New podcast/video from Felix Comic Art (UPDATED 1/3/17!)
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On 12/7/2017 at 12:35 PM, stinkininkin said:

Another fun listen Felix.  While not relevant to the more important stuff about what to do with deals that involve stolen art, I'm wondering if the now completed sale of the Electra Saga cover make everyone involved feel whole again?  Have you talked to Dave or Andy since the auction as an addendum?  And while not meaning to stir anything up, I thought the price realized on the Electra was a little light (28k), and I wonder if there's any second guessing going on from that angle.

Keep those pod casts coming!

Scott

Hey Scott -

It's my once-quarterly CGC post (for some reason, this board has just never ended up in my daily art comings and goings)...

Other than the some stray, unavoidable, woulda-coulda-shoulda thoughts, I have no second guessing on the sale.  I am happy the piece ended up with a person who loves it, and congratulated Jeff as soon as I found out.  It lived in the back of a closet for 15 years, and now the last chapter of the story has been written and it can come out and see the sun (through UV blocking museum glass, of course).  Any desire to have made more on the sale is 95% within the context of wanting Dave to have made more, with the remaining 5% to rear its head about the time another Kirby Lord of Light piece hits the market.  

 

andy

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4 hours ago, Nexus said:

 Have, however, been playing with the idea of having an "open mike" at my booth, and chatting with fellow collectors as they come up, and then compiling that into an episode. Any of those shows you list are well-attended enough by art collectors that it should be easy to do. Hope to see you at one of them!

This would be cool. Just make sure they identify themselves by name, not because it's a big deal really (folks could lie of course!) but because those of us that don't get to cons would enjoy hearing all the shout outs of people we know online but not by voice or speaking-cadence (for lack of better way of putting it...)

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1 hour ago, rocket1312 said:

So for the record, can someone clarify just what is the correct pronunciation of Mazzuchelli? :nyah:

My Italian is a little rusty but I would expect it to be MA-zoo-Kelli

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5 hours ago, Pete Marino said:

But I think that's common for most collectors.

Ask them to sell, no matter the price, their favorite page in their collection?  it's a tough sell.  But what about if Nick was offered 5x FMV for his 14th favorite Quitely page?  he may at least think about it.  Esp if it could fund something that would become higher up on the food chain of the collection.

Agreed, I'm just saying that the lack of investment angle is a lot easier to be cut and dry when it's your favorite thing in your collection.

 

Vs talking about the "b" list stuff that you may enjoy but not as emotionally tied to.

 

Fwiw, Nick I'd 1 man wrecking crew and I think has moved the needle (along with a handful of others) a lot on quitely art on the last few years.

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Finished the newest podcast - interesting discussion. Felt bad for Mr Robbins as the gang ribbed him a bit, but it sounded all in good fun. Interesting to hear a little bit of Nick talking more about his Quietly bromance, and I also gotta agree with the group's advice to DWJ - make a move on that grail page, even if it is only to start a conversation. Another good listen on an otherwise mostly quiet work day.

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23 hours ago, NinjaSealed said:

Finished up the podcast this morning.

First off I think Andy might be my favorite collector guest. Second does DWJ realize what a beast he is? He comes off as ridiculously humble. Finally kudos to Nick for bringing up the heritage podcast. For myself as well what I heard in it was very concerning and I think it should be talked about more so people realize the full scope of what goes on.

Andy is a natural. I'll keep having him on every chance we get.

DWJ is a genuinely nice person. I'm glad it comes through on the podcast. Also why it was shocking that such a gentle, soft-spoken person can produce such violent imagery in his comics!

Nick speaks his mind. Always. Another natural for the podcast.

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23 hours ago, eewwnuk said:

fwitw, I think dwj should chase his grail. 

I haven't hear from anyone yet who hasn't said the same thing. But I suppose some lessons need to be learned firsthand. Including what it feels like to lose a grail...and what is or isn't a grail in the first place.

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23 hours ago, bisquitodoom said:

I thought the same thing.  I think it's really refreshing, compared with some of the other artists out there who are (deservedly) very aware of and vocal about how talented they are.  Really makes me appreciate the guy even more. 

I'm glad to hear this. Because it does seem that, in the age of social media, having an outsized personality pays, and being relatively quiet will only cause you to be overlooked. I can think of a few artists out there who wouldn't be as popular as they are without social media. Whose actual talent is not commensurate with their popularity. Then again, they're using that platform to their best advantage...and it's hard to fault them for that, too.

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23 hours ago, J.Sid said:

I want to hear more from Nick Pitarra. Loved how blunt/direct he was.   

 

 

You will! (thumbsu

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20 hours ago, Bronty said:

My Italian is a little rusty but I would expect it to be MA-zoo-Kelli

:applause:

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20 hours ago, vodou said:

This would be cool. Just make sure they identify themselves by name, not because it's a big deal really (folks could lie of course!) but because those of us that don't get to cons would enjoy hearing all the shout outs of people we know online but not by voice or speaking-cadence (for lack of better way of putting it...)

No worries, of course would have everyone identify themselves. I agree it's fun to hear from people we know from years of online interactions, but have never heard speak. I'm sure Gene's episode was of most interest to boardies, for that reason.

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23 hours ago, J.Sid said:

I want to hear more from Nick Pitarra. Loved how blunt/direct he was.   

 

 

 

3 minutes ago, Nexus said:

You will! (thumbsu


Speaking of this... Felix, did I hear write in the intro to that podcast, that Nick was one of the artists that you'd have new pages for 'coming in 2018'? What is Nick working on right now, I'm not a huge social media hound so I may have missed some news somewhere. I know you've hinted a number of times that Manhattan Projects is not a dead series, but I haven't heard anything about what Nick is working on for months now so I'm curious!

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19 hours ago, Pete Marino said:

Agreed, I'm just saying that the lack of investment angle is a lot easier to be cut and dry when it's your favorite thing in your collection.

 

Vs talking about the "b" list stuff that you may enjoy but not as emotionally tied to.

OK, but not sure you're seeing my point: Nick is not buying even the "B" stuff for investment.

When I'm talking about investment, as it relates to this hobby, I mean the pieces that people buy with the express purpose of reselling for a profit. For some, that's every piece they buy. So their "favorite" piece is only a favorite up to the point they can find someone to pay 2X. Therefore, the scenario I played out with Nick, about why comic art shouldn't be considered an investment for someone like him, doesn't apply to everyone. Some will understand, some won't.

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5 minutes ago, SquareChaos said:

Speaking of this... Felix, did I hear write in the intro to that podcast, that Nick was one of the artists that you'd have new pages for 'coming in 2018'? What is Nick working on right now, I'm not a huge social media hound so I may have missed some news somewhere. I know you've hinted a number of times that Manhattan Projects is not a dead series, but I haven't heard anything about what Nick is working on for months now so I'm curious!

I can't share certain things I've been told, but no, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS is not a dead series. But it's also not Nick's next immediate 2018 project. That's going to be announced at Image Expo in a couple of months. I've seen some preview art...it's going to be fun!(thumbsu

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Hey Felix,

I am going to pm you quickly re part 2

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1 hour ago, Nexus said:

...and what is or isn't a grail in the first place.

There is that too. Not every grail on paper is a grail the day* after acquiring. And what damage have you wrought to your finances and personal relationships in the process?

 

*Sadly sometimes even before the wrapping paper is tossed!

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25 minutes ago, vodou said:

There is that too. Not every grail on paper is a grail the day* after acquiring. And what damage have you wrought to your finances and personal relationships in the process?

 

*Sadly sometimes even before the wrapping paper is tossed!

Well that's true.   Sometimes pieces disappoint in person.

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15 minutes ago, Bronty said:

Well that's true.   Sometimes pieces disappoint in person.

I am lucky, then, that virtually every piece of art I've acquired via the mail has met or exceeded my expectations in person. But, I think that's because I do the vast majority of my art shopping on my smart phone. :grin:

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2 hours ago, Nexus said:

DWJ is a genuinely nice person. I'm glad it comes through on the podcast. Also why it was shocking that such a gentle, soft-spoken person can produce such violent imagery in his comics!

Well, you know what they say - it's always the quiet ones you should worry about. :eek: :whistle:

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