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Original Art to Rare 1953 Peanuts Promotional Item

In the Spring of 1954 newspaper readers were offered, for the price of a self-addressed stamped envelope, “The Peanuts Album.” a twelve page booklet featuring the then stars of Charles M. Schulz‘s comic strip. As the promo above notes there were 10,000 of the items printed, now a rarity. But now the original art for […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Comics and Cartoons In The News

Early Daily Peanuts Comic Strip Auctions for $192,000 From Bleeding Cool: Charles Schulz‘s Peanuts syndicated comic strip began its 17897 strip, 50-year run on October 2, 1950.  Snoopy first appeared just two days later on October 4, 1950.  An earliest-days Peanuts comic strip from November 17, 1950 has just hammered at Heritage Auctions for $192,000 […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Early Chic Young Blondie Comic Strips Auction

The Chic Young Estate is offering, via Nate D. Sanders, over 80 early Blondie comic strips and some of the toppers associated with it. The strips range from 1931, the second year of the strip, to 1951. This is some comic strip history! During these years Blondie became the most widely syndicated comic strip. (Blondie […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Early Chic Young Blondie Comic Strips Auction

Flash Gordon Original Art Almost Half Million $$

The combined price for the original art making up the first Flash Gordon/Jungle Jim page of January 7, 1934 sold for over a half million dollars today at Profiles in History. The original art of the first Flash Gordon strip by Alex Raymond sold for $480,000, a record for original comic strip art. The original […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Flash Gordon Original Art Almost Half Million $$

Original Art for 1st Flash Gordon Strip to Auction

Well, this oughta bring a buck or two. The original art for the January 7, 1934 debut of Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond has come to light and will be offered for auction by Profiles in History. From Just Collecting news: The first-ever Flash Gordon comic strip drawn by Alex Raymond in 1933 is heading […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Original Art for 1st Flash Gordon Strip to Auction

This ‘n’ That, From Here ‘n’ There

Awwww. Avery’s Pikmin Adventure is a comic by cartoonist Chris Furniss. The Pikmin story is a “daily procedural comic, written and drawn on the fly”, with Chris’ son starring as the main character in the Pikmin universe. It’s actually made up of little note cards which are left for his [seven-year-old] son to read over […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Magazines, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Garfield Gets Hammered (Auctioned)

The Associated Press has picked up the story of Jim Davis and Heritage Auctions offering The Jim Davis Collection of original Garfield comic strip and specialty and roughs to the public. Cartoonist Jim Davis is offering up more than 11,000 “Garfield” comic strips hand-drawn on paper in an auction that will stretch into the coming […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Garfield Gets Hammered (Auctioned)

$1 Million for Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein

Berni Wrightson‘s original art for the wraparound cover to his illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Marvel in 1983 has sold for $1,000,000.00. From icollector: Bernie Wrightson original wrap-around cover artwork for Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. (Marvel, 1983) Accomplished in pencil and ink on large 20 x 30 in. heavy weight art board. […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Books, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on $1 Million for Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein

Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

From the Livingston Ledger: An image of the Duke of Cambridge leap-frogging over his father the Prince of Wales [#39] is among the satirical Gerald Scarfe cartoons going on sale. The unpublished image, which has a £3,000 to £5,000 estimate, is among a catalogue of cartoons to be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

Marvel Comics #1 Set to Go for $1Million – update

Marvel Comics #1 is setting up to go for over $1,000,000 at auction. Heritage Auctions has a high-grade copy of the first Marvel (then Timely) comic book, Marvel Comics #1, from 1939, closing in on an auction price of $1,000,000. As Heritage Auctions says: In the earliest Overstreet Comic Book Price Guides, only Action #1 […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Marvel Comics #1 Set to Go for $1Million – update

A Boy and His Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson – Being for the Benefit of the Cartoon Art Museum

  The Cartoon Art Museum proudly announces its second tribute auction. This year’s theme will be A Boy and his Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson. Starting soon on eBay, we will feature original artwork from top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have admired and drawn inspiration from Watterson’s work. The auction will support the […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, Comments: 1 Comment

R. Crumb’s “Stoned Agin!” Strip to Auction

One of the most iconic Robert Crumb pages from his underground comix days is going up for auction in late November at Heritage Auctions. Robert Crumb’s original artwork for his famous comic strip ‘Stoned Agin’ will be offered for sale at Heritage Auctions next month. The 1971 illustration has been described as a “cultural icon”, […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on R. Crumb’s “Stoned Agin!” Strip to Auction

AUCTIONING TONY AUTH’S DRAWING BOARD! Last Call

– – Auction ends Monday October 14, 2019 – – A message from Signe Wilkinson: When he retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer after 41 brilliant years, I inherited the great Tony Auth‘s drawing board (with a built-in light table). The Inquirer is consolidating space and Tony Auth’s drawing board, which I have been using these […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on AUCTIONING TONY AUTH’S DRAWING BOARD! Last Call

NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Notice from the National Cartoonists Society: In case you’re not aware, the Great NCS Popeye Auction is underway on the Heritage Auctions website and closes this Sunday! Our NCS Popeye pieces are part of Heritage’s weekly Sunday Auction which includes many other comic art and animation pieces, but here’s a link to just the NCS Popeye pieces. […]

Posted on: Sep 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating Popeye‘s 90th year (and Olive Oyl‘s 100th) by auctioning off a number of specialty drawings and other art and comic books for the benefit of the National Cartoonist Society Foundation. The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating the jubilees of these two beloved comic strip and cartoon characters with an […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction