Meet this week’s Featured Collector
Location: Ohio, USA
Started Collecting: It started in 1977. Fresh out of diapers, I sat down in front of the TV and saw Bill Bixby turn into a green Lou Ferrigno. I was hooked. That transformation ignited my love affair with comic books, the art inside, and collecting the memorabilia. The comics sparked a love of art, which I pursued as a career.
I teach Kindergarten and first grade art; I’m in a great district and I’ve been blessed with a huge art room. Back when I was in school, the art rooms were pretty lackluster. I always thought that if I ever became an art teacher, I would make the art room an exciting place to inspire creativity; after all, shouldn’t the art room be the most visually striking room in the school? Sequential storytelling is the last great American art form; using the characters of this art form, I try to create an environment that gets my students’ creative juices flowing! The kids love it and their parents do, too!
Most collections are inside homes. Other than a few guests, the items are rarely seen by others. I’m very blessed to be able to share my collection with over 450 kids a week! If I can get kids excited to learn–excited to come to school…isn’t that half the battle?