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    Dave Gibbons The Comics Journal #116 Watchmen Themed Cover Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1987). This issue of the Comics Journal was on the racks concurrently with Watchmen #10, so the game-changing 12-part series was not even complete at that time! But it was already clear by then what an important work it was destined to become. This piece of art captures the feel of the series without even having any of the main characters appearing on the image. Dave Gibbons is a master of using layouts and objects in frame to invoke an image that isn't there or to mirror an image in spirit. In this case, the familiar bloody smiley face pin is replicated in the objects on the drawing table. Crafted in ink over graphite on the reverse of DC Bristol board with an image area of 12.75" x 16.76". The lightly toned board has a crease in the bottom left and top right corners. There is light handling wear also. Signed by Gibbons in the lower left of the image area. In Very Good condition.


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    January, 2021
    14th-17th Thursday-Sunday
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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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