Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Artist and CAF Member Todd Nauck is hosting a contest on to commemorate this week's release of his new comic Nightcrawler. Todd has posted pictures of 6x9 marker sketches of the X-Men's Nightcrawler, Wolverine, and Storm on his Twitter feed (@ToddNauck); simply find these pics and retweet them and you will be entered to be randomly selected to win one! Full details at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Walt Disney Comics, Bettie Page & Oaky Doaks Art in this Sunday’s Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Paul Murry - Walt Disney's Comics and Stories#235 Mickey Mouse Partial Page Original Art (Dell, 1960)

Jim Silke - Bettie Page: Queen of the Nile #1 Page 14 Original Art (Dark Horse, 1999)

Ralph Fuller - Oaky Doaks Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-15 (AP Features, year unknown)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…

Premium Member of the Week :: William B.

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am an Italian middle-age collector. I learned to read from comic books but my mother didn't like them so she threw away all the comic books she found. For many years I didn't read any comics and almost forgot they existed; until I rediscovered them and with them I discovered original comic art.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite art in my gallery is a  Carl Barks page. It is a huge 18"x26" page, published in Uncle Scrooge #63 (1966). Carl Barks art was a grail for me and it is such a honor to host one of the rare surviving pages from the master. In this page Scrooge, Donald and the nephews are drawn, and they show many emotions: disappointment, anger, surprise, enthusiasm... And also there is a photo of Mr. Barks holding my page.

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

I've been collecting for 20 years. I begun with a sketch and I couldn't stop. 20 years ago the Internet didn't exist. In Italy there there were few ways to acquire original art: few comic conventions and two galleries, one in Milano and one in Torino. Then, with internet and eBay, I discovered a new world!

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

I simply store my collection in binders.

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

My top five most wanted original pages: 

A Giancarlo Gatti Donald Duck page [Giancarlo Gatti looks like the world's most rare Disney artist!]
A Krazy Kat Sunday page. 
A Little Nemo Sunday page. 
A Burne Hogarth Tarzan Sunday page. 
A Silvia Ziche Donald Duck page.

View William B.'s Gallery

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