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Being For the Benefit of St. Jude’s Kids – Reminder

A reminder that there are only two days left until the National Cartoonists Society auction to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is over.       Shown here are some getting high bids, but there are scores of great original art pieces at bargain prices still available. Check it out and, if possible, put in your […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Signed Schulz Sunday Sets Peanuts Auction Record

The art for a 1966 Christmas themed Sunday Peanuts comic strip and signed by Charles Schulz as “Sparky” set a record for an original Peanuts when it went for $360,000.00 at a Heritage Auctions sale. A Charlie Brown Christmas was released on television for the first time on 12-9-65. Just a year later, this Sunday […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Signed Schulz Sunday Sets Peanuts Auction Record

My Two Million Dollar Comic Book – update

Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962). First appearance of Spider-ManAt Heritage Auctions with 6 days until end of bidding. Okay, so my copy of the comic book is about half this one’s condition, but mine is signed by Stan Lee. So I figger a few hundred thousand less than this floppies’ current bid.   UPDATE The copy […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comments: 6 Comments

Comic Art Auctions

Some selected comic art from current Russ Cochran and Heritage Auctions lots. (click once to embiggen, click twice to supersize) From Heritage Auctions: Gluyas Williams panel (1943)   Unfinished promo piece for an unsold comic strip proposal by Wally Wood.   Red Ryder and Little Beaver by Fred Harman (1941)   Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art Auctions

Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Artwork originally intended to be the cover of a Tintin comic book (album) has sold for 3.2 Euros ($3,872,000.00). From Artnet: A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

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