Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

Hope everyone had a great time out in San Diego last week! I was exhausted just reading about it from home. Share your newly acquired treasures in your gallery and start rallying for the next con! One fun art-related article I saw out of SDCC was artist Olly Moss asked several prominent comic artists to see how well they could draw Batman... with their eyes closed. Those who took up the challenge include Becky Cloonan, Mark Buckingham, Jock, Mark Chiarello, and more! See the results at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Love & Rockets #49, Private Strong #1 in this Sunday's Weekly Internet Auction #121330

A Few Sample Lots:  

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #49 Page 26 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1995)

Jack Kirby and Joe Simon - The Double Life of Private Strong #1 Page 10 Original Art (Archie, 1959)

Mike Sekowsky, Frank Giacoia, and Joe Giella - Fight the Enemy #2 Complete 12-page Saga of the Lucky 7 Story "Michel's Revenge " Original Art (Tower, 1966)

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



Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is happy to welcome back Mark Chiarello, Art Director for DC Comics, to our 2013 convention! Mark will sit for a limited number of portfolio reviews on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday August 3 from 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, and 4-5pm; and on Sunday August 4 from 11am-1pm.

Additionally, Chris Ryall, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, has also offered to sit for a one-hour art portfolio review each day of the show, on a first-come first-serve basis on Saturday August 3 from 1-2pm, and on Sunday August 4 from 1-2pm.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Tony Daniel, Dan Didio, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Phil Jimenez, Barry Kitson, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, James O’Barr, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

MEDIA guests include Kristin Bauer, Laurie Holden, Dean O’Gorman, Adrian Turner, and Billy West!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

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 120,000 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. This year’s rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!



Premium Member of the Week :: Randy House

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Happily employed by Bose Corporation for over 20 years and everyone I know at work knows that anytime I take a trip there's probably a comic con involved. My wife Patty, my daughter, and the wonderful in-laws we inherited all reside in sunny southern New Hampshire which, according to me, is just outside of Boston. However,  a certain gentleman who will remain nameless (his initials are AH!) tells me otherwise. I used to help a friend put on a small one day comic show in a nearby location but it was just too much work. We both poured our energies into the Boston Comic Con and it is awesome to see it continue to grow! Oh, and I like Wonder Woman and Elvira. D'uh! Oh, one last thing, I turned my wife into a comic art fan. Gotta love it!

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My living room has an amazing Goon & Franky vs the Marvel Zombies commission on the wall and the dining room has a Drew Struzan Wonder Woman (Wish I could share. Sorry), the Frank Frazetta Cat Girl is in the bedroom, and oh you said favorite and why? Sorry, but I do love 'em all. It all comes down to the two pages on the wall in my "nerd" room, the origin of Wonder Woman pages by Adam Hughes. I was fortunate to get this WONDERful two page story, written by Mark Waid, shortly after its debut in the 52 series a few years back. I think the WHY is obvious. Origin? Wonder Woman? Adam Hughes? 'Nuff said!

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

I've been collecting since the mid 90s but got a little more wrapped up in it around 2002. I have an extremely small collection of published art and I found myself much more inclined to getting art that has a more personal touch: commissions, con sketches, and sometimes con sketches that should in no way be called con sketches led me into a dark obsession that I only recently walked away from. And then this Elvira character taps me on the back and says, "Just when you thought you were out..." Well, you know the rest of the story.

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

My lovely and quite tolerant wife allows me to put some of the art up on the wall but most of my art is stored away in portfolios which I love to thumb through every now and then. I also have some sketchbooks that contain a few beauties so I guess I've pretty much got all the bases covered when it comes to housing the art.

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

#1: One final drawing from Mr. Hughes and that would be an Elvira piece.

#2-5: Absolutely nothing. Oh SURE there's probably SOMETHING, but I'm content. Really.

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