CFA-APA - Comic and Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association

Founded by Roger Hill

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Scotty Moore

DOB: Pre-Sputnik
Location: Marin County, California
Occupation: Consultant, NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) Program Management
Joined APA: January, 1995 (Issue 36)
Other Publications: Comic Book Marketplace, Gold and Silver Age Quarterly
Collecting OA Since: 1978
Collecting Interests: Hal Foster, Howard Nostrand, Arturo del Castillo, Al Feldstein
Wantlist: Nostrand Comic Art
Favorite Piece of Art: Warrior Woman painting by Philippe Druillet
About Me:

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Current Editors

Current CFA-APA editors Benno Rothschild and Dave Newton.

Dave Newton

DOB: June 5, 1961
City, State: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Commercial Artist
Joined APA: November, 2001 (Issue 55)
CFA-APA History: Editor from issue 61 to present.
Other Publications: I've had art published in Badger #47, THWAK magazine, CRACKED magazine, and various other 'zines. Also recently joined the APA Comicopia.
Collecting OA Since: 1974
Collecting Interests: A little bit of everything, from vintage to modern, from bigfoot to cheesecake. Especially into Marvel & DC silver & bronze age, EC, horror & sci-fi in general, and classic comic strips. I like a lot of stuff that's offbeat and well-drawn, for instance I'd love a Steel Claw page by Jesus Blasco. I'm also very interested in a lot of sci-fi illustrators' work who's originals I can't afford, such as Reynold Brown, Richard Powers, Frazetta (of course), pulp cover painters, etc. I'm trying to learn more about Karoly Grosz, who was Art Director for Universal Pictures during the 1930s and the main illustrator of their horror film posters of that decade...if anyone knows of any articles written about him, or even if any of his originals still exist, please let me know. I also collect pre-1970 horror & sci-fi movie posters, especially Mexican lobby cards.
Wantlist: Too much to list! (Most of it I can't afford, anyway!) However I am seriously looking for horror pages by the Filipino artist Elpidio Torres, DC horror art by Alcala, Toth comic pages
(preferably inked by him), Superman panel pages by Jerry Ordway, and any late 60s/early 70s fanzines featuring the work of Steve Fritz or any OA by him. I'm finally landing a few Drucker MAD pages, now to get a Davis MAD page!
Favorite Piece of Art: In my collection: Weird Science #12 page by Wally Wood. Outside of my collection...gee, that changes every few weeks! Lately it's been Hannes Bok's cover painting for the Robert E. Howard collection Skull-Face and Others (a painting which I think rivals the classic work of the surrealists of that period).
About Me: I've done art for t-shirts (thousands of them!), promotional posters, program covers, newspaper and magazine ads, cd covers, coloring books, coffee mugs, billboards, book interior spot illustrations, animated commercials and the (very) occassional comic book. Divorced, lifelong amateur musician, dog lover.
Website: none

Dewey Cassell

DOB: January 18, 1962
City, State: Cary, North Carolina
Occupation: Training Manager for EDS for 22 years
Joined APA: March, 2007 (Issue 71)
Other Publications: BACK ISSUE, Rough Stuff, and Alter Ego (pending). The Art of George Tuska, published in 2005. Currently writing book about Marie Severin
Collecting OA Since: 1995
Collecting Interest: I collect original comic art from books and artists that were favorites of mine when I was a kid. I have a particular predilection toward the generation of artists that includes George Tuska, Nick Cardy, Jim Mooney, Gene Colan, Marie Severin, Win Mortimer, Don Heck, and others. I especially enjoy art from Crime Does Not Pay, the World's Greatest Superheroes newspaper strip, the Silver Age Legion of Super-Heroes, and the backup stories from the Silver Age X-Men.
Wantlist: My biggest "want" at the moment is a page - any page - of Don Heck Batgirl art from Detective Comics (with Batgirl in at least one panel).
Favorite Piece of Art: Wow, that's a tough one. Probably a toss-up between my one page of EC Haunt of Fear art by Graham Ingels with the Old Witch in the last panel and the splash page from issue #67 of Crime Does Not Pay where the guy is being buried alive.
About Me: I am married and have two kids - one a freshman in college and the other a senior in high school. I am an Elder in the local Presbyterian church, working with youth in Sunday School. I love movies - especially Hitchcock - and I am a fan of Star Trek. I also collect Lionel model trains. If I could pull a Shirley MacLaine, I'd like to come back as a college professor.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rich Dannys

DOB: December 21, 1962
City, Province: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Freelance Artist/Illustrator
Joined APA: May, 1995 (Issue 39) - August, 2000 (Issue 52).. Rejoined in July, 2004 (Issue 63)
Other Publications: A few obscure fanzines during the 1980's
Collecting OA Since: Started with a Kaluta Rocketeer sketch in 1985
Collecting Interests: My tastes are across-the-board, too.. But it helps if it's drawn (or designed) well. I tend towards the more "Classical" stuff. I like cartoony stuff, too.. But favour (and collect) illustrative work.. Frazetta is tops, in my book. Followed by present-day geniuses: Dave Stevens, Mark Schultz, Sandy Plunkett, Steve Rude, Kevin Nowlan, etc.. I have a weakness for classic PinUp Art.. And most especially, a predilection for material related to 50's-era Burlesque/Striptease!
Wantlist: What I want now, I simply can't afford.. Hence, I'm too cheap to pursue any
of it. I consider myself simply a dabbler in the hobby, anyhow.. And haven't really bought too much, of late..
Favorite Piece of Art: In my own collection? Probably the horned Hellboy page, from Mignola's Box Full Of Evil.. I'm quite fond of the Sandy Plunkett stuff I own, too.. Not in my own collection? Likely, any story art page that Frazetta did for the "Romance" titles; published by 'Standard' in the mid-50's.. His EC Squeeze Play pages, are pretty sweet too!
About Me: I've been a Commercial Artist, since '89.. But only began freelancing on my own, in '95; using my own corporate identity: Flying Dutchman Studios, Inc. I work mainly as a layout/design guy, in the traditional 2D animation field. But have also done some advertising design, too. In 2003, I self-published my own sketchbook entitled: WANG-DANG-DOODLE!
I'm currently unmarried. But, have fallen hard for my sweetiepie: the lovely Suzanne; who also just happens to be an Animation artist.. Some form of Wedding is definitely in our future together! I can be found posting my nonsense on various messageboards over the Internet.. But most regularly, as the Moderator of the "Instruction" section of The Drawing Board community of artists at

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Stephen Ferzoco

DOB: Sept 2, 1966
City, State: Wellesley, MA
Occupation: Surgeon
Joined APA: July, 2007, (Issue 72)
Other Publications: None
Collecting OA Since: 2000
Collecting Interests: Frazetta, Jeffrey Jones, EC, Bronze age Marvel art
Wantlist: Dark Knight by Miller, EC covers, ASM covers, Byrne X-Men covers, Calvin and Hobbes dailies and Sunday strips
Favorite Piece of Art: Frazetta Famous Funnies cover
About Me:

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

David Applegate

DOB: 11/14/53
City, State: (born) Whitstable, Kent, England; (current) Chicago, IL, USA
Occupation: Trial Lawyer
Joined APA: November 1985 (Issue 3)
Other Publications: Hogan's Alley, 1506 Nix Nix, numerous legal publications.
Collecting OA Since: 1982
Collecting Interest: American newspaper cartoon strip and editorial cartoon art, 1895-date; John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, Steve Ditko, C. C. Beck, and various other comic book artists.
Wantlist: See above, especially newspaper cartoon strip art by Burne Hogarth, Walt Kelly, Stan Lynde, and Dick Moores; Fantastic Four and fanzine artwork by John Byrne; C. C. Beck recreations; and Sgt. Fury # 4 pages by Jack Kirby and George Roussos.
Favorite Piece of Art:
About Me: I collect, therefore I am.
Website: none

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ray Cuthbert

DOB: August 27, 1955
City, State: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation: Minister of Religion
Joined APA: October, 1994 (Issue 35)
Other Publications: In Comic-related publications - Comic Book Marketplace (two or three articles); The Betty Pages (one article; contributing editor to Annual #2); Alter Ego (several articles); Up 'N Coming! magazine (columnist with several articles)
Collecting OA Since: 1976
Collecting Interests: Alex Raymond, Dave Stevens, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta; and many more!
Wantlist: Alex Raymond Artwork of any kind; Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers Two-Gun Kid #60 pages; Jeffrey Jones Wonder Woman #199 cover; Dave Stevens artwork of any kind; Al Williamson Flash Gordon artwork; J. Allen St. John artwork
Favorite Piece of Art: Owned - An Alex Raymond illustration on it's way in the mail! Not yet obtained - the Alex Raymond original artwork to Flash Gordon for 8-14-1938
About Me:

Enrico Salvini

DOB: July 3, 1966
City, State: Milano, Italy
Occupation: Artists rep, Webmaster, Art dealer
Joined APA: January, 2004 (Issue 61)
Other Publications: Not since the mid-90s, when I stopped writing for Hard!; a heavy metal magazine. Been published in a few music fanzines, and had pictures published in mags and bootleg CDs.
Collecting OA Since: 1992, I think. It was before I logged on the 'net in '95 tho, since I was doing orders via fax to Mitch Itkowitz.
Collecting Interests: Original art, comics, Barry Windsor-Smith prints.
Favorite Piece of Art: That I own? The ASM 121 cover ain't bad, bat as far as artistic value goes, it's hard to say: Jean Paul Leon/Alex Ross Earth X Galactus print? Dave McKean's Death and Morpheus commissions? John Buscema's Thor & Hela commission? That I'd wish to own, pretty much anything from BWS Gorblimey Press period. Or many of his Opus new pieces...
About Me: I'm Italian and I wear a kilt, even in the moshing pit and when I stagedive. This gives you pretty much a complete picture of what you can expect... :)

Friday, September 28, 2007

John R. Stuart

DOB: 1954
Location: Canada
Occupation: Telcom Engineer
Joined APA: November, 2006 (Issue 70)
Other Publications: Comic Book Marketplace
Collecting OA Since: 1996
Collecting Interests: OA, 1960'S Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters, Modern First Editions
Wantlist: Crossgen Ruse - Covers & Interiors by Butch Guice
Favorite Piece of Art: Ruse 17 & 18 Covers

Bill Leach a.k.a. BLEACH

DOB: August 23, 1957
City, State: Oakley, California
Occupation: Visual Arts Professor and musician (drummer)
Joined CFA-APA: Joined in 1985 while first issue was being assembled. My first article appeared in issue #2.
CFA-APA History: Art Director on issues 35-52. Editor on issues 50-52.
Other Publications: Tales from the Plague (Richard Corben's earliest work), Clearlake Comix, Lake County Comix, Mendocino Comix, Sonoma County Comix, Horror From the Crypt of Fear (the only official EC horrorzine, issues 1-13)
Collecting OA Since: 1976
Collecting Interests: EC art, vintage horror stories, Basil Wolverton, XNO, Jack Davis, older comic strip art, R. Crumb, vintage magazine illustration.
Wantlist: same as interests
Favorite Piece of Art: Richard Corben's cover painting for TALES FROM THE PLAGUE (1986) where he used my face on the torch-wielding fiend. Johnny Craig's huge cover painting for Horror From the Crypt of Fear #11, where he placed my severed head on a platter. XNO's cover painting for HFTCOF #13 where he depicted me as a drooling hunchback at the hip of the sexy Drusilla.
About Me: I am a married man with three daughters. I have been an artist all my life and a drummer since age 8. I am the head of the Visual & Performing Arts department at Deer Valley High School (the 4th largest school in California). I also am on the faculty of Los Medanos College where I teach Visual Arts. I specialize in cartooning. I was awarded BEST EDUCATOR in 2005 by Sylvan Learning Center and KTVU Channel 2. I am the Antioch Unified School District's TEACHER OF THE YEAR for 2007 and recently was honored with the Regional Arts Award by the Contra Costa County Arts & Culture Commission. I compete nationally in the World's Fastest Drummer competition and also put on this same contest at my high school. Life is full....and wonderful.

CFA-APA 60 The War Artists

May, 2003

CFA-APA 61 The Fleagle Gang

November, 2003

CFA-APA 62 The Chase

March, 2004

CFA-APA 63 Humor Artists

July, 2004

CFA-APA 64 Still Going Strong

November, 2004

CFA-APA 65 Will Eisner

March, 2005

CFA-APA 66 Artists of the Fantastic Four

July, 2005

CFA-APA 67 Recreations: Threat or Menace?

November, 2005

CFA-APA 68 Gene Colan

March, 2006

CFA-APA 69 Frank Miller

July, 2006

CFA-APA 70 Alex Toth

November, 2006

CFA-APA 71 International Artists

March, 2007

Benno Rothschild

DOB: 11/9/59
City, State: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Attorney
Joined CFA-APA: May, 1995 (Issue 37)
CFA-APA History: Editor from issue XX to present.
Other Publications: Is this other stuff I have written for? Only Rough Stuff and it hasn't come out yet.
Collecting OA Since: 1975
Collecting Interests: Across the board. Comic book art, comic strip art, editorial cartoon art, vintage art, new art, pinup art, fantasy art, pulp art, illustration art.
Wantlist: Al Williamson EC, Jack Kamen EC, Wally Wood EC, R. Crumb, Winsor McCay political art, a cheap Peanuts daily, and my wishful thinking is a Calvin and Hobbes piece plus a bunch of things I haven't wanted til’ I see them!
Favorite Piece of Art: (in my collection?) Hal Foster Prince Valiant page from 4/20/47. Not in my collection - either the Frazetta Famous Funnies cover with the Octopus or the Lou Fine Hit cover with the Red Bee and the Shark.
About Me: Lazy, irresponsible attorney with bad taste in clothes and wine. Divorced (almost!!) and one child - a delightful 15-year old named Amanda. Loves art of all kinds, hates long lines and coffee.
Website: I wish. was taken, but I can buy it for just $2,000 from some claim jumping asshole. CAF gallery:

About the CFA-APA

The Comic and Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association (CFA-APA) was founded in 1985 by Roger Hill. Its membership consists of knowledgeable fans, creators, and collectors of comic and fantasy art who write about various subjects related to those genres. The group self-publishes approximately three times a year and each issue has a theme relating to a specific creator or subject. Currently, membership is limited to 40 persons at any one time and circulation is limited to 55 issues, making the publication itself highly collectible.

Current Editors