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27/11/2018

 

MCM COMIC-C0N

BIRMINGHAM

24TH NOVEMBER 2018

ARTIST CARD SELECTION OBTAINED AT THE EVENT

 

PART ONE

 

There was a large artist stand area at this event and although not all of them had cards available there were a nice selection to choose from. The cards came in a range of different postcard sized formats:

 

1 – POSTCARD BACKED. These are clearly the best ones to seek out, although they do not always have the best of the artwork on them, its just that proper postcard backs are not as common as the other formats.

2 – PLAIN BACKED CARD. Some of these are on good quality card, and it is only the lack of any reverse side printing that prevents them being a proper postcard, although you can add your own postcard back design and use them as postcards. These are advertised by the artists as postcards on their stands.

3 – TEXT & OR IMAGE BACKED. Here the reverse side has either a logo of some information text which is often placed in the centre.

4. THIN PAPER PRINTED. This is exactly that, the design printed on thin paper. These are rare but do appear.

5. PHOTOGRAPH PAPER. These are images which are on photographic paper/card. These are exactly like a photograph and many of the artists do sell these. They are not as collectible as many of the above options, but if the design(s) are nice enough I think they are worth including in a collection.

 

 There are two other things which I think are worth mentioning. Firstly, I think it is always a good idea to ask the artist to sign the card(s) you buy from them. This has a couple of benefits. The first being that it often opens-up a line of conversation, especially if you are asking them to sign a large selection of cards. Talking to the artists is nearly always interesting and can supply you with some details about the depicted designs. Secondly, I think a signed card is far more interesting than a plain item. It also shows that you met the artist.

The other thing worth mentioning is ‘stickers’, especially as this year a much wider selection of artists seemed to have produced stickers of their artwork. If the cards being sold are plain backed then it can be interesting to buy a sticker, especially one which directly relates to the card image, and apply this to the back. This ‘definitely’ adds interest to the card and if the artist signs on this side as well it can look attractive, although it should be stated that some signatures appear lie squiggles, but that is the case with many signatures.

Lastly, the name of the artist, try and get this as it helps to know who the artist is, but be aware that some only go under their nickname or company artist name, as an example one signs as ‘FROGGY WITH FRIES’ and I still do not know his correct name. The best way of getting this is often by asking for a business card (I have depicted these as well where I managed to get one – there is often the bonus of another piece of artwork depicted on one side of the card). By-all-means contact any of the artists if you want copies of any of these cards as I am sure they will happily supply them postally with payment.  

So, here is my gallery of cards obtained on this trip.  

 

ARTIST: SOPHIE EVES

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

FOX

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE CARD

 

This is one of the occasions where I found a sticker on the artists stand which was part of the cards design. I have applied this here and the artist has signed the card. The addition of the sticker I think makes the card more interesting.

 

ARTIST: SOPHIE EVES

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

UNICORN

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This was the other sticker I found and again I have stuck it here and the artist has signed the card.

 

ARTIST: SOPHIE EVES

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

WHITE WOLF AND ROSES

Signed by the artist on the reverse side of card

 

ARTIST: SOPHIE EVES

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

HUSKY LIKE DOG

Signed by artist on the reverse side of card

 

ARTIST: SOPHIE EVES

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

FOX BODY WITH CARRION CROWS

Signed by artist on the reverse side of card

 

ARTIST: SOPHIE EVES

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

UNICORN WITH SPACE BACKDROP

Signed by artist on the reverse side of card

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/11/2018

ARTIST: SOPHIE EVES on her stand at the MCM Comic -Con

 

SOPHIE EVES

BUISNESS CARD

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

SLIMMER FROM GHOSTBUSTERS

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE CARD

Signed by the Artist

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

STAR WARS – CLONE WARRIOR (BLUE)

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

STAR WARS – CLONE WARRIOR (YELLOW)

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

STAR WARS – PRINCESS LEIA

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

This was one of my favourite cards bought on this trip. I think this is a great portrait of the actress

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

STAR WARS – STORM TROOPER

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

STAR WARS – DARTH MAUL

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

I was recently challenged by a friend to name my top ten films on facebook, I still have to do the last one today. ‘American Werewolf in London’ is in there.

 

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

STAR WARS – DARTH VADER MASK

Signed by the artist on the reverse side

 

This is the crushed and damaged mask as it appears in the latest films, ‘A Force Awakens’. It is in the possession of Kylo Ren.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/11/2018

ARTIST: CHRIS HALL’S stand at the MCM Comic-Con

<< New image with text >>

 

CHRIS HALL

BUISNESS CARD (Reverse)

 

ARTIST: SUSHI ART STUDIOS

(Name of artist unknown)

UNTITLED

FULL POSTCARD BACK

WILD HORSE

Signed on the front – bottom right corner

 

ARTIST: SUSHI ART STUDIOS

(Name of artist unknown)

UNTITLED

FULL POSTCARD BACK

AMERICAN BISON (BUFFALO)

Signed on the front – bottom right corner

 

ARTIST: SUSHI ART STUDIOS

(Name of artist unknown)

UNTITLED

FULL POSTCARD BACK

WOLF

Signed on the front – bottom right corner

 

ARTIST: SUSHI ART STUDIOS

(Name of artist unknown)

UNTITLED

FULL POSTCARD BACK

MOUNTAIN LION (COUGAR)

Signed on the front – bottom right corner

 

ARTIST: SUSHI ART STUDIOS

(Name of artist unknown)

UNTITLED

FULL POSTCARD BACK

SHETLAND PONY UNICORN

Signed on the front – bottom right corner

 

ARTIST: SUSHI ART STUDIOS

(Name of artist unknown)

UNTITLED

FULL POSTCARD BACK

PYTHON

Signed on the front – bottom right corner

 

REVERSE SIDE LAYOUT FOR ALL THE ABOVE

SUSHI ART STUDIOS POSTCARDS

 

ARTIST: SUSHI ART STUDIOS

(Name of artist unknown)

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

(This was the only one which had a plain back)

PUG WITH WITCHES HAT

Signed on the front – bottom right corner

 

SUSHI ART STUDIOS

BUISNESS CARD (Front)

 

SUSHI ART STUDIOS

BUISNESS CARD (Reverse)

 

ARTIST: ANNA HOLLINRAKE

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD – PRINTED ON SPECIAL QUALITY ART CARD (high quality art card)

KIDS ON AIR BIKES

Signed on reverse side

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Signed by the artist – bottom right corner

(reduced image)

 

ANNA HOLLINRAKE

BUISNESS CARD (Front)

 

ANNA HOLLINRAKE

BUISNESS CARD (Reverse)

 

ARTIST: TORIA

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

RABBIT

Signed on reverse side with additional small sketch

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE CARD

I loved the fact that Toria drew these little sketches on each of the cards I bought from her. I also really liked her work

 

ARTIST: TORIA

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

NOT TODAY – RED PANDA

Signed on reverse side with additional small sketch

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Another little sketch

 

ARTIST: TORIA

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

LARGE BAT WITH DRACULA BOOK

Signed on reverse side with additional small sketch

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

ARTIST: TORIA

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED CARD

PIGEON (OR DOVE)

Signed on reverse side with additional small sketch

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/11/2018

ARTIST: TORIA

Depicted on her stand at the MCM Comic-Con

 

TORIA

BUISNESS CARD (Front)

 

TORIA

BUISNESS CARD (Reverse)

 

ARTIST: DREW HIRD

CLEVER GIRL

PLAIN BACKED PHOTOGRAPH PAPER

Signed on the front

 

This clever design is based on a quote by one of the characters in the first Jurassic Park feature film.

 

DREW HIRD

BUISNESS CARD (Front)

 

DREW HIRD

BUISNESS CARD (Reverse)

 

ARTIST: NATE BEAUMONT (COSMICMIND COMICS)

UNTITLED

PLAIN BACKED PHOTOGRAPH PAPER

STAR TREK GUINEA PIGS

Signed on front by artist – bottom right corner

 

I don’t buy too many of the cards which are photograph paper issues as I prefer proper card, but this illustration appealed to me so much that I knew I had to have it for my television collection.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/11/2018

ARTIST: NATE BEAUMONT (COSMICMIND COMICS)

At the MCM Comic-Con

 

NATE BEAUMONT – COSMICMIND COMICS

BUISNESS CARD (Front)

 

NATE BEAUMONT – COSMINMIND COMICS

BUISNESS CARD (Reverse)

 

ARTIST: RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

UNTITLED

POSTCARD-LIKE REVERSE SIDE

ANIME STYLED GIRL IMAGE

Signed on the reverse side by the artist

 

I do like Ruth’s work, so I ended up buying one each of all her designs. I really liked the fact that the reverse sides all have images and look like proper postcards and that the images used are all different.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Signed by the artist

 

ARTIST: RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

UNTITLED

POSTCARD-LIKE REVERSE SIDE

ANIME STYLED GIRL IMAGE

Signed on the reverse side by the artist

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Signed by the artist

 

 

ARTIST: RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

UNTITLED

POSTCARD-LIKE REVERSE SIDE

ANIME STYLED GIRL IMAGE

Signed on the reverse side by the artist

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Signed by the artist

 

ARTIST: RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

UNTITLED

POSTCARD-LIKE REVERSE SIDE

ANIME STYLED GIRL IMAGE

Signed on the reverse side by the artist

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Signed by the artist

 

ARTIST: RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

UNTITLED

POSTCARD-LIKE REVERSE SIDE

ANIME STYLED GIRL IMAGE

Signed on the reverse side by the artist

 

When I met Ruth at her stand, she was wearing a pair of fox-like ears just like the character in this postcard image (check out the below photograph).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Signed by the artist

 

PHOTOGRAPH

24/11/2018

ARTIST: RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

Depicted here on her stall at the MCM Comic-Con

 

RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

BUISNESS CARD (Front)

 

RUTH KEATTCH (RK DESIGN SOLUTIONS)

BUISNESS CARD (Reverse)

 

 

26/11/2018

DALEK

Art Postcard

By

FLETCH

Published by

DWAS

(DOCTOR WHO APPRECIATION SOCIETY)

 

This superb artwork design was a recent ebay buy. I think it is a smashing Dalek card.   

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