Sienkiewicz, Romita Jr, Alan Davis! – Original Comic Art Tips #199
Welcome to #199 of Original Comic Art Tips! July and August are traditionally slow months for auctions, I managed to find a few nice pieces to see.
Original Comic Art Auction Results
eBay: the 60 sketches by Jim Lee ended with a big bang, #60 – Jason Todd was sold for $25,1k (I had no time to finish the recap blog post, fingers crossed for next week…). The Skrull splash by Sal Buscema went for $1,4k, a Nightwing splash by Tony Daniel for a Best Offer lower than $1,1k. $2,250 seems too much for a Spectre sketch by Neal Adams… I had the bad idea of checking the previous price for this piece on Heritage, it was sold in April 2021 (4 months ago, you know…) for $1,380, and they say prices are crazy. It’s funny that you could probably commission him to draw a similar piece for $7-800.
Heritage Weekly Auction: our usual winner is Dick Ayers, but this time with almost $11k paid for this Sgt. Fury page. A Little Nemo Sunday drawn by the son of Winsor McKay went for more than $5k, the Batman page by John Buscema went for $3,8k, the Superman page for $1,4k, the Ms. Marvel page by Sal Buscema went for $2,2k,
This week on eBay
A Batman page by the great Colan/Janson team, a Batman for charity by Matt Wagner, a Batman/Deathblow page by Lee Bermejo, a Birds of Prey illustration by Ed Benes and a Supergirl sketch by J. Scott Campbell.
A lot of 35 sketches by pro and amateur artists, the big name is Jim Lee, but the Batman sketch is probably the only fake of the group.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Marvel: a Cloak & Dagger page by Art Adams, a Spidey page by Romita Jr., a very nice Elektra pinup by Bill Sienkiewicz, an Iron-Man trading card painted by Simon Bisley, a Thanos page by Alan Davis, a Spidey page by Ed McGuinness.
DC: a Teen Titans page by George Perez, a Superman page by Dan Jurgens, a Superman cover by Ian Churchill, a Batman splash by Aron Wiesenfeld, a Wonder Woman prelim by Alex Ross, a Fables cover prelim and a Death sketch by James Jean.
An early Alan Ford page by Magnus, early Zagor by Ferri, a page by Sergio Toppi, a painted page by Gipi, Il Maestro by Aldo Di Gennaro, a Maser sketch by Frezzato, Paperinik by Silvia Ziche, a Druuna coloring page by Serpieri.
Heritage Animation Auction
A few comic artists’ pieces between 1000’s of animation cels.
Two Felix sketches by Pat Sullivan, a layout for a painting and a ducks model sheet by Carl Barks, an illustration and a page by Hank Porter, two Disney studies by Mike Ploog, an animation drawing by Jack Kirby.
Nate Sanders Auction
See you next week!!