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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