Monday, August 24, 2009
Comic-Con, the aftermath (or, how to pay for next years tickets or collectibles)
Well as anyone who read my Comic-Con posts knows or has talked to me, Amanda and I got a lot of free stuff at Comic-Con and had a blast. But as time passed and I read the various free comic-books that I got I decided to see how much some o
f this stuff was worth and found that I had a couple pretty valuable items. So of course I did what any sensible person would: I listed them on ebay right away.
So upon doing so I had a grand ol' time for seven days as I watched people bid up my free comics. Here are the results:
Invincible Iron Man #1 Movie Cast Variant signed by author Matt Fraction
ratio 1:100 (this means that for every 100 normal covers printed there was only one of these printed)
Winning bid: $49.99
Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1 Sketch Variant (exclusive to Comic-Con)
Winning bid: $45.50
Uncanny X-Men #510 Campbell Sketch Variant (exclusive to Comic-Con)
Winning Bid: $76.25
Amanda and I got these all throughout our time at Comic-Con this year and we had a blast!! This was just a nice little added bonus at the end. We got other variant covers as well but these were the only ones worth anything significant and therefore the only ones that I sold.
Other thing I forgot:
The very first night of Comic-Con I searched out and found Todd Lockwood, the artist that has done all the new cover art for all the new Drizzt novels. He is an awesome fantasy artist and I stumbled upon his booth last year after I had spent all my money. So this year I made it a point to go to him first thing and get the artwork that I wanted and get it signed. So that was really cool.
Here is one of the paintings I got. It's from a Drizzt book called The Orc King.
Here's another sample (below) of one of the covers he did for a recent Drizzt book called The Pirate King (the second one in the series). And the other painting I got is one called The Ghost King and is the third in this series of books (it's a trilogy).