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Sell or Auction Your Gary Larson Far Side Comic Art for up to Nearly $40,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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Gary Larson (born August 14, 1950) is an American cartoonist, environmentalist, and former musician. He is the creator of The Far Side, a single-panel cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to more than 1,900 newspapers for fifteen years. The series ended with Larson’s retirement on January 1, 1995. In September 2019, his website alluded to a “new online era of ‘The Far Side.'” On July 8, 2020, Larson released three new comics, his first in 25 years. His twenty-three books of collected cartoons have combined sales of more than forty-five million copies.

The Far Side is a single-panel comic created by Gary Larson and syndicated by Chronicle Features and then Universal Press Syndicate, which ran from December 31, 1979, to January 1, 1995 (when Larson retired as a cartoonist). Its surrealistic humor is often based on uncomfortable social situations, improbable events, an anthropomorphic view of the world, logical fallacies, impending bizarre disasters, (often twisted) references to proverbs, or the search for meaning in life. Larson’s frequent use of animals and nature in the comic is popularly attributed to his background in biology. The Far Side was ultimately carried by more than 1,900 daily newspapers, translated into 17 languages, and collected into calendars, greeting cards, and 23 compilation books, and reruns are still carried in many newspapers. After a 25-year hiatus, in July 2020 Larson began drawing new Far Side strips offered through the comic’s official website.

Below is a recent realized price for a piece of Gary Larson Far Side comic art. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to this amount or more for you:

Gary Larson Far Side Comic Art. Sold for nearly $40,000.

Here is another example of Far Side Comic Art:

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Wiener Dog Art, one of many The Far Side collections published in the United States, features an artist stamping a paint-covered dachshund on a canvas. click to enlarge

Nate D. Sanders Auctions has sold the following memorabilia:

Charles Schulz Original Hand-Drawn ”Peanuts” Comic Strip From January 1953 — In this Early Strip, Linus & Snoopy Battle Over the TV & Linus Is Shown Without His Blanket

Charles Schulz original hand-drawn ”Peanuts” comic strip, published 24 January 1953. Having debuted as a character in September 1952, this is one of Linus Van Pelt’s earliest appearances, even shown without his signature blanket, which wouldn’t debut until 1954. Although Linus was also non-verbal until 1954, he does make a ”MEOW!” sound here to get Snoopy to move out of his way so he can watch TV. Strip measures 28.75” x 6.5”. Some light foxing and discoloration, and very faint tracing in pencil over parts of Snoopy. Overall very good condition. Sold for $79,585.

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”Prince Valiant” Sunday Artwork by Hal Foster From 1939 — Perhaps the Most Recognizable Artwork by Hal Foster From ”Prince Valiant”, the Majestic Andelkrag Castle

One of the greatest pieces of artwork by Hal Foster in his career, the original artwork for the 120th ”Prince Valiant” Sunday comic strip from 28 May 1939. In this instantly recognizable piece — featured on the cover of Fantagraphics’ ”Prince Valiant Vol. 2: 1939-1940” and in numerous ”Prince Valiant” publications — Val sees the foreboding castle of Andelkrag in person, surrounded by Huns as they prepare to attack it. The six panel strip measures 26” x 34.5”, (the large Andelkrag panel measures 17” x 21” by itself), with incredible detail showing the seemingly impregnable fortress, the mountains behind it, the flames roiling up aside it and Prince Valiant standing upon a hillside, gazing at its beauty and enormity. In this strip, Val makes his approach and plunges into the river moat at darkness, to find a fire-raft built by the Huns in order to destroy Andelkrag’s bridge. As Prince Valiant destroys their handiwork, the Huns vow revenge in return. Artwork is signed by Foster on the second panel, inscribed to ”Edward W. Larson / with friendly greetings / Hal Foster”. With King Features Syndicate, Inc. label on fifth panel, with 1939 copyright. The date of 28 May 1939 appears on the fourth panel, along with ”120”, the number of this Prince Valiant strip in the life of the series. Artwork is mounted to board and matted to a size of 33” x 41.5”, with matting strips separating the panels. With minute amount of soiling, artwork is in near fine condition. Accompanied by the color newsprint of this artwork and two ”Prince Valiant” books featuring this strip. Sold for $70,461.

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”Prince Valiant” Sunday Artwork by Hal Foster- 1939. Click to enlarge

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”. Click to enlarge.

Charles Schulz Original Hand-Drawn ”Peanuts” Comic Strip — In This Strip From 1957, Schulz Draws the Score From Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 1 to Call in Snoopy, Who Trots in on 4 Feet

Special ”Peanuts” original comic strip, hand-drawn by Charles Schulz for publication on 16 December 1957. Strip is one of the rare examples of Schulz meticulously recreating a musical score by Beethoven, in this case Piano Sonata No. 1. Schroeder whistles the Sonata to call in Snoopy for dinner, who trots in on four legs rather than two, a hallmark of the early ”Peanuts” strips. With United Feature Syndicate label on first panel, strip measures 29” x 7”. Mild toning, overall very good to near fine condition. Sold for $58,954.

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Charles Schulz Original Hand-Drawn ”Peanuts” Comic Strip. Click to enlarge.

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Charles Schulz Original Hand-Drawn Sunday ”Peanuts” Comic Strip — In This ”April Showers” Strip, Woodstock Gets Drenched by a Rain Gutter

Original Sunday ”Peanuts” comic strip, hand-drawn by Charles Schulz. In this ”April showers” themed strip, published 26 April 1970, Snoopy, Woodstock and Peppermint Patty get caught in a downpour, but then little Woodstock is further harassed by a flowing rain gutter. Strip measures 24” x 17”, inscribed by Schulz to Jim Pearson. Near fine condition. Sold for $56,250.

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Charles Schulz Original Hand-Drawn Sunday ”Peanuts” Comic Strip. Click to enlarge.

Robert Crumb Original Cover Art for Volume 6 of ”The Complete Crumb Comics” Entitled ”On the Crest of a Wave”

Incredible Robert Crumb original cover art for ”The Complete Crumb Comics”, Volume 6 entitled ”On the Crest of a Wave”, published by Fantagraphic Books in 1991. This fantastic example of original Crumb artwork shows Crumb himself riding the crest of a wave of flesh and humanity, populated with familiar faces from 1960s counterculture, including Jerry Garcia. This piece served as the cover for Volume 6 of a 17 volume exhaustive series of Crumb’s artistic output, with Vol. 6 documenting approximately two years from the late 1960s into the early 1970s. Ink on illustration board, cover measures 13” x 17” with ”The Complete Crumb Comics” header affixed; artwork alone measures 10” x 13”. Artwork is affixed at the top to the backing mat by two pieces of tape, measuring 16” x 20” with mat. Near fine condition. Sold for $41,250.

Original Cover Art for Volume 6 of ”The Complete Crumb Comics”. Click to enlarge.

”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. Click to enlarge.

Original Cover Art for ”Marvel Tales Starring Spider-Man!” by Sal Buscema

Cover art by Sal Buscema for the September 1972 issue of ”Marvel Tales Starring Spider-Man!” In this issue (Vol. 2, #37), a reprint of the September 1967 edition, Spider-Man saves himself and J. Jonah Jameson after being left to drown in the Kingpin’s cellar. Bold and complex art measures 11.5” x 16” on Marvel illustration board. Dialogue bubbles and titling glued on. Some creasing and chipping to margins, but art itself is very good to near fine. Accompanied by published comic book. An excellent example of Spider-Man cover art. Sold for $12,500.

Original Cover Art for ”Marvel Tales Starring Spider-Man!” by Sal Buscema

Todd McFarlane Original Comic Art for ”Spider-Man” Issue #12 From 1991 — Featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine & Wendigo

Original Todd McFarlane artwork for issue #12, page 12 of ”Spider-Man”, published by Marvel in July 1991. Full panel features Spider-Man and Wolverine with Wendigo, written and illustrated by McFarlane, and signed by him at lower right. Image area of artwork measures 9” x 14”, on 11.25” x 17.25” Marvel artist paper, partially adhered to larger board. Some white-out portions, overall very good plus condition. Sold for $12,479.

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Todd McFarlane Original Comic Art for ”Spider-Man” Issue #12 From 1991. Click to enlarge.

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