Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dear Comic Art Fans,

This week CAF celebrates 11 years online - one year more than Facebook if you can imagine that! We wouldn't have made it this far without the support you've shown the site. Whether you've shared your collection for us all to see or supported us with advertising or a premium membership, we cannot thank you enough. This past year over 90,000 pieces of artwork have been added to CAF, and just last month we passed 100,000 registered users on the site. Amazing. Thank you all so much!

See you next week!

Bill Cox
CAF Editor-in-Chief

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Heritage Auctions ( - Charles Schulz, John Romita & John Buscema art in this Sunday's Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Charles Schulz - Peanuts Jubilee Hardcover Book With Snoopy Sketch and Autograph (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975)

John Romita, Jr. and Klaus Janson - Amazing Spider-Man #585 Page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 2009)

John Buscema - Conan the Barbarian Movie Special #1 Story Page 15 Original Art (Marvel, 1982)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…



LOS ANGELES, CA (February 4, 2014) Hero Initiative is having a membership party at:

Golden Apple Comics

7018 Melrose, Los Angeles, Calif.

On Saturday, February 22 from 1:00-4:00pm in conjunction with KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios.

Artists Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake), Noelle Stevenson (Adventure Time), and Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time: Candy Capers) will be on hand at Golden Apple to provide FREE sketches on KaBOOM’s famous Get-a-Sketch covers to those who become new 2014 Hero Initiative Members! Hero Initiative is a non-profit organization that assists comics creators in medical and financial need. Prospective members of Hero Initiative can sign up with a minimum contribution of $29. Every new member will receive a FREE sketch from their artist of choice, but get there early!

People can sign up for membership at the event, or in advance at:

If you’ve signed up in advance, BRING YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT to get your free sketch cover! Don’t miss out!

For more information or directions, visit

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.


For more information, please visit us at



Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! Studios acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and other many great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films.

Premium Member of the Week :: Robert Cookson

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I teach History at a local college in Montreal, Canada. I fell in love with comics when I was seven, way back in 1974. I collected seriously until the mid-1980s, I started collecting again in I think 2004 or 2005 and it was a few years later I discovered original art. So I am pretty new to this hobby.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

I think my favourite piece is still my first purchase, the last page from the fifth issue of Terry Moore’s Echo, which still for me sums up the beauty of illustrated storytelling. It is so perfectly written, and so elegantly drawn.

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

I have been collecting comic art I think since around 2008 and I became interested in it thanks to a close friend who has considerable expertise in art and comic art was (and remains) one of his passions. I guess it rubbed off on me. We both still love comics, and it seemed only natural to study and collect the great artists.

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

My favourites of course are framed, but the rest I store in mylar sleeves which I keep in special acid free archival boxes, unfortunately they are not big enough for LA so those I have to store in separate portfolios. There is never enough wall space to display everything. Now I try to only buy pieces that I can justify as good enough for the wall. My latest is a Sif commission by Esad Ribic which will go above my desk.

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

It is funny that before I bought the Ribic Sif I had sworn I would never buy an unpublished commission piece. I broke the rule for her. My main focus is exceptional panel pages. I don’t buy covers. I would like another page from Alex Ross’s Marvels. I’m always looking for pages from Mike Mignola’s Conqueror Worm, John Buscema’s Conan, and one day when I can afford it Jack Kirby Thor and Fantastic Four. Many thanks to you for giving me this opportunity to share, I don’t know where the hobby would be without CAF.

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