Original Comic Art Tips #170 – BWS, Deodato, Keown!
Welcome to #170 of Original Comic Art Tips! with 2021 we start the 5th year of this newsletter, and we start with a great ebay section, with many high end listings.
Original Comic Art Auction Results.
ebay: Mike Mignola‘s weekly charity auctions ended on Dec. 31 with this “thank you” illustration, sold for $7,9k. According to Mike’s social media the total raised since April is $420k (!!!). Last week’s “Happy Holidays” illustration went for $3,6k, and the cover to Zombie World #1 was sold by another seller for $8,3k.
A Jeff Jones painting was sold for $4k, the Hulk page by Herb Trimpe for $2,7k, a Batman cover by Mike Allred for $2,5k, the Dreadstar page by Jim Starlin for $2,1k, a set of prelims by Vaughn Bode for $2,5k, a Black Cat splash by Lee Elias for $2k, the pinup by Milton Caniff for $1,9k, a Batman/Grendel page by Matt Wagner and a Deadpool cover by Chip Zdarsky for $1,5k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the highest price was $2,8k for a Rip Kirby strip by Alex Raymond, low prices for a Cyborg cover by Tony Daniel, sold for $600, and a Jim Starlin page with all of the Cosmic characters sold for $500. Not much else to see.
This week on eBay
DC: right at the beginning of the new year Jim Lee started drawing the few remaining charity sketches. #54/60 is Black Adam, #55/60 is Green Lantern and #56/60 is a cover quality, beautiful Batwoman. If you want to spend less, the Milestone half splash is still going.
Brian Stelfreeze‘s classic, painted Batman covers from the ’90s rarely go for sale, here’s one. A Wonder Woman page by Don Heck, Jimmy Wakely by Joe Kubert, the Superpowers page by Jack Kirby is going.
Marvel: yes. There’s a Conan page by BWS on ebay, and it’s ending today.
John Romita Jr. has been drawing $150 head sketch commissions for some months, this seller is flipping six for $300.
This seller is auctioning his collection of 8 Dune pages by Bill Sienkiewicz. There’s the title splash to #2 and to #3, beware of prices: this one was sold on HA in may for $6k, this one in September 2019 for $1k.
Heritage Weekly Auction
DC: three great Wonder Woman pages by Gene Colan. A splash, an half-splash and a page. Deadman by Garcia Lopez, Swamp Thing by Nestor Redondo, a JLA cover by Howard Porter, a Batman commission by Kelley Jones and two nice JSA pages by Tony Harris.
Heritage Signature Auction part 2 of 3 – Strips!
Last week we looked into this auction’s original cover art, come back next week for part 3: interior art.
We start with very rare Yellow Kid original art by Outcault, probably the first time I link to one since I started doing this newsletter.
The usual big pile of Garfield original art, here’s a 1979 Sunday strip.
See you next week!!