Here is a one of a kind piece of production art. It is the original color guide that was made for Outcasts 9. It features the creative team of John Wagner, Alan Grant, Cam Kennedy, and Nansi Hoolahan. Color guides were instrumental in the production of comics before computers. The sheets were printed with the line art and then given to colorist to complete with watercolors or inks. The paper that each company used in the process is watermarked on the back. So if you hold it up to the light you can tell if it is authentic or not. The only exception to this are the covers. With them the color seems deeper and it is harder to see the watermark, if any. The cover also does not have the codes in the margin, instead they are on transparent paper that is laid over the cover. Colorists not only brought each page to life with their artistry, but they were also responsible for making sure that they properly coded each part of the page. The codes (YRB) indicate the different percentages of Yellow, Red and Blue that would be needed to produce the desired colors when printed. Due to this, and the fact that the whole drawing and printing process has been moved to computers, these have become incredibly rare, desirable, and valuable. This particular piece was part of the Nansi Hoolahan Collection that I was able to acquire in September 2012. Nansi was not only a colorist and letter for DC Comics in the early 80’s but she also was the layout mechanic. What that means is she was one of the last people to work on the production of a book, and consequentially is the reason why she had these items in her collection. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me with them. Also please check the scans because the art work comes in varying degrees of condition. That being said I try to go by the Overstreet grading system and also closely follow the CGC grading scale. Also what you see in the picture is what you will receive. There are no “stock” photos and the photos that you do see are in high resolution. This ends up being a little bit more work for me but this way you can get the best representation of the item possible, without actually being here with me. And if you need additional scans of any of the items just let me know and I will get them to you. COMIC BOOKS AND MAGAZINES. The cost for any number of cards will be 3.50. I will do my best to protect your items by packaging them securely. If they are flat items and only a few they will be sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and the cardboard will be taped so the items do not move. If there are a lot of items then they will be packaged in a box surrounded by some sort of cushioning material. All books will be bagged and boarded and all trading cards will have a penny sleeve and a top loader. All orders will get bubble wrapped. If you get something and are not happy let me know and I will try to work something out. All of my autographed items will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. This includes CGC Qualified books. All of my COAs will have both the creators name, event, and date on it. Most will also have a photo of the creator doing the signings at that exact event The picture may or may not show the exact book. It is a courtesy to sign a book at a convention but the writer or artist cannot be expected to wait for a picture while each book is being autographed. Each COA will also include my custom seal upon it. If it does not have my seal then it is not my Certificate. I pride myself on my reputation and honesty and that is why I will only sell autographs that I have had personally signed or have had a direct line of contact with any item I was not there for. The item “OUTCASTS 9 COVER COLOR GUIDE-ORIGINAL ART-1 OF A KIND-KENNEDY-GRANT-WAGNER” is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Covers”. The seller is “allfunstuff2003″ and is located in Manahawkin, New Jersey. 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