Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Cartoonist and CAF member BIll Morrison has recently set up several auctions on ebay to benefit retailer Bob Ficcara, proprietor of Metro Entertainment in Santa Barbara, CA, who has fallen into dire straits following a medical crisis. Several fantastic pieces of art are currently available from the likes of Humberto Ramos, Dave McKean, David Mack, Tim Sale, Eric Powell, Steve Rude, and more! Many are ending soon, don't miss out on this opportunity to get some art and help out someone in need. Click here to see the auctions

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Western Tales, Murder Inc., Stuntman in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121303

A Few Sample Lots:

Jack Kirby - Western Tales #31 Story Page 7 Original Art (Harvey, 1955)

Pete Morisi - Murder Incorporated #2 Story Pages 2-9 Original Art (Fox, 1950)

Joe Simon - Stuntman Modern Era Illustration Original Art (undated)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here...

Premium Member of the Week :: Hadji Ara

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a 33 year-old French collector, married with two children. I live in the south of France in Marseille and I have several shops of ready-to-wear.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

As any collector it's hard to choose one piece in particular, but I think this is my page from The Goon. I love the composition, the inking is sublime, and we see the Goon and Frankie. It's one of the first issues and I love the onomatopoeia of the first box. Eric Powell is great!

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

I started just three years ago when I bought a Simon Bisley original. Initially I collected comics as everyone does then I saw that you could acquire the original pages. And it’s hard to stop there, there are so many pieces that make me dream. I try to limit myself only to pages in black and white, for me it is the essence of the comics. I don't want illustrations or commissions anymore.

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

Some are on the wall, but most are in folders. The problem is that I live in the south of France in an apartment facing south. So it is difficult to find space on the walls or there is no sun. I will have to find an apartment in a basement... I'll talk to my wife.

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

1. Moebius: Le garage hermétique

2. Pellerin: L'épervier

3. John Romita Jr: Daredevil (the Ann Nocenti run)

4. R. Crumb: Anything

5. Rosinsky: Thorgal

View Hadji Ara's Gallery

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