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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