Larsen, Finch, BWS, Kubert and more! in this week’s Original Comic Art Tips Newsletter!
Welcome to #53 of Comic Art Tips, tomorrow will be our first anniversary, I sent the first email on October 5 2017. If you want to make me a present share this email with your friends or on social media, I’d really appreciate it!!
Auction results: Ebay: The Star Wars splash by Howard Chaykin went for $2,800, the Amazing Spiderman #800 page by Humberto Ramos, despite being the most watched on eBay, the most clicked here, and having 42 bids, only made $400. The Black Cat commission by Jim Cheung sold for $180, his latest price for a commission is $325 (but the examples are a little more finished than this one). The 3-page Flash lot by Don Heck made $950, the Adam Hughes JLA page $700, a Green Arrow sketch by Neal Adams made $75 (similar drawings on sale on his website go for $300/400) the Tony Daniel Tomb Raider splash $600 and another nice page $180. A full Emma Frost commission by Jae Lee made $680, a double Wolverine commission by Matteo Scalera $500.
HA Sunday: The Winner was, unsurprisingly, Jill Thompson with her Sandman page sold for $9,000. The Black Cat illustration by Frank Cho went for $4,000, the Esad Ribic Thor Cover for $3,300 and the R. Crumb sketch page for $2,000.
The Green Arrow page by George Papp made $2,100, Ragman by Joe Kubert $1,600, Dale Keown’s Hulk $1,500 and Bob Brown‘s Batman original $1,300. A John Buscema Avengers page with Hercules made $2,600 while a late but not bad Conan page went for only $280.
This week on eBay
A good week on eBay, I’ll start with this Steve Epting Fantastic Four half-splash I really like, then the FF again with a Salvador Larroca page and a Namor Vs. Thing splash (joke not intended) by Stuart Immonen. I’ve been searching for a Paul Ryan FF page, this one is not the right page for me but still pretty good.
Nice Spider-Gwen page and an illustration by Greg Land, Amazing Spiderman page by Mario Alberti, a very cheap Neal Adams Thor commission, a Gene Colan Captain America #136 page with mismatched Colletta inks, Daredevil by Bob Brown and a nice Invaders page by Frank Robbins.
I never read the Suicide Squad so I can’t tell who are the characters on this page, but you should consider this Jim Lee original for $1,200 or best offer. And there’s another one for $2,000 OBO. A Wonder Woman page by George Perez, a nice Dick Dillin Blackhawk page, two Wonder Woman pages by Don Heck, a cheap full team JLA page by Paul Ryan, a Lois Lane/Superman page by Irv Novick and if you want a cheap, signed John Byrne page here’s an Atom original for $300 or Best Offer. Be quick with this Batman by David Finch, you have 4 hours from now.
If you want an Erik Larsen Savage Dragon page you should make an offer here, an early splash with a great image of the Dragon with the TMNT, try to agree on an offer and take it.
Heritage Sunday Auction
The best piece, for my tastes, is this Thing pinup from the Handbook by John Byrne. A Daredevil original by Gene Colan, Excalibur page by Alan Davis, Marc Sasso paints the scene of Spiderman rising out of the grave for a trading card, Red Sonja by Frank Thorne and an Avengers cover by Ty Templeton.
Two great Rune pages by Barry Smith (one, two), Siegel and Shuster on a Funnyman page, a very nice Captain 3D cover recreation by Joe Simon, a beautiful Paul Revere unpublished page by Alex Toth, a war title page by Sam Glanzman and a rare Mad page by Sergio Aragones.
Comic link Focused Auction
Not many big pieces in this auction but lots of nice little pages you may try to win for cheap. Here’s a very quick recap.
DC: a Gene Colan Batman page, a Full Catwoman commission by Darwin Cooke, a Green Lantern pinup by Gil Kane, a very busy JLA DPS by Doug Mahnke, a detailed Joker bust by Frank Quitely, an Impulse cover by Ethan Van Sciver, a Superman cover quality pinup by Jim Starlin and a Batman full figure sketch from 1993 by the late Norm Breyfogle.
Marvel: A full figure Thor sketch by Walt Simonson, a Mark Bagley page with many heroes, and many more in this DPS. A Conan title splash by John Buscema and a Hulk page by Sal, very nice Andy Kubert semi-splash with the Avengers and Fantastic Four. Silver Surfer by Ron Lim, Galactus Vs. Hulk splash by Ed McGuinness, a Spiderman illustration by Tim Sale, Hulk splash and Wolverine splash by Mark Texeira.
See you Next Week!!