Decorating the Morlock Tunnels: Art under $500
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I learned the hard way to be leery of the authenticity of secondhand commissions. But the price was reasonable on this piece attributed to Nick Cardy. It's at least attractive, whatever its provenance.

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I saw this during ComicArtLive.  It's definitely by Nick.  But it is unusual in that I don't recall him drawing WG's face in that particular way, narrower than usual.  Still, I like it.

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On 11/25/2021 at 9:27 PM, RBerman said:

I learned the hard way to be leery of the authenticity of secondhand commissions. But the price was reasonable on this piece attributed to Nick Cardy. It's at least attractive, whatever its provenance.

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Since I sold it to you, I'll vouch for it. I sold it for a friend who had been attending comic conventions all over the country since the 60s. It was not his only Cardy -- I have one in my own collection I got from him. I've been collecting comic art for 43 years and I value my reputation, so if something seems the least bit off to me, I won't buy or sell it.

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On 11/26/2021 at 11:40 AM, Weird Paper said:

Since I sold it to you, I'll vouch for it. I sold it for a friend who had been attending comic conventions all over the country since the 60s. It was not his only Cardy -- I have one in my own collection I got from him. I've been collecting comic art for 43 years and I value my reputation, so if something seems the least bit off to me, I won't buy or sell it.

Great to hear! I just got burned a couple of years ago by a collector who really thought he had a Kirby, but it turned out otherwise. Good to hear about this one's provenance.

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On 11/26/2021 at 11:45 AM, RBerman said:

Great to hear! I just got burned a couple of years ago by a collector who really thought he had a Kirby, but it turned out otherwise. Good to hear about this one's provenance.

No problem. This hobby can be fraught with peril, especially in light of the current insane prices.

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On 11/26/2021 at 1:13 PM, RBerman said:

As long as we're on the topic, here are the other two pieces I got (Ernie Chan and Ramona Fradon) at that time, which I believe came from the same collection.

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Definitely Ramona. Chan seems plausible, but I’m not particularly knowledgeable in his case. 

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