Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

As February winds down be sure to contribute to our Monthly Sketchbook and share some of your collection. This month's theme is Teen With Super Powers. From Robin the Boy Wonder to Spider-Man to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, comic books and genre fiction have long been infatuated with the travails of young people in the face of adversity. Check out the art or share your own at the link...

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Spider-Man #245, Thor #224 and Shoe in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121209

A Few Sample Lots:

John Romita Jr. and Dave Simons - The Amazing Spider-Man #245 Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1983)

John Buscema and Mike Esposito - Thor #224 Hercules Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1974)

Jeff MacNelly - Shoe Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-2-85 (C.T.N.Y.N.S., 1985)

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


Boston Comic Con is pleased to announce several new additions to the guest list for the 2012 convention! Joining an already stellar line up are Joe Sinnott, Kevin Eastman, Eric Canete, Keu Cha, Todd Dezago, Ian Glaubinger, Daniel Govar, Mark Morales, Sara Richard, Stephane Roux, Matteo Scalera, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Charles P. Wilson III, and Dexter Vines.
Silver Age legend Joe Sinnott's inks have embellished the pages of innumerable titles including Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and The Avengers. His favorite character to draw is The Thing of the Fantastic Four, the comic for which he is best known. Don’t miss this opportunity to shake hands with an industry giant!
Kevin Eastman is best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a comic book phenomenon which was founded in Northampton, MA! For the past twenty years Eastman has owned, edited, and published the magazine Heavy Metal. Boston Comic Con is thrilled to bring this comic book icon back to the Bay State!
Eric Canete is an illustrator and designer working in the animation and comic book industries. As an animator he has worked on shows including Aeon Flux, Exo Squad, and X-Men. He has drawn many titles for Marvel and DC Comics such as Amazing Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Iron Man. Currently he is working on a creator-owned project for Image Comics.
Keu Cha is an artist who has worked extensively with Top Cow Productions on titles including The Darkness, Fathom, Rising Stars, and Witchblade.
Todd Dezago is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his collaborations with penciller Mike Wieringo on Sensational Spider-Man and their creator-owned fantasy series Tellos. Dezago is also know for co-creating Young Justice with artist Todd Nauck in the one-shot Young Justice: The Secret. His other Young Justice work includes the miniseries JLA: World Without Grown-ups.
Ian Glaubinger is an illustrator inspired by all things in pop culture: the cartoons of the 1950's, Walt Disney, movies, comics, typography, vintage advertising, all things retro, his wife Kim, and his cat to name a few. He is a featured artist at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, a very popular pop-culture based art gallery.
Daniel Govar is the co-founder of ThereAndBackAgain.net, a Tolkien and Lord of the Rings website dedicated to illustrating all facets of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. In 2010, Daniel’s sci-fi epic comic Azure was published by DC Comics, now available via DC and ComiXology’s digital apps.
Mark Morales is an inker best known for his works at Marvel Comics such as Secret Invasion, Siege, and Thor. Most recently he embellished the pages of Young Avengers over the pencils of fellow Boston Comic Con guest Jim Cheung.
Sara Richard's work has appeared in Atomic Robo, Pre-Historic Times Magazine, several Marvel trading card sets, Zombie Bomb, and in her new children's book Kitty and Dino. She has also worked as a toy designer for Hasbro.
Stephane Roux comes all the way from France as an illustrator of great renown. His sexy pinup-style art has graced the covers of Birds of Prey, Savage She-Hulk, and Countdown to Crisis. He has also illustrated Zatanna for DC Comics and is currently working on Star Wars: Agent of the Empire for Dark Horse.
Matteo Scalera is an Italian artist who was one of twelve discovered in Marvel's worldwide talent search in 2005. He is best known for his work with the character Deadpool and has drawn the titles Deadpool Team-Up, Deadpool Corps, and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. Additionally he has worked on Hyperkinetic, Dynamo 5, and PopGun for Image Comics.
Thomas E. Sniegoski is the writer of the New York Times best-selling The Fallen: Vol. 1 & 2, as well as Remy Chandler. He is also the only writer ever invited to work on Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, working with Smith on Bone: Tall Tales. Sniegoski has just finished writing Bone: Quest for the Spark, and a new additions to The Fallen series, The Fallen: End of Days and The Fallen: Forsaken.
Charles Paul Wilson III is the acclaimed illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times Best-Selling Graphic Novel, The Stuff of Legend, published by Th3rd World Studios. His work has also graced the covers and pages of the comic industry's top publishers such as IDW, DC, and Marvel Comics.
Dexter Vines is a comic book artist and inker best known for being one half of the "eDex" team, along with fellow Boston Comic Con guest Ed McGuiness. Dex has worked on titles for Marvel and DC including Civil War, Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan.
Previously announced guests include Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr., Al Jaffee, Brian Azzarello, Jeremy Bastian, Joe Benitez, Simon Bisley, Mark Brooks, Stephanie Buscema, Jim Cheung, Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Amanda Conner, Katie Cook, Geof Darrow, Renae De Liz, Steve Epting, Jamal Igle, Phil Jimenez, Alex Maleev, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Petersen, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Paolo Rivera, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Ben Templesmith, Joe Quinones, Bernie Wrightson, Skottie Young, Chrissie Zullo, and more!
Boston Comic Con is also happy to announce that we have SOLD OUT all artist alley tables. Anyone who submits a registration form from this point on will be added to a waiting list.
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Premium Member of the Week :: Dax Stryker Torres

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm Dax Stryker Torres I am a computer repair tech for a school district for over 15 years. I have been collecting comics since I was 11 years old and owned a comic store for a year before we were forced to close our doors.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece of art in my collection is the Elemental Firestorm illustrated by Yildray Cinar. I first saw it a few years ago on a comic art site and in 2010 met the artist at the inagural C2E2. He had the artwork with him for sale and knew that I had to have it. After giving up any right to gifts from the wife (until Christmas that is) I walked away super happy to have that amazing illustration in my collection as the first original art not in my sketchbook.

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

I started getting sketches in 1998 when I began going to Wizard World Chicago (now Chicago Comicon... again). I only recently started getting full page original art as of 2010. I just really like having full sized page that will one day adorn the walls of my mancave (basement).

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

Currently I keep my artwork in 13 x 19 in Itoya Evolution Portfolios. I will eventually frame them and mount many of them on the walls in my basement.

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

The top five original artworks that I would love to own are:

5) Invincible Returns #1 by David Finch
4) Justice League of America #45 by David Mack
3) Ms. Marvel #1 by Michael Turner
2) Witchblade #105 by Stjepan Sejic
1) Uncanny X-Men #275 Cover by Jim Lee

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