A Boy and his Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson at CAM
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3 hours ago, Monsterhoodoo said:

The Cartoon Art Museum proudly announces its second tribute auction. This year's theme will be A Boy and his Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson.

Starting soon on eBay, we will feature original artwork from top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have admired and drawn inspiration from Watterson's work.

The auction will support the museum's ongoing public programming and exhibitions. Artists have been asked to creative original work in the spirit of Watterson's classic comic strip, drawing on thematic elements and character dynamics of Calvin & Hobbes.

These original pieces are currently up on the museums Comic Art Fans website and will be sold in a series of eBay auctions leading up to a full color tribute catalog, and an exhibition at the museum early next year. Once each auction goes live, we will post an image and a reminder of each here as well.

Currently, we have pieces on hand from Harry Bliss and Steve Martin, Patrick McDonnell, Mo Willems, Lynn Johnston, Aaron Conley, Jon Way$hak, Riley Rossmo, and many more.

Thanks for your support of the Cartoon Art Museum. Please visit us when you are in the Bay Area. We are at 781 Beach street in San Francisco, and currently have a Pre-Code Horror EC show in one gallery, and illustrations by John Kascht in another.

We depend on our community to keep us bringing great shows to the museum, so if something interests you please bid, and consider becoming a member if you can. We greatly appreciate the help.

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Our first auctions are up. We’re starting off with three, and will take a break over the holidays and be back the first few weeks of January— auctioning a few a week.

The first auction we have is by Jon Way$hak. Jon described this piece: "It's a teenage Suzie playing with Calvin's emotions and he's quite frustrated. Of course, his imagination is making the entire situation all twisted."

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Way-hak/153759867564?hash=item23cccd62ac:g:eNAAAOSwZCBd8rWc

 

The second piece is by Pixar artist Le Tang. He’s done story boards and production illustration for Clone Wars and Kung Fu Panda. It’s another great piece.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Le-Tang/153759902403?hash=item23cccdeac3:g:gNQAAOSwdzxd8ri7

 

Our third piece is by graphic novelist Kim Dwinell. Her graphic novel Surfside Girls is from Top Shelf/ IDW. She’s had a career in animation, on films Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and more, and now divides her time between her comics work and teaching animation at CSU Long Beach.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Kim-Dwinell/153759841748?hash=item23ccccfdd4:g:LFEAAOSwfOBd8WgG

 

The Cartoon Art Museum will publish a full color catalog collection all of the artwork created for this auction, and will present a public exhibition of the pieces in March 2020, before the recipients receive them.  So although you’ll pay for these after the auction, you will not receive pieces until  2020 so we can show them all in the gallery, similar to our Hellboy auction.

Please consider throwing in a bid or two to help the museum out.

Thanks

John Butler- Board member

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Interesting concept.  Does this have the blessing of Watterson?

He could send a single piece and make it a real blast.

David

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We have 3 more auctions currently running on eBay this week.

The first is from Brian Fies. It's 11 x 14, and from the creator of the graphic novels A Fire Story and Mom's Cancer!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Brian-Fies/153791032288

 

The second is from Gemma Correll. It's 6.5 x 8.5. Gemma is the creator behind The Worrier's Guide to Life, and A Pug's guide to Etiquette!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Gemma-Correll/153791031952?hash=item23cea8ea90:g:vBYAAOSw9qFeF5Cb

 

The third is a digital print, and is not original artwork. Its signed by Greg Evans, The Reuben award winner of the strip, Luann!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-signed-print-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Greg-Evans-Luann/153791031784?hash=item23cea8e9e8:g:zegAAOSwUmheF5P4

 

There are many more coming, and still more promised from a number of artists, so stay tuned every week, and look at our CAM page where we've posted the art that has currently arrived. Thanks for your support of the Cartoon Art Museum.

 

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Three new auctions are live this week, closing in just a few days. First up is a piece by Don Wimmer, award winning cartoonist of the syndicated strip "Rose is Rose!" It’s 7x 10.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Don-Wimmer/153798978238

 

Next is from friend of the museum, and a contributor to our Hellboy auction last year, Jeffrey Brown. We all know Jeffrey from his Star Wars books, "Darth Vader and Son," and "Jedi Academy!" This piece is 6 x 6

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Jeffrey-Brown/153798960036

 

Finally, a cool piece from Andy Ristaino, an Emmy award winning character designer behind "Adventure Time," "Night of the Living Vidiots," and more. It’s 6 x 8

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Andy-Ristaino/153798968728

 

All of these pieces will be published in the forthcoming catalog after our gallery show. Throw a bid at them if you are interested. All help is greatly appreciated!

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Very cool pieces! I got out bid on the ones I wanted but am glad it is getting some exposure

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Many more are coming. Check out the Comic Art Fans gallery page, there really is something for every collector, and I think many will hammer reasonably. 

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We’re back with three new auctions this week. First up is a piece by Betsy Peterschmidt, an illustrator who has done a lot of work for ScholasticLegend of the Fire Princess, the She-Ra GN, and others. It’s 8.5 x 11, rendered in watercolor and ink. Betsy also did a piece for our Hellboy auction a few years ago.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Betsy-Peterschmidt/153806955994?hash=item23cf9be5da:g:9zAAAOSwZoVeKh16

 

Next is from another long-time friend of the museum, Brent Anderson. His piece is great, he riffed off his stint on Ka-Zar, giving us a Calvin in the Savage Land motif. I don’t need to list Brent’s work—he’s been doing great comic work for some time now.  This piece is 9 x 12. And it’s great. (Yes, I said that twice.)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Brent-Anderson/153806956615?hash=item23cf9be847:g:w9IAAOSwjeheKhC1

 

Finally, a piece by Joe Staton, the artist on Tracy, with a Calvin/Tracy mashup. The piece is rendered in ink and marker.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-Joe-Staton--Tracy/153806956980?hash=item23cf9be9b4:g:vX8AAOSwIWBeKg1r

I love when artists bring Calvin and Hobbes into their world. That's a fun way to do it. Check out the new Filipe Andrade art that we just got in and I posted on our CAF page. Filipe is a true C&H fan!  Again, these pieces will be published in the forthcoming catalog, and exhibited at the gallery. Throw a bid at them if you can. It’s benefits like this that keep the lights on.

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Here's a funny one. I have tried to edit this to put in the first name of the venerable character________ Tracy, four times. It just won't accept it. I am going to assume that I am not a luddite, and actually know a thing or two about posting on a chat group. And that this is because this is also a body part/slur. Sorry for the interjection. PLEASE BID!!!

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1 hour ago, Monsterhoodoo said:

Tracy

Richard Tracy; cousin of Richard Ayers and uncle of Richard Dillin ;)

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Four new auctions are live this week, closing in a few days. The boards were down earlier this week, or I’d have posted this sooner!

 

First up is a piece by caricature artist Christian Meesey. The image is on 11 x 14 paper, so it’s nice and big. Looks to be ink and colored pencil.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-by-Christian-Meesey/153815799265?hash=item23d022d5e1:g:0gsAAOSw9IReM2Fq

 

Next is a piece from “Dustin” artist, Jeff Parker. Again, ink and colored pencil, on 11 x 14 inch paper.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-Jeff-Parker-Dustin/153815812298?hash=item23d02308ca:g:X4UAAOSwvd9eM2dF

 

“Lockhorns” artist John Reiner, in collaboration with Bunny Hoest created this illustration. Pen and ink wash on 8.5 x 11 inch paper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-Hoest-Reiner-Lockhorns/153815823728?hash=item23d0233570:g:EnAAAOSwfOBeM2rT

 

Finally, Star Wars artist Jamie Cosley did this piece for us. It’s 8.5 x 11 as well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoon-Art-Museum-auction-original-art-Calvin-and-Hobbes-Jamie-Cosley-Star-Wars/153815806406?hash=item23d022f1c6:g:cNIAAOSwvAReM2RM

Thanks again for your interest in helping out the museum!

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Fun stuff.  If it's not too off-topic... where are all of the Watterson originals? Is he still holding on to them? I have my wife's blessing to seek one out.

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17 hours ago, RBerman said:

Fun stuff.  If it's not too off-topic... where are all of the Watterson originals? Is he still holding on to them? I have my wife's blessing to seek one out.

Hahaha. You are in luck, with perfect timing!
There's a strip in the upcoming lots from Heritage that goes live this week.

Though, you might want to show her these previously sold examples, and see if you still have her blessing... juuuuuuust in case.

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And before you ask, the vast majority of the strips were donated here many moons ago by Watterson:
http://cartoons.osu.edu/collections/#Search_original_art

 

So not too many in the wild. Best of luck in your bids!

 

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46 minutes ago, ESeffinga said:

And before you ask, the vast majority of the strips were donated here many moons ago by Watterson:
http://cartoons.osu.edu/collections/#Search_original_art

 

So not too many in the wild. Best of luck in your bids!

 

Any guesses by anyone as to how many strips are out in the wild?  Or do we know many pieces in the Billy Ireland collection and therefore not out there?

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That might be worth reaching out to the Ireland folks, to find out if they can say...

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Ohio State University, eh? With prices like that, they can sell one occasionally to keep the lights on, and still have plenty left.

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