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Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-3-86 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1986)....

2013 February 21-23 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - New York #7073

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 22, 2013
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

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Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-3-86 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1986). Well, here we go again, collectors of Fine Comic Strip Art! As everyone on the planet that cares knows by now, original artwork from the beloved and greatly missed Calvin and Hobbes comic strip just does not turn up on the market. Unlike most comic creators, artist/writer Bill Watterson never allowed his strip to "go commercial," and has carefully guarded his originals, despite huge offers from frantic fans and well-heeled collectors. The only way one of these little jewels would come your way would be if you happened to be a special friend of Bill's, someone that he thought highly enough to inscribe a personalized message on one of his treasured originals. "Brian and Linda" were obviously more special than most -- Watterson gifted them not once but twice; with the hand-colored Sunday Heritage offered in November, 2012, and with this sweet daily, as classic a C & H strip as there ever was. The art is ink and graphite on bristol, with an approximate image area of 12" x 3.75". The art has been professionally attached to foamcore and matted for framing, to an overall size of 16.5" x 8.75". The lettering is oh-so-slightly faded but still fully legible; otherwise, the drawings are crisp and black, and the overall condition is Excellent.
We know you've heard us say this before, but consider this a rare opportunity that may not be repeated for a long time to come. We have no more Watterson Calvin originals "waiting in the wings" to trot out next time around. If you consider Calvin and Hobbes something extra special, and you've been longing to own an original, this is your moment!

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