Welcome to #93 of Original Comic Art Tips!!
Original Comic Art Auction Results.
eBay: the She-Hulk half splash by John Byrne went for $3,750, the X-Men page by Dave Cockrum for $2,600, the Wolverine page by Buscema/Sienk for $2,000, the Witchblade cover by Terry Dodson for $1,000 and the three pages of Preacher original art were sold for $611.333 each…
ComicLink: Jock sketches are VERY in demand lately, the Batman sketch made $2,700. Is the Amalgam crossover coming back in the mind of comic art collectors? A Butch Guice splash was sold for $2,700. The Kirby page and the Wenzel Moon Knight went for $2,000.
Now for the usual bargain section of every CL auction, look at that nice Romita Jr. Spider-Man page sold for $750 and the Avengers art for $350. Old Adam Hughes prelims seem to me like a good way to take home a nice piece without having to spend $2k for a tiny commission… look at this nice Vampirella sold for $450 and this Wonder Woman for $300.
If you were interested in art auctioned by Hakes and Profiles in History they’re ending today.
This week on eBay
Summer is going strong, nothing sensational this week on eBay, but many little nice things.
Clark Kent by Gary Frank, Superman original art by Chris Samnee, another Harley Quinn sketch + action figure set by Jim Lee, a Green Lantern cover by Pat Gleason, a Teen Titans cover by Tony Daniel, a JSA cover by Cliff Chiang.
A Spider-Man page by Mike Wieringo, a Rogue splash by Yanick Paquette, very nice Avengers action page by Matteo Scalera, a Thor DPS by Chris Sprouse, nice Punisher semi-splash by Bill Reinhold and a beautiful Emma Frost watercolor by Jeff Dekal.
I loved the Labyrinth movie when I was a kid, I just discovered John Buscema was the artist on the adaptation, this seller has three pages.
A TMNT cover by Kevin Eastman, a Dawn Painting by Linsner and some nice Tarzan strips: a Sunday by John Celardo and dailies by Dan Barry and Bob Lubbers. There’s also a very nice Corrigan daily by Al Williamson.
Heritage Sunday Auction
Look at the incredible background details in this League of Extraordinary Gentlemen page by Kevin O’Neill. A nice Hellboy page by P. Craig Russell, early American Flagg page by Howard Chaykin and a 1974 Star Trek illustration by John Byrne.
Strips: a Mandrake MAD parody strip by Wally Wood, a quick sketch by Winsor McKay is interesting, considering the price of his published originals, a Buster Brown panel by Richard Outcault. B.C., Rip Kirby, Garfield and Zits dailies.
Heritage Charity Auction for Larry Shell
Longtime collector, comics pro and Comic Art Tips reader Larry Shell is having a difficult time and needs help. Many of his cartoonist friends donated original art that will be inside Heritage’s Sunday auction on July, 21.
If you want to see all the pieces on auction here’s a link, and here are my highlights: a Xenozoic Tales illustration by Mark Schultz, a great Masks cover, starring several Golden Age heroes and a detailed Archangel splash by Butch Guice, a Batman portrait by Neal Adams, a Dawn pinup by J.M. Linsner.
There are also a beautiful 1978 illustration by Art Spiegelman, an incredible Daniel Clowes ink portrait of Frankenstein’s Monster, a Best of EC Comics Artist’s Edition signed by Al Feldstein and many other nice pieces. Go take a look!
Heritage Science Fiction Illustration Auction
Yesterday I went to see all the listings in this auction thinking “maybe there’s an illustration drawn by a comic artist…”. You bet there were, but I had to scroll several pages to find them, that’s my job here..! 😅
The most famous science fiction artist in comics was Wally Wood, and there are not one but 14 pieces. Some pen and ink, some B/W and some color paintings! The big one is this Weird Science cover color recreation, then a very nice 1958 book cover, a color prelim and a nice cover color guide by Marie Severin.
See you next week!!