Original Comic Art Tips #168 – Kirby, Wood, Sale!
Welcome to #168 of Original Comic Art Tips! Some big pieces on ebay and a great weekly HA auction.
Original Comic Art Auction Results
A Shang-Chi splash by Jim Starlin was sold for a $8k Best Offer (BTW, last week I received a flood of emails for the B.O. tutorial, I hope I replied to everybody, but if you’re waiting for a reply please write again!).
A John Wayne page by Frazetta/Williamson was sold for $3k, a Capullo/McFarlane Spawn page for a $2,5k B.O., a complete Grimjack issue by Tim Truman for a $4k B.O., Doc Ock by Ross Andru for $2k, the Cap pinup by Mike Zeck for $1,6k, a Prince Valiant panel by Foster for $1,5k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: a Gene Colan Wonder Woman splash went for $5,5k, a daily Dick Tracy with Tracy shooting a villain went for the same price, a MTU page by Herb Trimpe for $4,3k, the Carl Barks sketch for $2,6k.
Animation Auction: A Superfriends Batman layout by Alex Toth was sold for $1,4k, a Snoopy sketch by Charles Schulz for $2k.
Comiconnect: Ross Andru original art makes an auction record, with the Amazing Spidey cover sold for $108k before B.P., the Daredevil cover by Frank Miller went for $87k, the Gene Colan one for $56k, a Dr Strange cover by Gil Kane went for $20k, a Lois Lane cover sold for $14k is a record for Bob Oksner.
The X-Men DPS by Dave Cockrum went for $40k, the Spidey page by Todd McFarlane for $25k, the American Flagg pinup by Howard Chaykin was sold for a surprising $17,7k, the Sandman page by Marc Hempel for $13,7k.
Tessier-Sarrou: always amazed by prices for Asterix original art by Uderzo, a quick sketch was sold for €2,1k. I’ve been long outpriced. The sketched book by Manara/Pratt went for $1k, the Sky Doll page by Alessandro Barbucci for €4k, a Bouncer page by Boucq for €5,2k, Murena by Delaby for €4,4k, a Spirou page by Olivier Schwartz for €4,2k.
This week on eBay
Marvel: a Black Panther splash by Jack Kirby, a Spider-Man cover prelim by John Romita, the BIN isn’t bad. Iron-Man by Gene Colan, Fantastic Four by Sal Buscema, a cover quality Iron Man commission by Bob Layton.
Heritage Weekly Auction
DC: many pages by Eduardo Barreto, like this Teen Titans splash and and this Gotham Nights cover. Deadman by Garcia Lopez, an Atom page and a cover by Gil Kane, a Superboy cover by Kurt Schaffenberger and a pencil Superman page by Alex Ross.
A very nice auction, with many pieces well selected and for all tastes.
See you next week!