The strip was presented by Watterson as a gift to fellow cartoonist Brian Basset, creator of the popular strips Adam@Home and Red and Rover.
DALLAS, TX.- The original hand-colored Bill Watterson Calvin & Hobbes artwork from Nov. 19, 1986 – the first original Watterson Sunday strip known to have come up for public auction – brought a world record price of $203,150 (including Buyer’s Premium) on Friday, Nov.16 as part of a Vintage Comics and Comics Art event at Heritage Auctions. “A world record price like this is a testament to just how beloved Calvin & Hobbes was and is,” said Todd Hignite, Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “The final price realized tops any offering from any cartoonist ever, including the giants like Charles Schulz, Winsor McCay and Elzie Segar.” The strip was presented by Watterson as a gift to fellow cartoonist Brian Basset, creator of the popular strips Adam@Home and Red and Rover, who held it in a special place in his personal collection for many years. The piece was bought ... More
Friday, November 23, 2012
Bill Watterson published Calvin & Hobbes Sunday strip brings world record $203,150 at Heritage Auctions
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