Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Big Wow Comic Art Fest returns to San Jose this weekend! The stellar guest list featurs Jim Lee, Kevin Nowlan, Travis Charest, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Bradstreet, Frank Cho, Michael Lark, Tim Sale, Joe Jusko, Mike Choi, and many more including rare US appearances by manga artist Toshio Maeda and Blacksad artist Juanjo Guarnido. This is sure to be an amazing weekend for artists and art lovers alike!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Love & Rockets #8, Marvelmania in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121221

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #8 "Mechanics Part Three" Page 3 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1984)

Marvelmania Poster Group (Marvel, 1970)

Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers - Two-Gun Kid #62 Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1963)

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Big Wow Comic Art Fest 2012 hosts an art auction with some great pieces featuring blueline pencils by artists Jim Lee, John Buscema, Liam, Sharp, Dave Stevens, and Joe Benitez and then inked over by artists including Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Tim Sale, and Frank Cho (featured above). Preview images are currently available on CAF at the link... The pieces will be available for auction on May 19th and 20th however absentee bids will be taken, contact Steve Morger (stevemorger@gmail.com) if you're interested.


Frank cho over jim lee comic art

Premium Member of the Week :: Anthony Carpenter

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a 42 year old collector currently living in Kentucky with my wife and two kids. I’m the poster child for people who want to collect art on a small budget.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Wow, tough question. I would have to say my Charles Paul Wilson III Stuff of Legend poster wall commission. This piece is all pencil believe it or not. When I commissioned Charles for his take on my main commission theme, I had no idea how great of an artist he really was. Scans don’t come close to showing the details in his pieces.

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

I have collected comics most of my life and got into original art about 5 years ago. I bought my first piece of art at a heroecon auction on a whim, got caught up in the bidding.  It was the beginning of the end for me. Not sure what drew me into it, It just happened. I have significantly narrowed my focus on the last couple of years to include commissions, covers and splashes by the likes of Barry Kitson, David Petersen, Jeremy Bastian, and Charles Paul Wilson.

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

I have a few of my minor pages framed in my house and office. The majority of my collection is stored in portfolios and in a location that they can be grabbed quickly if needed.

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

I am currently looking for the following:
Azrael Cover #6
Azrael Cover #28
Empire DC Cover #2
Empire DC Cover #4
Jim Starlin Dreadstar #3 Cover

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