Top 5(ish) Acquisitions of the Year - 2018

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FrankBooth
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:29 pm

Not too many prints this year, top 5 is pretty much comic OG's.

Mike Mignola - Hellboy in Hell: #8, Page 7
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Tim Sale - Superman For All Seasons #2
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Jeff Lemire -Sweet Tooth: Vertigo Quarterly CMYK (Black) #4, Page 1
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Erik Larsen - Doom Patrol #9
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Wes Craig - Deadly Class #24, Page 14
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:55 pm

I like that Lemire page FrankBooth!
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:07 pm

veltri wrote:I like that Lemire page FrankBooth!
Thanks!

It's a really beautifully done page.
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Two original water colors by Mongolian artist Nymka LKH.
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Another Barron Storey original.
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An extremely large original by Montreal based artist Sylt.
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Another original piece by Jana Brike titled Farewell.
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Two wire sculptures by Spenser Little.
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A drawing by Spanish illustrator Roger Olmos - this is how I feel when reading the news.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:56 am

Those watercolors are ace man.

Also Spencer Little's stuff is awesome. I saw a couple of his large pieces in Long Beach this summer.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:36 am

Daniel Danger - And I'll only feel smaller and smaller (Large Format Edition)

This is the only print on the list but I had been on the hunt for years and the story itself ranks extremely high for me. I ended up flying down to LA, renting a van and driving out a business park in Orange County. Paid the balance in cash and then drove it back north to SF. A wild ass adventure and totally worth it.

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This drymounter is huge. 13"x19" Hanuka for scale:

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Esao Andrews - The Gypsies Standoff - Pencil Study

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Esao Andrews - Echinacea - Pencil Study

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Teagan White - Guardian of the Bayou

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João Ruas - Gorgon VI

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Helice Wen - Motif

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Jess Seamans - Texas Is a Place on Earth

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Aaron Horkey - Coaxing a Ghost

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:32 am

It doesn’t get much better than Daniel Danger, and yours is especially wonderful. Great acquisition.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:54 pm

you've had a great year mate. Lovely pick ups.

I've only made four purchases this year, so they all make my list.



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Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:59 pm

:drool: wotta
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:10 pm

The jerk me off thread. Why do ppl do these.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:14 pm

jayper wrote: Teagan White - Guardian of the Bayou

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Excellent! :clap:
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:57 pm

nottyplay1 wrote:The jerk me off thread. Why do ppl do these.
to get jerked off



it's to share mate, people like doing that and discussing art on an art forum. And it can be a good way to discover new artists.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:08 pm

wottagunn wrote:
nottyplay1 wrote:The jerk me off thread. Why do ppl do these.
to get jerked off



it's to share mate, people like doing that and discussing art on an art forum. And it can be a good way to discover new artists.
i guess that's 1 way to go about it
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:12 pm

wottagunn wrote:you've had a great year mate. Lovely pick ups.
Killer year dude! Congrats.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 pm

nottyplay1 wrote:The jerk me off thread. Why do ppl do these.
Why do people go to museums?
Why do people look at Instagram?
Why are YOU on this thread? Why are YOU on this forum?
It is quite depressing to buy art and then hide it away. I hang quite a few original pieces in my office at work so that I can easily share them with others. And I very much enjoy seeing the art that others choose to collect. I have dreamed about buying an art gallery, not to sell or make money from art, but to share what I have collected and to talk with others about my passion. Sad isn’t it that I own almost 140 original works and I am the only one that sees most of them on a daily basis. Looking at a jpeg isn’t the same as seeing a painting or sculpture or photograph in the flesh, but it will have to suffice.
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