Monday, May 23, 2011

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Last weekend at the Big Apple Con, Neal Adams had an envelope full of original art stolen with a reported value of $10,000. Keep on the lookout in case they hit the open market. Bleeding Cool has the images.

Also our condolences go out to the family and friends of Jeffrey Catherine Jones who passed away last week following a long battle with several health problems. The influential artist was part of the the legendary Studio in the 70s and was one of the first to bring a fine art sensibility to comic books. Heidi MacDonald wrote a more detailed obituary on The Beat.

See you next week.

Colin Solan
CAF Editor


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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Kelly Green & Rusty Riley in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121122
 
A Few Sample Lots:    
     
Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #18 page 13 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1986)
 
Stan Drake - Kelly Green #4 page 19 Original Art (Darguad International Publishing, 1982)
 
Frank Godwin - Rusty Riley Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-10-58 (King Features Syndicate, 1958)
 
Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here...



Premium Member of the Week :: Brian Keohan

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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