Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The Hero Initiative's 2011 Membership drive is in full swing and with your help Hero will be able to assist those creators who have given us so much amazing comic artwork and stories over the years. You can purchase your Hero Initiative membership right on CAF at by CLICKING HERE. Not only will you be supporting a cause that's near and dear to everyone here at CAF, but you'll also get some cool swag based on the level of your membership, from sketchcards to comics and t-shirts. CAF also discounts it's own Premium Membership by $10 if you choose to purchase a combined Hero and CAF Premium Membership. If you're already a CAF Premium Member this will extend your current period by one year, so this discount benefits current and existing CAF Premium Members.
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

See you next week!

Bill Cox
CAF Editor-in-Chief

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Heritage Auctions ( - Love & Rockets, Phantom & Conan in this Sunday’s Weekly Internet Auction #111014

A Few Sample Lots:        

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #2 page 23 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1983)
Pat Boyette - The Phantom #39 Page Original Art Group (Charlton, 1970)
Jose Delbo, Mark Texeira, and Rod Ramos - Conan the Barbarian #227 Page Original Art Group (Marvel, 1989)
Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here...


Press Release:

The Boston Comic Con is honored to announce that comic book icon Neal Adams is the latest addition to an already extraordinary guest list for 2011! A Silver Age legend, Adams has been one of the most influential artists in the industry both on the page and behind the scenes. From returning Batman to his dark and gritty roots to campaigning for creators’ rights, Adams holds the highest position of respect. His photorealistic art has graced the pages of The Brave and the Bold, Deadman, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and most recently Batman: Odyssey. Be sure to come to Boston Comic Con on April 30 – May 1, 2011 to welcome Neal Adams to New England!

Other recent additions include Spawn artist Greg Capullo, Playboy cartoonist Gahan Wilson, Batman Beyond’s Ryan Benjamin, Marvel artist Stephanie Buscema, and returning guests Daixong Guo and Mark McKenna. Check out the convention website for full profiles of our guests and all the latest updates!

Previously announced guests include Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson,  J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Tickets are now available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with a paid adult!

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently-run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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Premium Member of the Week :: Boris D
1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm 47 years old, French, and I live in Paris
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favourite piece is the Bilal “Animal'z” featuring three persons reacting to a whale crashing near them. I love it because of the whole force of the image, of the whale, the shouting guy in front plan which looks a lot to another classical feature of Bilal in the 90s and the global atmosphere of this "Animal'z" world.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

I've collected comic art for about 10 years. I began with contemporary art and then I switched to comics. Easier to understand and to react to it, less "snobbish" (French meaning of this word!), and it reminds me when I was a little younger!
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

My home is full of my collection I have to build new walls to put my comics art on it...
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

My top five would be:
- A Bilal nice piece of "La Femme piège"
- A Bilal nice piece from "Partie de Chasse"
- A Moebius nice piece from "Arzach"
- A Tardi nice piece from "Le Démon des Glaces"
- A Pratt nice piece from Corto Maltese

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