Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Tomorrow, Friday June 3rd, for one night only the Hero Initiative presents a special art exhibition at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project. All 100 original covers including art by Dale Keown, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson, and more will be presented for the evening hosted by IDW Publishing and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, who will also be doing some live art! More details at the link!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Stan Drake, Dan Barry & Mike Sekowsky Original Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

Stan Drake - The Heart of Juliet Jones Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-25-59 (King Features Syndicate, 1959)

Dan Barry and Bob Fujitani - Flash Gordon Daily Comic Strip Original Art Group of 5 (King Features, 1985)

Mike Sekowsky, Frank Giacoia, and Joe Giella - T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #12 Complete 10-Page Story Original Art (Tower, 1967)

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

Premium Member of the Week :: Bill Ponseti

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I have been collecting comics for over 45 years, and have always been very active in the hobby. I once owned two comic stores in New Orleans. For the last twenty years I've been working in corporate America in the software and technology sectors, but have maintained my interest and collected actively.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

This is a tough one. I love each of them for very different reasons. Being a sci-fi nut, the Journey into Mystery #100 Larry Lieber/Matt Fox splash is my favorite of that genre. My favorite super-hero piece is the cover to Marvel Preview Magazine #10 by Ken Barr, because I bought that magazine off the rack and Thor was my favorite superhero as a youngster.

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

I started collecting art in the early 90s when a large collection of original comic art came into my comic shop and I was able to purchase it. I've been really active and not so active over the past 25 years. But, over the past few years, I've gotten very active again.

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

I frame and hang up in my "comic room" some of my favorite pieces of art so I can see them every day. I use frames that make it easy for me to rotate art in and out to keep my view fresh. The rest are stored in portfolios.

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

Top five wants? A Steve Ditko Dr. Strange page, a Jack Kirby Thor splash page, a Neal Adams Batman page, an EC cover by Al Feldstein, and a Bill Everett Sub-Mariner cover.

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