Interior pages for The Walking Dead drawn by artist Tony Moore are available for bidding in ComicConnect’s current Event Auction XXXIV. Moore only illustrated the first six issues of the series before leaving the book. Due to his early tenure, he is responsible for rendering the first appearances of many characters who are integral to The Walking Dead franchise like Rick, as well as Lori and Carl Grimes.
“The Walking Dead has become one of the biggest, non-superhero, comic book franchises on Earth,” Andrew Sanford, ComicConnect Sales Associate, said. “This is the second round of Walking Dead artwork we’ve put up for auction and we expect it to do even better than the last.” In December 2017, ComicConnect sold a page of Tony Moore’s work sold for $10,600 while another went for $27,000.
Fans can not only bid on artwork from Moore but several others as well. In addition to original pages drawn by series artist Charlie Adlard, bids are open for pieces by Jim Rugg, Matthew Kirscht, Cliff Rathburn, and Chris Giarrusso. The Walking Dead television series will also be well represented as preliminary production art by John Watkiss is also up for grabs.
“We worked hard to curate a veritable feeding frenzy for our buyers,” Vincent Zurzolo, COO of ComicConnect, said. “Excitement surrounding The Walking Dead is always tremendous but with the diversity of artwork that is being offered, this Event Auction is sure to elevate the ardor to peak prominence.”
Bids can be placed until the auction begins closing at 7 PM ET on March 19, 2018.