Auctions for everybody! – Original Comic Art Tips #213
Welcome to #213 of Original Comic Art Tips! Last week’s issue wasn’t delivered to 120 readers, I probably used words that triggered spam filters (?), here’s a link if you still want to see it, some interesting ComicLink results… By the way, if you miss an issue there’s an archive you can open from the www.comicart.tips website.
eBay: a commission by Frank Cho was sold for $5k, a Destroyer Duck splash by Jack Kirby for $2,250, a vintage Grendel page for $2k, a JLA page by Dick Dillin for $1,5k, a vintage Venom page by Mark Bagley for $1,5k, a Galactus page by Ron Lim was a good deal at $900.
A Deathblow page by Jim Lee went for a Best offer lower than $2k.
Remember that thief trying to pass a regular, ‘90s Spidey splash for Romita original art with a $100k price tag? I thought he fooled somebody by selling for $50k a Romita sketch passing it for cover art, instead he decided $50k was too low and put it for sale again at $100k. I also discovered that he’s trying to pass a Zeck page he bought a month ago for $4,5k for Ditko art with a $150k price, and some more funny auctions.
The highest price of last week in the comic art section was not comic art, but a sketch card caricature of an (unknown to me) youtuber sold for $15k!!
Heritage Weekly Auction: the 2001 adaptation page by Jack Kirby was sold for $7,8k, the Black Panther sketch for $7,2k, a single Rip Kirby panel by Alex Raymond went for an impressive $5k, at the same time a full daily with a similar theme was sold for only $1,7k. A small Tarzan illustration by Hal Foster went for $5k, the Conan pinup by John Buscema for $4,5k, a signed Moebius print for $3,8k.
Catawiki: a Franka illustration by Kuijpers was sold for €1,4k, a painted sketch by Bastien Vivès for €850, a Prince Valiant illustration by Sanjulian for €800, the page by Crisse for €650, the Zagor page by Ferri for €430.
Heritage Ed Asner Charity Auction: an incredible price, $15,6k for this Elfquest sketch by Wendy Pini, earlier this year several similar (a bit less polished maybe) sketches were sold for $1,5/$3k. The Beta Ray Bill pinup by Walt Simonson went for $9k. Again, people who signed up for a $2k commission in June 2020 got a very good deal.
PBA Auctions: a Green Lantern splash by Mike Grell went for $4,5k, a nice Conan half-splash by John Buscema for less than $1k. Remember the weird high prices reached by swimsuit Betty & Veronica covers by Dan De Carlo? Fans had a lot of low-priced pieces to bid on, like this cover sold for $400.
This week on eBay
Heritage Weekly Auction
NCS Charity Auction special: Dumbo and Superheroes + MAD Characters illustrations by Sergio Aragones, a Zits Sunday, a Dick Tracy pinup by Chaykin, a Garfield drawing by Jim Davis, Cathy, a Mutts daily, a Captain America illustration by Eric Powell, an illustration by Mark Schultz, Ann Telnaes, a Sandman pinup by Kelley Jones.
Another top 1931 Mickey Mouse daily by Floyd Gottfredson, one from 1930, a third one, a 1964 Peanuts daily, a Mephisto page by John Buscema, 1989 Sandman art for a flyer by Mike Dringenberg, a 1933 Felix Sunday, a Dr. Doom page by John Byrne.
Little Nemo Auctions
Great illustration by Sergio Toppi, a rare Maser page by Frezzato, an incredible double page by Jacovitti, an illustration by Manara, a classic page by Pazienza, a page from Fun by Bacilieri, a Spider-Man page by Dell’Otto.
See you next week!!