Heads Up! · Richard Corben

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 28 February 2015

On Saturday 28 February 2015 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty pages of original comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include eleven pages from Starr the Slayer #1 (2009), eleven pages from The House on the Borderland (2000), and all eight pages of “The Butcher, Part 2: Bye-Bye Miss American Dream” from Eerie #64 (1975).

According to the Corben website, the pages from Starr the Slayer and House on the Borderland are drawn with Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, while “The Butcher, Part 2: Bye-Bye Miss American Dream” is drawn with brush and pen and ink, grey markers, and grey Prismacolor pencils on 12 1/2″ x 18″ Bainbridge paper.

The small scans that are on the Corben website right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live on Saturday 28 February 2015 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Heads Up! · Richard Corben

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 13 December 2014

On Saturday 13 December 2014 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty pieces of original comic/illustration art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include seven standard comic pages, a double-page spread, and two versions of the cover, the published art in ink along with an unused painted version, from Starr the Slayer #1 (2009), the first nine pages and two promotional images from The House on the Borderland (2000), all seven pages of “The Woodlik Inheritance” from Vampirella #31 (1974), and two pages from a three-page Corben cameo that appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 10, #8 (2014).

All artwork is drawn in Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, with the exception of the double-page spread, pages 8 and 9, from House on the Borderland, which is drawn on 22 x 17 inch paper, and “The Woodlik Inheritance,” which is drawn and painted on 13 x 17 inch Bainbridge illustration board using various media including pen and ink, grey and colour pencils, colour markers, colour film, and oil paint.

The small scans that are on the Corben website right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live on Saturday 13 December 2014 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

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Heads Up: CorbenComicArt.com

Just thought long-time friends of RCN might like to know that Richard Corben and his wife, Dona, have tweaked the design of Corben’s website, have added some new content, and have purchased a new domain: CorbenComicArt.com. I’ve already updated all of the links in my previous posts here at RCN to reflect the change, and I encourage others with blogs and websites to do the same.

Have a happy!
RC

Heads Up! · Richard Corben

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 23 August 2014

On Saturday 23 August 2014 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty-six pages of original black-and-white comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include all seven pages of “Dagon” from Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #1 (2008), all eight pages of “The Music of Eric Zann” from Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #2 (2008), all ten pages of “The Sleeper” from Haunt of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe #1 (2006), and ten interior pages and Corben’s cover art for the Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil one-shot (2010).

All artwork is drawn in Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, with the exception of “Dagon,” which is drawn in Sharpie and Pigma pens, and Prismacolor pencils.

The small scans that are on the Corben website right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live on Saturday 23 August 2014 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Heads Up! · Richard Corben

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 28 June 2014

On Saturday 28 June 2014 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty-one pages of original black-and-white comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include all five pages of “The Canal” from Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #2 (2008), all four pages of “The Window” from Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #3 (2008), the cover art for Jonah Hex #32 (2008), all three covers for the Living with the Dead mini-series (2007), the cover art for the Living with the Dead trade-paperback collection (2008), all eight pages of “Roda and the Wolf” from Heavy Metal #83 (1984), and all nine pages of an unpublished story called “Bloodsport.”

All artwork is drawn in Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, with the exception of “Roda and the Wolf,” which is drawn in markers, Sharpie and Pigma pens, and Prismacolor pencils on 12 x 15 inch Bainbridge paper.

The small scans that are on the Corben website right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live on Saturday 28 June 2014 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Heads Up! · Richard Corben

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 12 April 2014

On Saturday 12 April 2014 at 12:00 noon CST, twenty-eight pages of original black-and-white comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website, while twenty figure drawings by Corben will go on sale via the “Figure Drawing” page.

The sale will include ten pages from Mutant World by Strnad and Corben, eight pages from the tale of Conan’s grandfather, Connacht, as written by Timothy Truman and published in Dark Horse’s Conan the Cimmerian, and all ten pages of “The Well,” adapted from Lovecraft by Corben and published in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft.

All Mutant World pages are drawn in pen, markers, and grey pencil on 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inch paper. All other comics pages are in Sharpie pens and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch paper. The figure drawings are in markers, grey pencil, and other drawing media.

The small scans that are on the Corben website here and here right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Heads Up! · Richard Corben

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 18 January 2014

On Saturday 18 January 2014 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty-one pages of original black-and-white comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include ten pages from Mutant World by Strnad and Corben, eleven pages from Cage #1 by Azzarello and Corben, and all ten pages of “The Lamp,” adapted from Lovecraft by Corben and published in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft.

All pages are drawn in Sharpie pens and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper.

Scans of the pages are on the Corben website now for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Heads Up! · Richard Corben

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 26 October 2013

On Saturday 26 October 2013 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty-one pages of original comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include ten pages from two issues of Ghost Rider, ten pages from Hellblazer: Hard Time, and all eleven pages of “Tales of the Black Diamond, Crypt of Blood,” with script by Rich Margopoulos, a story that was first published in Horror in the Dark #3 (Fantagor, 1991).

All pages are drawn in Sharpie pens and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper.

Scans of the pages are on the Corben website now for “viewing only.” Although the images are tiny, they are nonetheless large enough to see, for instance, that the grey tones used to establish the midnight mood of the published version of “Crypt of Blood” are not part of the original art.

All prices will be posted when the sale goes live, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

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Heads Up: BETTER THINGS art sale

An all-star roster of artists has contributed prints and original art — see gallery page one and page two — to Macab Films to support the documentary, Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones, and Bill Cox, a “premium gallery owner” at ComicArtFans.com, has stepped up to assist with the sale of the works.

At the moment, twelve prints are available for purchase, including these three:

And thirty-three (!) original drawings and paintings are available, including these five:

If you have the money to spend, your support will be greatly appreciated, I have no doubt, so act now to reserve your favourites. Those links again: prints, original art page one, original art page two.


BONUS NONSENSE:

I wonder… do you suppose it is possible that Bill Sienkiewicz based the composition of the painting he donated to Better Things on the following illustration by Jones himself:

Just for fun, here’s a side-by-side:

You know what? I think it’s possible… or maybe it’s just a lovely coincidence…

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Heads Up: The “definitive archival edition” of NEIL THE HORSE

The biggest news yesterday in the world o’ comics — yes, I said BIGGEST! — arrived in the form of the following media release:

Coming in the fall of 2013, Hermes Press presents Neil the Horse.

Now for the first time ever all of the classic Neil the Horse comic books are collected together in the definitive archival edition. Fully authorized by its creator, this book is reproduced from the original artwork.

Neil the Horse has long been acclaimed as one of the most innovative and charming comic creations of the 1980s. It has often been compared to the best work of Walt Disney; fans of the strip will finally be treated to a comprehensive reprint of this important strip.

Neil the Horse by Katherine Collins; 978-1-61345-035-2; 8.5 by 11; deluxe hardcover; reprints the complete Neil the Horse comic stories issues #1-#15; historical essay by Trina Robbins; documentary material; 320 pages; color and black and white; $60. Special signed limited edition with 32 pages of extra material and a signed tipped-in plate ISBN 978-1-61345-06-1; $95.

How much of a Neil the Horse fan am I? Enough that I am seriously considering ordering the limited edition! Maybe I can convince my wife to buy it for me as a Christmas gift…


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