Grailpages: Original Comic Book Art and the Collectors

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TwoMorrows Pub., 2009 - Antiques & Collectibles - 142 pages
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  • Grailpages brings to light the burgeoning hobby of collecting theoriginal, hand-drawn art that was used to create comic books! Beginning more asa novelty, the hobby of collecting original comic art has expanded to a pointwhere some of the seminal pages commonly run more than $10,000 each! AuthorSteven Alan Payne allows you to meet collectors from around the globe and heartheir passion in their own words, as they detail collections ranging from a fewkey pages, to broad, encompassing collections of literally hundreds of pages oforiginal comic art by such artists as Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., and others!Balancing out the narratives are incisive interviews with industry pros,including writers Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, and Roy Thomas, and exclusiveperspectives from Silver Age artists Dick Giordano, Bob McLeod, Ernie Chan, TonyDeZuniga, and the unparalleled great, Gene Colan! Completing the book is adiverse sampling of breathtakingly beautiful original comic art, some lavishlypresented in full-page spreads, including pages not seen publicly for decades!

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