Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

This weekend is HeroesCon! Charlotte's long-running comic book convention is a destination event for artists and art collectors alike.The highlight of the weekend is the annual art auction which tends to get raucous and it's easy to get caught up in the excitement. Large paintings often go for thousands of dollars but there's still some great finds for the savvy bidder.

Many of the artists appearing are fellow CAFers including Adam Hughes, Allison Sohn, Bernie WrightsonBilly Tucci, Brandon PetersonBudd RootBuzzCat Staggs, Dave JohnsonDavid Petersen,  Francesco FrancavillaFrank ChoGene GonzalesJoseph Michael LinsnerLaura MartinLee WeeksSkottie YoungStephane RouxTim Townsend, and more!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Love & Rockets #3, Trimpe & Buscema’s Incredible Hulk #136 in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121323

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #3 "Toyo's Request" Page 9 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1983)

Herb Trimpe and Sal Buscema - Incredible Hulk #136 Page 18 Original Art (Marvel, 1971)

Jack Kirby - Fantastic Four "The Frightful Four" Storyboard Original Art (DePatie-Freleng, 1978)

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



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Press Release:

“Our largest auction, including over 325 auction lots, is ending this coming Monday, June 10 at 7 PM EDT,” said Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments for the world record holding auction house. “We have many truly fantastic pieces up for grabs at no reserve.”

Click here to view and bid on auction.

The auction showcases the cover to Avengers #56 by Buscema & Giacoia, which has been locked away for almost forty-five years. ComicConnect is also offering art by Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri,  John Romita Sr. & Jr., David Finch and many others.

Top items in the auction include:

Original Art & Memorabilia Session ends June 10th from 7pm - 12am EDT

As always, ComicConnect does not charge buyer's premiums. “Consign to our next Event Auction. We offer generous cash advances and have over five million dollars ready for you,” Reynolds said.

Contact them at [email protected] or call (Toll Free) 888-779-7377, (Int'l) 001-212-895-3999.

Premium Member of the Week :: Fred Chamberlain
1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a 45 year old mental health therapist in private practice, who grew up reading comics and moving around the U.S. quite a bit as a kid. I suspect that the constant of seeing comics in grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations was one of the aspects that led to them being a lifelong source of escape and entertainment for me.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Wow, this is a tricky one, since I've been extremely fortunate in getting a hold of the pieces that I have. There are a handful that make the kid in me grin from ear-to-ear. If pressed, I'd point out Incredible Hulk #227, page 2 (Sal Buscema and Klaus Janson). I have it displayed in my office and it is one of two pieces that clients see when they first come into my space. Not only does seeing original comic artwork on the walls of a therapist tend to put people more at ease, but this page comes from one of my childhood favorite issues and specifically addresses some of the stereotypes that the population has about therapy.

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

My first piece was picked up when David Mazzucchelli drew a fun sketch for me at a comic convention in Boston in 1991. I hadn't considered getting anything else until nearly a decade later when a friend of mine, who wrote professionally for comics, showed me his sketchbook. I picked one up and got a bunch of amazing pieces before jumping into buying original pages of art.

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

I have a handful of my pieces professionally framed and the majority sit in portfolios. I also have about a dozen frames which allow me to swap out and rotate artwork.  

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

I am regularly looking for additional pages from Incredible Hulk #227, Jonah Hex (vol. 1) #4, I love picking up pieces from Eddy Barrows, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, and Paul Pelletier. Rounding out the top five (now the Top Six!) is my growing Ben Grimm Poker Game commission gallery. I loved the character interaction of those games when I was a kid and it is a blast commissioning artists to get their take on them!

View Fred Chamberlain's Gallery

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