Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Michael Uslan, producer of the Batman movies from Tim Burton's original in 1989 to this year's Dark Knight Rises, first acquired the rights in 1979. While shopping his pitch around Hollywood, he created a mock-up of the Joker by drawing over the a picture of a famous actor in a newspaper. The picture was of Jack Nicholson in the iconic "Here's Johnny!" scene from The Shining which predicted his role ten years in advance. That piece of movie history is currently up for bid if you're looking to own a some Hollywood/comic book trivia. Details at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Archie #144, Private Strong #1, Daredevil #106 in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121247

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Dan DeCarlo - Archie Giant Series Magazine #144 Pin-Up Page "Betty's Ski Pin Up" Original Art (Archie, 1967)

Jack Kirby and Joe Simon - The Double Life of Private Strong #1 "Mystery of the Vanished Wreckage" Page 5 Original Art (Archie, 1959)

Jim Starlin and Don Perlin - Daredevil #105 Moondragon and Thanos Page 23 Original Art (Marvel, 1973)

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Premium Member of the Week :: Michael Diaz

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Michael and I have been reading comic books since I was four or five years-old (about 40 years). I used to live in a brownstone in New York with my cousins. One was a little older than I and he was the one who got me into comics. My dad is a Trekker and used to take me to Star Trek conventions in the 70s and 80s so one way or another I was destined to be a geek.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Trying to choose a favorite piece from my collection is very difficult. Each one has a very unique story behind it. I like finding the artists and getting the commission myself rather then buying it someplace like ebay. Although I do have to admit I did get my Pander Bros. piece that way. If pressed to chose just one I would have to go with my Batman commission by Lee Bermejo. It is very difficult to get a work of art from him. I emailed his handler one day about how to get a commission and it just so happened that he was taking on six for an upcoming New York Comic Con. There was only one spot left and I would have to pick up it up myself in New York City three thousand miles away. I didn't even think about it. I paid for the spot and got my butt over to New York and went to my first NYCC. I was told he would only do a single character with a very limited background or even none. I was shocked when it was presented to me with a full background. For now that piece is my favorite but as I am typing this Kelley Jones is doing a Sandman commission for me. When I receive that piece I may have a different answer for which is my favorite.

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

I only started to get original art and commissions within the last three or four years starting around 2009. I think it began with a commission I got of Christine Spar as Grendel from Matt Wagner. He did such an amazing job that it just sparked a new born interest in me and I had to get more from other artist I admired.

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

Some of my art is framed on the wall but most of it is in art portfolios.

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

Five published pieces I would like to get are Jack Kirby pages from Devil Dinosaur and Machine Man, a Steve Rude Nexus page, a Frank Miller from Ronin, and a Sam Kieth page from The Maxx.

Five commissions I would like to get are from Frank Miller (It'll never happen), Bill Willingham (a bigger challenge then I thought), Richard Corben (I don't even know where to begin), Frank Quitely (again, a bigger challenge then I thought), and Mike Ploog (I've just missed him twice). 


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