Monday, November 7, 2011

Dear Comic Art Fan,

ComicLink writes in to say that they have several Featured Auctions closing next week. Included among the long list of artwork are historic pieces such as Jack Kirby's Journey Into Mystery #122 featuring a battle between the Hulk and Thor, Frank Miller's cover to Daredevil #190 (the resurrection of Elektra), and a page from Amazing Spider-Man #12 by Steve Ditko! Click the link to see the full listings!! 

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor


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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Garfield and Flash Gordon in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121146

A Few Sample Lots:

Jim Davis - Garfield Daily Original Art dated 4-4-80 (United Feature Syndicate, 1980).
 
John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton - Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #3 Page Original Art Group (Marvel, 1982)
 
Mac Raboy - Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-25-49 (King Features Syndicate, 1949)
 
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Announcements

BOSTON COMIC CON 2012 – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

BCC 2012: April 21st & 22nd. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Featuring the Legends of Mad Magazine Reunion starring Sergio Aragones, Al Jaffee, Al Feldstein, and Paul Coker.

And a rock star guest list that includes (among others)…

Simon Bisley, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ivan Reis, Skottie Young, Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale, Steve Epting, David Petersen, Clay Mann, Greg Horn, Greg Capullo, Joe Prado, Brian Azzarello, Jill Thompson, Phil Jiminez, Jim Cheung, Phil Noto, Cliff Chiang, Joe Benitez, Ken Kelly, Alex Maleev, Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, Steve Scott, Geof Darrow, Bob Layton, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ben Templesmith, Herb Trimpe, Paolo Rivera, Bernie Wrightson and…

That’s just the beginning. More guests to follow!

Also, keep your eyes peeled for information coming at ya at a later date about panels, the costume contest, gaming, and our first annual art auction!! Follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are on sale now at www.bostoncomiccon.com or eventbrite.com or at the door the days of the show. $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Children 10 and under free.

Thanks to all the BCC fans who have made Boston a national comic con hot spot!


Premium Member of the Week :: Yehoy Lee

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm a professional in the tech industry and have always loved sports and comics. My prime comic days began in the 90s during my high-school days. I actually owe my fandom to comics to my older brother as he got me started with the comic Groo the Wanderer. I worked in a comic book store during my later teen years and that's when the comic industry really changed. It truly was a memorable era as Image/Wildstorm emerged and the whole "Bad Girls" trend began. This was soon followed by variant covers, then chromium, gold, holo-foil, and for all we know pirate treasure began showing up on covers everywhere. It was such a rage it actually became overwhelming to the point where I couldn't keep up collecting everything anymore. Sadly by the time I went to college in San Diego (yes, .home of San Diego Comic Con), my days of collecting comics came to an end.

This however didn't mean my love for comics ever went away. Besides the stories and characters from the most brilliant story tellers that captivate us, I just fell in love with the art work like so many others. To actually find out that we as fans can not only get sketches form our favorite artists, but actually obtain the original work to their published works was a sheer wonder to me. This hobby is incredible and continues to amaze me. I still classify myself as a rookie to the hobby and continue to learn new things about it every day. I've been fortunate to come across some great pieces that I love. To me that's the key to this hobby. It's a money-sucking black hole, but if you find a piece that you like, the satisfaction of owning something unique to this world is extremely gratifying and makes it all worth it.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

This is such a hard one to single out. My Jim Lee Splash page from X-Men #8 is definitely the prize in my collection, however my What If? Astonishing X-Men cover by J. Scott Campbell is on par. The Jim Lee page is so memorable as it was part of the run that made me a fan of the X-Men. Not only that, the image of Psylocke is so jaw dropping. Jim Lee captures a moment here that any guy can relate to sitting poolside and seeing a beautiful woman step out. 

The What If? cover is a beautiful piece as I've always loved the Phoenix. Being Asian and knowing how much the Phoenix means to Asian (and mythical) lore, it's a very powerful piece.  Especially knowing the love triangle between the three characters. Not only that, it's in my opinion the best published depiction of Emma that Campbell has done.

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

I was actually introduced to comic art via the Magneto sketch by Jim Lee in my gallery. He was doing a signing on my birthday at a local comic shop for the Heroes Reborn launch and gave me a great gift. He topped it off by letting me go to dinner with him and a couple others. While I doubt he remembers it, it was a moment I'll never forget. Since that moment I've always wanted to own originals pieces of art, and while it's taken some time to get into it, it's one hobby I don't see myself ever getting tired of.

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

The collection stays in portfolios or is framed and up on the walls; either in the stairwell or where ever the wife will allow it. Another part of the hobby that's fun is that I do my own framing as well which allows me to play around with various layouts and arrangements.

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

Gosh, there are so many pieces I'd love to own.  Some of which I wouldn't even know where to start to look
    - J Scott Campbell Commissions
    - Jim Lee Commissions
    - Wizard Covers #14, #44, #134, #180,
    - Grifter One Shot covers (front and back)
    - Any Batman: Hush Covers.

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