Wednesday 21 November 2012

Gasoline Alley daily

With the market over flooded with vintage Gasoline Alley dailies by Frank King the collectors tend to stay calm and only go high for really nice pieces. An OK Gasoline Alley daily usually sells for $100-200. A superb and exceptional piece can hit $1000 or slightly more.
This one sold for $ 25,875.00 [sic!] yesterday.
Now, this is the second daily featuring Skeezix.
But still ...

The third Skeezix daily sold a while ago for $1,940.
What a bargain. :)

Just to show you what I think is a top Gasoline Alley daily, look at this:
 One of my all time favorite Frank King pieces.  Beautiful, isn't it.
(Enlarge and read it. The text is just as good as the artwork.)

Monday 19 November 2012

Mickey Mouse vol 4

Volume 4 of the Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse library is out now.
Do I need to say more?
No, that's what I thought.

But maybe some visuals to wet the appetite, for those of you who have yet to pick it up...?

Sunday 18 November 2012

Patterson pages

Got a collection of the cover stories that Russell Patterson illustrated back in the 20's, 30's and 40's stored away in a box. Added a couple of pages to the collection last week and took snapshots of a few. Thought some of you might enjoy seeing them. :)

The main reason for posting the above images is this: In case someone ever wants to make a book of the weekly Patterson pages and finds this post, just let me know and I'll be happy to help you!

Since it's been a while since my last post, here's something completely unrelated to the above. A Barney Bear and Benny Burro page from Our Gang 32, just because I had it next to the Patterson pages on my desktop. :)

OK! Why stop while I'm at it?
Two more images found next to the above Barks page. I love Barney Google by Billy De'Beck and here are two eh... wonderfully bizarre images. Enjoy!

PS. Got quite a collection of Barney sundays by De'Beck and I'm always looking for more to fill the gaps. Will be happy to buy bulk lots of Barney sundays. Just send me a mail.

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Paul Fung lettering

One of the best and most skilled comic strip artists during the late 20's was Paul Fung. Not only was he a talented cartoonist, he was also a really good letterer. This weekend I took a set of his Gus and Gussie dailies and made a sheet of some of his best lettering. Just to have at hand when I need some lettering inspiration. Beautiful, isn't it?

The above image is just a low res image.
The high res image can be reached, and dowloaded HERE.