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  • mhatchett
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    Excellent!!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Great additions!
    Thanks! I’m really happy with them. Now to just get them framed.

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  • Martin
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    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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    Great additions!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    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):
    mg_alphabet.jpg

    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.
    IMG_0793.jpg
    (The blue tape is just keeping the sleeve closed - it's not on the painting.)

    And what it looks like in the book:
    IMG_0794.jpg

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Was on the fence about these, ] glad I got them. Comprehensive, no, interesting yes. These books weigh a ton, full color slick paper. A really nice set. I'm a sucker for these kinds of semi-reference books. I am glad a settled on the lower price point.
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    I did open the King entry specially for Y'all LOL!!
    Very cool, Mike. I was on the fence about these, too, but decided to pass, as there was just too much filmmaker material. I still may grab a set, though…this is the kind of reference stuff that I really love, too, and it’s clearly a beautiful production.

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  • Brian861
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    Neat!

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  • mhatchett
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    Was on the fence about these, ] glad I got them. Comprehensive, no, interesting yes. These books weigh a ton, full of color slick paper. A really nice set. I'm a sucker for these kinds of semi-reference books. I am glad I settled on the lower price point.
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    I did open the King entry specially for Y'all LOL!!
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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I would be up for that as well. I have Finch but I haven't read it yet. I'll probably read Dead Astronauts before any of his other stuff. Because it's sitting there. Teasing me. Of course, I'll also buy the SubPress edition to match my Complete Borne number.

    BTW: I saw that a lettered edition of Complete Borne sold on eBay for $152. A LETTERED edition. Letter UU. For $152. Why can't I ever stumble upon crazy deals like that????
    Know Exactly what you mean! I am dying to find a hardcover of "Finch" and haven't been able to find one under $300.00. One day...

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Thanks for that info Jeff! That's awesome news as I was really hoping there would be a limited. I know his last few books were released as limited editions, but I didn't want to assume that this one would be as well as some of his earlier novels don't have a corresponding limited edition yet. On that note, I would kill for a limited edition of "Cities of Saints and Madmen"
    I would be up for that as well. I have Finch but I haven't read it yet. I'll probably read Dead Astronauts before any of his other stuff. Because it's sitting there. Teasing me. Of course, I'll also buy the SubPress edition to match my Complete Borne number.

    BTW: I saw that a lettered edition of Complete Borne sold on eBay for $152. A LETTERED edition. Letter UU. For $152. Why can't I ever stumble upon crazy deals like that????

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  • sholloman81
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    Thanks for that info Jeff! That's awesome news as I was really hoping there would be a limited. I know his last few books were released as limited editions, but I didn't want to assume that this one would be as well as some of his earlier novels don't have a corresponding limited edition yet. On that note, I would kill for a limited edition of "Cities of Saints and Madmen"

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Just received my copy of Jeff Vandermeer's "Dead Astronauts". Did anyone else pick this one up? Would love to hear what you think of its presentation. I love how colorful the book cover is and love how colorful the book boards are themselves. Also loved the story being stamped into the book itself like his previous novel "Of Cities Saints & Madmen". All that being said, I hate how small the book size is. It looks tiny next to "standard" size novels. Feels like they traded size for color. While this will make a good reading copy, I'm really hoping someone does a limited!
    Well buck up, because SubPress Willy told me that he's doing an edition of DEAD ASTRONAUTS. Which almost made me cancel my Amazon order. But I am so glad I didn't because this is a beautiful trade edition. Obviously the materials used aren't that great (the paper quality for one) but they really went all out on the design. I love it. I don't mind the size at all.

    Though it does bother me that it says DEAD JEFF on the spine.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just received my copy of Jeff Vandermeer's "Dead Astronauts". Did anyone else pick this one up? Would love to hear what you think of its presentation. I love how colorful the book cover is and love how colorful the book boards are themselves. Also loved the story being stamped into the book itself like his previous novel "Of Cities Saints & Madmen". All that being said, I hate how small the book size is. It looks tiny next to "standard" size novels. Feels like they traded size for color. While this will make a good reading copy, I'm really hoping someone does a limited!

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  • Brian861
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    Congrats!

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  • Martin
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    Very nice, congratulations!

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by khaos View Post
    I managed to grab a copy of the The Shining from The Folio Society signed by Stephen King in that weird sale they had a few weeks ago. First signed King.
    Gorgeous book! Congrats on the nice acquisition and your first signed King!

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