Original Comic Art Tips #158 – Eisner, Byrne, AH!
Welcome to #158 of Original Comic Art Tips!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
ebay: a Swamp Thing painting by Mike Mignola went for almost $9k, a Frank Frazetta prelim went for $4,5k, a Conan page by John Buscema went for a surprising $2,8k, the Fantastic 4 storyboard by Kirby for $2,5k, a Batman commission by David Finch for a best price lower than $1,3k, a Spawn page by Capullo/McFarlane for $1k.
Heritage European Auction: the highest price is for the Peanuts Sunday, sold for $62k, the Flash Gordon Sunday pages by Alex Raymond went for $42k and $40k, a splash by Druillet went for $40k, the Spiderwoman cover by Milo Manara for $37k, the Blueberry page by Giraud went for $32k, it was already sold on HA in 2013 for almost $36k…
The Tank Girl pages all went for high prices, with the cover sold for $20k.
A Sean Murphy Batman splash went for more than $6k.
Some manga original art: a Candy Candy illustration went for $4,5k, a Shigero Mizuki illustration for $3,8k, a panel by Osamu Tezuka for $3,5k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: Frank Cho wins with a girl’s back paid $4,8k, the Usagi cover by Stan Sakai went for $3,2k, the Alex Ross page for $3,1k, the 1985 TMNT pinup by Kevin Eastman went for $2k and that’s all.
Comiclink Auction: the highest price paid was $11k for a Batman cover by Dick Giordano, then $7k for a Batgirl page by Don Heck, $5,7k for an Infinity Gauntlet page by Ron Lim, one by George Perez went for $5,3k, a Carnage origin splash by Ron Lim was sold for $3,7k, an X-Force splash by Greg Capullo for $3,5k.
Happy collectors took home a Flash cover by Francis Manapul for $800, a Venom page by Ron Lim for $700, a detailed Red Sonja cover prelim by Frank Thorne for $650, a Batman page by Don Newton for Less than $500, a great one by Scott McDaniel for $230, one by Tom Mandrake for $280, a Brave & Bold page by George Perez for $350.
This week on eBay
Adam Hughes – Phoenix Commission
Mike Mignola is selling a Mr. Peanut painting and Count Chockula, Tony the Tiger, Green Giant sketches.
Neal Adams just opened an ebay store with many sketches.
DC: I like a lot this Kung-Fu Fighter page by Jack Kirby, two great Wonder Woman pages by Don Heck, JLA by Dick Dillin, Robin by Alex Saviuk.
A low priced Batman commission by Chris Bachalo, a nice Superman page by Jim Starlin, a Green Lantern page by Gary Frank.
Let’s see the final price for this Catwoman blank by Bruce Timm.
Marvel: nice Power Man page by Kerry Gammill, great Star Wars page by Carmine Infantino, a Star Trek page and an early Fantastic 4 pinup by Dave Cockrum, a Spider-Man page by Marc Silvestri.
Look at these: a Fantastic Four half splash by John Byrne, a cover quality Carnage by Mark Bagley with a low price and a Phoenix pinup by Adam Hughes. Based on the latest results the price is good.
A great Spirit cover by Will Eisner with a low starting price. Run!
A 1985 color TMNT pinup by Eastman, Head Lopper by Andrew MacLean.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Frank Cho – original Illustration
DC: World’s Finest by Dick Dillin, the Atom by Gil Kane, Batman by Jim Aparo and a Superman/Wonder Woman DPS by Doug Mahnke.
Marvel only has a Shogun Warriors splash by Herb Trimpe in this auction…
A sexy cartoon by Dan De Carlo, the Goon by Eric Powell, a sexy pinup by Frank Cho, four Blackmark pages by Gil Kane, a Usagi paperback cover by Stan Sakai.
Strips: an early B.C. Sunday, a great Gordo Sunday, a Dennis the Menace panel by Hank Ketcham and a nice Axa daily by Romero.
A very nice Conan page by John Buscema, a Cap sketch by George Perez, a Thanos sketch by Adam Kubert, Spidey by Win Mortimer, SpiderWoman by John Byrne,
Strips: a funny Hagar daily, a Johnny Hazard, a beautiful Bringing Up Father Sunday.
See you next week!!