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.
An 120-item collection of Superman premiums, licensed merchandise, movie promos, and original art, realized more than $250,000 at a summer auction that finished at more than $1.2 million, through Hake's Americana & Collectibles.
In an unparalleled exhibition, 50 pieces of original art by art icon Will Eisner will appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, Baltimore, beginning Sept. 26.
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is celebrating 15th anniversary with a Gala Event and Benefit Auction on July 30. The celebration will include a fundraising auction with pieces from many legendary illustrators, with Norman Rockwell’s Portrait of John F. Kennedy expected to be a highlight of the bidding.
For grown-ups who wish to instill a fondness for reading — and share adventures with young people — don't overlook the power of the comic book.