BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — If you drove by Comics Vault on 12th Street Wednesday, you might have noticed a long line of people waiting outside.
That’s because comic book artist Clayton Crain was in town for a comic book signing as part of his Three Skulls 2021 Tour.
The people waiting said they were there for hours, some getting there the night before to get a spot in line, and a few even traveling from out of state.
Crain is an American comic book artist best known for his digital painting work on Marvel Comics books. The 46-year-old Washington native began sketching at an early age before deciding on being a comic book illustrator after seeing The Amazing Spider-Man.
His portfolio has seen projects with many comic agencies such as Todd McFarlane, Top Cow Productions, Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Most notably, Crain has painted work for Marvel’s Ant-Man, Wolverine, Venom and X-Force.
Many fans say his signature will make the comic more valuable and are excited to add it to their collection.
“Altoona, for being a smaller city has a lot of fans, a lot of comic book fans, a lot of us nerdy type that really gets into the artwork and gets into the stories and it’s just a rare treat to have someone here that you can actually meet, greet, and have them sign your stuff,” Comic Book Collector Ken Bouchard said.
To view Crain’s cover collection in depth, head to his website.
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