1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I started collecting in 1982 and began selling by mail order through the Comics Buyers Guide and setting up at the San Diego Comic-Con, in 1986. My first piece of artwork I bought was a John Byrne Fantastic Four page. My website www.albertmoy.com went online in 1998, and I am now the exclusive dealer for Bruce Timm, Jim Lee, Jae Lee, Sam Kieth, Erik Larsen, Darwyn Cooke, J. Bone, John Cassaday, and others.
2. Which is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?
I have many favorite pieces, so it is hard to pick one. But if I have to I might as well brown nose it and say the Jim Lee Batman #608-609 cover; it was a gift from Jim. What a great boss.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I started in 1982. I used to collect comics; I bought books that featured my favorite artists. The first piece of original art I saw was this John Byrne Fantastic Four page. This was at a Creation Convention and it blew me away that I can own a piece of original art drawn by the artist. I tossed my comic collection and went full force into collecting original art.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have a few pieces framed on the wall but most are in a giant safe. Lots of Mylar and lots of Itoya books is how I have them stored. Bob Cook is the Mylar King.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
1- I want a nice Dark Knight page, I was a dumbass and sold everything I had from the series.
2- Calvin and Hobbes original Sunday or daily
3- Steve Ditko Spider-Man Splash
4- Paul Smith X-Men Cover, man this starting to look like David Mandel's Collection, curse you David
5- Everything I can get my hands on.
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