Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

It is another sad week for the comic book community with the passing of Silver Age icon Nick Cardy. Cardy began his career as an artist for the Eisner/Iger Studio before serving as a tank driver in World War II where he was awarded two Purple Hearts. Returning to comics he worked on two seminal runs on Aquaman and Teen Titans. He is probably best remebered for the myriad of covers he drew in the 70s on titles including Batman, Flash, The Brave and The Bold, and Justice League of America.

He will be greatly missed and on behalf of CAF we offer our condolences to his friends and family. Writer Mark Evanier eulogizes Cardy far more eloquently than I could on his blog.

See you next week.

Colin Solan 
CAF Editor 

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Heritage Auctions ( - Conan, Wolverine & Captain America art in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Gary Hartle, Mike DeCarlo, Mike Docherty, and Alfredo Alcala - Conan the Barbarian Page Original Art (Marvel, 1990-92)

Gene Colan - Wolverine #24 Page Original Art Group (Marvel, 1990). Gene Colan Wolverine #24 Page Original Art Group (Marvel, 1990)

Luke Ross and Butch Guice - Captain America #602 Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 2010)

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Infected by Art Submissions End Soon…

The Infected By Art book competition connects Artists to a Global Audience through its On-Line submissions and Internet voting. Infected by Art awards $10,000 in Cash Prizes as well as publication in their Compilation art book, Infected by Art. The top images voted on by the jury will be selected for the book. You are allowed up to 10 entries. Each entry has a fee, with the 5th and 10th entries being free.

The Jury panel consists of Chris Achilleos, Larry Elmore, Rowena Morril and Enric Torres-Prat. The submission period ends Sunday, November 24th at midnight EST.

When entering, use promo code CAF110713 and get half off one submission! Please share this with all your Artist friends!

On Infected by Art there are also two other competitions that are free to enter. One is with IDW Limited featuring a Lock & Key illustration competition, with winners getting some great prizes as well as the opportunity to work with IDW Limited in the future. The other competition is with Monsterverse Entertainment where the winner will get their image on the cover of an upcoming issue, $700, and have their cover image converted into a story for the book that they will have creative input on.


Premium Member of the Week :: Steven biali001

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm an attorney, and am married with two adult sons and a Tibetian Spaniel.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece of art in my collection is the title splash to the classic three part arc "Superman In Kandor" that appeared in Superman #158 (1963). This is Superman at his silver-age peak, with pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein, and story by Edmond Hamilton. It is also the first appearance of Flamebird and Nightwing. This is from my favorite Superman story!

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

I've been collecting comic art since 2000, when I picked up an Ingels EC Old Witch splash page at San Diego Comic-Con. I had been reading some EC reprints and thought it would be cool to get a page of original EC art. I traded that page away years ago, regretted it, and was recently able to get it back after it passed through several hands.

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

I keep my collection in mylar sleeves, in portfolios,in a safe. One of the reasons I enjoy ComicArtFans is that I can see my collection anytime and anywhere I want in my CAF gallery.

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

My original art top five want list would be: A complete Williamson / Frazetta EC science fiction story; a Swan / Klein Superman cover; a Jack Davis EC cover; a Graham Ingels EC cover; and an early Silver-Age Moldoff Batman splash page.

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