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Original Comic Art Tips #141 - Thor Original Art by Simonson!!

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Welcome to #141 of Original Comic Art Tips! several new auctions, many results and some surprises on
 
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Original Comic Art Tips
Welcome to #141 of Original Comic Art Tips! several new auctions, many results and some surprises on ebay. Sorry for being late, this week, working from home takes me a lot of time.
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
ebay charity sketches: the Batman sketch by Sam Kieth went for $2k, the Batman page by Sean Murphy went for $2,5k, the Antman sketch by Mike Mignola went for $2k.
Jim Lee paused his daily sketches, he wrote this on social media: “Obviously, I have held up my fundraising activity for comic shops during this pandemic. That will resume when appropriate.” while at the same time announcing that he’s selling one of his X-Men pages on Twitter, again for charity (it ends tonight BTW).
Non Charity: Remember the Jim Lee Batman/Robin commission that stayed unsold and overpriced on ebay for at least a year? The new prices finally helped the sale, and it was sold for $17k. A year ago that price sounded insane.
A Psylocke sketch that was put for sale lately, after the first charity auctions, went for a Best Offer of $16,5k.
A Bob Budiansky Ghost Rider splash went for $3k, an Ultimate Spidey cover by Mark Bagley for $4k (B.O.), a very nice Spidey/Daredevil page from the ‘90s for a $1,350 B.O., the great Conan page by John Buscema for $2,3k.
The Ultimate Stan Lee collectible, a Spider-Man sketch card from the Silver Age Set went for $1,7k.
I really can’t believe this one, seems like an incredible Hulk/Ghost Rider pinup by Gil Kane was sold for $2,1k, at first I thought it was an overpriced stat, but the whiteout marks and faded signature make me think it’s real.
A lucky week. Somebody was browsing ebay at the right time, two early Shadowhawk pages by Jim Valentino were quickly sold for a $400 buy it now, an half splash from #1 and a full splash from #2, their real value is (at least) $1,800-2,000.
Heritage Weekly Auction: Jae Lee wins, with an Hellshock pinup sold for $2,7k. Sgt Fury by Dick Ayers makes $2,6k, Love & Rockets original Art by Jaime Hernandez $2,1k.
The nice Deadman page by Garcia Lopez for less than $800 was a great catch, the Wolverine cover by Mike Perkins went for $500, a Captain America splash by Dan Jurgens for $450, the Doug Wildey page for less than $300, a Green Arrow page by Jim Aparo for $75.
Urania Aste: the Sam Pezzo Illustration by Giardino was sold for €6k, the Alex Ross illustration was sold after the auction with a base price of €7,5k, the Ticonderoga title page by Hugo Pratt for €3,7k, the two Tex strips by Magnus went for €2k each.
The Carl Barks Donald sketch was sold for $1,7. Not the best Barks piece, but a finished drawing for that price is almost impossible to find.
A detailed Topolino cover prelim by Cavazzano went for €200, a finished cover for €425. Good deals.
A '70s Thor page by John Buscema for €3,5k, a nice Spidey page by Sal for €1,3k. A Kirby/Wood Challengers page went for €4,4k.

This week on eBay
Walt Simonson - Thor Original Comic Art
Walt Simonson - Thor Original Comic Art
Charity: Hulk/Wolverine by Sam Kieth, Wolverine, Hellboy, Screw-on Head and Gigantor by Mike Mignola. Gene Ha is auctioning a Superman DPS.
Hero Initiative is selling some pieces drawn on their small, branded paper. Here’s a nice Superman by Kevin Nowlan.
Marvel: everybody is watching (and bidding on) this Thor pinup by Walt Simonson, it already surpassed the $2k asked lately for a set of 10 commissions, but they will be without background, this one is a full illustration.
A color Goblin Queen pinup by Bruce Timm, the price is pretty good.
The Dracula page by Gene Colan is still going and still below its market price, a Werewolf page by Ron Wilson, Spidey by Alex Saviuk and Tom Grindberg, a small but published Firestar pinup by Art Adams.
A nice Wolverine commission by Mark Texeira, Black Cat and Spider-Gwen by Greg Land, a Storm sketch by Jim Cheung.
DC: this seller put for sale many Bruce Timm head Sketches, sadly all slabbed.
Batman original art by Jim Aparo, an Outsiders cover by Matthew Clark, Green Lantern by Norm Breyfogle.
A Steve Ditko page from his self published comics and a signed 1965 letter.
An Hellboy cover by Mike Mignola, a Sin City page by Frank Miller, a nice Invincible cover by Ryan Ottley.
This seller has several Reg'Lar Fellers Sunday strips.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Norm Breyfogle - Hellcat Original Cover Art
Norm Breyfogle - Hellcat Original Cover Art
DC: somebody consigned a big lot of vintage Batman commissions… Dan Adkins, a quick John Byrne sketch, Dave Cockrum, Adam Kubert, Batman-no-legs by Ed McGuinness, a beautiful Batman & Robin illustration by Nestor Redondo, rare Batman by Charles Vess, a faded Mike Zeck.
Published Batman art by Jim Aparo, Jim Balent, Pat Broderick, Butch Guice.
Great Batman family illustration by Mike Deodato, Superman pages by Murphy Anderson, the usual dozen by Swan/Anderson, a Superman cover by Ethan VanSciver and a Demon pinup by Bruce Timm.
Marvel: nice Sgt. Fury page by Dick Ayers, very nice Conan/Red Sonja page by John Buscema, great Conan Sunday strip by Ernie Chan.
A Namor splash and a complete What The? story by Marie Severin, an early Dazzler page by John Romita Jr.
The X-Men by Michael Golden, X-Factor by Marc Silvestri, Dr. Strange by Butch Guice.
A Wolverine commission by George Perez, a Spidey/Namor splash by Tom Lyle, look at this Hellcat-Avengers cover by Norm Breyfogle.
A Ruse cover by Butch Guice, an Aliens painting by Simon Bisley, a rare Popeye cover by George Wildman.
Strips: a 1956 beetle Bailey Sunday, an early Dondi Sunday, a Donald Duck daily by Taliaferro, a funny Garfield daily and a Ben Casey daily by Neal Adams.
Tessier-Sarrou Auctions
Moebius - The Incal Original Comic Art
Moebius - The Incal Original Comic Art
A great auction, most of the bigger names in European comic art are represented, both in published original art and signed sketches.
Let’s start with published pieces: a Murena page by Delaby, a Vaillant cover by Graton.
Several Manara pieces, like a nice half splash from Le Singe and a full figure woman drawing with a low estimation.
An Incal page by Moebius, XIII by Vance, Ric Hochet by Tibet, a Titeuf pinup by Zep.
Seems like even quick sketches by Uderzo have grown, lately.
Now some sketched books with more affordable prices: three by Jean Giraud, and Indian warrior and two Blueberry profiles (one, two).
Then Bilal, a rare Freddy Lombard sketch by Chaland, Schuiten, a detailed Murena by Delaby, a really quick, but beautiful sketch by Hugo Pratt, a rare Castafiore by Hergé, many Gaston sketches by Franquin, this one is my favorite.
Potter & Potter auctions
Disney's The Christmas Carol Original Comic Art
Disney's The Christmas Carol Original Comic Art
Not much to see besides this beautiful Disney Sunday strip adapting the Christmas Carol cartoon.
Two Dick Tracy specialty sketches (one, two) by Chester Gould, the second one looks like it may be from the ‘30s.
See you next week!!
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