Original Comic Art Tips #162 – Leonardi, Bachalo, Jim Lee!
Welcome to #162 of Original Comic Art Tips!! very long update, let’s go!
ebay: a classic Velvet Glove page by Daniel Clowes went for $6k, a Just Imagine Wonder Woman illustration by Jim Lee was sold for $4,250, a Batman/Catwoman commission by Riccardo Federici for $3k, Barbarians by Mike Mignola all remained within $1k, a Dr. Strange page by Marshall Rogers for $3,3k, an Aliens/Predator page by Chris Warner for $3,1k, a Painted Batman by Neal Adams for $2,2k.
Heritage Weekly: the first appearance of Harley Quinn took this Yvel Guichet page to $3,1k, a Cerebus/Spawn variant by Dave Sim for $2,8k, the Batman cover by Jim Aparo went for $2,1k, a Legion page by Joe Staton for $2k. I forgot (as usual) to bid on this Wizard of ID Sunday and it obviously went for half the regular price… Look at this nice Supergirl page by Carmine Infantino sold for $360.
A classic Blaze cover by Ron Wagner, inked by an uncredited Bill Sienkiewicz went for $900, great catch. A great Thor page by Mike Deodato for $600, a Thor and Cap title splash for $950, a very nice Thor page by John Buscema for $1,3k.
Catawiki: the Blueberry drawing by Giraud went for a surprising €4,2k, I was surprised by the last Mafalda doodle by Quino sold for €1k. This one almost doubled that price. The Marsupilami sketch by Franquin went instead for a pretty low €500.
This week on eBay
An inspired Jim Lee Gambit commission for Charity.
The limited Byrne book from IDW with a detailed Thing sketch. I’ll take it.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Love this MAD Addams Family parody by Bill Elder.
Heritage Signature Auction – Covers/Illustrations
DC: a Batman cover by Bernie Wrightson, JLA by Neal Adams, Superman by Gil Kane. The cover to JLA #1 by Howard Porter, a Batman cover by John Romita Jr., a New Frontier pinup by Darwin Cooke and an Harley Quinn color pinup by Bruce Timm.
As you can expect from Christie’s this is a top quality auction, every piece is worth seeing, I’ll select the best of the best.
Artists with multiple top pieces: a painted page by Bilal, a Largo Winch cover and a beautiful illustration by Francq, some Blueberry pages by Giraud, an Arzach illustration and an Incal page by Moebius, many by Hergé, like this Ottokar page, Manara has many classic and modern pieces, I’ll choose the one without nudity, a beautiful Wonder Woman cover, an Adèle page by Tardi and a 1996 Asterix cover by Uderzo.
An All Star Batman cover by Frank Miller.
Urania Aste part 1 of 2
The usual great selection of worldwide comic art, here’s a look at the first half of the catalog.
Leaving out the early Hugo Pratt art and the illustration section we start with a beautiful Torpedo page by Bernet. Nick Carter by Bonvi, Esterno Notte by Gipi, Coccobill by Jacovitti, a beautiful group of painted character portraits by Magnus, a Tex painting by Ticci.
A Scalped page by Guera, a Batman page by Rick Leonardi, a Flintstones daily by Hazelton, a Batman page by Shawn McManus, Ultimate X-Men by Andy Kubert, an OMAC splash by Giffen, a Johnny Hazard daily.
See you next week!!