Original Comic Art Tips #176 – Art Adams, Mignola, Byrne, Deodato!!
Welcome to #176 of Original Comic Art Tips! Really a good week, with many interesting results and big surprises in each section!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: an incredible all-Batman page by Jim Lee was sold for $7,7k (not much for the quality), a detailed Batman sketch, also by Jim, for an $875 Best Offer (again not much), a Zap! Comics page by Robert Williams went for $7,5k.
Hero Initiative Charity: the J. Scott Campbell/David Nakayama pinup went for a big $19,2k, the Matt Wagner/Tim Sale for $5,8k, J.G. Jones/Paul Renaud for $2,2k, the great illustration by Camuncoli/Checchetto for only $1k, Mike McKone/Tom Raney for $900.
Somebody was very lucky in buying a historic Superman/Spider-Man cover prelim by John Buscema for a $750 B.O.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the Fantastic Four page by John Buscema was sold for $7,8k, the JLA page by George Perez for $6,6k, the F4 splash by Ron Wilson for $5k, the Wolvie sketch by John Byrne for $3,3k.
The Hellraiser page by Mike Mignola went for $1,8, affordable for today’s prices…
Then a thousand Dr. Strange pages, with a Gene Colan sold for $4,3k, Dan Adkins for $2,4k, Marshall Rogers for $3,2k, and a Chris Bachalo page sold for more than usual at $950. An X-Men page, also by Bachalo went for $800, with this evaluation yardstick I’d probably sell my X-Men DPS paid $300 just a few years ago…
A Batman & Robin pinup credited to Bob Kane went for $2,6k. Probably everybody now thinks all sketches by “Kane” are fake or this would sell for 10 times.
I know Jason Fabok is a hot artist, but paying $3k for a Batman bust seems too much…
Remember the Mafalda sketches by Quino sold recently for €1k? This one went for $400. As usual, there were many quality pieces sold for cheap prices, come back next week for a list!
This week on eBay
Hero Initiative charity auctions: a cover quality X-Men illustration by Art Adams and Nick Bradshaw, X-Factor by Whilce Portacio & Larry Stroman, Gambit/Rogue by Phil Noto & Jorge Molina, Star Wars by Olivier Vatine & Bengal, Gabriele Dell’Otto sent a published Punisher cover.
DC: a Batman page and a Doom Patrol page by John Byrne, a Batman ‘66 cover by Mike Allred, a Batman page by Matt Wagner, a rare bust Batman sketch and a rare 4 character sketch by Walt Simonson, a $300 Batman sketch by John Romita Jr., a color Superman sketch by Jerry Ordway, The Shadow by Kaluta, Doc. Manhattan by Gary Frank.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Strips: a big and varied selection of comic strip art, this week, there’s much more than I can include here. My favorite piece is this Bringing Up Father color illustration, I hoped it would slip unnoticed but, with 90 watchers, I doubt it will remain low. A great On Stage Sunday, nice Sunday strips also for Archie, Big Ben Bolt, Apt. 3G, Rusty Riley.
Some nice things to see, with a lower than we’re used to reserve price.
An A+X cover a Cable cover and a great Hawkeye cover by Mike Deodato Jr., some Punisher covers and commissions by Tim Bradstreet, Scalped pages by Guera, 100 Bullets pages by Risso, a Vampirella cover by Lucio Parrillo, and many more.
A Corto Maltese strip by Hugo Pratt with no reserve, Druuna by Serpieri, a Swamp Thing page by Breccia, a Model Sheet by Magnus, Mickey Mouse by Mottura and I like a lot this Captain Erik page by Micheluzzi.
Hakes Auction part 1 of 2 – Strips!
A great auction, with a big selection of art from all kinds of comics. We start with strips, come back next week for superheroes and action/adventure original art.
The most important pieces are this beautiful 1931 Mickey Mouse daily by Floyd Gottfredson, only starring Minnie is another daily, but it’s the oldest strip by Gottfredson ever offered for sale. A rare 1931 Earl Duvall daily, and also from 1931, is this Dick Tracy daily, only two months after his debut on the comics page.
A funny 1915 Buster Brown Sunday by Outcault, several early Rube Goldberg machines, a Prince Valiant title panel by Foster, a Superman daily by Win Mortimer, and a quick but lively Uncle Scrooge doodle by Carl Barks.
See you Next Week!!