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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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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    So, this is by no means a fancy limited edition, but as I was browsing in a used bookshop a while back, I stumbled on this guy:

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    Though I'm not the biggest King fan, I've always wanted to read these and since "Rage" is not likely to be reprinted anytime soon, I'm glad to have tracked this one down.
    I like all four stories in this one. Rage and The Long Walk are the better stories though.

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