Dallas, TX – Charles Schulz’s Peanuts made its comic-strip debut on Oct. 2, 1950. Seventy years and one day later, that Boy Named Charlie Brown topped Heritage Auctions’ European Comic Art event when an original Easter-themed Sunday strip from April 1968 sold over the weekend for
Paris - In its Comic Strips sale on November 21, 2020, Artcurial will reveal an exceptional and highly original item: the artwork by Georges Rémi, known as Hergé, designed for the cover of the 1936 album Le Lotus bleu.
Deemed too costly to reproduce with the four-colour technique used in 1936, the design was
Dallas, TX – Sixteen years ago, Heritage Auctions sold a highly graded copy of Chamber of Chills No. 19 for $126.50 – in retrospect, an outright steal. In July of this year, the very same title, bearing a far lesser grade, realized $6,070.80 during Heritage’s summer Comics & Comics Art event. And in 2018, a far better copy of the 1953 book sold for almost twice that amount.
Dallas – Most of them are here, their creations spread far and wide among the more than 500 pieces of original comic-strip and comic-book art found in Heritage Auction’s July 9-12 Comics & Comic Art event -- the greats, as well as The Greatest Who Ever Was.
The estimable roll
Dallas, TX – From a 1908 Little Nemo in Slumberland Sunday comics strip to beloved images by the influential artists whose superheroes revolutionized comic books, there was something for every collector in the Platinum Session that kicked off Heritage Auctions’ April 30-May 3 Comics
Dallas, TX – The stunning original art for Bernie Wrightson’s Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Front Endpapers Illustration Original Art (late 1970s) and a Frank Frazetta painting that appeared on the cover of The Serpent each could bring $250,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art
Lynbrook, NY – Rare early stories by the renowned American fantasy and science fiction artist Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), done when he was a boy in his mid-teens and quite possibly the earliest Frazetta comic art in existence, will be centerpiece lots in Weiss Auctions’ next big sale
York, PA – Monsters, Beatles, superheroes and U.S. presidents might sound like strange bedfellows, but their paths will intersect compatibly on March 11-12 at Hake’s first auction of the new decade. More than 2,000 lots of prime pop culture memorabilia will be offered over the two days, encompassing hundreds of popular collecting categories.
It's old news that vintage comic books are global phenoms, inspiring massive conventions and blockbuster movies. Collectors obsess over completing their sets and hunting down rare editions. (Is there a suffixed word of Greek origin akin to bibliomania to describe this particular drive to acquire? There should be.)
But now, as some so-called rare
Dallas, TX – Auction sales for the Comics & Comic Art Department at Heritage soared to a record $79,332,770 in 2019, with sell-through rates exceeding 99% as measured both by value and by number of lots. The total was the highest ever in the 18-year history of the department, and represented a jump of more than 35% above the department'