Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dear Comic Art Fan,

As you may remember, about a year ago writer Brad Meltzer led the charge to preserve the childhood home of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. The comic book community rallied together and auctioned off artwork, appearances in comics and novels, and memorabilia in order to help raise funds, ultimately exceeding the target goal by over fifty thousand dollars. Those labors have now come to fruition has the Siegel & Shuster Society hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony at the fully restored building this Saturday, July 11th, in Cleveland, OH. Thanks to all who contributed and made possible the preservation of this comic history landmark.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

 

Heritage Auction Galleries (HA.com) - Comic Art Featured in This Week's Auction # 19072
 
Come see the Comic Art closing in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction # 19072
    
 
A few sample Lots:
 
Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia Our Love Story #10 page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1971-73).
 
 
Fred Himes and Pat Boyette The Six Million Dollar Man #10 Cover Original Art (Charlton, 1978).
 
 
Don Newton The Phantom #67 page 5 Original Art (Charlton, 1975).
 
 
 
Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here...

 


Covers
Splashes
Splashes
Drawings
Paintings
Other
View More »

Premium Member of the Week :: Mike W

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a native New Yorker who has been collecting comic books since the age of ten. I am married to a wonderful woman who enjoys watching television and seeing the joy in my face whenever I talk about comics and all things comic-related.
 
2. Which is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?

I love every piece I own, but if I had to choose a favorite, I would have to choose the Wizard cover featuring Old Man Logan. My jaw dropped when I first laid eyes on that cover, and I still cannot believe that I actually own the original art. It's the cornerstone of my growing Old Man Logan collection.
 
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

Before comic art, I collected animation cels for many years. I started to collect comic art in July 2007. As hard as it is to believe, I did not realize that I could actually buy comic art until that summer. It was at that time that I discovered the Comic Art Fans website. So I have to thank Bill Cox and all the people who put together the website for introducing me to this wonderful hobby.
 
I purchased my first piece directly from Scott Kolins. That piece is the cover art to the first issue of Omega Flight. My first grail piece was the cover art to Omega Flight #3. At first, Scott would not let go of the cover despite many offers and consistent pleading. Finally, Scott emailed me in the fall of 2007, offering the cover to me with the condition that I would sell it back to him if I ever decided to let it go. Scott really did not want to let go of the cover art, but he knew how much I wanted it and was nice enough to allow me to become its proud owner.
 
Scott's story is an example of why I love this hobby so much. I have met and gotten to know so many comic book artists who are all-around nice people, and there are several fellow comic art collectors who I am proud to call my friends. I get great joy in seeing other collectors acquire their dream art, and I love leaving comments for them on CAF.
 
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

A third of my collection is framed. There is not enough wall space in our apartment to display everything. My ultimate goal is own a home and to frame/display every piece in my collection.
 
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

I would LOVE to own:
 
1) Flash: Iron Heights cover art
2) Aliens #1 cover art (the first series drawn by Mark A. Nelson)
3) Incredible Hulk Annual #7 cover art
 
All other desired pieces are way out of my price range, but if anyone wants to give me (LOL) or sell me dirt cheap a Frank Miller Dark Knight page, Byrne/Austin X-Men page, Frank Miller Daredevil page, or Watchmen page, I'm ready to receive them! Oh, and if you're reading this Bill Woo, that Incredible Hulk #340 cover sure would look great on my wall (LOL).

View Mike W's Gallery

View all premium members   |   Become a premium member

News of the Week
5.25.2017: Fanfare-SE.com: New Art For Sale

5.24.2017: TDArt - Joe Weems Art SALE 20-35% Off including Silvestri, Finch, Kirkham, Peterson, Benitez

5.24.2017: Rogerclarkart.com updated with new art for sale

5.24.2017: Albertmoy.com: Alamo Comic Con May 26-28, 2017

5.24.2017: Profiles in History Animation Auction Catalogs Now Avaliable

5.24.2017: Bid Now in ComicConnect’s Jon Berk Original Art & Comicbook Auction

5.24.2017: Felix Comic Art- New RYAN OTTLEY art sale

5.24.2017: Kwanchang.com Alamo City - Joe Mad! / Olivier Coipel

5.24.2017: HA.com Results 1st Platinum Night- New Record For Page Of Comic Art $717,000

More News »


Top 10 Most Viewed Items @ CAF
Berserk Guts Colour Commission
Posted By Ryan Hosiassohn

Legion of Superheroes Homage to Adventures of Superman Annual 3 ( Infinite Timelines : A Multiplicity Of Murders - Chapter 18 )
Posted By Aidan (Re-Legion ) LacyPaid Member

Steve Rude Wonder Woman Painting
Posted By Malvin VPaid Member

Micronauts 09 pg 06 - ReUnited! GOLDEN BARON KARZA!
Posted By Andrew AllenPaid Member

Barry Smith
Posted By Zaddick LPaid Member

Avengers 66 Red Mist Story J G Jones
Posted By robert freyPaid Member

Mark Brooks Monsters and Dames Emerald City Con Con 2015 Cover Geisha Girl Dragon
Posted By Tatiana TDArt DykesPaid Member

Daredevil 297 page 14 Typhoid Mary
Posted By Matthew KaczynskiPaid Member

Marionette by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Posted By Andrew AllenPaid Member

Superman/Batman/Wonder woman TRINITY #12 cover
Posted By Jorge Osorio MendezPaid Member


Recent Shop Updates Recent Dealer Updates
Kevin Warzecha
5/29/2017 1:05:00 PM
Beat Eye Media
5/29/2017 12:52:00 PM
Dan Moler
5/29/2017 11:18:00 AM
Malcolm Bourne
5/29/2017 7:49:00 AM
DISNEY COMIC ART  A
5/29/2017 7:43:00 AM
D. Radboud
5/29/2017 5:57:00 AM
» View Last 7 days  
ComicLink
8/16/2013 12:04:00 PM
Heritage Auctions
7/9/2013 7:29:00 PM
Fanfare
5/13/2013 1:46:00 PM
Comic Art Source
5/13/2013 12:04:00 PM
Comic Arts Gallery
5/12/2013 10:21:00 AM
Anthony's Comicbook Art
5/10/2013 7:39:00 PM
» View Last 60 days