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Custom Hardcovers

Postby nacho » 17 Oct 2008 02:33

Hi everyone! I'm a noob when it comes to non-US GIJoe comics, but I'm slowly learning, thanks mostly to this site and Jamar Miller. I've been a lurker for a few months, and I've ordered the first two HCs of the material you guys are beautifully coloring. Jamar encouraged me to join BFTB, so here I am.

I've been working on some custom Joe HCs of my own, and I thought I would share some pics of my latest additions (especially the European Mission and Action Force volumes). Enjoy!


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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby The Baron » 17 Oct 2008 04:32

Wow! Welcome to the forum.

Are these the original comics in hardback slipcases, or are they fully-bound editions?
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby nacho » 17 Oct 2008 12:23

They are original comics actually fully oversewn bound together. It's very sturdy and comes out great.
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby jamarmiller » 17 Oct 2008 12:29

if you read the inside cover of the proposed NEW Volume I book where I write a very long foreward youll see Nacho mentioned!

hes the guy that inspired me to look into doing books for our Action Force comics!

so thanks for being such a key inspiration in getting the whole project going man! ( LOL even though you didnt originally know that much )

LOVE LOVE LOVE his collections

and Baron those are the original comis andi believe he kept EVERYTHING in them including adds covers and what not! very very cool
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby Red Laser » 17 Oct 2008 13:58

They look brilliant well done Nacho and welcome to the site.
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby Double-Tap » 17 Oct 2008 19:24

these look fantastic. where do you get these made and how much does it cost???
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby nacho » 17 Oct 2008 21:50

Thanks! Aside from the cost of collecting all the issues, each volume costs $15USD to bind, and the optional cover and spine stamps are about $5 each. By the time I ship them to and from the bindery, I've got another $5 each in them. So these come to about $30USD each by the time you're completely finished.

They have lots of a-la-cart options to the binding too (tail lines, panel lines, bookmarkers, custom font work, etc.) But the bare bones cost is $15USD plus shipping, not bad at all.

As for the process, they actually trim the books on all edges about 1/8th of an inch (don't cringe, they don't get into the artwork or text). They trim the spine enough to get the staples out, and they trim the edges just enough to make them exactly even like any other hardbound book. Then the issues are actually sewn together and bound. It's very professional looking and very sturdy. Depending on how many volumes you send in at once and how busy they are (binding comics is only a small portion of their business), turnaround times are anywhere from 4-8 weeks.

You can check out the binding house's site. They are located in Texas, but I think they'll bind for anyone/anywhere (if you're willing to pay the postage) http://www.librarybinding.com

you can see my other projects and those of many other people here: http://www.thecomicforums.com/forum2//i ... pic=113911

Cheers!
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby Double-Tap » 17 Oct 2008 22:02

thats very reasonable, and welcome to the gang nacho
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby nacho » 09 Jul 2009 21:04

Just wanted to let interested parties know, I've created a new site to showcase all the bound comics I've had done. Of interest to the BFTB comics-loving crowd will be the Joe section where I've posted all the pics and the maps to each volume. Cheers.

http://www.collectedcomics.com
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Re: Custom Hardcovers

Postby D'Compose » 11 Jul 2009 15:04

This site continues to amaze me!!! :D

Well done Nacho, you've really created something special (which I'd kill for :P) at a very very reasonable price, congrats!

Welcome to the forum too bro.

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