the newly re-vamped NEVERWEAR.NET will be up shortly, the WebElf & WebGoblin have been toiling away for me since December to bring the website out of the dark ages...
One of the new features will be a section where I will sell my comic book magnets, or my "glass candy bars".
Many years ago, I had a heart-breaking flood in my beach apartment, and i just couldn't chuck the (big) box of water-damaged comics. I put them out in the sun to dry and found that I could salvage many of the panels. These are all made out of the original comics, not reproductions or xeroxes, that would be some copy-right madness...
Some of the comics themselves were reissues, but I had some real old beauts in that box.
(have since changed from cardboard to plastic to store my collection)
...i never collected to resell, just to re-read. Everything from Sandman to HATE to Eightball to vintage EC horror books..House of Horror, Creepy. Comics form other countries... Greek THOR and French Spidey. Jim Lee X-men, Namor, Spawn and KISS comics. I had DUNE, Star Wars, Aquaman, Plasticman, WonderWoman, Batgirl, old Richie Rich & Archies.. all over the map.
Lately, people have been donating their damaged comics to my art cause and I frame them the panel of their choice in thanks.
The glass, I cut myself, sizing to fit and frame the panels (with the scars to prove it). I rescue the glass from the hardware store throw-away bins, so there is a truly recycled nature to this project. I then frame the pieces in copper and I make them into magnets and/or hanging art.
I first sold them at the Fiddler's Green convention in Minneapolis back in 2004.
At the convention, Neil picked out about 35 of my magnets and he put them up in the various bathrooms at his Addams Family mansion....that made me very happy, to tell the truth. thanks, Boss.
look how young our Maddy was! ... that's me in the top hat, third from the left:
to win this Batman magnet (the dime is just for size ref!):
come up with the best suggestion for a new Neverwear t-shirt.
source material is any of Neil's short stories or his books, Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, Graveyard Book, American Gods, Fragile Things etc... but sorry, nothing from Sandman, as that is DC territory.
send me your ideas: NEVERWEAR@GAIMAN.NET
You have a week from today!
results up on Friday, April 17th....after 5 pm west coast time...
ps my gratitude to Xtopherfor updating my blog page...do you like it?