Monday, December 7, 2009

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Currently on exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, OR is "The Art of the Superhero." Described as "mapping the path of the American superhero through a history of comics," the restrospective features many grail pieces on loan from the collections of CAF members David Mandel and Steve Fishler. Read more about the exhibit here; it remains up until January 3, 2010.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Dik Browne Hagar the Horrible Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-28-79 (King Features Syndicate, 1979)

Joe Jusko Spider-Man Painting Original Art (undated)

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Premium Member of the Week :: Matt M.

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a collector in my early 30s and have been reading comics forever.  I have a fondness for the comics and storylines from the mid 80s to the very early 90s, when I was just becoming a teen, and that has guided my taste as I have grown.  Growing up, my favorite character was the Punisher, and my favorite storyline was the build-up to and through The Infinity Gauntlet.

My taste in art is eclectic but is fairly well divided into "Thanos" and "Babes."   Although I have some artwork from more well-known artists, I tend to have a lot of artwork from lesser known talents. For me, I put a higher value in the uniqueness of the work and the emotion that it stirs then the name of the creator.  I have been fortunate enough to meet some very cool creators over the past few years and have gotten some awesome pieces from them.  Although my collection tends to have some common traits (characters that are in a grey area, babes, particularly redheads, etc), each piece is unique and speaks to me.  It is sometimes hard to clarify what I think makes good art or bad art, but I know it when I see it. 

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

My Thanos pin-up by Philip Tan is easily my favorite piece.  The composition is fantastic, and the linework and detail is absolutely out of this world. I have had many people make offers for this piece, but there is no way that I would part with it.  I was fortunate enough to pick up a colored lithograph of the piece that was limited to 50 prints. I have it and the original framed together and hanging in my office.  The litho itself is pretty cool, as it is numbered 2 out of 50, was signed by Stan Lee, and is remarked with a sketch by Philip of the Silver Surfer.

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

I started collecting comic art in 2006.  I was looking for some of the original pages related to the Infinity Gauntlet, not realizing that they had been snapped up over the years and had become pricy.  A friend on mine suggested that if I could not get the original pages, that I should get various artists to do pin-ups of Thanos.

Jay Fife (A CAF member and artist) can be blamed (thanked) for my collection of Babe pin-ups.  I met Jay at the 2006 Baltimore Comic Con and loved his art.  I asked him if he could draw Thanos.  He said no, but that he could draw the Black Cat.  It all went down hill from there.  Over the years, I have gotten quite a few commissions from Jay, and still curse him to this day.

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

I have the Thanos by Tan and my Megatron title splash page framed and hanging in my office, while my other pieces are in portfolios.  

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

As much as I said my interests in art was not necessarily "name" creators, my want list is primarily "named":

A Punisher by Mike Zeck

A Todd McFarlane Spider-Man

An original Infinity Gauntlet page

An original Clive Barker piece of art

A Sam Keith original

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