Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dear Comic Art Fan,

ComicLink's much anticipated Featured Auction is now underway with a strong selection of over 600 high quality lots within the original art session. "Grail" level artwork combines with more affordable treasures to create an impressive selection of highly desirable material. Just a few major highlights include: Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four #92 Cover and Fantastic Four #40 finale page (Doom is finally defeated), Frank Miller's Elektra Saga #3 Wraparound Cover (all Miller!), Dave Cockrum's X-men #125 Cover ("The Dramatic Return of Phoenix"), John Byrne's Fantastic Four #275 Cover, classic Starlin pages featuring Warlock and Thanos, Romita's Spider-Man vs. Kingpin cover scene page from ASM #69, McFarlane's Spider-Man #7 Twice-Up Splash, multiple Perez New Teen Titans covers, and Bill Sienkiewicz's New Mutants #27 Painted Cover! And that is just the tip of the iceberg, folks! There is something for just about every passionate collector within this auction and you may browse the entire Original Art session at the link

See you next week!

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Avengers vs. X-Men, JLA & Scrooge McDuck Original Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna - Avengers vs. X-Men #5 Page 6 Wolverine and Cyclops Original Art (Marvel, 2012)

Alan Kupperberg and Rich Buckler - Justice League of America #231 Page 10 JLA-JSA Team-Up Original Art (DC, 1984)

Don Rosa - Uncle Scrooge McDuck Commission Illustration Original Art (undated)

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Frank Cho - Black Panther #18 Cvr
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Sal Buscema - Avengers #134 p26
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John Byrne - Fantastic Four #270 p11
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Drawings
Paintings
Other
Stephen Segovia - Storm Pinup
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Mort Kuntsler - Stag Magazine Cvr
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George Perez - What If? #15 pg
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Premium Member of the Week :: Richard Blaauw

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hi, my name is Richard Blaauw. I am a collector from the Netherlands. I work as an IT Specialist for one the biggest banks in Europe.

To me the trifecta of comic artist are Sal Buscema (love his Incredible Hulk run), Mark Bagley, and Alex Saviuk. As a collector from Europe it’s sometimes hard to find your contacts. Seeing how most of us can’t go to art shows in the US all the time, it takes quite a lot of time to find your way.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

The piece I am most proud of is Web of Spider-Man #89, p13 by Alex Saviuk. It is a nice action packed page between Spider-man and the Hobgoblin. For me (and from what I’ve seen on CAF, more people) Hobgoblin was THE villain of the time I read most of my comics. What attracted me to him was the fact (in the early days) it wasn’t known who he was. In a medium where everyone’s identities are shown left and right, this was a welcome change. The reason that it was pretty hard to find a page like this contributes to the love I have for this page.

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

I started collecting original comic art late 2013. I found an article online about the value of comic art and my eyes kind of opened. Before this time I was not aware that it was even possible to own art like this. Like all the art was stashed in a huge Marvel/DC (you name it) vault, and us mere mortals couldn’t touch it.

When I did some research I found both Mike Burkey and CAF and everything kind of moved from there. I didn’t know a lot of artists names, but when I found comics online that I recognized from when I was a kid I learned Mr. Buscema, Mr. Bagley, and Mr. Saviuk were responsible for all the enjoyment I had a kid reading all those comics as a kid. I have periods where I collect a lot of pages. The past year I haven’t gotten a lot of new art, but since a month or two several pieces I really like crossed my path.

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

I have a couple of those pages on the wall at my study. They are solidly framed and behind UV blocking glass to make sure it doesn’t go to waste when time goes by. The rest of the pages I have in an archive portfolio to make sure they stay in perfect mint condition.

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

Currently I am investigating the option to get commissions done by Mark Bagley and Sal Buscema. Both men are pretty hard to find. I spoke to the rep of Mr. Bagley and sadly he only does three or four a year, so I guess that is long ways off for now. I also would like a published recognizable cover of the Incredible Hulk run of Sal Buscema, but seeing how I am not willing (at this time) to pay 3-4K for a page that is also a long term goal for now.

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