Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Please join me in wishing Comic Art Fans co-founder Bill Cox a happy birthday! Everyone who uses CAF owes Bill a great debt of gratitude for creating and maintaining this website for us to share our collections and passion for the art over the past ten years. Send him a message via the CAF Facebook page or @comicartfans on Twitter!

Also a bit of a website update, we had planned to get the site moved to our new server on Tuesday but it got too complicated. So we're going to start the process tonight Thursday April 18th. That means the CAF admin will not be accessible from midnight EST tonight, until we're done. We hope that time is around Noon EST Friday although we cannot guarantee when it will happen. We'll post on the Facebok page once the Admin is available again. Of course, if you find issues with the redesign or the site not working, please contact us through the website.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor


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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Perlin, Kirby & Williamson and Saltares in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121316

A Few Sample Lots:

Don Perlin - Marvel Fanfare #48 Partial Story "California Dreaming" Original Art Group (Marvel, 1989) 

Jack Kirby and Al Williamson - Race for the Moon #3 Story Page 4 Original Art (Harvey, 1958)

Javier Saltares - Wizard Magazine #2 Cover Original Art (Wizard, 1991)

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



Announcements
 
J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to be a Guest at the 2013 Big WOW! ComicFest in San Jose, CA this May 18-19! As one of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his Bay Area fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his book Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued with his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Avengers, X-Men, The Black Bat and Miss Fury for Dynamite Comics, and many more! 
 
Joining J. Scott Campbell at this years Big WOW! ComicFest are some of today's top comic industry professionals including Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fables, Wonder Woman), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Olivia De Berardinis (Playboy), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), & Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers).
 
Previously announced guests also include Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), James O'Barr (Crow), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Keu Cha (Rising Stars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The 'Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), Humberto Ramos (Wolverine), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin), Jason Palmer (Serenity), Aaron Lopresti (Spider-Man), Ryan Sook (Zatanna), and so many more confirmed guests added to our website!
 
This year we've included many special Cosplay events, including our Geek Fashion Show during the afternoon on Saturday and some special after hours movie mayhem Saturday evening. Our ever popular Costume Contest will also be held on Saturday. Artist Frank Cho and costume artist Riddle will also host a special panel entitled From Comics Page to Cosplay Costume: How to Make Costumes of Your Favorite Comic Characters, and Frank will also host a figure drawing panel with costume artist Ivy Doomkitty.
 
CreaturesCon, the official Creature Features Convention dedicated to the classic San Francisco Bay Area TV Show, will join forces with Big Wow Comicfest this May in San Jose. John Stanley, Ernie Fosselius, Lord Blood-Rah, Strephon Taylor, Tom Wyrsch and a gang of special guests will be on hand hosting panels and displaying props and other memorabilia.
 
Advance Attendee Ticket sales are now available both online and at many local comic shops in the Bay area. Tickets will also be sold from the box office at the convention hall both days of the show. Advance ticket sales are discounted! 
 
Big Wow! ComicFest - The Original Artist Friendly Convention - returns to San Jose May 18th & 19th, 2013, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country's best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.
 
Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

Premium Member of the Week :: Robert Weinberg

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I have been reading comic books, science fiction and fantasy since I was a nine or ten year old kid. I was always fascinated by stories of other worlds and beings with special powers. I am now 60 years old and an Insurance Consultant. However nothing has changed as I would prefer to read Spider-Man, Iron Man or a Fin Fang Foom story any day as compared to reading an insurance contract. I began collecting comics and eventually focused primarily on Timely Comics from WWII and particularly Captain America. As it became harder to find issues for my collection I began buying the original comic art that I found at the comic conventions and local shows.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite galley piece is my Alex Ross Captain America: Reborn #1 cover. Only Alex Ross could have composed this image of Captain America being brought back to life and emerging from the white light. Ross' color selection is incredible.

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

I was attracted to comics by the artwork of Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. It was the cover art from Amazing Adult Fantasy, Tales to Astonish, and Tales of Suspense that roped me in. But then one day I was visiting the news stand and saw the cover of Justice League of America #10 "The Fantastic Fingers of Felix Faust" and I was instantly a reader of DC comics as well. Ultimately it was always the artwork that I loved the most.

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

I am only able to display a very small number of pieces from my collection. However that is where Comic Art Fans provides an added value. Just like the other art collectors that visit CAF I can go onto the website and view my own collection!

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

My personal top five Grail pieces would be:

A) Steve Ditko Spider-Man splash page
B) Jack Kirby Fantastic Four splash page
C) Joe Kubert Enemy Ace cover from Star Spangled War Stories
D) Todd McFarlane Spider-Man splash or cover
E) Jim Lee X-Men splash or cover

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