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    Tom Lyle Funky Winkerbean "Jim Volk P.I. #115 Cover" Illustration Original Art dated 12-18-2016 (North American Syndicate, 2016). Hardboiled Hollywood crime noir, by Tom Lyle, crafted in ink printed blue lines on bright white Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The corner box and Comics Code Authority stamp are all paste-up. Signed and dated 2015 in the image area. In Excellent condition. Comes with a color print of the published piece. Auctioned to benefit Lisa's Legacy Fund.
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    The Lisa's Legacy Fund was established in 2007 following to raise money for cancer research and education at Cleveland's University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.

    Readers of the Funky Winkerbean strip will recall that Lisa was a character in the strip who battled cancer, in a storyline that made writer/artist Tom Batiuk a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

    Now, Tom is focusing on a new way to raise money for Lisa's Legacy Fund. He's auctioning original art by some of his favorite comic-book artists who in recent years have contributed to Funky Winkerbean by drawing 20 faux covers, to go with a storyline in which Funky's wife tries to complete her son Cory's comic collection while Cory is serving in Iraq.

    Tom explains, "I knew I wanted to do a bunch of comic-book covers in Funky and I didn't want to get sued by Marvel or DC, so I said let's do Starbuck Jones. Then I thought, "What if I could get some guys whose work I have admired to create these faux comic book covers?"

    If you don't win one of these lots, or if you do and wish to contribute more to Lisa's Legacy Fund, you can do so online at:

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 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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