Music and Art

Lorde is an excellent artist whose last album was a guilty please of mine. She had a signed preorder for a lithograph of her new album back in June, 6 months later, I finally got the dang thing.

Dann Phillips did another amazing Marvel vs DC commission for me. This time I went with Superman vs The Hulk, Captain America vs Swamp Thing, Moon Knight vs Hawkman, Dr. Strange vs Zatanna and Supergirl vs Nova. It turned out wonderfully, and was worth the wait.


Catt Staggs is one of the best new artists of the last few years and I’m pumped to get this prelim of Red Sonja. She does an excellent job on the book, and this one is absolutely beautiful.


Aren Arrais or R.M.A.L did this Red Sonja and I fell in love with it. It’s a massive huge piece, and looks dang good in person.


Alex Oliverio of Ed Benes studio did this Vixen, and Vixen is a great character. I’m pretty pleased to have this one in the collection.

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Some great signed books and a wonderful sketch

Neil Gaiman is Sci-Fi & Comics royalty and one of the best writers of recent times. When I saw Barnes and Noble featured him in there Black Friday promotion, I immediately knew I wanted to make a trip for Neil. Super pumped to have him in my collection.

Chuck Palahniuk is the mind behind the cult classic “Fight Club” One of the best damn movies of the 90’s, I was super excited to add this cult classic to my collection.

Christopher Paolini is one of the great fantasy authors of our time as well, writing the epic Eragon which is one of the better Childrens fantasy series. Stoked to have such a great book in my collection.

Kate Hudson is an actress best known for “Almost Famous”, “Fools Gold” , “How To lose a guy in 10 Days” and “The Skeleton Key”. I’ve enjoyed her work, so when I saw she did a cookbook, I couldn’t resist picking it up.

Bill Romanelli sketched this fantastic Wonder Woman, which looks fantastic. The detail is immaculate and I feel like i got a lot of bang for my buck with this piece.

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Kiss, Game of Thrones, Art & Country Music

Gene Simmons is best known as the front man for KISS. He recently released a new book “On Power” and I was able to snag a signed edition. You can’t go wrong with a book by a rock and roll legend from one of the most iconic bands of the 70s. Stoked to have “The Demon” in my collection.

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Jacob Anderson is best known for playing Grey Worm in Game of Thrones. It’s really his only role of note, but he does a damn good job in it!

Daniel Portman is best known for playing Podrick Payne on Game of Thrones. It’s also his only role of note, but he does a good job as the memorable Podrick.

Hannah Murray plays Gilly on Game of Thrones, and has had a pretty solid career staring in Skins, Dark Shadows & God Help the Girl.

Marty Stuart, Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson & Chris Scruggs all signed Way out West, the new Album from Marty Stuart and his Fablous Superlatives. Marty is one of the last living “outlaws” of country I didn’t have, so I was stoked to add him to my collection.

Jason Dale did an outstanding Supergirl vs Wonder Woman for me as a commission recently. I couldn’t of asked for a better final product and he knocked it out of the park. Super proud to add this one to my collection

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An Acting Legend, Grindhouse & Planet Terror, some Art, Bluegrass and Game of Thrones.

Robert Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Zoe Bell, and Vanessa Ferlito are on this beautiful 12×18 of the Grindhouse/Planet Terror cast. The Grindhouse/Planet Terror movies were Fantastic. Rose McGowan had a memorable role, and while I had her on a charmed shot, I had none of the others. Vanessa Ferlito was absolutely smoking in CSI  NY and a name I’ve been wanting to add to my collection forever.

Tom Hanks is one of the most legendary actors of the last 20 years.  Forrest Gump, Captain Phillips, Castaway, Toy Story, Big, Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, The Green Mile and The Davinci code series are a few of his many classic movies. When I saw Hanks was doing a book and I had a chance to get a signed copy, I jumped at the chance. I’ve wanted Tom for a very very long time.

Iain Glen is Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones. One of the best characters on the show, Glen is a character I’ve been wanting to pick up for awhile. He’s also been in the Resident Evil franchise, Tomb Raider and even had a small role in Downton Abbey & Kingdom of Heaven.

Buddy Melton, Darren Nicholson, Dr. Marc Pruett, Tim Surrett, and Caleb Smith make up Balsam Range who are an excellent contemporary bluegrass group. I was pumped to add them all to a CD Cover after a concert recently. This one is signed by all five members, and technically Buddy Melton twice, as the Silver sharpie he insisted on using, was dried up, luckily he switched pen’s.

David Pung is an Artist on Twitter who has some interesting work. I got two pretty sweet Mary Marvel sketches from the guy, which are a welcome addition to my collection.

Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and this came from a retail box of Topps Update, as I was busting some packs for fun. Great hit.

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Legendary Actors & Banjo Players, Comics, Ewoks and Music!

Tim Curry is a prolific actor, and they say you can tell a lot about someone by asking them which Curry Film is there favorite. I had a chance to get him, and I took it. It’s not often you see a nice shot of Curry from Rocky Horror out of makeup, so I thought this one was worth the addition to the collection.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn played a show nearby, and I was lucky enough to catch it. They were super good, and super classy. I was able to snag both of them on 2 cd’s and a vinyl. This gives me there entire discography signed, and I can’t complain about that. Echo in The Valley is not out yet, but was on sale at the merch table. Bela has won 14 Grammys and been nominated for tons more. Great addition to the collection

Ron Frenz was the main guys on Spider Man in the 80’s and I had a chance to get a business card from him from that era. credited with co-creating spider girl and the new warriors, Ron Frenz was a great addition to the collection.

Jane Busby played the best ewok of all Chief Chirpa. She did a rare signing in the U.K. with Imperial Signings, and I leapt on the opportunity as it could very well be my last. Thrilled to add the leader of the Ewoks to my collection

Imagine Dragons had a preorder back on their website for a signed lithograph back back in June.  5 Months later, it finally shipped. It’s a MASSIVE litho, over 2 feet long on both sides. It’s a shame they put 0 effort into signing it, but hey, it’s still pretty cool.

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Fanboy Expo’s – “Totally Awesome Weekend”

Fanboy Expo held a small October convention that I was thrilled to attend.  It was probably the smallest crowd I’ve see at a fanboy in awhile, but It had a few names worth making the drive for.

Gary Busey is an iconic legend, and a bit crazy. It’s hard to believe he’s 73, but he’s stared in Point break, Lethal Weapon, Predator 2, Buddy Holly Story, Fear and Loathing and stuff like Piranha 3DD, Carny and great films like The Gingerdead Man. Uncle Gary was an absolute pleasure to meet, and was worth the trip alone.

Sgt. Slaughter is someone I’ve dreamed about meeting since I was a little kid. WWE Champion and a living G.I. Joe – This man was one of the coolest out there. Meeting Slaughter was everything I could of possibly wanted it to be, and I’m thrilled to add a nice looking 8×10 to my collection.

Caroll Spinney is the man who brought to life Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. I was a bit bummed he wasn’t doing Personalization at all on the photos, but I now understand why as his health didn’t seem to be the best. His wife held the paper as he signed for Big Bird, Oscar and himself.  He was a charming man to meet, and I’m glad I did.

Gregg Berger has brought to life a ton of key characters from my childhood, Although I already had his signature from a con a few years ago, I couldn’t resist getting him on this sweet 11×14 print.

Keone Young brought to life Storm Shadow on G.I. Joe. For about 10 years, I’ve only had his signature on a card from one of Rittenhouse’s Star Trek sets. I’m thrilled I finally own him on something Iconic from G.I. Joe. Mr. Young was an absolute pleasure to meet.

Larry Houston is a guy who deserves more credit for his career.  He did the G.I. Joe movie opening titles, wrote an episode and was a producer and was the Director & Producer of the X-Men animated series.  He did Storyboards for TMNT and brought to life a huge chunk of my childhood. I was super stoked to get a head sketch of Apocalypse from him, who was one of the best villains on the X-Men.

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Pinky & The Brain, Game of Thrones, Music, Artists and some NBA pickups!

Rob Paulsen & Maurice Lamarche brought to life the iconic characters of Pinky & The Brain. Although both men brought to life countless other characters (including G.I. Joe’s) and I aleady had both of them, I couldn’t resist picking up both guys on an 11×14 for the collection. Pinky & The Brain was one of the more iconic cartoons of my childhood. Pleased to complete this one!

Natalie Dormer plays Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones and was Anne Boleyn on The Tudors. She also has been in the Hunger Games as Cressida and had a small role in Captain America. She’s one of the better characters on GoT and certainly among the best looking. She’s a welcome addition to my collection.

Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones and also is Captain Phasma in Star Wars. While Phasma may be the most useless SW character of all time as of now, Brienne is a great character on GoT and a great pickup for the collection.

Kristian Nairn is Hodor on Game of Thrones, He’s also a DJ apparently. But you can’t enjoy Game of Thrones and not pick up Hodor.

Missio is a pretty awesome band I was lucky enough to grab at Music Midtown in Atlanta. Matthew Brue and David Butler are the two guys who make up the band, and I think these guys have a lot of potential to go places. They have a touring drummer, but he’s not part of the band and he didn’t sign, which is no big deal.

Mort Kunstler is a reowned artist who does a lot of Civil War work. I was able to get both of these leather bound  signed collectors editions very very cheap recently and although it’s not my usual fare, couldn’t pass them up and was proud to make them part of my collection.

Dario Saric is a power forward for the 76ers and was named rookie of the Month and made the All Rookie team. I think his future is bright, so I was thrilled to pick him up.

Jordan Adams played for the Grizzlies and is out of the league already, but he was got in exchange for a redemption Upper Deck couldn’t fill in 5 years. Kind of a crap deal, but it’s UD so what do you expect?

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