Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The Academy Awards are this weekend and one of the films up for Best Picture, Argo, features a cameo by Michael Parks as comic book legend Jack Kirby! Kirby contributed storyboards to the fake film the CIA created as a cover story to extract hostages from Iran which are a key plot point in the movie. The real storyboards are available to view at this website! Enjoy!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Dublin Racetrack, Mad #68, Superman vs. Wonder Woman in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121308

A Few Sample Lots:

Ronald Searle, CBE, RDI Dublin Racetrack Illustration Original Art (undated)

Don Martin - Mad #68 Cover Preliminary Original Art Group (EC, c. 1962)

Gilbert Monsanto - Superman vs. Wonder Woman Pin-Up Original Art (2010)

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



Press Release:

Splash Page Comic Art would like to welcome Joe Quinones to our family of talented artists!

Joe Quinones is a relative newcomer to the industry, having first been published by DC Comics for their now defunct Teen Titans GO series in 2007. He is probably best known for his collaboration with writer Kurt Busiek on the Green Lantern serial for Mark Chiarello's Eisner Award-winning Wednesday Comics. Since then, Joe has illustrated a number of covers and short stories for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse, with a current cover run on Captain Marvel. Joe also has some unannounced interior work on the horizon, as well as a Zatanna/Black Canary graphic novel, written by Paul Dini, due out at the end of 2013.


I just added new Walking Dead art by Charlie Adlard and Wonder Woman art by Cliff Chiang to the website.

John McCrea Gallery- Just added some great splashes and interior pages from Deadpool, vintage Hitman pages from Garth Ennis' series, plus The Boys and related books.

Charlie Adlard Gallery - The interior pages of Walking Dead Issue 107 are up for sale in Charlie's gallery.

Cliff Chiang Gallery - I added interior pages to Wonder Woman Issue 16 and the cover to Issue 18.

Splash Page Comic Art Convention Schedule:

San Jose: May 18 & 19 We will be setting up at the Big Wow Comic Fest. We will be hosting the amazing talents of Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello at our booths at the show.

San Diego Comic Con July 17 - 21 we will be at our usual row of booths at 4400-4406.

New York Comic Con October 10-13 we will be setup and make artist announcements closer to the show.

Thanks, and stay tuned to the website for upcoming artist announcements.

Mark Hay

Splash Page Comic Art

Premium Member of the Week :: Davide G.

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I was born more than 40 years ago and I live with my better half in Bologna, Italy, where I work as an attorney specializing in contracts for the sale of real estate and in corporate matters, as well. Hey, it's really a much less tedious job than it might seem. No child or puppy around, my avatar is a big, now quite old cat who lives with my parents, but I have five little nephews!

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Right now, my favorite piece is probably the painted portrait of Vampirella by the Spanish master Sanjulian. Vampi is definitely one of the female characters that always fascinated me the most and this is just the classic piece that I never would have imagined being able to add to my collection. Also, I must say thanks to CAF for this, since it's through this wonderful website that I met the artist and his Spanish agent!

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

I always read comics and I begun collecting them seriously almost 25 years ago. I discovered the original artworks in the early 90s in a big comic shop in my town and then attending some comic conventions here in Italy. But at that time I didn't have enough money to buy them so my first pieces were gifts from relatives and friends. Then, from the first years of this century and especially in the last five or six years, I've been able to greatly enlarge my collection.

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

About 40 pieces are framed and a half of these are hung on the walls of my house (entrance and study), in rotation. All other pieces are stored in portfolios.

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

Since I can express wishes without budget problems (what a dream!), my top most wanted original pieces would be:
- Any artwork (really does not matter what!) by Frank Frazetta.
- A page by Carl Barks with Uncle Scrooge.
- A Peanuts Sunday page.
- A cover or even an interior page by Vittorio Giardino.
- A page or illustration by Guido Crepax.

View Davide G.'s Gallery

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