Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Matt Groening

The Best Comics of the Decade 1980-1990 Vol 1 Limited Edition Book Signed by Matt Groening and Bill Griffith
Happy birthday to cartoonist Matt Groening, creator of the comic strip Life in Hell (1977–2012) and co-creator of the animated TV series The Simpsons (1989–present) and Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is the limited edition book The Best Comics of the Decade 1980-1990 Vol 1 hand-signed by Matt Groening and Bill Griffith. Featuring comics selected by Fantagraphics and the editors of The Comics Journal including contributions by Matt Groening, Robert Crumb, Dave Sim, Peter Bagge, Bill Griffith, and others, this hardcover edition of 650 copies is hand-signed and numbered. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Greeting Card Illustration Original Art Signed by Robert Crumb 
Happy Valentine's Day! Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this R. Crumb Valentine Original Art (American Greetings, c. 1963). Underground cartoonist Robert Crumb got his first job as a professional artist in the fall of 1962, when he returned to Cleveland, doing color separations and art detail for American Greetings. A year later, he was promoted to the company's Hi-Brow department, designing humorous cards like the one offered here. The lettering and pupils of the birds are drawn on an acetate overlay, with most of the artwork on a 4 x 9.5 inch piece of bristol board. Other than some minor color loss from the background, the art is in Excellent condition. A signature was added later in the lower right corner. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Henry Rollins

Black Flag Get in the Van Poster Autographed by Henry Rollins
Happy birthday to modern renaissance man Henry Rollins, frontman for the hardcore punk band Black Flag. Rollins is also well known as a singer-songwriter, raconteur, stand-up comedian, spoken word artist, writer, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and activist. Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this Black Flag poster which has been hand-signed by Rollins. 18.5 x 24.5 inches. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln: The Screenplay Hand-Signed by Tony Kushner
Happy birthday to our 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)! Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is the autographed screenplay to the epic historical drama film Lincoln (2012) starring Daniel Day-Lewis. A decade-long collaboration between three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, Lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. Containing eight pages of color photos from the film and inspired by Doris Kearns Goodwin’s critically acclaimed Team of RivalsLincoln is now a major motion picture. In hardcover, hand-signed by Tony Kushner. Brand new unread condition. Provenance Abraham Lincoln Book Shop signing 2013. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Burt Reynolds

Smokey and the Bandit Photo Autographed by Burt Reynolds
Happy birthday to actor and filmmaker Burt Reynolds, best known for his roles in such films as  Deliverance (1972), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Longest Yard (1974), and Boogie Nights (1997). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this 8 x 10 inch photo from Smokey and the Bandit which has been hand signed by star Burt Reynolds. Crisp clear signature on a mint glossy photograph. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Chloë Grace Moretz

Let Me In Poster Hand-Signed By Chloë Grace Moretz
Happy birthday to actress Chloë Grace Moretz, best known for her roles in the films Kick-Ass (2010), Let Me In (2010), Hugo (2011), Dark Shadows (2012), and Carrie (2013). Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this striking color glossy 16 x 24 inch poster from the romantic vampire horror film Let Me In which has been personally autographed by star Chloë Grace Moretz. Comes affixed with a serial-numbered hologram and includes Certificate of Authenticity featuring photo of Moretz autographing the poster. Mint condition. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy Birthday James Dean

1948 High School Yearbook Signed by James Dean
Happy birthday to actor James Dean (1931 - 1955), who starred in only three films before his premature death: Rebel Without A Cause, East of Eden, and Giant. Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this wonderful piece of history from James Dean's high school!  His yearbook titled "Black And Gold 1948" contains 64 slick pages published by the Journalism Department of Fairmount High School Fairmount, Indiana. Next to last page is titled "Autographs" with numerous signatures, including Jim "Rack" Dean. Dean earned the nickname "Rack" for helping his uncle rack up the balls at the local pool hall. James Dean appears in several photos, including individual photos and as a member of the basketball team ("made a fine showing on the second team last year and as guard this year on the first"). Most telling, however, is his appearance (in glasses!) in a group photo showing the members of the class play, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, in which Dean played the role of Otis Skinner. Cover has some dust soil and light wear around edges and has pulled totally loose from insides. Overall cover VG, contents Exc. with nice signature. Limited printing due to the small size of this school. 8 x 10.75 inches softcover with gold foil covers. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La plus third party Letter of Authenticity from JSA.