Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dear Comic Art Fan,

You love CAF, right? And you really love these witty and informative newsletters every week! Please follow the link and vote for our parent company Collector's Network Inc. to receive a small business grant. Should we win, it would go a long way towards Bill Cox bringing me on full-time and dispensing more of these charming bon mots on a regular basis. I'd vote for you... 

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Bungling... Marauders, Love and Rockets in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121128
A Few Sample Lots:         

Harry Tuthill - The Bungle Family Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-5-27 (McNaught Syndicate, 1927)
Paul Gulacy - Slash Maraud #2 Cover Original Art (DC, 1987)
Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #24 Splash Page "A Mess of Skin" Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1987)
Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here...

Premium Member of the Week :: A Arntfield

1. Please tell us a little about yourself. 

I'm from Toronto, Canada, where I own a branding and creative services agency. I started reading, buying, and collecting comics in the early sixties, and I rediscovered collecting about four years ago.  

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My current favourite is a page from Howard the Duck #9 by Gene Colan and Steve Leialoha. Gene, Steve L, and Steve Gerber were at their peak with Howard the Duck, and issue #9 has a special place in my heart because it was set in Ontario, Canada. I love the off-kilter panel structure, and the way Gene draws your eye through the page. The movement from panel to panel in the bottom half of the page is remarkable. 

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

I've been collecting original art for approximately two years. When I got back into comic collecting, I started to put together high grade runs of silver age Marvel titles – my favourite books from my childhood. But plastic-encased comics quickly lost their appeal. I bought my first original art pages on a whim, but I was immediately hooked. Holding a piece of original art by someone like Jack Kirby or Gene Colan, I feel a connection to them, and to the time and place the art was created.

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

Most of my collection is at work, where it's matted and framed and hung on the walls of my office. The rest is in a portfolio.

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

The top five most wanted pages are all from Howard the Duck #9. I'd like to put the book back together, which is proving to be a daunting, if not impossible, task. I'm also keeping my eye out for other Howard the Duck pages by Gene Colan, especially those inked by Steve Leialoha. Finally, I'd like to own a page from one of the original post-war Spirit sections by Will Eisner.

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