Iconic Filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Exclusive Comic Art Collection to be Auctioned at Bodnar’s Auction on September 27, 2023
Monmouth Junction, NJ:
Bodnar’s Auction an esteemed auction house specializing in rare and collectible items, is thrilled to announce a momentous event that is set to captivate comic book enthusiasts and art connoisseurs alike. In a truly unprecedented offering, we are honored to present the private comic art collection of none other than renowned filmmaker and comic aficionado, Kevin Smith.
The auction will take place on online September 27, 2023, and is expected to be a historic occasion for the comic book community. Kevin Smith’s collection, meticulously curated over decades, features an array of rare and exceptional artwork from iconic comic books and graphic novels. Each piece is a testament to the rich history and artistic brilliance of the medium, making this auction an extraordinary opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to acquire treasured works of art.
The collection boasts original artwork from beloved titles, such as Preacher, Hitman, The Demon, Batman, Green Arrow, Daredevil, Sandman, and more, showcasing the incredible talent of legendary artists whose contributions have shaped the comic book industry. These one-of-a-kind pieces have been carefully preserved and cherished by Kevin Smith, a visionary filmmaker whose deep appreciation for the art form is evident in every selection.
Several Highlights include a collection of Kevin Smith’s Comic the Green Arrow cover art by Matt Wagner including issues number 1-12 estimated at $1500.00-$3000.00 each. Dark Horse, Kevin Smith’s Quick Stops Issue #2 in it’s entirely featuring both the final art with the preliminary pencils and inks, and the rarest piece will be a Frank Miller Daredevil Issue #161 Page #22. Pencils by Frank Miller. Inker Klaus Janson estimated at $20,000.00-$40,000.00. All lots in the historical auction will come with COAs from Bodnar’s Auction and will be autographed by Kevin Smith.
Joe Bodnar, the auction house’s esteemed curator, expressed enthusiasm for the event, stating, “ I am honored to be working together with Kevin to showcase his collection. Each piece of his collection is unique and beautiful. Personally, I am a Batman fan and the pages he has in this sale are all keepers” Kevin exclaimed “My current reduction in home wall space is going to make some ardent comic collectors’ dreams come true! Own original interior art or killer covers from my Daredevil and Green Arrow runs! Pick through classic comic book graphics I’ve collected over the years! This will be the sale of the century, and a percentage of our proceeds will go to a scholarship fund at the Joe Kubert School!” The Kubert School, formerly the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and Joe Kubert School, is a private, technical school focused on cartooning and located in Dover, New Jersey.
Participation in this auction promises an unforgettable experience. The sale will be broadcasted live online on several platforms including Bodnar’s Auction, Liveauctioneers, Invaluable, Bidspirit, and Auction Zip. Kevin himself will be at the broadcast reminiscing and describing each lot as they sell it.
Bidders will have the opportunity to view the collection in person on September 26, 2023 in Monmouth Junction, NJ by appointment only. Additionally, a comprehensive online catalog will be made available on www.bodnarsauction.com , allowing worldwide access to this extraordinary collection. Pre-Bidding will begin August 25, 2023, and all lots will start at $10.00 and will be offered with no reserves!
The auction will be conducted by Joseph Bodnar, a distinguished figure in the auction industry known for his expertise and professionalism in handling high-profile events. The team at Bodnar’s Auction is committed to delivering an exceptional experience, ensuring that each bidder has the opportunity to acquire the piece of their dreams.
Join us on September 27, 2023 as we celebrate the artistic legacy of Kevin Smith and embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant world of comic art.
About Bodnar’s Auction;
Bodnar’s Auction is a renowned auction house specializing in rare and collectible items. With a commitment to excellence and a deep appreciation for art, collectibles and antiques, we curate extraordinary events that showcase the finest treasures and connect passionate collectors worldwide.
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