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So did I...but I suspect they got financially burned on the Wood book in particular and they are being cagy now. I think the size of these books probably create more problems than anything. Just finding boxes big enough to post them in must be a nightmare for their mail order people.Jimbits76 wrote:Guys I‘m not knocking F.P. They‘ve been pretty good to me for years. I picked up the Romita and Wood books from them at an amazing preorder price. Now, those kind of bargains are long gone. That said, I almost baulked at 80 quid for the DD Born Again book but once it arrived, £80 seemed like the right price for such a great book. If these break £100 a book at preorder, I‘m going to have a hard time justifying the expense to my wife! She‘s had to put up with me bleating on about $400 Rocketeer A.E‘s on ebay for months now!
Those Colan Black Widow pages are sublime, they would make a tremendous A.E.
I thought demand for the Wood book was (or almost was) greater than supply, so how would they be burned?Greater Harlequin wrote: So did I...but I suspect they got financially burned on the Wood book in particular and they are being cagy now.
Well I would have to check back in my records but I think I was only charged about £43 (say $65) for it and I just wonder if they have realised they weren't making any money after p&p on these monsters. I might be completely wrong of course (I frequently am!) but they definitely hiked the prices up substantially starting with the Spirit pre order. Who knows.....either way £80 seems to be the price they now charge with p&p £1.Lee Semmens wrote:I thought demand for the Wood book was (or almost was) greater than supply, so how would they be burned?Greater Harlequin wrote: So did I...but I suspect they got financially burned on the Wood book in particular and they are being cagy now.
Thanks for that...really interesting. Even though I have a modest collection of original art I didn't really know why it had gotten smaller. Unfortunately I don't have any pre 1967 pages, the oldest being my Ditko page from The Creeper circa 1969 which is by then on the 11 by 17/10 x 15 sheets. The largest art I have is a Marshall Rogers Shadow page and a couple of Chaykin Time2 pages. which are from the eighties and must just represent the individual artists preference? A bit of a pain as they won't fit in my temporary storage ITOYA 11 by 17 folder :-(themouseholecat wrote:In case anyone was wondering "How and Why Comic Books are Drawn at 10 by 15 Inches":
http://www.artofthecomicbook.com/histor ... uction.htm
It's all Murphy Anderson's fault apparently...
For a minute there you had me worried the Spirit AE wasn't scheduled until December (you Americans and your wacky dates)Silveragemarvelman wrote: So I wonder what the odds are that the Will Eisner AE will make the newly announced 9/12 release date?
Not yet, no (other than that all the stories will be from the post-War period).BonanzaGuy wrote:Has IDW ever announced the contents of the Spirit AE?
What Dunbier would like to see:The 15" x 22" collection is currently set for approximately 160 pages, but if Dunbier gets his way, it will reach 176 pages, "This is what I'm most excited about," he said. The collection will focus on the Harvey Kurtzman-edited era, with stories by Wally Wood, Jack Davis and more. The new book will be released in December of this year.
I'd be interested in all of the above!Repeatedly asked by fans his personal picks for future Artist's Editions, the editor shared many classic runs he would like to see receive his special treatment. His personal picks include Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson's "Manhunter," Neal Adams' DC Comics work that the artist had inked himself and anything by Jack Kirby. Besides getting permission from the artist, however, a common problem faced in putting these collections together is whether or not any of the original art is still available, as many artists sell their work for extra cash or simply lose it over time.
Asked if any artists have declined IDW's interest in packaging their work in this format, Dunbier responded, "Jaime Hernandez turned me down."
We pretty much already have one, at least as far as Jaime is concerned. Tom Hignite's The Art of Jaime Hernandez prints lots of his originals in full color artist edition style, including some complete stories. The book is fairly large, and Jaime's originals aren't that big, so there's not too much reduction (about 25%). The book's currently going for $16.00 bucks on Amazon. I hope everyone's got a copy!We need to make a L&R AE happen!
I don't see a Heck AE high on the IDW short list, the aforementioned Colan Widow pages though, Scott and I know him, but alas, none of it is complete to make an AE. He did provide Scott with scans of a complete Wood story, but it didn't make the cut, they actually had too much material!AussieStu wrote:LM, have you made him aware of your X-men #64 pages?