Posts Tagged ‘Colleen’s Work’
OK, so sometimes stuff I did many years ago shows up on ebay, but I never thought to see work I did when I was a kid considered vintage and asking these kinds of prices.
Here is a piece entitled “Dark Warrior”, with a minimum bid of $449.99
Now, I doubt this dude is going to get that kind of price, but if you can, rock on Guitar God. The minimum bid was $30, and there is no final bid info on this piece.
What’s interesting about it to me is this confirms a lot of things I wrote about in previous posts, such as how I had agents in my early career who hawked my work at shows for me. I rarely went to shows myself.
On the back of this piece, under “Agent” the name Wilma Fisher is written.
She was one of several people who took my work and sold it at conventions.
When I ran into this forgery some time ago, I was amused by the tale the forger told dealer Denis Kitchen: that he met me when he was a young high schooler and I was older and snottier and not going to draw comics unless they gave me the X-men right out the gate! And we were in Artists Alley at a show, and he and I collaborated on this piece.
Didn’t happen, folks. In fact, the forger and I are the same age, and I never met him when I was in high school. In fact, when I was in high school, they didn’t have Artist Alleys were fans could get table space and sell their stuff. Only at bigger shows in places like New York did conventions have tables, and the few available went to pros: not schoolgirls.
The only shows where my art was sold were at conventions like this one, science fiction shows, where my work was sold by hanging it in a gallery section with bid sheets where people could bid against one another to buy it.
Here is a good shot of my signature on this piece.
And here is a shot of my signature on the forged work.
Looking sorta kinda like mine except totally not.
Anyway, I guess people used to get away with a lot of these porkies before the internet.
I never sold a convention character sketch until my art was actually published in comics after the age of 19. Even though I’d been working in comics for some time before that, I had no rep yet since nothing was out. And that post makes a total lie of this dude’s claim I was holding out for a shot at X-Men. What a maroon.
No one wanted – nor would they want – a sketch by a nobody kid of a popular comic book character. I did not get an Artist Alley table until after I was published, and I did sketches for free.
What sometimes happened back then (and still does,) is people will buy sketches from you, or get copies, then ink them themselves on a lightbox making multiples of your work, sell them as “collaborations”, and sign your name. Which is not very cool, but it happens. Of course, some people just make copies of your work, sign your name, skip the whole collaboration story, and try to pass off the forgery as an original, which is even less cool.
I never thought this would be a problem for an artist like me, since I wouldn’t have thought I’d be the artist someone would want to forge. But there you go.
So, you see my real signature from this time period, a look at what my art actually looked like from back then, how it was actually displayed and sold, and the proof that my work went to shows with agents, because as a kid, I would not be in a position to just run off and go to conventions whenever I wanted or get valuable Artist Alley space reserved for real pros. More importantly, back then, there simply weren’t many conventions to attend.
I doubt this dude will get $449.99 for this piece, but it’s fun to see it and see all the paperwork still attached to it.
The Vampire Diaries Comic #1 Review Roundup: now with added Vampire Diaries #3 hottie Salvatore action!by Colleen Doran on February 27th, 2014
The Vampire Diaires #1, with story by me and art by Tony Shasteen shipped to stores in January! You can get it on Comixology or ask for it at your local comics shop!
PREVIEW ISSUE #1 for FREE at THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER!
Next Wednesday sees the release of a new DC Entertainment comic series designed to do that very thing, and we have a five-page preview, giving you a taste of what to expect.
Here are some of the lovely reviews and things people wrote about issue #1:
From The Travelling Man!
This is a blueprint for how tie in books should be produced. It has a clear identity all of its own but still sits solidly within the show’s universe. It’s also a wonderfully nasty piece of horror, a must for fans and a good onramp for anyone interested in giving the show a try. Clever, dark and huge fun.
…surprisingly fun and snarky. If the tone of the show is anything like this comic, I should check it out.
UPROXX! Great to see this from a top pop culture website!
I don’t watch this show… but maybe I should start, if it’s this good…a funny, nasty little piece of supernatural business reminiscent of EC Comics…Pick it up, fan of the show or not.
Get all three parts right now on Comixology! Only 99 cents each!
OR order the print edition direct from me! Signed!
The Vampire Dairies #3 will be in stores in March and will feature a story by me with art by Cat Staggs! Now COMPLETE and available on Comixology!
I had an obscene amount of fun writing this issue about a fine, vulnerable specimen of southern Salvatore manhood and the conniving, wicked vampire vixen Katherine.
I mean I chortled with glee over this thing. This series is candy for me. Gorgeous GORGEOUS Cat Staggs cover!
Get all three story parts right now on Comixology! Only 99 cents each!
And I have more The Vampire Diaries comic announcements to come. Wish I could show and tell, but not just yet!
Thanks for supporting our comics and all our creators: B Clay Moore, Tony Shasteen, Leah Moore, Cat Staggs, and all the Scooby gang! We are so happy to bring you these stories!
I got the flu for Christmas, but that didn’t stop me from finishing some overdue commissions over the holiday! And I am cautiously adding some new stuff to my ebay auctions.
Here are three of my hand drawn bookmarks with Wonder Woman and Galahad pre-sold, and D’mer going to ebay. I quite like adding the gold and silver pens to these as an extra-nice touch.
The bookmarks come in a protective acid free sleeve with a silken tassel.
Also, I’m sending this cover art to ebay. One of my all-time favorite A DISTANT SOIL drawings, this portrait of Jason was only used for the digital edition of A DISTANT SOIL #4. It is a really special piece.
Here’s hoping for a good final bid!
Sales of the higher end A DISTANT SOIL art pretty much finance the restoration, with some covers going for $2000+ and interiors ranging from $100-$500. I really appreciate the support from you guys on this. While it does sting a bit to sell off some of my favorite pieces, it would sting a lot more not to be able to finish my series.
I’ll be posting some more art soon, including Vampirella, Red Sonja, Sandman sketches and more, so I sure hope some of you got cash for Christmas.
I did paintings for Carol Strickland’s superhero/paranormal romance novels, and the first one is now out. You can order the ebook from Amazon now! Three more coming, and physical copies, also.
I remember Carol fondly from my days in Legion of Superheroes fandom, so it was quite fun to do this job, with its fun touch of Legion-like elements.
Here is the cover art without the crop: