Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dear Comic Art Fan,

Welcome back SDCC-goers. Hope all of you had a fun time and brought back some nice art. There's certainly been a glut of cool new stuff going up in the galleries this week. However, I think the award for getting the most con sketches at this year's Comic Con International has to go to Richard Oh with a staggering ninety-six new pieces in his gallery! That includes five, count 'em, five color sketches from Jim Lee! Granted, it appears he had a lady in tow with him, always a good move, but still when you take into consideration the lines and the record-breaking crowd, it's really amazing he got that much done, especially since nothing was set up ahead of time. Congrats, Richard, for sheer quantity you've set the bar high.

See you next week!

Colin Solan
CAF Assistant

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Premium Member of the Week :: Michael Logan
1. Please tell us a little about yourself.  

I was born, raised, and have lived in New York City all my life. I have a background in sales, real estate sales mostly. I am currently working on getting my Bachelors in the Mental Health field.
I was first introduced to comics as a child. I would steal my mothers change after going to the supermarket and then run to the local candy store. My first X-Men comic was #209 and after that issue I was hooked. When I was about 16 I got a part time job at my local comic shop, Silver Age Comics in Astoria, Queens. I have remained friends with the owner since.

2. What is your favorite piece in your gallery and why?  

That is actually a very hard question as I'm sure any collector would tell you. If I have it "featured" it's one of my favorites. However if I had to pick only one, I would have to say it's the Terry Dodson Wonder Woman double page splash from issue #4. The image of her transforming from Agent Diana Prince to Wonder Woman brought back corny memories of the Linda Carter Wonder Woman TV show. When I saw that image in the comic, I contacted Terry Dodson, made an offer and the rest as they say is history. 

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

I've only been collecting comic art for the last 2 1/2 yrs. A forgiving bank account and stumbling onto CAF prompted me to start. I saw the banners of comic art dealers and clicked on Anthony Snyder’s website and there was the Amazing Spider-Man #26 double page splash and it's pretty much been an illness ever since. LOL

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

Since I'm always buying it's a little hard to frame each and every piece, which is what I have in mind to do one day. I have about 9 pieces already framed hanging on the walls, with the remaining pieces being kept in my art folio. These pieces are waiting to be preserved behind glass and hung on the wall.

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

I've always wanted to get a commission by both Adam Hughes and Brian Stelfreeze. Any splash page or cover by Simone Bianchi and an Alex Ross cover wouldn't be bad either. I lost out on a killer David Finch splash of Ronin from New Avengers #11 pg 2 a few years ago. Supposedly I was first in line to get it and Danny Miki wanted to keep it. So please, Danny, if you’re reading this and are willing to part with it, shoot me an email :D


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