Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

The ComicConnect original art auction ends on Monday September 23 at 7PM! Top items in the auction include: Adventure Comics #384 Cover by Win Mortimer and Murphy Anderson;  Conan the Barbarian #167 Cover by Mike KalutaFlash #193 Cover by Murphy Anderson; History of the DC Universe Cover by Alex RossSaga of the Swamp Thing #1 Cover by Bernie WrightsonSuperman #213 Cover by Neal Adams; Werewolf by Night #34 Cover by Gil Kane and Tom PalmerWorld’s Finest #182 Cover by Curt Swan and Neal Adams.

“This auction is packed with amazing finds, unique Whitman warehouse paintings, and a group of covers that survived the dustbin of the 1960’s DC Comics back alley,” said Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments for the world record holding auction house. “We have many truly fantastic pieces up for grabs and most at no reserve.” As always, ComicConnect does not charge buyer's premiums. Simply pay the winning bid and shipping. “Consign to our next Event Auction. We offer generous cash advances and have over five million dollars ready for you,” Reynolds said. Click here to view and bid on auction.

See you next week!

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Heritage Auctions ( - First appearances: Avengers, FF & Spider-Man in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Frank Bolle - The Adventures of Robin Hood #8 Original Art Group (Magazine Enterprises, 1957)

Dave Sim - Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #6 Cover Original Art (IDW, 2013)

Sy Barry - The Phantom Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-29-85 (King Features Syndicate, 1985)

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


Premium Member of the Week :: Jonathan H

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

If I would have described myself ten years ago I would have said I was a comics and film enthusiast but since then I've learned that it's the storytelling and narrative that I'm attracted to regardless of the format. So I love it all - great comics, films, TV, video games, books - you name it. And of course comic art!

I'm in my mid 30s and married to a wonderful woman that I met while getting my MBA a few years ago. I've been in the film business for the past ten years in international finance. My nostalgia period for comics was the 80s and early 90s and during that time I was most into Sandman/Vertigo and DC heroes, though recently I have been more of a Marvel guy. Still, I tend to follow certain writers and artists wherever they go.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

I probably have no fewer than four favorite pieces, but if I had to select just one, I would say my Y: The Last Man #55 Cover by Massimo Carnevale. First off, Y was one of my favorite series from the past decade plus. Brian K. Vaughan is always great and this series did not disappoint, keeping me hooked for years. Massimo's covers on the series were so distinctive and thoughtful, and he is an incredible master, while underappreciated stateside. So few of his covers depicted the main characters, so I feel especially lucky to have this one with Yorick, Ampersand, and 355. It is BOLD and striking, and I spend a little time each day appreciating it. It's the piece I would least likely part with because it is the least replaceable in my heart. There will always be great artists to draw Batman or Green Lantern, but Massimo defined these covers for me.

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

This is a bit of a two part question, because while I began collecting in 2005 I only recently returned from almost a four year sabbatical from the hobby. I started up because I loved the art and wanted to own a piece of art from the comics that moved or inspired me. I wanted to have a gallery filled with nostalgia, imagination, and heroes. I stopped collecting for a time because I went back to school for a graduate degree, got married, and was basically committing funds to other pursuits but I kept reading comics and desiring to return, and now I have!

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

One of my big mistakes in the past was buying art that I did not intend to physically display. Today, I will not buy a piece of art that does not go up on the walls. It is just my personal opinion that this stuff is not to be kept squirreled away in vaults, binders, or boxes, but should be appreciated as art. I try to take great care in frame selection, as I enjoy when a frame compliments the art itself. Hence, my desire to have a separate gallery in my CAF showing off the final framed pieces for those who wish a virtual tour!

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

I'm going to cheat here and speak in categories, but the first one is actually easy:

1.) Detective #820 Cover by Simone Bianchi.

2.) A nice Watchmen story page featuring Ozymandias from the end of the series.

3.) An inspiring V for Vendetta page featuring V that becomes permanent in my collection!

4.) An iconic Steve Epting Captain America cover.

5.) The right Sandman interiors from my favorite artists on the series: P Craig Russell, Kelley Jones, Jill Thompson, and Mike Dringenberg.

It's pretty hard to stop at five categories, but there they are!

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