Here’s the description in his own words:
“Here’s a chance to get some Jim Lee original comic art and do something good during these unprecedented times. I’ll be drawing and posting 60 different sketches – one a day – over the next two months which I will then be auctioning off with all the proceeds going to a fund (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) which will benefit local comic shops/brick and mortar stores in need. High bidder of each sketch gets to pick the next DC character I draw for the next sketch in queue! No character (version) to be repeated!”
Prices will go up:
These 60 pieces of original Jim Lee art will then be collected by DC Comics in a single volume, and each drawing is going to be published as a variant cover to a future comic book (adding to the value of the original art). Auctions are going great, the first 10 pieces already raised almost $90K, I’ll be following along documenting these auctions 10 at a time, so come back next week for auctions 11-20.
I think he started with the idea of doing “quicker” sketches (look at #1, Nightwing), then when he/DC decided to publish them, began to add more detail, culminating (for now) in #9: a cover quality depiction of Batman and Catwoman.
End prices vary, based on character and detail, from the $4,800 of Bizarro to $17,300 of Batman/Catwoman. I’ll be putting them in a chart, we’ll see at the end (in a final post) how the curve goes.
Click here to see current original art auctions from Jim Lee!
Are you all fans of Rob Liefeld? If you follow ebay sales on the Original Comic Art Tips Newsletter (subscribe on the homepage of this website) we experienced a flood of original art by Liefeld since December, (here’s a link to original Liefeld art sold since January, I counted 29 pieces) most of the best pieces were sold by the same two accounts, but after seeing the very high prices for vintage Marvel art many collectors followed putting for sale their original art. So that said, let’s see the chart, with 6 out of 10 pieces drawn by the same artist! (altro…)
Original Comic Art Tips #127:
Really long results section with many auctions eneding last week. Very High prices for original art by John Romita, record prices for Winsor McCay, Bill Watterson, Ross Andru, Frank Brunner and Erik Larsen, all sold on Heritage. Record prices also on ComicLink, with Adam Hughes and Jae Lee.
Don’t forget the new art for sale with Darwin Cooke, Sal Buscema, Tim Sale and more.
Read it all here: Original Comic Art Tips #127
Original Comic Art Tips #123:
Interesting results on ebay, with Mignola, Sienkiewicz, Sal Buscema and early TMNT original art. New art for sale with Daredevil by Joe Quesada, X-Force original art by Rob Liefeld and much more on ebay. Many Alan Davis pieces on Heritage Weekly and the highlights for the great American Strip Auction with Foster, Segar, Gottfredson and all the classics.
Read it all here: Original Comic Art Tips #123
A page, a cover by Rob Liefeld and a Venom cover by Tyler Kirkham all went for more than $6k on eBay, a pretty high price for the platform. Collectors searching for great art for low prices had a lot to see in Heritage, with many pieces by top artists sold for less than $600.
A Marvel title splash by Mike Mignola is the highlight of the week on eBay, but there are many great pieces by Sienkiewicz, Silvestri, Buscema, Gary Frank and an original strip by Alex Raymond.
A Batman page by Greg Capullo, but also Batman pieces painted by Gabriele Dell’Otto and Kyle Baker on Heritage, a Zeck Spidey page on Comiclink.
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Read it all here: Original Comic Art Tips Issue #122
Surprising results for Rob Liefeld Original Art on eBay!
Two new high end pages by Rob for sale again on eBay, then a big lot of original Marvel covers by Butler, Kirkham, Mayhew and Allred, a Kirby splash and an Hellboy pinup by Mike Mignola.
Nice new art on Heritage by Romita Sr, Alan Davis, Byrne, and several Batman pages.
A Batman splash by Tim Sale and many cosmic pages by Jim Starlin are the highlights of the Comiclink auction, but click through to see many more great pieces!
Read it all here: Original Comic Art Tips Issue #121
Finally this is the new report for Original Comic Art sold on eBay in Autumn 2019 (September 21 – December 21). I’m a little late in posting this, a baby and some busy months at work mean that after doing the weekly newsletter I get little time to write blog posts…
As usual the chart is only based on the highest price paid, no considerations on quality/rarity/demand.
Links to all the art in this article were sent to Original Comic Art Tips Newsletter subscribers when they were still for sale. If you want to be alerted when great comic art goes to auction (on eBay, Heritage and all the auction houses), you can subscribe by going to the homepage. And you can read old issues by clicking the Archive button in the menu.
1) Gene Colan: Howard the Duck #11 Original Cover Art – $11,988
A high price for eBay standards, but for a classic and funny cover with high display value. The last two covers sold on Heritage (#6 and Annual #1) went for much higher prices, and I find this one better. Great inks by Steve Leialoha. (altro…)
Some surprisingly high quality pieces of original comic art on ebay, this week.
A classic New Mutants DPS by Rob Liefeld, a Daredevil page by David Mazzucchelli, Todd McFarlane, Herb Trimpe and many more!
We also start to look into lots from next February’s ComicLink auction, with multiple great pieces of original art by: Adam Hughes, Jim Lee, Chris Bachalo and some classic Ron Lim pages.
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