Thursday, December 20, 2007

Henk Dekker - Boats on Beach

Another nice sea scene with some boats near the shore of a beach. This was sold as a Henk Dekker original (Dutch, 1897-1974), but I'm not sure since the signature is so hard to read. The painting is actually quite a bit darker in person but for some reason it photographs lighter. Unframed, the piece is quite small at about 7 3/4 x 5 inches.(click for larger image.)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Gregory Gallo II

This was, I think, the very first original piece of art I ever purchased. I bought it from the artist, whom I worked for many years ago (proabaly around 1992), for what was, at the time, a relatively large amount of money. There are actually about 6 or 7 paintings in this "series" that look very similar to this one in compisition and color. They were all very detailed, and were my favorite pieces he had done. I had to have one and I hit him up at the right time with a good cash offer! (click for larger image.)

Gregory Gallo

This painting was a gift of sorts. I used to work for the artist back in New York a long time ago. I saw this painting the morning after it was completed and was really blown away by it. I made such a fuss over it that my friend sold it to me for $2. It's very large at about 4 feet by 4 feet and is dated 10/14/92. The photo is not the best since the canvas is not on the stretchers at the moment. (click for larger image.)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Edgar Freyberg Seascape

This is a very nice seascape by the German artist Edgar Freyberg (b. 1927). It's an oil on canvas and is pretty large at 24" x 32". I'm told his work is in several museums and I know he has sold in auctions around the world. I believe there is a gallery in London that currently represents him. (click for larger image.)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


This painting is by an artist I haven't been able to identify. The seller says it's Dutch and the signature reads "Koemann", but the signature is not definitive in person. Still, a very lovely little painting with great light. This one is quite small - without frame it measures 5 1/2 x 8 inches and is painted on an oak board. (click for larger image.)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jan Valach

My very first oil painting! Don't know anything about the artist except that he might be Czech. This is pretty large at 20 x 28 without the frame. (click for larger image.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Asajj Ventress by Mahmud Asrar

This is a great piece by a relatively unknown artist Mahmud Asrar. I think he's super-talented and reminds me a lot of the great Adam Hughes who he cites as an influence (click for larger image).


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Art Adams Wolfman

I can't get enough of these incredibly rendered Art Adams pinups. While I generally prefer the sexy female characters he does, this one was too nice to pass up. (click for larger scan.)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Public School 49, Queens NY

This is where I went to school from kindergarten through the sixth grade. My mother also attended the school when she was a young girl. Our house was half a mile from the school and I walked it everyday right through Juniper Vally park. Many years after I attended, the school was renamed Dorothy K. Bonawit Kole school. I searched the web but all I could find out was that she was a teacher and principal in the New York area sometime around the 1940's - 1960's (I think). The photo above was probably taken just after the completion of construction in 1932. You can see the old Elmhurst gas tanks (constructed in 1910) in the background. The empty lot in the foreground was completely covered in housing while I attended (as was all of Queens). I took a trip to NY in October of 2006 and took the picture of the school seen below (click for larger images).

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Killing Joke Prelim 3


The most recent KJ prelim I picked up featuring a nice shot of the Joker! (Interesting note: the pencil image has a slight red cast to it. That's because I took a picture of it with my digital camera behind my house while the San Diego forestfires of 2007 were raging. Lots of ash in the sky and everything tinged in red. Eerie... (Brian Bolland pencils. Click for larger image.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thumbnails - Click for Larger Image

This is a thumbnail gallery of my original comic art collection, organized by artist. Clicking a thumbnail image will take you to the original blog entry for the piece. Once there, you can read my comments about the piece and you can click on the image there for a larger scan. Comments are welcome, so if you see something you like, let me know.

Adams, Arthur

Adams, Neal

Buckler, Rich

Byrne, John (Alpha Flight)

Byrne, John (Fantastic Four)

Gibbons, Dave

Mazzucchelli, David

Miller, Frank

Sienkiewicz, Bill

Comic Strip Art

Godwin, Frank

Murphy, John Cullen

Raymond, Alex

Spranger, Frank

Starr, Leonard