1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am 30 years old and live in Georgia. I have been collecting comics since I was little and have amassed quite a large collection. I enjoy reading all types of comics, including manga, and I also read fiction novels. I used to collect action figures till I ran out of run for them. My dad and I go to a couple conventions a year and recently my sister has started going with us. I love movies and play video games.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
Probably my favorite piece is my Goon page by Eric Powell. I met him at a convention in Georgia. I flipped through the art he had and when I saw this one, I just had to have it. It is such a great representation of his art.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
Seriously been collecting art for around 12 years. When I was younger, my dad bought me a Marvel Comics Presents cover by James Fry. This got me interested in art, and after I got a job and could afford to spend money, I started getting sketches and art pages and conventions.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I keep the majority of my art in portfolios. In the room I store my comic books I have a set of metal drawers in which keep the portfolios. I also have a few pieces framed.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
I really want a very nice Frank Cho commission. A Thor would be nice. If not a commission, a really nice published piece, perhaps from his new Avengers book.
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer commission by Jo Chen
I would love to have another piece by Gabriele Dell'Otto, a painted Thor or Wolverine
A commission from Alex Maleev, a Daredevil or Elektra
And anything from Frank Miller, but a nice Daredevil page from him would be perfect.
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