“For video game art, I find it difficult to find quality vendors,” Sonny Skinner says in our online meeting. "I mean there's always pop culture stuff to buy, but the high end stuff? That's still hard to come by despite the popularity of games and comics."
When I meet the Google Software Engineer online, he's burning the midnight oil in his Redmond (WA) home. Despite the late hour, he's upbeat and talkative, taking his time to walk me (and his phone camera) around the house for a tour of his impressive art collection--there's so much framed art on the walls he should charge people for gallery admission.
“When I want to add something to my collection, I feel fortunate that I don’t have to ask for permission or negotiate as my wife and I are both geeks,” he says while he trains the camera on a large, framed Iron Man print. "This is art by Ryan Meinerding, who is the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios. We are big fans of the Marvel franchise and we would look for Ryan’s booth at Comic-Con."