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Collector roarzola private msg quote post Address this user
As a fan of Frank Millar, how could he put out that piece as a representation of his work.

It breaks my heart to see and if I was the owner, I wouldn't show anyone so that know one knew. I would be afraid it would turn off a new collector from looking into his work.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, Miller's sketch covers are all over the place.

Some are okay




Some are horrible




Some I don't know how to feel about

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Collector roarzola private msg quote post Address this user
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Yeah, Miller's sketch covers are all over the place.

Some are okay




Some are horrible




Some I don't know how to feel about



Wow, I do not even know what to say.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Looks like Miller is great when he's doing professional work and has time to do it right, but under the pressure of doing con sketches on the spot becomes hit and miss.
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Collector Revelations private msg quote post Address this user
Haha. I still haven't seen a cover worse than the one I posted. That last batman FM cover made me laugh tho.
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm honestly not sure I'd want to get a sig from him in person if only because it'd make me sad to see how badly he's aged in the last 10 years.


It is alarming
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Collector roarzola private msg quote post Address this user
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Haha. I still haven't seen a cover worse than the one I posted. That last batman FM cover made me laugh tho.


I would like to go to the ebay listing and ask the seller "What where you taking when you did that?"
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Collector stophmaster private msg quote post Address this user
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The quality of Frank Miller's sketch covers can vary significantly




That looks like Frank Miller's 4 year old kid drew that...yikes.
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Collector Nino_013 private msg quote post Address this user
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Did you ever commission a sketch that was a disappointment? I've only had one done so far by Clay Mann. It's at CBCS waiting to be graded. Anyways, post any that you have that you were disappointed with.

I came across this on ebay:



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-Quinn-Invades-1-blank-variant-Rodrigues-Art-signed-/272270470662?hash=item3f6495ae06:g:ZgkAAOSwo0JWJA5X

This is so bad, I would just give it away.


Not a fan of this cover, but its not really a valid example to your question.
If you commissioned this artist for a cover, what exactly were you expecting?
Shouldnt you already know the artists style of work before handing over a fist full of money?
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Collector Revelations private msg quote post Address this user
Isn't that the point though? You expect some great work because the artist is great, but then you get disappointed because the sketch comes out really bad.
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Collector Nino_013 private msg quote post Address this user
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Isn't that the point though? You expect some great work because the artist is great, but then you get disappointed because the sketch comes out really bad.


Im confused. So you like this guys art style and think its great. But youd be disappointed if you received that Harley?
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
This is a Punisher done by Miller. I like Frank's face and everything from the waist up on the sketch.


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Collector Revelations private msg quote post Address this user
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Isn't that the point though? You expect some great work because the artist is great, but then you get disappointed because the sketch comes out really bad.


Im confused. So you like this guys art style and think its great. But youd be disappointed if you received that Harley?


Well, first off, I don't know that artist and didn't commission that sketch. If you bothered to read through the thread, even great artists can have bad sketches.
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Collector Nino_013 private msg quote post Address this user
Heres a couple of others he has listed. Maybe im missing something, but his style seems pretty consistent to me:


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Collector Nino_013 private msg quote post Address this user
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Isn't that the point though? You expect some great work because the artist is great, but then you get disappointed because the sketch comes out really bad.


Im confused. So you like this guys art style and think its great. But youd be disappointed if you received that Harley?


Well, first off, I don't know that artist and didn't commission that sketch. If you bothered to read through the thread, even great artists can have bad sketches.


Yes I read through the thread. Its mostly people complaining about Frank Millers sketches. But it seems more like you didn't read your own question:

"Did you ever commission a sketch that was a disappointment?"

Then posted an example of some random guys work which in turn really has nothing to do with your question.
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Collector dpiercy private msg quote post Address this user
I think that Punisher is pretty cool, honestly. Frank Miller's style has always, for the most part, been more sketchy/sloppy and cartoonish. But the energy he captures, Ronin is a great example, is pretty darn fantastic. I would not expect him to do something amazing with a 15-30 minute convention sketch. Keep in mind his age and health, too.
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Collector roarzola private msg quote post Address this user
Going back to the original question, I have had artist do a quick drawing for me at conventions at no cost and I never complain of what I got. Robert Kirkman doing a zombie head on a poster or Eastman doing a quick Turtle head on a blank cover.

So if Frank just did a quick sketch like those above for no cost, I probably wouldn't be upset and just happy he did anything. But if I paid him 1000 to do a sketch and that is what I got, I would feel like I got robbed. I believe that when you pay for a commission, whatever the cost is, there is an expectation that the artist will put in at least a hour on the job and not just doodle something in less then 5 minutes.
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Collector Revelations private msg quote post Address this user
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Isn't that the point though? You expect some great work because the artist is great, but then you get disappointed because the sketch comes out really bad.


Im confused. So you like this guys art style and think its great. But youd be disappointed if you received that Harley?


Well, first off, I don't know that artist and didn't commission that sketch. If you bothered to read through the thread, even great artists can have bad sketches.


Yes I read through the thread. Its mostly people complaining about Frank Millers sketches. But it seems more like you didn't read your own question:

"Did you ever commission a sketch that was a disappointment?"

Then posted an example of some random guys work which in turn really has nothing to do with your question.


I posted a question to see if anyone had been disappointed by a commissioned sketch and then posted an example of a bad sketch. Seems like everyone got my meaning, but you. There's no need to analyze a post to create an argument. If you don't agree with my post, good for you. I'm not here to argue semantics. Feel free to move along.
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