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[UPDATE 1/15/2021]: Truthfully,
this is not my field at all. I have absolutely no idea how to gauge
this stuff, many apologies for that. I just want it gone and separated
from me. Lowered the starting price substantially, have at, and good
luck! - Ant][UPDATE [1/7/2021]: I've
gotten wind of a lot of people calling these fake and a few nasty
messages. Bear in mind I see and read these things. They are legitimate, I have little idea 25-30 years later what was used as a reference and what wasn't. These were casually
drawn for me or inherited, I'm sure that my grandfather did not intend that I was
going to part with them like this years later. That's on me, and not
him. I'm not sure what else I have to do to prove my identity, given
I've already provided a few pieces of proof of kin in the other
pictures. Also given the sale of the piece I sold last year, these are
indeed real.]Greetings again and Happy New Year.Up for sale is a Wolverine sketch from my grandfather, John Buscema. I'm not sure if this one was drawn for me by request but I ended up with it. This one is from 1993 or so (I have a Punisher sketch of his that's dated and signed that I've always found side-by-side and can only speculate are about the same age) This Wolverine pencil and inking is not signed.Condition of piece is casually owned but decent and reasonably maintained [there's a few paint and colored pencils marks, a bend in the corner, and some minor wear and tear, paper is a bit aged] Refer to pictures.Wolverine measures at about 8" x 10" [give or take, like the other smaller listings]. It gets shipped as is, professionally and safely, and I want to be transparent about that, just like the last sale.Buyer is responsible for the listed shipping cost, non-negotiable. The last sale cost a fortune to ship safely, and I won't have it any other way. I have a shipping carrier and agent who will take care of insuring and shipping the item, it is typically next business day at this price.Hard Line: Local Pick-Ups and outside of negotiations will NOT be considered and absolutely non-negotiable.Domestic Shipping ONLY. Many apologies to international fans but it cannot be risked.Items shipped from within the outer-NYC area.NO returns. offer responsibly please!These next sales will be last from me, forever.Items of provenance shown in the pictures listed (not for sale, clearly)Any legitimate questions about this piece and not others, please feel free to send a message.If you have the time, read below.Thank you, sincerely.
And good luck. Safety and health in the new year!- message from
Note: I do not represent my family, I only represent myself. The following is something I feel I need to get off of my chest concerning these listings and the few [and last] other future listings that will occur these next weeks. My grandfather was the single most important person in my life and I cannot list these sales without acknowledging the following. Thank you.
I’m unloading the last of what I own of my grandfather’s artwork on here and I
do not have a lot. If you are looking for specific pieces you will not find
them with me – I [strongly] request that you please do not ask me if I have any
sought-after Conan pieces, or anything of the sort. I’m not the person you’re
looking for and all of my acquisitions were meager and humble:
Personal drawings, a couple of pieces – one whose value I was shocked by last
year. I can’t help but feel responsible that the sale of last year’s 1978 piece
cast a lure to a lot of shady and terrible folks who then felt the need to
target my family a few months later.
I’m sure news has traveled that over 40 pieces of John’s [my grandfather’s]
artwork was stolen from my mother’s house. Disappointment in the situation is
an understatement – whether the theft came from the comic community, outside of
it, a family member, or some other variable that I cannot put any more distance
between myself and.
Here’s the dark side of this stuff that the fans don’t see: post-humously, for
years, this artwork has caused so much pain and tension within my family and
that’s why I started to part with it last year, and the last of it this year.
In large way I’m glad I can wash my hands of this work entirely and appreciate
the humanity of my grandfather, the real John – not the artist, not a man whose
honest life’s work was cased, exploited, and schemed upon by desperate people
of all corners.
Whoever you are, you’ve made an absolute mockery of everything and anything my
grandfather stood for and was about. I don’t feel any anger, but sadness and
pity – that artwork is gone, vanished, and I’m not naïve enough to think it
will ever turn up safely.
The fact is, in life he was so generous and so detached from whatever apparent cultural
value his work accrued and I’m sure you’ve done no favors in driving our family
even further apart. For John, his work was business as usual with absolutely no
ego attached – a rare quality not for an artist, but a man, and one with clear
eyes and actions that match words.
I cannot speak for those who are no longer here, but I imagine and know that
all my grandfather ever wanted to do was support his family and worked hard
doing so. He wanted to create and support the strong family unit that he never
had growing up. Not too many people know how hard John had it as a child in
early to mid 20th century Brooklyn. He left life with the hope that
his family would be safe and healthy far after him.
Shame does not even begin to describe. Do better than this.
I will not entertain even the thought of a private showing for what little I do
have – the idea of it seems even more absurd at this point.This all I have left, and all the community gets from myself.I am done. Like John, I also have people to take care of, and the future he left me.To anyone who is honest and knew my grandfather as a man and does not just see him as a commodity, thank you for your
respect and understanding. You're the reason why he loved what he did.