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Gil Elvgren Illustration Art

We at NateDSanders.com Illustration Art Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com) are now offering a 0% commission rate to sell your comic art & illustration art that realizes over $15,001.  We have had incredible success selling comic art & illustration art in the past and below are the descriptions, pictures and prices realized to prove it.  By the way, The Ray Bradbury estate consigned all of their illustration art to us and the results of the auction are also found below:

Charles Schulz Snoopy Red Baron Comic Strip Art — Appeared on New Years Day 1967 — Snoopy Confronts His Nemesis “The Red Baron”

Very scarce and desirable “Red Baron” Peanuts comic strip, hand-drawn by Charles Schulz. Appearing Sunday, 1 January 1967 and featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown, this 15-panel strip is one of only eight “Peanuts” Sunday strips to run on New Years day. Strip features Snoopy as the Flying Ace, comically fantasizing about shooting down his WWI nemesis, the “Red Baron”. Tired of Snoopy’s ruckus, the European tavern owner in Snoopy’s dreams unceremoniously kicks him out of his doghouse in the pouring rain. Luckily, he always has Charlie Brown, with whom he reigns in the New Year. United Feature Syndicate label appears on second to last panel. 22.5″ x 15.5″ strip is matted to an overall size of 29.75″ x 22.5″. Very light creasing. Near fine.  Sold for $60,000.

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Red Baron “Peanuts” Sunday Comic Strip — Appeared on New Years Day 1967 — Snoopy Confronts His Nemesis “The Red Baron”

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”The Partridge Family” Animated Title Artwork by Legendary Artist Sandy Dvore

Available for the first time at auction, the animation artwork from the iconic title sequence of ”The Partridge Family”, designed by legendary title artist Sandy Dvore. This instantly recognizable piece features the mother partridge followed by her five cheepers (chicks), one of only two known pieces with the entire animated Partridge Family. The famous title sequence for the show, in which the mother partridge breaks out of her shell and leads her chicks, was originally done for the pilot by Dvore, and was subsequently used during the entire series because it was so clever and groundbreaking. At the time of the pilot in 1969, color was just arriving to television and title sequences until then had mostly consisted of black and white typeface, simply listing the name of the show. For ”The Partridge Family”, Dvore decided to not only incorporate color into the title sequence (taking color cues from the famous Mondrian-inspired bus that the family drove), but also used animation, which until then had mostly been limited to cartoons. The result is one of the most enduring title sequences in the history of television. Described in the seminal book on title sequences, ”Untitled” as ”…one of the most brilliant and most atypical designers of all time”, Dvore rose to prominence in the early sixties creating iconic illustrations for trade ads in the ”Hollywood Reporter” and ”Variety” for stars such as Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. He soon segued to create a new art form, the film trade ad, and also designed the logos for entertainment companies United Artists, Lorimar and ICM. Artwork consists of several layers of paper cut-outs affixed to black paper background. All characters are original except for the feet, which were added later. Signed by Dvore at lower right on black paper. Visible portion measures 17.5” x 9.5”, framed to 23” x 15”. Near fine. With LOA from Sandy Dvore.  Sold for $50,000.

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”The Partridge Family” Animated Title Artwork by Legendary Artist Sandy Dvore — First Time at Auction

Dean Ellis Painting Commissioned for the Cover of Ray Bradbury’s Book ”The Illustrated Man” — From the Bradbury Estate

Artist Dean Ellis original ”Red Illustrated Man” painting commissioned for the cover art of Ray Bradbury’s ”The Illustrated Man”. Ellis’ depiction was used for the cover of the Bantam Books 1969 paperback edition of ”The Illustrated Man”. Composed in casein on illustration board. Painting measures 17” x 26.5” and is framed to an overall size of 26” x 35”. Near fine condition. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $45,894.

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Dean Ellis Painting Commissioned for the Cover of Ray Bradbury’s Book ”The Illustrated Man” — From the Bradbury Estate

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Prince Valiant Strip by Hal Foster Dated 6 March 1937 — 4th Prince Valiant Strip in the Series! — Val’s ”Career of Adventure Begins” Here, Showing His Growth From Boy to Young Man

Original ”Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur” strip in two parts, dated 6 Mach 1937, the 4th strip in the series which launched on 13 February 1937. In this large 12-panel strip, we witness Prince Valiant grow from a boy – stranded on the Fens Marshes – to a young man who hunts and provides food for the exiles. His teacher is a young native boy who shows him how to hunt and also escape death by the ”marsh lizard”, the superbly drawn creature which preys upon the young men in the last half of the strip. Hal Foster additionally draws an image of Prince Valiant’s face on the back of the strip, and inscribes the first portion of the strip in pencil above the panels, ”To Douglas Newton with best wishes for his success as an artist / Hal Foster” and then additionally, ”I send you this early one because it has a dragon in it – hope you can clean it up”. The 1937 King Features Syndicate label appears on the 11th panel, along with the date of 6 March. A publisher’s sticker also appears under the 10th panel. First portion of strip measures 29” x 21” and second portion measures approximately 29” x 20.25” with an irregular top edge. Strip is in good condition with some dampstaining that mostly appears on the margins and can be framed out. Strip also has some foxing, toning and tape remnants to margin. Artwork itself is still bold and clean. First panel is a cut-out portion taped to the strip on the verso, ostensibly a change to the strip by Foster before publication. An excellent, very early example of Hal Foster’s classic Prince Valiant.  Sold for $44,291.

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Prince Valiant Strip by Hal Foster Dated 6 March 1937 — 4th Prince Valiant Strip in the Series! — Val’s ”Career of Adventure Begins” Here, Showing His Growth From Boy to Young Man

Original Ink and Watercolor Drawing by E.H. Shepard of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet — Extraordinarily Scarce Drawing by Shepard of the Most Famous Children’s Character

Beautifully rendered watercolor and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet by E.H. Shepard, the illustrator chosen by A.A. Milne to bring his literary characters to life. Here, Shepard draws Pooh and Piglet upon a letter to his agent, allowing the characters to express his feelings of gratitude and joy. In the autograph letter signed, dated 29 February 1932, Shepard thanks his agent for a letter, writing that he has “done splendidly” and that “this view is shared by others.” To emphasize his feelings, Shepard draws Winnie-the-Pooh reaching up and Piglet excitedly jumping at his side. Shepard must have been very pleased with his agent, as he very seldom drew his most famous characters; this drawing, done early in the illustrator’s career and just a few years after the Pooh series, is a rare exception. Single page is written from Long Meadow, Guildford. Light uniform toning and mounted to card. Overall in very good to near fine condition.  Sold for $40,954.

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Original Ink and Watercolor Drawing by E.H. Shepard of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet — Extraordinarily Scarce Drawing by Shepard of the Most Famous Children’s Character

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Charles Schulz ”Peanuts” Great Pumpkin Sunday Strip — From Halloween 1965

Charles Schulz ”Peanuts” Sunday strip from the classic storyline ”It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” The 15-frame strip comprises the hilarious trick-or-treat sequence in which Lucy attempts to collect Halloween candy on her brother Linus’ behalf. At every doorstep, the put-upon Lucy becomes less able to conceal her exasperation with Linus, who has forgone trick-or-treating to commit himself to a pumpkin patch vigil, waiting for the mythical ”Great Pumpkin” to appear. Strip originally appeared on Halloween, 31 October 1965. Schulz’ autograph inscription beneath the title reads: ”Best Wishes – Charles Schulz” in blue ink. United Features Syndicate label is affixed to 12th panel, although the year has been cut out. Measures 24” x 17”. Toning, with notations to border from production. Very good condition.  Sold for $40,954.

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Charles Schulz ”Peanuts” Great Pumpkin Sunday Strip — From Halloween 1965

”Prince Valiant” Comic Strip by Hal Foster From 5 October 1941

Original “Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur” strip in two parts, dated 5 October 1941. In this chapter, we witness the wizard Belsatan cast a powerful spell for the return of his wife and its dramatic aftermath (which is “beyond description!”). In earlier action, Belsatan had concocted a scheme to use Val to get rid of his beautiful, but nagging wife, Acidia. The schemed worked, but the wizard soon grew lonely, leading to the action featured in this strip, a fantastic example by Hal Foster, the strip’s creator, working at the absolute top of his game. Foster inscribes the strip to his “favorite comic artist ‘Chick’ Young”. Hand-drawn strip measures 29″ x 15″ and 29″ x 22″. Both parts of the strip are mounted, with very light toning, overall very good to near fine. From the estate of “Blondie” creator, Chic Young.  Sold for $27,981.

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”Prince Valiant” Comic Strip by Hal Foster From 5 October 1941

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Charles Addams Signed Painting Personally Owned by Ray Bradbury — Selected to Become the Cover of Bradbury’s Book, ”From the Dust Returned”

”Addams Family” cartoonist and creator Charles Addams original 1946 painting personally owned by Ray Bradbury. True to Addams’ whimsical and macabre tone, painting depicts a landscape scene at twilight with a Gothic mansion overlooking a shore, and with ghoulish creatures and spirits ascending towards the house. Signed, ”Chas Adams” at upper right. Mixed media on illustration board was selected to be the cover image for Bradbury’s book, ”From the Dust Returned”, which was released in 2001. Painting measures 17” x 12” and is matted and framed to an overall size of 24” x 19”. Chip to frame, otherwise near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $25,000.

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Charles Addams Signed Painting Personally Owned by Ray Bradbury — Selected to Become the Cover of Bradbury’s Book, ”From the Dust Returned”

Ray Bradbury Personally Owned Oil Painting, Titled ”Carnival” by Joseph Mugnaini — The Very First Mugnaini Painting Purchased by Bradbury & Which Ignited Their Professional Collaboration

Art by Joseph Mugnaini from the personal collection of Ray Bradbury, and indeed the painting which began the collaboration between the two creative men. Painting known as both ”Carnival” and “Caravan” is a nighttime scene depicting a train perched precariously high, filled with faceless figures, their arms raised in apparent cheering, waving pennant-style flags. The carnival theme is inextricable from Bradbury’s work, serving not only as the setting of his famous novel, ”Something Wicked This Way Comes”, but also as his inspiration to become a writer; Bradbury credits his interaction as a child with a carnival magician named ”Mr. Electrico”, who told him to ”Live Forever!”, as the impetus for his writing career. Painting, composed in oil on board, is circa 1952. Measures approximately 31” x 25”, matted and framed to an overall size of 36” x 30”. Frame shows wear but art appears near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $23,153.

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Ray Bradbury Personally Owned Oil Painting, Titled ”Carnival” by Joseph Mugnaini — The Very First Mugnaini Painting Purchased by Bradbury & Which Ignited Their Professional Collaboration

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Robert Watson Painting Entitled ”The Martian Chronicles” — Used for the Cover Art of the 1953 Second Edition — Painting Owned by Ray Bradbury

Robert Watson painting entitled ”The Martian Chronicles”, as the artist provided this cover art for the book’s second edition, printed in 1953. Signed ”R. Watson” in paint at lower left, oil on canvas painting depicts a solitary human being, surrounded by decaying structural columns on a desolate landscape; this piece exactly matches the cover of the 1953 edition, with the exception that the book has a red background. With the artist’s name, painting title and ”Collection of Ray Bradbury” handwritten to verso. Painting measures 14” x 18”. Minor scratch to front, else near fine. With a COA from the estate of Ray Bradbury.  Sold for $22,986.

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Robert Watson Painting Entitled ”The Martian Chronicles” — Used for the Cover Art of the 1953 Second Edition — Painting Owned by Ray Bradbury

”Krazy Kat” Sunday Comic Strip by George Herriman From 7 November 1943

”Krazy Kat” large Sunday comic strip, dated 7 November 1943. Created by cartoonist George Herriman, Krazy Kat depicts the unlikely love triangle of a cat, a mouse and a dog: Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse and Offisa Bull Pupp. Krazy Kat’s naive, unrequited love for Ignatz is consistently and unceremoniously rewarded by bricks hurled to the back of his head, thrown by the cantankerous mouse. Offisa Bull Pupp does his best to protect Krazy Kat, whom he not so secretly loves, from Ignatz’ relentless brick attacks. True to form, this hand-drawn 1943 Sunday strip features Offisa Bull Pupp’s unsuccessful attempt to shield Krazy Kat from an inevitable brick attack at the hands of Ignatz. With a distinctly Southwestern visual style, Krazy Kat has long been a favorite of comic fans and such notables as E.E. Cummings, William Randolph Hearst, Jack Kerouac and Pablo Picasso. Strip measures 16.5” by 25”. Mounted to board but in otherwise remarkably near fine condition with only a hint of toning. From the estate of ”Blondie” creator Chic Young.  Sold for $22,878.

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”Krazy Kat” Sunday Comic Strip by George Herriman From 7 November 1943

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Hal Foster ”Prince Valiant” Strip — Twice-Signed and Inscribed to Ray Bradbury — From the Bradbury Estate

Original Hal Foster ”Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur” seven-panel strip, twice-signed and inscribed to famed novelist Ray Bradbury. Dated 5 January 1947, strip features Prince Valiant, his wife, Aleta, Queen of the Misty Isles, and Earl Jon amid a classic Arthurian feast. True to Foster’s iconic form, strip is intricately detailed and does not employ word balloons, instead narrated in captions positioned at the bottom of panels. Second frame is signed and inscribed, ”To Ray Bradbury / With My Best Wishes / Hal Foster” and last frame is signed ”Hal Foster”. With a King Features Syndicate copyright to lower edge. Strip measures 27.5” x 34.5”, stapled to a backboard measuring 28” x 44”. Wear mostly confined to margins, including tape residue and toning. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $21,175.

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Hal Foster ”Prince Valiant” Strip — Twice-Signed and Inscribed to Ray Bradbury — From the Bradbury Estate

Ray Bradbury Personally Owned ”Modern Gothic” Oil Painting by Joseph Mugnaini — The Second Painting Purchased by Bradbury

Art by Joseph Mugnaini from the personal collection of his friend Ray Bradbury. Classic of both Mugnaini and the period, this is the second Mugnaini painting purchased by Bradbury, in the beginning of their long collaboration. Oil painting titled ”Modern Gothic” depicts an ominous-looking gothic mansion, made modern by the graffiti-ed urban foreground. Painting is signed, ”Mugnaini” at lower left. Gallery exhibition stickers are affixed to verso dated 1952, 53 and 54. Measures approximately 23” x 36.5”, matted and framed to an overall size of 28.5” x 41.75”. Frame shows wear but art appears near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $21,048.

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Ray Bradbury Personally Owned ”Modern Gothic” Oil Painting by Joseph Mugnaini — The Second Painting Purchased by Bradbury

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Mugnaini Portrait of Ray Bradbury From Bradbury’s Own Collection

Ray Bradbury personally owned portrait of himself by Joseph Mugnaini. Art depicts a young Bradbury posing pensively with representations of his works in the background, including Mars from ”The Martian Chronicles”, ”The Illustrated” Man and a carnival scene from ”Something Wicked This Way Comes”. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17” x 21.25”. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $20,354.

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Mugnaini Portrait of Ray Bradbury From Bradbury’s Own Collection

Ray Bradbury’s Personally Owned James Bingham Art, Illustrating His Short Story ”The Fog Horn”

Ray Bradbury’s own James Bingham painting for ”The Fog Horn”, a short story in Bradbury’s compilation book, ”The Golden Apples of the Sun”. Bingham’s illustration of the sea monster demolishing the lighthouse shows a black and blue monster in water against a warm peach sky. Art is signed, ”Bingham” at lower right. Dates to circa 1951. Medium is casein on illustration board. Measures 37.5” x 26.5”. Notations to verso and a few specks to sky, else near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $18,503.

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Ray Bradbury’s Personally Owned James Bingham Art, Illustrating His Short Story ”The Fog Horn”

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Eyvind Earle Original Oil Painting From Ray Bradbury’s Personal Estate

Original Eyvind Earle oil painting of a California central coast valley, personally owned by Ray Bradbury. From his work as a Disney artist, Earle was known for his background illustrations of many films, and was responsible for the styling, background and colors of ”Sleeping Beauty”. Oil painting on board portrays a landscape of a California coastal mountain range in golden afternoon light, with tones in olive greens and warm yellows. Signed ”Eyvind Earle / 8.12.76” at lower right. Painting measures 41” x 31” and is framed in a large shadowbox black frame to an overall size of 54” x 44.25”. Near fine condition. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $12,500.

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Eyvind Earle Original Oil Painting From Ray Bradbury’s Personal Estate

Original Artwork by ”Madeline” Author and Illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans — Singular Illustration From the Early 1940’s

Very rare original artwork by the beloved creator of the ”Madeline” books, Ludwig Bemelmans, for Mary MacArthur, daughter of actress Helen Hayes. Ink and watercolor drawing depicts a busy Parisian street scene with Miss Clavel herding twelve little girls through town. Three Parisian buildings stand in the background and in the foreground, a constable stands in salute donning a hat that reads, ”Au Revoir Paris” on the bill. Whimsical and quintessential of Bemelmans’ work. Signed and inscribed in black ink along the bottom, ”To Mary with love / Ludwig Belemans”. Someone has written the year ”1942” in light pencil beneath his signature. Mary MacArthur, a tween in 1942, would die at age 19 of polio. Measures 7” x 8” with very minor toning, else near fine. From the estate of Helen Hayes.  Sold for $11,858.

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Original Artwork by ”Madeline” Author and Illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans — Singular Illustration From the Early 1940’s

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Hannes Bok Art From the Personal Collection of Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury personally owned art by early sci-fi fanzine artist Hannes Bok, whose career he launched. An outspoken admirer of Bok’s art, Bradbury actively promoted Bok at the first WorldCon (World Science Fiction Convention) in 1939, and ”Weird Tales” magazine picked up the unknown artist. Painting depicts a transparent queen chess piece being moved by a human hand, contrasting sharply with the dark background, in which a desert scape is visible with mountains on the horizon and nude men running through the scene. Acrylic on illustration board painting is unsigned. Matted and framed to an overall size of 15” x 21.5”. Near fine. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $10,000.

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Hannes Bok Art From the Personal Collection of Ray Bradbury

Eyvind Earle Large Oil Painting From Ray Bradbury’s Personal Estate

Original Eyvind Earle 1976 oil painting of a California mountain range, personally owned by Ray Bradbury. From his work as a Disney artist, Earle was known for his background illustrations of many films, most notably Sleeping Beauty”. Oil painting on board portrays a landscape of a California coastal mountain range in clear morning light. Signed, ”Eyvind Earle / 8.20.76” at lower right. Painting measures 31” x 16” and is framed in a large shadowbox black frame to an overall size of 44” x 29”. Painting is in near fine condition. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate.  Sold for $9,375.

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Eyvind Earle Large Oil Painting From Ray Bradbury’s Personal Estate

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