Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dear Comic Art Fan,

This past weekend I helped run the Boston Comic Con as you may have suspected from my shameless shilling in this newsletter the past several weeks. It was a great show, everyone had nothing but good things to say about it, and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of the artists. Stephane Roux, Eric Canete, Cliff Chiang, and everyone else really put their best effort into the pieces they produced. Someone mentioned to me that they had never seen Walt Simonson sit and sketch for so many people before. And Tim Sale often went well past the ten minute time limit he usually takes on sketches.

I greatly appreciated the number of CAF members who came out to support the show but was especially impressed by Jim Clancy, John Higashi, and Nick Bedford for travelling such great distances to be there. I hope you all come up for the next show on April 10-11, 2010 where the special guests include Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Skottie Young, Steve Rude, Eric Powell, and many more!! You heard it here first! Tell your friends!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Premium Member of the Week :: Dean Summers

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

At a corner store in 1979, I bought a copy of Avengers #183 because of Ms. Marvel on the cover. I have never looked back! I discovered local comic shops as a nine year-old and realized I could get comics the same week as the USA; I live in Australia. As soon as I realized there was original art available, I lost my mind and all my cash. I worked up to three jobs after school to support my comic habit, and now spend every spare dollar and my time sourcing new art.
 
2. Which is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?

Very hard; possibly my Birds of Prey Splash, which features Black Canary tied-up, because this is out of the first trade paperbacks my partner introduced me to when we met, as well as it's drawn by Ed Benes. Honorable mentions Benes's JLA splash featuring Dawnstar, Benes's JLA page featuring Zatanna, Benes's Birds of Prey Cover, Manapul/Livesay (Legion Monitor Board), Michael Turner's Starfire sketch, possibly his best piece ever, and finally, anything by Terry Dodson.
 
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

I have been collecting for five years, since I stumbled upon Ed Benes website by accident. I have spent, traded, and used lots of resources putting together the collection on CAF!
 
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

I only use Blick Acid-Free Portfolio's (free-plug) until we paint the house. Then they will be everywhere. At the moment I have up Spoiler, and a FWII, and a Chiang page hanging up.
 
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

*Anything from Avengers #183 featuring Ms Marvel.
 
*Splash Page from X-Men featuring Polaris (I know who's got it on CAF) and I will never give-up.
 
*Avengers #59 cover featuring Yellowjacket's first appearance.
 
*Adam Hughes Justice League of America #6 Black Canary variant cover
 
*Terry Dodson Uncanny X-Men #500 variant cover  
 
*Bust most of all the Polaris Commission done by Adam Hughes at the last Pittsburgh Con; it is the most beautiful commission I have ever seen. 
 
Wow, this is hard I could do another twenty at least. Thanks and happy collecting,

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