Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The past weekend's Boston Comic Con was a rousing success with a large jump in attendance and positive reviews from guests, vendors, and attendees alike. However, it also holds the dubious honor of being the last convention that Adam Hughes takes a commission list. After finding one of the three sketches completed over the weekend already up on ebay within 24 hours (it has since been removed), Allison Sohn announced on the AH! Yahoo Group that from now on Adam will only take convention commissions via ebay auctions, one per each day of the con. Bleeding Cool has more details at the link. To stop on top of all the latest news from Adam Hughes, join the Yahoo Group at the link.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor


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Premium Member of the Week :: Travis Ellisor

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
 
I am a material controller for a major oil company. In addition to comics and comics art, my interests include gardening and trying to play guitar. I've been reading and collecting comics since 1984, when my mom bought me a sealed pack of Transformers #1-3. I continued reading Transformers and slowly branched out into other Marvel comics, especially the X-Men books. A couple of years later I discovered comic shops and started reading anything that looked interesting.
 
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite ?

Karate Kid vs. Elektra by Clay Mann - This one took quite a while to get but I think it's the most beautiful piece I own and it was worth it. Clay did a fantastic job with the ink washes on this one.  It also has the most views in my online gallery and gets the most compliments when I show off my collection to others.
 
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
 
I've always enjoyed looking at art but didn't buy any until I saw that Derec Donovan was taking commissions online in the summer of 2009. I am a HUGE fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes so I asked for one of Karate Kid fighting Connor Hawke, who Derec had recently drawn in a miniseries. I liked the commission so much that I decided to make it a theme and started getting commissions from many artists drawing different opponents. I've also began to branch out into other themes now, but my Karate Kid collection will always be my favorite.
 
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
 
Most of my art is stored in large binders for ease of transport and showing off.  I have two pieces framed so far, but plan on framing a few more.
 
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
 
1) Karate Kid vs. Manhunter by Walter Simonson
2) Hellboy meets Etrigan by Mike Mignola
3) Colossus vs. the Juggernaut by Rick Leonardi
4) Karate Kid vs. Invincible by Ryan Ottley
5) Karate Kid vs. Ambush Bug by Keith Giffen

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