Overstreet Comic Art & Animation Guide Goes to Press

The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Artt

US publisher Gemstone reports the second book in the new Overstreet “How To” series is off to the printer.

The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Art, with a Silver Surfer #1 recreation cover by renowned painter Joe Jusko, was offered in the August 2013 issue of PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors. Retailers can still place re-orders for it.

With record prices established on a regular basis, Gemstone enthuse that the market for original comic art has never been more compelling and now a resurgent animation art market is commanding attention as well.

If those areas of collecting seem daunting, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Art is a great place to start. While we'd expect the title to be pretty US-oriented, we also know there are plenty of British collectors of comic book art that might find this a useful guide.

The second book in the new Overstreet “How To” series offers the terminology you need to know along with the expertise of seasoned collectors and dealers who will help you get to know what to look for and how to look for it.

“We'd like to thank all of the industry experts who really participated in this book, particularly including Joe Mannarino from All Star Auctions and Ron Stark from S/R Labs, who contributed critical sections of the book,” said J.C. Vaughn, Vice-President of Publishing for Gemstone Publishing.

“The Overstreet Advisors who actively participated in this book really provided a lot of insight into the market, as well. We have been running their market reports here in Scoop and we still have a few more to go,” he added.

The book is due on sale 9th October 2013.

Best known as the home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Gemstone Publishing, a division of Geppi's Entertainment Publishing & Auctions, was formed by Diamond Comic Distributors President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. Geppi as a conduit for his efforts in preserving and promoting the history of the comics medium.

Gemstone also publishes Scoop, a free weekly e-newsletter which looks inside the world of pop culture with a focus on auctions, toys, comics, posters, art and anything and everything pop culture.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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