THE 2019 SKETCH COVER MEGA THREAD
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I want to thank @littlebull for these.....

Amanda Conner  

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Joe Quesada 

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Mark Bagley

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Thank you to @Par2ch for this Kirkpatrick

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Nate Melendez

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Bob McLeod

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Putting these in a separate post.  They are all from the same artist, Aurelio Rigoni, out of Italy.  Another instagram find.  He was great to work with and pricing was beyond fair for the amount of art and quality.  The one con is that the shipping process was very new to him and despite explicitly telling and showing him how to ship the books securely there was some damage to the books in transit.  Sketch work is also new so there were some tape pulls on the books.  If anyone is interested in a 9.0 (Supergirl/Captain Marvel) or a 9.4 (Justice League Dark/Constantine) let me know and will sell them cheaply...very cheaply.   

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Wow that joker and scarecrow , Batman and joker are awesome 

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It’s funny I watch some of those sketches on eBay, sometimes forget to bid or get outbid, then I usually check this thread because they end up here. Congrats @ivdyer

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12 minutes ago, ADAMANTIUM said:

I assume that we can put sketches we bought already graded in this thread?

I finally knocked a David Finch sketch off my list :banana:

I'm happy and I love the Claremont quote ;)

"I'm the best there is at what I do... but what what I do best isn't very nice." "Snikt!"

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Was eyeing that one as well....looking for the appropriate artist for mine apologies for the blurry pic

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6 minutes ago, ivdyer said:

Was eyeing that one as well....looking for the appropriate artist for mine apologies for the blurry pic

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Well lol thanks for letting me snag it (thumbsu

It's not an "inked" Finch sketch is my only complaint, but it is detailed enough pencil for me....

Oh and hope you find your artist hm

 

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7 minutes ago, ADAMANTIUM said:

Well lol thanks for letting me snag it (thumbsu

It's not an "inked" Finch sketch is my only complaint, but it is detailed enough pencil for me....

Oh and hope you find your artist hm

 

That piece has to be a classic wolverine artist, I want Kubert but the expense is a hindrance.  

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New one...Steve Lieber

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1 hour ago, ivdyer said:

Even better when they come back 9.8!

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i dunno how you do it man.  How do you find the contact details and see which artists are accepting commissions?  Or how do you even find out if artists are accepting commission/sketches at cons and put your name down on a list?

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23 minutes ago, ExNihilo said:

i dunno how you do it man.  How do you find the contact details and see which artists are accepting commissions?  Or how do you even find out if artists are accepting commission/sketches at cons and put your name down on a list?

I rarely do con commissions anymore as most are quick and I prefer larger/detailed pieces.  I am on the list for a few but those are for "home" commissions.  

For the WW I messaged Warren as soon as he posted it on IG.  He messaged back that it was available and I purchased it before he put it on his website.  We then discussed the back which was the first front and back he ever did.  I then asked later if he had any other covers available and he showed me a few that were available.  I chose the MJ because it was the best cover stock from images he sent to me.  

Most I contact via DM through IG.  They will either discuss availability themselves or point me to their handlers.  

IG has opened a lot of doors for overseas artists.  Warren is from South Africa, Gorken from Turkey, Chris Clark from London, Aury from Italy....all were contacted directly from IG.  I did a lot of legwork discussing the CGC process as most were not familiar.  

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5 minutes ago, ivdyer said:

I rarely do con commissions anymore as most are quick and I prefer larger/detailed pieces.  I am on the list for a few but those are for "home" commissions.  

For the WW I messaged Warren as soon as he posted it on IG.  He messaged back that it was available and I purchased it before he put it on his website.  We then discussed the back which was the first front and back he ever did.  I then asked later if he had any other covers available and he showed me a few that were available.  I chose the MJ because it was the best cover stock from images he sent to me.  

Most I contact via DM through IG.  They will either discuss availability themselves or point me to their handlers.  

IG has opened a lot of doors for overseas artists.  Warren is from South Africa, Gorken from Turkey, Chris Clark from London, Aury from Italy....all were contacted directly from IG.  I did a lot of legwork discussing the CGC process as most were not familiar.  

Yeah, it's the "home" commissions I'm most interested in.  At this point I'd really like to get a Bagley "Spider-Man/Venom/Carnage" piece and then an Artgerm piece (if he even does commissions).  But it's good to know some of these artists are so easily accessible via social media.

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Nate Melendez.....and timely 

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Jason Metcalf

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Jonathan Knight

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On 4/3/2019 at 11:45 AM, ivdyer said:

I rarely do con commissions anymore as most are quick and I prefer larger/detailed pieces.  I am on the list for a few but those are for "home" commissions.  

For the WW I messaged Warren as soon as he posted it on IG.  He messaged back that it was available and I purchased it before he put it on his website.  We then discussed the back which was the first front and back he ever did.  I then asked later if he had any other covers available and he showed me a few that were available.  I chose the MJ because it was the best cover stock from images he sent to me.  

Most I contact via DM through IG.  They will either discuss availability themselves or point me to their handlers.  

IG has opened a lot of doors for overseas artists.  Warren is from South Africa, Gorken from Turkey, Chris Clark from London, Aury from Italy....all were contacted directly from IG.  I did a lot of legwork discussing the CGC process as most were not familiar.  

How do you get CGC to accept these from a Artist out of the country with no witness? That’s always been on my mind as I purchase covers from artists on IG. Thx

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5 hours ago, @Rogueiconic said:

How do you get CGC to accept these from a Artist out of the country with no witness? That’s always been on my mind as I purchase covers from artists on IG. Thx

I am NOT receiving these covers from the artists and shipping them to CGC. I provide the artist with a submission form and a CGC creator form which are included with the book. The book is sent directly to CGC from the artist. Which is the only way this can be done outside of using a CGC witness at a show. 

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