I gotcher sloppy right here!
Part 3 of What is Turning Into an Analysis of My Original Art, I Guess
I recently scanned several Gnatrat pages for an original art buyer - and sold 8! YAY! These are the pages that are NOT sold (so buy one!). But more importantly for this discussion, they were all scanned as color scans direct from the original art. So you can see the blue pencil, the white-out, the boo-boos and fixes. Not quite as PRISTINE as Jed may think.
This stuff was all done pre-Photoshop, so I was very very careful. Over the following years, I got sloppier and sloppier, knowing that I could "fix it in Photoshop" later. Some of my original art from the 90s / early 2000s is just garbage.
Recently, and especially with the new Monty Wart art, I have tried to make the original art more "sellable" since there ain't no money in comics. I figured I could finance my jones to be published by selling the original art. Imagine my surprise when Runaway Comic was released practically unnoticed, and a year later it's still practically unknown (I know, eeTeeD, I know - promote, promote, yadda yadda). And imagine the accompanying head-scratching that ensued when Gnatrat and TMNT art that has lain dormant for years started selling briskly again.
WTF? Coincidence? Cosmic Shift? Random Chaos?
OK, here are the links to the unsold pages:
These two pages are sold, but they're kinda fun so I'll link to them...