Thursday, December 24, 2015


Here are 2 pages by Art Adams, purchase at Comic-Con International back in 2011 or thereabout. As is frequently the case these pages were in the affordable range ($200 per page). They're what Tony Salmons calls "storytelling pages", i.e., pages that don't have beauty shots of the costumed main characters front and center (Mr. Adams did have some of those for sale as well, averaging $1500 - $4000, as I recall). I asked him why he was selling these beautiful pages so cheaply; "I want to move them" was his terse reply". The amazing thing about them is, these are what his pencils look like. The printed comics, “Ultimate Comics: X”, are shot directly from the un-inked pencils. This seems appropriate, as his pencils are tighter than most people’s inks. I don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing; I imaging it would really tighten me up to work in that manner


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