1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I live in New Jersey with my wonderful wife and soul mate along with our three cats. For the past 23 years I’ve been employed as a police officer and have been trying to break into the comic industry as a freelance writer.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
I have two co-favorite pieces. One is my Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 page 10. Crisis is one of my all-time favorite stories so to own a piece of this was truly special for me. Plus you add in Flash trying to warn a helpless Batman and disintegrating before his eyes and Perez at the top of his game, priceless!!
Next is the Marvel Comics 9-11 Heroes charity book. Good friends Mark Mckenna and Mike Mckone put my badge number (#50) on the collar of the officer in the top left corner. Something I will never forget. To own this is piece of art is very special.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I have been collecting comics and sketches since 1971. My parents took me to my first convention and I got three sketches that day; a full body Iron Man by Gene Colan, a quick Green Lantern by Neal Adams, and a full color marker piece by Karen Raines who was sitting with Neal Adams. From then on I was hooked, I only wish I was interested in original pages back then. I passed over a lot of incredible pages/covers which by today’s standards would be worth a king’s ransom.
4. Please tell us about the Bridgewater PBA and your fundraising efforts.
I took a page from the Hero Initiative and had comic art boards made up with our logo on it. Then I began to get comic pros to draw whatever character they wanted. The response was overwhelming and we collected around 200 pieces of art. All of the art was auctioned off on ebay and the total raised was over $18,000. CAF helped with our success as well by publicizing the auctions.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
Five items which I wish I could have:
Anything from Bill Watterson. Eric Roberts has an original Calvin & Hobbes strip on CAF in his gallery.
A nice Neal Adams Green Lantern page.
A nice Gil Kane Green Lantern page/cover.
A Moebius Green Lantern Commission.
And finally the Flash of Two Worlds cover. It resides in Stephen Fishler’s CAF gallery and I am very glad to know it is in good hands.
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