1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm 39 years old. I work as a Freelance Flame artist here in the Detroit area. www.mattsimecek.com. I love comics probably more now than ever in my life. I think it's an amazingly powerful medium. I also enjoy movies, Call of Duty, and traveling.
2. Which is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?
Right now my favorite piece is my Wolverine Giant Sized #1 page 13 by Steve McNiven & Dexter Vines. I feel the series is among the best in the last 20 years. As far as the page itself, well what can I say, it's explosive, graphic, amazingly well drawn and of course gorgeously inked by Dexter.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
The first piece I purchased was Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #12 page 4. I found it by accident on eBay in the late 90s, purchased it, and have been hooked ever since. I discovered CAF a few years later and the rest is money out of my bank account and a lot of raised eyebrows from friends and family.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I rotate my collection in a few frames in my home and keep the rest stored in a portfolio.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
1. A sweet early Marvel Jack Kirby page.
2. Another Marvel Civil War piece by McNiven and Vines.
3. Someday I plan on getting a John Byrne commission.
4. I'm still waiting for the perfect Carlos Pacheco piece. Although now he's back at Marvel I shouldn't have to wait too long.
5. Even though I'm not a huge DC fan I'd love to add another great Batman: Hush page to my collection.
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