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Clicking the Add to Cart and View Cart buttons under the items below will add items to and take you to a PayPal shopping cart. PayPal is a safe and reliable online payment method that I've been using for payments for several years, and if you don't have an account with them, it's easy and cost-free to set one up. You can do that after choosing items here and continuing to Checkout. Or you can pay using your credit card without opening a PayPay account. You can also use their e-check system to withdraw money from your bank.

If you'd rather order and pay by mail, using a check or money order, click HERE for an order form to do that. NOTE: if you plan to mail order, email me and let me know, I'll hold items for you.

Shipping amount varies based on the total cost of items you order. Here is a chart for U.S. shipments:

Up to $20 = shipping $3, up to $100 = $5, over $100 = $8.

New recent large increases in international shipping rates by the US Postal Service have forced me to raise my shipping rate for all packages to other countries to a flat $12 per package.

New Jersey residents must pay 7% sales tax on items and shipping.

Prints and vellum overlays will be placed in a protective plastic sleeve, rolled and sent in a sturdy mailing tube. CDs will be sandwiched between two layers of corrugated cardboard, wrapped in bubble wrap and mailed in a Tyvek envelope. Bookmarks ordered without other items will be sent in a letter-size envelope with cardboard stiffener.

KNOWLEDGE PRINT 1st Printing

Issued in September, 2013, the first 300 copy printing of this 11 by 17-inch signed print is now available. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of my first print, "A Lettering Sampler," linked below, I've created this new work focused on lettering, font design and font use. The print is on cream-colored cardstock paper, printed in black, and highlighted with an Indian Red wash watercolor in the title, each hand-painted. I've individually signed each print in a similar red. My price is $16 plus shipping. The print will be placed in a protective plastic sleeve and mailed in a sturdy mailing tube. Detailed descriptions of the creation of this and all my prints are HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

Joyride Print

JOYRIDE 1st Printing

Issued in December, 2012, the first 300-copy printing of this 11 by 17-inch signed print is now available. Famed artist Gene Ha has illustrated a key moment from the story of Bellerophon, a hero of Greek myth, who has captured the winged horse Pegasus and returned to his lady love, Princess Philona of Lycia to give her the ride of her life! Based on a short story written by Todd Klein, inspired by the retelling of the Pegasus myth by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both stories are available online HERE. Todd conceived and lettered the print, the tenth in his alphabetical series. Printed on pure white cardstock, Gene's exceptional art is enhanced by his gray tones and pale pink spot color hand-painted by Todd on each print. Both have signed all the copies. The price is $20 plus shipping. Detailed descriptions of the creation of this and all my prints can be found HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

IT IS 1st Printing

Issued in January 2012, the first 250 copy printing of this 11 by 17-inch signed print is now available. Writer/artist Dave Gibbons has crafted a poem about the ever-changing perception of our own internal "I," which I've designed and hand-lettered as an iconic letterform. The print is on pure white Wausau cardstock paper, printed in black, and highlighted with an ultramarine wash watercolor in the title, each hand-painted. Dave and I have individually signed each print. My price is $20 plus shipping. The print will be placed in a protective plastic sleeve and mailed in a sturdy mailing tube. A detailed description of the creation of the print begins on my blog Tuesday. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

HOPE PRINT 1st Printing

Issued in June 2011, the first 500 copy printing of this 11 by 17 inch signed print is now available. Famed artist Steve Rude has created his vision of the Greek legend of Pandora, who has opened a box she shouldn't have, releasing a horde of Troubles, and one shining spirit, Hope. Excerpts from a famous poem about hope by Emily Dickinson and a retelling of the Pandora myth by Nathaniel Hawthorne are lettered in graceful calligraphy by me to complete the design. The print is on cream-colored Wausau cardstock paper, printed in black, and highlighted with pale yellow watercolor, each hand-painted. Steve and I have individually signed each print. My price is $20 plus shipping. $2 from each print sold will be donated to the American Red Cross in an effort to offer a small amount of real hope to a few. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog begins HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

GO FREELANCE 1st Printing

Issued in October 2011, the first 500 copy printing of this 11 by 17 inch signed print in collaboration with artist Shawn McManus is now available. GO FREELANCE! is a board game that outlines the lives of two budding comics artists. It's written, designed and lettered by me with over fifty wonderful spot illustrations by Shawn in a 1950s-advertising art style that's sure to bring a smile. Here you'll meet Artie and Scribbler as they make their way from childhood to retirement through the challenges, pitfalls, rewards and catastrophes of a creative livelihood…their original creations, terrific T-Man and the mysterious Master of None…plus other characters like the Old Pro, and a special guest appearance by a certain Top Writer! (hint: initials NG) The print is on ivory-colored Wausau cardstock paper, printed in black, and highlighted with green watercolor, each hand-painted by me. Shawn and I have individually signed each print. My price is $20 plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog is HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

F the Enchanted Letter print

F THE ENCHANTED LETTER SIGNED PRINT 1st printing

Bill Willingham, award-winning creator and writer of the Vertigo series FABLES has written this exclusive poem detailing some of the words and ideas that make the letter F his favorite. The print is on Aged Parchment Wausau cardstock paper, printed in black, and highlighted with alizarin crimson watercolor, each hand-painted. Bill and I have each signed the print in black. My price is $20 plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog can be found HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

EACH BEAST AT THE FEAST SIGNED PRINT 1st printing

Mark Buckingham has created this exclusive artwork illustrating my own poem that tells of a fabulous animal feast, giving Mark the opportunity to draw lots of animals, something he loves and does wonderfully. This print is for comics fans of all ages. The print is on ivory colored Wausau Exacta Vellum Bristol paper, printed in black, and highlighted with pale orange watercolor, each hand-painted. Mark has signed each in orange marker, I've signed in black. My price is $20, plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog can be found HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

DrawingTheSwordprint

DRAWING THE SWORD SIGNED PRINT 1st printing

J.H. Williams III has drawn this exclusive artwork from my idea and based on text from Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur depicting a young Arthur pulling the sword from the stone and anvil that will make him the crowned King of England. The text and titles are designed using fonts I created, and each print has elements painted by hand in cobalt blue watercolor. The print is on cream colored Wausau Exacta Vellum Bristol paper, printed in black with gray tones, and signed by both of us. My price is $20, plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog can be found HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

Comic Book Dreams print

COMIC BOOK DREAMS SIGNED PRINT 1st printing

Alex Ross has painted this exclusive artwork based on my idea, expressing the thoughts and dreams of a boy reading "All The Best Comics," with titles and word balloons lettered me, inspired by some of my favorite comics and characters, from the earliest days to the present, and representing a wide range of sources. This print is for comics fans of all ages. The 11 by 17 inch print is on ivory colored Wausau Exacta Vellum Bristol paper, printed in black with gray tones, and highlighted with pale yellow watercolor, each one hand-painted. Alex has signed each in red marker, I've signed in black. My price is $20, plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog can be found HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

Before You Read This 2nd printing

BEFORE YOU READ THIS SIGNED PRINT 2nd printing

Neil Gaiman has written a new free-verse poem for this 11 by 17 inch print designed and lettered by me. Its approximately 400 words are intriguingly mysterious and dark, with chillingly crafted images, but with moments of dry humor as well. Printed in black ink on pale gray Wausau Exacta Vellum Bristol paper, with black line and gray tone artwork, hand-painted white moon and candle-flames on each, and signed by both Neil and myself. This first printing is SOLD OUT, the second printing of 500 copies is now available. Neil has signed them in green ink, to set them apart from the first printing, which were signed in tanzanite (purple/blue) or brown ink. The words "2nd printing" also appear in the small type on the right edge. My price is $20, plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog can be found HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

Alphabets of Desire 3rd printing

ALPHABETS OF DESIRE SIGNED PRINT 3rd printing

A thousand new words from Alan Moore on this 11 by 17 inch print designed and lettered by me, in which Alan explores the importance of letters, alphabets, words, and language in every aspect of our culture and consciousness. Beginning with "A is for Apple," Alan explains how letters are "the titans on whose shoulders the entire Earth is resting." Along the way he paints several enticing word pictures appealing to all the senses, delves into the history of alphabets and language, their impact on magic and the magic of their impact. Find out how he gets there in this exclusive item, suitable for framing. Printed in black ink on cream colored Wausau Exacta Vellum Bristol paper, with each apple hand-colored by me, and each print signed by both Alan and I. The first and second printings of 500 copies are SOLD OUT. The third printing of 500 copies is now available. Alan has signed them in green ballpoint, to set them apart from the first two printings, which were signed in red, blue or black. The words "3rd printing" also appear in the small type on the right edge. My price is $20, plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog can be found HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

 

Lettering Sampler Color

A LETTERING SAMPLER HAND-COLORED SIGNED PRINT

Offset printed on card stock, 11 by 17 inches, July 1993. This is a new batch of 20 hand-colored copies from the original print run. My thoughts on the virtues of hand lettering. The following year I got my first Mac computer and started creating my own fonts and lettering with them. Hey, a guy can change his mind, can't he? This is colored with Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolors, which should not fade over time. My price is $32, plus shipping. These are now out of stock again until I have time to make more.

A Lettering Sampler print black and white

A LETTERING SAMPLER BLACK AND WHITE SIGNED PRINT

Offset printed on card stock, 11 by 17 inches, July 1993. This is an edition of 500. My thoughts on the virtues of hand lettering, including many familiar styles. Same as the hand-colored version above, without color. A blog entry on the creation of this print is HERE. My price is $16, plus shipping.

 

LIBRARY OF DREAM BLACK AND WHITE PRINT

From artwork created by me in 1994, Sandman ©DC Comics, Inc. Laser printed on pale gray Wausau Exacta Vellum Bristol paper, 11 by 17 inches, signed. Eight dollars from the sale of this print will go to the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND. A blog entry on the creation of this print is HERE. Price is $16, plus shipping.

 

Klein Bookmark

SIGNED KLEIN BOOKMARK

These are the bookmarks I made up to give out at conventions, and I use them all the time myself, but it occurred to me some of you might like to have one or more with your name hand-lettered by me on the back, and signed, as above. Cost is $2 per bookmark, any excess shipping generated by my Paypal shopping cart will be refunded. Order as many as you like, I can always make more. Be sure to let me know who to make them to, either on your order or by separate email.

 

Coloring and Lettering How To book cover

THE DC COMICS GUIDE TO COLORING AND LETTERING COMICS, written by Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein, Watson-Guptill, 2004. ©DC Comics, Inc. List price $21.95. 144 pages with many color and black and white illustrations. Introduction by Jim Steranko. If you'd like to learn more about either of these areas of comics creation, this is a great place to start. Mark's coloring section is full of information, and I've tried to do the same in my lettering section. Copies bought from me can be signed at your request. My price is $16, plus shipping.

I am currently out of stock on this book. You can still order it from Amazon.com below.

 

Vellum overlay sample

ORIGINAL LETTERING ON VELLUM OVERLAYS, various books. Until the advent of computer lettering and digital paste-ups (and even sometimes after), I was asked to letter on vellum overlays atop a xerox of either pencilled art, inked art, or painted art. I have some of these overlays from books dating from the 1980s through the 2000s. I'm offering them in lots of 5 pages, by title or character. Sorry, I can't take requests for particular issues or pages, but I will try to give you a nice selection from the ones that I have. This group are priced at $10 for five pages, plus shipping. Note that most pages come with the Xerox that was lettered over, not all. Pages will be shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.

DEATHBLOW, Image Comics

THE DEMON, DC Comics

LOBO, DC Comics

This next title is priced higher because of the writer of the book, Alan Moore. They are $20 for five pages, plus shipping.

SUPREME, Image Comics

Finally, if you'd just like a selection of pages from different books, I'm offering a grab-bag of random pages from any of the above, 10 pages for $15, plus shipping. Some of these will not have the accompanying Xerox that was lettered over, but each grab-bag lot will include one page from the higher-priced group.

VELLUM OVERLAY GRAB-BAG

 

New Fashioned Ballads CD cover

NEW-FASHIONED BALLADS CD, 2nd pressing, Littleworks Audio Recordings LW1. Sure, he can letter, but can he sing? Well, sort of. Check out some samples in the MUSIC section of this site, and order here if you'd like to hear more. Price is $10, plus shipping.

 

Time Was CD cover

TIME WAS CD, 1st pressing, Littleworks Audio Recordings LW7. And if you'd like to hear even more, you can order this one as well. Price is $10, plus shipping.

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All text and images ©Todd Klein, except as noted. All rights reserved.

For the first 50 years of my life I was a collector of stuff. All kinds of stuff. Not junk, but things that appealed to me and I thought had value.

As I approached my fiftieth year, I realized I'd never have time to enjoy or even look at a lot of what I'd collected, and I began de-collecting some of it by auctioning items weekly on eBay. I've done that since 2000, and most weeks you'll find 6 to 12 items up for auction here:

EBAY AUCTIONS

I do take some weeks off, so if there's nothing this week, try again later. And thanks for looking at my stuff!

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