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  • RonClinton
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    Very nice — congrats!

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  • jeffingoff
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    That's a gem!!!

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    It turned out beautifully! The way you had them framed is perfect. Awesome!

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  • mhatchett
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    Looks great!!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Looks very nice. Congrats!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    As promised - here are some pictures of how this project turned out.

    I struggled with deciding on how to get it framed, but one Sunday afternoon I had a great idea - what if I framed the two paintings together just like they appeared in the book? So that's exactly what I did.
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    Here's the pages as they appear in the book:
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    The two original paintings are floating in the frame to make the art pop a bit more, plus since none of the art is obscured, you can still see all of all the bits that were lost when they were printed in the book.

    I tried to match the frame with the color of the book's cover - and I think I did a pretty good job of that, especially with the gold elements.
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    This project exceeded my expectations - I really love how this turned out and can't wait to begin hanging up all of my art in my office/den finally. It's only a been a year with bare walls afterall . . .

    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Back in May, I had the opportunity to grab the original artwork for the letter G painting of The Mouse Guard Alphabet - artwork by Serena Malyon. Each letter of the alphabet featured a painted "spot" illustration, and then a fully painted page of what the letter represented. A is for Aviary. B is for Black Axe, etc.

    Here's a poster of all the letters (I grabbed one at ECCC in 2018 that I always forget I have):
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    The G was cool because it's the initial of my last name, and I thought it would look really nice framed up.

    It never got framed. Which might have been a good thing.

    A couple of weeks ago, the accompanying full page page painting was offered for sale, but I had a hard time justifying the price. Well, the other day, the price was lowered quite significantly, and after working with the seller to negotiate even lower, I was able to purchase the painting!

    So now I really need to get these two framed because I own the set.

    G is for Guardmouse.
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    (The blue tape is just keeping the sleeve closed - it's not on the painting.)

    And what it looks like in the book:
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  • c marvel
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    I received today The Night Doctor and Other Tales: Short Fiction by Steve Rasnic Tem and Blood Secrets by Craig Jones. Both are S/L copies.

    Cap

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  • mhatchett
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    Found a reasonable copy on ABE. Couldn't believe it, the book is just about Fine!

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    The Detective book is really interesting and as a bonus it is signed by Graham Greene. Sorry I don't know why the picture turned upside down LOl!

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    Wow, nice...very jealous! Where’d you manage to snag that one?

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  • mhatchett
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    As I mentioned I tracked down the Les Daniel's Don Sebastian de Villanueva series. The books were extremely reasonable and I was able find several that were signed. The Detective book is really interesting and as a bonus it is signed by Graham Greene. Sorry I don't know why the picture turned upside down LOl!

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    Last edited by mhatchett; 02-09-2020, 05:44 PM.

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  • mhatchett
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    My reading and even my collecting has taken a quirky reflective turn lately, not exactly sure why. The forum provides me with an interesting contrast, in that we are often talking about the things that are coming out, while I seem to be looking back over my shoulder to see what I’ve missed. Lately I’ve gone back and picked up John M. Ford, Alan Ryan and lastly Les Daniels.
    https://www.tor.com/2019/11/15/tor-b...ublished-work/

    http://thecurmudgeonly.blogspot.com/...s-daniels.html

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    How’s the quality of Legionnaire? I’ve been eyeing it but have had no experience with the publisher?
    I finished the Legionnaire last night. I really enjoyed it. In pacing and language it felt very much like an old timey ghost story and I think that's what the Author was going for.

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  • Brian861
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    I think I still need a US 1st of that one.

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  • mhatchett
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    Nothing Grand, but I found a really nice copy of Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, has it really been 20 years already? It caught mt eye in a thrift store, in the religious section lol!! It was in such good shape, I couldn't pass it by. I'm sure I have another copy some where, but it has a home for awhile. Two bucks had to get it HAHAHA!! Yes, I'm downsizing LOL!!!!
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    Last edited by mhatchett; 01-17-2020, 11:51 PM.

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  • Brian861
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    That brings back memories. Carried a copy of that round in high school and remember reading Rage during Algebra class lol. I agree with Martin that they are all good but The Long Walk was my favorite. The Running Man adaption with Arnold was horrible.

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