Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dear Comic Art Fan,

ComicLink is still accepting Original Art consignments for its upcoming May Featured Auction of Original Comic Art and vintage comics. This top-tier auction includes numerous exciting highlights from many collecting genres and eras.

New Original Art and vintage comic book highlights are being added to the May Featured Auction preview, so check back daily. If you would like to consign to the May Featured Auction or other upcoming ComicLink auctions, simply e-mail buysell@comiclink.com for a prompt reply or call Josh Nathanson, Douglas Gillock, or other members of the ComicLink staff at 617-517-0062. And if you are a buyer/bidder remember that in addition to items on the auction block, there are also many impressive original art items listed on the Comic Art Exchange and over 10,000 CGC Graded comic books listed on the ComicLink Comic Book Exchange. Registered sellers can add items for sale at any time (click here to sell in the Exchange)!

Click Here for More Information

See you next week!

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Dick Tracy, Mutants, This is War in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121117
A Few Sample Lots:     
Mike Sekowsky and Aldo Rubono - This is War #9 Complete 4-page Joe Yank Story "Operation Spooks" Original Art (Standard, 1953)
Chester Gould - Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-21-49 (Chicago Tribune, 1949)
Simon Bisley - Mutant Chronicles Golgotha #3 Cover Preliminary Sketch Original Art (Acclaim, 1997)
Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here...


Boston Comic Con is happy to announce the Panel Schedule for our 2011 convention! With some of the greatest creators in the industry attending these are sure to be standing room only! Tell your friends! 

Saturday April 30, 2011

10:30am–11:15am – Comics In The Classroom

11:30am–12:15pm – Female Creators (Ming Doyle, Sara Richard, Stephanie Buscema, Allison Sohn)

12:30pm–1:15pm -  Spotlight on Howard Chaykin

1:30pm-2:15pm – Spotlight on Matt Wagner

2:30pm-3:15pm -  How to Draw Comics Like a Bad Ass With Frank Cho

3:30pm-4:15pm – Spotlight on Stan Sakai

4:30pm-6:00pm - Spotlight on Darwyn Cooke

6:00pm-6:45pm -  Spotlight on Terry Moore

Sunday May 1, 2011

11am-11:45am – Spotlight on Joe Kubert

12pm-12:45pm – Spotlight on Frank Quitely

1pm-1:45pm – Spotlight on Tim Sale

2pm-2:45pm – Cover Artists (J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, JG Jones, Dave Johnson)

3:00pm-3:45pm – Spotlight on Neal Adams

4pm-5pm – Costume Contest

Tickets are currently 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 paid adult admission!

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 from 10am to 7pm on Saturday April 30th and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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Premium Member of the Week :: daveofapocalypse (daveofapocalypse)

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a regular guy who grew up working in a comic book store. I now live and work in New York City. I mainly collect splashes of Marvel and DC villains from the 80s and 90s. I dig evil stuff. You may also know me as "daveofapocalypse."

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

I have a number of favorites!  I fiercely love my Jeff Matsuda and Joe Madureira work, my Marc Silvestri, Andy Kubert, and Jae Lee pages, but for the sake of moving forward, I'll say it's my Ian Churchill Age of Apocalypse cover. When I worked back at the shop in '95, this was our first glimpse of the AoA. It's just a killer image of Apocalypse that's been republished time and time again, and I'm incredibly proud to have it up on my wall. (The killer Scott Hanna inks don't hurt either!) This is the piece that got me back into collecting after a nearly ten year hiatus. Like so much of the stuff I've been lucky enough to pick up along the way, it's a breathtaking piece that I can hardly believe I own - and I feel very lucky to have it.

3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

I started collecting back around '92 or so, when I was just a kid. I worked at a comic book store which had in-store signings with some of the local talent, and one of the guys was selling original published pages. Up until then I'd been predominantly a comic (and toy, and cel) collector, but suddenly I found out you could own the real artwork. I always figured this stuff ended up on the walls of talent, or publishers, or some millionaire. I never for the life of me would've thought that just "regular people" could own these pieces of history.

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

I have six pieces professionally framed (with more on the way), and the rest in begrudgingly storage in Itoyas for the time being. I try to only buy work I could actually see putting up on my wall. To me, this is stuff to be looked at and enjoyed.

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

The top stuff that I want (that I've tracked down), the current owners already know of my interest, so I'll skip mentioning those. I will say that I'd love to track down the Jason Pearson Scarecrow cover from the 1998 one-shot, and I'd love to locate the Lord Pumpkin #1 cover from Kyle Hotz from back in the early/mid 90s. Seriously, if you know where either of these are - please let me know!

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