Original Comic Book Art
We are comic art fans and love 11 x 17 original comic book art from the Silver and Bronze Age as well as twice-up Golden Age comic art. Original Comic Book Art thinks that the best comic artwork to collect is comic book covers, comic book splashes and comic book interiors. Our favorite comic book artists include Jerry Robinson, Fred Ray, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, and Jack Kirby.
Other great pencillers and inkers of original comic book art are Bernard Bailey, Barry Windsor Smith, Bob Kane, Brian Bolland, Frank Brunner, Rich Buckler and Bernie Wrightson.
Also making the highlights list are John Buscema, L.B. Cole, Mat Baker, Al Feldstein, Irv Nowick, Irwin Hasen, Jack Davis and Fred Guardineer.
To see the best Golden Age and Silver Age collection of original comic book art, be sure to check out the permanent collection on display at the gallery of MetropolisComics.com. Anyone looking to sell original comic book art should contact them first because the owners are avid art collectors, and hands down will pay more than anyone else to buy the comic artwork they really like (for evidence, just look at the pieces they own!)
Other noteworthy artists of original comic art include Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Sam Keith, Johnny Craig, John Romita and Russ Heath.
If you want to auction original comic art, don’t waste your time with the bottom-feeders on eBay. Instead, you should really consider consigning to ComicConnect.com. They are the auction company that sold the world’s most expensive comic book for $1.5 Million (an Action Comics #1). They are also the first company to sell a comic book for $1 Million. Clearly, their clientele pays more than other buyers.
More great comic artists include painters Alex Ross and Carl Barks. Going back to original comic book art pencilers, did we forget to mention Alex Schomberg (aka Xela), John Severin and his sister Marie, Shelly Moldoff, Jim Steranko and Wally Wood?
And how can we forget Nick Cardy, Joe Shuster and Mike Kaluta?
To learn more about the great comic book artists, read their biographies on Lambiek.net. If you are having trouble identifying the artist on a Marvel Comic, you should definitely check out the database at The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators. Another sizeable resource for comic book information is The Big Comic Book Database.
Last but not least, GothamCityArt.com has a bevy of artist biographies, and the owner is a collector, retired dealer and always happy to answer questions.
This page is passionately devoted to the collection of comic books and comic art. Here you'll find links to help you appraise, purchase, and sell comic books and artwork, as well as online galleries that allow you to browse comic book art and covers from the Gold Age, Silver Age, and Bronze age all the way through to the modern era.
Some of the galleries include auctions of Walt Disney work, Atomic Bunny, and Casper the Ghost, and auctions from such influential figures as Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, John Byrne, Terry Austin, George Perez, Joe Sinnott, Bob Wiacek, Walt Simonson, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.