1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a 36 year old Account Manager in the telecom/Internet sector with a secret addiction for comic art. I live in scenic Nashville, TN and love long talks and walks on the beach.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
The final page to Swamp Thing #53. This was my first non-panel page and is such a great image. It's a really powerful page from one of my favorite runs by my favorite writer and my favorite artist. It just doesn't get much better than this for me.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I had collected comics for years and even worked part time at the local comic store. I was always aware that you could buy original art, but in the pre-Internet days, you were pretty much limited to what you could find locally. Around here, that wasn't much. Around 2000 or so, when ebay started becoming widely used and a lot of really great art started surfacing, I started getting interested in getting a hold of pieces from storylines that I've always enjoyed. What started as a lark ended up as a cool hobby.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I'm lucky enough to have a room full of nothing but books and comics. There's only space for a few pieces on the walls, but I manage to rotate them through often enough.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
1) Swamp Thing #29 pg 1 - This is my favorite issue from Alan Moore's run. The first few pages just floored me when I first read them and they still send shivers down my spine.
2) The cover to Uncanny X-Men #204 - I've always liked Nightcrawler. This issue of X-Men really captured the character perfectly and the cover is the perfect image from the issue.
3) The cover to Vault of Horror #35 - There are a ton of great EC covers, but I've always thought this one had the most impact. Horror with no actual gore.
4) Superman #423 pg 1 - The first page of Whatever Happened To The Man of Tomorrow with the beautiful intro text.
5) The cover to Warlock #10 - One of the best images from Starlin's run. I'd settle for any good page with Warlock and Thanos, but this cover's perfect.
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