1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a fairly new collector and lifelong comic book enthusiast from Ohio. I have fond memories of my dad taking me to the local convenient shop and buying me bagged packs of comics from the rack. I grew up aspiring to be a comic book artist, but those plans never panned out. I have always been in awe of the artists' ability to bring the characters and stories in the comics to life. I think that's why I like art so much. I can see the beauty of the hand drawn art and imagine what could have been.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
My favorite piece in my collection is the title page for Power Man and Iron Fist #63. It's a great iconic image of Luke Cage getting ready to put the hurt on some bad guys! What makes this piece even more special is that it came from the biggest Luke Cage collector in the world: Nick Katradis!
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I have been collecting art for under three years (since about 2013). My buddy James Phelps introduced me to the hobby and CAF and I've been hooked ever since! I think there should be a warning on the CAF homepage that original art is highly addictive!
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I typically store my art in my "vault" (Itoya portfolio in a RubberMade tub). I have been told that I need to start framing the art so I can appreciate it more and that it will also dissuade me from ever parting with it!
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
My top five most wanted original pages:
1) Amazing Spider-Man #252 title page!
2) A cool John Byrne Spidey Marvel Team-Up title page
3) Todd McFarlane Spidey title page
4) A splash page of El Aguila from Power Man and Iron Fist #58
5) George Perez Ant-Man title page from Avengers (I can't remember the issue number)
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