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Original Comic Art: An Introduction

Original Comic Art: An Introduction




Rarity - a foremost quality to hobbyists. A comic book with a print run of 100,000 is spawned from a single canvas - an original piece that was inked, coloured and then mass-produced. In the quest for exclusivity, novelty and investment value, original comic art is becoming more attractive to collectors. This article seeks to briefly address a few basic aspects of the hobby. What is original comic art (or OA)? This is the original, hand-drawn artwork produced by an artist, in contrast to comic books, prints and sketchbooks. OA can be published (printed as comic books) or unpublished (e.g. commissions). Where can I find OA? Apart from comic conventions where artists and dealers ply their trade, the Internet is the main marketplace. Many artists tap on social media and use personal sites to advertise their work. There are also specialised OA sites which stock extensive inventory, some of which...
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Comic Con Survival Guide

Comic Con Survival Guide






To those who have yet to make the voyage to San Diego Comic Con, you might have the idea that it is a Mecca for all-things ‘geek’. You would be half right as those who have gone in the last few years will tell you its actually more like Mecca at the top of Mt. Everest. And like the real Everest, you need to prepare yourself mentally and physically even if you have a lot of money to throw at the prospective expedition. Trying to get a pass now is basically the digital version of the Hunger Games. You pray for the odds to be in your favor. For my first visit to SDCC, all i had to do was send a fax and mail a cheque. If you are lucky enough to buy a pass for yourself, here is how to prepare for your first foray into what is...
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