Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dear Comic Art Fan,

This week marks the ninth anniversary of the CAF Newsletter! Hard to believe we've written these for 468 consecutive weeks. Thanks to all the Premium Members who have agreed to be featured and share their stories and art with the rest of the community. You can check out the full list of previous newsletters in the archive at the link...

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - MAD, Hulk & Cerebus Original Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

Jack Davis, Al Jaffee, Bob Clarke, and Paul Coker Jr. - MAD Related Illustration Original Art Group of 4 (EC/Dell, c. 1960-70s)

Sal Buscema and Joe Sinnott - The Incredible Hulk #226 Page 21 Original Art (Marvel, 1978)

Dave Sim - Cerebus #26 Page 10 Original Art (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1981)

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


Covers
Splashes
Splashes
Adam Riches - IDW Revolution #1 Cvr
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Bernie Wrightson - Gargoyle On Rooftop Illus
Ends: 9/25/2016 12:57:00 PM PDT
Gene Colan - Daredevil #69 p23
Ends: 9/25/2016 9:59:00 PM PDT
Drawings
Paintings
Other
Chris Samnee - Black Panther Pinup
Ends: 9/27/2016 6:23:00 PM PDT
Cat Farris - Kamandi & Tuftan Pinup
Ends: 9/27/2016 7:00:00 PM PDT
Walter Simonson - The Thing Pinup
Ends: 9/27/2016 7:06:00 PM PDT
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Premium Member of the Week :: Antonio DB

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm an Italian comic art collector and also the owner of Comic Art Store, through which I represent twenty-five of the most interesting and promising Italian (not only) comic artists.

I usually collect pages of my favorite characters as The Punisher, Daredevil, and the Hulk, but I'm also an eclectic collector and if I'm fascinated by a page I buy it, even if I never read the book. Comic art, for me, is no less than fine art or graphic art, with the benefit of being often connected to some of the best reading of my youth.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite piece is, with no doubt, the Punisher War Zone #5 cover by John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson.

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

I started collecting comic art almost by case. In the fall of 1993 when I was 17 years old, I went to an art gallery in Milan where Claudio Castellini original art was exhibited. At that time he was working for Marvel and he had already several books published for the Italian publisher Sergio Bonelli. Needless to say, I was a great fan of his work and there I discovered the magnificent beauty of his originals. But I was a penniless teenager who already spent all of his money for comics... and I had to settle for a small character study for 10.000£ ($10). Since then I randomly collected convention sketches and I started with the pages years later, when I had a job which allowed me to "go big."

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

Unluckily in the flat where I live there isn’t all the space that I would like to have, so most of the originals are safely stored in Itoya folders. Some of them are framed and hanged in the hallway or in some other rooms where my wife allows me to!

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

  1. Mike Zeck Punisher early pages
  2. She-Hulk cover/page by John Byrne
  3. Hulk Mr. Fixit pages
  4. Daredevil Born Again pages
  5. Todd McFarlane Spider-Man pages

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News of the Week
3.22.2017: TDArt - New Artist Walden Wong Added and special Michael Turner Splash Sale

3.22.2017: Felix Comic Art RYAN OTTLEY art sale Tuesday March 21st, at 9AM PDT

3.22.2017: Heritage Auctions Results and Upcoming Highlights - Deadline

3.22.2017: Animation Art Update at Graphic Collectibles

3.22.2017: Comiconart New Art Update - Ed Benes, Tyler Jenkins, and More

3.20.2017: Quality Original Art at Pedigree Comics in April

3.20.2017: New Art For Sale From Roger Clark

3.15.2017: TDArt Update - Sanya Anwar at Toronto Comic Con, New and Featured Art

3.15.2017: Felix Comic Art GOD COUNTRY #3 on sale Thurs 3/16 at 9AM PDT

More News »


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