1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in California and grew up all
over the world. My career is on Wall Street where I am a lead
portfolio manager for two Mutual Funds. I go by “Colorado Kid” on
CAF to allow for some personal space, though I have met many art
collectors through CAF who are now my friends.
2. What is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?
That one’s easy. My Captain America
155 origin page. There are just so many memories I go back to
when I see that page. The Cap 145 cover is a close second, though.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I was at a friend’s house with my brother
in 1976 when we decided to walk across the street to a garage
sale. I found a beat up copy of Captain America #153 for a nickel
an snapped it up. The art was amazing and the storyline was
killer. I was hooked. My brother and I would get up at 5am
every Saturday and go to the flea market, literally running through the
isles looking for old comic books. I remember one day coming
across an entire pick-up truck full of 12 cent Marvel comic books on
sale for 5 comics for a quarter! What a great memory!
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I frame copies and keep the originals in a
vault at the bank to protect them from the elements. Sometimes
I’ll take a weekend to go through the originals, appreciate the inks,
and walk down memory lane.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
The first two comics I ever read were
Captain America #153 and #155. So, the covers or any pages from
these two books are at the top of my list. Next on the list would
be a great Kirby/Sinnott page of Cap. Finally, I’m on the hunt
for a Silver Surfer page by Kirby or Buscema, preferably inked by
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