Original Comic Art Tips #174 – Mignola, Charest, Segar!
Welcome to #174 of Original Comic Art Tips!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the quick Frank Frazetta sketch was sold for $2,5k, a Spider-Man cover prelim by John Romita for $2,4k, the sketched book for $1,2k, a Bloom County daily for $1,7k, a splashy Darkness page by Marc Silvestri for a $1,5k Best Offer, a Zatoichi DVD cover by Sienkiewicz for $1k, an X-Men splash by Chris Bachalo for $1k. The British Spidey splash credited to Don Heck again for $1k. Note: A Maus sketch by Art Spiegelman was sold for $1,9k.
John Buscema family sketches: the Spider-Man was, in the end, a good deal at $1,6k, the great but unsigned Wolverine for $1,4k, the color Venom for $1k. The Punisher and Carnage sketches remained very affordable at $650.
Speaking of affordable art, we have a 1940 Terry daily by Caniff sold for $750, a Spidey page by Chris Bachalo sold for the same price, and all of the Bronze Age Marvel pages: with the exception of the Morbius page by Redondo, sold for $1,4k, they all stayed under $1k. Iron-Man by Tuska for $950, Thor, also by Tuska for $630, the great Dracula page for $550, Frankenstein by Val Mayerik for $600, Loki by Gil Kane for $550, and the Perez page for only $300.
Heritage Weekly Auction: I’m a big Gill Fox fan, but I totally overlooked this WWII panel cartoon sold for $2,6k. Monster sketches by Wally Wood are going for high prices, this one went for $2,4k. $2,3k is a pretty high price for a Secret War page by Gabriele Dell’Otto, but it was a particularly strong piece. The Wash Tubbs daily went for $1,8k, a Gumby page by Art Adams for a little less, this Defenders page by Don Perlin for $660 was a good catch.
A 1941 Letter written by Jerry Siegel to Sheldon Mayer was sold at Nate Sanders’ for $2,5k.
This week on eBay
I like this Sandman commission by Gary Frank, a Superman page by Bob McLeod, Kevin Maguire is selling a recreation of one of his JLA covers, a Sara Pichelli Death commission, and the Deadman commission by Chris Samnee is still going.
Marvel: three Conan pages, one with Buscema layouts and heavy but nice looking inks by Danny Bulanadi, one by Infantino and Alcala, one by Rudy Nebres. I like a lot this Spidey cover layout by John Romita. Also by Romita is this Spider-Man sketch.
A 1996 cover for Wondercon by Mike Mignola, with many characters including Hellboy, a quick Hellboy sketch, a 1993 TMNT page by Jim Lawson, a Verotik pinup by Martin Emond, an Archie cover by Dan De Carlo, a Golden Age page by George Tuska.
Strips: just a funny Tumbleweeds Sunday.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: Dracula original art by Gene Colan, Morbius by Paul Gulacy, a Conan daily by John Buscema, Fantastic Four by Rich Buckler, Wolverine and Spider-Man pages by Simone Bianchi, Iron-Man and X-Men pages by John Romita Jr.
Two very rare pages by Kevin O’Neill, Marshal Law, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. A monster trading card by Bernie Wrightson, Corum by Mignola, a Grendel page by Matt Wagner, Mickey Mouse by Massimo De Vita.
A big selection of strips, classics, and semi-obscure: you’ve already seen the beautiful Popeye sketch by Segar, a Polly and her Pals Sunday, a Rip Kirby by Alex Raymond, a Pogo daily, a B.C. Sunday, another early Wash Tubbs daily, a 1985 Garfield, a Dennis the Menace Sunday, and many, many more.
ComicLink Focused Auction part 2 of 2
An Infinity Abyss splash by Jim Starlin (the full issue was sold on HA in 2019), there’s also a Thanos DPS. Infinity Gauntlet original art by George Perez, a Ms. Marvel cover by Valerio Schiti, a Valkyrie splash by Matteo Scalera.
A Natacha Illustration by Walthery, a nice page by Dodier, Tanguy by Jijé, a Bob Morane page, and an XIII sketch by Vance, a Chick Bill cover by Tibet, a Rapaces pinup by Enrico Marini, a Lucky Luke sketch by Morris.
First time I see an auction from this house.
Vermot & Associés
See you next week!