Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Alex Ross and Dynamite Entertainment are holding a sweepstakes for fans and retailers to win one of five original sketches from Ross! In order to enter go post a message on Facebook and Twitter saying why you are excited for Ross's new comic book Masks, a pulp adventure series bringing together classic heroes including Green Hornet, Zorro, The Shadow, and more! The deadline for entries is Friday October 5, 2012. Details at the link

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor


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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Love and Rockets, Tales to Astonish, Catwoman Original Sketch in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121240

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #20 Page 15 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1987)

Gil Kane - Tales to Astonish #88 Hulk Story page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 1967)

Sheldon Moldoff - Catwoman Sketch Original Art (undated)

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Premium Member of the Week :: Cory Gauthier

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Cory Gauthier, I have loved comics my entire life and have read them monthly since I was 12. Now 37, I own my own brick and mortar store, All Star Comics in Nederland, Texas.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Currently the only piece I don't think I would ever sell is my Tony Harris Captain America painted commission. My favorite character, my favorite artist, beautiful. I don't believe I will ever not have it hanging in my home.

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

I started buying, selling, and trading comic art in 1990 when I first discovered it in the back of Comics Buyer's Guide. I would order pieces from Spencer Beck and a shop near Georgetown, Texas; I cannot remember the owner’s name. I soon started searching for art at comic conventions in Houston and remember being blown away at the Dallas Fantasy Fair where the same dealer from Georgetown would have stacks of five dollar pages. I have several hundred pieces in my hidden sold art gallery here on CAF, the only piece I regret selling was a Jerry Ordway Adventures of Superman cover. The buyer still has it in his gallery and I visit it occasionally. Currently I am in the process of uploading a collection I hope to sell that includes eight Frank Cho covers, three Simon Bisley paintings, and a dozen Red Sonja covers from her ongoing Dynamite series.

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

I go through phases where I buy pieces throughout the year at conventions, online, and here on CAF until I fill portfolios, then decide I don't need anything if I don't have it framed on the wall. It's been a continuous cycle over the last 20 years.

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

1. Jack Kirby Captain America splash

2. McFarlane Spider-Man splash

3. Adam Hughes cover

4. J. Scott Campbell Blackc Ct for 2012 San Diego Comic Con

5. Tony Harris Conan commission painting (on its way eventually)

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