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Protection you can see through

Your print is protected in its own CrystalView archival cellophane sleeve which keeps it dust-free and smudge free and ensures that you’ll get the product as near to perfect as humanly possible. You may opt to keep your print within its sleeve, and why not? It will continue to keep your print safe and is glare-free to boot. If you can’t decide, don’t worry. The cellophane sleeve is resealable.


For archival storage, the print is mounted with archival-quality, removable microdots on an acid-free backing. Gently lifting the print to separate the two will allow the print to be mounted and framed. If you do frame the piece, we recommend using UV glass to protect the image from sunlight, which can discolor the print.



Safe in shipping

The non-descript brown envelope is certainly misleading. Aside from the Curio & Co. stamp on the front, it barely hints at the fantastic artwork contained inside. Still, it has to be plain because it’s got to be sturdy. The only way we can sleep at night is by knowing that your print won’t get knocked around or snagged on anything. And that brown envelope – in comforting, durable cardboard – puts our minds at rest. Plus, it’s acid-free and fully recyclable. So you can put your environmental worries aside and get a good night’s sleep too.





Tagged from us to you

That tag you find is another sign that you’ve got a genuine Curio & Co. item in your hands. You can snip off the tag if you like – which will feel great, knowing that the print is all yours now! – or you can slip the tag through the knot to get to the envelope’s pull tab. The envelope flap’s seal will keep the tag on the envelope so you can keep a record of what’s inside.


Giving the item as a gift? What a terrific friend you are! In that case, you can write the name of your sure-to-be grateful friend on the reverse of the tag, and your wrapping is done! We won’t ever slip the bill or any other pesky sign of your item’s purchase history in the envelope, so feel free to keep your secret of what a great deal you got.

Roger Believe - Past Message (Messaggio Passato) - Illustrated comic book cover of Skull wearing a fedora along side a chrysanthemum resting on send (circa 1980's) for an adventure in the vain of Dylan Dog and Martin Mystery - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG)

Past Message (Messaggio Passato)

Roger Believe

This giclée of the 1986 Roger Believe cover of Past Message (Messaggio Passato) is part...

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, Aug 01, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Spaceman Jax - Sheer, dumb luck

Curio & Co. looks at how seemingly dumb characters, like classic 1960s animated TV character Spaceman Jax, can be so successful. Image from Curio and Co. of Spaceman Jax from the vintage comic Spaceman  Jax Through the Mantagon Minefield.

A hero with a heart of gold, but the intellect of a Ploridian Lunar Beast.

Spaceman Jax isn’t the brightest star in the galaxy, not by a long shot. He consistently makes mistakes – and miscalculates, misfires and just generally misunderstands the situation. So how is he so successful in all of his adventures?

For starters, he isn’t exactly stupid. No, really. Stay with me here. Even Jax’s close friends would have to admit that, although I’m sure they’re sometimes tempted to think otherwise. Jax demonstrates average intelligence and general knowledge, as well as skills in a range of areas from navigation and spaceflight to defense tactics and combat strategies. It’s just that his thoughts and his actions don’t really add up.

His first problem is that he drastically underestimates the risk of an action or situation. Artie’s told him (and us) repeatedly that those zandabite crystals he ships for a living are volatile and have to be treated with care if you don’t want them exploding. But nearly every episode Jax is tossing them about as if they were made of foam because he just doesn’t see the danger. And since Artie is always keeping an eye out, Jax is never around when they do explode. So as far as he’s concerned, there isn’t any cause for alarm. This is true for all kinds of situations – Jax puts himself (and quite frequently, those he’s in the process of rescuing) into danger for the simple reason that he doesn’t see the danger as being all that serious. He sees that nothing bad has happened to him so far, so there is no reason to think that anything will happen in the future.

It’s his overwhelming belief in himself, however, that really causes the trouble. Spaceman Jax is not just self-confident; he has an unshakable faith in his abilities that makes him overestimate what he can actually do. As a result, he trusts his gut and doesn’t bother to look before he leaps. Of course, this makes him seem rash and impulsive to others who don’t have as much confidence in his instincts. And just like underestimating the risks, his own (over)estimation of his abilities seems to him to be justified since he always manages to succeed through the help of his friends, and through sheer dumb luck.

Maybe all of this just goes to prove that Spaceman Jax is definitely the luckiest man in the galaxy. But in true Spaceman Jax form, he’s just too dim to realize it.

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