Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The Cartoon Art Museum's Annual WonderCon Weekend Party will be held on Friday, February 27, 2008, from 8pm to 11pm. Admission to this ticketed event will be on a sliding scale from $10 to $35, with guests encouraged to contribute whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum. Many of the featured artists and special WonderCon guests will be in attendance, including featured guests Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons and Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai. Rare and signed books, prints and artwork will be raffled and auctioned throughout the evening. Several items up for auction are currently featured on the CAM blog.

Also, on Sunday, March 8, between 10-4, come meet and network with fellow art collectors in a quiet, friendly atmosphere conducive to buying, selling, and trading original comic art.  Located at the Meadowland Crown Plaza in Secaucus, NJ, the venue is only a short ride from NYC.  Tables are a reasonable $85 each, two for $150, plus to encourage collectors who don't fancy themselves as dealers to sit behind a table we are offering half tables for only $50.  Whether you are a dealer, collector, or creator, don't miss Comic Art Con!  Bring your art, come early and plan on spending the afternoon!  For more information please visit www.comicartshowcase.com.

See you next week!

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Premium Member of the Week :: Rob C.

1.  Please tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Oregon with my wife and our 11 month-old son, in a house that may or may not be haunted.  I work in the IT department of an engineering firm even though I have a degree in English literature.  I've written and self published a few comics.  One that I am particularly proud of called "No Such Thing As Monsters" which was illustrated by CAF member Anna Hybsier

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

This is a tough question.  I would have to say that my favorite piece is probably “In which Morpheus confronts Lucifer to reclaim his stolen helm” by Ted McKeever.  Everything just worked out perfectly with that piece (Thanks to Kasra and Ted) and it is everything I could have hoped for.   Having said that, I think it's impossible to have just one favorite.  I also really like the series of Endless painted by Farel Dalrymple and my Desire by Thom Ang.  Have I mentioned my McKean paintings or my Barron Storey sketches?  Those are my favorites as well.  How can I pick just one favorite?

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

I started collecting art in 1992 and it all sort of started as an accident.  I met Frank Miller at a local convention and asked him to sign my Complete Frank Miller Batman hardcover.  Inside he drew a little sketch of Batman and up until that point I had no idea that artists would draw things for people.   Not long after that I started collecting Sandman art because it is (obviously) my favorite comic and I felt that the wide variety of main characters would lend itself to a lot of unique interpretations of the Endless and there are tons of fascinating and cool supporting characters that could really make an art collection interesting.

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

Some art I have framed and hung in my office.  The art that is not framed is stored in Itoya portfolios as well as three sketchbooks.

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

This is also a really tough question.  At this particular moment, my top five most pieces of art would be:

1)  A page from Sandman #21.  This is one of my favorite issues.
2)  A painted commission of Death (or possibly Desire) by Joe Chiodo.
3)  A page from "The Heart Of The Star" (from Endless Nights) by Miguelanxo Prado.
4)  Teddy Kristiansen's Despair from the Sandman Anniversary Poster (or a nice painting of Dream or Death).
5)  A painted commission of either Dream or Death by Mike Dringenberg.

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