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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 5:29pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Finally, framed, hung, and pictures taken!

Proud Owner:


Close up:



Couple of fun stories on the framing - the girl at the
shop who took it from us to give to the framer, at our
request for anti-uv glass suggested we could always have
it laminated. Her look, at my look of horror was
*priceless*!

Anyway, we picked a frame, told her to match up the mat
as close as possible with the board, and went with the
black border. She tells us she'll mark it to be done in
two days, but if we check late the next day, it should
be ready. Great. So we leave, and after an errand or
two I say to my wife "gee, do you think I should have
specified that we wanted it taken out of the plastic
sleeve?", since we'd left it in said sleeve to drop it
off. I call to double check, and they put the framer on
with me...and the job is done. Less than an hour
later!
He said that once he saw something that fun,
he couldn't wait to get his hands on it!

Needless to say, I'm thrilled with the results all
around, and I'll be back in the commission line up, for
sure.
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Fred J Chamberlain
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 5:32pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Laminated....... that poor, foolish, foolish child. heheh

Edited by Fred J Chamberlain on 22 February 2009 at 5:33pm
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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 6:17pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Needs some more training I think, would she ask to laminate a watercolor??
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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 7:30pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Love that commission. It looks great framed.

I remember an ebay auction several years ago where the original art had been laminated, and unfortunately it was from one of JB's earliest works for Marvel, the Ghost Rider Daredevil storyline.
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Fred J Chamberlain
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 7:37pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Hmm... makes me wonder about how that would affect the "value". Not sure that it'd deter me too much if it was a piece that I really wanted. Not ideal, but...
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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 7:46pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

It wouldn't necessarily affect the look of the art
itself, but you'd think it would certainly be harder to
verify that it was indeed the original piece, wouldn't
it?
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Posted: 22 February 2009 at 7:49pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

That'd be my only concern. With older pieces, the verification and copyright info would be on the back of the page. I certainly wouldb't buy a more costly piece unless I could verify it, nor would I likely buy a big dollar piece with laminate.
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:05am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

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Wow, Trevor! You look NOTHING like I'd imagined! Somehow the name
"Trevor Smith" evoked in my head a big, curly redheaded guy with a beard!

The framing looks terrific, btw!
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:09am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Needs some more training I think, would she ask to laminate a watercolor??



99.44% of civilians do not recognize original comicbook art when they see it.
In fact, the very concept is alien to them. They simply don't think about
comicbooks being "created", and at such times that they come close to
doing so, they tend to be thinking more about the printing process, and the
"value" of the published books.

I'll bet this lassie didn't even realize she was looking at a piece of original
art.
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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Well now I've gone and ruined the mystique! You get half
a point though JB - when my beard grows out, there *are*
a few red flecks in it, just none on my head.

I definitely got the impression that she didn't realize
it was an original piece. That was actually quite the
topic of discussion as I paid for it - the guy at the
counter, along with the framer, understood after taking
a close look and was suitably impressed.
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:31am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

The framers I use have gotten used to be bringing in strange and exotic
stuff, so I no longer have to emphasize that these are origin, one-of-a-kind
pieces. The last pieces I got framed at the place I used to use, tho -- even
after going in there for years, when I had two pages put side-by-side in the
same frame they got the measurements for the space between them wrong
and trimmed one of the pages to make it work. Didn't cut into the live
art area, fortunately, but you'd think they might have at least called to make
sure the measurement was right!

And these are Kirby pages!
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Andrew Burton
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Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:39am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

The Black Bolt and Medusa piece looks really great framed, as do they all!
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