Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The entire comic book community is deeply saddened this week with the passing of Joe Kubert. A giant in the industry, Kubert began his career nearly 75 years ago during the Golden Age and made his mark at on titles like Hawkman, Enemy Ace, and, most especially, Sgt. Rock. His work continued throughout his life with more personal books like Fax from Sarajevo and Yossel as well as superhero fare including Wednesday Comics and the currently running Nite-Owl. His most significant contribution to the field would undoubtedly be the founding of the Kubert School, the only institution dedicated to instruction in comic art and illustration. Its graduates include artists like Amanda Conner, Stephen Bissette, Jan Duursema, Alex Maleev, Rags Morales, Bill Presing, Tom Raney, Rick Vietch, and Kubert’s own sons, Andy and Adam, carrying on the legacy he created. CAF offers our deepest condolences to Kubert’s family and friends. 

See you next week.

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Premium Member of the Week :: Oystein Sorensen

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a Professor of Modern History at the University of Oslo, Norway. I live just outside of Oslo together with my wife and kid and our Basset Hound.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

That depends on which day you ask me. I think I would go for either my Brian Bolland Killing Joke page or my Hugo Pratt Corto Maltese Angel in the Eastern Window page. Let´s say it´s the Killing Joke page today. There are several reasons why these are my gallery favorites, but Batman´s expression in panel eight takes some beating (as does Corto Maltese´s expression in panel three in that page...).

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

I got my first comic original piece in 1984. But I have been collecting comic art more systematically (some might say rabidly)  since 1996. The Berlin-based gallery owner and dealer (and my good friend) Carsten Laqua tempted me into buying a Carl Barks original page, and then the damage was done.

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

I have had around 70 pages framed, and most of them are hanging on the walls around in our house. We have a big house, and my wife is pretty tolerant in this regard. The rest I have stored in portfolios.

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

1. A page from Carl Barks´ Back to the Klondike story. There are only four of these in existence now, so this is rather difficult.

2. Some specific pages from Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell´s From Hell.

3. Some specific Classics Illustrated painted covers.

4. Another Frank Miller Daredevil/Elektra page or two.

5. Some specific pages from Stan Drake´s Kelly Green albums. These albums were published in the 1980s by Dargaud. The fifth one was unfortunately never published in the US.


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