Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

Last month it was reported that several pages of original art by Denys Cowan had been lost in transit en route to an exhibition at the Geppi Entertainment Museum. Happily, Cowan announced last week that all 28 of the missing pages have been returned, though in poor condition. It is a testament to the strength of the comic community that so many artists, collectors, and fans spread the message through social media to make sure that the art was ultimately returned. More information can be found at the link...

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auction ( - Love & Rockets, Modesty Blaise & Bettie Page art in this Sunday's Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #34 "Wigwam Bam Part Two" Page 14 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1990)

Jim Holdaway - Modesty Blaise Daily Comic Strip #1997 Original Art (London Times Mirror, 1969)

Jim Silke - Bettie Page Queen of the Nile #3 Painted Page 15 Original Art (Dark Horse, 2000)

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

Premium Member of the Week :: Chris Abel

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a 43 year old comic fan and former comic retailer. I currently live in Burbank, CA and work in the video editing field.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

I don't really have one piece I like above the other. Each piece of art I own caught my eye for one reason or another. If I had to choose one piece as a favorite, I would probably choose the first page I ever bought Flash #132 page 11 with art by Paul Ryan. I bought it directly from the artist at a comic convention in Houston, TX sometime in 1997.

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

I bought my first piece of art in 1997 and was persuaded to do so by a friend of mine, Henry Huie, who at the time had a massive collection of comic and fantasy art. He pointed out that anyone can own a copy of a comic book, but only one person can own the original art for any one of the pages inside.

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

Some is framed but since I don't have a lot of room to display my art, I keep most of it in a portfolio that I can flip through at any time.

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

In no particular order:

Nightwing #21 cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund 

WildC.A.T.S #1 Ace Edition cover by Travis Charest  

WildC.A.T.S  #7 banner by Jim Lee

Flash #118 cover by Mike Wieringo  

Captain America Annual #5 cover by Mike Zeck

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