This all started on a chilly October day in 2010 when he went venturing into my attic. Upon stumbling upon a box of my father’s childhood comics, he quickly became mesmerized with the colorful pictures of well-read Saturday afternoons from nearly 40 years ago.
Tales of superheroes saving the day (Superman & Batman), kids dealing with real-life problems (Archie & Friends), and Tarzan swinging through the trees created a spark. It created a passion, which became not only a hobby, yet a business as well.
Now Dylan is swinging like Tarzan, as the youngest ever advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, which is sold in book stores around the world. Since age 11, he has been collecting, buying, selling, and attending shows around the country.
Comics are Dylan’s life, and his day always has an aspect of comic books in it. Whether it is making up more comic boxes, or pursuing the next collection, comic books will always have a special place in Dylan’s heart.
Paul is Dylan’s father and lovingly helps him with his business. This also creates father & son bonding time.
How did you come by your brand name?
I knew every day we’d grow bigger and bigger, almost to Universe like. I’m Dylan and I do comics. Dylan Comics just didn’t cut it. Dylan Universe Comics
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Well, I was 11 and went venturing into the attic only to find my father’s comic books from when he was young; That was a crazy day.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Mistakes. Those are good, as Zuckerberg from Facebook agrees. You learn from mistakes.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
Yes, because otherwise I wouldn’t do it
What are your plans for the near future?
Right now, we just beefed up DylanAuctions to 4 Long Boxes which is about 900 comics weekly with a 100% sellthrough. Let’s go for 5!
Buy Comics: dylanuniversecomics.com/buy-comics
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Stick with it, and put your ALL in if you wanna shot at being the best.