1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Dan Goodsell. I am an artist and I live in Los Angeles. I created a character named Mr. Toast that draws a lot of inspiration from classic kids comics. I have been a serious comic reader since 1973 when I was 8 years old.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
Journey Into Mystery #72 Jack Kirby THE GLOB. I had read this story in one of the Marvel reprint monster comics and it was one of those comics I just read over and over. I still have the comic and missing the cover and it is totally falling apart. Every single page of the story is burnt into my childhood memory. So owning a page is quite a thrill.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
Although I bought a few pages earlier, I started to seriously collect in 2009. In 2009 I began to compile a list of books I wanted pages from and then started buying off CAF and dealing with the major dealers. Although I love so many types and genres of art, I have tried to keep my serious collecting in the first years of my childhood comic collecting from 1973-1976. Like most collectors I would love to collect John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller Daredevil, any Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing, etc, etc. Instead I have focused on many of the obscure books that I loved just as much from childhood but can be much more reasonable in price.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have a number of binders but I also like to keep a favorite art pile that I can just sort through. I like to hold the pages and really look at them. I enjoy the art as the objects of history that they are. It is fun to be a steward to a little part of the history of comics.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
I have found DC comic pages much harder to find than Marvel pages of the same time period so not surprisingly the bulk of my serious wants are DC pages.
Adventure #432 or #433 Spectre by Jim Aparo
DC Comics Presents #59 with Superman & the Legion of Substitute Heroes by Keith Giffen
Flash #225 by Irv Novick
Superboy & Legion #201 by Dave Cockrum
Daredevil #112 by Gene Colan
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