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Batman sets world record for comic auction item

The recent auction of Detective #27, which includes the first appearance of Batman, became the highest price ever paid for a comic book. The stunning price of $1,075,500 for a single comic book wasn’t the only record set in Heritage Auctions’ Signature(R) Vintage Comics and Comics Art Auction. The $5.6 million total for the event […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Stephan Pastis original auctioned for $2050

Last week, I mentioned that Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis was auctioning off an original sketch of his comic characters with the proceeds going to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. The auction has closed and the winning bid came in at $2,050. Over the course of the seven day auction, there were 65 […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Stephan Pastis auctioning off original to benefit Haiti

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis is auctioning off an original drawing of the Pearls characters on eBay with the proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross. Three days into the auction, the current bid is $1,300 with four days left. From his blog: Speaking of strips, I’m often asked if I sell my […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Reminder: Help the Hodges auction on-going

Last week I posted a report that the National Cartoonists Society Foundation was holding an auction to raise money for the Hodges family whose son is in a coma after a car accident. The auction began last Friday. A full list of auction items and details on dates are found in my earlier report.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comments: Comments Off on Reminder: Help the Hodges auction on-going

NCSF launches Help the Hodges fund-raiser

The charitable, not-for-profit arm of the National Cartoonists Society will be launching an online auction through e-Bay to raise money for the family of Tim Hodge, whose son, Matthew was involved in a car accident that resulted in him in a coma. His insurance has refused to pay for long-term recovery. Tim Hodge is an […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010,  Section: Auctions, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

High selling art in Cartoons & Cocktails: $1,750

Politico editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker had the honor of having the highest-selling cartoon in last nights Cartoons & Cocktails. His cartoon eulogy for Ted Kennedy fetched a handsome $1,750 according to Mike Rhode (COMICSDC blog).

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009,  Section: Auctions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Cartoons and Cocktails set for October 22 auction

This year’s Cartoons & Cocktails 2009 will be held on October 22 in Washington D.C. with this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Breen as the honored guest. The annual fundraiser supports Young D.C., a independant metro monthly paper that teams professional journalists with local aspiring teens, and the Cartoonists Rights Network International which helps cartoonists […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2009,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoons and Cocktails set for October 22 auction

1973 ‘Peanuts’ Sunday strip goes up for auction

A 1973 Peanuts Sunday strip is up for auction. The signed Sunday comic dated April 1, 1973 features Lucy playing a April’s Fools joke on Charlie Brown by telling him the Red-Haired Girl was waiting outside for a hug and kiss. After Charlie Brown takes the bait, Lucy says, “just like shooting fish in a […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2009,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comments: 2 Comments

News Briefs for February 3, 2009

» The Chattanooga Pulse is looking for a local to do a weekly cartoon feature. » A 1947 Chester Gould Dick Tracy is up for auction. » Kevin Frank, who does the Sunday weekly Heaven’s Love Thrift Shop, has compiled all of his strips from a comic called True North and is releasing the strips […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009,  Section: Alternative comics, Auctions, Books, Comments: 1 Comment

News Briefs for September 30, 2008

» As reported earlier, Pooch Cafe creator Paul Gilligan created a plush toy version of main character Poncho to send around the world to fans who will take a picture of the stuffed animal in a notable locale and then send it on to the next fan. He’s already posted the first pics. » Dallas […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Get a first year Garfield original for $5k

Ted Dawson over at “Three Men in a Tub” blog reports that an original Garfield comic strip is for sale an eBay store for $4,499. The seller writes that it is thought to be the 25th strip published in papers and one of the earliest Garfield originals to be sold publicly. Disclaimer: With all auctions, […]

Posted on: May 9, 2008,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Two Peanuts cartoons auctioned for $106,270

Two original Peanuts comics strips were auctioned off at Philip Weiss Auctions, according to E&P, for a combined total of $106,270. The two comics – one daily (selling for $52,110), one Sunday (selling for $54,160) prominently picture Snoopy. They were dated 1957 and 1962 respectively. Just six months ago, an original Sunday dating 1955 sold […]

Posted on: May 9, 2008,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Two Peanuts cartoons auctioned for $106,270

News Briefs for March 10, 2008

» A 1903 Jungle Imps original Sunday was sold for $33,900 last week . Jungle Imps was a strip created by Winsor McCay of Little Nemo in Slumberland fame which ran from 1905 to 1914. » Charles Brubaker has posted an email interview that he conducted with Chuck Asay. » Pooche Cafe creator Paul Gilligan […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2008,  Section: Auctions, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 5 Comments

Allison Barrows’ doodle sells for $1k at fund raiser auction

Allison Barrows, creator of Preteena, recently raised $1,000 for the annual “Doodle for Hunger” auction. The yearly celebrity auction helps fund the Capuchin Food Pantries in New York feed, clothe and provide counseling for the poor. This year’s event raised over $400,000. Allison’s doodle of PreTeen characters Teena, Stick and Jeri, started bidding at $350.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Peanuts sells for $113,525

An original Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Sunday strip, dated April 10, 1955, recently sold for $113,525. The auction, held by Heritage Auction Galleries, took place on November 15-16. “This particular piece is the first Peanuts original ever to sell in the six-figure range,” said Ed Jaster, vice president for Heritage. “The demand for Schulz’s Peanuts […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2007,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comments: 5 Comments