I recently closed my Web Store. I made enough money to make my house down payment, and it took too much time. I want to leave an artistic legacy when I die and that means creating more and better comic books.I will do occasional eBay auctions and convention sales.
Anyhow, while eating breakfast and reading my political blogs, I read Portfolio magazine
. It's about investing. This month the hot investment is no longer short selling commercial real estate. It's original comic art
. After living through the 90's comics bubble that scares me a bit, but the article is mainly about how the weak dollar is creating shopping opportunities for Europeans. Worth reading.
A John Romita Sr. Spider-Man page went for $150,000 recently. Blergh! I hope it was bought by a comic fan, not an investor.
It's also kinda cool that they interviewed Albert Moy
. He bought a big pile of my artwork this summer. My artwork is the safest investment for you 401K. Buy! Buy! Buy!
On a totally different sort of investment, Andrew Lahde made mad money betting the real estate bubble would pop. He made so much that he's saying good bye to hedge fund management
. He doesn't enjoy the work and hates Ivy League educated kids losing other people's fortunes. The only reason to continue working would be to create a legacy, and he figures all the asses on Wall Street will be forgotten in fifty years. Who remembers the financial titans from when John Romita Sr. was drawing Spider-Man?