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Elektra Lives Again, page 28, first panel

Artist: Frank Miller (All)

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Title: Elektra Lives Again, page 28, first panel
Artist: Frank Miller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 2,572
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Favorited on CAF: 1
Comments: 42
Added to Site: 6/14/2014
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Way Beyond the Grail

24 years ago I experienced a Graphic Novel that exceeded everything that came before it.
It was a synthesis of masterful writing, a haunting, poignant story, exquisitely elegant art and the most beautiful colors ever put to paper. This labor of love was the collaboration of a renowned writer/artist and his colorist (at the time) wife at the height of their creative powers.

I had been wanting a page from Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's Elektra Lives Again for 24 years long years.

It is for me Frank at the top of his game in terms of Art and Storytelling. Everything that came before from his rejuvenation of Daredevil to his experimentation in Ronin to his Genre redefining Dark Knight evolved into this oeuvre of haunted love, supernatural forces,
extraordinary battles and one man's quest for resolution and peace.

Patience, Persistence and Sacrifice have finally paid off.

I have just received THE PAGE of my choosing which I consider THE BEST action page in this incredible work where every page is a distinct masterpiece.

It is Perfect in concept, layout and extreme execution (oh, the Pun IS Intended!!!)

All the classic Miller elements are here:
Elektra arises from a snowy graveyard to take on and dispatch a cadre of deadly Ninja Assassins from the Hand.

For me, it gets no better!

As
Scott Williams wrote about another page from this work, "This is the rarest of the rare and the best of the best.”


That whole sequence is drawn directly on vellum.
Frank used a lot of different papers on this story. He liked to use vellum for the way the ink ran over the paper.
What Frank did is do a quick marker payout on a sheet of tracing paper, he then laid the heavier vellum over that, penciled and inked the art on the vellum.
Unfortunately, on page 28 he used carpet tape to piece together 2 halves, and there is a 2 inch glue stain across the middle of the art.

The first panel was used as the advertising poster to this Epic work.

Profound gratitude and thanks to Frank and Lynn for creating this, Mitch for facilitating the transaction, my Friend and OA Spiritual Adviser A for the funding and my Friend and confidant J for the support.

Namaste,

Bill

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Matt S wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
i loved this story. maybe one of Miller's more Gruesome projects. a Fantastic Grab!
Posted on 6/14/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Matt S said:
i loved this story. maybe one of Miller's more Gruesome projects. a Fantastic Grab!

Matt, Thank you for taking time to view and comment.
Posted on 6/14/2014


Scott Williams wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Holy crap! What a sweet page!
Posted on 6/14/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Scott Williams said:
Holy crap! What a sweet page!

Scott, Thank you. I am honored to be with you and David in actually having acquired a page from this incredible book!!! We are truly fortunate.
Posted on 6/14/2014


Bob  Kopman wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just incredible Bill. Congrats on getting an amazing piece of art that is so important to you.
Posted on 6/14/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Bob Kopman said:
Just incredible Bill. Congrats on getting an amazing piece of art that is so important to you.

Bob, Thank you so much for the kind words. I could not be happier'!
Posted on 6/14/2014


John Bamber wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic... Congratulations.
Posted on 6/14/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
John Bamber said:
Fantastic... Congratulations.

John, Thank you!!!!
Posted on 6/14/2014


Dietmar Krueger wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome page! Outstanding!
Posted on 6/14/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Dietmar Krueger said:
Awesome page! Outstanding!

Thanks, D!!!!!
Posted on 6/14/2014


. BRAUNY wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats Bill. Nice score!
Posted on 6/14/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
. BRAUNY said:
Congrats Bill. Nice score!

Thx, B!!!! U were right. The OA Gods did me a solid!!!!
Posted on 6/14/2014


Ken Fries wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I share your sentiments on this book. I waited years for its arrival after seeing initial glimpses of it in fanzines. As much as I love Dark Knight, I prefer this. I've read DK more, but Miller delves into even more twisted psyches in this book, and conveys it in beautiful, moody, metaphoric imagery. And while my absolute favorite will most likely always be Born Again, with Miller doing both writing and art chores (pencils AND inks, to boot) on this makes ELA a different kind of special. I seriously looked into getting a page from it a little while back, but the wife and I decided to remodel the house instead (I wish I was kidding about that comparison...), so I know what this mean$ to you. Absolutely beautiful page, and you couldn't have gotten a more iconic image from that book, seeing as, as you say, you have the image used to promote the book (I've got one of those posters up somewhere on the walls of our home). Tremendous congrats, enjoy that page for the rest of your life!
Posted on 6/14/2014


Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
The tape stain should be an easy fix. But stain or no stain...this is a beaut. Congrats!!
Posted on 6/15/2014


Shelton  Bryant wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One Helluva Panel!!!!!
Posted on 6/15/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Ken Fries said:
I share your sentiments on this book. I waited years for its arrival after seeing initial glimpses of it in fanzines. As much as I love Dark Knight, I prefer this. I've read DK more, but Miller delves into even more twisted psyches in this book, and conveys it in beautiful, moody, metaphoric imagery. And while my absolute favorite will most likely always be Born Again, with Miller doing both writing and art chores (pencils AND inks, to boot) on this makes ELA a different kind of special. I seriously looked into getting a page from it a little while back, but the wife and I decided to remodel the house instead (I wish I was kidding about that comparison...), so I know what this mean$ to you. Absolutely beautiful page, and you couldn't have gotten a more iconic image from that book, seeing as, as you say, you have the image used to promote the book (I've got one of those posters up somewhere on the walls of our home). Tremendous congrats, enjoy that page for the rest of your life!

Ken, Wow! I believe you distilled my thoughts and feelings better than I ever could about what I consider to be Miller's ouevre. Your comparison in terms of $$$ is spot on;)! I was fortunate to have been able to sell some Key art to finance this. There was no way I Could Not do this. If and when the other Art needs to bring in support for my family, and the Dust settles, I will still have this to inspire and amaze my OA Soul! Thank you and I wish you a page from this in your future.
Posted on 6/15/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Shelton Bryant said:
One Helluva Panel!!!!!

Shelton, Thank you!!! I agree wholeheartedly!
Posted on 6/15/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Felix Lu said:
The tape stain should be an easy fix. But stain or no stain...this is a beaut. Congrats!!

Felix, I will take it to my Conservator who works wonderful magic on paper. You are right! Regardless of the stain, this is a Gem!!!
Posted on 6/15/2014


bob fish wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
there is no more beautiful art than FM on ELA....So congrats on this awesome pick up...a true grail ! read the book last week and tried to think in which page i should buy if i have the opportunity...And my choice was this page !! No better choice....Lucky Collector....
Posted on 6/15/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
bob fish said:
there is no more beautiful art than FM on ELA....So congrats on this awesome pick up...a true grail ! read the book last week and tried to think in which page i should buy if i have the opportunity...And my choice was this page !! No better choice....Lucky Collector....

Bob, Thank you for the very kind and very true words. I am most fortunate and blessed to have had my choice of THE page from this extraordinary work. I will treasure and cherish it for all who see this as the Grail that it is.
Posted on 6/15/2014


Tony K wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats! I understand the feeling in landing the "perfect" page. Being able to do so from such an epic book must be an awesome feeling!
Posted on 6/15/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Tony K said:
Congrats! I understand the feeling in landing the "perfect" page. Being able to do so from such an epic book must be an awesome feeling!

Tokay, Thank you for the comment and empathy. I do feel on top of the world!
Posted on 6/15/2014


artless artmore wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic work! Such an original and memorable story
Posted on 6/16/2014


Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
A real beauty, Bill.
Posted on 6/16/2014


comicinkking. com wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats!! Loved the art on this book!!
Posted on 6/16/2014


Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just great! Well done!
Posted on 6/16/2014


Carlos P. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I think that Miller never has drawn better than here. Congratulations for the piece, is incredible.
Posted on 6/17/2014


Thomas V wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Elektra lives again is a masterpiece. It was the book that made me realize how powerful sequential art could be. I didn't read it or look at it as much as experience it. That it could affect you on an emotional level. The story haunted me for days after I first read it. I don't care what any critic says about Miller's work for me there is nothing like it. I have to agree with you, visually this is one of the most stunning pieces in the book.Enjoy!
Posted on 6/19/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
artless artmore said:
Fantastic work! Such an original and memorable story

AA, Thank you! It just keeps calling to be re-experienced again and again!
Posted on 6/19/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Ronan Killack said:
A real beauty, Bill.

Ronan, Thank you so much! I think she is!
Posted on 6/19/2014


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
comicinkking. com said:
Congrats!! Loved the art on this book!!

Tony, Thank you! I hear you!
Posted on 6/19/2014


Jovi Neri wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
To me.. this is Frank Miller inking himself at the peak of his powers where he struck a nice balance between his "conventional" and "impressionist" styles. DKR was great too but he didn't ink that. Today, I'm not too sure about his work but this one is timeless!
Posted on 7/3/2014


Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Huge congrats for this breathtaking piece. Pure genius !
Posted on 7/8/2014


Eric Seffinga wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Economic visuals that all serve the dynamics and power of the image. Total classic!
Posted on 11/16/2014


Alex Johnson wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
How did I miss you adding this? Awesome pickup!
Posted on 1/10/2015


Mark Levy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I missed this too - happy I found it - congrats!
Posted on 3/5/2015


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Ron Sonenthal said:
Just great! Well done!

Ron, thank you! I think it is great as well:)!
Posted on 3/5/2015


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Carlos P. said:
I think that Miller never has drawn better than here. Congratulations for the piece, is incredible.

Carlos, thank you and I agree 100%!
Posted on 3/5/2015


Anthony Bryan wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Woah!!!
Posted on 7/11/2017


Jerry S wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This one is really fun!
Posted on 7/12/2017


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Anthony Bryan said:
Woah!!!

Anthony, Thx and Agree!!!
Posted on 7/12/2017


Filmore W. Bedwick wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Jerry S said:
This one is really fun!

Jerry, Thanks. The Ninjas do not agree🙀
Posted on 7/12/2017


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