1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm an NYC based collector with a focus on 60s thru 80s hero art. I live with my beautiful wife and less-than beautiful dog. I spent many years in the toy business as a manufacturer, and still consult in that field. New York is a great place to be a comic art collector. Compared to most cities, we have a lot of art and many collectors that either live close by or pass through here. I thoroughly enjoy all of the time I spend hanging out with my contemporaries and hunting down new art!
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
Blame it on human nature, but my favorite piece always winds up being the one I just purchased! If I had to single out one page, it would probably be my Brian Bolland Dredd cover. I have "better" pieces in my collection, but that cover is just pure nostalgia to me. I use it as my CAF avatar, too.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I first discovered the hobby back in 2003. I was visiting a work associate in his midtown office and saw Batman art hanging on his wall. Up until that point, I had no idea that comic art was something that could be collected. I had just assumed most was held by either the publisher or the artist. Shortly thereafter, I started following ebay auctions and the ball started rolling from there.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have a couple of framed pieces on my walls. Someday I'll put up more.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
If were to pick a fantasy team of art, I'd want:
1. Cover to X-Men #101 by Dave Cockrum
2. A Steve Ditko Sinister Six splash from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. Either the Electro or the Mysterio one.
3. A really good "Snowgoons" Sunday strip from Calvin & Hobbes
4. Cover to New Teen Titans #1
5. Cover to Thor #337
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