Abel Original Art is run by former comic shop owner and comic art collector, Chris Abel. Chris owned and operated Genesis Comics in Houston, TX from 1995 until mid-2000, where he had was behind an early viral feature on the internet called The Swipe of the Week. He moved to Los Angeles, to work in the film industry. Chris began collecting original comic art in 1997 due to his friendship with the late art collector, Henry Huie.

In the last 25 years Chris has been buying and selling original art. After quitting his job in the film industry in 2021, Chris decided to focus on buying and selling original art full time. Abel Original Art is his full time foray into the world of original comic art dealing.