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Old 11-02-2013, 11:10 PM   #476 (permalink)
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GREAT stuff. I recall seeing many of them (some for a brief second or so before they sold). I have a number n or coming in by many of those artists. Gotta get me a nice Crompton. His style reminds me of Robert Crumb. Nice Moy. He's a decent artist, but for me, it seems weak that many aren't even gone over in black ink... it'd make a WORLD of difference.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #477 (permalink)
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Right on!
I was still a little pissed at myself for not ponying up to get one of you IDW art parodies, so I was not going to let this one get by me

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GREAT stuff. I recall seeing many of them (some for a brief second or so before they sold). I have a number n or coming in by many of those artists. Gotta get me a nice Crompton. His style reminds me of Robert Crumb. Nice Moy. He's a decent artist, but for me, it seems weak that many aren't even gone over in black ink... it'd make a WORLD of difference.
Thanks--can't wait to see what you get

I hear you about the Moy, but I don't mind the pencils because there's a lot of detail there. If it's a Lance Sawyer type of deal, I'm not a fan. But, yeah, if it was inked up it would make a big impact.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #478 (permalink)
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I was still a little pissed at myself for not ponying up to get one of you IDW art parodies, so I was not going to let this one get by me
There are still 4 more unaccounted for....
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #479 (permalink)
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Sometimes you find a card really appealing and don't know why. I really dislike the border design for Retro and until now I hadn't bought any sketches from it. I don't know who the artist is, but something about this style of Ghost Rider was really cool to me.

MJT?



Now for the next batch of Mars Attacks

Thanks to jb1981, I was able to complete one of Jason Crosby's puzzles



And here's the completed puzzle:




Next up is one I've been looking forward to seeing after hearing about these crazy colors. Well...



In no way does this scan capture the intense colors of the card. I tried taking a picture, but that didn't really work so well either. Just imagine that the sky is an intense blue and the monster is bright purplish pink.




Here's another one that just didn't scan well. The sky is more eggplant and the saucer is a different shad of green. Really cool, muted effect. Anyway, this is by El Gato Gomez (thanks to HookEm19 for the deal) :




Love the colors on this one by Val Hochberg:




I liked the antique photo effect on this on by Darrin Pepe:




A Martian is about to get a stomach ache in this one by Justin Schillerberg:




Thought this was a cool scene--by Jeremy Scott:

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #480 (permalink)
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Nice! That El Gato Gomez is pretty cool!
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #481 (permalink)
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Nice El Gato! I wonder what amazing member you got that from

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #482 (permalink)
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Nice Mars Attacks pickups!
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #483 (permalink)
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Nice pickups Monkey!!!
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You guys really like this Mars Attacks stuff, huh? Sometimes the simple designs are the best - like that Ghost Rider. I'm 100% with you on the Marvel Retro design. Have not found a single card I even wanted to add. Went with AP's instead, still being finished.
I do like that Mars Attacks sketch with the alien chasing the girl.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:33 AM   #485 (permalink)
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Nice stuff monkey! Some great new artists on the MA release!!

I should have a Finneral card a day for the next week
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:05 AM   #486 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone--it's been nice to get some different sketch subjects with the Mars Attacks product. And I got to erase my hobby profits for the year along the way, which will help me out with taxes. Win, win

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You guys really like this Mars Attacks stuff, huh? Sometimes the simple designs are the best - like that Ghost Rider. I'm 100% with you on the Marvel Retro design. Have not found a single card I even wanted to add. Went with AP's instead, still being finished.
I do like that Mars Attacks sketch with the alien chasing the girl.
I saw a couple I liked, but I felt the sketches were a little overvalued with Retro for what you were getting. And that border...

Hope you get some cool APs! I've been avoiding commissioned UD APs just because my experience with the approval process has been less than stellar. I had to wait almost 3 months for some of the Premier APs I commissioned.

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Nice stuff monkey! Some great new artists on the MA release!!

I should have a Finneral card a day for the next week
Wow--I'm super jealous I don't know how, but you've got to figure out a way to get a pic of all those under the blacklight when they get in
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #487 (permalink)
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Here are my pulls from my Moonshine Missies packs

Kimberly Dunaway


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Old 11-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #488 (permalink)
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Cool. I hadnt heard of the set until a couple Webber's hit eBay today. I didn't realize it was something new that just broke.
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Cool. I hadnt heard of the set until a couple Webber's hit eBay today. I didn't realize it was something new that just broke.
I was going to alert you to it, but it sold out shortly after I bought my packs
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #490 (permalink)
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Reaching the end of my MAI mail now

Another one for my puzzle collection I think this one works just fine on its own though.

Robert Jimenez


Another fine card from Val

Val Hochberg



Such a great scene on this one. I was watching since it was listed and then I scurried to grab it once his bridge cards starting flying off the shelf.


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I had my eye on the ninja one, and was hoping for a lower price re-list. Glad it went to a good home.

{Edit} For artists I don't have or can't get for a reasonable price, like Val, I may start going the route of PSC's, since I care more about the art, and rather pay the artist directly rather than a dealer/flipper.

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:03 PM   #492 (permalink)
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That Jiminez is awesome, even without the rest of the puzzle

And no worries on the moonshine set. I probably would have passed on it anyway. I would have liked to purchase the Island Dreams set though, a little sad I missed out on that one.
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...I am thrilled that you guys are liking the art this much!...

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Thanks everyone--it's been nice to get some different sketch subjects with the Mars Attacks product. And I got to erase my hobby profits for the year along the way, which will help me out with taxes. Win, win



I saw a couple I liked, but I felt the sketches were a little overvalued with Retro for what you were getting. And that border...

Hope you get some cool APs! I've been avoiding commissioned UD APs just because my experience with the approval process has been less than stellar. I had to wait almost 3 months for some of the Premier APs I commissioned.




Wow--I'm super jealous I don't know how, but you've got to figure out a way to get a pic of all those under the blacklight when they get in
...that ROCKS guys! I really am very thankful for all the comments/appreciation/enthusiasm for my cards!!!
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Reaching the end of my MAI mail now

Another one for my puzzle collection I think this one works just fine on its own though.

Robert Jimenez


Another fine card from Val

Val Hochberg



Such a great scene on this one. I was watching since it was listed and then I scurried to grab it once his bridge cards starting flying off the shelf.


Russ Maheras

All three are very awesome pickups. Great haul.
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I had my eye on the ninja one, and was hoping for a lower price re-list. Glad it went to a good home.

{Edit} For artists I don't have or can't get for a reasonable price, like Val, I may start going the route of PSC's, since I care more about the art, and rather pay the artist directly rather than a dealer/flipper.
I drew one other ninja card from a different angle, but there's only one ninja in it, and there's no Mount Fuji or saucers in the background. Haven't seen it among the 20-odd cards of mine that have popped up online so far.
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I drew one other ninja card from a different angle, but there's only one ninja in it, and there's no Mount Fuji or saucers in the background. Haven't seen it among the 20-odd cards of mine that have popped up online so far.
Rumor has it that there's a ninja in every one of your MA sketches.
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Rumor has it that there's a ninja in every one of your MA sketches.
Crouching Martian, Hidden Ninja

Two new MA pickups

Finally scored a color Jason Crosby card




And another one for my Robert Jimenez collection




I got some PSCs in from Tim Proctor. Tim is great to work with--very good with updates and I think you get amazing quality for the money. I know he's taking commission requests for January if anyone is interested.

He's already done some of my standard characters already, so I had to branch out a bit.

Spider-Man 2099




Mephisto




And now...I'm not going to lie to--it's going to get weird


So, since I saw "Eyes Wide Shut," I've had a bit of a fascination with Venetian Carnival masks. As I was trying to think of what to get Tim to draw, I thought--why not combine these two interests?

Tim was game and did a great job with these.

First up is the Bauta mask. Some background:

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The bauta (sometimes referred as bałtta) is a mask, today often heavil gilded though originally simple stark white, which is designed to comfortably cover the entire face; this traditional grotesque piece of art was characterized by the inclusion of an over-prominent nose, a thick supraorbital ridge, a projecting "chin line", and no mouth. The mask's beak-like chin is designed to enable the wearer to talk, eat, and drink without having to remove it, thereby preserving the wearer's anonymity. The bauta was often accompanied by a red or black cape and a tricorn.

In 18th century, together with a black cape called a "tabarro", the bauta had become a standardized society mask and disguise regulated by the Venetian government.[4][5] It was obligatory to wear it at certain political decision-making events when all citizens were required to act anonymously as peers. Only citizens (i.e., men) had the right to use the bauta. Its role was similar to the anonymizing processes invented to guarantee general, direct, free, equal and secret ballots in modern democracies. Also, the bearing of weapons along with the mask was specifically prohibited by law and enforceable by the Venetian police.



Next up is the Medico della Peste (Plague Doctor) mask.

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The Medico della peste, with its long beak, is one of the most bizarre and recognisable of the Venetian masks, though it did not start out as carnival mask at all but as a method of preventing the spread of disease. The striking design originates from 17th-century French physician Charles de Lorme who adopted the mask together with other sanitary precautions while treating plague victims.[6] The mask is often white, consisting of a hollow beak and round eyeholes covered with crystal discs, creating a bespectacled effect. It's use as a carnival mask is entirely a modern convention, and today these masks are often much more decorative.

The plague doctors who followed De Lorme's example wore the usual black hat and long black cloak as well as the mask, white gloves and a stick (so as to be able to move patients without having to come into physical contact with them). They hoped these precautions would prevent them contracting the disease. Those who wear the plague doctor mask often also wear the associated clothing of the plague doctor. The popularity of the Medico della peste among carnival celebrants can be seen as a memento mori.



Can't wait to commission some more Venetian masks
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Those are really cool!
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Picked up this cool sketch cover with a Dia de los Muertos version of Ghost Rider by David Rich, who is a tattoo artist by day. You can see some of his comic art here: https://www.facebook.com/davidrichta...2884999&type=3



Larger version here: http://i.imgur.com/zqZxyTX.jpg


I was very happy to make a deal for the other half of the Robert Jimenez puzzle I had purchased earlier:



And here's the completed puzzle:




Other pickups:

Marck Labas


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