1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a 21 year old college student in New York and I work at both a nursing home and a comic book store in-between classes. I aspire to be a comic book writer myself and I enjoy collecting artwork because it allows me to speak with comic artists and professionals and make friends with them.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
My favorite piece is "Messing With The Multiverse" by Viola Tanganelli. I love the amount of detail she put into it, the coloring, the expressive body language, and her ability to work with different body types.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I started collecting in February 2009, with a Lightning Lad piece from Joe Prado that I bought at New York Comic Con 2009. I decided to start buying sketches after seeing so many other people post their pieces online, and because Joe drew my favorite interpretation of Wonder Woman.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I keep most of my sketches in sketch books because it's easier and cheaper than buying sleeves. I have a number of pieces in sleeves but so far I only have them stored in my room on top of one of my book cases. I keep sketch cards in a tin.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
1. Duela Dent by Amanda Conner: I've been trying to get a sketch of the Joker's Daughter from Amanda since 2010.
2. Arsenal and Lian Harper by Jill Thompson: A father-daughter piece because Ms. Thompson's artwork is amazing.
3. Cartoon Lightning Lad by George Perez: The second season version of Lightning Lad, either a head sketch or a full body sketch, from George.
4. Raven from Ralph Bakshi's "Spicy City" by Billy Tucci: This has been on my wish list for a while because I think Billy's style could do her justice.
5. Arsenal by Rick Mays: Because I think Rick has done the definitive Arsenal and my collection would be incomplete without at least one Roy Harper sketch from him.
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