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David Roman: President, Authenticator and Developer for CSA Comics. David has always had a passion and love for comic books, animation, anime, manga, and comic art since the early 1980’s and specializes in Jack Kirby signatures/aliases. David was always interested in many styles of art; from comics to classical paintings. He became a professional canvas and mural artist in 1999. By 2002, he became one of the top Texas muralists and won numerous awards for his classical and realism style of murals. His knowledge and application of different media adds to CSA’s ability in distinguishing the difference between reproductions (copies) and genuine art. He also served in the US Air Force during the 1990’s where he gained valuable experience in Law Enforcement and Records. There he had the privilege to work with the FBI and OSI where he became well versed in the chain of evidence technique used in the presentation of forensic evidence (also used in signature authenticating) to US Courts using expert witnesses. In 2000 David developed a technique called Character Signature Mapping (CSM). This simple technique is a valuable tool used to map the initial stroke, terminal stroke, spacing, angles, crests and troughs. David brings over 23 years of experience and is also a member of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC).

Marko Roman: Vice President, Authenticator and Historian for CSA Comics. Marko has been collecting comic books since 1983 and comic book signatures since 1990. He’s acquired over 5000 comic book creator signatures in person. This massive collection became the inspiration for creating the CSA Signature Library. In 1987 Marko served in the US Air Force in the Audio Visual Squadron as a Graphic Specialist. There he learned techniques used in the printing and inking of various periodicals, advanced digital media, advanced photographic media, and digital security. His knowledge and application of different media adds to CSA’s ability in distinguishing the difference between reproductions (copies) and genuine art. Marko is well versed in a wide variety of comic book genre, but specifically Golden Age comics. Besides collecting original comic book art, he also collects one of a kind Golden Age file copies produced by various comic book publishers dating back to 1940. Mark has been attending many of the major comic conventions throughout the US since 1993, brings over 29 years of experience, and is also a member of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC).

Alex Roman: Authenticator, IT/Webmaster, and Art Media Expert for CSA Comics. Alex has been collecting comics and attending comic conventions since the 1980’s. In 1996, he attained his Bachelors Degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin. He has been a professional Web Designer and artist since 1996. He has experience in a wide range of art media (used by artists) such as acrylics, oils, inks, graphite pencils, charcoals, water colors, markers, cells, digital media, etc… This knowledge and application of different media and art techniques make him our top Art Media Expert in distinguishing the difference between reproductions (copies) and genuine art. His leadership and experience in running many successful internet based businesses make him and invaluable part of CSA Comics. Alex brings over 23 years of experience and is also a member of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC).

TJ Vause: Advisor and Historian for CSA Comics. TJ has been collecting comics and meeting creators since the late 1980's. Within the last 10 years, his attention has been primarily focused on Golden and Silver age horror, underground, and independent comics. With a fascination for the story behind the stories, TJ is currently working on 2 separate archival projects to not only preserve the comic stories themselves, but to also give insight into the creator's thoughts and intentions at the time of their work. Being an avid con attendee, and autograph hound, has lead TJ to amass a sprawling collection of autographs over the years. In addition, he has recorded and documented a great amount of insight into the creator's processes and their personal lives as well. TJ brings over 30 years of experience.

Rick Torres: Social Media/ Marketing. Rick has been a fan of comics, manga and anime since his childhood. Rick manages the many news feeds, channels, and websites where CSA has a social presence… He is our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Administrator. He brings over 7 years of combined sales, marketing, and conventions experience. Rick is the point of contact for Facebook and special events in the San Antonio area, while working closely with local Comic Book Stores and venues.

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