1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I work at a textbook store/comic shop in Conway, AR. I've been collecting comics since I was twelve or so, starting with Uncanny X-Men.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite and why?
My favorite character is Kitty Pryde, so my favorite piece has to be Kitty by John Byrne, her co-creator. I set the commission up with Mr. Byrne's art dealer, Jim Warden, and he obviously did an awesome job! I even got that great wall with the graffiti X-Men logo!
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
My first commission was Supergirl by Leonard Kirk at the Big Easy Con in 2000. I had been going to a few conventions at that point, but just to get comics signed. One of my customers had been getting sketches at shows, and that seemed like something fun to do. Nowadays it has become a slight obsession, but that is cool, right?
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I frame most of my stuff and my X-Men collection has taken over a full room and most of the hallway. I am almost out of wall space at this time, so I guess I will just start building up the portfolios!
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
I don't do a lot of pages (although I do have a few). I would love commissions Eduardo Risso, Nicola Scott (I have a page but that doesn't count), Mike Deodato, Chris Batista, and Amanda Conner (I have a few pieces from her, but nothing that I have commissioned myself).
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