Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dear Comic Art Fan,

In anticipation of the upcoming Marvel's Defenders series on Netflix, which joins together Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist as a crimefighting team, this month's Sketchbook theme is dedicated to DD and his allies and adversaries. Share your original pages, commissions, and sketches with the rest of the CAF community before the end of January! See what has been posted thus far at the link...

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Editor

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Heritage Auctions (HA.com) - J.C. Leyendecker, George Wilson & Hal Foster Original Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

J.C. Leyendecker - Portrait Illustration Original Art (undated)

George Wilson (attributed) - Ripley's Believe It Or Not! #50 Cover Painting Original Art (Gold Key, 1974)

Hal Foster - Self-Portrait Illustration Original Art (undated)

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



Premium Member of the Week :: Luca Baldi

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm a graphic designer from Tuscany, Italy and obviously have a great passion for comics, cinema, and art. In Italy I founded, together with three other members, an association dedicated to the original art called "Associazione La Nona Arte" to divulge the passion of our beloved original art.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

My favorite creator is Frank Miller and my favorite piece is his Batman from Dark Knight Returns II. It was already the art that I loved from my collection... but this year at Lucca Comics I had the chance to get it signed by Miller and now I will surely never move it from my gallery!

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

I started collecting in 1995, more than passion, I was just curious to understand how comics were drawn. I started buying Italian comic strips and then moving on to those that would be my favourite original comic arts, American comic books. At the beginning of 2000 I stopped buying original art, but  resumed in 2006 thanks to the incredible work of Simone Bianchi! I love his work and it's all his fault I kept buying originals.

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

Well, I prefer to keep my art hanging on the wall. I can't stand the idea of being unable to look at them every day!

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

If permitted to dream I would say:

  1. a page from The Dark Knight Returns by Miller
  2. a page from Ronin by Miller
  3. a Calvin & Hobbes strip
  4. a cover from Daredevil: The Man Without Fear by John Romita Jr.
  5. a good page of Hellboy from the first series, Seed of Destruction

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