Interview Series with Gemini Comics Supply Founder - Bryan Kelly
This interview series is with the founder of an extremely well known brand that just about every comic book buyer and seller is familiar with. As a seller and a buyer, Gemini Mailers are the standard for shipping books safely and effectively. At the end of last year I reached out to a number of different comic suppliers with interview requests. I was pleasantly suprised when Bryan wrote a reply personally. It was exciting to be able to learn more about him and do this interview!
Interview Series with Former Comic Book Store Owner and Online Seller - John Jelley
This interview series is with a former local comic book shop owner John Jelley. I met John through one of the many Facebook comic groups. And since he's accomplished a dream/bucket list goal that many of us have had as collectors I thought it would be awesome to learn more about him and hear about his story.
Interview Series with Instagram Seller - Greg Ciraulo of @mtgcomics
This interview series is with Greg Ciraulo, who runs a great Facebook group, Making the Grade, and sells on Instagram as well. If you're on Facebook, I highly recommend joining his group. It's a great resource for getting another opinion on your raw books in terms of grading. So I thought what better person to interview and pick his brain for this interview series.
Top 3 Tips when Starting a Comic Book Collection
Superheroes and comic book characters have become more popular than ever with the release of blockbuster movies from Marvel and DC Comics during the past few decades. Back when I was younger the special effects and technology was not available to give life to the pages of the comics I read. There were several bad attempts at TV shows and movies that were incredibly bad. Now with both powerhouses announcing plans for dozens of movies coming in the next five years, there is going to be even more newcomers to the hobby of comic book collecting. So where do you begin? Start with these top 3 tips in order to put together a good collection.
Interview Series with Franco Lozano - 2206 Cosplay
This interview series is with an old high-school buddy from my old neighborhood back in Chicago. We were good friends way before social media and through the magic of Facebook reconnected. I had no idea he was into comics or even into cosplay until I saw some of his photos. So I figured it would be a great way to reconnect and do an interview for the blog. He's a great guy and we go way back and his cosplay is amazing!
Should I Insure my Books During Transit?
I recently sent my largest value of books into a new presser/cleaner. And I wanted to see what a majority of people did when shipping. This post will cover what some of the more seasoned collectors have done to protect their books.
Interview Series with Seller - Mark Buckingham
This interview series is with long-time seller Mark Buckingham. About three years ago I got back into comics pretty heavily. It lead me to trying to find books anywhere locally and that's when I came across a comic garage sale in my area thrown by Mark. And it was one of the best ones I've been to! And I look forward to it every year as he always has great stuff. He had half of his books organized and the other have were all random, which I enjoy thoroughly, as I love digging and finding good books. So it was nice to be able to get a chance to interview him for the blog as he in essence got me back into comics.
Interview Series with Artist - Randy Procter of Legal Burning
Custom covers are one of my goals as a comic book collector, as I love art in general. There are a few artists I'd love to get commissions from. So I was intrigued when I saw Randy Procter's work on social media. It was astonishing that he was actually burning his art onto the paper!