Feb 1, 2012
This is Bill Watterson’s original artwork for the cover of a 1989-90 Calvin and Hobbes calendar…
Later this month it’s going to be sold to the highest bidder. From Heritage Auctions…
As all comic art fans know, few pieces of original art are as scarce and sought after as a Calvin and Hobbes original by the characters’ creator Bill Watterson. Since Watterson is one of the few cartoonists to shun the merchandising bonanza of a popular character and is a very private person, his artwork is in incredibly high-demand.
Only a very small handful of originals have ever come onto the market, so don’t miss out on your chance to win this gem, only the second such piece we’ve offered — an incredible, published beauty featuring the two main characters from the most popular and fondly remembered newspaper strip since Peanuts.
The 13″ x 10″ piece is expected to sell for over $50,000. But because of how rare Watterson originals are, the vice president of Heritage Auctions says, ”There’s really no telling how high collectors will be willing to go on this one.”
(via My Modern Met)
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