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    Richard Corben - "Island of the Lizard King" Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (Dell, 1985). "Kidnapped by a vicious race of Lizard Men from Fire Island, the young men of Oyster Bay face a grim future of slavery, starvation and lingering death. Their new master is the mad and dangerous Lizard King, who rules his land of mutants using the strange powers of black magic and voodoo." Richard Corben provided the perfect cover scene for Ian Livingstone's fighting fantasy gamebook. This sword and sorcery sensation was also featured as a color plate in Sal Q Productions Inc. 1986 portfolio, Corben Classics Set Two. This piece is also published in Richard Corben's Art Book Volume 2 on page 55. This painting has an image area of 15" x 17", and the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the paperback and the portfolio are included in this lot.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2008
    28th-29th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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