1980's 1990's  Posters & Comic Book Artwork


Modern   Posters & Comic Book Artwork

Pre  about 1870  most  posters were  still woodblocks or metal engravings with little colour or design relying on simple motifs and the typography to gain attention

After 1870 this changed with the "three stone lithographic process,"  which allowed artists to achieve every colour in the rainbow with as little as three stones - usually red, yellow and blue - printed with overlay to produce further colouring but technically difficult and expensive hence these being more expensive now .  By the outbreak of the first world war  most posters were printed using the mass production technique of photo offset, which resulted in the familiar dot pattern seen in newspapers and magazines. These were cheaper to produce but often also on cheap fragile paper  which needs to be perfect or quickly shreds from the edges  as in the early 20's posters we have.

There are many now split off as pages on Polish or Art Exhibition posters

The price of these reflects postage costs as many are printed to manilla or polished thin card which objects to being sent in rolled format and many will need to post flat.. sorry  . .or come and collect.

Captain Sternn Print (Tundra) 1992
Bernie "Berni" Wrightson (born October 27, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) is an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books.The "Captain Sternn" segment of the animated film Heavy Metal is based on a character created by Wrightson (first appearing in the June, 1980 issue of Heavy Metal magazine). Signed (crease to top edge will mount out ) 38x 63cm in Near Mint condition.  £120 inc


Diabolik is a fictional character, an anti-hero featured in Italian comics. He was created by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962. His stories appear in monthly black and white digest-sized booklets. The character was inspired by several previous characters from Italian and French pulp fiction.Signed by a squiggle in 1999

Cover I for UK's Wolf Publishing run on "The Phantom"'.
Mike is a longtime cartoonist with a career stretching from The Cloak in 1967 for Pow! to Space School (Whizzer and Chips), Thundercap (Buster) and the syndiated strip Moonbird. His current work is a collection of British superhero strips from the 1950's called Great British Fantasy Comic Book Heroes from Ugly Duckling Press.Originally this art was for Phantom cover #1 of Wolf Publishers (UK) but the publisher closed  after issue  #11. In July 1992, The Phantom was resurrected as a regular series in England by Wolf Publishing of London (editorial offices in Birmingham). Selling for a mere 99p, each 36 page full colour monthly issue reprinted original stories created by the team of writers and artists commissioned by Semic of Sweden. The comics were printed in England and local artists created the excellent covers. The publishers were wise not to rely on the British market, and the series was distributed to comic shops in the USA and Australia. The first four issues were sold as limited collectors editions, and can be recognised by a number printed at the top-left corner of the third page. This is the cover for issue 1 signed by Mike Higgs in felt pen + a skull. £35 nice and affordable inc postage


Axa poster autographed by Romero
Axa was the title of a newspaper comic strip featuring an eponymous lead character, which was published in British daily tabloid The Sun from 1978 to 1986. It was written by Donne Avenell and drawn by Romero.Enrique Badía Romero (who signs his work simply Romero) is a Spanish comics artist, best known to English-speaking audiences for his work on Modesty Blaise. He is also the co-creator of the post-apocalyptic science fiction strip AXA, as well as a substantial body of work in his native Spain.   perfect £95 inc delivery numbered 45/100

Art Babe signed Poster 1996 450/525
Jessica Abel (born 1969) is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of such works as Life Sucks, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, Soundtrack, La Perdida, Mirror, Window, Radio: An Illustrated Guide (with collaborator Ira Glass), and the omnibus series Artbabe. Artbabe was a comics series that ran, in jumbo minicomics and standard American comic book format, from 1992 – 1999. £85 inc delivery

Virtue Triumphant / John Bolton signed 1986
  Numbered Limited edition Lithograph print on Paper Size:430mm x 560mm published1986 Signed by Artist A signed and numbered limited edition print #117/500.  Published way back in 1986 by Peter & Pan Graphic Productions , This is a very rare print and in perfect condition. A classic and topical pirate scene.John Bolton (born 23 May 1951 in London, England) is a British comic book artist and illustrator most known for his dense, painted style, which often verges on photorealism. John Bolton has been painting now for over two decades and has collaborated with some of the industries most prestigious comic writers, such as Neil Gaiman, Chris Claremont, Mike Carey and Clive Barker. From the world of film he has worked with Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi and Jonathan Glazer.  £95 inc

Arthur Draws the Sword From the Stone /Burne Hogarth signed

"Arthur Draws the Sword From the Stone" Print, Signed Artist's Proof (Blackthorne Publishing, 1986) Folio in size.. Burne Hogarth, perhaps most celebrated for his run on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan comic strip, created an awesome visual mythos for this print, based on the King Arthur saga. This artist's proof was signed  and numbered 78/250  Burne Hogarth (December 25, 1911 – January 28, 1996) was an American cartoonist, illustrator, educator, author and theoretician, best known for his pioneering work on the Tarzan newspaper comic strip and his series of anatomy books for artists. £95 inc  again almost AO

Brett Ewins / signed Lithograph Poster

Brett Ewins is a British comic book artist best known for his work on Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper in the weekly anthology comic 2000 AD. £75  small crease base rt corner .. will need sending flat as on art card

Charles Vess Tam Linn signed Poster 1996
"Tam Lin" is a Limited Signed & Numbered Lithographic Print by Charles Vess.  Signed and Numbered Edition 839/1000 copies.  Signed by the artist in Pencil.  Published in 1996 by DragonCon, Atlanta Comics Expo.  The image size is 14-1/2" x 19-3/8" and print size 17-7/8" x 23-7/8"..Charles Vess (born June 10, 1951) is an American fantasy artist and comic-book illustrator who has specialized in the illustration of myths and fairy tales. His influences include British "Golden Age" book illustrator Arthur Rackham, Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha, and comic-strip artist Hal Foster, among others. Vess has won several awards for his illustrations. £65 inc delivery.. small 3mm edge nick on base


1952 - 1977 Silver Jubilee
  Typography poster  on Barcham Green mould-made paper on an ancient Lion hand press at The World's End Press: 1a Oliver's Wharf 64, Wapping, High St London E1  £55 inc delivery Stunning design and probably mega rare slight soiling easily removed with sliced white bread as an eraser top corner bent back


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