Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Albedo Anthropomorphics

In 1979 Steve Gallacci published a small fanzine titled Huzzah!, which featured a 4-page story Erma Felna.  Five years later he would launch his own independent comic book featuring this story, Albedo Anthropomorphics.  Copies of Huzzah! are extremely difficult to find.
The first issue of Albedo was originally printed with a 5-color cover.  Only 500 copies were printed in this way, making this one of the smallest print runs for a first printing of a comic book ever.
The second issue of Albedo features the first appearance of a character that has survived to this day, and is still being published - Usagi Yojimbo.
Only 2000 copies of this issue in the world, but very few of those have a sketch signed by Stan Sakai on the first page!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It's a Pinup Parade

A vast array of pinup art on fruit crate labels and greeting cards this week.  Enjoy!







Sunday, March 23, 2014

More Veronica!

Wave two of my Veronica Lake magazine listings, lots of rare titles and covers in this batch.










Thursday, March 6, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

WWII Home Front Posters

I've collected home front posters from WWII for nearly 25 years, and I'm selling off the last of them on eBay.  Take a look and get 'em while you can!










It's a Pixie Party!

So we were doing a little rearranging of the kitchen cabinets today, and we decided to move the Pixies from the kitchen to the dining room.  Pulling them all out of the cabinets to take a look at them made this


Then we removed a couple of rows of dishes from the dining room shelves and made this.
Nice to see them out and about again, and I finally got to hang up the towel hook family.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Greek Melo Trading Card of Tinker Bell

In Greece in the 1960s and 1970s there was a chocolate company called Melo (or more properly Μὲλο), and they made a bunch of trading cards that were included in the bars of chocolate.  There was a large Disney set (over 150 cards).  This is the Tinker Bell card from that set.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Beautiful Animation Effects Drawing of Esmerelda from Hunchback

This has been in my collection for a very long time, and I hate to part with it, but as my collecting interests narrow, and I want to do more projects along those lines, sacrifices need to be made.
 This beautiful effects drawing is from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, and is from the Hellfire musical sequence, featuring Esmerelda has the object of Frollo's desire.  It is a nouveau masterpiece and it is unlikely that another will ever come along in our lifetimes.  I have posted it on eBay with more details, I hope to see it go to a good home.