1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
Well I am currently a Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard and have been for almost 16 years at this point. During that time I have been stationed everywhere from the Arctic Circle to New York City, where I currently reside. I hold a B.A in Criminal Justice, an M.A in Ancient History, and an M.A. in Security Manegement. I plan to begin my PhD. in Homeland Security Policy by the end of this year. In my free time I try to keep active by participating in long distance obstacle courses like the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
It's tough to talk about my favorite piece since that tends to change. However my current favorite is my Arkham Asylum page. It's one of those pages that I sort of stumbled into and I don't think I will have the opprtunity to grab another one from that book. Also I just had it reframed and it looks great.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I have been collecting comic art seriously for about seven years now. I grew up reading comics but stopped when I went to college. I never lost the bug for collecting and began with comic art once I was financially able to do so. It looks, like most of in this hobby, that I'm in comic art collecting for the long haul at this point.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have about a dozen of my pages framed and they hang in various rooms throughout my home. The bulk of my collection is stored in portfolios and mylar sleeves and has a room all to itself. I've been looking into some storage cabinets to better store my collection.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
This is a tough question but I will give it my best:
A Jack Kirby cover because really, we should all have a Kirby cover.
I'm a huge Michael Turner fan and there are two pieces from him that I have wanted for a long time. The first is Superman/Batman #12 pg 10. I have the other pages from the Batman vs Darkseid fight and would love to complete it. The other Turner piece would be the the cover to Identity Crisis #4. I think that this is the best thing Mike ever did.
The fourth isn't a single page; one of my favorite comics from when I was a kid was the Nick Fury vs Shield mini-series. I have worked for a long time to reunite the enitre series and am about half way there. It has become one of those impossible goals that has helped make collecting comic art fun for me.
The fifth page on my dream sheet would be a commission from Arthur Adams. I've been a fan of his art for a long time. Hopefully I will be able to get this done at some point.
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