This week’s Catawiki International Original Comic Art Comics Auction includes a number of pages by British artists, or work by international artists for British titles, alongside some terrific manga work and more.
Curated by Louis Girard, himself an avid collector of special editions with over ten years experience, on offer this week is an early page of “The Steel Claw” by Jesús Blasco, first published in Valiant in November 1964; a page of “The Spider” from Lion by Reg Bunn in pen and ink, published, based on information on the back of the art, in Lion and Thunder in the 1970s; a “Jeff Hawke” strip from the story “The Poltergeist” by Sydney Jordan; a page from the Trigan Empire story “The Imposter”, published in 1971, by Don Lawrence, a story also known as “The Unscrupulous Servant”; and a page from the Robot Archie story “Return of the Sludge”, first featured in Lion in 1970, with art by Ted Kearon.
Also in the auction is a fun drawing of Asterix’s pal Obelix in Scottish costume, together with his canine pal, Dogmatix, by Marcel Uderzo, brother of Albert Uderzo, whose role in the Asterix stories of is often overlooked; an original drawing of Conan the Barbarian, created by Spanish master Sanjulian as a tribute to John Buscema; a gorgeous cover by José González for the cover of an edition of The Beautiful Is Vanished by Taylor Caldwell, published by Fontana Press in 1973; and an equally stunning western book cover by Fernando Fernández, commissioned by Selecciones Ilustradas for the European and American Market in the 1970s.
Do note that the final cost of any successful bid might be affected by recent changes related to Brexit like additional VAT charges, customs fees, shipping costs and shipping delays. You’ll be responsible for paying these costs in addition to the top bid. More information here