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1/11/2017

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This will sound odd, but I own the B&W Cavewoman:Rain #3 (Caliber) Watercolor Art for the entire comic. It is the watercolors painted by artist Budd Root over photocopies of his original art. These are what was reproduced to make the comic. Here are a few samples:

Cavewoman:Rain #3 Page #1 Watercolor Art


Cavewoman:Rain #3 Page #3 Watercolor Art


Cavewoman:Rain #3 Page #5 Watercolor Art


Cavewoman:Rain #3 Pages #8 & #9 Watercolor Art


Cavewoman:Rain #3 Page #20 Watercolor Art


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Here is my most recent purchase of comic art.

This is Flaming Frame #19. It is a custom frame made by Roxanne Star with original Flaming Carrot sketch art by Bob Burden. Both were setup together at a comic show. This was the nicest sketch I've gotten from Bob at a comic show.. Normally he does real quick loose sketches for fans. This piece functions a stand-alone one panel cartoon with tight pencils and inks.

Here is a photograph of the framed art...

Flaming Frame #19


A scan of the back..


A closer cropped photograph of the art..


A closer image of the label:


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I'm cheap, so this is probably the only original Steve Ditko page of art that I'll ever own. Inking by Gonzalo Mayo.

Shadowman #6 Page 16



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Here is a Paul Gulacy Catwoman page. It's got some elements that I feel define his style. The original art looks so much nicer than the published page. I bought the comic after acquiring the art and I cringed after looking at the page in print.



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Here's some original EC artwork from 1948 I believe. Three pages from Picture Stories From World History.










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This is a preliminary sketch for a Fastner & Larson commissioned painting. It is done in Blue & Black pencils.
Rich Larson pencils the image first in black pencils. Then he makes this second image with black & blue pencils to assist with shading and depth I believe. Don't quote me on that. From there Steve Fastner paints his paining of the image using this as a guide.


It's 8-1/2" x 11"

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1/12/2017

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Cool stuff smile
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Thanks! I only pick up art as a side hobby.

This was a very
affordable piece of art from the Spider-man newspaper cartoon. It
doesn't really have Spider-man in this one so it was cheaper. I just
grabbed it at Heroes Con one year as an afterthought.



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I believe this is the watercolor art used to produce Harbinger #2 Page 7. This should not be mistaken for a color guide. It is fully painted watercolors over a 1st generation copy of the original art. Color guides were a different process. This is the actual color art used in the book. It has a clear overlay with the words on it. The colorist is JayJay Jackson.



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Here is a Dave Berg cartoon strip from Mad Magazine. I picked this one
up because it features William Gaines as a character in the cartoon. I
believe the girl is someone significant as an employees also. I was
investigating to see if that was his wife but I never got anywhere with
that. There is a rough illustration on the wall in the background that
seemed to relate to EC comics. It took several years to locate any
similar EC image like that in print. It appears to be Dave Berg
reproducing Graham Ingels art on the cover to Squa Tront #4. Perhaps the
original art was actually on the wall in Mr. Gaines' office?! I like
Dave berg's work so this is an item I really like a lot.



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Here is a Frank Brunner preliminary layout cover for Wildstars #5. It was published by a small independent publisher.



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Here is a rough Watercolor layout sketch done by Olivia De Berardinis. Typically, she's just known as Olivia. I actually had to start searching to find her full name. I bought this at Dragon Con in 2004 not realizing that it was a layout sketch for the image used on Dragon Con's program book that year. The full size finished painting cost something in the neighborhood of $8,000, so I was pleased to get this and pay significantly less. This is a very unusual piece in that it is signed by both Olivia and the model Sandra Taylor. Olivia is rarely in the same place as her models because the models do a photo shoot with her photographer and then she paints with the photographs for reference.




Here's a nice picture of Sandra Taylor signing the piece. If you are able to see past Sandra in the picture, you can see the fully painted image featured on the cover of the Dragon Con program book in the background.



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A wonderful collection to say the least. Always looking forward to your next post to see what you have.
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Stangehaven was a comic I liked a lot in the 90's. I liked the art. I liked the mystery. It was a comic that might explore how to properly make tea one minute to African mysticism the next.

Strangehaven #1


I was overjoyed to get a page of art one year at Dragon Con.
To my dismay, this page was drawn after the artist quit inking his own art by hand. I'm not sure how long it lasted, but he started hand drawing the art in blue pencils and then he scanned it into a computer and inked it in the computer. Regardless, I like the art and I was glad to get a page. I bought this from Chris Staros founder of Top Shelf Comics.

Strangehaven #8 Page 12


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A retailer's wife liked page of Cavewoman: Rain art I owned. I told her she could have it because they were always doing me favors. She wanted me to have a page of art in return. We swapped.


Art by Evan Dorkin
Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book #1 Page#12




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DEFIANT Comics was to have a huge 4 issue crossover story with all their
heroes involved. They shut down the company before the story was ever
published. This is the only unpublished artwork that was ever colored.
This is the watercolor art for Schism #4 Page 20. Color art by JayJay Jackson.



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Most people go to conventions and have Neal Adams draw a sketch of Batman or the Joker. I had a different request that was a little more personal to me. I located a modeling photo of my girlfriend that I liked. I cropped it down to a head shot that I printed on 8.5" x 11" paper so that I could see if Neal Adams was willing to do a sketch of her rather than one of a superhero. With Neal's son as an advocate, he convinced Neal to do it. I'm pretty sure this is not a normal request. The photo I provided made it as easy as possible for Neal.



It definitely resembles her from the photo I provided, but small touches of beauty I see in her weren't captured. In real life she's a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. Her South American and Caribbean features don't shine through. She smiled when she saw it. I told her that she could have the original. She's an artist, but she didn't know who Neal is. She just wanted a copy. I still have the original.

I was accused of being romantic by women online.

Here is Neal drawing it.


I almost had Bill Sienkiewicz do one from another photo. He was enthusiastic about it, but I was unable to allocate time to wait.

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Here is a preliminary Wizard Magazine cover sketch by Mike Mayhew.



Great artist, but I always get his name confused with that of the actor who played Chewbacca... same last name.

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1/14/2017

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Brunner is a comic legend; I still don't have any of his art.

An Olivia watercolor is pretty amazing. One of the all time top cheesecake artists. Next you need to find something by Vargas. smile
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Robbie wrote:
Brunner is a comic legend; I still don't have any of his art.

An Olivia watercolor is pretty amazing. One of the all time top cheesecake artists. Next you need to find something by Vargas. smile


Actually, one of my biggest regrets as far as buying art was passing on a Manara piece. It was a red riding hood storyboard piece for a TV ad. I had the money, I just didn't want to allocate $1000 to it. I had other things going on and I didn't want to sacrifice on the daily things.

I'm cheap, so I tend to migrate towards preliminary art pieces. They are more affordable and if your interest is in just having a piece by the artist, you get their raw pencils, not an inked interpretation. Buying the Olivia piece helped me get a price break on the Mayhew piece. Artists want to be associated with other respected artists. When I told him I bought the Olivia piece, he said he could negotiate on his prices.

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