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NCS 2023 Reubens Auction

We are excited this year to be adding a fundraising auction for the National Cartoonist Society Foundation to the Reubens lineup! Please check back here as new items are added, and the schedule for both auctions has been announced.

 

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The NCS foundation is the charitable wing of the NCS which was founded in 2005 to continue the charitable and educational works that have been a hallmark of the NCS since its inception.

The auction will feature both current and vintage original art from comic books, comic strips, MAD magazine and more! To make these fantastic pieces of art available to the widest audience possible, we will be running the auction in two phases:
1. an online “proxy” auction open to collectors worldwide, followed by
2. final bidding from in-person attendees at the Reubens.

For the online portion, we are happy to be partnering with two highly-trusted online auction entities: 4C Comics and Comic Art Fans.
4C comics has been offering live stream sketch claim auctions for almost two years and donating the proceeds of these events to the NCSF. Founder Ken Carson has generously agreed to make his livestream part of this year’s Reubens event line-up.
Ken will be broadcasting live from the New Jersey hotel during the Reuben festivities. Co-hosting the live stream will be Bill Cox of Comic Art Fans. Comic Art Fans Collector Galleries and Marketplace is home to over 1 million pieces of original comic and illustration artworks – connecting over 150,000 fans and collectors to some of the world’s top comic and illustration artists.

The following pieces include art by Charlie Adlard, Sergio Aragones, Brian Basset, Jim Borgman, Amanda Conner, Gemma Correll, Dave Coverly, Brian Crane, George Wunder, Greg Evans, Chon Day, Rick Geary, Bill Griffith, Cathy Guisewite, Bill Hoest, Bill Holbrook, Lynn Johnston, Bil Keane, Rick Kirkman, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Bobby London, Mike Luckovich, Patrick McDonnell, Wiley Miller, Bill Morrison, Dan DeCarlo/Stan Lee, Andrew Pepoy and Gordon Purcell, Ted Slampyak, Eric Powell, Tom Richmond, Mort Drucker, John Rose, Stan Sakai, David Silverman, Ronnie Del Carmen, Joe Staton, Mark Tatulli, Ann Telnaes, Angelo Torres, Garry Trudeau, Sam Viviano, Mort Walker, Dik Browne, Wayno and more!

Scroll down to see the online gallery of works donated so far and please check back here as new items are added, and the schedule for both auctions has been announced!

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Auction Item Gallery

In alphabetical order by last name of donor.

 

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Walking Dead Comic Page Original Art

Artist: Charlie Adlard
Donated by: Charlie Adlard
Measurements: 8 ½ x 14

Ink on 3 ply Blueline Strathmore Comic Board. Issue #104 pg 2 published 11-14-12 by Image Comics. Characters shown: Rick, Denise and Heath. Signed by the artist. BW

 

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NCS 2023 Reubens Auction | National Cartoonists Society

NCS 2023 Reubens Auction | National Cartoonists Society

Sergio Aragones Presents A MAD Look At The Filthy Rich

Artist: Sergio Aragones
Donated by: Sergio Aragones
Measurements: 28 x 18 ½ each of two boards

Ink on Strathmore 500 Bristol. Published in MAD Magazine 2012. A four page spread with two boards taped together to make large panels. Blue pencil, production marks, ink tests. Signed by the artist. BW. Extra drawings on the back of the second set of boards.

 

 

 

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Red And Rover Newspaper Comic Strip Sunday Original

Artist: Brian Basset
Donated by: Brian Basset
Measurements: 14 x 8
Ink on Bristol. Published 6-4-23 Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate. Art corrections pasted in. Signed by the artist. BW. Includes artist’s hand colored guide for the colorist. Also includes the rough idea torn from the artist’s sketch book.

 

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Drawing “Zits” Jeremy Original Art

Artist: Jim Borgman
Donated by: Jim Borgman
Measurements: 9x 12
Ink on Bristol. Published in the 2015 Reuben Awards Program. Signed by both of the “Zits” comic creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. BW

 

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Marvel “Gargoyles” Comics Page Original Art

Artist: Amanda Conner
Donated by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Measurements: 11 x 17
Ink on Strathmore Blueline Comic Board. Published 5-18-95 Marvel Comics. Red line present. Item in sleeve for photo because some word balloons have detached.

 

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Hand Colored Original Cartoon For The Observer (UK)

Artist: Gemma Correll
Donated by: Gemma Correll
Measurements: 11 x 4
Ink and watercolor on Bristol. Published in The Observer (UK) in 2018. Color.

 

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Speed Bump Newspaper Panel Cartoon Original

Artist: Dave Coverly
Donated by: Dave Coverly
Measurements: 8 ½ x 11
Ink on Strathmore Bristol. Published 7-14-23. Creators Syndicate. BW. Some finger marks and smudges on border.

 

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Pickles Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Brian Crane
Donated by: Brian Crane
Measurements: 14 x 6
India ink on Bristol. Published 1-31-19 Washington Post Writers Group. Faint Pencil visible. BW.

 

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Terry And The Pirates Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: George Wunder
Donated by: Jim Davis
Measurements: 23 x 7
Ink on Bristol. Published 7-27-54 News Syndicate Co. Inc. Visible pencil. Production marks. BW. George Wunder took over Terry And The Pirates in 1946 after the departure of Milton Caniff in the wake of a copyright dispute.

 

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Luann Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Greg Evans
Donated by: Greg Evans
Measurements: 14 x 6
Marker on paper. Published 11-08-03 United Features Syndicate. Red pencil. Blue pencil. Revised character art added in first panel. BW

 

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Signed Photo Of Disney Animators Oliver “Ollie” Johnston And Frank Thomas

Donated by: Ron Ferdinand
Measurements: 8 ½ x 11
Paper copy of the photo from the authors page for “Disney Animation: the Illusion Of Life Is A Book”. Signed by both artists. Some wrinkling of paper. BW

 

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Pencil Sketch For Gag Panel Cartoon

Artist: Chon Day
Donated by: Ron Ferdinand
Measurements: 8 ½ x 11
Description: Pencil on paper. Preliminary drawing by the late Chon Day. Publication unknown. Some wrinkling of paper.

 

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Empire State” Watercolor Illustration

Artist: Rick Geary
Donated by: Rick Geary
Measurements: 8 ½ x 11
Watercolor and Prismacolor on 2 ply Strathmore Bristol. Unpublished. Part of a series done for gallery shows.

 

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Zippy the Pinhead Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Bill Griffith
Donated by: Bill Griffith
Measurements: 14 ½  x 6
Ink on acid free 2 ply Strathmore. Published 1-1-97 King Features Syndicate. Blue pencil. Some production marks. Title pasted in. BW

 

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Cathy Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Cathy Guisewite
Donated by: Cathy Guisewite
Measurements: 16 ¼ x 6 ¾

Description: Rapidiograph pen India ink on 2 ply high surface Strathmore Bristol. Published 6-23-88 Universal Press Syndicate. Zip-o-tone screens cut by hand and added. White out present. BW

 

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Agatha Crumm Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Bill Hoest
Donated by: Bunny Hoest/John Reiner
Measurements: 15 x 4
Ink on Bristol. Published 3-7-93 King Features Syndicate.

Rare artwork from  the late Bill Hoest for the newspaper comic “Agatha Crumm” which ran from 1977 to 1997.

 

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On The Fastrack Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Bill Holbrook
Donated by: Bill Holbrook
Measurements: 14 x 5 ½
Marker on tracing vellum. King Features Syndicate. BW

 

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For Better Or For Worse Spot Art For Website – Lot: 3 pieces

Artist: Lynn Johnston
Donated by: Lynn Johnston
Measurements: 8 ½ x 11

Ink on tracing vellum. Spot art for the design of For Better Or For Worse website. Blue pencil. Editing marks. White out present. BW

 

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Hand Painted Cover Art For Family Circus Book Collection “We’re Home!”

Artist: Bil Keane
Donated by: Jeff Keane
Measurements: 11 ¼ x 17

Original book cover art by the late Bil Keane. Watercolor on Strathmore watercolor paper. Penciled production marks. Color. Pristine copy of the paperback book included.

 

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Hand Painted Cover Art For Baby Blues Book Collection “We Are Experiencing Parental Difficulties… Please Stand By. Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 5”

Artist: Rick Kirkman
Donated by: Rick Kirkman
Measurements: Mounting board – 13 ½ x 12 ½ Acetate 11 ½ x 9 ½  Watercolor 12 x 10 ¾

Multiple components. The artist has mounted the work on matte board and the art is in two pieces. The line art is ink on acetate overlaid above the watercolor character art. Production marks and pen test in margin. Color.

 

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Knight Life Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Keith Knight
Donated by: Keith Knight
Measurements: 12 x 4 ½
Ink on Bristol. Published Andrews McMeel Syndicate. Includes signed Keith Knight trading card.

 

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Editorial Illustration George Bush As Popeye

Artist: Peter Kuper
Donated by: Kuper
Measurements: 12x 16
Stencil, spray paint, watercolor, and colored pencil on watercolor paper. Unpublished editorial illustration from 1991. Signed by the artist and dated. Color.

 

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Original Popeye Thumbnail

Artist: Bobby London
Donated by: Bobby London
Measurements: 8 ½ x 11
Pencil on paper. Thumbnail for 1986 Popeye comic for King Features Syndicate. Ok’d and initialed by editor Bill Yates. Underground Comix artist Bobby London worked on Popeye from 1986 to 1992 – this is an early piece by London.

 

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Editorial Cartoon Trump “Action” Original Art

Artist: Mike Luckovich
Donated by: Mike Luckovich
Measurements:
Pen and ink on Bristol. Published 7-3-22 in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Small smudges and white out present.

 

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Mutts Hand Colored Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Patrick McDonnell
Donated by: Patrick McDonnell
Measurements: 11 3/8 x 5
Ink on Bristol. Published 2-5-14 King Features Syndicate. Hand colored and signed by the artist. Color.

 

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Non Sequitur Newspaper Comic Strip Sunday Original

Artist: Wiley Miller
Donated by: Wiley Miller
Measurements: 6 ¼ x 17
Ink on Bristol. Published 2-21-21 Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate. Blue pencil. Signed by the artist. BW.

 

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Cover Art For Simpsons Comic Book #48

Artist: Bill Morrison
Donated by: Bill Morrison
Measurements: 9 x 12
Ink on tracing vellum. Simpsons Comic #48 “Simpson Vs Burns”. Published in April 2000 by Bongo Comics. Signed by the artist. BW

 

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Willy Lumpkin Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Dan DeCarlo/Stan Lee
Donated by: Bill Morrison
Measurements: 19 x 7
Ink on Bristol. Published 10-3-60 Publishers Syndicate. Production marks. Signed by Dan Decarlo. BW

 

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Protector’s Inc Comic Page Original Art

Artist: Andrew Pepoy and Gordon Purcell
Donated by: Andrew Pepoy
Measurements: 11 x 17
Ink on Bristol. Original art for Protector’s Inc issue # 4 page 18. Published 2014 by Image Comics. Signed by Andrew Pepoy. BW

 

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Little Orphan Annie Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: Ted Slampyak
Donated by: Andrew Pepoy
Measurements: 17 x 5 ½
Ink on Bristol. Published 4-4-05 by Tribune Media. Ted Slampyak was the artist for Little Orphan Annie from 2004 to 2010. Pencil and production marks in margin.

 

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Goon Comics Page Original Art

Artist: Eric Powell
Donated by: Eric Powell
Measurements:
Ink and watercolor on Bristol. Page 1 of Goon Comics Issue #42 “The Goon” published September 26th 2012 by Dark Horse Comics. Pencil production marks. Signed by the artist. BW

 

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Goon Comics Limited Edition Screen Print Poster for San Diego Comic Con

Artist: Eric Powell
Donated by: Eric Powell
Measurements: 24″ x 36″

Color screen print poster of The Goon for San Diego Comic Con 2024. Limited edition. Signed by the artist and numbered “085/200”. Color.

 

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Rare Posed Studio Photo Of MAD Men Jack Davis, Nick Meglin, Tom Richmond, Sergio Aragones, Donald “Duck” Edwing, Al Jaffe and Sam Viviano

Photographer: Greg Preston
Donated by: Greg Preston
Measurements: 19 x 13

Taken by fine art photographer Greg Preston at the 2012 Reuben Award Weekend in Las Vegas Nevada. From Greg Preston “ I will long remember the special bond between these gentlemen, their laughter, the joking, and the ease of each of them being amongst their friends.” Signed and dated by the photographer. Color.

 

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Two Page Splash For MAD Magazine’s Parody Of TV Show “Ray Donavan” Original Art

Artist: Tom Richmond
Donated by: Tom Richmond
Measurements: 33 x 22 ½
Pen and ink on Bristol. Original art for MAD Issue #534 published in 2015. The work is on two boards joined together and can be folded. Signed by the artist. BW.

 

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MAD Magazine Page From “Man Of Science” Original Art

Artist: Mort Drucker
Donated by: Tom Richmond
Measurements: 17 ½ x 24
Pen and ink on Craftint board. Original art by the late Mort Drucker for page 3 of MAD Magazine issue #61 published in 1961. Production and editor’s marks. Signed by the artist. BW

 

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Snuffy Smith Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original

Artist: John Rose
Donated by: John Rose
Measurements: 14 x 4
India ink on Bristol, Published 3-7-23 King Features Syndicate. Lettering pasted in. BW

 

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Promotional Poster For Multiverso Brazil Comic Con Original Art

Artist: Stan Sakai
Donated by: Stan Sakai
Measurements: 11 x 17
Ink on Bristol. Original art of Brazil Comic Con promotional poster.

 

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How To Draw Radioactive Man

Artist: David Silverman
Donated by: David Silverman
Measurements: N/A

Lot of twelve Drawings for 2-page feature titled “Hey Gang!!! Let’s Draw…RADIOACTIVE MAN!!” Published in Radioactive Man 80-page Colossal #1 issued by Bongo Comics 1995. Image pictured is one of twelve.

 

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Storyboard Art From Feature Film “Prince Of Egypt” Original Art

Artist: Ronnie Del Carmen
Donated by: Tom Sito
Measurements: 11 x 17

Prismacolor on paper. Production storyboards from the red sea sequence of Dreamworks animated film The Prince Of Egypt released in 1998. Includes official parking pass from the  Hollywood crew screening.

 

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Fone Bone Illustration

Artist: Jeff Smith (Signed by artist)
Donated by: Jeff Smith
Measurements 8 1/2 x 11
Blue pencil and ink on 2 ply Strathmore Bristol. “Fone Bone Waving The Flag Of Freedom For The CBLDF.” Crated in 2005 and used on membership cards and T-shirts for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

 

 

 

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Dick Tracy Newspaper Comic Strip Daily Original – 2

Artist: Joe Staton
Donated by: Joe Staton
Measurements: 11 x 17

Ink on Canson Comic Art Board. Published 11-14-12 and 11-15-12 Tribune Media. The two strips are on one board top and bottom. The storyline features a flashback to the 1930’s. Signed by the artist. BW

 

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Lio Newspaper Comic Strip Sunday Original

Artist: Mark Tatulli
Donated by: Mark Tatulli
Measurements: 17 x 8

Ink on Bristol. Published 1-27-08 Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate. Signed and dated by the artist.

 

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“Hi Ho Hi Ho DeSantis Lost Some Dough” Editorial Cartoon Original Art

Artist: Ann Telnaes
Donated by: Ann Telnaes
Measurements: 14 x 11 each board

Ink and watercolor on Bristol. Published 5-19-23 Washington Post. Signed by the artist. Color.

 

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MAD Magazine Where’s Waldo Original Art

Artist: Angelo Torres
Donated by: Angelo Torres
Measurements: 11 ¼ x 7 ½

Pen and Ink on Bristol. Original art for Where’s Waldo page MAD Magazine Issue # 326 published in 1994. Signed by the artist. BW

 

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Doonesbury Newspaper Comic Strip Sunday Original

Artist: Garry Trudeau
Donated by: Garry Trudeau
Measurements: 23 x 16

Pencil on Bristol. Published 2-26-23 Andrews McMeel Universal. This is Garry Trudeau’s final pencil before  the art is inked digitally. Included is a color print of the color final signed by the artist. BW and Color.

 

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The Five Reuben Award Nominees Original Cover Art

Artist: Sam Viviano
Donated by: Sam Viviano
Measurements: 12 x 16

Description: Gillote 303 pen, W & N sepia ink and Martin’s transparent dyes on 3 ply Strathmore Bristol. Original art for the cover of the 2023 Reuben Awards program book. Portrait of the five nominees for “Cartoonist Of The Year 2022”. Signed by the artist. Color.

 

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Beetle Bailey Newspaper Comic Strip Sunday Original

Artist: Mort Walker
Donated by: Brian Walker
Measurements: 16.5 x 11.5

Ink on Bristol. Published 6-2-91 by King Features Syndicate. Original art by the Late Mort Walker. Drop panel pasted in. Signed by the artist.

 

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Hi And Lois Newspaper Comic Strip Sunday Original

Artist: Dik Browne
Donated by: Brian Walker
Measurements: 16.5 x 11.5
Ink on Bristol. Published 1-15-89 by King Features Syndicate. Original art by the Late Dik Browne. Drop panel pasted in. Signed by the artist.

 

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Portrait Of Elton John For Rhino Records Original Art

Artist: Wayno
Donated by: Wayno
Measurements: 9 x 9
Ink on Bristol. 2004. One of a series of portraits of recording artists created as an ongoing project for Rhino Records in the early 2000s. The images were used on Rhino’s website and in promotional materials.

 

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