Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

New York Comic Con is upon us to mark the closing of the 2012 convention season. Since its inception NYCC has grown by leaps and bounds to become the second largest con in the country. If you're headed to the show be sure to check their second annual charity auction on Saturday night. The list of donors contributing pieces is full of the industry's best and brightest! All the proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Details at the link!

Team CAF is attending this year, too. Drop by the Splash Page Comic Art booth (#1888) and say hi!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Love & Rockets #36, WildC.A.T.S. #26 in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121242

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Press Release:

MICHAEL LARK and GORAN SUDZUKA will be guests of Splash Page Comic Art during  New York Comic Con on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (October 12-14, 2012) at booth #1888. A NYCC convention map to our booth can be seen here:

Both will be sketching at the show, but we’ll be taking an advanced list.

Goran Sudzuka’s sketch and commission information is as follows:

Small head sketch in books – $10
Pencil drawing on 6×8 inches paper -$40
Commission, inked, on 10×15 inches drawing board -$100 for one character,
$50 for background or additional character

Goran’s list is open now. If you would like to pay in advance and provide us with the appropriate information via email here: we’ll get you signed up.

Pickup MUST be at the NYCC.

Michael Lark sketch and commission information is as follows:

Commission details:

9X12″ 1 character no background $75
11 x 14 1 character no background $125
11 x 17″ 1 character no background $150

Michael is starting a new list for each day of the show beginning Friday morning.

For the first time in eight years, we are partnering together again for a brand new Michael Lark sketchbook. They will be $10, and are signed & numbered, limited to 500 copies. Click on the link for more information.

Premium Member of the Week :: Jamie Cufr

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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