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Frame! I’m gonna live forever. I’m gonna learn how to fly, high! Frame!

Friday, November 28th, 2008

As some of you may or may not know, I’m a big fan of collecting original comic book art! What I’m referring to specifically is, the original pencil drawings or inking done by artists before a copy is sent to the color artist. These can be quite hard to find and quite expensive if the artist is ‘well-known’ in his/her field and if the issue or company is popular as well. I’ve invested a lot of time and energy in ensuring that the artwork I’m obtaining is in fact ‘original’ by communicating through the seller of the artwork, the artist themselves (if possible), through comic archives and lastly through common sense.

But that’s not what this topic is about now is it!?! It’s about PRESERVING that valuable artwork at an affordable price! I couldn’t tell you the outrageous quotes I got from frame stores whom couldn’t even supply me with a decent frame 11-1/16 x 17-1/16 with UV ray protective glass for under $100.00! Another thing that bothered me was; I don’t know too many people that would spend over $200.00 on the artwork, only to leave it in the hands of the ‘frame specialists’ whom assume NO responsibilities for any damage that MIGHT occur while working on constructing the frame! Did I mention that MOST frame specialists GLUE the artwork in place, which means you damn well better love that frame it’s in cause it ain’t coming out!

So I had almost given up, until I came across Bags Unlimited! They have 100% Archival Comic Art Frames which are guaranteed safe for indefinite-term storage of your valuable comic art. The 3/32″ thick conservation grade, clear acrylic front sheet blocks 98% of harmful UV rays. The archival corrugated backing is lignin-and acid-free and the sheet of 4 mil clear Melinex serves as an archival spacer between the acrylic and the comic art. With a sticker price UNDER $40.00 per frame (the more you order the better deal) and FREE GIFTS why the heck wouldn’t you buy from these guys? Did I mention the shipping was lightning fast and through UPS? My God, finally a company that understands how valuable my artwork really is to me!

If you have a friend or loved one that collects artwork, check out the good folks at Bags Unlimited for all your framing needs and more!