Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

New York Comic Con was this past weekend and we're still recovering! Over 100,000 people packed into the Javits Center in Manhattan to look for additions to their comic collections, sit in on panels, meet and greet with celebrities, and, of course, acquire some original art. We were helping out at the Splash Page Comic Art booth all weekend which hosted several talented creators for signings including Joe Quinones, Lee Bermejo, Michael Lark, Greg Rucka, Ken Kristensen, and M.K. Perker but fans showed up every hour of each day demanding to know when Charlie Adlard would be signing. And whenever he did sit down to sign huge lines formed which had to be capped almost immediately. I guess that Walking Dead is kind of popular... 

I didn't get much time away from the booth but I was able to get a wristband for the Legend of Korra signing at the Dark Horse booth on Saturday where they handed out posters to be signed by co-creator Bryan Konietzko, director Joaquim dos Santos, and voice actor P.J. Byrne. I missed the panel but given the choice I always go for the signing since that's a more unique experience. And someone always puts up a video from popular panels on the Internet. 

That was the high point of the weekend. The low point was when some jerk stole a Walking Dead sketch cover issue from the booth while my back was turned helping a customer. It features a sketch of Rick Grimes and Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth drawn by Todd artist M.K. Perker. If you happen to come across it at a convention or online please inform Mark Hay of Splash Page Comic Art.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - FF, Sick Magazine & Steve Canyon art in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

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

Charles Rodrigues - Sick Magazine Cartoon Illustrations Original Art Plus Group (Crestwood Publications, c. 1960s)

Milton Caniff Studio - Steve Canyon Strictly For the Smart Birds Page 9 Original Art (Harvey, 1951)

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



As announced at New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics is reprinting Miracleman! Cory Sedlmeier, the editor of Marvel’s new releases of Miracleman, is looking for original art from the series. Sedlmeier says, "I’m just as enthused as all of you about finally bringing these stories back to print after their long time in limbo.

It’s an honor and a privilege, and we’re striving to present the creator’s work with the utmost care and the highest quality. Nothing can top the original art boards in terms of quality.

If you’re the proud owner of any art from the series, please get in touch with me at cmsedlmeier (at), especially if you have art from Garry Leach’s issues, since those are (obviously) needed the soonest.

The preferred format for scans is full-size, 600dpi color scans saved as TIF files. If a piece is larger than 11 x 17, as is the case with art from the Warrior issues, scans of each horizontal tier of panels (with a little overlap for alignment) are the best option."

Premium Member of the Week :: daveofapocalypse (daveofapocalypse)

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm a regular guy who grew up working in a comic book store in the Midwest. I spent close to a decade in New York, where I got a tour of 1700 Broadway, and was able to meet the who's-who of collectors and talent in New York City. I'm now out on the West Coast and am lucky enough to handle art sales for Jeff Matsuda. If you're an artist looking to sell work, I'm glad to help! As a collector, I mainly go for splashes of Marvel and DC villains from the 80s and 90s. (I dig evil stuff.) You may also know me as "daveofapocalypse."

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

It's hard to pick a favorite, so I'll go with a recent pickup - the X-Men Omega page where Magneto splits Apocalypse in two. It's by Roger Cruz and Tim Townsend - both are awesome people as well as artists, and I'd been looking to track this page down for almost 20 years. It took a lot of digging and persistence, but I was finally able to land the climactic piece of my favorite X-Men story! Like so much of the stuff I've been able to get, it's a breathtaking piece I can hardly believe I own - and I feel very lucky to have it! (I also have tons of fondness for my work by Ian Churchill, Clayton Crain, Jae Lee, Jeff Matsuda, Joe Madureira, and many others.)

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

I started collecting back in the early 90s when I was just a kid. I worked at a shop that had in-store signings, and one of the guys had originals for sale. I'd mainly been a comic (and toy and cel and card) collector, but suddenly I found out you could own the REAL artwork. I'd always figured this stuff ended up on the walls of artists, publishers, or millionaires or something. It pretty much blew my mind that just “regular people” could own these pieces of history. I was hooked and I never looked back!

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

I have about half my collection professionally framed, and the rest are in Itoyas for now. To me, this is stuff to be looked and and enjoyed, so I try to only buy work I could see myself putting on the wall.

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

My #1 is off-CAF with a Hollywood guy. (He knows I want it, and that's probably all I should say!) Other than that, I'm still questing for the Lord Pumpkin #1 cover by Kyle Hotz. Speaking generally, I'd love a nice 90s Omega Red piece and a nice (DC) Scarecrow. I'm always looking for nice published X-work by Jeff Matsuda and Joe Madureira!

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