Re: statues - relax guys
On Thu, 29 Feb 1996, Randall Allsup wrote:
> Don't worry about the delays in getting the statues.
> These things take time. (aren't any of you in the computer industry?)
> Think of it as every day waiting makes a better statue, because that is
> really the way it works.
Yeah, I know. But when a comic store has my money for over 6
months, I start to wonder if I could have used the interest in a savings
> I am actually jealous of you folks who already ordered one; at least you
> know that you will get one. My wife would KILL me if I bought one.
> Every time I fill in one of my missing back issues, like Groo Epic #59, she
> gives me this look like I am Groo. You can tell she is wondering if SHE
> erred in marrying me. Its rough.
Does she have no hobbies that cost money? But I do see how
buying the statue would raise a few eyebrows. . .
> These statues are truly a great work of art. I have always been amazed
> at Senor Aragones' drawing skill, but now to make such a great statue
> on his FIRST TRY. It is really amazing. This is like finding out that Einstein
> played a mean boogie woogie piano.
> And the cost, big deal. Anything under $500 is considered chicken feed
> in the art community. Lesser works routinely sell for thousands of
> dollars in the brie & beaujolais art galleries of this world. Be happy.
I wonder if Sergio has had any statue-making training? This is
the first statue that we've seen, but I'd be really amazed if it is a
cast of his first attempt. :-}
Don't tell someone in the 'art community' that Sergio's statue
could be displayed in a 'brie & beaujolais art gallerie'. And don't tell
someone in the 'comic community' that a Salvador Dali original will be
for sale at the next ComicCon. :-}
> BTW, does anybody know where I can get any of the little lead figures of
> Groo and other characters? They were made by Dark Horse Miniatures
> (now defunct?) around 1987 or so. I have few but want more. They
> are about an inch tall and made of metal (lead?). Any news would be
> appreciated. I have been trying to find them for almost 10 years.
I've been looking for those for years too and haven't found *any*
-- so be happy that you even have *one*. Apparantly, Sergio & Co. didn't
get any money for those -- Dark Horse ripped 'em off.