Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Boston Comic Con this past weekend was amazing! It completely exceeded all of my expectations! Jim Lee did many more sketches than I have seen him do at a convention in a long time. Cameron Stewart, JH Williams, and Skottie Young were all besieged with collectors looking for art. Mark Chiarello found an artist during his portfolio reviews that just may become the new DC superstar; that kid better remember us in his Eisner-Award acceptance speech. Adam Miller and Rich Woodall completely sold out of the debut issue of ZombieBomb on the very first day! Overall, the convention completely exceeded my expectations and was a phenomenal success! This past weekend definitely put the convention on the map and cemented Boston as a hub of comic book activity.

Apologies to anyone who got shut out on the giant line on Saturday but the Boston PD wasn't letting anyone in due to concerns of overcrowding. We can't help being so popular. However, we are taking actions to gain more space or, barring that, moving to a new venue. And we promise to add more programming like panels and such.

Huge thanks to all of our guests, artists, vendors, and fans for making it an awesome experience, especially all the CAFers who came out and supported the show. And thanks to Bill Cox for letting me co-opt the newsletter to shill.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Premium Member of the Week :: Mastro Geppetto

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm a 39 year-old Italian collector and have two degrees (Economy and Nursing). At this moment I work as nurse. I'm married and father of a wonderful son.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece is an unused cover by Massimo Carnevale. It was created for an Italian character "Martin Hel" and I consider it the best piece from one of the best illustrators in the world.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

I bought my first comic art in 1999, an interior page from Alan Ford by Magnus (Roberto Raviola). I read comic books from the age of ten but it was an article in a comic magazine about the collection of originals that pushed me to this insane form of collecting.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

The best covers and illustrations are framed on the walls of my house. The rest of my collection is stored in archival portfolios.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

1. 1. A watercolor of Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt (I dream)
2. The cover of the book I Will Hold You 'Till You Sleep by Jon J. Muth
3. The last 3 pages of X-Men #3 by Jim Lee
4. A page of Devilman by Go Nagai
5. The cover of Y the Last Man #60 by Massimo Carnevale

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