Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dear Comic Art Fan,

It's 2015 which means that soon enough Dr. Emmet Brown will arrive in his DeLorean straight from 1985! Unfortuantely, science still hasn't produced the promised hoverboards, flying cars, or Mr. Fusion. In honor of Back to the Future, this month's sketchbook theme is dedicated to the many time travellers found in pop culture. From Dr. Who, Kang the Conqueror, or Bill S. Preston, Esq. & Ted "Theodore" Logan time travel is a recurring theme across sci-fi and fanstasy. See what's been posted at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions ( - Love & Rockets, X-Men Trading Cards & a group lot of Comic Strip Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #41 "Camp Vicki" Page 13 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1993)

Jim Lee - X-Men Trading Cards Series I: Caliban/Gatecrasher Original Art (Marvel-Impel, 1992)

Milton Caniff, Mort Walker, Daniel Barry, and Bill Zaboly - Beetle Baily, Flash Gordon, Tarzan, and Thimble Theatre Daily Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate/United Features Syndicate, 1947-1970)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…

Premium Member of the Week :: Brent Peterson

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

A product of the Midwest, I live outside of Chicago with my wife, Anne, and our two sons – Maddux (named after the Cubs pitching great) and Parker (yes, Peter Parker). I run the fundraising and marketing for a large non-profit, Thresholds, which serves individuals living with mental illness.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Justice League of America #200 has special significance for me and I’m very fortunately Mike Lovitz allowed me to buy them. I bought this comic book on my twelfth birthday and loved it dearly. George Perez books were a great comfort to me during some difficult times.

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

1997. I’d been a lifelong comic book collector but was always frustrated that I had no real means to display them. When eBay hit the scene, that’s when I learned about comic book art. I loved the hunt. I had an intense decade + of collecting the favorite pages from my youth. I don’t buy much art anymore. I read the book, “Collecting: An Unruly Passion,” and realized, as a lifelong collector of toys, baseball cards, comics, etc., that my collecting was probably much less about the art and more about trying to recapture something I had lost in childhood. During my parent’s divorce and the frequent moves and instability of my early years, my comic books gave me comfort. I think I was attempting to tap into those feelings of comfort later in life when things got hard. Problem is, and I think some of us have experienced this, that the need to acquire never really extinguishes. What I needed to feel wouldn't come from external things. An expensive lesson. So, I’m not much of a collector these days.

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

I have about a dozen pieces framed in my office upstairs. Nothing fancy. The rest are in large collector books that I leaf through every once in a while.

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

I love George Perez. At this point, I favor covers, if anything: Would love JLA #200 and a handful of New Teen Titans covers. X-Men #158, and Avengers Annual #10 have special significance to me. ROM #17 was a great issue. I’d like to get an interior from X-Men #137, which I think is probably among the greatest issues of my childhood, but damn, pricey.

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