The following photo was recently posted online by Alan Light...
It's, of course, a young Frank Miller from the 1982 San Diego Comic Convention. At the time, he was a man of 25 and had been drawing Daredevil for over two years, and had been drawing and writing the series for about half that time. He was certainly on the list of "hot" creators and was making a pretty big name for himself in comicdom. The Dark Knight Returns was still about four years off, and Sin City was almost a decade away.
You up to speed with perspective now? Good -- here's the part I want to point out:
As indicated on the sign behind him, Frank's selling his original art for as little as $20! And even the high price stuff isn't going for more than $125!