New podcast/video from Felix Comic Art (UPDATED 1/3/17!)
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Hey everyone, a couple of notes:
 
1. Many collectors know The Vacuum privately, but he prefers to keep a low profile, publicly. Also, "The Vacuum" is more fun to say than his CAF handle "JL".
 
2. His CAF is representative of his taste, but is just a sliver of his overall collection.
 
3. SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART is an off-shoot of my regular podcast that's exclusive content for those who have donated to my cancer charity. For more information, write me.
 
4. My regular podcast, The Felix Comic Art Podcast, can be found here: http://www.felixcomicart.com/podcast.asp
Also, on iTunes. Check it out if you haven't already. If you like it, you'll *love* SECRET STORIES.
 
5. There are 3 episodes released of SECRET STORIES so far. Featuring arguably the 3 biggest collectors in the hobby: Albert, David Mandel, and The Vacuum. More episodes to come!
 
Thanks, talk soon!
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We had a fun chat last night with supercollector David Mandel on my site...if you missed it, you can catch up with the transcript here!:
 
 
Thanks to Dave and everyone for joining, it was a blast! We’ll be doing this again soon with another guest, see you then!

 

 

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Comic Art Fans (CAF) is the hub for all things comic art and is, IMO, the single biggest reason for the hobby's explosion over the past 20 years. I've been a premium member of CAF from the day I joined as a new collector back in 2005. So I'm very happy to say that I will be participating in two panels TODAY (Saturday, November 14th) for this weekend's Comic Art LIVE event on CAF!

My first panel is at 1PM PST/4PM EST with our very own resident superstar, TRADD MOORE! You can view the panel on YouTube or Facebook. And even better, the panel will be interactive, so you can ask any questions you have about Tradd's career, his art, the smash success of SILVER SURFER: BLACK, his favorite shoes, whatever! This is Tradd's FIRST ever solo panel...you don't want to miss this! There just *might* be a surprise art reveal, too!

And if you still haven't had enough by then, I follow up with my second panel at 2PM PST/5PM EST with CAF bossman BILL COX! Bill thinks this is going to be a chat about the state of the hobby/market, what the future may hold for comic art, blah, blah, blah...well, I've got other plans! Mainly, praise Bill for all the great work he's done over the years for our favorite art form! So if you want to see this shameless display, check us out on YouTube or Facebook! Who knows, maybe we'll talk about that other stuff, too. And again, we're open to all your questions!

Have a great show this weekend, everyone, and see you at the panels!

Felix

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I really enjoyed both parts of the chat today.  My impression has always been that Tradd keeps a low profile (reinforced by that half of the stream), so it was great to get a chance to hear you two discussing his career.  And the second half with you and Bill was equally fun to listen to.  

Plus, after seeing your avatar pic here for so long, I spent the entire time thinking "wow, Felix looks much younger than I've been picturing him"!  (:

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Happy Holidays everyone from the Felix Comic Art Podcast. We’ve got a surprise for you: It’s the very first episode of our premium edition show, which we call SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART.

SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART is our fundraiser for The Lu Family Fund and has been available as exclusive content for donors. In partnership with Paltown.org, The Lu Family Fund provides direct financial assistance to cancer patients to help them receive specialized care. Our goal is to improve survivorship and help redefine standard of care treatment.
 
I’ll have more to share later, but for now, I want to express my gratitude to all our friends and listeners who have donated to our charity. In just a few short months, The Lu Family Fund has become far and away the largest single contributor to Paltown’s overall mission. Our first episode of SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART features our most popular guest ever, Albert Moy. If you enjoy our show, please consider making a tax-deductible donation on our page at Paltown.org. Any amount is greatly appreciated. And if you’re interested in hearing the rest of this series, write me for more details. Thanks everyone. And now…the return of Albert Moy. Like you’ve never heard him before.

(Please note: This episode will only be up for a limited time, per our agreement with Albert.)
 
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18 minutes ago, Nexus said:

For the Tradd fans, we just did a chat with him on our site:

http://www.felixcomicart.com/chatdetail.asp?cId=29

Fans asked questions and Tradd gave his usual thoughtful answers. And perhaps even better, we share some never-before-seen original art! It was a blast. Enjoy the transcript/art!

Loved the chat Felix! Thanks for hosting!

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Following that chat with Tradd, his auction piece for our charity (The Lu Family Fund) sold for a record for us: $19,500! Truly remarkable for an unpublished piece. We are very grateful to everyone who bid (most especially the winner, of course!). And thanks most of all to Tradd, who went above and beyond in delivering a stunning piece for us.

In all, we raised $80,611 from the art auctions for our charity. Here are the top 5 results (click link to view art):

1. Tradd Moore SPIDER-MAN/MS. MARVEL $19,500
2. Nick Dragotta BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE $12,500
3. James Jean PORTAL INTERIOR $11,000
4. Yuko Shimizu SANSHO THE BAILIFF $6,500
5. (tie) Ian Bertram LITTLE BIRD $3,200 / Katsuhiro Otomo AKIRA $3,200
 
Our gratitude to all the artists and everyone who participated. Thank you!
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I refrained from buying any SS:B art, even though it's amazing, Silver Surfer is just not my guy, and I only buy the characters I read (stops me from literally buying everything I see). 

However, when I first saw the cover to #5 I was like I'M IN! But Tradd initially held onto it, and now it sells for £40K direct!

I sure know how to pick em! And I never really stood a chance! Congrats to you both Tradd & Felix!

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On 2/15/2021 at 2:52 PM, stinkininkin said:

I love seeing comic book artists reaping the rewards of their talent and hard work without having to wait decades to achieve "LEGEND" status. I know it sucks for collectors who love the work and get priced out, but I definitely have a biased perspective here, and I say good for Tradd (and you too Felix!).

Absolutely. Seconded!!!

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2 hours ago, Matches_Malone said:

I’m not sure if this was posted somewhere before, but it’s an awesome show and tell of Felix Collection.  Chip Zdarsky is also uncomfortably hilarious.  

 

Such a great collection deserved a better show and tell venue. 

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