Yesterday the auction for #20 of 60 “Batman by Gaslight” drawn by, you guessed it, Jim Lee, ended for more than $14,000, so it’s time for a second recap.
If you’re new to this, you can read the first post on this series of 60 pieces of original comic art that Jim Lee is drawing in 60 days. Proceeds will go to help closed comic book stores during the Covid-19 pandemic, and all of these drawings will probably become DC Comics covers in a near future.
Auctions are going every day, so if you want to see what’s being auctioned right now here’s a link to:
Many top comic book artists are also sending original drawings for this auction, so the raised money will grow even more.
The record is still with #9, “Batman: Red Rain“, sold for $17,300 on April, 12, but the average price has grown since the beginning, so the total price paid for auctions 11-20 is $120,168. Well done Jim!
This time prices vary from $8,800 to $15,100, and the total price paid for the first 20 auctions grows to $207,697.
What will happen next?
In the next weeks we can expect lower end prices, since he decided to do detailed head sketches for auctions 21-40 and these will probably not end up as covers. Here’s the announcement from Jim’s Facebook page:
“Day 21 brings ZSASZ! The first Sketch of twenty headshots (sketch numbers 21-40) of my overall quest to do 60 sketches over 60 days! This image of one of Batman’s most psychotic villains is done in pen and ink with whiteout on 9×12” board. Proceeds to benefit comic stores in need via Book Industry Charitable Foundation!”
These last pieces are all very detailed, with full/multiple figures, I can imagine keeping that pace for 40 more days must be too much, even for a superstar comic artist.
But let’s see some original comic art!