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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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Aug 17, 2021

If you're a member of Comic Art Fans, then you know the name "Marcus Wai". What you didn't know, though, is that Marcus has quietly put together a secret collection that will simply blow your mind. Learn more about your favorite CAF commenter and how he built his collection on the latest episode of The Felix Comic Art Podcast!

And check out our YouTube channel for his Show and Tell video!

Jul 14, 2021

Many years ago, I predicted Dinesh Shamdasani would make an impact in the comic art hobby. It took longer than I expected, but the impact has also been far greater. Hear his story now, how he became the "first appearance" guy...and what really went down with the ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4 cover. All that and more on the latest episode of The Felix Comic Art Podcast! Thanks, Dinesh!

Jun 28, 2021

I told you the schedule would be sporadic...only this time, you didn't have to wait months for a fix. The latest episode of The Felix Comic Art Podcast is up! With popular show guests GENE PARK, ANDY ROBBINS, and LAMBERT SHENG! Our topic: The state of the comic art market!

We recorded the episode two weekends ago, right as the lastest Signature comic art auction from Heritage Auctions had concluded. The timing was right, because I've been wanting to talk to these guys for a while about the unprecedented rise in values over the past year or so. If you've been wondering, too, then this one's for you. Plus all the usual hobby insights from some of the sharpest collectors around. Thanks to my pals for joining me! And now enjoy the show!

Jun 14, 2021

The Felix Comic Art Podcast returns for June 2021 with a special guest: Pixar animator and art collector, Andy Beall.

Andy is a veteran animator who got his start on the beloved classic, THE IRON GIANT. He was then recruited by the Charles Schulz estate to direct the PEANUTS special, HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN, as well as write and draw the original comic THE BEAGLE HAS LANDED, CHARLIE BROWN! But the bulk of his career has been at Pixar, where he was worked on countless favorites, starting with THE INCREDIBLES..

Besides being a guest on the show, though, Andy has done something special for fans and collectors: He has created a series of drawings featuring all of the iconic characters he’s been associated with. Including an absolutely gorgeous cover-quality piece for THE IRON GIANT. All of these will be available soon. But even more impressively, Andy has donated all of this art to benefit our charity, the Lu Family Fund. 100% of all proceeds from this sale will support cancer patients and their families via our fund. My gratitude to Andy for his incredible generosity. Please sign up for the newsletter on our site at www.felixcomicart.com to get all the details. Again, we will be making the drop announcement soon.

Oh, and here’s a spoiler: Andy is one of the most prolific commenters on Comic Art Fans. If you don’t recognize his name, it’s because he posts under the pseudonym, “Kent Mansley”. If you have a CAF gallery, then you probably have a comment from Kent Mansley on one of your pieces. Whether he goes by Andy or Kent, I’m proud to call him a friend. Thank you, Andy!

BONUS: For those of you who missed my talk with TRADD MOORE at Comic Art LIVE! a few months ago, we've added it at the end so you can enjoy this VERY rare appearance by Tradd! And as an added bonus, we close out this episode with a chat I had with CAF's Bill Cox! Our longest episode to date, enjoy!

May 5, 2021

The first episode of 2021 is here! Finally! Featuring filmmaker S. Craig Zahler, writer/director of BONE TOMAHAWK, BRAWL IN CELLBLOCK 99, and DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE. And now writer/artist of the graphic novel THE FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF THE HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS. And, as it happens, a dedicated original comic art collector! We cover it all. Thanks to Zahler for the chat!

Our website is www.felixcomicart.com. Sign up for our newsletter for exclusive announcements and opportunities, including awesome giveaways! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to see and discover the best in modern comic art. Leave a rating/review for the show on iTunes...we'll read it on the next episode! Thanks and enjoy the show!

Dec 21, 2020

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.)
Dec 1, 2020

What happens when you build a world-class collection in record time...and then have to dismantle it just as quickly? Our guest for this episode is Cristian Casares, who besides having experienced a lifetime's worth of collecting in a few short years, is also the fan behind the epic DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1 recreation project. And if you want to hear all about Tradd Moore's SILVER SURFER: BLACK, Cristian played a major role in how that art got sold, too. All that and more...it's almost two hours of solid original art talk!

Our website is www.felixcomicart.com. Sign up for our newsletter for exclusive announcements and opportunities, including awesome giveaways! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to see and discover the best in modern comics art. Leave a rating/review for the show on iTunes...we'll read it on the next episode! Thanks and enjoy the show!

Jul 15, 2020

Surprise everyone, we’re back. I bet none of you were expecting another episode so soon.

Well, this one’s not a regular episode. This one’s more of a sneak preview. To introduce a special edition of the show that we’re calling SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART. 
 
SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART is the Felix Comic Art Podcast unleashed. I’ve recruited some of the biggest names in the hobby to assist with this project. If you’ve enjoyed the stories we’ve shared on the Felix Comic Art Podcast, then our SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART series will share the stories that we couldn’t discuss publicly before. Until now. A few samples of what you'll hear:
 
- Did a well-known collector once deprive himself of water for 24 hours prior to a notorious dealer coming to his home, because he was afraid he'd get ripped off if he had to go to the bathroom during the meeting?
 
- Did a publisher once try to extort Frank Frazetta for a painting, and if he didn't get it, he would publish some of Frank's secret pornographic art he'd gotten his hands on?
 
- What happens when the son of billionaire tries to buy $250K worth of art from you at a show with a check...but you don't know he's the son of a billionaire?
 
- How about the first (and last?) ever interview with the mysterious megacollector known as "The Vacuum"?
 
- And a whole lot more!
 
So why are so many willing to share these private collecting and hobby stories now? Because SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART is my fundraiser to benefit the cancer charity organization, PALTOWN. I want to thank my friends for helping me with this, and for opening up like never before to provide the best content possible. 
 
The SECRET STORIES OF COMIC ART series will only be available for those who have donated to PALTOWN. If you've already donated, you will be given access to everything. Every single episode. We already have five full-length episodes in the can, and are working on more! If you haven't donated, yet, it's not too late. We are offering multiple tiers, so you can have access to as many episodes, or as few, as you like. Please write me for more details. Our goal is to raise as much as we can for PALTOWN, so know that your tax deductible donations, at any tier, are greatly appreciated.
 
For now, this one’s available for all listeners…it's "The Craigslist Story".
 
Thanks everyone, talk soon.

Felix
www.felixcomicart.com
Jul 8, 2020

Podcast fans, we've got good news and bad news. Good news is...new episode is up! Bad news...it's got nothing to do with comic art. But it's about something important to me.

This one's about my family. And what we've been through the last few years. It will, at the very least, answer any questions you may have had about why we went off our regular schedule.

But mostly, I hope it might help someone out there who finds themselves in a similar siuation. Or if anyone is dealing with cancer now, feel free to reach out to me. You are not alone!

The organization Paltown was extremely critical to me during our family journey. And it's so crucial for other patients and caregivers now. If you're a fan of the show and appreciate what we do, then please consider making a donation that will assist so many:

https://paltown.org/donate/

Please dedicate the donation to my wife ("In Memory of Dianna Lu") and notify me via e-mail (felixcomicart@gmail.com).

We have a lot planned for the show, and it starts with this fundraiser for Paltown. Thanks everyone, talk soon.

Felix

 

 

Jan 29, 2020

It's been a while, but The Felix Comic Art Podcast is back! And to make up for our extended break, we're bringing you a double episode!

Part 1 features a chat with a new collector in the hobby, Jason Kim. For those who have asked for new blood, I offer you Jason! Part 2 features a roundtable from SDCC 2019, put together by the intrepid Yams. He managed to rope in artist Daniel Warren Johnson, as well as fan favorite Andy Robbins, and soon-to-be fan favorite, Satya Chetri. Comic collecting stories galore in both parts, enjoy!

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!

 

Jul 9, 2019

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Heritage Auctions? The Felix Comic Art Podcast reports on Heritage's Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction from May, which featured Frank Frazetta's record-shattering "Egyptian Queen". With a first-hand account is our long-time friend, and brand-new field reporter, Ron Sonenthal! Along with, of course, plenty of the hardcore comic art talk you love!

Our website is www.felixcomicart.com. Sign up for our newsletter for exclusive announcements and opportunities, including awesome giveaways! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to see and discover the best in modern comics art. Leave a rating/review for the show on iTunes...we'll read it on the next episode! Thanks and enjoy the show!

 

May 7, 2019

The Felix Comic Art Podcast is back to our monthly schedule for May 2019!

And it's a big month for our hobby as Frank Frazetta's "Egyptian Queen" is up for auction at Heritage, and is expected to set new records for comic/fantasy art. So the time is right to welcome Frank Frazetta's former art rep, Dr. Stephen Ferzoco, to the show!

Steve and I talk about "Egyptian Queen" (including Steve's prediction for the hammer price), Frazetta's market, and his legacy. And more. A lot more. Frazetta fans, especially, enjoy!

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!

Apr 8, 2019

It's the return of your favorite irregularly released show all about original comic art: The Felix Comic Art Podcast!

Join artists Daniel Warren Johnson, Ryan Ottley, and Stephen Green as they lead a roundtable discussion sharing their views on original art, including how they collect, what they look for when they buy, commissions, their grails, and just geeking out on their favorite fellow artists! Featuring cameo appearances from Paul Pope, Geoff Shaw, and James Harren!

Check out our website, www.felixcomicart.com, and be sure to sign up for the newsletter. Exclusives every month just for subscribers! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Leave a rating/review for the show on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy this all-artist roundtable!

Jan 21, 2019

 

The first episode of 2019 for The Felix Comic Art Podcast has arrived!
 
Our guest this month is Chuck Costas. Chuck is a long-time collector who's known in the hobby as "the Mike Zeck guy". Listen and find out why! Listen as well to hear about Chuck's early start in collecting original art, his efforts throughout the years in bringing fans and collectors together (culminating in his new role as organizer of the L.A. Ultimate Comic Art and Collectibles show), and perhaps most impressively, reuniting all five of Zeck's iconic PUNISHER Limited Series covers in his collection!
 
And when you're done, check out his Show and Tell video on our YouTube channel:
 
https://youtu.be/jys5z2pl0Es
 
Maybe not just the Mike Zeck guy after all!
 
Our website is felixcomicart.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Support the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks and enjoy!

 

Nov 27, 2018

This episode of the Felix Comic Art Podcast was originally set to be an exclusive bonus to our loyal listeners who have left reviews for us on iTunes. I've decided that, in the spirit of the holidays, and as thanks to EVERYONE for a record year for Felix Comic Art, to make this episode available to all.

Special thanks to Gene Park for his long-awaited return appearance, hope you enjoy the chat!

 

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!

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