Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dear Comic Art Fan,

ComicLink's final Featured Auction of 2013 is well underway with an incredible original art selection.  It is ComicLink's broadest offering to date. Though there are well over 500 original art pieces, every single lot was hand-selected to meet the quality standards of ComicLink's Featured Auction. There are major works hailing from many genres and time periods.  Prime Steve Ditko Spider-Man pieces and numerous, exceptional Jack Kirby works join a multitude of treasures created by artists ranging from Hal Foster to Jim Lee! The quality is such that every single lot in the auction is a highlight of some kind. The original art session of the ComicLink Featured Auction closes Thursday, December 5th - you will not want to miss it! Browse the entire Original Art session at The Link

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Heritage Auctions ( - FF, Moon Knight & Wonder Woman original art in this Sunday's Internet Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

John Byrne - Fantastic Four #265 Splash Page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1984)

Bill Sienkiewicz - Moon Knight #1 Page 27 Original Art (Marvel, 1980)

Neal Adams - Wonder Woman Specialty Illustration Original Art (undated)

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



Press Release:

Boston Comic Con has announced its initial details for next year's convention! Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 show, the 2014 convention will again be held in August at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston's historic waterfront. The promoters have added an additional day to the convention which is scheduled to run Friday August 8th till Sunday August 10th. Joining the festivities this year is an all-star list of comic creators including: Rafael Albuquerque, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Mike Kunkel, Jorge Molina, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Carlos Pacheco, Ramón Pérez, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and many more! Additionally, the first media guests have been announced: Torchwood's Eve Myles and Spike himself, James Marsters! More will be added over the coming months so be sure to follow Boston Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con websiteOnline ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

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About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Premium Member of the Week :: Jason Budnick

1. Please tell us about yourself.

I live in Monterey, CA but was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. Like a lot of original art collectors I read comics as a kid but for some reason I never stopped. I read them in college and still read and collect them today. Reading comics created a fascination with the characters and the people who created them - I think that is one of the prime motivators of original art collectors, obtaining a piece of the creative process for the comics that they formed a bond with, either growing up or today. There is somethng very appealing about holding a panel, splash or cover to a comic that you bought as a kid, in some ways you are holding a piece of your history and therefore the appeal of nostalgia is definitely a large motivating factor for me in this hobby.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

I guess everyone has their "Rosebud" I'm lucky enough to own mine; the cover art to New Teen Titans #12. The long story of the why it is my favorite piece is detailed in the description I wrote for it.  The short story is that it is the first comic book I remember buying off a spinner rack at 7-Eleven.

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

I've been collecting comic art since 2005 (I wish almost everyday that my start date was more like 1995 lol) though I have collected comics since I was a teenager.  I started by getting a few Con sketches. At the end of a convention I would walk through artist alley to see what artist were there and use any funds I had not spent on comics, which usually was not very much, to get a sketch. I of course noticed the published art that some artists had for sale and at the 2005 Wonder Con in San Francisco I bought a panel page by George Perez who was my favorite artist growing up.  My first cover followed at an auction a few months later and it kind of spiralled from there.

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

Most of my art is in portfolios, I have three covers all framed up and displayed, two in my home office and one in my work office.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions? 
Since I was a kid in the Copper Age my top five pieces are late Bronze and Copper art focused:
I'd like to get a higher end commission from George Perez.
X-Men panel by John Byrne
Gil Kane cover from the "Picture Frame" era
Moon Knight or New Mutants piece by Bill Sienkiewicz
Conan panel by Barry Smith
Of course I'm always on the look out for George Perez New Teen Titans pieces - I said that I wanted to own three covers, having just acquired the third I still wonder if there is room for #4.
I'd just like to thank Bill Cox and everyone at CAF for everything that they do for the hobby.  The website really is a museum of the creative process for comic books. You really can get lost, in the best possible way on CAF just looking at example after example of the greatest pieces of comic art ever created.  Every time I think I've seen it all, something new gets posted that makes me go WOW!!!!
Finally I'd also like to thank the other collectors I've met or talked to becasue of posting my art here for all the great stories and insights that they have shared with me over the years. Steve, Gene, Michael, Chris, Malvin, Brian, Jeff, Eric, Joe and Allen - sorry if I missed anyone. Thanks!!!!



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