One Page Of Neil Gaiman & Sam Kieth's Sandman #1 At Auction For $48K

As part of a massive auction of premium comic books and original artwork at Heritage Auctions, taking place today, there is a page of original artwork from the very first issue of Sandman, featuring Dream while captured by his assailants for decades, written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. With bids up to $48,000 before the auction begins today, there is plenty of room for that value to grow. Dream big. You even get to see amends and editorial demands to get the character's clothes correct. It is joined in a few days by a page from Sandman #65 drawn by Marc Hempel, and signed by Hempel and Gaiman, and the cover to Sandman Dream Hunters by P Craig Russell. With the Sandman TV series to drop on Netflix later this year, expect The Great Eye Of Sauron to turn towards these Sandman items and start bidding them up.

One Page Of Neil Gaiman & Sam Kieth's Sandman #1 At Auction

Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg Sandman #1 Story Page 28 Original Art (DC, 1989). There are a few stories that stick with you in life. Stories that change us, makes us question the nature of reality, of life, of love, and of Death. Undoubtedly one such story is that of The Sandman, of the Endless. His journey continues to follow us through the waking world and–in our dreams. Here in this panel page we see Dream as he feigns his passing in order to escape his 75-year incarceration from the hands of the Order of the Ancient Mysteries. This page from the iconic first issue of this important series was created in ink, white paint, and Zipatone over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 17". Slight toning, paste-ups, editorial marks/notes, smudging, and some handling wear. In Very Good condition. Currently with bids totalling $48,000.

One Page Of Neil Gaiman & Sam Kieth's Sandman #1 At Auction

Marc Hempel and Richard Case Sandman #65 Story Page 19 Original Art (DC/Vertigo, 1994). This page from Neil Gaiman's "The Kindly Ones: Part 9" features Lord Dream and Thessaly, and Lyta Hall. The page was created in ink over graphite on bright white Bristol board with an image area of 9" x 14". Signed by Neil Gaiman and Marc Hempel in the lower margin. The page is matted with a printed cover of the issue, and the printed page. The mat measures 21" x 25". In Excellent condition. Property From the Collection of Darren Shan. Currently with bids totalling $6,000.
One Page Of Neil Gaiman & Sam Kieth's Sandman #1 At Auction

P. Craig Russell The Sandman: The Dream Hunters #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 2009). P. Craig Russell illustrates a beautiful cover featuring Dream, of the Endless watching over the love of a monk and a fox who's transformed into a woman. This magically alluring cover was created in ink over graphite on DC Bristol board with an image area of 10.5" x 15.75". In Excellent condition. Currently with bids totalling $4920.

 

 

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