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CollectionsYour library (1,025)

Reviews433 reviews

Tagsillustration (406), art (193), wrightson (131), horror (98), comic book (69), DC (65), (50), childrens (48), Dave Stevens (47), magazine (44) — see all tags

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About meI have over thirty–five years of collecting and investing in original art, comic books, US stamps, coins, and illustrated books. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Art History and Music, from California State University, Long Beach. As an Art History major in college, I conducted independent field studies in Europe and have visited most of the major art museums in Europe and United States.

I have one of the largest private collections of the art of Franklin Booth (1874-1948) in the United States. Considered by many to be one of the most important talents in the field of illustration, Franklin Booth inspired generations with his work. He imitated the woodblock printing techniques of the late 1800’s in the development of his style, and with his pen created fresh and unique images. My collection is featured in a newly-published book from Manuel Auad. You can check it out at

I am also a collector of the illustrations of Bernie Wrightson who illustrated Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, considered to be one of the most beautifully illustrated books of the last century. Wrightson was greatly influenced by the art of Franklin Booth.

About my librarySo many books... so little time *sigh*.... Illustrated books Berni(e) Wrightson, Franklin Booth, Charles Vess, Michael Golden, Willy Pogány, and many others... from the early 20th century, the usual classics, Steinbeck, etc. Graphic novels, comic books, National Geographics, many art books...

GroupsCartoons, Comics, Comics are also literature, Edward Gorey, Everything Illustration and Comic Art!, Golden Age Illustrators, Legacy Libraries

Favorite authorsForrest J Ackerman, Arthur Adams, Sergio Aragonés, Manuel Auad, Tex Avery, Carl Barks, Franklin Booth, Lester G. Brookman, John Buscema, Kurt Busiek, Milton Caniff, Frank Cho, James Christensen, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Joseph Clement Coll, Roald Dahl, Frank Darabont, Honoré Daumier, Albert Einstein, Gil Elvgren, Mark Evanier, Guy Fieri, James Montgomery Flagg, Harold Foster, Frank Frazetta, Errol Fuller, Rick Geary, Charles Dana Gibson, Michael Golden, William Goldman, Edward Gorey, Steve Soenksen, Adam Hughes, Max G. Johl, Chuck Jones, Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr., Michael William Kaluta, Buster Keaton, Jack Kent, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Winsor McCay, Frank Miller, Alphonse Mucha, Robert M. Overstreet, Michael Palin, Maxfield Parrish, Willy Pogány, Antonio Prohias, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, Carl Reiner, James Whitcomb Riley, Don Rosa, Alex Ross, P. Craig Russell, Stan Sakai, Shel Silverstein, Dave Stevens, J. Allen St John, William Stout, William M. Timlin, Charles Vess, Tim Walsh, Bill Watterson, Al Williamson, R. S. Yeoman (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Huntington Beach, Bud Plant/Hutchinson Books (by appointment only), Comics Unlimited, Edward Gorey House and Bookstore, Frank Frazetta Museum and Bookstore, J. Paul Getty Museum Bookstore, Main Street Books, Norman Rockwell Museum and Bookstore, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Stuart Ng Books, The Society of Illustrators

Favorite librariesNational Postal Museum Library - Smithsonian Libraries, The Huntington Library

Other favoritesMoCCA - Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Geppi's Entertainment Museum, Cartoon Art Museum, National Museum of American Illustration, Charles Schulz Museum

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