Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Strange Death Of Alex Raymond: Art Auction!



Glamourpuss #14, Page 12 (July 2010)
DAVE FISHER:
As mentioned last month, I've been trawling through the Glamourpuss Archives and pulling items of interest and finally posted the first $1 (opening bid) auction at eBay -- the tracing paper & assorted "stuff" for Glamourpuss #14 page 12.

It's raining outside. Alex Raymond removes his jacket and shakes off the water. He's minutes away from meeting Stan Drake. The hand of death is with him as he presses the elevator button. It gives me chills just thinking about it!

Of particular note in this lot of "stuff" is the pair of "practice tees." Dave Sim explains:

"Quick pencil the basic drawing...
"Study Alex Raymond inked strips...
"Thick brush strokes using brush pen to imitate the Winsor & Newton Series 7 Brush...
"Then - medium marker to lay in the stripes on the shirt...
"Then - Actual Hunt 102 for the tiny lines on the face...
"At that point I have all the right densities, can flip it over on the light table and do a finished pencil tracing, and fixing any distortions, leaning angles, etc."

Sim has signed those two pieces. He'll sign the tracing paper with "Signature Options" to request.

BONUS: If we get any value on this auction (*cough*) the successful bidder will get a copy of the comic-book sized Glamourpuss Art Auctions Catalogue autographed by Sim when we get there in 2014? ...2015? ...2016...? ... Place your bets!

eBay Auction ends Sunday, August 10th (GMT midnight / 7pm ET / 4pm PT)

2 comments:

David Birdsong said...

$132.50 with three days to go. I ain't got no dog rich enough fo that hunt.

David Birdsong said...

Today it is $158.05.