View profile

Original Comic Art Tips #175 - Campbell, Buscema, Neal Adams!

February 5 · Issue #175 · View online
Original Comic Art Tips
Welcome to #175 of Original Comic Art Tips!!
Original Comic Art Auction Results:
eBay: the Star Wars page by Bob McLeod went for $2,6k, the Daredevil cover for $1,3k, the Green Lantern illustration for charity by Pat Gleason went for $1,6k, the JLA cover recreation by Kevin Maguire was sold for $1,5k, a Conan page by Ernie Chan for $1,2k, the Juggernaut cover by Ariel Olivetti for a little less. A (nude) Cavewoman cover by Budd Root went for $2,8k.
Just to add some more research work (!) I went to check what happened on other international eBay websites: a great X-Men page by John Romita Jr. was sold for a €5k Best Offer, a Thor page by Jack Kirby was sold in December for $7,2k, a Fafhrd page by Mike Mignola for €1,9k.
Heritage Weekly Auction: a Death Dealer painting by Sanjulian was sold for $9k, the Superman page by Alex Ross for $6k, the Morbius page by Paul Gulacy for $5k, Kevin O'Neill‘s League for $3,1k, and Marshall Law for $2,7k.
The Popeye sketch by Segar was rare but still affordable (compared to strips) at $1,4k. The Iron-Man page by Romita Jr. went for $1,1k, the GenX page by Chris Bachalo was a surprise at $1k, the Spider-Man page by Simone Bianchi was a good deal at $600, Thor sketches by Walt Simonson went up at $500.
A B.C. Sunday and a Yogi Bear Sunday at $380 were a good deal.

This week on eBay
J. Scott Campbell & D. Nakayama Original Art
J. Scott Campbell & D. Nakayama Original Art
Here we are with the big news of the month. Hero Initiative will be auctioning 50 illustrations, 5 every week. Each is drawn by two top comic artists working together in a jam. The idea is nice and will surely raise a lot of money, for my taste (and for now) the only really successful jam is the one between Chris Bachalo and Neil Gaiman.
We start with a $$$bang: X-Girls by J. Scott Campbell & David Nakayama (already at $14k with 5 days left). Some artists chose to work together to create a single illustration, like Matt Wagner & Tim Sale drawing Spidey Vs. Green Goblin, Giuseppe Camuncoli & Marco Checchetto with Skywalker Vs. Vader and Paul Renaud & J.G. Jones drawing two Black Widows. Mike McKone and Tom Raney worked on two different, but matching, pinups of Green Lantern and Sinestro.
Marvel: a Frankenstein DPS by Bob Brown, White Tiger by George Perez, a Marvel Classics page by Dave Cockrum, a Conan title splash by Bob Camp.
An X-Men page by Bryan Hitch, a Peter Parker page by Romita Jr.
Speaking of JrJr, the head sketch commission tier has gone up to $200, but more and more are appearing on eBay for $300, like this Wolverine and this Galactus.
A nice Wolvie commission by Humberto Ramos, a color Kitty Pryde by Ed Benes, a 1982 Moon Knight sketch by Don Perlin.
DC: a 1988 Superman page by John Byrne, a JLA cover by Kevin Maguire, Green Lantern/Aliens by Rick Leonardi, Titans by Tom Grummett, and a very nice Twilight page by Garcia Lopez.
A Death commission by Gary Frank makes the pair with last week’s Sandman ending today.
Nice Frankenstein prelim by Bernie Wrightson, an early Scud pinup by Schrab, a Grendel half splash by Matt Wagner, a Goon page by Eric Powell, a poster-sized Big Guy & Rusty pinup by Geof Darrow.
A Nemesis page by Bryan Talbot, a great Judge Dredd page by Brendan McCarthy, a Slaine cover by Glenn Fabry.
Heritage Weekly Auction
Neal Adams - Superman Original Art
Neal Adams - Superman Original Art
Marvel: great Fantastic Four and Thor pages by John Buscema, Warlock by Gil Kane, a 2in1 title splash by Ron Wilson. A Wolverine sketch by John Byrne, Ultimates by Bryan Hitch, a 1991 Spidey/Nova page by Mark Bagley, an X-Men splash by Greg Land, Thor by Mahmud Asrar, a Hellraiser page by Mike Mignola.
DC: a Superman illustration by Neal Adams, a World’s Finest splash by Kurt Schaffenberger, a JLA page by George Perez, a nice Shazam page by Don Newton, Superman and Authority pages by Frank Quitely.
An early Prelim by Jeff Jones, a pinup by Milo Manara, a MAD page by Don Martin, a Punk Rock Jesus splash by Sean Murphy, some rare sketches by Basil Wolverton.
Catawiki Auctions
A no reserve Junglemen page by Hugo Pratt, I Briganti, Alan Ford, Necron, Lo Sconosciuto by Magnus, an illustration and one from Il Salgarone by Jacovitti, an early Zagor page by Ferri and a Torpedo pinup by Bernet.
Walt Simonson original art blog post UPDATED
Back in July, I posted an article on the website analyzing the then-new commission opportunity for Walt Simonson and the drawings he was making for charity.
I just updated it with the sketch card sold for $1k on eBay, the 2020 NYCC Charity piece and 4 more commissions done from the June list. We are at 8/10 (at least based on the information available on the web).
See you Next Week!!
Did you enjoy this issue?
If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here.
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here.
Powered by Revue