After the fancy, big, record auction we return with the usual business, the Sunday Auction will be the main attraction for some weeks to come, and there’s a lot of great art going for sale.
Let’s start with the B of B.C.
with a funny daily from 1979
courtesy of Johnny Hart
, a very nice Gasoline Alley
by Frank King
from 1933 with a twelve years old Skeezix
, a peak period Beetle Bailey original daily strip
from 1964 by Mort Walker
and to end the daily strip section take a look at this war period Blondie daily
from 1942: looks like it was a present for a friend of Chic Young
, who wrote a long and funny dedication and hand colored it, sadly it was exposed to light and very little color is still visible.
Members of the NCS
donated their thanksgiving day original strips to be auctioned for charity, in this kind of auctions you can usually find some rare pieces like specialty drawings, strips published on a particular day or original art by difficult to find artists. if you’re a fan of comic strips this is an auction to watch and it’s ending next week, I will highlight only the rarest pieces but I’d buy almost everything. A Patrick Mc Donnell Mutts thanksgiving daily
, a very funny Bizarro panel
by Dan Piraro
, a nice Wizard of Id Sunday
by Parker and Hart
and a very, very particular Doonesbury daily
by Garry Trudeau
from 1989… these are the difficult to find pieces different from any regular daily and collectors already noticed with many bids after less than 24 hours from the auction opening.