Nicholas Gurewitch Originals for sale…

Dear reader,

To abuse is to be human; to be abused is to be human.
Corporate Office Life per The Perry Bible Fellowship
 

I recently discovered that Nicholas Gurewitch, drawer of my favorite web-comic, The Perry Bible Fellowship, is selling his originals.  I sent him an e-mail requesting to buy some of his art.  This is our dialogue so far:

Dear Nick,

I summed the total to be $117,390.  You can check my math; it doesn’t include the For Baskins piece and I may have missed something else (or 2 things else? or 3? or more?).
My intention is to buy the art for my family collection.  Nothing more nothing less.  I have no intention of using them as an “investment” or ever selling them.
I want to display the pieces in my office and home and hopefully loan them to museums.
I will also offer to loan the pieces for display in any appropriately reputable/credible museum or collection.
So with all that in mind, I can offer you $50,000 for the collection.  And if, during my lifetime, I want to sell any of the pieces then it will be under these two important conditions:
      * If you are alive, you and I must both approve of the sale
      * I will split the proceeds 50-50 with you or the Gurewitch family in the event of your death
With consideration and sincerity,
Zachary E. Burt
—- On Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:05:24 -0700 Nicholas Gurewitch<nicholas@pbfcomics.com> wrote —-
hmmm….

it should either be much more than usual, or much less.
Depends on your intentions, I suppose. Would you be willing to let me buy them back from you some day? At a higher price, of course?
Nick
On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 12:39 PM, zachary <zachary@peercoin.com> wrote:

Dear Nicholas,

How much to buy out the inventory?
Sincerely,
Zachary Edises Burt

—- On Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:16:02 -0700 nicholas@pbfcomics.com wrote —-

Hi Zachary

A list of remaining pieces follows. All sizes are approximate (estimates from memory, really). 1 inch = 25.4 mm. Most pieces are on illustration board, unless noted. Prices in USD. Most prices are negotiable.

Honk – (ink on drawing paper) 10 inches by 20- 2000
One Time Thing – (ink on drawing paper, w/ pencil) 20 inches  by 10 inches – 1500
For Baskins – 5 separate pieces of paper, not a lot of color, excess panels (cut from the final) – highly negotiable

Different – guash, pasel, and wax crayons, approx. watercolor paper. 12 inches – 1300
Roxanne – pastel, guash, and watercolor. horizontal layout (two frames/ two frames, different text)- 1100
The Last Unicorns – SOLD

Caryolyn – SOLD
Evolving to Fly – oil pastels 15 inches – 1200
Uncle Duncan – partial color, but mostly black and white. 12 inches – 1000
Memorabilia – SOLD
Transmission – SOLD
Bee – no color, lots of eraser marks, 18 inches – 1400

Preach skate – SOLD
The Shrink Ray – no color, 16 inches – 1000
Fire Alarm – no color, 15 inches – 800
Return of the Ghost – no color, 17 inches – 900
Capital Punishment – 20 inches – 1700
Lyles Constant – no color – 1200

Road Test – no color – 800
Finneas – acrylic (less color than published version) – 1400
Baby – SOLD
The Masculator (first panel on separate sheet) – 900
Miggs – SOLD
Preserves – no color, pencil – 1300
Casting Call – SOLD

Commander Crisp – watercolor, 25+ inches (huge) – 2000
Box of Hate – no color, 20 inches – 1100
Gamblin’ Man- SOLD
Passed On – SOLD
Service Culture (slightly different text in last frame: “These people, Gladys.”) – 800

Transfer Patient – SOLD
The Great Circle – pastel, 25 inches – 900
Magic Eyes – SOLD
Thwack Ye Mole (reads “Whack ye Mole”, punch-line not present) – 800
Kitty Photographer – no color, altered 2nd frame – 1000

Contamination Zone – SOLD
Hard Read – SOLD
Mario Too – some color – 1400
Atlantis – SOLD
Wishing Well – SOLD
Now Showing – SOLD
Eggnancy- SOLD
Gingerbread man- SOLD
Game Boy – 17 inches, no color, 1200

Robin Hood – SOLD
Bad Apple – no color – 1200
Post Apocalyptic – no color, 25 inches – 1300
Toad Race- no color, 20 inches – 600
Les Douleurs de la Morte – SOLD
Missing School – No color, 900
Secret Mutant Hero team – SOLD

Automatic Business(different from published), 1300
Cover Blown (12 inches, luminescent inks, framed) – 500
The Pacific Council (mutliple sections, no last panel) – 800
BIP – SOLD
Fun Bot (21 inches, illustration board, framed – 1350

COP$  (very different) – 800
Boy Scouts – no color, 900
Extreme Crocball- watercolor, 1300
Keep on Truckin (first frame only) – 500
Love Wizard – 800
Way Too Much – SOLD
Guntron Alliance Force(last frame unavailable, no text) – 800

Tunnel Of Love (two pieces, gray) – 1350
Durab In- SOLD
Food Fight (one-piece illustration board, limited coloring) – 2000
The Shortcut Express (unpublished)- 1100
Woolves- SOLD
Special Delivery – 1000
Truancy-bot, no color – 1000

Rodeo – SOLD
The Throbblefoot Aquarium – SOLD (I think)
Basebugs – SOLD
Boss – 1000
Prank Dragon – SOLD
The Chaos Grid (watercolour) – 1000
Cave Explorer – SOLD
Giant Jim (altered second frame, reversed 3rd and 4th) – 1100

The Other Girls (features some unfortunate white-out usage) – 1000
Cupid Mistake – 1000
Goodbye Stanley – SOLD
Yarteries – SOLD
Microbot – 800
Executive Decision – SOLD
ChristmasCards (no card features) – 1000

The Dreamcatcher5000 – 1000
The Agronox (1 piece, in quadrants) – 1000
Abduction – 1200
Slim (different text) – 1200
Disassemble (no color, separate pieces) – 1100
Gigaknight – watercolor, acrylic (separate pieces) – 1000

Zuthulu’sResurrection – SOLD
The Golden Ticket – SOLD
Scorpy the Forest Friend (no color, some differences in characters) – 2000
b (on canvas, very large) – 1700 already framed
A Hit for Bobby- SOLD
Sven’s Revenge – SOLD

Butterfly Catchers – SOLD
Utter Pig (very large illustration board) – 25 inches, colored pencil – 1700
Bumble Buzzin – SOLD
Nunez – SOLD
Tub Times – SOLD
Kids are Thirsty – SOLD
Photo Album- SOLD
Satan’s Hell – SOLD

Zoo Keeper (2 pieces, or 1 w/ different last frame) – 1000
Sheryl and Walbert (no color, just ink) – 1300
Super League (different font, different text, no color) – 1200
Game System – 1400
Love Lizard- watercolor, 12 inches – 1400

Lord Gloom- SOLD
Book World – SOLD
Colonel Sweeto – SOLD
Chew Boy- SOLD
Doll Change- Full color, looks great (1040 w/ frame)
Mittens – SOLD
One More Day – SOLD
Nail Bite (2 pieces) – 1000
April 2 (visible white-out, different format) – 1000

No One is Thirsty – SOLD
Refridgeron and Magnimus (3 pieces, different font, text, endings) – 1000
Moon Bunny – SOLD
Orbitoid and Jones  – 1000
Missing Grandfather – SOLD
Bacon Egg – 700
Sweet Deal – 500

Hugbot (4 pieces) – 1000
Mime City- SOLD
Shotgun – SOLD
Mr. Rex – SOLD
Reset – SOLD
Birch St. – SOLD
Allen the Hungry Alligator – SOLD
Genius Sir- SOLD
Billy the Bunny – SOLD
The Schlrobians Strike Again – SOLD

God Tree (4 pieces, different text) – 800
Cars – SOLD
Nice T-shirt (3 pieces) – 2500
Rhino and Boy – SOLD
Grammar Wizard (Marker on Bristol board, two pieces, some white-out, continuity errors where computer was used to double things) – 900

Sgt. Grumbles – SOLD
Astronaut Fall – SOLD
Earth Disorder – SOLD
Captain Redbeard – 2 pieces , no color – 1000
Gnome Bubbles – SOLD
Freaking Vortex – SOLD
Bunny Easter – SOLD
The Mercy of Admiral Shlork – SOLD

Gotcha the Clown (2 pieces, no color) – 1350
Goodnight Full Moon – SOLD
The Happy Brothers – 400
No Survivors – 3000 (already framed)
Trampoline Hero (illustration board, 13 inches maybe) – 500
Snail Harassment (on printer paper, no grass in background, framed) – 800

QPI Interview – SOLD
Mice Gun – SOLD
Christmas Surgery – 1000
Nautical Awards – 800
Bunny Pit – SOLD
Mountain Dad- SOLD
Barb and Rudy- SOLD
Ballerina Slippers – SOLD
Poor Tyler (on printer paper) – 600

Weeaboo (on printer paper) – 1550
Mermaid Princess – SOLD
Wise sensei – SOLD
Not Today – SOLD
Better Luck Next Time- SOLD
Sweet Candy – SOLD
The Ants Dance – (on 8.5 X 11 printer paper) 500
Kitty Stuck- SOLD

Elephant Dream – 1000
Turtle City (on printer paper) – 1150
Dinosaur meteors – ?
Master Yoshi (on printer paper) – 1000
Penguin Enemy (on printer paper) – 1100
Small Man (on printer paper) – 900
Raft Friends – SOLD

Worm Squish (on printer paper) – 1500
Adult Heaven (on printer paper) – 1500
Nice Try Zarflax (on printer paper) – 1300
An End to Gopher Trouble- SOLD
Kinder Interview – SOLD
Suicide Train – SOLD
Bear Police (on printer paper)

Wise Shitashi (on printer paper)
Angels Caught- LOST
Falling Dream – 2000
Monkey Photographer – SOLD
Sun Love – SOLD
Nude Beach – SOLD
Today’s My Birthday- SOLD
Dinosaur Sheriff (on printer paper) – 800

Pyro Billy (on printer paper) – SOLD
Bear Boy – SOLD
Gopher Girlfriend – SOLD
Dinner Time Machine (on blue paper – not sure why. Is about 13 inches maybe, no color) – 900
Deer Lazer Eye (on printer paper) – 900

Left Brain Right Brain (on printer paper)- 700
Cromax (on printer paper) – 1000
Today I am going to Fly – SOLD
Suck Note – 1000
Butterflies (on large blue paper) – 600
Rainbow (on printer paper) – 500
Puppy Wish- SOLD

Space Helmet – SOLD
Monkey Love (on printer paper) – 400
Skeleton Clown (on printer paper, w/ white-out) – 900
Skub (on printer paper) – 2000
Eden – SOLD
Martha’s Orphanage (on printer paper) – SOLD

Instant Bacon – SOLD
TAOTMWNP- SOLD
Billiards in Heaven – UNAVAILABLE
Deal with the Devil – UNAVAILABLE
Bed Monster – UNAVAILABLE
Stiff Breeze- UNAVAILABLE

On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM, zachary <zachary@peercoin.com> wrote:

Dear Nicholas,

Please send over a list of remaining originals, sizes and price estimates.
Sincere regards,
Zachary Edises Burt

 

 

 

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