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Posted: 02 July 2010 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 1  

. . . you might get it.

Of course, sometimes that's a GOOD thing, as when, today, Jim Warden stopped by to pick up the latest batch of commission pieces, and drop off the gift he got me for my upcoming birthday.

Presented here without comment (cuz, frankly, words are failing me!):

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Dave Phelps
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Wow.

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...........thud
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An amazing piece of art and an amazing present! Congratulations!
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Whoa...good present.
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Wow.

Wonder what the 38/100 means.  Is Joe planning another 62 birthday presents to deserving comic book artists? 
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A stunning gift produced by one of our last, living Masters.

John, may you continue drawing as long and as well as Mr. Kubert.

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Wonder what the 38/100 means.

This came with the special edition of Joe's book, of which there will be only 100. Jim had Joe do it on a separate sheet, rather than the flyleaf, so it could be suitably framed.

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Holy crap.
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Well it pays to be in the business.  That totally rocks. 

When I got my LE book I asked for a Captain America (more like pleaded) and was shot down pretty hard even after 3-4 phone calls.  I am not disappointed with the Flash I got but it is no Captain America.

JB, color me very very jealous and congrats!
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Very cool.
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Well it pays to be in the business. That totally rocks.

There is so much unbelievable emotion wrapped up in this piece, I am still having trouble putting it all in some kind of order in my head.

But follow this, if you can: that kid, that 10 year old version of myself, who picked up BRAVE & BOLD 34 that cold winters day back in 1960. Who was transformed by the VERY FIRST PAGE from an admirer of Joe Kubert to a lifelong FAN. Who got to meet Joe, got to chat with Joe on the phone, got to be treated by Joe as an EQUAL -- and who got this drawing done by Joe, who wasn't really crazy about the idea of doing this character with whom he had no association -- but who did it BECAUSE IT WAS FOR ME!

Sell my clothes, I'm goin' to Heaven!

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Never thought it was possible to ACTUALLY swoon but....... wow!
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And Appropriate for the July 4th weekend as well...that is stunning!
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Well, JB  literally my grail piece would be a Joe Kubert Captain America commission. 

Makes me think to try again with another book to see if he is more open to doing Captain America now.  Of course, I don't want to use your piece as an example either.  No name dropping or trying to get him to feel bad or any of that.  Maybe I won't try.  =P
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Absolutely stunning!

Congratulations, JB!

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Kubert is great!!!    I feel lucky to have eaten a burger in the same restaurant as he did. 

This piece really rocks.  I have a Hawkman from his Tex book that he drew in the inside cover.  Never thought to ask for a separate sheet.  Good idea.  Wow.  Totally awe inspiring! Amazing.  Thanks for sharing JB.
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When Carey ordered my Kubert book awhile back, the guy on the phone who took the order (not Joe K.) asked her if I was the Clint Ludwick from the JBF. She said "yes" and he said he loved my JB commissions and told Carey that "someone" had ordered JB a Kubert book as a surprise. I guess this was it! Turned out great JB..now you know how we feel when we get a JB commission!
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Too freakin' cool for words...

It's almost like a "road not taken" piece...makes you wonder what would have happened if Kubert had become a Marvel guy instead of a DC guy!

And an early happy birthday to you, Chief!

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It is so neat to hear you talk about that feeling you get thinking back on the 10 year old you. In a very SMALL way I can try to compare that to how I feel when you do a commission for ME or respond to ME in a thread, that 10 year old kid in me just smiles.

Very nice Birthday gift.

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Posted: 02 July 2010 at 2:24pm | IP Logged | 21  

Ha! Just looked at my Kubert..it's Sgt. Rock..and Joe did it the day after he did JB's...mine is #40 of 100 on Dec. 5th 09'!
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Fantastic!  Congrats to JB!  That Jim....what a guy!!!!


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Clint - Did you post your Kubert anywhere?
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Geez, that's gorgeous.
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Is there video of your face when Jim handed that over to you?

Priceless.

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