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yourplace2
Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:40:26 AM
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I have begun collecting the blank variant covers that are getting more and more frequent lately, and this past week, I discovered some WALKING DEAD blank covers with original artwork on them.

These are beautiful covers. I have not seen so many blanks with drawings on them as the WALKING DEAD #109. I bought a couple but have not gotten them yet. Here are the photos from the purchase.




I'll post some more that I have soon. How are these handled in the database?

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:43:04 AM
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very cool, I'd have bid on them too.



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Those are sweet looking! I'm hoping to get some fine art on some blanks for the Comic Book Covers 4 Cancer project (#CBC4C). I'll make sure to post when I begin to auction them.

I really hope that other publishers start putting out blanks. Yesterday I emailed IDW and Dynamite to see if they'd continue the trend. I hope that DC expands their blank cover collection to include more titles. Adam Hughes is going to be at Rose City Comic Con next month, and I'd love a Catwoman sketch on an actual issue of Catwoman. (I know that's not going to happen soon enough, that's why I'm looking to get another Batman #0.)

BTW: There's a Facebook group devoted to Comic Book Sketch Covers that has some really great stuff on it. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/440855449274558/?hc_location=stream
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yourplace2 wrote:
I have begun collecting the blank variant covers that are getting more and more frequent lately, and this past week, I discovered some WALKING DEAD blank covers with original artwork on them.

These are beautiful covers. I have not seen so many blanks with drawings on them as the WALKING DEAD #109. I bought a couple but have not gotten them yet.

I'll post some more that I have soon. How are these handled in the database?

Post your own in this thread!


The actual blank covers should be in the database under their original title listing (Walking Dead #109, in this case). Your drawn on covers aren't valid variants, but you can always add them to your personal database by scanning the covers and adding them to your personal issue.

If you're looking to re-sell them, you'd have to add the cover scans to a blank #109 listing, and hope someone doesn't assume you're crazy when a blank cover is more than $5.00. *shrug* :)
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I've been getting sketches done on blank covers for a while now. They're fun, but they can be pricey. I guess if you've got the spare cash to burn, an Adam Hughes would be cool.

I've seen people charge between $25 and $150 to drawn on a blank cover. It all depends on the artist. Hughes, being expensive for a regular piece, is probably outrageous for a blank cover piece.
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Tamwood wrote:
I've been getting sketches done on blank covers for a while now. They're fun, but they can be pricey. I guess if you've got the spare cash to burn, an Adam Hughes would be cool.

I've seen people charge between $25 and $150 to drawn on a blank cover. It all depends on the artist. Hughes, being expensive for a regular piece, is probably outrageous for a blank cover piece.


I was reading on his website that he charges a minimum of $20 donated to the local charity of the con he's at for a head sketch. He won't do more than that though. Still worth it, IMHO. :)
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:41:48 AM
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Tamwood wrote:
yourplace2 wrote:
I have begun collecting the blank variant covers that are getting more and more frequent lately, and this past week, I discovered some WALKING DEAD blank covers with original artwork on them.

These are beautiful covers. I have not seen so many blanks with drawings on them as the WALKING DEAD #109. I bought a couple but have not gotten them yet.

I'll post some more that I have soon. How are these handled in the database?

Post your own in this thread!


The actual blank covers should be in the database under their original title listing (Walking Dead #109, in this case). Your drawn on covers aren't valid variants, but you can always add them to your personal database by scanning the covers and adding them to your personal issue.

If you're looking to re-sell them, you'd have to add the cover scans to a blank #109 listing, and hope someone doesn't assume you're crazy when a blank cover is more than $5.00. *shrug* :)


What about blank covers with artist drawings released officially by the company that come with a Dynamic Forces or Compnay COA? How should those be listed?
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Inking_Zanziber wrote:
Tamwood wrote:
I've been getting sketches done on blank covers for a while now. They're fun, but they can be pricey. I guess if you've got the spare cash to burn, an Adam Hughes would be cool.

I've seen people charge between $25 and $150 to drawn on a blank cover. It all depends on the artist. Hughes, being expensive for a regular piece, is probably outrageous for a blank cover piece.


I was reading on his website that he charges a minimum of $20 donated to the local charity of the con he's at for a head sketch. He won't do more than that though. Still worth it, IMHO. :)


He's really changed his practices then. Last time I saw him at a show (granted this was YEARS AGO when most artists did free sketches) he was charging $75+ for head/bust shots.

$20 for a Hughes is quite a good deal.
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BruceReville wrote:
Tamwood wrote:
yourplace2 wrote:
I have begun collecting the blank variant covers that are getting more and more frequent lately, and this past week, I discovered some WALKING DEAD blank covers with original artwork on them.

These are beautiful covers. I have not seen so many blanks with drawings on them as the WALKING DEAD #109. I bought a couple but have not gotten them yet.

I'll post some more that I have soon. How are these handled in the database?

Post your own in this thread!


The actual blank covers should be in the database under their original title listing (Walking Dead #109, in this case). Your drawn on covers aren't valid variants, but you can always add them to your personal database by scanning the covers and adding them to your personal issue.

If you're looking to re-sell them, you'd have to add the cover scans to a blank #109 listing, and hope someone doesn't assume you're crazy when a blank cover is more than $5.00. *shrug* :)


What about blank covers with artist drawings released officially by the company that come with a Dynamic Forces or Compnay COA? How should those be listed?


They're valid variants, and can be added just like any other variant, with a scan of the COA linked in the comments, so we don't have to nag for the necessary details.
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yourplace2 wrote:
I have begun collecting the blank variant covers that are getting more and more frequent lately, and this past week, I discovered some WALKING DEAD blank covers with original artwork on them.

These are beautiful covers. I have not seen so many blanks with drawings on them as the WALKING DEAD #109. I bought a couple but have not gotten them yet. Here are the photos from the purchase.




I love the Vampi one!

Here is my favorite from collection, has full front and back done by Neil Posis. It is by far the most extensive cover art I have ever seen with the amount of details.

Front Cover


Back Cover




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Yea, that sure is a beauty too.

It was an instant sale for me when I saw Vampirella on it. Naturally she is the Walking Dead we all wish to eat us! LOL.

I have some others that are certified and in the DB as such.

This is the first I bought like this. I love it!



There are some really great ones selling over $400 on that auction place.
I didn't think that the artists were charging, that kinda takes away some of the glory, but if it isn't alot (like $20 or so, still not bad for original artwork.

Thnka for sharing that Facebook Group. I checked out the link for the charity and discovered tons of kewl WD original art covers.
http://www.heroinitiative.org/spage.asp?p=107&ti=The+Walking+Dead+100+Project

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I'm an artist that was mainly into painting original works in a surreal style and trained in the fine arts. I've collected comics for over 20 years but never thought about drawing them until about 2 months ago.

Well, now I am drawing sketch covers daily and going strong. So strong that I've started selling prints for each of them in conventions.

take a peak at my Facebook page some of my prints


Walking Dead Sketch Covers
Michone

Rick

Daryl

Carl

Governor

Hershel

and for a show in San Antonio this weekend...did these for the actors that will be signing at the Alamo City Comic Con

Jason

Freddy

Crypt Keeper

Linda Blair the Exorcist

ENJOY!!! :)
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My brother has been picking up lots of original art on blank covers. I don't know how valuable these can be, but it's nothing new. 20 years ago, my comic partner at the time used to commission a local artist here in NJ called Mercy Van Vlack if I can recall her name. He took the blank Gen 13 #1 which was one of thirteen variant covers when it was released and would pay her to draw various subjects on them. I don't know how much he paid, and I don't even know if he has any left. Lots of times he'd showcase the books at shows and would price them high so they wouldn't sell, but draw people to his table.

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