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COMIC STRIPS, COLOR GUIDES & PROOFS


COMIC STRIPS

Mel Cummins' Good Guy Comic-Strip:
Written by Frank Smiley and drawn by Mel Cummins. Approximate size is 23.5x7.52 inches and drawn on Stratemore Drawing Board. The Copyright 1927 Metropolitan Newspaper Service is a glue on as was typical of the period. These strips were purchased directly from Mel Cummin's widow in the mid 1970's and sat in storage for years afterword. All pages come signed by the artist and are yellowed with age. A good historical look at America in the 1920s.

   
MEL CUMMINS: GOOD TIME GUY #19 $175
-Another Dark Woman
   
MEL CUMMINS: GOOD TIME GUY #22 $175
-The Silver Offering
   
MEL CUMMINS: GOOD TIME GUY #25 $175
-Speed and No Speed
   
MEL CUMMINS: GOOD TIME GUY #28 $175
-The Work Begins
   
MEL CUMMINS: GOOD TIME GUY #29 $175
-Here's The Idea
   
MEL CUMMINS: GOOD TIME GUY #31 $175
-The Spider's Fly
   
MEL CUMMINS: GOOD TIME GUY #32 $175
-The Deal Is On
   
DAN DECARLO: ARCHIE 1 $75
DAN DECARLO: ARCHIE 2 $75
DAN DECARLO: ARCHIE 3 $75
   
IRWIN HASEN: DONDI $175
-August 14, 1957
-7.25x21.5
-Scarce early daily from this classic strip
   
ZACK MOSLEY: SMILIN JACK $150
-April 06 1959
-7.25x21.5
-Nice example of this long-running strip
-Age stains on letratone
-Check out the SMILIN JACK website
   


COLOR GUIDES

A colour guide (or colorist artwork) is a re-sized photocopy of the original art that is then hand-coloured by a colourist (or color artist). This copy is then used as a "guide" for the computerized color seperations. Much like original artwork, a colour guide is original in itself and vital in the production of the actual comic book. The page sizes vary (usually 8x10), but the images on the paper are usually the same size as the published comic. Colour guides are also referred to as "color keys", though that term has fallen out of common use in recent years. Some color guides are assigned written "color codes" for the printers to follow. With the popularity of computer-colouring technology, colour guides done by hand are now becoming obsolete.

MARIE JAVINS: TWO GUN KID: SUNSET RIDERS #01 pp.01-32 $25
-$20-$25 each
-Complete story (each page signed)
   
MARIE JAVINS: TWO GUN KID: SUNSET RIDERS #02 pp.03-31 $25
- $20-$25 each
-Complete story (each page signed)
   
MARIE JAVINS: CAPTAIN MARVEL # ? pp.05,06,15,16 $25
-$20-$25 each
-Each page signed
   
TOM SMITH: JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA VS AVENGERS COVER #01 OFFERS
-Beautiful George Perez Artwork
   
WILLIAM VAN HORN: UNCLE SCROOGE $95
-Signed
   


COMIC ART PRINTER'S PROOFS

Printer's proofs are created during the production process for the comic & used internally by the comic company. Proofs are printed on high-quality glossy paper and are NOT original artwork. Pages are approximately 8.5x11 in size.

UNKNOWN ARTIST: LITTLE ANGEL #12 A $45
-Black & White
-Published by PINES COMICS (1955)
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: LITTLE ANGEL #12 B $45
-Black & White
-Published by PINES COMICS (1955)
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: LITTLE ANGEL #14 A $45
-Missed Moth
-Black & White
-Published by PINES COMICS (1955)
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: LITTLE ANGEL #14 B $45
-Try,Try Again
-Black & White
-Published by PINES COMICS (1955)
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: SUPERMOUSE: THE BIG CHEESE #? A $50
-"Practical Soaker"
-Color
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: SUPERMOUSE: THE BIG CHEESE GIANT SUMMER ISSUE #02 B $45
-"Tanks For The Memory"
-Black & White
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: HECKLE & JECKLE #?? (TERRY BEARS) A $50
-Color
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: HECKLE & JECKLE #?? (TERRY BEARS) B $50
-Color
   
UNKNOWN ARTIST: HECKLE & JECKLE #33 (TERRY BEARS) C $45
-Black & White