Paul Smith, Portacio, Garcia Lopez! Original Comic Art Tips #193
Welcome to #193 of Original Comic Art Tips!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Hulk illustration by Jim Starlin went for $7k, a Phoenix cover by Adam Kubert for $5k, a What If cover by Jorge Molina for $2,8k, the Grendel page by Matt Wagner for $2,2k, a Spidey page by Jerry Bingham for $2,5k, a Namor page by John Buscema for $1,6k, a Silver Surfer page by Ron Lim for $1,5k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the Supergirl cover by Garcia Lopez went for $10k, the Spidey cover by Ron Wilson for $9k, a Batman page by Capullo for $1,2k. A nice Atom page by Byrne was sold for $500, Garfield strips this week, went pretty cheap… this one from 1990 for $400, this one from 1992 for less.
Take note: a digital art “monoprint” of a Star Wars page by Salvador Larroca went for €350.
Cornette de Saint Cyr: a Manara page went for a big €22k, the first Buck Danny page for €17k, a quick Asterix sketch by Uderzo for almost €4k, just last year I was surprised by sketches going for €1,5k.
Fakes alert: there’s an auction of fake sketches, the names are the usual ones, preferred by forgers, like Schulz, Dr. Seuss, Groening. Go read the very funny descriptions under sketches drawn by “Walt Disney”.
This week on eBay
Marvel: a Micronauts cover by Bob Layton, Fantastic Four pages by John Buscema and Keith Pollard, Iron-Man by Trimpe, Thor by Jim Starlin, a Conan splash by Gary Kwapisz and a page by Kayanan, a good Valkyrie cover by Mahmud Asrar.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Strips: this is the kind of thing I like, a collection of 33 small sketches by Bob Kane, Walt Simonson, Charles Schulz, Chester Gould and more.
A Druuna page by Serpieri, a beautiful cover by Giardino, a Gesebel cover by Corteggi, 2 Giuseppe Bergman strips by Manara, a nude and a Ranx pinup by Liberatore, a Samurai illustration by Sergio Toppi, a Valentina by Crepax, I Briganti by Magnus.
Heritage Signature Auction part 2 of 2
Daniel Maghen Auctions
As it usually happens with Maghen, there’s an incredible selection of pieces that makes me feel very poor.
Then a big auction of Jazz Maynard pages and illustrations by Roger, I like them all, so here’s a random link.
On to other (reatively) less-pricey pieces. A Blueberry page by Giraud, many originals by Vance, like this beautiful Bruce Hawker cover and this XIII page. Several pages and illustrations by Manara, Djinn by Miralles, Valerian by Mezieres, Lauffray, Pellerin, Guarnido, Pratt and many others.
A nice auction, but with the bad luck of ending the same day as the Maghen one.
There’s also a section of top sketched books, look at this Little Nemo by Moebius.
See you next week!!