Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

New York Comic Con is right around the corner! While you're making preparations and figuring out your schedule keep in mind that NYCC hosts an annual charity auction for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. CAF member Steve Borock will be the auctineer and it's a great opportunity to get some awesome original art and contribute to a wonderful cause. Over 80 creators attending NYCC 2012 will be generously donating original art for the auction including Adam Hughes,  Tony Daniel, Amanda Conner, Adi Granov, Dave Johnson, Olivier Coipel, Joe Maduriera, Mark Brooks, Cliff Chiang, Alex Maleev, Dustin Nguyen, Jerome Opena, Shane Davis, Ryan Stegman, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Sara Pichelli, Humberto Ramos, Ivan Reis, Walter Simonson and many more! Read more details at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan 
CAF Editor 

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Heritage Auctions ( - Original art from Jack Kirby, Bill Ward & more in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

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

Bill Ward - Joker Magazine Panel Gag Original Art (Humorama, 1972)

Jim Holdaway - Modesty Blaise Daily Comic Strip #153 Original Art (London Times Mirror, 1963)

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



Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown opens an art exhibition at the Scott Eder Gallery on Friday October 4, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm! Brown is the creator of Vader's Little Princess, Jedi Academy, and Darth Vader and Son! The exhibition will run till November 15th.

Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Suite 2-i, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Premium Member of the Week :: Bob Kopman

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm a 48-year old IT trainer and writer living in Ontario, Canada with an amazing family. I'm a life long comic and comic art collector. These days, I tend to concentrate on Love and Rockets and Peter Bagge's work. On the Superhero side of things, I tend to prefer 60s and 70s stuff.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

This is a tough one but I'll go with my Love and Rockets #2 page since its the first L&R page I got.

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

I probably started around 1980 picking up a page here and there at conventions and while I got into it slowly, my collecting has picked up over the years. The thing I like most about about collecting comic art, other than the pure pride of ownership is the fact that you own a unique piece of history and that you hold in your hands, the work of some amazingly talented artists. I've sold or traded away so many great pages over the years, but I always hope to get one or two of them back again. There are many pages scattered around with my name on them.

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

Most of my pages are in portfolios. I have a few framed pieces and plan to frame many more soon.

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

Like others have said,  it's tough to narrow it to five, but I'll shoot for the moon.  A vintage Will Eisner Spirit page would be nice. The cover of X-Men #141 although I'd settle for almost any page in the Days of Future Past storyline. A Steve Ditko Spider-Man page from Annual #1, an early Jack Kirby Fantastic Four page, and a Neal Adams Green Lantern/Green Arrow page preferably with GA and GL in it. Never hurts to dream.

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