Monday, July 2, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

I can hardly believe that Comic-Con is less than a week away! The most important thing to remember is to plan ahead and accept the fact that it is physically impossible to hit every signing, panel, giveaway, etc. Check the schedules online in the days to come and figure out which events you absolutely must attend. And keep in mind of events occuring outside the convention like Tr!ckster and Zachary Levi's Nerd HQ.

Once again Team CAF will share space with Splash Page Comic Art and Romitaman.com at booth #4400-4406. Swing by and say hello!

See you in San Diego!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor


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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Hernandez, Kane and Ayers &Severin in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121228

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Mr. X #2 page 2 Original Art (Vortex, 1984)

Gil Kane - Who's Who Sinestro Pin-Up Original Artwork (DC, 1980s)

Dick Ayers and John Severin - The Incredible Hulk #144 Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1971)

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44FLOOD Announces Anthology TOME

44FLOOD is a new arts-driven content creator and publisher founded by Ben Templesmith, menton3, Kasra Ghanbari, and Nick Idell. They've come together as a collective to exercise their common beliefs on art, beauty, and music.

44FLOOD recently launched a Kickstarter project for their anthology TOME that met its goal within hours! As the Kickstarter amount increases, they are adding more elements to the project including a music CD compilation. Here is a link to their Kickstarter:


TOME is an annual anthology in an oversized format showcasing world-class artists as they explore a single, esoteric theme using the comic book, painting, and music mediums. And by oversized they're talking big, around 12x18" and ~180 pages. That size will let the reader experience art and sequential storytelling in a way that would be almost impossible outside of standing in front of the original work itself. Current artists include Ashley Wood, Becky Cloonan, Ben Templesmith, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chet Zar, Christopher Mitten, David Stoupakis, George Pratt, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jill Thompson, menton3, Riley Rossmo, and Steve Niles!

44FLOOD has a number of great rewards that include original art and exclusive prints. Currently, there are rewards that includes sketches from Bill Sienkiewicz and George Pratt, as well as an original painting that will appear in TOME by Ben Templesmith, an oil painting by gallery-represented artist and comic book fan Matthew E. Bone, and both pen/ink and painted sketch versions of TOME by Ben Templesmith and menton3.

For this CAF announcement, 44FLOOD has just put up some more additional original art rewards such as a Riley Rossmo book cover, a Wolverine: Netsuke #4 cover prelim by George Pratt, a Scott Radke marionette and hanging head sculpture, Ben Templesmith is going to throw in an as-of-yet unpublished Wormwood cover, and an incredible illustration by Korn cover artist Richard A. Kirk.

As the project grows, I think we can expect to see more additional original art rewards, as well as many additional announcements for artists involved in TOME.


Premium Member of the Week :: Migs D C

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

 

I am an art collector based in Vancouver, Canada and have had a love of comic books since  I was a teen and and truly enjoyed the books of that era, George Perez on Teen Titans, John Byrne on X-Men and, later on, the Vertigo titles Sandman, Fables, and Y: The Last Man in particular. I like art that is beautiful and elicits memories of particular storylines that I enjoyed reading as a kid and as an adult.

 

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

 

My favorite piece is the cover to Fables #59 by James Jean. It was the first James Jean cover I purchased and continues to make me happy on a daily basis when I see it on my wall at home.

 

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

 

I started collecting art in 2006 after meeting Tony Harris at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle where I purchased an Alex Ross/Tony Harris prelim collaboration from the Starman series from Tony. The experience was so positive that I started buying pieces from comics that I enjoyed reading.

 

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

 

Most of the art on the walls of my house are by James Jean as my wife and I both really enjoy his work and James has been one of the nicest artists that I have ever dealt with.

 

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

 

The five pieces I would love to own are as follows:   

 

John Byrne Uncanny X-Men #133 Cover  

Bill Sienkiewicz Elektra: Assassin Splash 

 

James Jean Fables: Wolves TPB Cover  

 

Tim Sale Batman: The Long Halloween splash 

 

Frank Miller Daredevil #181 cover

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