Original Comic Art Tips #326 – December, 29 2023
Welcome to the last Comic Art Tips newsletter of 2023! mostly comic strips, this week: in the HA Signature, an auction of original Zits strips by Jim Borgman and many strips also on eBay and the HA weekly.
Original Comic Art Auction Results
eBay: $8,8k for the “God Loves Man Kills” page by Brent Anderson, $4k for a TMNT page by Escorza, $2,2k for a Bacchus cover by Eddie Campbell, $1,6k (Best Offer) for a Blue Beetle cover by Tyler Kirkham, $1,5k (B.O.) for a Doom Patrol page by Richard Case.
$1,2k for the Kitty Pryde page by Paul Smith, $1,3k for a nice Captain America page by Jim Starlin, $1,8k (B.O.) for a pretty bad and probably fake, Batman sketch by Bob Kane, $1,2k for a CGC Batman Blank cover sketch by Frank Miller, $1k for a Spidey page by Alex Saviuk.
Heritage Weekly Auction: $6,6k for a six page Golden Age story by Enrico Bagnoli, an Italian comic artist who briefly worked for Fiction House in the late ’40s, $4,5k for the Hulk page by Sal Buscema, $4k for an X-Men cover by Greg Land, $3,8k for the X-Men cover by Nic Klein, high $2,5k for a Futurama prelim by Morrison, $2k for the sexy cartoon by Dan De Carlo.
This Week on eBay
Joe Kubert – Sgt. Rock Original Comic Art
Marvel: a Conan/Red Sonja daily strip by Ernie Chan, a Conan sketch by Buscema, a Spidey/Venom/Carnage commission by Bagley.
A CGC blank Hobgoblin sketch by Art Adams, an X-Men page by Brett Booth, many Ed Benes illustrations from this seller.
A Jungle girl pinup by Rob Liefeld is getting a lot of bids, a nice Jungle girl pinup by Bruce Timm, Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker, a Black Cat page by Lee Elias, a Spawn page by Capullo, a Hellboy page by Laurence Campbell.
Many more great sketches from the Paul Goldberg collection. With that guarantee i can guess that this Snoopy sketch by Charles Schulz is original, then Bill Holman, Willard Mullin, Otto Soglow, Mort Walker and more.
Heritage Weekly Auction
A Captain Victory page by Kirby, a 1994 Usagi commission by Sakai, a Druuna coloring page.
A 1932 Family Foursome topper by Chic Young, a Christmas 1972 Hubert Sunday, look at the art on this 1938 Wash Tubbs daily, an On Stage daily, two rare Tiger dailies, a funny Garfield strip.
Heritage Signature Auction part 2: Comic Strips
Not a very big selection (if you don’t consider the Garfields…), but the strips for sale are very nice.
A Tarzan page and a Valiant page by Foster, (not the better) Flash Gordon page by Raymond, a 1962 Peanuts daily, a 1934 Dick Tracy daily and a 1946 Sunday, a Popeye daily by Segar, some more early Rip Kirby strips.
A Rube Goldberg Machine and many strips, like this Sunday. Early Pogo daily and Sunday strips, a Hagar Sunday, a Sky Masters daily by Kirby.
The usual big pile of Garfield strips, with early daily and Sunday examples.
Heritage Zits Auction
Zits is one of the most successful strips of the last decades, originals are usually not very easy to find, the ones that go to auction usually sell between $600 and $800, let’s see if this auction will change things.
See You in 2024!
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