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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #900 on: 20 January, 2013, 05:28:13 pm »
Signed in pen means it was a legit sale, unsigned means it may have slipped out during the production process. He wrote about it in "The Art of Brian Bolland" book. He reckons there were about 110 pages never returned to him and he considers them stolen.

He doesn't mince his words. "All the pages that were returned to me and sold were signed by me. If you own one without my signature it was stolen and I want it back."

Now THAT is useful information...

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #901 on: 20 January, 2013, 05:55:42 pm »
the most iconic cover by Bolland , have a look for the signature

  http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=505374&GSub=24500

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #902 on: 20 January, 2013, 07:07:00 pm »
It may be signed on the back.
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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #905 on: 20 January, 2013, 07:41:56 pm »
So are you saying that they're all stolen or that they're legitimate sales and he hasn't signed them? I've confused myself...  :-[

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #906 on: 20 January, 2013, 07:56:53 pm »
So are you saying that they're all stolen or that they're legitimate sales and he hasn't signed them? I've confused myself...  :-[

No i'm saying Bolland has sold artwork and forgot to sign the artwork , otherwise he would get these back , yes he did have pages stolen back in the 80's .....

What i mean , not all Bolland artwork that has no signature is stolen , if you get offered a page , it would be best to ask directly Brian , not that he ever answers emails ....

Anyway here's mine :

   

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #907 on: 20 January, 2013, 08:04:20 pm »
Hope you don't think I was trolling. I've never done the forensics on CAF before, surprising how many are unsigned. One of my Bolland Dredds is signed in red, the other signed by the inker Gary Leach. I'm also confused now.

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #908 on: 20 January, 2013, 08:25:08 pm »
Some additional info here

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #909 on: 20 January, 2013, 11:26:50 pm »
Hope you don't think I was trolling. I've never done the forensics on CAF before, surprising how many are unsigned. One of my Bolland Dredds is signed in red, the other signed by the inker Gary Leach. I'm also confused now.

That's great, you own one of the finest pages ever drawn for comics IMO. I don't think that series of pages has ever been surpassed.
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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #910 on: 21 January, 2013, 10:09:52 am »
A bit late to the party, but yeah - those two pages are insanely good, Dale.  Surprised Alex let them go, so you must have been fairly generous to shake those loose, as he must have known they'll be impossible to replace.  Anyway, great stuff.

Same to you, Iain - another nice Cursed Earth page in the bag!

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #911 on: 21 January, 2013, 12:47:32 pm »
If you are reasonably certain the art is among the many pages stolen/lost/stored under a leaking tap (...that was one story) you could mention it on his blog. He has posted on the subject, so I'm pretty sure that would get a reaction.
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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #912 on: 21 January, 2013, 12:59:02 pm »
What would be useful is if someone posted a list of the missing/stolen pages so we all knew what to look out for...

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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #913 on: 21 January, 2013, 01:32:52 pm »
What would be useful is if someone posted a list of the missing/stolen pages so we all knew what to look out for...

Didn't know about this issue myself, it makes for really interesting (and saddening!) reading. Must be absolutely awful to have produced pages to such a high and legendary standard and just not knowing where they are.

From the looks of things, I don't think Bolland even knows himself which pages are missing. Apparently he can't locate this page now. (if I created something like this and couldn't locate it I'd be crying myself to sleep every night until it was found!)


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Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« Reply #914 on: 21 January, 2013, 01:49:32 pm »
Together in Electric Dreams :D