Trimpe Hulk, Chaykin, Wood! – Original Comic Art Tips #189
Welcome to #189 of Original Comic Art Tips!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Klaus Janson Daredevil page (over lightboxed Miller pencils) went for $4,5k. The Star Wars page by Carmine Infantino for $3,8k, a Star Wars cover by Mike Mayhew for $3k, the She-Hulk page by John Byrne went for $3,4k.
After the end of the auction, the seller of the Spidey back cover by Win Mortimer confessed it was a vintage stat, so the sale was canceled. At least it was not a fake print.
Heritage Weekly Auction: the Sgt. Fury page by Dick Ayers went for $5,7k, the Pogo daily for $3,8k, a sexy cartoon by Dan De Carlo for $3,7k, an Archie cover by Samm Schwartz for $3,2k, a Star Hawks strip by Gil Kane for a surprising $1,2k.
Comiclink: J. Scott Campbell wins for the second time in a row, with a Spider-Gwen cover sold for $10k. Don’t you think a Stan Lee signature on modern art devalues it? I do.
Based on recent cover prices and the popularity of Andy Kubert‘s DC artwork, I thought this cover would go higher.
Come back next week for the best deals on Comiclink..!
I don’t report here about Japanese Mandarake auctions (not enough time/space/interest), but I do follow them. I just want you to see this Doraemon Shikishi sketch, which sold for $78k…
This week on eBay
Imagine being in front of John Romita, he’s ready to draw a sketch for you… and which character do you ask? Bulldozer from the Wrecking Crew. End.
BTW, there’s a vintage Spider-Man/Black Cat commission by John Romita Jr.
Last week’s X-Men page by Jim Lee (BIN was at $8,5k) is now at auction, let’s see.
Heritage Weekly Auction
DC: Superman by Dick Dillin, World’s Finest by Garcia Lopez, Adam Strange by Infantino, a full team All-Star page by Joe Staton, a Vertigo cover by Kaluta, Witching Hour original art by Chris Bachalo.
I always preferred the humor style by Ross Andru, here’s a nice page.
A great American Flagg illustration by Howard Chaykin, a sexy cartoon by Dan De Carlo, a beautifully drawn Creepy story by Jerry Grandenetti, a Warlord of Mars cover by Joe Jusko, a color illustration by Alex Nino.
I first heard of the early ligne-claire 1949 album by Laudy Hassan et Kaddour a couple of years ago and loved the art. Now an Artist’s Edition style volume is coming out, and they’re selling 50 original pages to go with it. This is my favorite one, but they’re all great.
See you next week!