1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
Former IT professional, currently a caregiver for my parents. Many moons ago, I also did some editorial/marketing work for Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack back in their Caliber days. Thanks to him I have the original Comico black & white three issue run of Grendel.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
It's a toss-up between my Christine Spar Piece by Tim Sale or Phil Hester's Argent. If pressed I'd have to choose' Hester's Argent piece. Though it is a single image it tells a bit of the Grendel mythos as Hunter Rose's mask and blood are in the piece. Simple and bold style and I enjoy his design of Argent.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
Back in 1994 I received three pages of art from Brian Michael Bendis as compensation: a Project: Fire page and two portfolio pieces. In the late 90s I picked up a Grendel: God and the Devil page on eBay for a whopping $40 plus shipping.
My serious collecting began in 2001 at Planet Comicon, when I started two sketchbooks. One of which became a theme sketchbook of just Grendel related pieces. I get con sketches over prints as the sketches are done just for me and are unique.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
Most pieces are in sketchbooks that have been collected slowly over time. Needless to say the sketchbooks only travel with me! Certain key pieces and prints are framed and displayed in multiple rooms. Some commissions and pages are kept in portfolios. The majority of my prints are in portfolios.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
Matt Wagner sketch in my Grendel Sketchbook
John K Snyder III sketch in my Grendel Sketchbook
Jay Geldhof sketch in my Grendel Sketchbook
Bernie Mireault sketch in my Grendel Sketchbook
Pander Bros sketch in my Grendel Sketchbook
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