I thought I would share a couple of the unusual things I picked up in 2009... because there is JUST NOTHING TO SAY, er, um, just nothing to say about the Cerebus art market. Hell, even Dave is selling other people's art.
Most of the comic art I've selected here is "of a time," whether it springs from history or stereotyping, and so pings my curator's brain. I've written before that I think this sort of "collecting" is really more a form of curating a collection (unless you're in it for the money, which is just another kind of collecting).
"Small Change" - Al Capp, for the War Bonds effort, produced a series of pro-Bond propaganda pieces
"Tinky Winky" - I would not have been interested except that it was done in 1957. You can read about the origins of Tinky, elsewhere
"Kith & Kin" - done for the Chicago Tribune
"Ching Chow" - ran for years and years
On the fine art side of things, I was happy to pick up ANYTHING by Chris Ware - one notes just how characteristic a style can be when looking at this piece (produced but never used as a logo for a jeans company)
And, of all the one-painting-a-day artists who are out there, I have been most impressed by Abbey Ryan -
There have been more than these that I have wanted... but these are the ones I got.
Cherries & Tenmoku Bottle:
Her signature piece is PB&J... which amuses me greatly: