Walking Dead Collection: Original Art & Comics
Before the biters, floaters, geeks, lurkers, and roamers stumbled their way across our home theater screens in AMC’s The Walking Dead, the walkers first shambled their way into readers hearts in Image Comics’ mold-breaking 2003 comic. The book picked up readers, popularity, and buzz, gradually gaining a cult following. With the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series alongside the announcement of the TV series, the book is a smash with merchandising eclipsing all modern titles.
Collectors are ravenous for original art, memorabilia, and high-grade copies of the series along with the rare reprints and special editions that nearly every issue is replete with. ComicConnect’s Walking Dead Collection auction night is packed with investment-grade comics and collectibles. Original art collectors can pick up a Tony Moore splash page from issue #1, a Tony Moore interior page from #3, the Charlie Adlard splash from issue #39 and can choose from over 100 original art lots.
In addition to the incredible selection of art, we are proud to present signature series copies, variants galore, sketch covers, highest-graded copies, and rarities of all kind. Walker-love is global, and collectors are eager to snatch up rare items as new generations compete in the hunt for living dead treasures.”
Comic investors can go after Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8, the extremely rare third print for Walking Dead #116 CGC 9.8 Charlie Adlard Signature Series, the Walking Dead #23 CGC 9.8 Error Edition, and the Kirkman signed Lucille Edition for issue #100. Don’t miss the eight Hero Initiative Sketch Covers.
While the now iconic television series has enthralled millions, its origins began in illustration. While comic books can be quite cinematic in structure, adapting them to the screen still proves problematic for many films and tv series. For instance, certain elements that worked great for the comic, might read differently to a television audience. This collection of production art is a rare opportunity to own official Walking Dead artwork from the talented John Watkiss, featuring alternative concepts of previously known characters and scenes from the comics and new ones made only for the TV show.
John Watkiss (1961-2017) was a British artist, known for his painting and his work in comics and film production. His career led him from cover artist for graphic novels to storyboard artist and character designer. The artist has collaborated with numerous high profile studios on projects including Tarzan, Atlantis, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Sherlock Holmes. Watkiss' work has been featured in the British National Portrait Gallery and The Ford Motor Company Museum.
Walking Dead custom sketch covers featuring: Joe Jusko, Andy Smith, Scott Rosema, Kevin Eastman, Arthur Suydam, Jeff Lemire, Autumn Fredricks, Mark Torres, Mark Sparacio, Chris Giarusso, Raphael Albuquerque, and Fernandez.
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