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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 OA can be published (printed as comic books) or unpublished (e.g. commissions).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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