Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dear Comic Art Fan, 

This weekend is Free Comic Book Day! Held annually on the first Saturday in May, FCBD is a celebration of the comic industry with shops across the country giving away free comics. It is the perfect opportunity to bring kids and new readers into the fold. Many comic stores also host artists and writers to appear for signings. Check out the official website for more details including which comics are being given away this year and which stores in your area are participating: www.freecomicbookday.com

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Jim Lee, John Romita & John Buscema Original Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

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

The Art of John Romita Cover Preliminary Sketch (Marvel, 1996)

John Buscema and Joe Sinnott - Thor #238 Page 26 Original Art (Marvel, 1975)

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Chris Bachalo - Generation X Pinup
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Premium Member of the Week :: David Dougherty

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is David Dougherty from Florida. I am almost at the peak of my hill, but not over it. I am an attorney. Art and comics have been hobbies of mine since I was a kid. My grandmother taught me to paint and my older cousins taught me to sketch. My comics’ heroes are a product of my era. On the DC side, I was collecting Green Lantern and Grant Morrison’s run on Animal Man while reading back issues of Firestorm. On the Marvel side, it was Excalibur, Spider-man and later Daredevil. During the new millennium, I added Fear Agent, Fables, Invincible and anything written by Brian K. Vaughn.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece is my newest addition – Animal Man #57 Cover. I had to break the bank to get it. Anyone that has frequented my gallery knows that my holy trinity of artists is Brian Bolland, Alan Davis and Kevin Maguire. Brian Bolland's meticulously rendered covers are among the most sought after original art pieces of the past few decades. For many years, Bolland has been doing his art exclusively in digital form. Getting any original art from him is so difficult because he dislikes putting pencil to paper these days. I knew my chances of ever getting a published work of Bolland's equaled that of my winning the lottery. I was introduced to his work reading Animal Man. This full-color painted cover conveys what life was like for Buddy Baker juggling super heroics and family dynamics.

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

My uncle opened my eyes to the world of comics when he gave me his run of Amazing Spider-Man (issues #6 – #68) to read as a kid. I mowed lawns to save $13.50 a month for my first comic subscription at the Comic Café. I filled long boxes from 1986 through 1991. I went into hibernation during the era of various neon metallic-inked hologram covers until 2005 when I started a successful career providing disposable income. That only lasted a couple years. I realized that everything I enjoyed was being stuck in a box – never to be seen again. I decided I wanted a comic genre collection I could display and enjoy daily. I sold my comic books and entered the world of statues. In 2009, I started attending comic conventions and received my first convention sketch – I was hooked. My collection reached its height in 2011 and was featured on Shelf Porn for Comic Book Resources. Now my focus is purely original art. I am slowly selling my statues and initially-acquired art to fund the pursuit of my “grail” pieces.

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

My museum room has been shrinking in size since 2011. A growing family will do that. My original art is framed and fills every inch of free real estate on the walls like patches of a quilt. My statues occupy the center of the room in glass cubes. Now that our boys have become indoctrinated, my prints and posters have found a place on their walls. Unfortunately, we are moving soon and I imagine my display space will decrease once more leading to some difficult decisions.

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

Brian Bolland’s Animal Man #5 cover
Brian Bolland’s rejected preliminary cover for Animal Man featuring the Inferior Five
Excalibur #23 cover with pencils by Alan Davis and inked by Paul Neary
Tom Fleming’s acrylic painting of Firestorm
Y the Last Man page featuring Yorick and Ampersand

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