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Bidder-bidder-bidder … Batman!

December 10, 2010 in News

Comic fans have the chance to appear alongside legendary superhero Batman thanks to a fund-raising auction.

This one-off opportunity is part of a sale to support the Comic Book Alliance (previously). It also includes signed comics, books and artwork from the likes of Hunt Emerson, David Lloyd, Bryan Talbot and Alan Moore among many others.

The winner in the Batman bid can choose to be killed by the villain or saved  by Batman in a story illustrated by Chris Burnham and written by Grant Morrison. The story will appear in Batman Inc. number 4, due to be published on 16th February 2011. With bids starting at 99p, the auction will close on the evening of Sunday 12th December.

If, on the other hand, classic Batman is more your thing, there’s a rare opportunity to get your hands on a copy of  Detective Comics number 27 from May 1939, which features the first appearance of the Caped Crusader, in a separate auction in at Dominic Winter Book Auctions in Gloucestershire on 16th December.

(Thanks to downthetubes.net for both stories)

PCO Procartoonists – on cartoon art auctions

November 5, 2007 in General


Is there a cartoonist in the house?
Well, very often, yes, there is. Last week, PCOers Pete Dredge and Mike Turner added themselves to the throng of medical types, trustees and the odd HRH(apologies to the Duke of Kent) at the plush, modern atrium of The Royal Society of Medicine for a charity cartoon auction. It was in aid of RESTORE Burn and Wound Research. Knowledgeable and charismatic auctioneer, Nick Bonham fired up the well-heeled audience. His instruction that it was the done thing on these occasions to double the catalogue estimate price of the cartoons was readily taken up by the eager bidders and the 50 cartoon lots were soon dispatched to new, loving owners with the charity £10,000 to the good. The cartoon above is one of Ken Pyne’s, taken from the auction catalogue. Thanks to Pete and Mike for the report – a blogging first for both Mr Dredge and Mr Turner.
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