Welcome to #134 of Original Comic Art Tips, let’s keep us entertained with ebay charity auctions and a great Heritage Signature section!
Other artists auctioned by Jim’s account were: Doom ($4,7k, a bargain) by Art Adams, Swamp Thing ($1,5k) and Green Lantern ($1,4k) by Bryan Hitch, an incredible Wolverine Vs Venom by Sam Kieth went for $8,4k, a great Cap by Ron Garney went for $3k.
This Nightwing by Jim Lee went for $4,5k, a Green Lantern by Joe Bennett went for $1,2k, a Tony the Tiger painting by Mike Mignola went for $11k, Quisp and Quake for $900, Toucan Sam for $1,3k, Snap, Crackle, Pop for $1,2k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: The Blacksad pinup by Guarnido went for $3,1k, I don’t know if it’s a published piece, but commissioning one like this would cost much less. A Captain America page by Ron Lim went for $2,3k, a Spider-Man page by Alex Saviuk went for $500, they sell better on ebay.
This week on eBay
We start again with Charity art auctions. Who can have more ebay watchers than Jim Lee? It’s J. Scott Campbell, who made a Zatanna piece with the exact same quality he would do for a cover. He wins with 515 watchers to the 410 of this Batman by Gaslight illustration by Jim Lee, #20 of 60.
Jim announced that he’ll do only (detailed) head sketches for #21-40 and then maybe do more for #41-60. Bet it was really stressing for him to pencil and ink a cover every day for 20 days… I can understand that.
Very rare is this Captain Harlock sketch by Leiji Matsumoto, he was hospitalized during a signing tour in Italy last year, and as a thank you he sent this piece to be auctioned to help the hospital during the pandemic. Ending tomorrow and already at $4,5k.
A Wonder Woman painting by Stephen Segovia, a Calvin & Hobbes print signed by Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes drawn by Patrick McDonnell, a Sketched Artist’s Edition and a color Demon Bear by Sienkiewicz, a sketched Byrne book for Hero Initiative.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Batman original art: studies by Alan Davis, a cover quality illustration by Steve Epting, a DPS by Doug Mahnke, a color illustration by Aaron Lopresti, an early pinup by Adam Hughes, a splash by Cam Kennedy.
Heritage Signature Auction part 3 of 3
A to Z, one piece per artist (many have several worth seeing): the most important illustration are these Frankenstein endpapers by Bernie Wrightson.
After the $25k ebay auction for a Wolverine cover by Adam Kubert, wolvie pages are coming for sale more often, here’s a DPS.
Title splash from Avengers #36 by Don Heck, the Dark Knight original art by Frank Miller, a page from Fantastic Four #32 by Kirby, a Batman page by Jim Lee, Gwen Stacy by John Buscema, the splash to Spidey #41 by John Romita.
Blog Post: Jim Lee Original Art Sales for Charity
I published this blog post last week but forgot to link to it in the last issue…
A look at the first 10 original art auctions for charity by Jim Lee, I also made a price chart that I’ll be updating every 10 pieces sold.
(Second post for auctions 11-20 coming on Sunday).
See you next week!