Monday, November 21, 2011

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today is a day for being grateful for what we have and giving to those in need. One such person is Aidan, a budding young artist who is fighting his leukemia in a unique way: by selling his drawings of monsters online to help pay for his chemotherapy treatments. After his story was picked up by the news outlets, several comic artists contributed pieces of classic movie monsters in an effort to help him out. Contributors include Mike Mignola, Katie Cook, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson, David Petersen, Dave McKean, Eric Powell, and more. Please click here to check out the auctions (ending tomorrow) or consider donating directly on Aidan’s website

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Dick Tracy #34, Wildcat Sketch in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121148

A Few Sample Lots:        

Al Avison - Dick Tracy #34 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1950)

Alex Toth - Wildcat Sketch Original Art (undated)

Gray Morrow - Classics Illustrated Page Original Art Group(Gilberton, 1961)

Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here...



Bid now in the Event Auction!  

Featured original comic art includes

-          1943 Archie Comics #2 page 8 interior by Bob Montana (Rare! Rare! Rare!) 

-          Over 20 pieces of original art by the revered master, Will Eisner!

-          A beautiful & complete 5 page Dan Decarlo story from Betty and Veronica #148 

-          A Bob Kane sketch of Batman and Robin 

-          Artwork and memorabilia from the personal collection of Superman co-creator, Jerry Siegel.  This collection not only includes artwork, but also Siegel’s personal copy of Superman #1, as well as the portable typewriter upon which he wrote many of the earliest Superman stories, and much, much more!  

The Event Auction is not one to be missed!  Also offered in this auction is the highest graded copy of Action Comics #1 on the CGC census at an astounding CGC 9.0 VF/NM!  In addition to setting world record prices, also publishes top-notch artwork consignments in the catalog that goes to the best buyers on the planet, and only charges a 10% seller’s commission with no buyer’s premiums.  Do the math, and contact them today to get your artwork featured in their next Event Auction. aggressively seeks more original comic artwork for its hungry client-base, and offers generous cash advances up to $1 Million.  Contact them today at 212-895-3999 (international 001-212-895-3999) or email

Premium Member of the Week :: Don Bohm

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm 46 and have been a comics fan since I was seven. I haven't always read comics since then but I've never lost my love for them. I am a Navy veteran and was a plumber for 21 years. I am now semi-retired and living in West Chester, PA with my wife Molly and son Trevor.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Wow. All my pieces are special to me, even the amateur ones. However I have to say The Batman by Paul Smith, without a doubt! (thanks to Gerry Turnbull). I've greatly admired Paul's art from the moment I read Marvel Fanfare #1. When I read issue #4, that admiration grew! To me, his work is perfect. In addition, Batman is one of my Top three heroes, Superman and Captain America being the other two, as anyone who has seen my collection can tell you. A close second  would be the Superman team up with my hero Doc Saturn by James Hanson.

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

I bought my first piece of art, Superman by Paul Ryan, at a convention back in 1991 or 1992 - before he started on Superman, anyway. Paul is a fine artist and a great guy to chat with. That was such a cool experience! I am always thrilled when able to talk directly to with the artist about the art.

I collect because I love comics, art, the noble ideal inherent in the heroes, and I want to have something to represent that. A souvenir if you will. I especially enjoy the commissions where the pencil lines are still visible. I like to see the foundation and under-drawing! I love pouring through CAF and seeing everyone's collections, with so many new artists everyday: Daniel Acuna, Frazer Irving, Esad Ribic, Pascal Ferry...

4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have the art professionally matted and framed and hung on the wall of my basement "man cave/media room." My framer loves it! He usually works with "regular" art and it really tickles him when I bring in mine. I make sure to count them when I go pick them up!

None of my friends or family is into comics, so when they see mine displayed the reactions are priceless! Most have no idea anything like this exists! I also enjoy the conversations my son and I have about each piece.

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

Wow, what a question. Only five, huh? My main focus is on commissions. However there are some pages of comic art I like. In fact, my "Grail Piece" would be the cover to Action Comics Weekly #608, Green Lantern by Paul Smith! A perfect example of Paul's ability to show grace and power. It's the most striking piece I've ever seen!
Next on my list would be a commission of Superman from Paul Smith to go with my Batman!
Following closely (in no particular order): Batman by Travis Charest, Superman by JG Jones, Captain America by Jim Lee, and Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes.

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