Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

In a recent interview with CBS This Morning filmmaker George Lucas spoke about his love of art and gave a small glimpse of his vast collection. He began collecting while in film school with the $25 purchase of an original page of Uncle Scrooge! Over the years as his resources increased the scope of his collection grew to include American masters like NC Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, but his concentration remains with artists who were able to tell a story. Lucas has proposed to build a public museum in San Francisco to encourage design and storytelling in young artists coming up. Considering the amazing talent of the artists who worked on his films, including luminaries such as Drew Struzan, Jim Steranko, Richard Amsel, and Ralph McQuarrie, one can only hope that more of his collection will be put on display.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - L&R #10, Adventures of the Fly #2, Los Malvados in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121310

A Few Sample Lots: 

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #10 "Mechanics Part Five" Page 6 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1985)

Joe Simon - Adventures of the Fly #2 Complete 2-page Private Strong Story "Sneak Attack" Original Art (Archie, 1959)

Enric (Enric Torres-Prat) - Los Malvados (The Wicked) Crime Paperback Cover Illustration Original Art (undated)

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





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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is thrilled to announce superstar artist CARLOS PACHECO is coming all the way from Spain for a rare US appearance! Fresh off of Schism and Avengers vs. X-Men, he is currently working on Marvel's upcoming crossover event Age of Ultron.

Carlos first broke into American comics in 1994 with a Bishop miniseries for Marvel Comics and several issues of The Flash for DC. His art quickly made him a fan favorite with runs on Excalibur, Starjammers, Fantastic Four, and more. Carlos received greater recognition while working on high profile projects including Avengers Forever, Green Lantern, JLA/JSA: Virtue & Vice, and the creator-owned title Arrowsmith. He most recently drew Ultimate Avengers and Uncanny X-Men.

Previously announced guests include: Sergio Aragones, Mark Bagley, Eric Basaldua, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Jim Calafiore, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Eisma, Jenny Frison, Braden Lamb, Norman Lee, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Khary Randolph, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Tim Sale, Tim Seeley, Jeff Shultz, William Stout, Marcio Takara, Lee Weeks, Bill Willingham, Charles Paul Wilson III, JK Woodward, and Chrissie Zullo! Tell your friends!!

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Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Premium Member of the Week :: bob fish

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm French, 43 years old, and live in Bordeaux, France. I have been a comic collector since I was ten. I started to collect original artwork ten years ago. My goal is to have in my collection some of the best artwork of my favorite American and International artists. I'm happy to share my collection with all the other CAF members since I joined two years ago.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece is my Blueberry cover by Jean Giraud. Why? Because Giraud aka Moebius is the greatest artist and I love his work on Blueberry! And he is great at painting in watercolor.

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

As I said I started to collect original artwork ten years ago after 23 years collecting comics and sketches with my best friend. Always loved original artwork, but I didn't have enough money till I was 30 to buy some. So I had to wait, I’ve enjoyed the past ten years doing so.

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

I have some of the best artwork on the walls of my house and the rest is on CAF!

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

Jack Kirby - Fantastic Four #171 Cover

Mike Mignola - Hellboy: Right Hand of Doom TPB cover

Jack Kirby - Silver Surfer #18 Title splash

Gil Kane/John Romita - Amazing Spider-Man #122 splash

David Finch - Batman The Return #1 cover

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