Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dear Comic Art Fan,

It's Comic Con time again! If you were lucky and savvy enough to run the gauntlet of the acquiring tickets, hotel rooms, and transportation you are probably having a great time at the biggest pop culture smorgasborg in the world! Stop by the Splash Page Comic Art and booths (#4400-4408) where CAF co-founder Bill Cox will be hanging out all weekend. Be sure to say Hi!

Plus Splash Page will host book signings with artists Tim Bradstreet, Lee Bermejo, and Sina Grace! Check out their website for further details or if you're at the con, just swing by the booth!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Conan #51, Mister Miracle Special #1 and Captain Klutz in This Sunday’s Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

John Buscema, Dick Giordano, and Terry Austin - Conan the Barbarian #51 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1975)

Steve Rude - Mister Miracle Special #1 Splash Page 20 Original Art (DC, 1987)

Don Martin - Captain Klutz Color Sketch Original Art (undated)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…



Attention, artists! Grab your best work and put your portfolio together because Marvel editor CB Cebulski, who has worked on titles including X-Men, Avengers, and Spider-Man, will be on hand to do portfolio reviews at Boston Comic Con 2014!

This is a rare opportunity to sit down with Marvel's top talent scout and show off your talents. Applicants are asked to submit their work (photocopies only, please!) at the Boston Comic Con information booth all day Friday and Saturday. Those chosen for review will be directed to appear for one-on-one reviews on Friday and Saturday afternoon, or Sunday morning. 

Some important pointers: Bring sequential pages to demonstrate your storytelling ability. Make sure to have photocopies of your work to submit. Your most recent work will give the best impression of your skills.

Previously announced guests include Sergio Aragones, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus table listings and panel and event schedules please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link!

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. This 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 and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Premium Member of the Week :: Erik van Oosten

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm in my fifties and live in a small town in the Netherlands which is (world) famous for its tree nurseries . I'm occupied as a civil servant. Besides collecting comics and comic art my other passion is music.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece of art is the latest one I've uploaded on CAF; firstly I'm proud to come up with the idea and secondly I couldn't have wished for a better piece of art from Gerhard.

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

I've been collecting comic art since early 2000. Mainly because I did not have enough room left for my steadily growing collection of comic books to store (and I don't want to move house).

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

Most original art is stored in display maps, some of it is framed and hangs on several walls in my home.

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

The only original pages I would like to own are (of course) from the Sandman run. I can dream, can't I? Artists I would like to do one ore more commissions for me are Charles Vess (again), Jon J. Muth, James Jean (keep on dreaming) and in general those who have a unique style (to my eyes, at least) and are not afraid to step beside a trodden path.

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