jaykza

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  1. Disagree re: friend+family. As a buyer, I've encountered no issues and am generally way less concerned about a seller coming through. Obviously, cannot apply to all cases, but I am able to look at a seller's gallery and at get a minimal idea of whether they've transacted with others. The risk to an established seller or collector reputation for not coming through on a sale is high. As a seller, I'm more concerned with a buyer potentially reversing a transaction. This is more the case with buyers with possibly new accounts or less art in their gallery. So what are the options? Either do not sell to anyone new without a larger gallery presence or protect yourself with friends+family or check/wire. I'm of the belief that there is an influx of new participants in the hobby. Many with recent CAF accounts, and little to no art that his shared. These are cases where it's reasonable for them to have to prove it and establish some sort of social credit. I'd love to get an idea of buyers that have been screwed when buying with friends+family vs. sellers getting screwed with reversed charges on good/services.
  2. It's actually in one of his show and tell videos. Frequent guest, top collection.
  3. Just listened to the 2nd episode and for somebody a couple years into the hobby, these episodes were ridiculously informative and funny as hell! Support a great charity and listen to some great conversations on comic art.
  4. 14 x 17 boardEcstatic to add this priceless Rocketeer piece by the legend, Dave Stevens to the collection. Masterfully done, this piece as used in multiple formats to promote Dave's most well known creation. His skills and powers are in full force and I am grateful to the Stevens family for allowing this to be under my care. Thank you @cheekyj2112 for making it happen!
  5. This was the piece. Listed and looked like sold for 16k. Listing description was not as complete as was the auction description.
  6. Looked like in general covers did well and interiors had very little interest. I haven't done a piece by piece breakdown but this is the sense I'm getting.
  7. The Zeck spidey cover was available for quite some time at 60 or 65k. Any projections for the auction? Over/under?
  8. I think that was the Von Grawbadger art and when Fanfare shut down it moved to ES.
  9. 19 x 24Paul Pope + NGE. Appreciative of the effort and research Paul put into this commission. I was a bit hesitant at first to request this subject from Paul as I wasn't sure with his familiarity. However, Paul did some research and even ventured into the 'Rebuild of Evangelion' to create a stunning piece.2 Eva's battling 2 angels. Sachiel (far right) is the 3rd Angel and the first Angel we encounter in NGE. Israfel is the 7th Angel and was the first instance in which multiple Eva units were sorted into battle. Paul also depicts Eva Unit-02 in 'Beast Mode' as controlled by Mari in the rebuild movies. There is even a bonus Pope designed Evangelion!Just blown away at the work Paul did here. Being able to combine my favorite artists with my favorite subjects is one of the absolute joys of commissions for me. Wonderful staging to emphasize the scale and intensity of the battle, puts this right up at the top of my favorite commissions.Much thanks again to Paul and Felix for making this happen in a spectacular way.
  10. Thank you Scott! I apologize for not mentioning you during the interview, and it's something that once it's over, one says "Doh! I forgot to say this or that." I adore the piece and I get lost appreciating your inking wizardry everytime I take it out. No apologies necessary! Helpful to see some outside observations of my tendencies and helps to get me thinking more about my collection, the individual pieces in it, and the personally meaning for each. Thanks!
  11. Thank you for the kind words Dino and Brian! I think the point above is very valid. Although I'd love to have an example from each of the above mentioned artists, with prices being where they are for quality pieces they've just fallen lower on my priority list. As far as art and historic appreciation, I am more likely to skip the 60s/70s Marvel stuff for the time being and buy EC pieces or even classic strip pieces from Foster/Raymond/etc. Just from a value perspective, I think pieces from these eras currently feel more worthwhile to me at this time. Does that mean, I'll never get to Kirby/Ditko/Romita? I think I will but I'm willing to wait until I've satisfied a lot of my other itches and/or wait for a deal I can't say no to. I really appreciate @Nexus having me on and I'm glad I didn't put all of you to sleep. Always down to talk art and collecting so feel free to message me and if you live in the Bay Area, grab some coffee or lunch.
  12. Selecting 5 panel pages is damn near impossible.
  13. Calvin and Hobbes strip https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/bill-watterson-calvin-and-hobbes-daily-comic-strip-original-art-dated-2-6-87-united-feature/p/7224-171003.s
  14. My incredible commission luck continues... 14x20 Amazing recreation of the Swamp Thing Annual #2 Cover Cankor style, by the one and only Matthew Allison. I new this would be a perfect fit for his style and when we discussed, it was right up his alley as he was a big fan of the Moore/Bissette/Totleben Swamp Thing run.I love his space take on the Swamp Thing. Nailed this thing with all his exquisite detail. Obviously, he would be a fantastic artist to do a run on any of these characters. Thank you so much Matt!