a problem... Here is our Best Of Contest- But it looks like there is a limit to the number of likes you can leave in a given day? I waited until the end of the contest to vote and got halfway through before reaching my daily limit. Can this limit be lifted or raised?
  14. This is NYC... We have a zillion hotels to choose from. What's the big deal? You don't have to stay at the same hotel that the showroom is located at.
  15. Entries are closed. Many thanks to everyone who submitted! If you haven't already, take a pass through the whole thread and put in your LIKES. I will leave it open for voting through tomorrow evening when I have time to tally the whole thread after work.