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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
How about posting some of your framed OA?

This was taken on the framer's table. The black metal frame isn't on it, but you get the idea of what it will look like. It turned out better looking than I thought it would. I'm a happy man! I apologize for glare, it being crooked, and at an angle. BTW, those are prelims.


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Rather than watch this thread disappear into the netherworld, if the OP doesn't mind I'll redirect the theme more broadly. Framed art covers a lot of territory and more often associated with painted art. It crosses generations and genres to include SF, pulps, comics and more). Keeping this in mind, I'd like to expand Towmater's thread, expanding the themes to cover a wider variety of artworks of interest to collectors. The only guideline is that any works posted here should occupy a distinguished place in your collection. Downloading images via Google is cheating.

So, here we go...







These are two prized commissioned paintings from Ryan Heshka. I asked him to paint two unpublished covers based on B&W art submitted by Basil Wolverton to Centaur publications in the early 1940's. Personally, I think these are remarkable pieces and Ryan has done his usual stellar work in cover recreation.

These images were taken from my IPad and scanned, but inconsistent lighting and glare (partially corrected) doesn't really do them justice.

BTW, if you like what you see on the boards, be sure to click on the little thumbs up icon in the upper right hand corner. It lets folks know you appreciate what's being posted and want to see more.
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Here's 3 x animated gifs that I made, featuring 3 x framed pages that I have showing the OA with how those pages appeared in their respective comic books ..

Captain America #421, pg.10 ..




Fear Itself #7.1, pg.10 ..




Avengers West Coast #77, pg.6 ..


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Collector CatmanAmerica private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks Ken, really nice! Kewl images. Love all three of 'em.


(lol) Still looking for the FRAME though.


Next up is an Alex Schomburg original recreating the cover of Marvel Mystery #66 (Sept. 1945). The artist was commissioned in the late 70's to recreate three cover paintings for a ltd ed. series of lithographic prints (the other two paintings featured Cap and Subby). The medium is gouache (an opaque water color paint medium). Published in the early 80's, all three print runs included a ltd. ed. sub-series of signed and numbered prints by the late artist. This awesome original painting is now one of the centerpieces of my collection...


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Thanks Ken, really nice! Kewl images. Love all three of 'em.


(lol) Still looking for the FRAME though.


Hehe .. I tried taking pics, but the flash caught the glass at the wrong angle .. all .. the .. time.

STOP PRESS: I found an old image!!




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Next up is an Alex Schomburg original recreating the cover of Marvel Mystery #66 (Sept. 1945). The artist was commissioned in the late 70's to recreate three cover paintings for a ltd ed. series of lithographic prints (the other two paintings featured Cap and Subby). The medium is gouache (an opaque water color paint medium). Published in the early 80's, all three print runs included a ltd. ed. sub-series of signed and numbered prints by the late artist. This awesome original painting is now one of the centerpieces of my collection...




I love me some Schomburg! Your original looks awesome, Sir!

Here's a pic of one of his limited prints that I have (in a frame) ..


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Detective Comics #572

Pencils by Alan Davis
Inks by Paul Neary


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Uncanny X-Men #258

Pencils: Jim Lee
Inks: Scott Williams


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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
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Uncanny X-Men #258

Pencils: Jim Lee
Inks: Scott Williams




Very nice!
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Thanks Ken, really nice! Kewl images. Love all three of 'em.


(lol) Still looking for the FRAME though.


Hehe .. I tried taking pics, but the flash caught the glass at the wrong angle .. all .. the .. time.

STOP PRESS: I found an old image!!




Great room!
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Collector CatmanAmerica private msg quote post Address this user
@KenWorthing +1 Great room and elegant framing.
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Thanks, guys
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Collector Dick_Pontoon private msg quote post Address this user
Cross-posted, but what the hey.


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Collector Dick_Pontoon private msg quote post Address this user
This is cheating a bit - it's a stat. However, it's the genuine article used by Marvel as opposed to those fakes that have flooded ebay over the last several years.


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It looks like a statistical winner to me! (Applause)

Here's one from the GA of science fiction art...




Orinal art by Hannes Bok (acquired through Heritage, the jerry Weist collection.
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@CatmanAmerica Thank you, sir.

I'm running low on framed pages, will need to move to sketches soon.

Even though his drawing was showing signs of health issues, Kirby's storytelling was as good as ever on this Captain Victory page.


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Collector CatmanAmerica private msg quote post Address this user
At SDCC (artist: Donato Giancola)...




Framed on wall...


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Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem

Pencils: Art Adams
Inks: Terry Austin


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Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #1

Pencils and Inks: David Petersen


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Collector Jeffreykli private msg quote post Address this user
And my favorite:

Usagi Yojmibo Summer Special #1

Pencils and Inks: Stan Sakai


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Collector CatmanAmerica private msg quote post Address this user
One more Cap shot (promise it's the last one 'til I can take some photos with room lighting that does justice to this painting). Donato Giancola's use of heavy reflective glazes in finishing his work makes the colors pop, but at the same time very difficult to photograph without glare.

This image shows a bit more detail due to less directional room lighting. Since Donato was in the Metroplex for a show you get a shot of the artist in the picture as well. Note: For anyone unfamiliar with Donato's work, he created a series of jaw dropping paintings for Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings Trilogy.


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And my favorite:

Usagi Yojmibo Summer Special #1

Pencils and Inks: Stan Sakai




That's fan-tastic!
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
Bad photo but I think you get the idea...

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Collector AnkurJ private msg quote post Address this user
Here is my favorite wall in my office. Have many more pieces in process of being framed!


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Collector SteveRogers private msg quote post Address this user
I recently had this Johnny Craig painting prelim framed. Not quite a wonderful to have as the painting, but it does have an incredible amount of detail and brings a smile to my face. The Crypt Keeper, Vault Keeper, Old Witch and Drusilla are all here.




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That's a fantastic piece of art. Congrats
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