1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am 50 years old, live in Mexico, and retired this year. I do some blogging and was the Technical Support Manager (Mainframes, OS/390 and Linux and iSeries computers) in the largest Telco in Mexico. I love collecting art, blogging and I want to take some piano lessons and eventually compose.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
My favorite piece is difficult to select, but I think that the alternate cover of Skye Runner #2 by J. Scott Campbell and inked by Richard Friend, because Rich accepted to ink it and explained how he did it, step by step, and I included these steps in one of my gallery rooms, very nice!
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I began my art collection in 1998 after I bought a couple of pieces from the now-defunct Wildstorm Fine Arts; what I remember is that one of the pieces was a Gen13 double page splash (from issue #12 p.4-5) and other piece now I forgot what was. Thanks to my friend George Tanner I began to display my art in CAF! Also I tried to locate other Mexican collectors but I couldn't find any others.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have framed only some pieces, and the others are in Itoya portfolios; also, I make some jigsaw puzzles from some of my pieces.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
1. The cover by Art Adams of Gen13 #1 of the Gen13 babies.
2. The cover and the rest of art of Gen13: A Christmas Caper pages by Tom McWeeney.
3. A commission by Humberto Ramos and Francisco Herrera.
4. The cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 by George Perez.
5. A cover by Jack Kirby.
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