Monday, December 5, 2016

Dear Comic Art Fan,

The original art session of the ComicLink Featured Auction closes next Tuesday, December 13th! Collectors won't want to miss the strong selection of over 400 high quality lots within this auction. "Grail" level artwork combines with more affordable treasures to create an impressive selection of highly desirable material. Artwork by Bernie Wrightson, Frank Brunner, John Buscema, John Byrne, Greg Capullo, Daniel Clowes, Gene Colan, Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta, David Finch, Michael Kaluta, Carmine Infantino, Jeff Jones, Gil Kane, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Frank Miller, George Perez, John Romita, Jr., Bill Sienkiewicz, Jim Starlin, Michael Turner, Boris Vallejo, Barry Windsor-Smith and so many others is up for grabs on the auction block! There is something for just about every passionate art collector within this auction, which comes to a close on Tuesday, December 13th.  There is no time like the present, though, to take a look at the spectacular items within this Original Art session!

See you next week!

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Heritage Auctions ( - Felix the Cat, Bringing Up Father & Archie Original Art This Sunday

A Few Sample Lots:

Otto Messmer - Felix the Cat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-12-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1932)

George McManus and Zeke Zekley - Bringing Up Father Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-22-53 (King Features Syndicate, 1953)

Harry Lucey - Pep #160 Complete 6-Page Story Original Art (Archie Comics, 1963)

Also check out the latest in the Comic Market at Heritage here..

Premium Member of the Week :: Ivan Thompson

1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am a healthcare researcher and consultant nearing retirement. I'm actively planning a second career in art.

2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?

Currently my favorite piece that I own is the Ditko/Wood "Death of Menthor" page from Thunder Agents. I worked the hardest to get this piece and spent the most on it, and it represents a change in emphasis in my philosophy of art collecting from quantity to quality. Plus I love Wally Wood's art. Even though Ditko penciled this piece it most resembles classic Wood work. I should say that I have several really nice Richard Corben interior pages and covers that I love as well.

3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?

I've been collecting comic art very casually for six or seven years, more actively for two or three years, and I just decided this year to get much more serious in my approach and budget.

4. How do you display/store your collection at home?

My best pieces are framed on the wall of my studio. New acquisitions or those for which I don't have wall space are in a flat file in Mylar sleeves.

5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?

My hopes and plans are to acquire an Al Williamson Flash Gordon page, a really prime 1970s Bernie Wrightson page or cover, a Mark Schultz late Xenozoic page or Jack/Hannah large illustration, a Rocketeer page, and other classic strip art from Alex Raymond and/or Hal Foster. Rough timetable: the next two years.


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