1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I live in Omaha, Nebraska. My wife and I have three children. Each, to some degree, enjoys my hobby. Our favorite vacations are attending the San Diego Comic Con. I have been in the education profession for thirty-two years. I am now the head of school at an all boys boarding and day school. Some of my first original art collecting experiences were answering ads in the weekly CBG. I also attended several Chicago Comic Cons in the late 1979s and early 1980s and bought art there.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
My favorite at the moment is the cover to The Stars My Destination by Howard Chaykin. The book came out in 1979, the year I graduated high school. It is very large and impressive piece of artwork. I think the composition and colors are incredible.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I have been collecting on and off since the late 1970s. Many pieces I used to own are long gone, traded or sold. I really started back collecting in the early 2000s.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I have several pieces hanging in my house and in my office. Many are stored in binders.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
I am always looking for Jeff Jones paintings. I would like to own a New Yorker cover by Chris Ware or Adrian Tomine. Growing up I loved Jim Starlin's run on Warlock and would enjoy a page or cover from that period (I used to have a page but it is long gone). Maybe a Dr. Strange or Man Thing cover by Frank Brunner would be fun.
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