Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990) SNIP

Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

Run by Heritage Auctions, Chicago’s largest public auction dedicated to vintage comic books and original comic art fetched $12,201,974 – setting the world record for the most valuable sale of its kind. The top lot claimed its own record when artist Frank Frazetta’s Original Art titled Death Dealer 6, 1990 – first published as theContinue reading Frank Frazetta painting sale for $1.79 million sets all-time auction record for any piece of comic art

John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover, published in 1971)

Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

The original cover art from Marvel Comics The Amazing Spider-Man #100 – considered one of the most iconic covers of the 1970s and an auction item we highlighted ourselves recently – could sell for as much as $300,000 in Heritage Auctions’ winter Comics & Comic Art event (22nd – 24th February 2018). This event has aContinue reading Original Cover Art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100 May Bring $300,000 at Heritage Auctions

Calvin and Hobbes signed print

Inaugural Charity Auction of Original Comic Strip art raises Thousands for Hurricane Relief

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. A signed Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes print, one of the items we spotlighted, sold for over $10,000 alone. Heritage Auctions, collaborating with The NationalContinue reading Inaugural Charity Auction of Original Comic Strip art raises Thousands for Hurricane Relief

Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes "The Last Sunday" Print Signed dated 12-31-95 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1995).

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 more than 100 internationally-renowned creators. Proceeds from winning bids will go to Direct Relief, benefitting victims of recent natural disasters. A “Calvin and Hobbes” strip byContinue reading Calvin and Hobbes signed print among cartoon rarities offered in National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s Thanks + Giving Auction

Calvin & Hobbes artist Bill Watterson’s film poster for “Stripped”

US artist Bill Watterson seems to be making forays back into the world of comic art, some 20 years after he ended his world-famous and much-loved newspaper strip Calvin & Hobbes about a boy and his talking tiger. Watterson has contributed the movie poster for the Kickstarter-funded Stripped, available for pre-order now on iTunes –Continue reading Calvin & Hobbes artist Bill Watterson’s film poster for “Stripped”