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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