I've been an avid fan of Alan's work (just like everyone else on this forum) for a LONG time. In the early Nineties I began collecting original comic art although it was only a couple of small pieces in the less than 100 pound bracket. In 1994 I attended the London UKCAC convention and trundled along to the charity art auction. It was an auction to remember the brilliance that was Jack Kirby who had just passed away. The centre-piece to the auction was a magnificent (and huge) piece by Alan and Mark Farmer. It featured some 20 plus characters that were created by Jack. The original X-Men, the FF, Avengers, Thor, Galactus, Silver Surfer and then the DC characters like Big Barda and Mister Miracle.
Having only been working a couple of years I couldn't afford to bid on the piece but to this day it had always been one of my all time favourite pieces of art. A few months ago the piece surfaced and was actually owned by a friend - Jon Haward. I couldn't believe my luck and forwarded an email to Jon and the piece is now mine.
The story could end there but only 2 weeks earlier I had managed to acquire the cover to the Uncanny X-Men Annual 11 by Alan and Paul Neary.
I thought (hoped) that I was on a roll and the Gods were with me so I wrote another email in the vain hope that I would finally acquire my favourite Excalibur cover by Alan and Paul. Issue 3 with Captain Britain and Juggernaut. One week later it was mine and the month of October 2010 will now be forever known to me as the month of Alan
Alan, Thanks for the great art to these pieces, you can't believe how happy I am after all this time to have three of my four favourite pieces drawn by you. I know where the other one is but I can't get it yet unfortunately. Hopefully it won't take me another 16 years
This is the link to all three pieces (sorry, I'm a techno idiot and can't figure out how to add an image).http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... GSub=97996http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... GSub=97996http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiec ... GSub=97996