Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dear Comic Art Fan,

With the month of June quickly coming to a close, be sure to share your art in this month's sketchbook. To commemorate the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, June's theme is dedicated to X-Men Bad Guys, from Magneto to the Sentinels to Mr. Sinister or any iteration of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the X-Men have a great roster to choose from. Add your art today! Click here to see what's been uploaded thus far!

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - Star Trek: The Game, DC Graphic Novel, Love & Rockets in This Week’s Auction

A Few Sample Lots:

Keith Birdsong - Star Trek: The Game Box Art Cover Illustration Original Art (Classic Games, 1992)

Giorgio Comolo - DC Graphic Novel #4 "The Hunger Dogs" Splash Pages 10-11 Recreation Illustration Original Art (2003)

Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets #10 Story Page 3 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1985)

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Announcements

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Press Release:
 
The Toonseum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, is currently in the process of organizing an exhibit of Star Trek original comic art. Art collectors have been instrumental in the success of prior exhibits at the ToonSeum, including last year's Avengers: 50 Years of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the current Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty exhibits, and the hope is that this will again prove true with Star Trek.
 
The Toonseum is thus reaching out to any collectors who might be willing and kind of enough to loan the Pittsburgh-based museum some amazing Star Trek pages to be placed on display to the public. The exhibit will run from October 28, 2016, until January 15, 2017.
 
If you think that you would like to loan some Star Trek art and/or have questions about the process, you can e-mail Board Member, Treasurer and Exhibit Curator Anthony Letizia (anthonyletizia@geekpittsburgh.com). Anthony would be happy to answer any questions you might have about transport, insurance, museum security and can provide references from collectors who have loaned the Toonseum art for previous exhibits. You can also check out the museum at the website.
 
Thank you for your consideration.

Premium Member of the Week :: Kyle K

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a 26 year old Canadian who enjoys meat, comics, and lifting heavy things. I collect modern comic artwork exclusively. The only thing I love more than comics is my wife, and the only thing I love more than my wife is Jesus.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

This monstrous splash from Greg Capullo & Scott Snyder’s Batman: Court of Owls, which features a drugged, towering Batman shaking off the Court of Owls in a rabid fit of hallucinative rage. This is my favourite page from my most loved story in all of comics – very grateful to own this piece.

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

Not too long. About four years ago, I picked up my first convention sketch of Batman from Jason Fabok. Coincidentally, I believe it was his first convention sketch as well. If a signature was impressive to me, how incredible would a sketch be? Since then, I collected a few more con sketches and doodles, but nothing too significant. At the time, it didn’t really register with me that I could own more.

The prices, which were significant to me at this time, were also a deterrent. One of the first pieces of comic art that really blew me away was Esad Ribic’s cover painting to Thor: God of War #1 and #2. I remember seeing a $3,000 Canadian price tag on this—my jaw dropped and I kept walking. What an idiotic move! Fast forward two years and I received my first, full-painted commission by the incredible Chris Stevens. It was this Batman vs. Talon & The Court of Owls piece, for which I waited two years.

And so began the black hole that is comic collecting. Since then, I’ve amassed a collection I’m very happy with, and am now trying to take it slow, picking up only what I love most, and believe I will regret years later if I were to pass up on. The temptation is real, but alas – there will always be another piece, and I am content with the collection I have.

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

Typically framed and on the wall. I have my pieces custom-framed to museum standards with archival materials and practices, so to best preserve the art while enjoying it the best I can.

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

All of these are out of my price range or are simply unavailable, but a guy can dream!

  • A cover from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman: Court of Owls.
  • Batman #1 cover by Greg Capullo. At $50,000, that ain’t happening.
  • Batman #31 cover by Greg Capullo & Danny Miki.
  • The Dark Knight #1 variant cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto. I was close to owning this one, and at a later time tracked down the current owner. Great guy with no intention to sell.
  • A classic Spider-Man or Daredevil cover, or cover-quality commission by Gabriele Dell’Otto.

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