Friday, May 23, 2008

Original Art Stories: Gene Colan: The Auction Begins

From the blog of Clifford Meth. The auction has begun.

Now on Ebay, Invincible Iron Man (Marvel Pocket Book) cover vol. 1 "The Tragedy and the Triumph'' published by Panini under license from Marvel Characters Inc. The cover has just been published in the U.K. Art is by Jon Haward.

The following are on Cliff's blog, you can bid by scooting on over and sending in your bid directly.
The Puppet, The Professor and the Prophet - hardcover signed by J.M. DeMatteis (only released in the U.K.)
Preacher Salvation trade paperback - signed by Garth Ennis
The Pro comic - signed by Garth Ennis
The Boys #16, 17 and 18 (3 comics) - signed by Garth Ennis
Streets of Glory #1-3 (3 comics) - signed by Garth Ennis
JLA Hitman #1-2 (2 comics) - signed by Garth Ennis
Dan Dare #1 - signed by Garth Ennis
Wormwood tbp - signed by Garth Ennis
The Uncanny Dave Cockrum hardcover (signed/numbered $40 value)
Stan Lee autographed photo
Excelsior: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee (autobiography) - signed by Stan Lee
Daredevil and Spiderman: A New Hero Rises (Scholastic) - signed by Stan Lee
The Last Fantastic Four Story (Romita art) - signed by Stan Lee
Fantastic Four: The Lost Adventure - signed by Stan Lee
Essential Iron Man (Gene Colan art) - signed by Stan Lee
Daredevil #1 (overall condition: Good) signed "To George" in 1992 by Stan Lee
Daredevil #53 (overall condition: Fine) signed by Stan Lee
BAMF! The Art of Dave Cockrum - signed by editor Clifford Meth
Hawkman #0 signed by Wm. Messner-Loebs
God's 15 Minutes - hardcover - signed by Clifford Meth
Balm in Gilead - signed/numbered hardcover (signed by Clifford Meth and Joe Kubert)
Cover reproduction of Daredevil #53 (B&W) signed by Stan Lee
Of Bitter Souls - TPB - signed by Norm Breyfogle
Norm Breyfogle Art Portfolio (B&W) - signed by Norm Breyfogle
Three-item package, all signed by Norm Breyfogle: Neophyte, Danger's Dozen and Danger's Dozen poster
Two-item package, both signed by Bill Gavlin: The Scrapyard Detectives & Daredevil original sketch
Iron Man: House of M - issues #1-3, all signed by Greg Pak
Hulk: World War Hulk #3 (variant edition) signed by Greg Pak and John Romita Jr.
Hulk: World War Hulk TPB - signed by Greg Pak
Hulk: Planet Hulk TPB - signed by Greg Pak
Daredevil limited edition bust (red costume) from Bowen Designs
Daredevil limited edition bust (yellow costume) from Bowen Designs
Daredevil limited edition bust (armored version) from Bowen Designs

You can bid using this email link. Bid high - it's a damn good cause.

In the meantime clap your eyeballs on this!!

Click it and enlarge it - you need to see the detail. That's Michael Netzer's contribution and shows again why he's one of my favourite people, not just artist, but people and why I'm honoured to be called his pal. Michael has has written about the piece on his site. Allow me to quote:

The art is produced digitally and the figures are all new inkings/renditions from well known covers that can be seen at Gene Colan's official web site.

Only 5 special prints, 11" X 17", signed and numbered with an additional small hand drawn image to round out the original art value, will be produced for the auction.

An inspiring coalition of the comics community is coming together, with an outpouring of awe and reverence for Gene Colan, the artist and the man who has bestowed much grace unto the comics form.

All I can say is thanks Michael, I'll be going broke soon. I keep missing the chance to own a Netzer original, ow I'll have a chance - five of them to be exact. I'll post more art as it arrives.


Michael Netzer said...

You are far too kind, Mr. Best, and coming from the man who set the wheels of this drive into motion, it's a heartfelt sentiment of support coming from a true friend and top notch activist for the benefit of the comics medium. Much gratitude and best wishes for good fortune ahead.

Jimmy T said...

What he said Danny...

You are really a diamond in the rough.

Jimmy T