Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dear Comic Art Fan,

This week Lucasfilm and Disney, along with HP and Gallery 1988, rolled out “Art Awakens” in support of UNICEF Kid Power. In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, amateur artists are invited to submit pieces of fan art for a chance to be featured in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.

Five lucky winners of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, will have their art featured in the professional gallery exhibit. The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.

Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules” Award will be granted to one of the five grand prize winners upon completion of a questionnaire with the highest score in the Innovative Use of Technology category. The HP “Bend the Rules” Award winner will receive an HP Notebook Computer to help them push the boundaries of art and creativity. Get more details at the link...

See you next week!

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - John Romita Sr., Jaime Hernandez & Dale Keown Original Art this Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

John Romita Sr. - Alfred Magazine #1: Alfred's Own Spider-Man Cover Preliminary Sketch Original Art (Marvel, 2000)

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #34 "Wig Wam Bam" Part 2 Page 9 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1990)

Dale Keown and Marie Severin - The Incredible Hulk #367 Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1990)

Also check out our new HERITAGE COMIC ART MARKET here…

Premium Member of the Week :: Steve Rubin

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Well I am 57 years young (and single), very active in sports; bowl and play softball tournaments all over the country, also play basketball on occasion. I have a 30 year old daughter Candace, who has been married for three years now and a 19 year old son Zachary who lives with me, working and going to college.

I did have some amazing super high grade CGC books before I sold them all. I am pretty well known on the CGC boards as Rube11 and most dealers on the comic side know me... not sure if that is good or bad. I am the president and owner of my own company called DS Electronics, LLC. We are a distributor of electronic and electromechanical components that sell to OEM's (companies that build items and use parts in volume).

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Probably two pieces, one is the Silver Surfer acrylic painting by Joe Jusko (its truly an amazing piece to see in person), and the Surfer is one of my favorite characters,  and the splash page #1 from Iron Man #73. That has a full page of Iron Man in a powerful looking position.

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

I have been involved with comic books for over 20 years as a collector and only about two years as an art collector. After relooking at my books that I had to sell after a divorce about three years ago, I decided to start trying something different... the next logical step to stay in the collecting world was artwork.

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

ALL of the pieces I own presently except for a few of the original pencil sketches from Nick Cardy are proudly hung on my walls in my home hallway and home office.

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

Hmm, tough question and never really thought about it.  I guess some early Fantastic Four and Daredevil Covers or splash #1 pages. I am getting into this part of the hobby a little late as these are demanding some pretty high dollars when they come up for sale.

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