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.
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!
Auction Item Gallery
In alphabetical order by last name of donor.
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
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.
Red And RoverNewspaper 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terry And The PiratesNewspaper 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.
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
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
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.
“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.
Zippy the PinheadNewspaper 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
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
Agatha CrummNewspaper 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.
On The FastrackNewspaper Comic Strip Daily Original
Artist: Bill Holbrook Donated by: Bill Holbrook Measurements: 14 x 5 ½ Marker on tracing vellum. King Features Syndicate. BW
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
Hand PaintedCover 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.
Hand PaintedCover 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mutts Hand ColoredNewspaper 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.
Non SequiturNewspaper 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.
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
Willy LumpkinNewspaper 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
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
Little Orphan AnnieNewspaper 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.
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
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.
Rare Posed Studio Photo Of MAD Men Jack Davis, Nick Meglin, Tom Richmond, Sergio Aragones, Donald “Duck” Edwing, Al Jaffe and Sam Viviano
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.
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.
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
Snuffy SmithNewspaper 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dick TracyNewspaper 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
LioNewspaper 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.
“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.
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
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.
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.
Beetle BaileyNewspaper 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.
Hi And LoisNewspaper 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.
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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