Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dear Comic Art Fans Member, 

Welcome to the inaugural CAF Update newsletter! We are very excited to debut this new feature in order to keep you better informed about the world of comic art. Every week we will showcase the hottest ebay auctions, the most popular CAF items, and profile one of our awesome Premium Members, such as this week's Q&A with Gary Land, founder of the illustrious Comicart-L Yahoo Group. 

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Premium Member of the Week :: Gary Land

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I have a dual BA in Business Admin and Economics.  I've been married for 11 years and have three sons.  I started the Comicart-L because I had no local collectors to talk to and wanted to be able to learn more about the hobby.  In a chat session with Bruce Lowry and Don Mangus we came up with the notion that an actual list dedicated to art collecting would be a really cool thing to have.  So I broached the subject to the Kirby List moderator.  I'd been on the Kirby list for several years and Randy Hoppe was willing to start the list, but was too busy with Kirby, Ditko, and a few other projects to moderate another list, so he left it to me.  Since the initial membership of around 25 we're now approaching 3000 members.  I think that its become an integral part of the hobby and has affected everyone in the hobby either directly or indirectly. 
2. What is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?  

So hard to chose since I like em all, but how about this one as a real eye catcher?
3. How long have you been collecting comic art? 
I bought my first piece in 1986, but didn't move entirely into art collecting until the late 1990s.
 4. How do you store and/or showcase your collection at home?
What's on the wall, ( is stored in archival frames with UV glass.  The rest is split between a safe and a flat file.
5. What would be your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
In no particular order:
1. FF 245 cover John Byrne
2. Mad #5 cover Bill Elder
3. Weird Science #16 cover Wally Wood
4. FF#236 cover John Byrne
5. Any Killer Kamen EC cover

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