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Shell, Larry

Hi, I’m Larry Shell, a native of New Jersey who’s been an original comic art dealer and collector for over 40 years.

I began collecting original art in the early 1970s, when I was offered a couple of original newspaper dailies for some comic books I was selling at a NY convention. I then got the art bug and haven’t looked back since. I’ve sold art on and off, seriously for the past 10 years and have represented a number of artists.

I was Director of Publications for the late, great Heroes World Distribution (the third largest comic book distributor in the country until its demise), where I edited and packaged their 250+ page monthly catalog, along with several specialty catalogs for 10 years. My article, “How To Solicit In The Direct Market” was published in Comics Buyer’s Guide and served as a template for many small publishers for a number of years. I have also done freelance marketing consulting for several small publishers.

I’ve been self-publishing sporadically since 1975 when I released a funny animal horror comic entitled, The Barn of Fear, whose contributors included such industry professionals as Doug Moench, Tom Sutton and Alfredo Alcala. I also packaged a couple of other titles, 50s Funnies published by Kitchen Sink Press and the original Alien Encounters #1 published by Fantaco Enterprises. I later licensed the title to Eclipse Comics. In the early 80s, in collaboration with Alcala, I contributed a story to Heavy Metal Magazine. In the late 1980s, I formed Shel-Tone Publications, which published a number of trading card sets and a CD, the soundtrack to R.Crumb: The Musical. We’re on publishing hiatus but all available products are available online at http://www.shel-tone.com.

Outside of comics and spending too much time trolling on eBay, My other interests are Music and Movie/TV related as if one collecting interest wasn’t enough!

I’m very excited about being part of the Comic Art Fans site and look forward to interacting with my fellow collectors!

Larry

Joan Pelaez JUNGLE TAILS 4 Cover Painting , Comic Art
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Joan Pelaez JUNGLE TAILS 4 Cover Painting

Art Details

Artist: Joan Pelaez (All)
Media Type: Paint - Oil
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $3499.95
Views 4835
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 11/11/2010

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Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Joan Pelaez JUNGLE TAILS 4 Cover Painting
Artist: Joan Pelaez (All)
4835 Views

Ernie Colon CONAN THE CRUEL Pin-Up Art, 1996, Comic Art
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Ernie Colon CONAN THE CRUEL Pin-Up Art, 1996

Art Details

Artist: Ernie Colon (All)
Media Type: Marker
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $199.95
Views 420
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 2/9/2013

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Ernie Colon CONAN THE CRUEL Pin-Up Art, 1996
Artist: Ernie Colon (All)
420 Views

Anibal Maraschi BARBARIAN BABE Color Pin-Up Art from FLIRT, Vol. 2, Comic Art
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Anibal Maraschi BARBARIAN BABE Color Pin-Up Art from FLIRT, Vol. 2

Art Details

Artist: Anibal Maraschi (Painter)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $349.95
Views 513
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 3/23/2013

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Anibal Maraschi BARBARIAN BABE Color Pin-Up Art from FLIRT, Vol. 2
Artist: Anibal Maraschi (Painter)
513 Views

Rick Parker Batman Li’l Gotham “Kid” Close Up Sketch Cover, Comic Art
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Rick Parker Batman Li’l Gotham “Kid” Close Up Sketch Cover

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $89.95
Views 156
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 5/18/2014

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker Batman Li’l Gotham “Kid” Close Up Sketch Cover
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
156 Views

Rick Parker BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD Alt Cover Sketch for MARVEL AGE, Comic Art
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Rick Parker BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD Alt Cover Sketch for MARVEL AGE

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $399.95
Views 343
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 6/29/2014

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Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD Alt Cover Sketch for MARVEL AGE
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
343 Views

Gonzalo Flores FAIRY SONG Color Pin-Up, 2006, Comic Art
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Gonzalo Flores FAIRY SONG Color Pin-Up, 2006

Art Details

Artist: Gonzalo Flores (All)
Media Type: Paint - Acrylic
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $299.95
Views 854
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 2/9/2013

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Gonzalo Flores FAIRY SONG Color Pin-Up, 2006
Artist: Gonzalo Flores (All)
854 Views

Tom Tenney Unpublished SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up, Comic Art
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Tom Tenney Unpublished SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up

Art Details

Artist: Tom Tenney (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $299.95
Views 1774
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 4/1/2011

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Tom Tenney Unpublished SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up
Artist: Tom Tenney (All)
1774 Views

7-Pc Lot -- TELECOMICS Original Art Lot for Early TV Program Featuring RICK RACK, SPECIAL AGENT, Comic Art
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7-Pc Lot -- TELECOMICS Original Art Lot for Early TV Program Featuring RICK RACK, SPECIAL AGENT

Art Details

Artist: Dick Moores (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Animation
For Sale Status: $199.95
Views 273
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 9/26/2013

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

7-Pc Lot -- TELECOMICS Original Art Lot for Early TV Program Featuring RICK RACK, SPECIAL AGENT
Artist: Dick Moores (All)
273 Views

Enrique Romero CONAN THE CRUEL Pin-Up Art, Comic Art
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Enrique Romero CONAN THE CRUEL Pin-Up Art

Art Details

Artist: Enrique Romero (Penciller)
Media Type: Pencil
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $299.95
Views 2751
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 3/26/2009

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Enrique Romero CONAN THE CRUEL Pin-Up Art
Artist: Enrique Romero (Penciller)
2751 Views

William Stout FAIRIES / BEETLE Drawing Illio, 1988, Comic Art
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William Stout FAIRIES / BEETLE Drawing Illio, 1988

Art Details

Artist: William Stout (All)
Media Type: Marker
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $399.99
Views 18
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 5/19/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

William Stout FAIRIES / BEETLE Drawing Illio, 1988
Artist: William Stout (All)
18 Views

Vincent Waller SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up Illus, circa 1986, Comic Art
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Vincent Waller SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up Illus, circa 1986

Art Details

Artist: Vincent Waller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $199.99
Views 59
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 5/19/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Vincent Waller SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up Illus, circa 1986
Artist: Vincent Waller (All)
59 Views

Rick Parker Dr. Druid “READ YOUR MIND” Pin-Up Page from Marvel Superheroes (Vol. 2) #15 , Comic Art
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Rick Parker Dr. Druid “READ YOUR MIND” Pin-Up Page from Marvel Superheroes (Vol. 2) #15

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $199.95
Views 150
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 6/18/2014

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker Dr. Druid “READ YOUR MIND” Pin-Up Page from Marvel Superheroes (Vol. 2) #15
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
150 Views

Larry Shell's Gallery Rooms

For Sale -- Animation Art (3) For Sale
For Sale -- Art Containing Nudity (56) For Sale
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For Sale -- Pin-Up / Illustration Art (10) For Sale
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Personal Collection (5)

 

Most Recent Additions (Last Update: 5/19/2015)

Rick Parker BULLPEN BULLETIN Gag Strip w/Tom DeFalco & Mark Gruenwald / Beavis Butt-Head, Comic Art

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Rick Parker BULLPEN BULLETIN Gag Strip w/Tom DeFalco & Mark Gruenwald / Beavis Butt-Head

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: $89.99
Views 20
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 5/19/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker BULLPEN BULLETIN Gag Strip w/Tom DeFalco & Mark Gruenwald / Beavis Butt-Head
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
20 Views

Rick Parker AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Try-Out Page / Sample Art, Comic Art

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Rick Parker AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Try-Out Page / Sample Art

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 42
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 5/19/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Try-Out Page / Sample Art
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
42 Views

Vincent Waller SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up Illus, circa 1986, Comic Art

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Vincent Waller SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up Illus, circa 1986

Art Details

Artist: Vincent Waller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $199.99
Views 59
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 5/19/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Vincent Waller SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Pin-Up Illus, circa 1986
Artist: Vincent Waller (All)
59 Views

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Larry Shell
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Joined: November 2006
Ebay Id: sheltone
Website: http://qurls.com?i=48501
 

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