The original art from the oldest “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip ever brought to market, published in the first month of the strip’s appearance 94 years ago, will make pop culture history this Friday, 22nd February, in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction in Dallas. The item rubs shoulders with a host of art by British artists featured in the upcoming auction, as previously reported – including Dave Gibbons cover for Watchmen #1 and a number of covers created for early Marvel UK comics by American artists.Continue reading Rare “Little Orphan Annie” artwork offered at auction this week
Dum-dum dumde-dumde-dum dum dummmmm, Gives you a sparkle, Premium Tea! Back in the 1960s, J. Lyons and Company offered Premium Tea as on of its brands – and a Primo Bear children’s comic, featuring the work of Sunday Times and LWT artist John Tribe. The comic was just part of a branding campaign used to promote the company’sContinue reading Who Remembers Primo, the Premium Tea Bear?
Compalcomics has launched its March auction catalogue of British and US comics, and a huge amount of great comic art, including Black Panther art for Marvel UK, Thunderbirds and Garth art by Frank Bellamy and some other rarities from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The star item on offer has to be a copy The Beano No 1Continue reading Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction
Following up on our item on the auction of a complete run of 2000AD, taking place at Cuttlestones in Wolverhampton today, an eBay auction of a complete run of weekly girls comic Jinty is now live on eBayContinue reading Complete run of Jinty offered on eBay
The Bash Street Kids have been in Beano for 65 years, and this week’s issue of the brilliant humour comic offers an epic tale from Andy Fanton – and we’re delighted he had time for a quick chat about it – with art from Bash Street legend David Sutherland! Not only did Andy write a greatContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Bash Street Kids, 65 years young!