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$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: 0 Comments

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 The unpublished image, which has a £3,000 to £5,000 estimate, is among a catalogue of cartoons to be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London […]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: 0 Comments

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

$5.4 Million for Original Comic Book Cover Art

  Yeah, it’s Frazetta.   Frank Frazetta’s original art for the cover of Eerie #23 (September 1969) sold for $5,400,000.00 via Heritage Auctions. The Grand Comics Database notes about the cover: Frank Frazetta republished this painting, with slight revisions, as a poster titled “Egyptian Queen.” The face of the woman is different in the poster. […]

Posted on: May 23, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on $5.4 Million for Original Comic Book Cover Art

Charles Schulz was a Keen Observer

  When it comes to comic strips, none is as iconic or beloved as Peanuts, created by Charles “Sparky” Schulz over a half century. Though Peanuts centered on children, its messages and themes explored were universal and eminently relatable to adults as well as kids. Above strip dated July 1965 sold for $39,210 in October […]

Posted on: May 2, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Schulz was a Keen Observer

Charity Auctions – Buy Original Cartoon Art

Only a week to go for two charity events highlighted by auctioning of cartoons. Editorial and magazine cartoonists have made contributions to benefit two good causes. above: Steve Kelley, Rob Rogers   First up, with an auction ending May 7, is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The RCFP provides pro boon legal […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Whhhiirrrrr…clik…clik…clik…clak   Awards The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the seventh annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winner in each of our categories will be announced April 12. Each winner will receive $1,000 and eternal glory. On the shortlist of nominees for Best Web Comic […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Legal, Newspaper industry, Off topic, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Going, Going, Gone! …Sold for $12,000

  The early Little Orphan Annie original art up for auction I had mentioned elsewhere has sold. August 26, 1924 Little Orphan Annie = $12,000 + $1200 for the buyers premium.   For comparison, here’s some other original art sold at the same Heritage Auctions lot, the following prices all include the buyer’s premium in […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Tintin art sold for $1.2 million in Hong Kong

An original 1936 original art piece by Belgian cartoonist Herge for a Tintin comic has fetched $1.2 million at a Hong Kong auction. According to the BBC, it is the only original from the book The Blue Lotus. The Asian people do take their cartoon art seriously.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Another Calvin and Hobbes original hits auction

Just a couple of months after an original Bill Watterson watercolor Sunday of Calvin & Hobbes went for an outstanding $203,150, comes another original Calvin & Hobbes to the auction block. This strip is a daily and was part of a swap of originals between Brian Bassett, creator of Adam@Home and Red and Rover, and […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2013,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Another Calvin and Hobbes original hits auction