Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dear Comic Art Fan,

This weekend Marvel's latest movie ANT-MAN hits screens nationwide! I was fortunate enough to see an advance screening earlier this week and am happy to report it is a fun, popcorn movie and one of my favorite things Marvel Studios has made! Paul Rudd is really funny as the titular hero and the action scenes with all the shrinking and growing came off well. In honor of the movie's release, this month's Sketchbook theme is dedicated to diminutive heroes and villains. Check out what's been posted so far at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - John Buscema Art, Spider-Man Daily & Eeyore Cel in Sunday’s Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

John Buscema - Wolverine #7 Page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1989)

Alex Saviuk and Joe Sinnott The Amazing Spider-Man Sunday Comic Strip dated 8-29-99 (Marvel, 1999)

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Eeyore Production Cel (Walt Disney, 1968)

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Premium Member of the Week :: Comic Art Addict

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Jeff and I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I live 40 minutes outside of Toronto with my fiancée who is CAF member "N Sniper." I was introduced to comics by my uncle Joe at age eight. He brought me to my first comic book store where I bought Marvel's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #59. Nine years later I took a break from collecting comics.  I started playing bass guitar in bands, dating girls, and working. But with all the incredible comic book movies and TV shows that have come out I found my way back 10 years ago.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Tough question! Currently it's my Guardians of the Galaxy #21 cover by Nick Bradshaw. Nick's attention to detail is absolutely incredible!! He was made one of Marvel's upcoming "All New Young Guns" artists. Got to meet him at Toronto Comicon and he is a super nice guy! I was also completely surprised how great the Guardians of the Galaxy movie was. When I found out there was going to be a talking raccoon and tree in the movie I assumed it was going to be terrible. Wow was I wrong! I have to say it was my favorite movie of 2014 just ahead of Captain America 2. Couldn't imagine the movie without Rocket Raccoon and Groot!  Unfortunately the comic has ended with the Secret Wars crossover but I’m looking forward to the second movie.

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

I've been collecting comic & animation art for about ten years. Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead helped me find my love for comics again. Shortly after reading Walking Dead I started purchasing Charlie Adlard's art from his rep at Splash Page Art. Adlard's prices have gotten to be very expensive so for the most part I've moved on to collecting Marvel art from my favorite comics. I've been concentrating mostly on covers the past couple years.

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

I have my favorite pieces professionally framed throughout our home. My Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ghost Rider cover art is hanging in my basement jam room. The stairs going down to the jam room are filled with my Walking Dead art including published covers & interiors by Charlie Adlard and commissions by Tony Moore. I also have my four page Wolverine #183 sequence framed in our dining room along with my fiancée’s Mike Deodato Elektra splash kissing Daredevil. My fiancée has all of her Chew artwork by Rob Guillory framed in our spare bedroom. I'm pretty lucky that my fiancée likes comic art!

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

1. Any pages from "G.I. Joe and the Transformers #1" mini-series from 1987 by Herb Trimpe. I'm trying to put the entire issue back together.

2. An Amazing Spider-Man cover

3. A Wolverine cover

4. Marvel G.I. Joe A Real American Hero volume 1 cover

5. Marvel Star Wars cover from the old or new series

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