Payday loans

ART SALE: Hicksville pages 163, 123, 90, 91

Here’s a few more pages from Hicksville that I’m selling at half price, while I work at getting my online shop set up:

hicksvillepg163Sold

CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW

Hicksville page 163:

Leonard walking to the Hogan’s Alley Day party, dressed as Captain Tomorrow. Highlights include: some clumsy drawing, lots of stars in the night sky (each one drawn with white-out and then touched up with ink), more white-out in panels 2 and 3 (where the drawing was even clumsier than usual), a general air of mystery.

Hicksville page 163
(marker pen & white-out on ivory board)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches
US $ 79
(including postage)
SORRY – SOLD

(Click through to see more pages)

hicksvillepg123sold

CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW

Hicksville page 123:

Sam is visiting Dick Burger’s studio, where penciller Zack shows him the Captain Tomorrow page he’s working on. Then it’s a quick tour of Dick’s awards (“Eisners, Harveys and a couple of Emmys for the Captain Tomorrow TV Series!”) before heading outside to the pool. More clumsy drawing, but I’m rather fond of this scene nevertheless.

By the way, Dick’s swimming pool (with its series of artificial waterfalls – see page 58) was designed by Dick to resemble a stream that flows just South of Hicksville (a fact I never got around to mentioning in the book itself). You can see this stream in the endpaper maps; there’s also a tiny glimpse of the stream in a flashback on page 224 (panel 5).

Hicksville page 123
(marker pen & white-out on ivory board)
418mm x 293mm, 16.5 x 11.5 inches
US $ 79
(including postage)
SORRY – SOLD

These last two pages are a sequence, so if you’re mad keen you could even buy them together.

hicksvillepg90sold

CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW

Hicksville page 90:

Sam finds Grace in her garden. Note more clumsy drawing (hell, it was a long time ago I drew these pages!), Sam smoking (I’ve never smoked, and I’m still not sure why I made him a smoker – I wouldn’t today), card pasted over an ill-considered sun in panel one. Also, the first shoots of Emil Kopen’s Bekjai flowers appearing in the sand (as seen in full flower in the final chapter).

Hicksville page 90
(marker pen & white-out on ivory board)
423mm x 296mm, 16.7 x 11.7 inches
US $ 79
(including postage)
SORRY – SOLD

hicksvillepg91sold

CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW

Hicksville page 91:

Sam demonstrates his amazing powers of observation (although to be fair, the gag about Grace’s hairstyle requires careful study of several flashbacks to make sense) and Grace her impatience. Still more clumsy drawing and the book’s sole Puschkinia reference (apart from the glossary). Also, Grace calls Sam “Boy Wonder” (another running gag). Also also, if you peel up the last panel (which is pasted on), you’ll see the earlier version (an aerial view of Sam and Grace starting to work in the garden), which I roughly pencilled and started to ink before changing my mind and going with the simpler view.

Hicksville page 91
(marker pen & white-out on ivory board)
425mm x 295mm, 16.7 x 11.6 inches
US $ 79
(including postage)
SORRY – SOLD

Tags: , , , , , , ,

3 Responses to “ART SALE: Hicksville pages 163, 123, 90, 91”

  1. Tim Gagne says:

    Do you have any more art? Everytime I get to your site its gone – great for you I know, but wouldn’t mind gettign something for myself.

  2. I do have more art – plenty of it. There should be a Shop page up soon with lots of it. And in the meantime I’ll sell individual pages now and then.

  3. rob ullman says:

    Same goes for me. Hicksville is one of my all time favorite comics, I’d LOVE to own a little piece of it!

Leave a Reply