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Clint Ludwick
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Posted: 31 January 2009 at 9:47am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

looks GREAT, Joe!
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I picked up my commission today from the framer's.  I asked for UV-protected glass, even though there is no direct sunlight where it will be hanging, I thought it best to be on the safe side and plan ahead for wherever I may live in the future.

I asked for blue matting to signify the "blue area" of the moon upon which Attilan is located, plus blue is considered to be a royal color (fitting for the Inhuman royal family).

Since I live in an apartment, putting nails in the wall isn't the course of action I can really take.  I have some adhesive fasteners from Scotch that I've hung framed prints with before, but I'm not sure if I should use them on this.  What do any of you think?




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Posted: 16 February 2009 at 5:07pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

What I think is you got yourself a Great commission nicely framed.

Oh, and you should hang it. But, be careful of that Scotch stuff I had a picture drop after a week or two on the wall.

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Thanks, William.  I had a similar situation with the Scotch adhesives in the past, hence my apprehension.  I'll figure something out.  Now that the commission is back in my possession, that's less worry I have right now!
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Clint Ludwick
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Posted: 16 February 2009 at 6:13pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Jeremiah, I use MIGHTY HOOKS, as seen on TV! Seriously, they work great, IMO.
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Posted: 16 February 2009 at 6:29pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Would those be the same as the "Hercules Hooks" as seen here ?

That wouldn't be a bad idea, I'm just concerned about leaving marks in the wall.

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Posted: 16 February 2009 at 6:54pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Yup, same thing. They leave a small hole, that can easily be filled. You can even use white toothpaste to fill them in. :)

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Posted: 16 February 2009 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

toothpaste was my response, too.

Apartments are usually repainted (or touched up) anyway after someone vacates -- I've grown out of my desire to ever expect a deposit back, so I hang everything.


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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 5:29pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Finally, framed, hung, and pictures taken!

Proud Owner:


Close up:



Couple of fun stories on the framing - the girl at the
shop who took it from us to give to the framer, at our
request for anti-uv glass suggested we could always have
it laminated. Her look, at my look of horror was
*priceless*!

Anyway, we picked a frame, told her to match up the mat
as close as possible with the board, and went with the
black border. She tells us she'll mark it to be done in
two days, but if we check late the next day, it should
be ready. Great. So we leave, and after an errand or
two I say to my wife "gee, do you think I should have
specified that we wanted it taken out of the plastic
sleeve?", since we'd left it in said sleeve to drop it
off. I call to double check, and they put the framer on
with me...and the job is done. Less than an hour
later!
He said that once he saw something that fun,
he couldn't wait to get his hands on it!

Needless to say, I'm thrilled with the results all
around, and I'll be back in the commission line up, for
sure.
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 5:32pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Laminated....... that poor, foolish, foolish child. heheh

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Needs some more training I think, would she ask to laminate a watercolor??
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Love that commission. It looks great framed.

I remember an ebay auction several years ago where the original art had been laminated, and unfortunately it was from one of JB's earliest works for Marvel, the Ghost Rider Daredevil storyline.
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Hmm... makes me wonder about how that would affect the "value". Not sure that it'd deter me too much if it was a piece that I really wanted. Not ideal, but...
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It wouldn't necessarily affect the look of the art
itself, but you'd think it would certainly be harder to
verify that it was indeed the original piece, wouldn't
it?
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That'd be my only concern. With older pieces, the verification and copyright info would be on the back of the page. I certainly wouldb't buy a more costly piece unless I could verify it, nor would I likely buy a big dollar piece with laminate.
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:05am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Proud Owner:



Wow, Trevor! You look NOTHING like I'd imagined! Somehow the name
"Trevor Smith" evoked in my head a big, curly redheaded guy with a beard!

The framing looks terrific, btw!
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Needs some more training I think, would she ask to laminate a watercolor??



99.44% of civilians do not recognize original comicbook art when they see it.
In fact, the very concept is alien to them. They simply don't think about
comicbooks being "created", and at such times that they come close to
doing so, they tend to be thinking more about the printing process, and the
"value" of the published books.

I'll bet this lassie didn't even realize she was looking at a piece of original
art.
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Well now I've gone and ruined the mystique! You get half
a point though JB - when my beard grows out, there *are*
a few red flecks in it, just none on my head.

I definitely got the impression that she didn't realize
it was an original piece. That was actually quite the
topic of discussion as I paid for it - the guy at the
counter, along with the framer, understood after taking
a close look and was suitably impressed.
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:31am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

The framers I use have gotten used to be bringing in strange and exotic
stuff, so I no longer have to emphasize that these are origin, one-of-a-kind
pieces. The last pieces I got framed at the place I used to use, tho -- even
after going in there for years, when I had two pages put side-by-side in the
same frame they got the measurements for the space between them wrong
and trimmed one of the pages to make it work. Didn't cut into the live
art area, fortunately, but you'd think they might have at least called to make
sure the measurement was right!

And these are Kirby pages!
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:39am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

The Black Bolt and Medusa piece looks really great framed, as do they all!
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Joakim Jahlmar
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 8:39am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Trevor's framing looks awesome!
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Trevor Smith
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Thanks Joakim! I found the black border/white border
then then the large amount of blacks in the picture
really make it jump (and lets take a moment to mourn the
pitt pen that worked on that picture).

JB, I can't believe someone would have the temerity to
take it upon themselves to just trim up that Kirby page.
Even if they didn't know what it is exactly they were
holding, it's still an item dropped off by a customer.
You would think a phone call would be made to confirm
anything like that no matter what they were working on!
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What's really aggravating is that this is clearly a case of assuming the
customer wanted it, rather than that the person jotting down the
measurements got it wrong.
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Joakim Jahlmar
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Well, JB, surely nobody in the history of mankind has jotted down something andgot it wrong?
Seems like another good example of why assumptions are good to avoid whenever it's possible.
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"99.44% of civilians do not recognize original comicbook art when they
see it.
In fact, the very concept is alien to them. They simply don't think about
comicbooks being "created", and at such times that they come close to
doing so, they tend to be thinking more about the printing process, and
the
"value" of the published books."


And I have a feeling that that with the advent of computers the civilians
will become even more detached. They'll be more apt to assume that if
it's comic art for a comic book then surely it must have been done on a
computer. You know, that magic button on the computer that makes all
comic art "magically appear".
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