Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

This week marks six years since the passing of Mike Wieringo, an artist who the comics community lost way before his time. Best known for his work on titles including The FlashRobin, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and his creator-owned series Tellos, Wieringo was well-respected by his peers and a talented storyteller. His blog, which remains up to this day, showcased his design skills and his desire to tell more of his own stories. Two weeks ago at Boston Comic Con, his brother Matt donated one of the last covers he worked on, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #18, which fetched over $1,800. A portion of the funds raised by the entire auction was donated to a scholarship in Wieringo's name at the Savannah College of Art & Design. You can peruse the 788 pieces of Wieringo's work here on CAF at the link

See you next week.

Colin Solan 
CAF Editor 

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Love and Rockets, The Fly and Shazam Art in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #3 "Toyo's Request" Page 5 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1983)

Jack Kirby and Joe Simon - Adventures of the Fly #1 Story Page 5 Original Art (Archie, 1959)

Kurt Schaffenberger - Shazam #11 "Merry Christmas" Page 7 Original Art (DC, 1974)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…



Premium Member of the Week :: Dan Gintis

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm 41, living in Brooklyn, making Web sites for a living.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Right now my favorite piece is probably my Art Adams JLA: Scary Monsters #4 cover. But it's a tough choice. The Al Plastino Superman & Flash commission always makes me smile. My simple Carmine Infantino head sketch is an all-time favorite because I got it the first time I met him, and he's my favorite comic artist by far.

Shoot, I've also got a little Bernie Wrightson project going on that I'm pretty fond of. I bought a pencil drawing rom him at a convention, and I've been getting different artists to do their own inks over a blueline copy. So far I've got finished versions from Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Rubinstein. It's interesting how different they are. I've got a couple more in the works, hoping to get them soon.

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

I started back collecting comics in 2008, after dropping them in the mid-80s. In 2009 I went to New York Comic Con and spent just about the whole time in Artists Alley. Meeting and talking to all the artists, getting sketches, flipping though what they had for sale... I just fell in love with it. For a couple years I got pretty heavily into the commissions and convention sketches but for the past year or so I'm focused more on published work.

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

Most of my collection is stored in a few portfolios in my comics closets. The first few convention sketches I bought, I had framed and on my walls. But I recently moved, so I'm in the process of going through all my stuff and picking out what seems like the best wall material.

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

I've got a 2/3 panel page by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson, of Adam Strange from Mystery In Space, but my dream piece would be a full page of Silver Age Infantino Flash action. Or a cover would be great, but that's way outside my price range. If we're just talking dream finds, I'd love something from Johnny Craig's EC years; some published Curt Swan Superman action; some Dave Gibbons Watchmen art would be fantastic; a page or two from Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing.

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