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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

Fred Hembeck SILVER SURFER #11 Cover Recreation, Comic Art
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Fred Hembeck SILVER SURFER #11 Cover Recreation

Art Details

Artist: Fred Hembeck (Penciller)
Media Type: Marker
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $349.95
Views 354
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 12/27/2016

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Fred Hembeck SILVER SURFER #11 Cover Recreation
Artist: Fred Hembeck (Penciller)
354 Views

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / LOCAL FAUNA Cartoon, Comic Art
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Justin Green PEN GRENADES / LOCAL FAUNA Cartoon

Art Details

Artist: Justin Green (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $299.95
Views 42
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 10/29/2017

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / LOCAL FAUNA Cartoon
Artist: Justin Green (All)
42 Views

Kevin Nowlan THE OUTSIDERS Pin-Up Preliminary , Comic Art
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Kevin Nowlan THE OUTSIDERS Pin-Up Preliminary

Art Details

Artist: Kevin Nowlan (Penciller)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $699.95
Views 378
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 12/27/2016

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Kevin Nowlan THE OUTSIDERS Pin-Up Preliminary
Artist: Kevin Nowlan (Penciller)
378 Views, 1 Comment

Graham Nolan/Scott Hanna BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL Trading Card #78 Art , Comic Art
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Graham Nolan/Scott Hanna BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL Trading Card #78 Art

Art Details

Artist: Graham Nolan (Penciller)
Scott Hanna (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $399.95
Views 327
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 12/27/2016

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Graham Nolan/Scott Hanna BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL Trading Card #78 Art
Artist: Graham Nolan (Penciller)
Scott Hanna (Inker)
327 Views

JAY IRVING FIREHOUSE CARTOON Full Color Framed Original Art, 40s, Comic Art
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JAY IRVING FIREHOUSE CARTOON Full Color Framed Original Art, 40s

Art Details

Artist: Jay Irving (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Comic Strip
For Sale Status: $249.95
Views 497
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 10/24/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

JAY IRVING FIREHOUSE CARTOON Full Color Framed Original Art, 40s
Artist: Jay Irving (All)
497 Views

Trevor Von Eden WORLDS FINEST #287 Cover Recreation, Comic Art
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Trevor Von Eden WORLDS FINEST #287 Cover Recreation

Art Details

Artist: Trevor Von Eden (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: $399.95
Views 279
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 12/27/2016

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Trevor Von Eden WORLDS FINEST #287 Cover Recreation
Artist: Trevor Von Eden (All)
279 Views, 1 Comment

Sam Glanzman HERCULES VS THE AMAZONS  Pin-Up Illustration, Comic Art
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Sam Glanzman HERCULES VS THE AMAZONS Pin-Up Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Sam Glanzman (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $399.95
Views 220
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 6/22/2017

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Sam Glanzman HERCULES VS THE AMAZONS Pin-Up Illustration
Artist: Sam Glanzman (All)
220 Views

Tom Grindberg DR SOLAR Pin-Up, Comic Art
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Tom Grindberg DR SOLAR Pin-Up

Art Details

Artist: Tom Grinberg (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Pin Up
For Sale Status: $299.95
Views 181
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 12/27/2016

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Tom Grindberg DR SOLAR Pin-Up
Artist: Tom Grinberg (All)
181 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 495
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)
495 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 1468
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)
1468 Views

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 634
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)
634 Views

Harry Tuthill THE BUNGLE FAMILY Sunday Comic Strip Original with Little Brother Topper -- 3-25-34 , Comic Art
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Harry Tuthill THE BUNGLE FAMILY Sunday Comic Strip Original with Little Brother Topper -- 3-25-34

Art Details

Artist: Harry Tuthill (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Comic Strip
For Sale Status: $249.95
Views 277
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 10/24/2015

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Harry Tuthill THE BUNGLE FAMILY Sunday Comic Strip Original with Little Brother Topper -- 3-25-34
Artist: Harry Tuthill (All)
277 Views

Larry Shell's Gallery Rooms

For Sale -- Comic Book Art (5) For Sale
For Sale -- Comic Book Covers (6) For Sale
For Sale -- Comic Book Pin-Ups & Drawings (14) For Sale
For Sale -- Comic Strip & Gag Cartoon Art (4) For Sale
For Sale -- Harry Tuthill BUNGLE FAMILY Sunday Page Originals (2) For Sale
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For Sale -- Mark Evan Walker Illustration Art (17) For Sale
For Sale -- Paintings - Covers, Etc. (1) For Sale
For Sale -- Rick Parker (23) For Sale
For Sale -- Sam Glanzman (5) For Sale
Personal Collection - Not For Sale (4)

 

Most Recent Additions (Last Update: 10/29/2017)

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / HALLUCINATIONS Cartoon, Comic Art

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Justin Green PEN GRENADES / HALLUCINATIONS Cartoon

Art Details

Artist: Justin Green (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $199.95
Views 34
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 10/29/2017

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / HALLUCINATIONS Cartoon
Artist: Justin Green (All)
34 Views

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / NOSTALGIA Cartoon, Comic Art

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Justin Green PEN GRENADES / NOSTALGIA Cartoon

Art Details

Artist: Justin Green (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $249.95
Views 26
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 10/29/2017

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / NOSTALGIA Cartoon
Artist: Justin Green (All)
26 Views

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / DEMENTED HALF-BROTHERS Cartoon, Comic Art

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Justin Green PEN GRENADES / DEMENTED HALF-BROTHERS Cartoon

Art Details

Artist: Justin Green (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: $299.95
Views 33
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 10/29/2017

About the Owner

Larry Shell Paid Member
Member Since: November 2006

Justin Green PEN GRENADES / DEMENTED HALF-BROTHERS Cartoon
Artist: Justin Green (All)
33 Views

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