The recently completed European Comic Art Auction at Heritage climbed to an impressive $2,401,007. Nearly half of that total was due to the first original cover art featuring Tintin, which realized $1,125,000 on its own.
The Moebius Le Garage Hermétique de Jerry Cornelius page 125 more than doubled its high preauction estimate, ending at $87,500. A quintessential example of Moebius’ art, this page comes close to the quality of the major pages from L’Incal. Two other Moebius lots included L’Incal #5 “La Cinquième Essence: Galaxie qui Songe [The Fifth Essence: A Galaxy that Dreams]” page 4 original art for $52,500 and page 3 from the same issue finished at $47,500.
Winsor McCay A Tale of the Jungle Imps Sunday strip original art from 1903 drew bids from 34 collectors before closing at $57,500. This strip is from just the sixth Sunday of the series, which predates McCay’s more well-known Little Nemo in Slumberland by a full two years.
Other highlights included Vicente Segrelles Le Mercenaire “La Evidencia” page 3 for $47,500, Jean Giraud Blueberry Volume 9 “La piste des Sioux” page 6 for $40,000, Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday strip original art for $38,750, Charles Burns Black Hole #3 cover art for $37,500, Charles Schulz Peanuts daily strip Charlie Brown and Lucy original art for $32,500, and Will Eisner The Spirit #39 original cover art for $27,500.