British comics guru Dez Skinn is running an auction for a rare piece of Marvelman art by Garry Leach.
On offer is Marvelman Episode 3, page 1 (which first appeared in Warrior Issue 3).
“As an experiment, partially because of resenting the massive percentage eBay takes and partially because it’s on behalf of a friend, this will be a public auction done through my Wall on Facebook, along with Paypal for the winner,” says Dez. “Once in Facebook, enter “Dez Skinn” to view.
The auction is now open and will finish on August 8th at 10.00pm (British Summer Time).
“It’s an experimental use of Facebook Events, so apologies in advance if you encounter any difficulties finding it,” says Dez. “If you don’t wish to join Facebook, email me directly for progress reports [via Dezskinn1ATyahoo.co.uk] and bidding information. Updates to all interested parties who ask for such will be sent out every few days.”
The opening bid for is £200.
• This auction will close promptly at 10.00pm British Summer Time, Sunday August 8, 2010. Payment by Paypal only. Post free internationally, recorded delivery. For more info on the auction outside Facebook, visit Dez’s blog here
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.