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Title: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: dokstarr on August 16, 2016, 02:56:10 PM
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had or knew how to get a hold of some Berserk original artwork (the artwork used to make covers, interior pages, etc.). I don't have a huge collection (more of a quality over quantity collector) but the one manga series I'd be interested in is Berserk which I've been following every since I picked up the anime DVDs back when they came out in the US (probably around 2002).

I've searched around and it seems that collecting manga artwork isn't as common as with western comics.

I'd love to get a nice cover or splash page from Berserk. Searching these forums and others I saw threads about how a piece popped up on yahoo auctions but that was a thread from 2003.

Does anyone know if Kentaro Miura sells his work? Next step if he does would be to use one of those go in between services for importing things from Japan.

Here is the one original art I've seen posted online from someone's collection: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=725091
Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: Aazealh on August 16, 2016, 04:19:56 PM
Hi dokstarr,

Does anyone know if Kentaro Miura sells his work?

He doesn't, the only time pieces from him become available is as part of contests for very specific occasions. Lithographs of some covers were sold around 15 years ago but even that was a rare occurrence and hasn't happened again. I certainly wish there were more available myself, but they're very rare.

Here is the one original art I've seen posted online from someone's collection: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=725091

Hmm, is that truly authentic, I wonder? If so, I'm curious to know how he acquired it.
Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: dokstarr on August 16, 2016, 05:19:16 PM
Thanks for the info.

It seems like manga artists don't sell their work as much as western artists. I wonder if he is just sitting on the thousands of pages stacked up somewhere.

Is there a market for original art from manga? I googled around and it didn't seem to be much out there and just a few discussions on it in English.
Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: Mangetsu on August 16, 2016, 05:32:02 PM
Thanks for the info.

It seems like manga artists don't sell their work as much as western artists. I wonder if he is just sitting on the thousands of pages stacked up somewhere.

Is there a market for original art from manga? I googled around and it didn't seem to be much out there and just a few discussions on it in English.

Well, i remember this.

http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/auction/item/itemInfoEn.html?index=311587
Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: Aazealh on August 16, 2016, 05:33:05 PM
I wonder if he is just sitting on the thousands of pages stacked up somewhere.

That would be my guess.

Is there a market for original art from manga? I googled around and it didn't seem to be much out there and just a few discussions on it in English.

Mandarake (https://www.mandarake.co.jp/) can have some good stuff, last year they had a signed portray of Guts for sale for example (and accessible to foreigners, too). But those are auctions, so same as Yahoo! Japan auctions, it all depends on someone deciding to sell a piece of art they acquired elsewhere.
Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: dokstarr on August 16, 2016, 06:04:49 PM
Well, i remember this.

http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/auction/item/itemInfoEn.html?index=311587

Thanks for the link. Some fun stuff searching through the ended auctions. Looks like pretty much no actual panels or covers are sold - mostly just head sketches (with a few exceptions). With there not being much work available those prices are pretty high. Supply and demand drives all collectibles though. Like for western comics Greg Capullo has been the artist for the Batman relaunch about 5 years ago and he didn't sell any work for most of his whole run until recently. Now he drips it out and puts very high prices (like  $35,000 for a cover).
Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: dokstarr on November 17, 2016, 03:44:54 PM
Bumping up this topic I was poking on yahoo auctions and saw this.

http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t493471526

The art looks off, so I was wondering what this was being sold as? Is this supposed to be a sketch my Miura? I put the description through google translate and it looks like the seller is saying he got it from someone else on Yahoo Auctions.

Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: Aazealh on November 19, 2016, 04:09:16 PM
Bumping up this topic I was poking on yahoo auctions and saw this.

http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t493471526

The art looks off, so I was wondering what this was being sold as? Is this supposed to be a sketch my Miura? I put the description through google translate and it looks like the seller is saying he got it from someone else on Yahoo Auctions.

I've seen it before, it's been around for years. It's a crudely executed fake "official" piece of art. The fact the guy faked Miura's autograph on it makes it pretty obvious what the intent is (to scam people). Despicable behavior, but fortunately the artwork is so bad, no one should be fooled.
Title: Re: Any Berserk original art out there?
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on November 19, 2016, 05:01:03 PM
Bumping up this topic I was poking on yahoo auctions and saw this.

http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t493471526

The art looks off, so I was wondering what this was being sold as? Is this supposed to be a sketch my Miura? I put the description through google translate and it looks like the seller is saying he got it from someone else on Yahoo Auctions.

Oh yes I remember this one... it has been sold back in 2012.
The previous seller/scammer was selling 4 different artworks... all of them were fakes and had a bad imitation of Miura's signature.