I'm going for most random post of the day.
I've been re-reading the Mark Waid Flash era and at about 50 issues in (62-110) I have to say it's a bit meh. Time has not been kind and it is definitely overrated. The nostalgia factor is keeping me going (it was the first DC book I bought and read starting with issue 92 I think) and I've been enjoying the Oscar Jiminez art. I remember his art form some Stormwatch and Contest of Champions II books but a quick wiki search revealed he did very little outside those.
Being a comic art collector I decided to contact him and ask about possible commissions. Here's what happened all in the space of an hour this morning.
A reply within 5 minutes!
$600! Judging from his blog it seems he is now an animation artist. I've had similar experiences with comic artists that change professions and start charging inflated prices for commissions based on their new work rate. Oh well.
Was he originally trying to con me? That's a steep price drop.
Whoa, now I'm being to feel bad for the guy. Whilst trying to find his email address I'd stumbled upon this article that says he had to sell his art to pay for his cats vet bills https://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/09/oscar-jimnez-selling-original-art-to-save-his-cats-life/ ......Then I get the following message.
What an absolutely bizarre 55 minutes. I'd contacted the wrong person! Not really sure what to say after all that.