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  • mhatchett
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    I was always disappointed that I missed Karl Edward Wagner. I did pick up the subsequent set. I saw it go on ebay not to long ago for around $800.00.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Ramsey Campbell showed up this evening, WOW!!
    I'm so jealous. I'm waiting ever so impatiently for mine to show up. This MotWT set is one of the reasons I became a subscriber. I was NOT going to miss out on it. This, the Aickman set, and the upcoming Charles L. Grant volume are essentials for my library. I'd love to track down all of the books in this series, but the aftermarket prices are bonkers.

    I know when I get the set, my instinct will be to start plowing through the stories, but Campbell isn't that kind of writer. You can shotgun King until you pass out, but Campbell requires slow sips to really savor those flavors.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    The MotWT set? Very jealous (and would love to see pics to become even more so)!
    That's the one, I will try to get some pics up this weekend. I'm working late this evening so I won't be able to get to it today. Very nice two volume set.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Ramsey Campbell showed up this evening, WOW!!
    The MotWT set? Very jealous (and would love to see pics to become even more so)!

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  • mhatchett
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    Ramsey Campbell showed up this evening, WOW!!

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  • c marvel
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    Today at the local indy bookstore I purchased The Zombie Stories of H. P. Lovecraft. A quick glance at the Contents indicates I scored, I only see one Lovecraft story listed that I have. The book was only $7.99.

    Cap

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post





    Thanks guys!

    My wife wants it hung in the living room instead of my office/den because she really likes it too - so that's saying something.

    Speaking of the wife, I requested another commission from Brian "Oktopolis" Miller - the guy who I got that Mouse Guard painting from. I needed to be fair and get her something too. I tried to slyly find out what she would want without actually telling her. The choices were basically between something from My Little Pony or something from Beauty and the Beast. I went with B&tB since we don't have a lot of art from that - but we do have tons of MLP stuff.

    Here's what he came up with:
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    She's very excited about it. Plus since she's stuck at home, she was able to watch him create it live on his Twitch channel.
    That is nice!

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  • Brian861
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    A gorgeous piece as well!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    WOW, that looks great! Congrats, I know you'll enjoy it for years to come!
    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Great reward. The frame and matting are perfect for the print. Congratulations!
    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    Looks really nice, Jason. Congrats!
    Thanks guys!

    My wife wants it hung in the living room instead of my office/den because she really likes it too - so that's saying something.

    Speaking of the wife, I requested another commission from Brian "Oktopolis" Miller - the guy who I got that Mouse Guard painting from. I needed to be fair and get her something too. I tried to slyly find out what she would want without actually telling her. The choices were basically between something from My Little Pony or something from Beauty and the Beast. I went with B&tB since we don't have a lot of art from that - but we do have tons of MLP stuff.

    Here's what he came up with:
    IMG_2704.jpg

    She's very excited about it. Plus since she's stuck at home, she was able to watch him create it live on his Twitch channel.

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  • Brian861
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    Looks really nice, Jason. Congrats!

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  • Martin
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    Great reward. The frame and matting are perfect for the print. Congratulations!

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  • mhatchett
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    WOW, that looks great! Congrats, I know you'll enjoy it for years to come!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    To follow-up on this post:

    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    The other item I recently acquired is waiting to be framed, but I'll give you all a tease. I'm super excited to get this one back home and can't wait to show it off. Here are the original sketches for that "mystery" item:
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    I picked up the item I was waiting to get framed.

    Due to receiving a pretty kick ass reward at work, I came into some extra money, and since I was asked to save as much of it as possible, I insisted that this was a reward and I wanted to treat myself to something fun.

    I've been wanting a commission from Michael Avon Oeming for quite some time, but the timing never seemed to have worked out right. If you're familiar with Brian Michael Bendis, you are probably familiar with Michael Avon Oeming as well. His most well known art is from a series he's worked with Bendis on for years called POWERS. (It was even a two-season tv show on the old Playstation Network.)

    Michael's art, to me, always seemed perfect for doing something with Batman, and since I was treating myself, I asked if he'd be willing to do an homage to one of Frank Miller's splash pages from The Dark Knight Returns.

    Here's a picture of the page I was wanting to homage:
    DKR_BandR.jpg

    (The sketch page he sent along with the finished piece shows his original sketches of Batman and Robin.)

    And here's the finished piece all framed up:
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    And a close-up of the framing and matting, along with a close-up of the signature:
    IMG_2733.jpgIMG_2734.jpg

    The frame itself is pretty basic, but I think it works well with the linework and all of the black. I elected to go with a navy blue primary matte since Batman often has a blue costume, plus I needed some colors other than blank. And then I used a secondary matte of bright yellow for that COLOR POP! the piece needed. Yellow was also selected since Batman usually has a yellow chest emblem, and Robin has quite a bit of yellow on her.

    Overall I'm super happy with how this turned out. According to Taki Soma (Michael's wife) he says this might be his favorite commission ever, and they both love how the framing turned out.

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  • c marvel
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    eBay gave me a $50 voucher so I got Leaders of the Pack: A Werewolf Anthology by Ray Garton, Jeff Strand, David Wellington..... It's a hardcover, not signed from Horrific Tales Publishing.


    Cap
    Last edited by c marvel; 08-18-2020, 10:35 PM.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    In the continuing adventures of the post office and Borderlands . . .

    Borderlands never did bill me for Priority Mail, but the replacement book arrived today. For those playing along at home, the most recent Little Book was Magenta, which was lost and the tracking info shows Dead.

    Today's book - same crappy envelope, via Media Mail, was the Little Amber Book. Not even the right replacement book.

    So more emails sent to Borderlands. We'll see what happens.

    Oh and yes, it's odd the Post Office deems the book worth less than $25 when I paid $30 . . .



    Maybe 3rd time's a charm

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