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Original art for sale: Sam Zabel & the Magic Pen

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

I’m releasing four more pages of original art from Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen for purchase. I tentatively put a handful up for sale a couple of weeks ago and most sold within hours. So I thought I’d better let a few more go.

 

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 130:

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Sam has arrived on Venus and quickly been captured by some of the locals. This page includes a detailed picture of the Palace Tree, pointing out some of my favourite Venusian flora and fauna (Golden Sugar Fruit, Fever Berries, Cat Moths and Cloth Trees). Also, we get the first mention of “the Cartoonist God Queen” of Venus…

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 130
(Japanese marker pen & ink on Fabriano paper)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches

US $ 350
(including postage)

 

 

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 139:

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Miki arrives on the scene and finds a celebratory feast in full swing in the Palace Tree’s Picnic Area, with the King of Mars, the Queen of Venus and numerous of their subjects in attendance (plus Sam, of course). And yes, I had Asterix in mind while drawing this.

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 139
(Japanese marker pen and ink on Fabriano paper)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches

US $ 350
(including postage)

 

 

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 152:

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Our heroes visit the Land of Cockaygne, as depicted in a 13th century illuminated manuscript. The manuscript drawn here is based on a number of sources, not least a 14th century poem in Middle English. A full translation of the text can be provided to the purchaser, if desired. Also, the story about the abandoned monastery is real, although I fudged the dates a little to suit my purposes.

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 152
(Japanese marker pen & blue pencil on Fabriano paper)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches

US $ 350
(including postage)

 

 

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 161:

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Sam and friends visit an underground comix hippy paradise. This page was great fun to draw and I was particularly happy with how the colouring turned out (not that you can see that on the original, but still…).

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 161
(Japanese marker pen, ink, blue pencil & white-out on Fabriano paper)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches

US $ 350
(including postage)

Hicksville original art for sale

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Hicksville Original Art

I finally took the time to set up a shop, where you can buy original art from Hicksville. Quite a few pages have sold over the years, but many are still available, including some of my favourites.

Go take a look here.

I also updated the Buying Stuff page, which tells you how to buy everything from books to prints and t-shirts. Any purchases are, of course, hugely appreciated by me and my hungry family.

Original art for sale: Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Monday, January 25th, 2016

I have been reluctant to sell original art from Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, but more than a year after the book’s release, I think it’s time to tentatively let a few pages go.

I may change my mind tomorrow and take them down. Or else raise the price. We’ll see.

But for now, the following are available for purchase for US$350 each (including postage).

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Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 21:

Poor old Sam is late for a deadline And so, while his wife Sally sleeps alone, Sam sits staring at his computer screen, stuck on page 17 of his Lady Night script. Sam’s predicament here is uncomfortably familiar from my days writing scripts for DC Comics. As a consolation, I indulged myself with the decorated bedspread and curtains in panel 1. Drawing details like this – and slowly, meditatively shading – are among my favourite parts of the process.

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 21
(Japanese marker pen, ink & white-out on Fabriano paper)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches
US $ 350
(including postage)





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New print: Incomplete Works

Monday, January 25th, 2016
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To celebrate the North American release of Incomplete Works in March, I’m offering this print of the cover illustration (the Spirit of Love from Siso).

These are high quality Giclée prints on heavy German etching paper.
Dimensions: A3 (297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
Ships rolled in tube.
Signed by the artist (unless you indicate otherwise).

Price: US $70
(including postage)





Monster Manual sketch request redux!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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A couple of years ago I went on a bender taking commissions to draw monsters from the 1st edition AD&D Monster Manual and it was so much fun I’m giving it another go.

So here’s how it works:

1. Fill out the form below, telling me what monster you want me to draw.*
2. Click on the Paypal button and complete your purchase (price is US$80 + $5 postage).
3. Over the next week, I will draw your monster (in full colour!) and then post it to you.
4. It arrives at your house, where you put it in a beautiful gilt frame and hang it on your wall for friends, family, fellow gamers and potential future mates to admire and praise.
5. Many years later, you die alone and unloved, cursing with your last breath that hateful cartoonist whose horrible monster drawing destroyed all possibility of romance and happiness in your life.**

*As seen in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.
**No responsibility taken for purchaser’s future happiness.

Note: the number of requests is limited.

DRAW MY MONSTER!
Monster Manual colour sketch
on A5 (148 x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches) 300gsm watercolour paper

US$80 (+ $5 postage)




The AD&D monster you want:




ORIGINAL ART SALE

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

For a limited time, I’m selling some pages from Hicksville cheap. Usual price is US$300, but if you’re quick you can pick these up for US$180 (including postage).

HV142 Hicksville pg 142
(approx A3, 279 x 420 mm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
US$180
SOLD
HV143 Hicksville pg 143
(approx A3, 279 x 420 mm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
US$180.00
SOLD

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

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

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:

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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

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ART SALE: Hicksville page 115

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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Another page at half price, while I work at getting my online shop set up.

This one’s the original art for Hicksville page 115.

Sam is at Dick Burger’s birthday party, feeling awkward and out of place. I’m quite fond of this page. Some highlights include:

  • Cincinnati Walker’s first appearance (Cincinnati is one of my favourite characters. I’ve planned a whole story about her & Sam set a few years after Hicksville, which I hope to draw one day).
  • Stan Lee cameo in panel 1.
  • You can see where I fixed up a spelling mistake in Cincinnati’s name. Also where I had second thoughts and whited out a tattoo on her right shoulder.
  • OK, so if you want this page, hit the Paypal link below: (Sorry – someone bought it already)

    Hicksville page 115
    (marker pen & white-out on ivory board)
    430mm x 292mm, 16.9 x 11.5 inches
    US $ 79
    (including postage)
    SORRY – SOLD

    Print sale: Netball over Treviso

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
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    These limited edition prints were made for the Treviso Comic Book Festival in Italy last year. The theme of the festival was “comics and sport” and New Zealand was the guest country (as reported at From Earth’s End and Pikitia Press). Hence the image of a saintly Silver Fern over Treviso.

    They’re high quality Giclée prints on heavy German etching paper.
    Dimensions: A3 (297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
    Shipped rolled in tube.

    Price: US $49 (including postage)
    (Signed by the artist)





    Alice Brown now has her own t-shirt!

    Thursday, May 31st, 2012


    This week’s shirt at Comic Strip Tees is our very own Alice Brown (What a Clown!), starring the talented young webcomics ingenue from The Magic Pen. Alice will feature prominently in books two and three of The Magic Pen trilogy, so establish your Alice Brown fangirl/boy credentials ahead of the crowd with this stylish piece of fully-authorised official Alice BrownTM merchandise.

    The Alice Brown t-shirt comes in various sizes (guys and girls) and costs only US$20. AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY (4 weeks, to be precise).