McFarlane can still draw
Drool. Drool away:
This is for a HERO Initiative fund-raiser.
Makes me weep to think that McFarlane could still be drawing at this level, but chooses not to.
One of the thing that Todd stressed to me, at least, is that he draws everyday, at some level. I'm hoping to present some of his production sketches for the Image book.
Hate coming in like this. Just thought you might like to know, Augie.
Last edited by George Khoury; 01-27-2007 at 02:40 PM.
Yet another reason why I'm tempted to get your book when it is released George. Thanks!
Originally Posted by George Khoury
Yes, I thought the exact same thing when I was sneaking a peek at those images at work yesterday. That cover would be the Holy Grail of this auction for me and I'm going to have to follow along to see how high that piece goes when it hits eBay in a couple of months. To me, he is still my all-time favorite Spider-Man artist!
Originally Posted by Augie De Blieck Jr.
I wonder if Erik Larsen got invited to create a cover as well?
Last edited by torippu; 01-27-2007 at 03:24 PM.
Todd MCfarlane draws all the time, and has been ever since he stopped pencilling Spawn. He designs things for his toy company, ideas for animation, and also probably just draws to draw and design.
I don't understand the belief that some people have that he just stop drawing all together. He draws a far more diverse range of stuff now than he did when he was a superhero penciller, we just don't get to see all of it.
I was always a big fan. I don't think it's a challenge to him anymore. He certainly doesn't want to pencil for some reason. Fortunantly, if wanted to draw comics again, he could. I guess it's not like practicing guitar, your drawing chops don't degrade over time.
McFarlane Ultimate Spidey sketch on ebay...
How high does eveyone predict the bidding will get on this particular piece? I mean it's definately sweet but being a comic art collector, the fact that it's on an actual comic and not 11x17 comic board is a bit of a bummer and will certainly affect the price...I think...thoughts?
Original art pages by McFarlane go in, what, the tens of thousands? This thing will definitely find a collector willing to pay in the thousands, if not $10,000. And I'm being wildly conservative.
Have Gun, Will Travel
Well, an average interior page from his ASM run is in the 4-5K range. With this though, it is tough to tell - it's basically just a sketch. That said, it's his first official Spider-Man drawing in what, 15 years? That will probably play a big impact. But, I don't think it'll go for 10K Augie - we should get a pool going - all the money goes to Hero! I'd be in for $20!
Inanimate Carbon Rod
I was just looking at the full list of covers CBR put up. Did Ed McGuiness not get the memo? So for a cover of Ultimate Spiderman who do you draw? The Hulk and Wolverine. That makes a ton of sense.
That McFarlane piece does look nice though, and should go for some serious coin. My favorite is a tie between the Alex Saviuk cover, because he drew the first issue of Spideman I ever bought, and the Linsner back cover of Mary Jane's thong butt.
Last edited by goman; 02-02-2007 at 09:30 AM.
I actually own a couple of premium mcfarlane splashes myself (I pd almost 30k for two somewhat recently) and wouldnt mind picking up the sketch...but I can't see paying a 5 digit figure for it...I mean being an OA collector http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=35029 the smaller size of the comic is a major bummer...on several mess boards i've even seen ignorant non-art collectors flippantly say that "if they were going to spend big bucks theyd just go buy a nice spidey splash from his heyday"...YA RIGHT...trying to find anyone willing to actually sell one is next to impossible (believe me i've tried...)...Im afraid that this in conjunction with all the hype and just the pure competetiveness of the moment will drive this thing way up maybe into the 15-20k range...I hope not bc im perfectly ready to bid aggressively and expensively for the piece but I just have a gut feeling that it's going to get ridiculously out of hand for the wrong reasons.
Originally Posted by roach04
Clean air & water please
see, i don't know if this is true. but from what i've heard. if an artist continually draws without taking some major breaks, their art WILL decline. their hands, eyes and body in general can't be in a drawing position for so long without it being detrimental to their general health. i have to admit, i was kinda pissed he still didn't do comics anymore, but i'm passed that. even that pic doesn't really do it for me. he could probably still do good work, but it won't be anywhere near as detailed as when he was uber-famous. i give the guy a break, just got out of a huge lawsuit and is trying to run a business. hard to bust a guy trying to support his family.
Originally Posted by xarathos