Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The final Comic Art Con for the year is this Sunday, September 27th, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, NJ, from 10:00 - 4:00.  The room is sold out with 30 tables of artwork from the dealer, collector, and creator ranks.  Special guests include Ken Kelly and Lee Weeks!  Also, the complete original pages to X-Men #1 by Jim Lee & Scott Williams will be on display!  For more information please click www.comicartshowcase.com or email  comicartcon@aol.com.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

Heritage Auctions - Come see the Comic Art closing in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #19094

A Few Sample Lots:

Arthur Sarnoff Bank Advertisement Preliminary Sketch Original Art Group (undated)

Frank Bolle The Phantom #65 Page Original Art Group (Charlton, 1975)

Dick Ayers and Vince Colletta Ghost Rider #4 Splash page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1967)

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Premium Member of the Week :: The Batfan

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

 

I am 39 and have been collecting Batman memorabilia and art since 1989. I began collecting as a hobby and my hobby soon turned into an obsession. Unlike most art collectors I prefer to get commissions/con sketches than published art as to me it's a more personal thing to have an artist do a one of a kind piece for you. That being said, I do on occasion buy published pieces but only if they really interest me.

 

2. Which is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?

 

To choose just one is a crime LOL but one of my favorites is the Shadow of the Bat #87 double page splash, it conveys so many emotions with out a single word, it's the re-telling of the death of Bruce's parents and the beginning of the Batman. It's just an iconic image from a story that has been told many times and many ways but to me this one just says it all without a single word.

 

3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

 

Originally I had only planned on collecting toys and memorabilia then I was going to conventions in '90/'91 and was like, "Wow look at all the artists doing sketches and commissions I have to get some of these" and thus began my art collecting. Then it just snowballed till I had to get art it is like an addiction at times, "Must get more art, must get more art."

 

4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

 

Sadly with over 1000 pieces of art 99% of my art collection is in Itoya art portfolios. Most of the walls in my house have lithographs and animation cels on them; I know it's a crime to keep it all in portfolios.

 

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

 

Jim Balent Catwoman commission; I have been trying to get one for many many years.

 

Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez commission; I just really like his style 

 

Jim Aparo illustration

 

Marshall Rogers illustration

 

Dick Sprang illustration 

 

Many, many more pieces but who can think of all you want in just a few minutes?

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