Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Family Dog Sketch by Brad Bird (Amblin, c. 1993). Although his live-action films get all the attention these days (we're talking Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland), film director Brad Bird got his start in animation. In fact, his animated features for Disney have also been huge hits: The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille. But before all that came Family Dog. This 10-episode series aired in 1993, based on an episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories from 1987, which was written by Mr. Bird. This is a very rare sketch from the hand of Brad Bird, done as a gift to Spike Decker; it features Billy Binsford and Jonah the Family Dog. Art is in marker on 12.5" x 10.5" paper, with image sizes of 8" and 3.5". Mr Bird has inscribed and hand-signed the piece along the right side of the paper. The marker art has faded a bit, and there is handling wear and a few minor contact marks on the paper; Overall Good condition. From the Spike and Mike Festival of Animation Archives.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    9th-10th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 701

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 13 days left to consign to the 2018 November 15 - 17 Comics - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Please give a big thank you to the entire Heritage team. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and Heritage delivered beyond our expectations.
    Cheryl Rubin, Sr. Vice President-Brand Management DC Comics,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,407,487
    2018 August 2 - 4 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 August 2 - 4 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $6,646,295