Original Comic Art Tips #142 – Tim Sale, Liefeld, Silvestri!
Welcome to #142 of Original Comic Art Tips! Many different auctions this week.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay Charity Auctions: the Hulk/Wolvie sketch by Sam Kieth went for $1,2k, the Hellboy illustration by Mike Mignola for $2,8k, then Wolverine for $2,2k, Screw-On Head for $1,2k and Gigantor for $1,3k.
A beautiful 1982 horror illustration by Mike Mignola went for a B.O. of $3k, the cover with Hellboy for $4,5k, a 1993 Spidey/Venom page by Mark Bagley for $4,7k. Last summer Bruce Timm head sketches had a $200 price tag, don’t know what happened.
I can’t follow well auctions on social media, but it seems like the Jim Lee X-Men page was sold on Twitter for $23k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: Norm Breyfogle wins with his Hellcat #1 cover sold for $4k, the Sgt Fury page by Dick Ayers makes more than usual at $3,3k, a bit surprised by this (exceptional) Conan/Sonja page by Buscema sold for $3,1k.
Sketches by Adam Kubert go for a lot of money if bought from reps, on auction you get one for $300.
The historic Animan origin layout by Wally Wood wasn’t seen by many historians, and was sold for $250…
This week on eBay
Marvel: Rob Liefeld is selling an unused New Mutants cover, a great Galactus splash by Sean Phillips from Marvel Zombies, an Iceman splash by Brandon Peterson, Cap and Daredevil bust commissions by Gene Colan.
Heritage Weekly Auction
A great Sergio Toppi page, let’s see the end price on this one on a foreign auction.
Always great auctions from Artcurial, here we have more than 300 original comic art lots, I remember some of them from a previous auction, maybe they were unsold? no time to go and check…
If you want a cheaper Franquin piece there’s this very nice Gaston sketch.
Catawiki Disney Auction
As I told you two weeks ago I’m regularly scouting the weekly Catawiki auctions and I’d like to do a regular section here, but I have not much time left, I’ll try to do it once in a while, for now.
the usual cheap comic strips and a nice Dick Tracy daily.
five Peanuts lots, three great strips from the ‘80s, like this one with Snoopy and Charlie Brown. If you want a cheaper Schulz piece you can try with this water damaged strip selling for $5k, a good restorer could probably save it.
For even less there’s a great Peanuts sketch from the ’50s.
Maison de ventes Good:
First time I see a comic art auction from this house, I found it on the always useful auction calendar in Comic Art Tracker. They’re selling a single collection of mostly Marvel and DC artwork, the highlights are a Wolverine cover by Kirk Jarvinen, a very nice X-Men page by Marc Silvestri and an uncredited Ron Lim Spider-Man page.
Whew! See you next week!!