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Classifieds / Re: Bisley ABC Warriors Orginal Art for sale
« on: 17 December, 2013, 01:31:03 PM »
I put in a serious but low-ball offer. Unfortunately, Simon Bisley's artwork is worth more than my appreciation of it. I think Brian Bolland and Frank Hampson are the only artists for which I'd be willing to pay more than £500 for an interior (without there being extenuating circumstances such as it being from the first ever episode of Strontium Dog).

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 10 December, 2013, 11:06:42 AM »
I've just taken a photo of my new Dante page. I'm looking forward to finding a place to display it (but it might have to wait until my house has been extended...which is the plan for 2014).


General / Re: Ebay watch.
« on: 02 December, 2013, 02:52:43 PM »
Patrick Goddard has listed some Dredd, Savage and Aquila pages on eBay. Buy direct and help him with his kids' Christmas list!


Games / Re: Steam Sale
« on: 02 December, 2013, 01:21:53 PM »
My son is in denial about us moving house, but the Steam sale was sufficient motivation for him to pack a box of books in his bedroom and help hang out some washing to earn £1.50 which was sufficient for him to buy Portal + Portal 2 for £4.49.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 02 December, 2013, 01:08:32 PM »
The John Burns is AMAZING!

I cannot see the Mekon though :(

Sorry about that. The Mekon is on ComicArtFans. I can probably see it on the message board because I've also been to the CAF site.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 02 December, 2013, 12:57:10 PM »
A John Burns Nikolai Dante page has been on my list to buy at some point. I've not been in a particular hurry since I've felt that I could buy one direct from him at a convention. However, this page was just too good to pass up.

I don't usually buy double page spreads, but this one is (I think) just small enough to fit into an A2 portfolio. Definitely one I'd like to find wall space for, but that will have to wait until the extension. However, this massive Brendan McCarthy Mekon is going over my fireplace as soon as I've reseated it in it's frame and added the picture wire.

Help! / Re: Cam Kennedy artwork question
« on: 24 November, 2013, 09:52:24 AM »
Just a quick comparison of the pic Jim showed of the art for the second page from this episode (from Wake's collection) is enough to raise serious doubts - for me, at least.  Cam's comments also suggest that something's not right here.  As I said, if Wake can comment on how the back of his page looks (IPC stamp?  Prog and page details?  Sizing / repro info?) compared to Simon's, I think that should be conclusive.

Sorry for the delay. I'm in the process of moving house and my original artwork has gone ahead. Anyway, I'm here with Milli-Com Memories from Prog 318 now. As you've already checked, the speech balloons are all pasted on, as you would expect. On the back the board is by ORAM & ROBINSON, LTD. and while there is no official IPC stamp, the following has been hand written:

2000 AD. Prog 318. Page 10

<----- 209mm ----->


On the front, some of the notes in the borders have been covered up with white paper: e.g. 663 in the bottom right hand corner.

It would be good to establish whether your page can direct from Steve, in which case it must have come like that from Cam himself, or whether it passed through any further hands. Personally I think the most likely explanation is that the original page was damaged and therefore a copy was made (including some touching up) for the Titan reprint, which in turn was returned to Cam with the art from the rest of the story.

General / Re: Stupid questions from an American
« on: 20 September, 2013, 04:38:01 PM »
Why is Sinister made up like a clown and why doesn't anyone think it's strange?

I think of it as a goth-like style choice

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 19 September, 2013, 04:00:37 PM »
I was considering chasing this but by the sounds of it it's probably a good idea that I just forgot about it :lol:  Anyway, congrats, Wake - a really beautiful piece of art and a historically important one.  Post up a decent scan if you can, please.

It's even better in the flesh than I'd hoped for :-) I scanned it in two parts on my work A3 scanner and managed to stitch the images together with the join in the white between frames.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 13 September, 2013, 01:42:18 PM »
Hi everyone - I'm new here and have just popped up to say that I am parting with my Strontium Dog page from Starlord No.1.  The sale is being handled online through Comic Book Postal Auctions and the hammer falls this Tuesday at 8pm.  If you haven't bid there before, you need to first submit an e-mail bid using their form and then follow up by phone for any subsequent bids.

The page comes from Johnny Alpha's debut.  It probably sells itself without me having to say much more.  I have requested a reserve of £250 - £300.

Here's the link:


Now I've found this thread, I've got a lot of pages to catch up on...!

Thanks for listing it! I think that now rates as the most expensive page I've bought other than one of my Frank Hampson Dan Dares (and possibly the other one). I've got an Ian Kennedy TimeQuake page from Starlord issue 1 and a Dave Gibbons Harlem Heroes from 2000AD Prog 1 but the earliest Stront page I've got is from Prog 493 (Incident on Mayger Minor). I've bought from Compal a few times over the years, but I imagine my bid got bumped up a bit from the publicity on facebook and DownTheTubes

Books & Comics / MOVED: Kick Ass 2 Film
« on: 15 August, 2013, 02:23:06 PM »

Website and Forum / Re: Where's the header gone?
« on: 13 August, 2013, 02:17:21 PM »
It was part of the masthead in the very first official version of this website, which I co-designed. I just looked at the dates on my grabs and that was—gulp—over a decade ago. Man, I feel old.

You're forgetting the previous version with Tharg's roving eye, which is why all the medium res images on BARNEY are 281 pixels high.

[the attached pic is from waybackmachine and features one of the static Tharg heads]

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 11 July, 2013, 01:43:39 PM »
I was going to bid on that second one myself but hadn't got the cash available; kind of glad I didn't looking at those creases.  Were they done during transit by whichever postal service?  I don't recall the seller mentioning the creases in the listing...

They were done in transit. When shipping artwork in a corrugated cardboard sandwich, make sure that you have at least one sheet with the grain going the other way.

I think they should smooth out a little more with careful ironing, but I'm not sure they'll ever be invisible.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 11 July, 2013, 01:22:31 PM »
Here's a question. I bought these Durham Red pages by Modesty Blaise artist Enrique Badia Romero for £160 each but they arrived damaged (two vertical creases), which is a real shame because the pages are lovely. What are they worth now? How much would you pay for them? I've put one up for sale at £140, in case anyone wants to vote with their wallet.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 11 July, 2013, 11:28:55 AM »
Just bought a Mechanismo splash from the first story, and took the opportunity to upload some Colin MacNeil pages for sale from Insurrection and Tour of Duty.

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