Monday, November 15, 2010

Dear Comic Art Fan,

This weekend is the Creative Talent Network Expo in Burbank, CA. It is a conference for animation primarily but several comic artists will be in attendance as well including Tim Sale, Humberto Ramos, J. Scott Campbell, Eric Canete, Sean Galloway, Francisco Herrera, and more! Most notably, their guest of honor is the legendary French artist Moebius! This is a rare US appearance so be sure to go see him if you have the chance.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Come see the Comic Art closing in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #110113

A Few Sample Lots:  
Bruno Premiani - Doom Patrol #93 page 18 Original Art (DC, 1965) 
John Buscema and Al Williamson - Wolverine #1 page 18 Original Art (Marvel, 1988) 
John Buscema and Jim Mooney - Thor #188 page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1971)
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ComicLink November Featured Auction
Original Art lots close Thursday 9-11 PM EST
Review Some Highlights of the Original Art Segment Below

The ComicLink November Featured Auction closes Tuesday, November 16th thru Thursday, November 18th between 7:30 PM EST and 11:30 PM EST.  The original art segment of the auction closes on Thursday between 9:00PM and 11:00 PM EST.  Artists represented within the original art lots of this auction include: Neal Adams, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, John Buscema, John Byrne, Milton Caniff, Ernie Chan, Sean Chen, Jimmy Cheung, Ian Churchill, Gene Colan, Reed Crandall, Jack Davis, Fran Deitrick, Lee Elias, Al Feldstein, Virgil Finlay, Hal Foster, George Herriman, Gil Kane, Hank Ketcham, Jack Kirby, Warren Kremer, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, Dave McKean, Al Milgrom, Frank Miller, Joe Orlando, George Perez, Whilce Portacio, John Romita, Tim Sale, Kurt Schaffenberger, Mike Sekowsky, John Severin, Marie Severin, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Sim, Joe Simon, Marvin Stein, Herb Trimpe, Barry Windsor-Smith, Wally Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Mike Zeck and more!

There are many exciting pieces within the auction. Artwork from the early 1900's ranges from Herriman Krazy Kat dailies to the first pulp work by Virgil Finlay to a Prince Valiant Sunday Page.  Among the EC artwork within the auction resides an incredible Harvey Kurtzman cover from Two Fisted Tales Annual #1, a humorous Jack Davis baseball spoof from Mad #2 and a Wally Wood Incredible Science Fiction page.  There are six 1950's covers by Marvin Stein, including two from Headline Comics and four from Justice Traps the Guilty. Silver Age highlights include a Thor vs. Hulk battle page from their classic battle in Journey Into Mystery #112, a Superman/Batman team-up within Justice League of America #4, and Gene Colan's splash page to Daredevil #34.  Among the 1970's highlights are John Romita's cover to Amazing Spider-Man #155, a crackling Kirby Superman splash page from Jimmy Olsen #143, a moody Miller/Jansen Daredevil/Black Widow 1/2 splash from Daredevil #186 and a Barry Windsor-Smith unpublished cover to Conan Saga #4.  Modern Age pieces rounding out the auction include such highlights as an X-Men #273 Double Page title splash by Whilce Portacio, a Dave McKean Sandman commission, a striking John Byrne "Death of Phoenix" plate image, and Mark Bagley's cover to Amazing Spider-Man #367.

We hope you enjoy the auction and find artwork for your collection that interests you. If you are interested in selling in upcoming ComicLink auctions (December thru February), you are welcome to subsidize some of your purchases with cash advances. Simply e-mail your prospective auction list to for a prompt reply or call Josh Nathanson, Douglas Gillock, or other members of the ComicLink staff at 718/246-0300. And if you are a buyer/bidder remember that in addition items on the auction block, there are also many impressive original art items listed on the Comic Art Exchange. Registered sellers can add items for sale at any time (click here to sell in the Exchange)! 

If you'd like to Sell in the upcoming ComicLink January Focused Auction or the February Featured Auction (featuring the Best in Vintage Comics & Original Art), simply e-mail your prospective auction list and auction preference, or call Josh Nathanson, Douglas Gillock or other members of the ComicLink Team at 718/246-0300.

Premium Member of the Week :: Joe Gonzalez

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I live and work in sunny San Diego. I own and operate Comic Art Ink, a website dedicated to promoting and selling original comic art, commissions, art prints and sketchbooks for over 20 comic book artists. Several are under exclusive contract with DC Comics or Marvel Comics. I have been a fan of comics books since I was a very young child, my earliest memory is of being around five- or six-years old and going down to the corner store buying the Flash, Batman, and Superman comics for 15 cents. 

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?     

I would have to say my favorite page (for the moment) is my Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #4, Page 5 by Duncan Fegredo. I just loved the fact that I was able to buy both the pencils and the final inks. But to top it off having the opportunity to speak to Duncan and have him personalize the page to me on the back and I got to pick his brain about his style of art, the way he puts his pages together and just to get that insight was awesome.

3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I started collecting comic art on a whim, I saw a page on eBay and bid on it and won.  When I got the piece at home, I loved it and knew I was hooked and that started it all.  Very soon after that I became friends with Renato Guedes (Wolverine, Superman, Action Comics, Smallville) online and soon took over his art sales. Since then I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best artists in the business... and supplement my art collection as well!!

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

I have several pieces mounted and framed, but the majority are in portfolios where I can easily take a few minutes to peruse them whenever the fancy strikes.

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
I’m not sure if there are particular pages, but I think my “grail” commissions/pages would include art by many of the same artists that lots of other collectors admire: Frank Frazetta, Adam Hughes, Jim Lee, John Byrne, and Frank Cho. If I could get one piece from each of these five artists, I would then be able to say my collection was truly complete.

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