Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

This Saturday, October 5th, is the second annual Star Wars Reads Day! A celebration of the literature and expanded universe the Star Wars movies and cartoons have spawned, it is also a great gateway to get kids into reading. Whether it is the novels, comic books, or illustrated children’s books, any fan will enjoy the opportunity to be transported again to a galaxy far, far away. Several bookstores and libraries across the country host events with authors, artists, and cosplayers! Get more details at the link!

And if you are headed to New York City for the big convention next week, cartoonist Jeffrey Brown will showcase his art from the Star Wars books Vader’s Little Princess and Jedi Academy at the Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn beginning tomorrow night! The show runs through November 4th if you have the time go check it out! Details at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan 
CAF Editor 

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Heritage Auctions ( - Sergio Aragones and Sid Greene art in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Sergio Aragones - MAD Paperback "Baby's Revenge" Two-Page Gag Original Art (undated)

Sid Greene - Buccaneers #27 Complete 6-Page Story "The Code of Treachery!" Original Art (Quality, 1951)

Steve Scott and Walden Wong - New Warriors #0 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1999)

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




Press Release:

Hero Initiative is traveling to the Big Apple to attend New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, October 10th-13th. Hero has a whole lot going on throughout the city to raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.

Anchoring our booth throughout the weekend is artist Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead). Charlie is journeying all the way from the UK to herald the release of The Walking Dead 100 Project. Make sure you get to the Hero Initiative booth, #1759, to get your copy and signature from Charlie!

In addition, Hero is the ONLY place to find the legendary Golden Age Superman artist Al Plastino. Make sure you come by from 1-7 p.m. on Friday ONLY to meet the man himself!

Hero Initiative is working after hours both Friday and Saturday nights so YOU can party! On Friday October 11th, Image Comics and Multiversity Comics team up to bring you THE BIG NYCC Party to help raise money for Hero Initiative. A $10 cover gets you in to The Houndstooth Pub located on 8th Ave. between 36th and 37th, just a three-block walk from the Javits Center. Be there starting at 8 p.m. to party with some great Image Comics talent! And everyone through the door is automatically entered into a raffle to win a copy of all of Image’s exclusives for NYCC 2013!

On Saturday October 12th, get to JHU Comics at 32 East 32nd St. for the launch party for Jamal Igle’s Molly Danger, Book One! Molly is the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl and protector of the city of Coopersville. Copies of the graphic novel will be on sale for $19.99, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting Hero Initiative. The party, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, Strathmore and Artograph, runs from 9 p.m ’til midnight, and writer/artist Jamal Igle will be on hand to sign copies! Another great way to spend your con weekend and help raise money for Hero!

Back at the convention center, hit the Titan Books booth anytime after noon Saturday to get your "Frogs" print signed and numbered by legendary artist Jim Steranko! Jim will sign and number 100 prints for Hero, available at $20 each, only at the Titan booth, #2142.

All weekend long, make sure you swing by The Artist's Choice, booth #N107 at the entrance to Artist’s Alley. A great variety of artists will be signing all weekend for donations to Hero Initiative. Artists include Chris Batista, Colleen Doran, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez,
 Ron Garney,
 Keith Giffen,
 Klaus Janson, 
Adam Kubert, 
Andy Kubert,
 Bob Layton,
 Steve McNiven, 
Jerry Ordway,
 George Pérez,
 John Romita Jr., 
Josef Rubinstein, 
Tom Smith,
 John Stanisci, and 
Dan Green. Please see The Artist's Choice for specific dates and times.

And ALSO make sure you hit Splash Page Comic Art, booth #2405. They’ll be hosting signings all weekend with donations going to Hero Initiative. Artists include: Charlie Adlard, Lee Bermejo, Ken Kristensen, Michael Lark, M.K. Perker, Goran Sudzuka, and Joe Quinones. Please swing by the Splash Page Comic Art booth for specific dates and times.

Hero Initiative’s talent schedule for booth #1759 is:

THURSDAY, OCT. 10 (3:00-9:00 PM)

3:30-4:30: Charlie Adlard

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)

11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard

11:00-12:30: Jerry Ordway

1:00-7:00: Al Plastino

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)

1:00-2:30: Charlie Adlard

3:00-4:00: John Arcudi + James Harren

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 (10:00AM-5:00 PM)

11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.

Premium Member of the Week :: Steve Riley

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I started reading and collecting comics in the mid to late 70s, mainly 2000AD and war comics such as Battle and Victor, and in the 80s started picking up Warrior magazine which featured Marvelman and V for Vendetta amongst other stories. Some stellar talents were unleashed by the aforementioned comics such as Brian Bolland, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Simon Bisley etc., this led me to start reading the Vertigo line (before it was called that!) such as Hellblazer, Sandman, and Swamp Thing.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

If I was pushed I would have to say that Mike McMahon is my favourite artist, his work on 2000AD in the late 70s and 80s is my favourite period, and the Fink page is a classic example.

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

I started collecting original art about eight years ago. Like many people until the internet really took off it didn't really occur to me that you could purchase original art from comics! I saw a site with Greg Staples originals, bought a couple of pieces, and the rest as they say is history.

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

I have around six or seven pieces framed up and the rest are kept in Mylar sleeves for protection, I have also lent pieces out for gallery shows.

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

1. Conan the Savage cover art by Simon Bisley

2. Greg Staples Slaine commission

3. Mike McMahon 2000AD Judge Dredd cover “You're next punk!”

4. A nice page from “Judgement On Gotham” by Bisley

5. A page from Arkham Asylum or a Hellblazer cover by Dave McKean

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