Long before the catchy inspirational messages and memes of today, Mather & Company served to inspire workers with workplace posters in the 1920s. Now, the Ross Art Group is showcasing those inspiring posters.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the January 2013 edition of Comics Buyer’s Guide (#1697). It never hit me till now: Stan Lee is an editorial icon. In fact, if you were to ask folks today to name an editor they’d recognize as such, if they were standing in an elevator with...
A very scarce CGC-graded 9.8 copy of X-Men #1 comic book, circa 1963, went for $350,000 during a private online sale at Comic Book Exchange.
Hake's Americana & Collectibles is offering a truly diverse selection in its Auction #217, which is open for bidding now until auction close, Mar. 15-17. Among the 2,784 lots in the sale are 600 investment-quality items of political memorabilia, along with seldom-seen pop culture treasures including a poster for a 1969 performance of the...
It may have been clear (albeit dangerous) enough in 1776, but figuring out what “independence” amounts to in the comics world is not as obvious. We call them “independent” publishers, “indie” publishers, or even “indy” publishers — and their comics the same. But each of us means something slightly different by “independent.” And that’s...
A quality copy of Amazing Heritage #15, with the first appearance of "Spider-Man", is expected to lead all of the more than 1,000 lots in Heritage Auctions' Feb. 18-20 auction.
Among the Art Noveau posters coming to auction Feb. 11 through Swann Auction Galleries is a piece (Lait pur Stérilisé) done in 1893 by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. The poster carries an estimate of $12,000 to $18,000 into the auction.
For some reason, comic books (as opposed to comic strips) don’t often seem to be able to handle the concept that married people can be effective in action-adventure stories. But what about comic strips?
J.C. Leyendecker’s illustrations helped build the circulation of The Saturday Evening Post to 2 million in the early 20th century. Antoinette Rahn explores more little-known facts about this important artist.
More than 40 original works and printed Saturday Evening Post covers featuring those works are part of a new exhibition, America, Illustrated: Six Decades of Saturday Evening Post Covers, set to open at M.S. Rau Antiques, beginning Nov. 6, 2015.