Herge Tops Paris Auction Of Original Comic Art, With Uderzo And Franquin Not Far Behind…

The rough pencils of a page of Tintin in Tibet by Herge, has been auctioned by Christie's for €289,500  ($400,000) almost double its estimated price while a self portrait sold for €91,500 ($125,000) and a Tintin postcard design for €85,500 ($117,000). While a cover of Asterix and the Soothsayer by Albert Uderzo has sold for at €193,500 ($265,000) a third over its estimated price, while a […]

French Original Comic Art Set To Rock The Marketplace At Christie's In Paris

Christie's Auction House in Paris is having its first sale of comic book material in April. And there are going to be some seriously large wallets to be carried to this display of European comic book art. The cover of Asterix And The Soothsayer (Le Devin in the original) by Uderzo will be the highest […]

Swipe File: The $42.6 Million Dollar Comic Book Panel

The 1964 Roy Lichtenstein painting "Ohhh… Alright…" sold at Christie's last night for $42.6 million, a record for a Lichtenstein by a wide margin. According to David Barsalou, the author of Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein, the piece was inspired by this comic book panel inked by Bernard Sachs. Anybody have more complete info about the original […]