Beautiful Adam Hughes Art! – Original Comic Art Tips #216
Welcome to #216 of Original Comic Art Tips!
ebay: a Frankensteins splash by Bernie Wrightson went for $7,8k, a Star Wars trading card art by Mike Mayhew for $3k, the Two in One page by Sal Buscema for $1,6k, one by George Perez for $1,5k, the Cinderella strip by Gottfredson for $1,1k, a Snoopy sketch went for a Best Offer lower than $2,6k.
Chris Samnee Batober sketches: #11 went for $1,8 and I’m a little surprised as there were many better ones, in my opinion. My favorite one, #3 went for $1,6k, #9 for a little less, and then #1. The other 12 went from $1,4 down to #700, with a total price paid for all 16 sketches of $16,756,57, not bad. Let’s see the last 15, which are for sale right now.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the Green Lantern cover by Dave Gibbons went for $7k, the unfinished Kirby cover for $3k, the Dracula page by Gene Colan for only $1k, an X-Factor splash by Steve Epting for $700. A collector got lucky and took a (late) Terry strip by Caniff for less than $400.
Very high results for Daniel Maghen Auctions, with many items surpassing the highest price estimate. The Quick et Flupke cover by Hergé went for €125k, the Corto Maltese page by Pratt went for an incredible €96k, the page by Moebius for €42k, while the Blueberry pages more than doubled the estimations, with €26k as the highest price.
All of the pages by Juillard and Bonhomme went for high prices, the higher for Juillard was €32k for this page, while even sketch pages sold for more than €6k. The higher price paid for Bonhomme was €21k for this Lucky Luke page, all of the beautiful covers were near €20k. The total was €1,7+ million for 136 lots.
The ComicLink auction ended yesterday, give me some time to open again all of the results…
This week on eBay
An early Green Lantern splash by Travis Charest.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: Sgt Fury by Ayers, Rawhide Kid original art by Kirby, Daredevil and Dr. Strange by Gene Colan, a Spider-Man splash layout by Gil Kane, I like this Hulk page by Al Milgrom, despite what the pencil note says. An X-Men cover recreation by George Perez.
An illustration by Milo Manara, a model sheet by Magnus, Ken Parker by Milazzo, a Tex illustration by Civitelli, Donald Duck by Silvia Ziche, a New Avengers page by Simone Bianchi, a Torpedo pinup by Bernet, Lorna by Azpiri, a sketch by Neil Gaiman, The Tenth by Tony Daniel.
It’s time for another yearly auction of Franka original art by Henk Kuijpers, with many lots: early pages, covers, detailed illustrations, incredibly detailed illustrations and more. Worth looking at them all.
Nobody expects less than the best for an Artcurial auction. Usually, there’s a single big Tintin piece, this time we have several Hergé originals, from a page with an evaluation of €1M, a widely used illustration, but there are also some relatively low-priced pieces, from single panels to this very nice sketch.
Many early Druillet pieces like this page. One of the best Corto Maltese pages I’ve seen in the last few years, a Valerian cover, several Franquin originals like this Gaston strip, a Blueberry portrait by Giraud, a Boule et Bill illustration.
See you Next Week!