The specialty charity auction of original comic strip art by 34 of the world’s top cartoonists we featured here on downthetubes last month raised $53,384 for victims of deadly hurricanes. … Continue Reading Inaugural Charity Auction of Original Comic Strip art raises Thousands for Hurricane Relief
Calvin and Hobbes signed print among cartoon rarities offered in National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s Thanks + Giving Auction
In collaboration with The National Cartoonists Society and major strip syndicators, Heritage Auctions is hosting The National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s Thanks + Giving Auction, a unique auction featuring original comic art from … Continue Reading Calvin and Hobbes signed print among cartoon rarities offered in National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s Thanks + Giving Auction
Robby the Robot, star of Forbidden Planet, becomes the most valuable movie prop ever sold at auction
Robby the Robot, the seven-foot tall robot from the classic 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet, recently sold at Bonhams New York for a world record price of $5,375,000 in … Continue Reading Robby the Robot, star of Forbidden Planet, becomes the most valuable movie prop ever sold at auction
The December Compal comic auction has just been launched and includes some great comics and art, including a page of “The Daleks” by Ron Turner for 1960s comic TV Century … Continue Reading TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!
We all know that 2000AD Prog 74, published in 1978, features a stunning Judge Dredd scene from the “Cursed Earth” saga featuring deadly dinosaur Satanus by Mike McMahon… but the … Continue Reading Harlem Heroes 2000AD Prog 74 Pin-Up art by Massimo Belardinelli offered on eBay
Rare Tom Jung Star Wars film poster concept art goes up for auction – and many more cinematic gems too!
. Just when you thought you had seen everything, this amazing Star Wars artefact arrives after being hidden away for forty years – and goes up for auction through Heritage … Continue Reading Rare Tom Jung Star Wars film poster concept art goes up for auction – and many more cinematic gems too!
East Bristol Auctions will be selling a number of Modesty Blaise strips on Saturday 21st October, to raise funds for a dedicated local charity. Anna Gow, a fund-raiser for St. … Continue Reading Modesty Blaise strip art under the hammer for charity
We’re used to seeing British comic rarities crop up on sites like ComPal and Heritage Auctions, but it’s rare one as valuable as The Dandy Comic Number Two, complete with a … Continue Reading Bids for rare Dandy Comic Number Two on eBay – complete with jumping frog – hit £6400
Heritage Auctions offered this Frank Bellamy Garth daily comic strip first published in the Daily Mirror in 1975 in its latest auction at the weekend, which sold for over $650. J214 … Continue Reading Frank Bellamy “Garth” strip sells for over $600 at Heritage Auctions
Here’s an interesting item about comics as propaganda from the 1950s – with Captain America a possible victim of British publisher (and government) manipulation that some downthetubes readers may be … Continue Reading Were Communists air brushed out of British comics in the 1950s?