Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Think good thoughts for Don Rosa as he recovers from emergency eye surgery in order to fix a detached retina. As the creator of the meticulously researched Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck, Mr. Rosa is the heir to the legendary Carl Barks as the pre-eminent chronicler of the Disney Ducks' adventures. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back out on the convention circuit soon.

Also, remember to post those DC/Marvel Villains into the Sketchbook and vote for next month's theme!

See you next week!


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Premium Member of the Week :: Tom Field
1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a writer and lifelong comics fan. First comic I can remember is FANTASTIC FOUR #72, and I was just a rabid Marvel fan from that point onward. My peak comics-buying years were probably 1977 to 1984, when I just bought *everything*. I was also a pretty prolific comics letter hack in those days, too, which no doubt helped lead me to my career. I've been a professional journalist since 1983, and on the side I've written for Eclipse and Marvel Comics, as well as for CBG, Amazing Heroes, Comics Scene and the TwoMorrows family of publications. In 2005, my vocation and avocation came together in the form of the book SECRETS IN THE SHADOWS: THE ART & LIFE OF GENE COLAN, published by TwoMorrows.
2. What is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?
Gotta be the Gene Colan-penciled cover to our book SECRETS IN THE SHADOWS. It's a huge piece of work, featuring Daredevil, Iron Man and Captain America escaping from the misty clutches of their arch-enemies, and I just love the work and what it represents. It's framed and on a wall above me in my office.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I first got into the hobby about a decade ago, when I first started paying attention to magazine ads from comic art dealers. This was at a point where I'd pretty much been around the block in comics, had pretty much all the issues and books I wanted, and there were few new worlds to conquer. Then I bought my first couple of art pages, and a whole new passion erupted. I set out trying to get representative works by my favorite artists, ended up buying just about *everything*, and now I think I've settled back into a nice "representative" phase.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have way too many pages just sitting in portfolios, being seen and enjoyed by nobody -- which feels like a crime. I've got to get more pieces on the walls, where they'll join the company of a Don Heck "Batgirl" splash (my very first original), a Gene Colan "Iron Man" commission, a Lee Weeks "Tales of Terror" page (from our first published work together), a 1937 Milton Caniff "Terry" (love that body of work!) and, of course, the Colan book cover.

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
Y'know, I don't especially have a want list these days -- I've been able to scratch an awful lot of those itches over the years. But since it was Lee/Kirby/Sinnott on FF that got me into comics in the first place, I guess ultimately I'd like to have one good, vintage FF page to crown my collection.

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