Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dear Comic Art Fan,

This is the last day to bid in the Original Art session of ComicLink's May Featured Auction -- lots will start closing at 8pm Eastern Time today!  There are well over 500 original art pieces, with every single lot hand-selected to meet the quality standards of ComicLink's Featured Auction! View the Original Art session at the Link!

See you next week!

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Chilly Willy Cel and Beagle Boys & Conan Art in Sunday’s Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Bob Gregory - Beagle Boys #39 Cover Original Art (Gold Key, 1977)

Chilly Willy Production Cel and Background Set-Up Animation Art (Walter Lantz, c. 1960s)

Alfredo Alcala - Savage Sword of Conan #89 Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1983)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…



Press Release:

Lee Bermejo, artist of Batman: Noel, The Joker Graphic Novel, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, and much more, is offering a rare opportunity to receive a cover quality, hand drawn, one of a kind, fully rendered commission to be picked up at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, the week of July 24-27. This is being run as an Ebay Auction, and can be seen at the link...

The commission will be a 1 character piece with detailed backgrounds on a piece of 11 X 17” comic art board.  The picture shown is not the actual item, but is an example of a previous fully rendered commission piece.

While Lee has offered sketches and less detailed convention opportunities before, this is the first time ever in which he has offered a cover quality commission to be picked up at the SDCC before. He’ll work on the commission in his studio prior to the show so it will be available to be picked up before the end of the show.  While you may choose the character, Lee does retain the right to refrain from drawing certain characters so please have a backup idea ready.  These two auctions are a very rare occasion and most likely your only opportunity to have Lee do this level Please stop by our booth number 4400 at the San Diego Comic Con to pick up your art.

In order to participate in this auction, you must:

Pick up the piece yourself or have a friend/representative pick up the piece for you. We will not ship the art. If you do not plan on being at the San Diego Comic Con, or do not have anyone who can definitely pick it up for you, please do not bid.

You must be able to pay in full via the personal paypal (friends and family) method of Paypal at the close of this auction or make other arrangements to pay in cash/check immediately after the close of the auction. Failure to do so will result in a second chance offer being sent out to the next highest bidder.

Premium Member of the Week :: Patrick Brooks

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Like many people in this crazy hobby, I love looking at things that are beautiful and different. It doesn't matter what the subject, I just love seeing what someone can do with a pencil, ink, charcoal or brush. I don't seem to fall in to a particular type when appreciating someone's work. Bold, delicate, minimalist or hyper-detail, I'm obsessed with it all.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

That's such a hard question. Favorite pieces change when I rediscover them in my collection. For now, I'm going with a commission that I obtained from David Williams. When I request a commission from an artist, I try to keep my instructions to them very simple. "If you were to redesign Mr. Freeze, what would he look like. Give me YOUR version of the character. Whether he's hold his gun or gazing into his snowglobe, I don't care. Whatever you want to do. BUT, the most important thing is mood, atmosphere." David and I would talked about the character and what others have done. I've been a fan of his for a long time and was very lucky to get on his list. He did a fantastic job on this and it's at the framer as I write this.

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

I started collecting artwork a little late, around late 2003-04. A friend asked me to go to a comic show and I saw all of these collectors picking up commissions and pages. I started seeing things a little differently. At first, I started getting Batman and some of his villains. But I stumbled onto one or two people's galleries that had a theme. I loved that idea. Once I got my first couple of Freeze pieces, I noticed the differences in artist’s interpretations of Victor. That was it. I took it and ran.

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

I have a few pieces framed up our home office but most of it is tucked away in portfolios. Having a family takes a lot of available funds so I have to save for most of my art now-a-days. So, it's either frame it or a new piece of art. The art almost always wins.

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

There are a few piece out there that I would love to own but don't know if I could ever afford if I had an opportunity.

a) Cover or interior art for Batman #525 - Kelley Jones and Freeze, so happy together.

b) Cover for Gotham Knights #59 - Jae Lee's cover of Freeze and Batman is just amazing.

c) Cover or interior art for Legend of the Dark Knight #195 - Seth Fischer's art for SNOW was original and fresh. I LOVED it.

d) Cover to Batman Adventures #15 - Kelsey Shannon is a VERY underrated artist. All of his covers for run on this series were awesome but this Freeze cover is simple and beautiful.

e) Interior artwork for Gotham Central #1 and #2 - Michael Lark probably does my favorite version of Freeze to date. I passed up a few pages when I first started collecting. Something I regret.

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