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 […]

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 […]