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Offline Zenergizer

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2013, 08:23:39 AM »
great work as always, Sam!  I look forward to much, much more from you!

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« Reply #71 on: November 14, 2013, 12:34:09 PM »
Thanks so much, Zenergizer!  I appreciate your kind words.

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« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2013, 11:14:58 PM »
Here's another one of my Wacky Package paintings from 2012.  I painted it at 16"x20" enamel on masonite.  I just noticed that Topps Vault listed it on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350925978703?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

« Last Edit: November 16, 2013, 12:16:48 AM by Sam Gambino »

Offline FourRoses

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« Reply #73 on: November 19, 2013, 10:13:29 AM »
From what I've seen I do enjoy Gambino's work. Quite a few of the sketches (including one ANS 10 I pulled) are short, sweet and simple and to the point.

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« Reply #74 on: November 19, 2013, 07:01:30 PM »
Thanks so much for the kind words, FourRoses -  I do enjoy that kind of comment!   :)

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #75 on: November 19, 2013, 07:10:36 PM »
From what I've seen I do enjoy Gambino's work. Quite a few of the sketches (including one ANS 10 I pulled) are short, sweet and simple and to the point.

Don't tell him that. Then he might think he's doing fine :] we have to beat him down so he brings his 'A' game with the next series :-*

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« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2013, 11:12:26 AM »
Don't tell him that. Then he might think he's doing fine :] we have to beat him down so he brings his 'A' game with the next series :-*

I think Sam might have a pretty good idea of what we as collectors would like to see as far as sketches go.   ;)

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2013, 10:26:53 AM »
Yes, I think we all need a good, hard, swift kick in the stomach from time to time just to make certain that we don't get mediocre.   ;)

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« Reply #78 on: November 22, 2013, 09:47:10 PM »
Yes, I think we all need a good, hard, swift kick in the stomach from time to time just to make certain that we don't get mediocre.   ;)

The thing is that artists can slack off with sketches but it only hurts them in the long run. People remember.

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #79 on: November 23, 2013, 04:57:08 PM »
From what I've seen I do enjoy Gambino's work. Quite a few of the sketches (including one ANS 10 I pulled) are short, sweet and simple and to the point.

Thanks for the compliments, by the way, FourRoses and ratchet007!  I appreciate the kind words.  :)
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 11:56:20 PM by Sam Gambino »

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2013, 06:39:59 AM »
Maybe I have a future in endorsements as I received two quotes.

Offline RaMpB

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #81 on: November 30, 2013, 04:48:12 AM »
The theif's face is priceless!


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« Reply #82 on: December 02, 2013, 06:44:18 PM »
Thank you, RaMpB!  I painted his face to have the same look as though he was wearing pantyhose over his head.  I always thought that the "hose-over-the-face" look was a winning look for any criminal...
« Last Edit: December 02, 2013, 06:49:10 PM by Sam Gambino »

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« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2013, 07:48:02 PM »
That's hysterical!


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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #84 on: June 04, 2015, 06:29:05 AM »
Here are my 4 new designs for Wacky Packages 2015.  My Ocean Prey art is also included in this series:




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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #85 on: June 04, 2015, 08:36:58 AM »
Here are my 4 new designs for Wacky Packages 2015.  My Ocean Prey art is also included in this series:


Fantastic art and gags! Love the Digits or Toes! Bravissimo!!!

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #86 on: June 04, 2015, 10:26:07 AM »
Sam, congrats, wonderful work as always and 5 gags in the series that's really fantastic! 

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« Reply #87 on: June 04, 2015, 10:30:28 AM »
Those four look great. Going through the packs today I found out how much I really enjoy this series more so than in recent memory.

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #88 on: June 04, 2015, 10:49:45 PM »
Thanks so much for the very kind words, Neil, Joe and FourRoses!  As an artist, it means a lot.  The Ocean Prey gag was not mine, but was actually the first Wacky Package painting I ever did. Burden, Slime Fast, Snack Hells and Digits or Toes were all my gags.  Also, from what I've seen, I'm liking this new series very much too!
« Last Edit: June 04, 2015, 10:54:42 PM by Sam Gambino »

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« Reply #89 on: June 05, 2015, 10:02:35 AM »
Burden takes me back to the 1985 series when I became more aware (and able to buy my own) and wanting of Wacky Packages.

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #90 on: June 06, 2015, 08:43:49 PM »
I love the art for the Burdens milk plastic jug. Really nice!

Offline Zenergizer

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #91 on: June 07, 2015, 04:23:40 PM »
Beautiful work, Sam!  Especially love Burden with the "exhausted" and "not quite one gallon" lines!


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« Reply #92 on: June 08, 2015, 06:44:57 AM »
Thanks so much, FourRoses, BumChex and Zenergizer!  I appreciate the kind compliments.  I've always loved Elsie the cow, so I jumped at the chance to actually do a Wacky Package based on her.  I'm glad that you like that one.

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #93 on: October 12, 2016, 01:51:52 PM »
Here's a new Wacky-styled piece I recently painted.  Not an official Topps Wacky Package, but as a fan/artist of Wackys and a Svengoolie fan, I hadta!

« Last Edit: October 12, 2016, 01:59:08 PM by Sam Gambino »

Offline Joe G.

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #94 on: October 12, 2016, 02:01:53 PM »
Sam, it's awesome!  Beautiful colors, very classic feel and all painted text!  They're not really doing that on official Wackys these days.

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #95 on: October 12, 2016, 02:59:27 PM »
I like.
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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2016, 03:28:12 AM »
Sam, it's awesome!  Beautiful colors, very classic feel and all painted text!  They're not really doing that on official Wackys these days.

That's a really nice Wacky!  And I also prefer the painted text.

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #97 on: October 15, 2016, 06:08:51 AM »
AWESOME SammyG!

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Re: Sam Gambino
« Reply #98 on: October 15, 2016, 10:41:24 PM »
Thanks so much, Joe, National Spittoon, Raw Goo and vahsurfer!  I really appreciate your kind words!  I'm a diehard "sign painter" artist anyhow, so I always prefer the painted text too.  I'll do the text digitally if that is required, but painted just seems to have more artistic quality to me.  Also, Svengoolie showed this piece on the show tonight.  It made my weekend for my daughter to hear him mention her old dad.  :)  I guess I'm still a big kid and Svengoolie "nerd"!