Monday, May 9, 2011

ORIGINAL COMIC ART FOR SALE!
- The FIRST Batch -
THOR, WOLVERINE, BATMAN - ROBIN
DAREDEVIL, SHE-HULK, SPAWN

---

As some readers of this blog may recall, I was, for a few years, a card-carrying, paid, professional comic-book writer and artist. This was primarily back around 1988 to 1992.

During that time, in addition to the actual comic books that I was hired to create (for some small indie publishers), I also would frequent many comic conventions (comic cons) in the U.S. (primarily New York City, Long Island NY, Boston, Chicago and Pittsburgh, among others).

While attending the conventions, I had my own table in the "Artist's Alley" and would take commissions for original artwork, and also sell hand-colored, framed art prints.

Although drawn in pencil, I may have been a little ahead of my time, in that I knew that if I drew the pieces tight enough, that they could be reproduced without the need for inking.

Now, after more than 20 years, due to financial circumstances, I am selling these original pieces - some of which were used to make the black and white prints that I would then hand-color for sale.

Up on eBay, I have just listed the first batch - 6 assorted pieces - and at the insanely low starting price of only 99cents!

These first 6 include:
THOR, SHE-HULK, DAREDEVIL, BATMAN & ROBIN, SPAWN, and... WOLVERINE.

The link for the eBay auctions can be found [HERE] or at the eBay button on the right sidebar.

* click on images to see them in greater detail *
(but the scans do NOT do the artwork any justice. Trust me. The originals are much nicer.)

THOR
1989

Graphite pencil over blue-line pencil drawing
14 x 17 vellum finish bristol board
full bleed image

Taking advantage of the fact that his own movie has just opened, I am making THOR the lead item in this sale.

In this image, THOR is wearing a full suit of mystical armor and sporting a full beard.
This was drawn to pay tribute to the time when his title was written and drawn by Walt Simonson, who introduced those elements to the character.
One of the most critically acclaimed runs in the character's history.

The THOR auction can be found [HERE]

---


SHE-HULK
1990

Graphite pencil over blue-line pencil drawing
14 x 17 vellum finish bristol board
10 X 13 image

Cousin of the HULK (she received a blood transfusion from him - which also transferred his powers to her), the SHE-HULK has been "Savage", "Sensational" but always "Sexy" and ready for fun!

SHE-HULK auction can be found [HERE]

---

DAREDEVIL
1989

Graphite pencil over blue-line pencil drawing
8.5 x 14 vellum finish bristol board
8.5 X 11 image

Perched atop an ornate brownstone rooftop in New York City, DAREDEVIL keeps watch to protect the citizens from any evil that would befall them.

The DAREDEVIL auction can be found [HERE]

---

Oh, and in case you don't think I show any love for the DC side of the street...

BATMAN and ROBIN
1991

Graphite pencil over blue-line pencil drawing
14 x 17 vellum finish bristol board
10 X 13 image

Swinging out over the rooftops of Gotham City, the Dynamic Duo are ever-ready to combat the criminal element.

The BAT-auction can be found [HERE]

---

And now, to highlight an "indie" property (if IMAGE can be seen as "independent")...

SPAWN
with ANGELA and VIOLATOR
1993

Graphite pencil over blue-line pencil drawing
9 x 12 vellum finish bristol board
8.5 X 11 image

Cursed by Hell and Abandoned by Heaven, SPAWN (aka Al Simmons) is forever trapped between both realms and must constantly battle the forces of both.

I conceived of the flip-image of the hour-glass to show that he is trapped and doomed by both sides of the veil.
Weep for him, for he shall never know peace.

You can bid on the SPAWN artwork [HERE]

---

And, of course, no "team" is complete without this next guy...

WOLVERINE
"STICK IT"
1991

Graphite pencil over blue-line pencil drawing
9 x 12 vellum finish bristol board
8.5 X 11 image

The ferocious mutant known as WOLVERINE is known for his rough and ready attitude - but his friends can also attest to a sense of humor as well.
Popping out a single (middle) claw (with a finger behind it), here he displays both!

Dig your claws into the Wolverine artwork [HERE]

---


These are merely the first of several batches.
I aim to list one batch per week (starting and ending on Sunday evenings).
However, I will be listing them, in advance, on my art blog - in case anyone feels that they want to inquire about prices or just want to make an offer, and thus avoid the whole eBay rigmarole.

Upcoming drawings are of:


- ANGEL
- BATMAN
- CAPTAIN AMERICA
- CONAN
- DR. DOOM
- FANTASTIC FOUR
- GHOST RIDERS (Johnny Blaze vs Dan Ketch)
- GREEN ARROW
- GREEN LANTERN CORPS
- HULK (grey) -vs- RHINO, JUGGERNAUT and ABOMINATION
- INHUMANS
- INVADERS (Captain America, Namor, Human Torch I, Toro, Bucky)
- IRON MAN (large image)
- IRON MAN (8.5 x 11 image)
- JOKER
- J.L.A (the Bwa-ha-ha roster)
- J.S.A
- MOON KNIGHT
- NAMOR; the SUB-MARINER
- NIGHTCRAWLER
- PUNISHER
- SILVER SURFER
- SPIDER-MAN
- SUPERMAN
- TEEN TITANS
- WOLVERINE (crossed claws)
- WOLVERINE vs BATMAN
- WOLVERINE vs FAUST
- X-MEN (Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Havok, Rogue, Dazzler & Psylocke [in her original body and costume])

Like the assortment available this week, some are good, some are awesome!

Remember, the link for the eBay auctions can be found [HERE] or at the eBay button on the right sidebar.

1 comments:

David H. said...

well like i said in my email Ptor that's some great work for being 20 years old. i'm surprised to see so much DC here i was under the impression you were pretty much a Marvel guy.

Post a Comment