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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

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 482
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 6/29/2014

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD Alt Cover Sketch for MARVEL AGE
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
482 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 81
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)
81 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 249
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)
249 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 250
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)
250 Views

UK Paperback Painting – LET THE DEAD SLEEP ON, Comic Art
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UK Paperback Painting – LET THE DEAD SLEEP ON

Art Details

Artist: Unknown (Penciller)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $299.95
Views 1027
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 5/7/2009

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

UK Paperback Painting – LET THE DEAD SLEEP ON
Artist: Unknown (Penciller)
1027 Views

Gene Gonzalez SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL Pin-Up, Comic Art
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Gene Gonzalez SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL Pin-Up

Art Details

Artist: Gene Gonzalez (All)
Media Type: Marker
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $99.95
Views 505
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 12/13/2012

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Gene Gonzalez SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL Pin-Up
Artist: Gene Gonzalez (All)
505 Views

Sam Glanzman VAMPIRELLA & TYRANNOSAURUS Specialty Drawing, Comic Art
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Sam Glanzman VAMPIRELLA & TYRANNOSAURUS Specialty Drawing

Art Details

Artist: Sam Glanzman (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $149.95
Views 695
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 1/30/2009

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Sam Glanzman VAMPIRELLA & TYRANNOSAURUS Specialty Drawing
Artist: Sam Glanzman (All)
695 Views, 1 Comment

Mark Evan Walker SPACE GAL Full-Color Painting, Comic Art
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Mark Evan Walker SPACE GAL Full-Color Painting

Art Details

Artist: Mark Evan Walker (All)
Media Type: Paint - Acrylic
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: $199.95
Views 362
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 12/13/2012

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Mark Evan Walker SPACE GAL Full-Color Painting
Artist: Mark Evan Walker (All)
362 Views

Billy DeBeck BUGHOUSE FABLES Panel Cartoon – 1924, Bridge Game, Comic Art
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Billy DeBeck BUGHOUSE FABLES Panel Cartoon – 1924, Bridge Game

Art Details

Artist: Billy DeBeck (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Comic Strip
For Sale Status: $199.99
Views 38
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 8/31/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Billy DeBeck BUGHOUSE FABLES Panel Cartoon – 1924, Bridge Game
Artist: Billy DeBeck (All)
38 Views

Larry Shell's Gallery Rooms

For Sale -- Comic Book Art (2) For Sale
For Sale -- Comic Strip & Gag Cartoon Art (7) For Sale
For Sale -- Mark Evan Walker Illustration Art (21) For Sale
For Sale -- Paintings - Covers, Etc. (1) For Sale
For Sale -- Rick Parker (25) For Sale
For Sale -- Sam Glanzman (2) For Sale
Personal Collection - Not For Sale (5)

 

Most Recent Additions (Last Update: 8/31/2015)

Rick Parker BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD Halloween Cover Rough / Sketch – Alternate Version, Comic Art

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Rick Parker BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD Halloween Cover Rough / Sketch – Alternate Version

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $124.99
Views 40
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 8/31/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD Halloween Cover Rough / Sketch – Alternate Version
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
40 Views

2-Pg Story -- Rick Parker HIGH SCHOOL HORROR MOVIES from CRACKED Magazine!, Comic Art

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2-Pg Story -- Rick Parker HIGH SCHOOL HORROR MOVIES from CRACKED Magazine!

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Complete Story
For Sale Status: $199.99
Views 41
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 8/31/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

2-Pg Story -- Rick Parker HIGH SCHOOL HORROR MOVIES from CRACKED Magazine!
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
41 Views

Ving Fuller HOBO PUSHING BABY CARRIAGE Gag Cartoon, 1947, Comic Art

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Ving Fuller HOBO PUSHING BABY CARRIAGE Gag Cartoon, 1947

Art Details

Artist: Ving Fuller (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Comic Strip
For Sale Status: $69.99
Views 28
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 8/31/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Ving Fuller HOBO PUSHING BABY CARRIAGE Gag Cartoon, 1947
Artist: Ving Fuller (All)
28 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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