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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 104
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)
104 Views

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 3843
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 11/11/2010

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Joan Pelaez JUNGLE TAILS 4 Cover Painting
Artist: Joan Pelaez (All)
3843 Views

Sal Buscema CAPTAIN AMERICA #165 Cover Recreation, Comic Art
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Sal Buscema CAPTAIN AMERICA #165 Cover Recreation

Art Details

Artist: Sal Buscema (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Recreation
For Sale Status: $799.95
Views 328
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 12/8/2013

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Sal Buscema CAPTAIN AMERICA #165 Cover Recreation
Artist: Sal Buscema (All)
328 Views

Underground Comic Legend GREG IRONS Ink Illustration of GREGOR for T-Shirt Design, 1980, Comic Art
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Underground Comic Legend GREG IRONS Ink Illustration of GREGOR for T-Shirt Design, 1980

Art Details

Artist: Greg Irons (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $3499.95
Views 1481
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 8/6/2013

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Underground Comic Legend GREG IRONS Ink Illustration of GREGOR for T-Shirt Design, 1980
Artist: Greg Irons (All)
1481 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 537
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)
537 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 368
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)
368 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 289
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)
289 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 383
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)
383 Views

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

Art Details

Artist: Sam Glanzman (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $148.95
Views 1110
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 7/27/2009

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Sam Glanzman VAMPIRELLA & Dragon Specialty Drawing
Artist: Sam Glanzman (All)
1110 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 71
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)
71 Views

Pat & Tim Kennedy ARCHIE’S FUN ‘N’ GAMES ACTIVITY BOOK Cover Art , Comic Art
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Pat & Tim Kennedy ARCHIE’S FUN ‘N’ GAMES ACTIVITY BOOK Cover Art

Art Details

Artist: Pat & Tim Kennedy (Penciller)
Bob Smith (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $124.95
Views 77
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 6/11/2014

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Pat & Tim Kennedy ARCHIE’S FUN ‘N’ GAMES ACTIVITY BOOK Cover Art
Artist: Pat & Tim Kennedy (Penciller)
Bob Smith (Inker)
77 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 864
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)
864 Views

Larry Shell's Gallery Rooms

For Sale -- Animation Art (2) For Sale
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For Sale -- Pin-Up / Illustration Art (9) For Sale
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Personal Collection (3)

 

Most Recent Additions (Last Update: 9/15/2014)

Rick Parker BULLPEN BULLETIN Gag Cartoon -- DeFalco & Cavalieri SPIDER-MAN 2099, Comic Art

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Rick Parker BULLPEN BULLETIN Gag Cartoon -- DeFalco & Cavalieri SPIDER-MAN 2099

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $69.95
Views 17
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 9/15/2014

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker BULLPEN BULLETIN Gag Cartoon -- DeFalco & Cavalieri SPIDER-MAN 2099
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
17 Views

Fernando Ruiz ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #5 Cover Art , Comic Art

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Fernando Ruiz ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #5 Cover Art

Art Details

Artist: Fernando Ruiz (Penciller)
Bob Smith (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $124.95
Views 14
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 9/15/2014

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Fernando Ruiz ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #5 Cover Art
Artist: Fernando Ruiz (Penciller)
Bob Smith (Inker)
14 Views

Rick Parker Illio for “Everything I Really Need To Know I Learned From Television”  / James Bond And Guy Looking Out Window , Comic Art

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Rick Parker Illio for “Everything I Really Need To Know I Learned From Television” / James Bond And Guy Looking Out Window

Art Details

Artist: Rick Parker (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $79.95
Views 17
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 9/15/2014

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Rick Parker Illio for “Everything I Really Need To Know I Learned From Television” / James Bond And Guy Looking Out Window
Artist: Rick Parker (All)
17 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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