Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Matt Kennedy, collector and director of the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, gave Comic Art Fans a shout out (at about the 01:39:00 mark) on the latest episode of Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman podcast! They talk at length about collecting original art and Matt's life and career as essentially a professional collector. Give it a listen!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Alex Toth, Pete Morisi & Lee Elias Original Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

Alex Toth - Four Color #845 "The Land Unknown" Page 9 Original Art (Dell, 1957)

Pete Morisi - Vengeance Squad #4 Cover Original Art (Charlton, 1976)

Lee Elias - True Brides Experiences #8 Cover Original Art (True Love, 1954)

Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here...



Announcements

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Press Release:

The next Comic Art Con is just two months away and will be held on Sunday, April 3, at the Clarion Empire Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, NJ. Admission is only $10 and bring your children for no additional charge!

Now in its eigth year, Comic Art Con will once again take place in the hotel's massive 5000 square foot main ballroom. The room will have 45 tables jammed packed with original comic book art... and only art. No comic books here! Whether you are a big time collector or just getting your feet wet, Comic Art Con is THE can't miss event for original art.

Show hours are 10:00 - 4:00 so be sure to arrive early and plan on spending the day. Over the upcoming weeks we will be announcing our vendor roster as well as our guest artists so stay tuned! For more information please go to comicartshowcase.com or email us directly at dgallo1291@aol.com

Click the link to view photos from a previous show!

 


Premium Member of the Week :: Chris Stafford

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I have lived all over the United States and currently (until I can’t take the cold anymore) have settled down in the Philadelphia area. I am a Lead Audio/Visual Manager for trade shows and other events, so when you go to some of the shows like San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con you are probably seeing work done by me or one of my crews.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

I didn’t think this would be so hard to narrow down to just one – If I had to pick just one it would have to be the Hellboy: Box Full of Evil #1 page 14 artwork.

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

I have been collecting comic art since 2011. I was following several comic news websites and one of them started featuring comic artist spotlights and it just blew me away every week with the artwork they featured on the site. It never crossed my mind that I could have my favorite comic artist draw my choice of character. That opened the door to commissions that now has turned into collecting original pages.

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

As of now I have all of my artwork stored at work. I have a few pieces that I rotate out on my desk, but the majority of them are stored in an art folio.

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

Here's the list of items for which I am on the hunt:

1. All-Star Superman page by Frank Quitely
2. Action Comics/Superman page by Gary Frank
3. 100% Page by Paul Pope
4. Humorama page by Dan DeCarlo
5. Cerebus page (from either the High Society or Church & State run) by Dave Sim

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