Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Just a reminder that the first wave of CAPS auctions to benefit Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai end this Saturday March15th. Each Thursday will see new pieces up for bid until all 400+ pieces have been sold. This week's lot is set to include contributions from the likes of Craig Thompson, Gary Frank, Terry Moore, Darwyn Cooke, Gene Ha, and Kevin Eastman! Keep an eye on their eBay page on the link...

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Jack Kirby, Enric & Spider-Man art in Sunday's Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Jack Kirby - Fantastic Four "A Monster Among Us" Storyboard Original Art (DePatie-Freleng, 1978)

Tom Lyle and Scott Hanna - Spider-Man #56 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1995)

Enric (Enric Torres-Prat) - The Falcon #3 The Bloody Cross Paperback Cover Original Art (Signet Books, 1982)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…



Back by popular demand! BOSTON COMIC CON is thrilled to welcome superstar writer SCOTT SNYDER for the 2014 convention! Scott joins a spectacular guest list which already includes his BATMAN collaborator, artist GREG CAPULLO! Bring your copies of Zero Year, Death of the Family, and Night of the Owls to be signed by both of them. In addition Scott has written several acclaimed series including AMERICAN VAMPIRE, THE WAKE, SWAMP THING, SUPERMAN: UNCHAINED, and more! Join us at the Seaport World Trade Center on August 8-10, 2014 for what is sure to be the biggest comic book convention to ever hit Boston!

Previously announced guests include Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, James Marsters, Eve Myles, Simon Bisley, Amanda Conner, Adam Kubert, Jeff Smith, Danielle Corsetto, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and many more!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

RSVP on Facebook!

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Premium Member of the Week :: Robert Altamura

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am an accountant who took a 40 year gap between reading and collecting. I live in New York City. In my teenage years, I grew up in Levittown and met Len Wein and Marvin Wolfman (although I haven't seen them except for a panel at a comic con in 40 years).  I stopped collecting, until I passed a Big Apple con in 2006 at a hotel and went up there to see what was happening.  I loved it and have jumped into collecting original art. I have been buying many trade paperbacks to catch up, as I never heard of Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, George Perez, etc.  in addition, I also love the alternative comic scene (Charles Burns, Chris Ware, Kim Deitch, Jim Woodring, etc.).

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece is currently the Atom page from Gil Kane. Just the beautiful style of Kane, with various action images and Zatanna needing help all comes together for me.

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

I've been collecting since 2006 and it was a Jim Steranko sketch from 1966 that my wife framed for Christmas that inspired me to restart.

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

I have these plastic sleeves I put the pages in by my dresser and rotate them during the year. Also have some at work on the walls.

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

My five wants are a Killing Joke page, a George Perez Wonder Woman, a Charles Burns page, a Wally Wood page with a beautiful woman, and a Jack Kirby Thor page.

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