Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dear Comic Art Fan,

What is the hub of comic art action in the southeast? Macon, Ga, apparently. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is currently exhibiting "The Art of Macon Comics" featuring work by Tony Harris, Craig Hamilton and Ray Snyder. The exhibit runs until March 16th and the museum will also host Ma-Con, a one day comic show, with Harris, Hamilton, Snyder, and several other comic creators in attendance on February 23rd. So if you are in the area be sure to check it out and support local artists (and CAF members!)

See you next week!

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Premium Member of the Week :: Lou Haberman

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m just a simple guy from New Jersey … a great place to live despite what you’ve heard. I’m an astonishing 55 years old when last I checked. I’ve been married more times than Eva Gabor or perhaps it just feels that way. I’ve been, happily, single for the past 8 years. This tends to be a desirable circumstance if one is a collector of comic art. My current choice to be single also permits me the unlimited freedom to display my art throughout my home, without criticism. I’ve managed to, tastefully, hang 300 pieces of cover art, but am now lacking much-needed wall space. Professionally, I am a licensed Orthotist & Prosthetist. It is not uncommon for folks to wonder or snicker over my Title. You’ll have to look it up. I’m also an inventor, lecturer and I write occasionally. I have 2 practices in NJ and a medical device manufacturing company that produces products I’ve developed. My greatest creations are my 2 adult sons. They are almost fully independent life forms now. Curiously, they never embraced my love of comics and comic art … though they are impressed by it.

What is your favorite piece in your Gallery and why?

It would appear that previous responders to this questionnaire have already voiced the challenge in selecting a single favorite piece of art from their collections. I, frankly, cannot select a single favorite piece. I have many favorites, created by different artists, in various media. Though, I do have favorite pieces by favored artists. I could say that my (almost) complete collection of Gary Frank’s Supreme Power series is certainly at the top of the list. J.G. Jones’ run on Wonder Woman is fabulous. Ian Churchill’s art is stunning and my Supergirl #1 cover makes me stutter. Salvador Larocca’s pencils for Ultimate Electra are so good that they baffle me as to how he did them. I own 3 interior pages of Silver Surfer Remix by Sal Velluto … some of the most gorgeous artwork I’ve ever seen. Greg Land’s X-Men cover depicting Wolverine and Ed Benes’ Superman & Superboy cover are spectacular. There are more, of course, but I’ve already “cheated” in my response to your question.

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

I definitely entered into this exclusive hobby too late. I believe that it began for me towards the end of 2004. I discovered the Ebay universe at the urging of friends and quickly selected “Collectibles” and “Comics.” I, then, found “Comic Art!” As absurd as it sounds, I never considered how comics were actually produced; that there was original artwork generated for their creation. When I explored the artwork section, I found pieces that were used for some of the more memorable comics that I had read. I was hooked. I’ve spent a small fortune already and now try to restrain myself, but we all know how futile that can sometimes be.

How do you display/store your collection at home?

Most of my artwork is archival framed and hung throughout my home and offices.

I keep some artwork in protective portfolios until such time that I can get them framed. I have another 30 or so pieces of cover art framed but not hung due to a lack of wall space. Need a bigger house.

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

I’d like to obtain the 3 missing pieces of cover art for Supreme Power. Additionally, I like to grab Ultimate Electra 4 and 5 and Michael Turner’s Supergirl cover interpretation from issue 3 (I believe) and some Paradise X covers. I’d, also, love to get published cover art or commissions from Ed Benes and David Finch. My list could extend beyond 100, so I’d better stop here.



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