Original Comic Art Tips 182 – Original Art by Everybody & a Blog Post!
Welcome to #182 of Original Comic Art Tips!
Original Comic Art Auction Results
ebay: the title splash to Silver Surfer #73 by Ron Lim was sold for $10k, the Venom page for $8,2k, the Captain America (#427) cover by Dave Hoover for $8,8k, a Scarlet Spider (#1) cover by Mark Bagley for a $3k Best Offer, an Ultimate Spidey cover (#96) for $1,9k, the Silver Star page by Jack Kirby for $2,7k.
Catawiki Auctions: Frank Quitely came to a convention in Rome in 2019 and gave a free sketch to everybody who asked, I saw them selling for €600 since. This Superman (unpersonalized) went for more than €1k. A Rip Kirby strip by Alex Raymond went for €1,3k, the Elektra sketch by Sienkiewicz for €600, a nice Batman page by Tom Mandrake for only €350.
Heritage European Auction: many very high prices in this auction, the winner was Charles Burns with the cover to Raw #4 sold for more than $80k. Not an expert on Burns’ prices, I know that they’re high, and this was a historic piece.
An incredible record for this Tank Girl cover by Jamie Hewlett sold for almost $70k, which triples the price of the last cover sold on HA just six months ago.
$40k for this Tintin illustration is low compared to the usual prices for Hergé original art, an unrepeatable opportunity for somebody not rich enough to pay a million for original art. I already reported how the quick Tintin sketches are growing: €800 one year ago, €1,2/1,5k in the last months, and now this one sold for $2,2k (€1,9k).
The Silver Surfer page by Moebius went for $37k, all of the pieces by Giraud were sold for high prices, like this early Blueberry page sold for the same $37k. Gold medal high jump for Don Rosa, with this Uncle Scrooge page sold for $27k. Everybody already commented on this Sin City page by Miller sold for $16k, almost double what was expected.
The Peanuts daily at Nate Sanders’ was sold for $49k.
This week on eBay
DC: last week’s classic Superman splash by Dan Jurgens still has 2 days to go, currently at $12k. A Batman commission by Bernie Wrightson, Flash by Don Heck, an Anarky page by Norm Breyfogle, Robin by Graham Nolan, Harley by Garcia Lopez.
Marvel: a Spider-Man page by Tim Sale, Dr. Strange by Gene Colan, a Frankenstein half splash and a Howard the Duck page by Val Mayerik, a great Dr. Doom page and a Two In One by Herb Trimpe, White Tiger by Giffen.
A Death illustration by Marc Hempel, Promethea by J.H. Williams, a very detailed Aliens cover by Mark Nelson, Judge Dredd by Brendan McCarthy, a top Dawn illustration by Linsner, a Ring page by Gil Kane.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: Captain America by Ron Lim, a Galactus splash by Pat Olliffe, a Hulk splash by Pacheco, a Thanos splash by Romita Jr., a nice Spider-Man page by Alex Saviuk, a Kickers Inc. cover by Scott Williams.
Heritage Signature Auction part 3: interior art
Hard to choose what to leave out, when all of the pages look great..!
Let’s start from the top: the first appearance of Daredevil from #1 by Bill Everett, early Spider-Man original art by Steve Ditko, Swamp Thing by Wrightson, Daredevil by Mazzucchelli, a Thanos page by George Perez, X-Men art by Jim Lee, Fantastic Four by Romita, Avengers by Michael Golden, New Mutants by Liefeld.
Artists with multiple great pieces like Jack Kirby, look at this Fantastic Four page, Barry Smith, with some Conan pages, many X-Men pages by Cockrum, here’s Nightcrawler origins from Giant-Size #1. hard choice for Frank Miller, here’s Daredevil, Warlock by Starlin, Silver Surfer by Buscema, Many Fantastic Four pages by Byrne, Longshot by Art Adams.
New Blog Post: eBay Top 10 Winter 2021
Here’s a new blog post on the ComicArt.Tips website, a top 10 of the highest auction end prices in Winter 2021 – followed by a top 10 of charity auctions!
See you next week!