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The Felix Comic Art Podcast

The Felix Comic Art Podcast is the show dedicated to the world of original art and original art collecting. Hosted by Felix Lu, each episode will feature a special guest as we chat about the hobby. We'll talk to artists, writers, collectors, and more! For anyone who has an interest in comic art, this is the podcast for you.
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Oct 23, 2018
The Felix Comic Art Podcast is back!
 
Thanks to all who wrote in during our hiatus. We know you missed the show, and we missed doing it, too. Although we're only planning to resume a semi-regular schedule going forward, know that we'll get these out as often as we can. Thanks again to everyone for their encouragement.
 
My guest for our return show is Todd Hignite. Todd is Vice-President of Heritage Auctions, as well as an art rep for such important comics creators as Daniel Clowes, Jaime Hernandez, and Adrian Tomine. I've been looking forward to talking to Todd for a long time and he doesn't disappoint. We cover his career, the art market, Todd McFarlane-era collectors, as well as the many treasures that have been offered by Heritage, including the latest, Bernie Krigstein's classic EC story, "Master Race". We pack a lot into this hour, hope you enjoy!
 
Our website is felixcomicart.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. We'll have a bonus episode out very soon just for iTunes reviewers with the inimitable Gene Park. We're glad to be back, thanks for listening!
Jun 19, 2018

The hiatus was short-lived! The Felix Comic Art Podcast is back!

Or, at least, a new version of it. I'll no longer be hosting every episode. But friends have offered to keep the show alive in my absence, by providing content for future episodes. I'm so very grateful for their help...thanks guys.

This episode features the intrepid Yams moderating a chat between two of our superstar talents, Skottie Young and Paul Pope. Hear what artists look for in art they collect, who they count amongst their influences, their grail pieces, and more! Original art appreciation and collecting from the perspective of artists...listen and learn!

Our website is www.felixcomicart.com. Sign up for the mailing list to get the scoop on the best in modern comic art. Leave a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

May 16, 2018

The Felix Comic Art Podcast is back! With a brand-new 2018 edition of our C2E2 roundtable!

Joining us again are returning Chicagoans, Ron Sonenthal and Chris Killackey. Chris Caira was unable to join us, and we wish him the best. In his place is newcomer Corey Harrison.

Last year's roundtable was one of our most downloaded episodes ever. We tackle another wide range of topics in the original comic art hobby this time around, too, so hope you get a kick out of this one, too!

And with this episode, I am announcing that the show will go on hiatus for now. We still have some great chats lined up, and we plan on getting to them down the line, but real life comes first. Felix Comic Art will continue to bring you the best in modern comic art, though, so please do continue to visit us there. Thanks to all who have followed the show these past three years. We'll be back! Until then, happy collecting everyone!

Apr 12, 2018

Welcome to The Felix Comic Art Podcast, where we always keep it real! Even when we discuss fake art...which brings us to...

Those who follow us on social media saw that I recently had a homework assignment for podcast listeners: To watch the documentary ART AND CRAFT (now streaming on Amazon Prime). It's about the most notorious art forger of the last 30 years, Mark Landis.

The documentary shows Mark duping museums and institutions all over the US with his forged fine art. What the documentary doesn't address is how Mark got his start over 30 years ago: By forging original comic art.

In this episode, we get to talk to Mark directly about his comic art forgeries, and what resulted in the biggest fake art scandal in the history of the original comic art hobby.

Part two features former CFA-APA editor Benno Rothschild to share the other side of the story: The collectors who were duped in the scam. Benno also provides the inside scoop of what went down, as well as shares his thoughts on how we can avoid something similar again.

We close the show with a quick segment on my buddy Yams, who puts these shows together, and has become quite popular in his own right amongst our artists and guests. You'll hear more from Yams down the line.

Our website is www.felixcomicart.com. Sign up for the mailing list to stay on top of all announcements, new art, and exclusives! Follow us in Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Support the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Mar 14, 2018

The Felix Comic Art Podcast is back for March 2018, straight from Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle!

My guest this episode is Rob Salkowitz. Rob is a columnist for Forbes Magazine, as well as the author of COMIC CON AND THE BUSINESS OF POP CULTURE. Rob is a longtime observer and commentator on the business of comics, and he’s also a comic art collector. We discuss the evolution of comics, as an art form and as a business, and how that impacts the original art market. Joining us is my permanent co-host whenever I’m in Seattle, Andy Robbins. Thanks to Rob and Andy for sitting down with me at the show!
 
In part 2, I catch up with Andy to see what he’s been up to.
 
This month is the fourth anniversary of Felix Comic Art. To celebrate, we have updated and upgraded our website. Go check out our new look at felixcomicart.com! I'm very excited about our new chat feature. We will hold regularly scheduled chats where you can ask anything on the topic of original art. We'll also be joined on occasion by collectors you've heard on the show, as well as our artists. It'll be a great way to learn more about the hobby, stay connected with fellow collectors, and get to know our talented crew of artists! if you're not able to participate, no worries, we will archive chat transcripts which you can read at your leisure.
 
Our website again is felixcomicart.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

 

 

Feb 12, 2018

The February episode of The Felix Comic Art Podcast is here!

It's a two-parter this month, with part one featuring Graphitti Designs founder/owner Bob Chapman! We cover the history of Graphitti, but focus mostly on original art (of course!) with special attention paid to their Gallery Edition line of books (similar to IDW's Artist's Editions). Hear the inside scoop on how these amazing volumes happen! Also, what about a Gallery Edition for David Mazzucchelli's BATMAN: YEAR ONE? Or the most influential manga of all time? Bob reveals all! Thanks Bob!

Thanks to Bob as well for his contribution to our Original Art Show & Tell series on YouTube!:

https://www.youtube.com/FelixComicArt

Part two is a tribute to the late, great Seth Fisher. Seth was a standout talent, on his way to becoming a superstar comics artist, when he left us far too soon. Joining me for this tribute are his brother Asa Wentzel-Fisher, artist Nick Pitarra, and artist (and Seth's best friend) Langdon Foss. Thanks to all three gents for sharing their insights about Seth and his art.

Which leads me to this announcement: Felix Comic Art is honored to assist the family of Seth Fisher in the sale of his original art. Seth's originals have never been easily accessible before; now his family has decided they are ready to share it with his fans. Most importantly, ALL proceeds from the sale of this art will be for the benefit of Seth's wife and son. Please sign up for the mailing list at www.felixcomicart to find out when this special art becomes available.

Thanks for your support and enjoy the show!

Jan 8, 2018

Happy 2018! And welcome to the 26th edition of The Felix Comic Art Podcast!

This episode we review Batman art. Specifically modern Batman art. And most specifically, the Greg Capullo BATMAN #1 cover which sold for an astonishing $50K over the summer! Who better to discuss all this than premier modern Batman art collector, Kyle K.! Who also happens to be the buyer of that Greg Capullo cover.

We examine Batman art, old and new, as well as the state of the market and collecting in general. Kyle is one of the young collectors of comic art. If you want an idea of what the future of the hobby may look like, hear what Kyle has to say!

Part two of this edition is an episode of the Double Page Spread Podcast. I was invited on that show by host Wendi Freeman. We talk about art repping, Artist's Editions, emerging young artists, and more! Thanks to Wendi for having me on her show...check out her other episodes!

Sign up for our mailing list at felixcomicart.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support the show by leaving a rating/review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

 

Dec 7, 2017
Happy Holidays from Felix Comic Art! Which means it’s time for our December episode!
 
It’s a two-parter this month, with Part 1 being a roundtable from Rose City Comic Con 2017. Joining me is recurring guest Andy Robbins, along with returning guests, artists Nick Pitarra and Daniel Warren Johnson. We recap topics from previous episodes, as well as discuss current events in the hobby. And we also reveal the story behind the stolen David Mazzucchelli BORN AGAIN art from the David Mandel episode last year. You don’t want to miss this! This one is, as Nick Pitarra calls it, a spicy episode.
 
Part 2, then, features a visit with David Mandel, and his reaction to the resolution of his BORN AGAIN art saga. We also talk about a variety of other topics, including his thoughts on the explosive George Perez market, sketchbook commissions, and more. Please note, Part 2 is an exclusive for our VIP listeners who have been kind enough to leave a review for us on iTunes. If you’ve done so already, check your e-mail for the invite link. Everyone else, leave a review so you don’t miss out on future exclusive content!
 
Sign up for our mailing list at felixcomicart.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support the show by leaving a rating/review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!
 
Nov 6, 2017

 

Your NYCC 2017 experience continues with the November episode of The Felix Comic Art Podcast!

It's a two-parter this month, leading off with returning guest, Dan Pottick. You'll remember Dan from last year's NYCC roundtable, and by popular demand, he's back for his encore. Our second segment sees the return of our audience call-in feature, this time with collector Matt Todd. Matt has a lot of questions and comments about the show and the hobby. New collectors, especially, will want to tune in.

Our latest video has also just been added to our YouTube channel, featuring Daniel Warren Johnson! Check it out!

Sign up for our mailing list at felixcomicart.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support the show by leaving a rating/review on iTunes. We reward those who do both. Thanks and enjoy the show!

 

Oct 16, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast returns from NYCC with a brand new show for October 2017! Better late than never!

We recorded multiple shows in New York and we're excited to lead off with multi-Eisner Award winning artist, Cliff Chiang! Want to hear Cliff share his thoughts about his career, his art, his adventures with fellow comics superstars like Brian K. Vaughan? Well, too bad! You'll find none of that here! We only care about original comic art, and that's all Cliff wanted to talk about anyway! It was a lot of fun chatting with Cliff (one of the smartest guys in comics!) and I hope you enjoy it, too.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Sign up for our mailing list at felixcomicart.com. Support the show by leaving a rating/review on iTunes. We reward those who do both. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Sep 5, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast goes to Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina for our 22nd episode!

We welcome fellow podcaster Jason Wood of the long-running 11 O'Clock Comics Podcast, to discuss sketch and commission collecting at conventions. Simply put, Jason gets a LOT of sketches and commissions. He discusses his methodical approach to maximizing each show experience, and shares tips for fellow Artists Alley hounds. Joining us are returning guests Jimmy Lawrence, Benno Rothschild, and Shannon Slayton who discuss their own perspectives on how to get the most out of attending a con.

For the second half, we bring you a recording of the Heroes Con original art panel. Moderated by Jason, with panel guests Daniel Warren Johnson, Jeff Singh, and yours truly. We talk about different facets of the hobby, and are joined by the audience in a lively Q&A session. So if you missed the panel, here's your chance to hear what went down!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Sign up for our mailing list at felixcomicart.com. Support the show by leaving a rating/review on iTunes. We reward those who do both. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Aug 8, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast visits San Diego Comic Con 2017 where we talk to arguably the most influential person in the original art market, co-founder of Hertiage Auctions, Jim Halperin.

Jim is a major comic art collector in his own right, but on this day, we focus on Heritage and its impact on the comic art market. All auction houses tout record prices achieved...but what about potential market manipulation or shilling? Jim doesn't shy away from any of it. If you've been curious about what goes on behind the curtain at auction houses, this episode is a must-listen. Thanks to Jim for being so game!

In addition, part 2 is a bonus section from SDCC where we catch up with some former guests Satya Chetri, Gene Park, Ron Sonenthal, Lambert Sheng, and Andy Robbins!

Also, go to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/felixcomicart) to check out our latest video: The SDCC 2017 dinner with Walter Simonson hosted by Scott Dunbier! It was a blast, thank you Walter and Scott!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Sign up for our mailing list at felixcomicart.com. Support the show by leaving a rating/review on iTunes. We reward those who do both. Thanks and enjoy the show!

 

Jul 10, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast returns for July 2017 with a double-sized episode from Chicago!

Part one features comics creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON! Daniel's new Image book EXTREMITY is on the stands, check it out! Daniel is also a comic art collector, who has been operating on a strict budget. And yet he's still managed to put together a collection he loves. It's a great perspective on the hobby. Thanks Daniel!

Part two is our C2E2 roundtable featuring the three-headed collecting beast of Chicago: Chris Caira, Chris Killackey, and Ron Sonenthal. Our roundtable episodes have proven to be very popular, and for those who enjoy them, this one won't disappoint. Commissions, new art, vintage art, collecting advice...we cover quite a bit!

We also add TWO art show-and-tell videos, from Daniel and Ron, to our YouTube channel.

Check our website at www.felixcomicart.com. Sign up for the mailing list. We just held a giant sale. Didn't know about it? That's because you aren't on the list! Join the mailing list for more exclusive offers! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Support the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy this extra-long episode!

 

Jun 7, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast welcomes Robert Kirkman to the show!

Robert loves comic art. Yes, he created THE WALKING DEAD and co-created INVINCIBLE. Yes, he's a partner at Image Comics. Yes, he runs Skybound. And so on and so forth. But what really matters to us: He loves comic art!

Especially comic art from the '90s. Check out his show-and-tell video on our YouTube channel, which features such '90s stalwarts as Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Whilce Portacio, and Dale Keown.

Thanks to Robert for the chat and sharing all his stories of collecting. Especially the absolutely insane one from his early days, which is guaranteed to make even the most hardcore collector feel like a responsible adult in comparison.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Check out our website at www.felixcomicart.com and sign up for the mailing list. Please leave a rating/review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

May 9, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast presents the ultimate episode for THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS original art fans with our special guest, Scott Free!

Who is Scott Free? Scott was Frank Miller's art rep during THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and it was through Scott that so much of the best DKR art was sold (including the DKR #2 cover). Then it all ended abruptly, and Scott's been off the radar for the past 30 years. DKR art fans have been looking for him ever since. What happened? Why did Frank Miller stop selling his art? Also, why did Frank take over inking from Klaus Janson? Listen and find out!

Check out our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to see some vintage pics of Scott and the incredible DKR art he sold. Stay on top of everything we do by signing up for our newsletter at www.felixcomicart.com. We've got tons of new art lined up for the site, including the latest batch from James Jean! Thanks and enjoy the show!

 

Apr 11, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast returns for April 2017 with a double-sized episode!

First we meet up with long-time comic art collector and dealer, Glenn Danzig. Yes, THAT Glenn Danzig. Our talk with Glenn runs the gamut, from vintage art to new art, the effect of investors on our hobby, as well as his advice for collectors on how to participate in a hobby where values have skyrocketed. Many thanks to Glenn for making a rare podcast appearance!

Thanks to Glenn as well for doing a show-and-tell video, which you can see on our YouTube channel.

Part two of this episode is a Q&A with two collectors, Jake Pickthall and Jimmy Lawrence. I answer their questions about the hobby and being a rep. Don't care? Then skip this! Enjoy it? Then let me know, especially if you want to participate next time!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Sign up for the mailing list on our site at www.felixcomicart.com. We've got lots of great new art coming up this month, and the mailing list always gets the heads-up! Thanks, and enjoy the show!

Mar 10, 2017

The Felix Comic Art Podcast returns to Seattle, WA for Emerald City Comic Con and our second annual ECCC roundtable!

First, we meet up once again with Andy Robbins to catch up. Andy then joins me as we welcome returning guest John Butler, as well as new guests Jim Reid and Kelvin Mao! Listen in as these long-time collectors pass along hard-earned hobby wisdom, share stories of collecting triumphs and disasters, and just plain talk comic art. If you liked our last ECCC roundtable, you're gonna love this one!

Andy also does a show-and-tell video, which you can check out on our YouTube channel.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This month, we're holding a benefit sale for the A.C.L.U., with over 20 new, never-before-offered pieces from Felix Comic Art artists. Included are special pieces by Cliff Chiang, Stephen Green, James Jean, Daniel Warren Johnson, Paul Pope, and so many more. Go to our website, www.felixcomicart.com, and sign up for the newsletter to find out when the sale goes live. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

 

 

Feb 6, 2017

We're back for February 2017 with our guest, collector Satya Chetri!

Satya is on the young side for this hobby, and has still been able to put together a great collection of vintage and modern art. But what's really remarkable is that he got started while living in India. Think this hobby is too tough to navigate? Well, HE did it from India! Listen to find out how!

Check out five of his favorite pieces in his show-and-tell video on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjCyyEhANY

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Sign up for the newsletter on our site at www.felixcomicart.com to stay on top of all new art and commission opportunities. January was huge, with the debut of Cliff Chiang's PAPER GIRLS art, James Jean's commission list, and whole lot more. February is shaping up to be even bigger! So don't miss out!

A rating and review on iTunes is always appreciated. And now enjoy the show!

Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year! The Felix Comic Art Podcast kicks off 2017 in style with our first guest of the year, Scott Williams! Scott has been one of the top inkers in comics for over 30 years, best known for his work with Jim Lee on such fan favorites as X-MEN, W.I.L.D.CATS, BATMAN: HUSH, and so much more! Which has enabled him to indulge in our shared passion of original comic art collecting. Listen to learn how a "regular guy" built a world-class collection!

We also continue our show-and-tell video series with Scott. Check out his video on our YouTube channel.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay on top of all Felix Comic Art news. Sign up on the mailing list at our site, www.felixcomicart.com, to be notified of all new art and commission opportunities (we've got a lot this month, including the highly anticipated debut of Cliff Chiang's PAPER GIRLS art!). Leave a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Dec 6, 2016

The Felix Comic Art Podcast celebrates our first birthday this month!

We've had a big year, but it's safe to say that our returning guest has had an even bigger one. We catch up again with David Mandel to find out what he's been up to, and, of course, to chat about the hobby! We cover a wide-range of topics, from looking for grail pieces, to modern superhero art, to art restoration. Dave also shares some collecting advice (#1: Do your homework!).

On top of all that, Dave does his second show-and-tell video for our YouTube channel. Yes, the show-and-tell videos are back! Check out Dave's latest entry here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5RBHVQDUIc

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get updates on new videos. Coming soon: The Guillermo del Toro exhibit at LACMA!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram to stay on top of all Felix Comic Art news and to see pics from Dave's awesome movie prop collection! Sign up for the mailing list on our site, www.felixcomicart.com, to be notified of new art (coming up: Skottie Young, Tradd Moore, and Paul Pope!). Leave a rating/review for the podcast on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

 

Nov 21, 2016

The Felix Comic Art Podcast welcomes our first international guest, Dr. Suat Tong Ng! Suat is a physician living in Singapore in his everyday life. In his off-time, he's an original art collector, comics critic, and the brainiest guy I know! We talk about European art, underground art, his feud with Eddie Campbell, Frazetta's pornographic drawings, and more!

Check out our website at www.felixcomicart.com for the best in modern comic art, including work from Paul Pope! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Leave a rating and review for the podcast on iTunes. And enjoy the show!



Oct 12, 2016

This month, we visit Brooklyn, New York to see one of our favorite artists, Paul Pope! Even better, Paul has now joined Felix Comic Art and we will soon have his original art for sale. Commissions, too! Sign up for the mailing list at www.felixcomicart.com. I'll keep everyone informed as new details are available.

Paul knows comics and talks about his original art collection. Find out who are his favorites, and why. Great stuff here, and I look forward to our next chat.

We follow up Paul with our NYCC roundtable, featuring New York City's most esteemed collectors including returning guest Gene Park, and newcomers to the podcast, Dan Pottick and Rotem Bar-Kokhva. Like me, these guys are nuts about the hobby and I think that comes through during our discussion. We talk about vintage art vs. new art, the shifting demographics of the hobby, and oh yeah, The Cabal and DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!

Check out our website at www.felixcomicart.com for the best in modern comic art. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Leave a rating and review for the podcast on iTunes. And enjoy the show!

 

Sep 12, 2016

This month, I stay local and talk to fellow Bay Area resident, Erik Larsen. Erik is, of course, best known as the artist/creator of the long-running series SAVAGE DRAGON, as well as being one of the founding members of Image Comics. But he's also a dedicated original comic art collector. Hear his thoughts on collecting for aesthetics vs. nostalgia, the art of Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefeld, how he acquired his Holy Grail, and much more!

Joining me as co-host for the second half is fellow Kirby obsessive (and mutual friend), Glen Gold.

And our show-and-tell video returns this month on YouTube! Check out Erik's entry and subscribe to our channel for more original comic art videos!

Please visit our website at www.felixcomicart.com for the best in modern comic art. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

 

Aug 3, 2016

Convention season is in full swing and this month, we're at the show of the year: San Diego Comic-Con! It's a chance to see friends from all over the world, so i get to sit down with someone from the other side of the country, Gene Park. Gene is a well-known name in the comic art hobby, perhaps most for his opinionated posts on the CGC message boards. As a professional investor, Gene often writes about the state of the market, both present and future. So this episode is very much centered around the financial side of the hobby. For those who dislike such talk, this is the one to skip! We'll see you next month!

We continue our roundtable discussions in the second half, where Gene and I are joined by a former guest who has now become a show regular, Andy Robbins!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/FelixComicArt). Leave a rating/review for this podcast on iTunes. Our website is www.felixcomicart.com. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Jul 5, 2016

Our last episode was one of our most popular yet, so for our eighth installment, we hit the road yet again, this time to Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC! My guest for the first hour is Benno Rothschild. Benno is the former editor of the CFA-APA (Comic and Fantasy Art, Amateur Press Association) and a 40+ year collector of original comic art. Benno asked to talk about enjoying the hobby without being a high-roller. So the unofficial theme of this episode is "collecting on a budget".
 
But no episode would be complete without some mention of Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (sorry!). Check out his historic DKR splash, along with other favorites, on his show-and-tell video on our YouTube channel:
 
https://youtu.be/8H787-dctUw
 
Our second hour is a roundtable discussion with artist Nick Pitarra and collectors Shannon Slayton and Jimmy Lawrence where we talk commissions! We've all had a lot of experience getting them and share the good, the bad, and the ugly!
 
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/FelixComicArt). Leave a rating/review for this podcast on iTunes. Our website is www.felixcomicart.com. Thanks and enjoy the show!

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