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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:39:27 am 
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Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
I have not updated in a long time, so I took new pictures of the art (and a few other cool things) in my collection, and will update it here. It will be a series of posts, there is just too much stuff to load in one.

I will start with my Bob Layton art collection, my favorite Valiant artist from the old bunch (besides BWS, who's GOD)

Giant piece done by Bob for his agent, who, I guess needed some money and sold it
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The original cover Bob did for VH1 X-O Manowar #1, Shooter thought it was "too Marvel"
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Solar #1 cover from that publisher we won't discuss. Love the BWS-like quality to this piece
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Commission by Bob, recreation of how he would have done XO #1 if he did it now
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Commission by Bob, one of the earliest pieces of art I own, random pick up
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Bob did this one because he knew I would be at Wonder con (few years back) and he knew I would not be able to refuse it. He knows me well
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BONUS PIECE OF ART:

Barry Winsdor-Smith, Eternal Warrior blue line design for the famous cover, one of the early designs that was not used.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:47:52 am 
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Location: Winnetka, CA
Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
Most Recent art I have purchased:

Nick Bradshaw cover for the new X-O #1, exclusive to us. Comes with a bunch of extra pages, which you will see if you get one of our variants
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Issue #50 of X-O Manowar, Philip Tan Art to one of the art cards inserted into the issue (gift from Philip for my bday)
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Issue #50 of X-O Manowar, Splash Page #30
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Issue #50 of X-O Manowar, Splash Page #38, LAST PAGE of the main story
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BONUS ART :

Jay Fabares piece she did for me 'cause I begged, of my two favorites, Solar & X-O
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A buddy of mine, Rick Basaldua, did this for me on a backing board. SO Cute!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:39:38 pm 
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
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Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Bloodshot
Favorite title: Harbinger
Favorite writer: Joshua Dysart
Favorite artist: Lewis LaRosa
Great collection, Ed! .
I think you need some more X-O Manowar art tho! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:54:51 pm 
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Location: Winnetka, CA
Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
So, next set is some of the most awesome pages I own:

A piece by Lewis LaRosa used on a cover of a handbook, i believe?
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A b/w prelim, and a full painting by Joseph Michael Linsner. Oderered by VH1 for X-O Yearbook, then not used, David Baron "homaged" it off inside, same exact pose
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A piece I commissioned from Bart Sears when new Valiant X-O designs were shown. He did an awesome "I got this, old man" piece with both Arics. Inked by Andy Smith, and colored by someone I forgot
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Philip Tan cover to our exclusive Unity #1 variant. If you pay attention, it's mirror imaged to the final cover
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Another awesome Philip Tan piece. He did 2 covers for X-O #5 (first Ninjak), this one was not used, they wanted helmet on. You can see Ninjak in sword reflection. I like this one a whole lot more.
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BONUS IMAGE:

One of the few non-original art items i own. X-O ZERO reg. signed, Gold and Upper Deck card signed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:12:50 pm 
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Location: Winnetka, CA
Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
Diego Bernard piece that I have seen in tons of places online, one podcast uses it, mostly an ad piece I think
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One of my favorite covers from the new run, Lewis LaRosa's X-O #35 piece. So visceral!
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Solar Ad printed in pre-valiant books and, I believe previews magazine, maybe?
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Dan Jurgens Birthquake page, Solar explaining to the new earth heroes how he created and destroyed the world
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Death of Shanhara original art and matching colors
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BONUS IMAGES:

To go with Death of Shanhara page, two colors from VH1. Solar going back to the spider-alien outpost to replace X-Os dead armor
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:23:50 pm 
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Location: Winnetka, CA
Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
Commissions Time!

Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika). True fact: Joe was our subscription customer at 17 before he got famous. Long time friend.
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Jim Calafoire. One of the oldest, if not the first piece of art I have ever owned.
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The man, the legend, Jim Mahfood. I own some really crazy Mahfood art (non valiant) but this is my favorite
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Geof Isherwood. Long time DC/Marvel artist, done some super famous covers
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Richard Isanove watercolor piece.
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Stuart Sayger. Awesome dude, if you meet him at cons, get a commission, he's soooooo good
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Marc Silvestri, who is not a fan. I literally made him do it because he was waiting for his wife to pick him up. I harassed him like crazy. He hates the character
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Dheeraj Verma, a classic Indian artist, Todd McFarlane of India
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BONUS IMAGES:

Mahfood collection.

Probably the most beautiful piece of art in my house, a 8 foot long painting by Jim and Jason Shawn Alexander
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Awesome print/t-shirt that I loved so much, my wife got the og art for me for my birthday.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:36:25 pm 
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Location: Winnetka, CA
Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
Misceleneous art i own, both Valiant and beyond:

Kevin Van Hook Solar page:
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Bart Sears page, don't even remember the issue, one of the last few, I believe:
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Not a huge Witchblade fan, but love Michael Broussard, and this is a stunning cover
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A Matt Wagner original Charcoal Pencils piece my wife commissioned for me at our first SD Comic Con in 1994, for my birthday, one of my most treasured pieces of art.
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Love Bart Sears, and this is the only non-Valiant page I still own. Cover to The First from Crossgen. Hall of Heroes. How many artifacts do you see? Magneto's helmet and Thor's hammer are the obvious two. There are others.
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Tess Fowler, an awesome artist and a good friend, recently on Rat Queens. She did this a few years ago and I had to own it. Disney Princesses re imagined as Stempunk
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BONUS ITEM:

This one requires explanation. I have never met anyone who's seen these in print. They are marvel color separations for covers that NEVER happened. Including a Jae Lee one that even the storyline never happened. They are true separations, with CMYK plates. I have been offered lots of money for them but have never considered selling. Owned them since I was 20.
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THAT's ALL FOR NOW.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:38:47 pm 
You gotta have Faith!
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Valiant fan since: 1st turok
Favorite character: x-o manowar
Favorite title: x-o manowar
Sweet Jesus took me a lunch break to look at these

I think you need to sell me the x o 35 covers your wall is to full for those :kidaround:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42:52 pm 
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
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Favorite character: Bloodshot
Favorite title: Harbinger
Favorite writer: Joshua Dysart
Favorite artist: Lewis LaRosa
paradise wrote:
Issue #50 of X-O Manowar, Splash Page #30
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Issue #50 of X-O Manowar, Splash Page #38, LAST PAGE of the main story
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A few months ago I "won" these two pieces on eBay.
After the auction the seller apologized and said they were unfortunately not available.
:?

Good to know now that they went to a great home/collection! :high-five:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:25:02 am 
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Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
sonicdan wrote:
A few months ago I "won" these two pieces on eBay.
After the auction the seller apologized and said they were unfortunately not available.
:?

Good to know now that they went to a great home/collection! :high-five:


Man, that's so bizarre. He sold them to me directly day 1 of the auctions. I always put offers in as I don't bid. He accepted same day and was supposed to end auction early. What a schmuck. Sorry, man, had I known you were bidding I would not offer.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:32:56 am 
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
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Location: Nebraska!
Valiant fan since: 1992
Favorite character: Bloodshot
Favorite title: Harbinger
Favorite writer: Joshua Dysart
Favorite artist: Lewis LaRosa
All good, Ed! It all worked out. After not having to spend money on those auctions I directly went after this one:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:04:01 pm 
Harbinger rank: Shinia
Harbinger rank: Shinia
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Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:38:33 am
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Location: MI
Valiant fan since: Ninjak vol. 1 #23
Favorite title: Harbinger, Imperium, Divinity
Favorite artist: Hairsine, Suayan, LaRosa
sonicdan wrote:
All good, Ed! It all worked out. After not having to spend money on those auctions I directly went after this one:

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so. sick.

there is some real deal incredible in this thread. something about those stark black/white pen&inks man. holy cow.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:07:12 am 
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Location: Winnetka, CA
Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
Been WAAAAAY too long since i have updated my art page, so here is everything since the last updates, including a few things I have owned for a while just never took a photo.

Most recent purchase, Sears Calendar piece, XO and Ninjak
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Another one just purchased, Geoff Shaw (THANOS) X-O 2017 #1 store exclusive cover:
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I have had this since X-O #1 came out but could not share until it JUST came out as XO 15 cover, my buddy Jim Mahfood
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David Mack did a crazy amazing cover for X-O 2017 #3 (1:50 variant) and originals are even more ridiculous
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Unpublished Test Page by Felipe Massaffera that nobody's ever seen (except Dino I think)
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I ordered this one the day solicits came out, had Dinesh get me in touch with Will Conrad, never took a photo, not sure why
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X-O VH1 Character redesigns by I believe Califoire though I am not sure, picked up at a con, super cheap, like $100
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My only Joe Quesada piece (except for the one Dino bought from me YEARS ago), Prelim for Solar 17 cover
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THAT's ALL FOR NOW.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:56:21 pm 
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Location: Winnetka, CA
Valiant fan since: 1994
Favorite character: X-O Manowar
Favorite title: X-O Manowar, Unity
Favorite writer: Matt Kindt
Favorite artist: Bart Sears
UPDATE 9/28:

Been a while since I have updated so here are some new pages:

Harbinger Wars II #1 Page #6 by Tomas Giorello
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Harbinger Wars II #3 Pre-Order Variant Cover by Tomas Giorello
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X-O Manowar #47-50 Character Card by Phil Jimenez (2nd one I have, 1st one is Philip Tan)
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X-O Manowar #48 Cover by Phil Jimenez
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X-O Manowar #47 Cover by Phil Jimenez
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Another piece in my Bob Layton Obsession, unused VEI cover
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