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        • Bernie Wrightson Trading Cards, Artist Quality
          May. 15, 2021

          Bernie Wrightson Trading Cards, Artist Quality

          Est: -

          Sketch Books. All pieces are in good overall condition. Larger piece measures approximately 14in. H x 11in. NR12683 kb

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        • Bernie Wrightson Doodles & Sketch book signed by Bernie Wrightson!
          Dec. 16, 2018

          Bernie Wrightson Doodles & Sketch book signed by Bernie Wrightson!

          Est: $100 - $200

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        • Berni Wrightson
          May. 05, 2018

          Berni Wrightson

          Est: €7,000 - €8,000

          Berni Wrightson 1948-2017 The Fanny Nappers Encre de Chine, feutre, gouache et encres de couleur pour une planche de cette histoire publiée en 1972 dans le fanzine Purple Pictography. Signé et daté « 71 ». Encadré. Le fanzine accompagnait le magazine masculin Swank. Dessin réalisé en collaboration avec le dessinateur Vaugh Bodé. 48,50 x 38,50 cm Estimation 7 000 - 8 000 €

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        • Bernie Wrightson three adolescents in the depths of a haunted castle pencil drawing.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson three adolescents in the depths of a haunted castle pencil drawing.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          124. Bernie Wrightson three adolescents in the depths of a haunted castle pencil drawing. (ca. 1980s) Accomplished in pencil on 13 x 17.25 in. trimmed comic art stock. A grand illustration depicting three youths in a Gothic castle with all the classic horror hallmarks including large stone walls, a barred window, and a cobweb-covered candelabra. Signed in the lower artwork, “Bernie”. In fine condition. $3,000 - $5,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson nude with lion pencil drawing.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson nude with lion pencil drawing.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          123. Bernie Wrightson nude with lion pencil drawing. (ca. 1980s) Accomplished in pencil on 12 x 16 in. artist leaf visible through mat. While Wrightson is renowned for his brush and ink work, collectors know that his pencil work is particularly beautiful. His tonality and shading bring depth to the scenes he illustrates. This picture of a nude woman atop a lion, a huge snake, and hovering pterodactyl is classic Wrightson imagery. Signed in pencil in lower left of artwork, “Bernie Wrightson”. Exhibiting a paper clip impression at upper right. Otherwise in fine condition. $3,000 - $5,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson knight and dragon pencil drawing.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson knight and dragon pencil drawing.

          Est: $14,000 - $16,000

          122. Bernie Wrightson knight and dragon pencil drawing. (ca. 1970s-80s) Accomplished in pencil on approx. 36 x 29 in. artist leaf. Wrightson created this huge and impressive piece using unparalleled pencil shading. The fantastic scene is a classic Wrightson creation; a huge, dinosaur-like reptile, certainly not of this earth, descending a mountain to attack a noble knight on horseback. A work of genius in its execution, extremely detailed throughout. Signed “Wrightson” in pencil at lower left. In fine condition. $14,000 - $16,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson Spectre #9 page 7.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson Spectre #9 page 7.

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          121. Bernie Wrightson Spectre #9 page 7. (1968) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 10.5 x 16 in. artist leaf. Wrightson was the perfect artist to illustrate this moody Spectre story. Includes a half page splash filled with Bernie’s signature touches of very fine crosshatching and inking. Dated Nov. 1968. Retaining Comics Code Authority approval stamp on the verso. Exhibiting customary punch holes outside the art at top and bottom, and tape mounting remnants to verso. In fine condition. $2,000 - $3,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #6 page 2.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #6 page 2.

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          120. Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #6 page 2. (1973) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 10.75 x 15. 5 in. trimmed comic art stock. Wrightson became a comic superstar with his work on Swamp Thing, his signature character. This page is a great representation of the lush ink work and crosshatching that brought Bernie acclaim. Signed in the bottom border, “Berni Wrightson”. Retaining DC copyright stamp and Comics Code Authority approval stamp on the verso. Exhibiting a small piece of tape in the fourth panel at lower right, and tape remnants to top and bottom border. In fine condition. $2,000 - $3,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson illustration for Swamp Thing #1 page 3.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson illustration for Swamp Thing #1 page 3.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          119. Bernie Wrightson illustration for Swamp Thing #1 page 3. (1972) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 10.5 x 15.5 in. trimmed comic art stock. A dramatic page from the first issue of this ground-breaking series. Featuring a beautiful “splash” laboratory scene that fills most of the page. Signed in the lower left border, “Berni Wrightson 79”. Retaining DC copyright inkstamp on the verso. Exhibiting slight tape residue on edges of top and sides not affecting the art. In fine condition. $4,000 - $6,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson fantasy drawing.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson fantasy drawing.

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          118. Bernie Wrightson fantasy drawing. (1970) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on artist leaf with 10 x 13.5 in. visible through mat. Wrightson was close friends with fellow studio artist Jeff Jones and his wife Weezie, and created this Christmas piece for them with much love and affection. The spectacular scene depicts a nude woman enchanted by a demonic reptile whose tail is wrapped around her. Executed in Wrightson’s signature brushed ink style that makes this piece jump off the page! Dedicated at top in ink “To Jeff and Weezie Jones, without whom this drawing could never have been”, and signed below, “Wrightson 12-23-70”. Exhibiting minor soiling to edges of art. Otherwise, in fine condition. $6,000 - $8,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson illustration for Web of Horror #4.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson illustration for Web of Horror #4.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          117. Bernie Wrightson illustration for Web of Horror #4. (1969) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 11 x 7.75 in. artist leaf tipped to comic art stock. A wonderful example of Wrightson’s brushed ink work, which propelled him into comic art superstardom. This delightful horror illustration depicts a 4-handed fan, several black cats, a monster or two, and a few grave stones for good measure. It served as the letters page art for the magazine Web of Horror, and was later published in the prozine Infinity #3 and also in the Warren Companion book. Exhibiting light even toning. In very fine condition. $3,000 - $5,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson illustration of "Frankenstein".
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson illustration of "Frankenstein".

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          116. Bernie Wrightson illustration of “Frankenstein”. (ca. 1980s) Accomplished in artist marker on 13.5 x 16 in. artist leaf visible through mat. Known for his ground-breaking work on his own illustrated Frankenstein, Wrightson’s name will forever be associated with the great monster. Offered here is a large felt marker rendering of the creature, hideous, yet filled with pathos. Signed at lower left, “Bernie Wrightson”. The piece is matted with a 4 x 5 in. photograph of Wrightson clowning between two corpse heads. In very fine condition. $1,500 - $2,500

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        • Bernie Wrightson cover painting for A Look Back.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson cover painting for A Look Back.

          Est: $60,000 - $80,000

          115. Bernie Wrightson cover painting for A Look Back. (1978) Accomplished in oil on 24 x 48 in. stretched canvas. Offered here is the magnificent cover to Wrightson’s monograph, A Look Back. This large and impressive work is an important cornerstone to Wrightson’s renowned oeuvre. It depicts an “Uncle Creepy”-like character walking through the forest at night (a bad idea in Wrightson’s darkly imaginative world) as various horrible, otherworldly creatures lurk in the shadows below a blood red sunset. Bernie did far too few oil paintings. This notable work is arguably his best, and certainly among his most well known. Meticulous with finely rendered details throughout. The mesmerizing effect is enhanced by the colossal size of the work. Truly a modern masterpiece. Signed centrally in lower artwork, “Wrightson ‘78”. In fine condition. $60,000 - $80,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson illustration of "Hanover Fiste".
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson illustration of "Hanover Fiste".

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          114. Bernie Wrightson illustration of “Hanover Fiste”. (1981) Accomplished in pencil, ink and watercolor on 10 x 15 in. artist board. A beautiful rendering of a transformed “Hanover” emerging out of the darkness and mad as hell! Beautiful ink and color throughout, making this a moody gem. Signed in the lower right, “© B. Wrightson 1981”. Exhibiting approx. .25 in. water damage across the extreme bottom edge not affecting artwork. Otherwise in fine condition. $2,000 - $3,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson "Frankenstein" comic strip published in The Lost Frankenstein Pages.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson "Frankenstein" comic strip published in The Lost Frankenstein Pages.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          113. Bernie Wrightson “Frankenstein” comic strip published in The Lost Frankenstein Pages. (1960s) Accomplished in pencil, ink and watercolor on 15 x 20 in. artist board. A superb and prescient strip of “Frankenstein” done with humor and affection by Wrightson. The large board is very well preserved and the colors are vibrant. Production note on the verso, presumably from a 1960s fanzine, states, “Inside back cover”. This piece appeared again in Wrightson’s 1993 publication, The Lost Frankenstein Papers. Signed “Wrightson” in the last panel. Exhibiting tape residue to borders. Art remains in fine condition. $4,000 - $6,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson "The Pit & the Pendulum" painting created for The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson "The Pit & the Pendulum" painting created for The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio.

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          112. Bernie Wrightson “The Pit & the Pendulum” painting created for The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio. (1976) Accomplished in oils, watercolor, and mixed media on 15 x 22 in. artist board. As editor Christopher Zavisa explains in the Wrightson monograph A Look Back, this is the first of two versions of the famous work. The colors in this version were too difficult ro reproduce at the time, so Wrightson created an alternate version with green as the prominent hue. A bold and colorful work with demonic figures lurking in the sky. Fellow artist Jeffrey Jones posed as the poor victim! Signed at lower right, “Wrightson”. In fine condition. $10,000 - $15,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed published "Trick or Treaters" illustration.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed published "Trick or Treaters" illustration.

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          62. Bernie Wrightson signed published “Trick or Treaters” illustration. (1973) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and white-out on 11.6 x 16.25 in. artist leaf. This piece comes from Bernie Wrightson’s personal files. Likely created as a cover piece for DC Comics, but ultimately published on page-172 of his monograph Berni Wrightson: A Look Back. Depicting the legendary Wrightson’s favorite subjects, Monsters, which remain a constant theme of his most popular works. Signed originally in lower left blank border “Berni Wrightson”, and again later in the upper blank area of the art, “Bernie Wrightson”. Exhibiting some corner bending, staining and toning to blank borders. Retaining tape remnants to lower edge on the verso. Tipped to backing board. In very good to fine condition. $10,000 - $15,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original personal Zombies painting later for Cemetery Dance magazine.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original personal Zombies painting later for Cemetery Dance magazine.

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          61. Bernie Wrightson signed original personal Zombies painting later published as cover art for Cemetery Dance magazine. (1991) Accomplished in mixed media on approx. 24.5 x 29.75 in. on artist leaf tipped to heavy board. The art depicts an army of zombies done in a wonderful, Walking Dead-style. This work was used as the cover to Cemetery Dance magazine. Signed in white at lower left of the work, “Bernie Wrightson”. Unexamined out of mat. In fine condition. $8,000 - $12,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson original splash page art of "Batman" from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson original splash page art of "Batman" from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens.

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          60. Bernie Wrightson original splash page art of “Batman” from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens. (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on 24 x 19 in. artist leaf. Image measures 11.5 x 17.5 in. From the graphic novel Batman/Aliens, done in the late 1990s. A highly dramatic yet stark splash page to this influential and beloved series. Retaining some pencil registration marks outside of artwork. Exhibiting some soiling and toning to extreme edges not approaching artwork. In fine condition. $1,000 - $1,500

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        • Bernie Wrightson original splash page art of the "Alien Queen" from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson original splash page art of the "Alien Queen" from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens.

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          59. Bernie Wrightson original splash page art of the “Alien Queen” from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens. (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in pencil and ink with white-out and paste-up dialog bubble on 24 x 18 in. artist board. Spectacular 2-page ink illustration. A seldom seen double-page spread, which adds dramatic impact to the overwhelming presence of the “Alien” creature attacking a hapless woman and a characteristic Wrightson rendering of “Batman”. Handwritten in purple artist marker in left blank border, “Bats and Bugs #2 pp. 32 & 33”. A very detailed and compelling oversized presentation piece. Retaining pencil border. In fine condition. $1,500 - $2,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson original grand splash page art from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson original grand splash page art from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens.

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          58. Bernie Wrightson original grand splash page art from the graphic novel Batman/Aliens. (ca. 1990s) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and paste-up elements on 23.25 x 18.25 in. artist leaf with the lower 4.5 x 9 in. right panel cleanly tipped to art. A lush and fantastic 2-page rendering of “Batman” far from the streets of Gotham as he arrives in this exotic and distant land. Featuring 3-images of Wrightson’s characteristic and well-known rendition of Batman, with the top panel depicting the Bat Plane flying over a Mayan ruin. Inscribed in the lower right border (with birthday candles), “Casa Darabont Jan. 28. ‘96” in honor of Frank’s birthday. Exhibiting some staining around the edges of the affixed panel. Otherwise in very fine condition. $1,000 - $1,500

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        • Bernie Wrightson original cover painting of "Furies" for the later special edition of Dark Forces.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson original cover painting of "Furies" for the later special edition of Dark Forces.

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          56. Bernie Wrightson original published cover painting of “Furies” for the later special edition of Dark Forces. (1980) Accomplished in mixed media on approx. 30 x 21.5 in. artist board. Depicting six demonic characters moving across the work. Beautifully rendered in various dark and somber tones. Also used as the cover to Dark Forces: The 25th Anniversary Edition. Wrightson’s horrific yet humorous style remains a constant in his work. Signed at lower left in white, “Bernie Wrightson”. Retaining handwritten in pencil on the verso, “32 Reaporama”. The upper edge of the board is tipped directly to the mat with tape on the verso. In very fine condition. $8,000 - $12,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson original pencil and hand-colored published artwork for Captain Sternn 9-page story.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson original pencil and hand-colored published artwork for Captain Sternn 9-page story.

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          55. Bernie Wrightson original pencil and hand-colored published artwork for Captain Sternn 9-page story featuring “Hanover Fiste”. (1980) Collection of (9) pages accomplished in pencil, ink and mixed media on 15 x 20 in. artist boards. Consisting of the complete “Hanover Fiste” story from Heavy Metal magazine. Page-1 bears handwritten notation, “H.M. [Heavy Metal] June 1980”. It is hard to overstate the sheer skill and immediacy each page projects. Colors are vibrant and bright. “Hanover Fiste” is a powerful and idiosyncratic tale of humor and violence as only Wrightson could pull off. This story was the inspiration for the “Capt. Sternn” segment of the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal. An astounding and complete story with each page suitable for framing. Exhibiting some even toning to borders. In very fine condition. $40,000 - $60,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original portfolio envelope illustration from "Apparitions".
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original portfolio envelope illustration from "Apparitions".

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          54. Bernie Wrightson signed original portfolio envelope illustration from “Apparitions”. (1978) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 15 x 20 in. artist board. Incredibly detailed envelope illustration to Wrightson’s famed “Apparitions” portfolio for Sal Q. Productions. Signed vertically in the right border of art, “C 1978 Berni Wrightson”. Minor toning to extreme edges. In fine condition. $15,000 - $20,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original "Old Witch" illustration for The Monsters: Color the Creature book.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original "Old Witch" illustration for The Monsters: Color the Creature book.

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          53. Bernie Wrightson signed original “Old Witch” illustration attributed to The Monsters: Color the Creature book and later as a cover for Master of Macabre comic book. (1974) Accomplished in pencil, brushed ink, and white paint on 11.5 x 16 in. artist board. Depicting Wrightson’s definitive rendition of the EC character, “The Old Witch”, originally created for his Monsters coloring book in 1974. Here is Wrightson’s perfect version of this beloved EC character that loomed large in his childhood and hugely influenced his career. Together with publisher Phil Sueling, Wrightson devised an idea for an adult coloring book featuring many classic horror scenes and characters. This unabashed homage to Ingels is to many observers the best illustration Wrightson did for the series. It certainly is one of the iconic drawings of his career. Signed in the top right of artwork, “Berni Wrightson 1974”. Exhibiting slight toning to edges. In fine condition. $15,000 - $20,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original trading card art of Werewolves terrorizing a woman.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original trading card art of Werewolves terrorizing a woman.

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          52. Bernie Wrightson signed original trading card art of Werewolves terrorizing a woman. (1992) Accomplished in mixed media on 15 x 22 in. artist board. Gorgeous horror scene. A very fine rendering of two werewolves in the midst of a transformation while menacing their female victim. Finely and lovingly detailed. Signed in lower left of art, “Wrightson”. Exhibiting toning to extreme edges of the board, surface loss to .25 of lower edge from previous mounting, and corner bumping to upper right. The art remains in fine condition. $800 - $1,200

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original published painting of Werewolves dragging a victim.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original published painting of Werewolves dragging a victim.

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          51. Bernie Wrightson signed original published painting of Werewolves dragging a victim. (1974) Accomplished in pencil, brushed ink, and watercolor on 11.5 x 17.5 in. comic art stock. A very fine plate from Wrightson’s Monster Coloring Book. When Wrightson first sold these black and white classic monster artworks, for the cost of the art again, he would add color to them. Few collectors took him up on the offer, but happily this Werewolf piece was one that was colored. Subtly painted in mauve, red, and green, the art coveys the stillness of the poor victim being taken down in the moonlit snow. In very fine condition. $15,000 - $20,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson original study for the wraparound cover of A Look Back.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson original study for the wraparound cover of A Look Back.

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          50. Bernie Wrightson original study for the wraparound cover of A Look Back. (ca. 1970s) Accomplished in graphite and white pencil on approx. 48.5 x 25.75 in. trimmed brown paper leaf. A commanding finished study of the wraparound cover to Wrightson’s first monograph. This huge work depicts a lantern-carrying “Uncle Creepy”-like character traveling through the woods, perhaps a little too late as sunset arrives and a multitude of creatures, monsters, werewolves, and demons emerge from their lairs in search of dinner. An overwhelmingly large, moody, and magnificent major work from Wrightson’s oeuvre. Exhibiting some paper loss to extreme top edge and minor wrinkling not affecting artwork. The upper edge of the leaf is tipped directly to the mat with tape on the verso. In fine condition. $15,000 - $20,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed illustration of a woman enveloped by vampires.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed illustration of a woman enveloped by vampires.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          49. Bernie Wrightson signed illustration of a woman enveloped by vampires. (1972) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on 11.5 x 17.5 in. comic art stock. Depicting a nude woman enveloped by two bat-like vampires. Another spectacular and seldom seen work that features Wrightson’s signature brush work along with fine lines conveying power and motion. Signed at lower right of art, “Wrightson” and dated 1972. Among the very best of Wrightson’s 1970s work. Exhibiting faint .25 in. perimeter of toning at extreme edge from previous matting, not affecting art. In very fine condition. $4,000 - $6,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original library murder scene.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original library murder scene.

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          48. Bernie Wrightson signed original library murder scene. (1972) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 11.5 x 17.5 in. comic art stock. A beautifully crafted drawing featuring Wrightson’s well-known fine line work and crosshatching illustrating this rather wonderfully gruesome scene. Signed in lower left of artwork, “Wrightson 72”. With information on the verso stating copyright 1972, the work done for DC’s House of Mystery paperback, and notation stating this is page 54. Exhibiting toning to extreme edge. In fine condition. $2,000 - $3,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original "Frankenstein" cover art for the fanzine Scream Door #1.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original "Frankenstein" cover art for the fanzine Scream Door #1.

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          47. Bernie Wrightson signed original “Frankenstein” cover art for the fanzine Scream Door #1. (1971) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on 17 x 20.75 in. artist leaf. Artwork measures 15 x 17.5 in. Highly sought-after vintage image of Wrightson’s rendition of the Universal monster. This well-known and beloved cover was used for the first issue of Scream Door in 1971. Wrightson made the jump from talented fan artist to professional and created this work reflecting his life-long obsession and commitment to the Frankenstein character and mythos. It’s notable that this work represents the Universal film version of the Monster. Beautiful pools of ink and yet also much detailed line work. Signed, “Berni Wrightson” in brown ink below the art. Exhibiting minor foxing, toning, and soiling to edges, marginal .75 in tear to left blank border, none of which affect art. In very good to fine condition. $20,000 - $30,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original illustration of a ghoul and tombstone.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original illustration of a ghoul and tombstone.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          46. Bernie Wrightson signed original illustration of a ghoul and tombstone. (1971) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on 9 x 13 in. artist board. A perfectly executed work of a favorite subject of Wrightson’s, a ghoul risen from the dead propped against a grave marker. Pools of brushed ink are used to illustrate this iconic scene. Signed and dated in lower right of art, “Wrightson ‘71”. Exhibiting slight pencil remnants on some portions of the drawing, and mounting remnants to the verso. Published in various fanzines. A perfect rendition and in fine condition. $3,000 - $5,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original painting of grave robbers encountering zombies.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original painting of grave robbers encountering zombies.

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          45. Bernie Wrightson signed original painting of grave robbers encountering zombies. (1970) Accomplished in oils and mixed media on 10 x 15 in. artist board. A rare color work of grave robbers and zombies in a cemetery, a favorite motif of Wrightson and horror fans alike. The work is evenly and finely executed and signed in white paint, “Wrightson ‘70” along the right border. Publication uncertain, though the verso states at the bottom, “cover 100%” in pencil. In very fine condition. $6,000 - $8,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed "Frankenstein's monster" published plate from The Lost Frankenstein Pages.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed "Frankenstein's monster" published plate from The Lost Frankenstein Pages.

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          44. Bernie Wrightson signed original “Frankenstein’s monster” published plate from The Lost Frankenstein Pages. (ca. 1970s) Accomplished in pencil, pen, and ink on 15 x 20 in. artist board. Image measures 11 x 16 in. An uncommon and desirable illustration of Wrightson’s Frankenstein. A labor of love, and a project that took Wrightson over seven years to complete. He created many pieces for the Frankenstein project, and not all of them were used for the final book. Many were published in subsequent portfolios, some remained unfinished, and a few, like this wonderful example, were completely finished. Wrightson hand-captions the piece, “…I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification”. A work whose beauty and depth cannot be overstated. Detailed line work and an unforgettable image of the Monster make this piece desirable and extremely rare. Signed “Copyright 1980 Berni Wrightson” on small piece of film, affixed at lower right. Exhibiting toning and soiling to extreme outer edge and surface loss between caption and border not affecting either. In fine condition. $40,000 - $60,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate.

          Est: $60,000 - $80,000

          43. Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate depicting the Monster and his creator facing off in the Arctic. (1977) Accomplished in pencil, pen, and ink on 15 x 20 in. artist board. Image measures 11 x 16 in. Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein stands as one of the finest illustrated books of the 20th century. This is a published illustration seen in Wrightson’s book, a labor of love that took him over seven years to complete. Wrightson commented he wanted the piece(s) to “have the feel of steel engravings, something of that era”. He certainly succeeded. Depicting “Doctor Frankenstein” and his unholy creation. The caption, written in Wrightson’s hand, states, “…it was the wretch whom I had created”. A rare published plate featuring both creator, and creation. Signed in lower right of art, “Wrightson”. Exhibiting toning to borders and a strip of surface loss under the caption above the border. Art remains in very fine condition. $60,000 - $80,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate of "Dr. Frankenstein" in the rain.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate of "Dr. Frankenstein" in the rain.

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          42. Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate featuring “Dr. Frankenstein” in the rain. “…my imagination was busy in scenes of evil and despair”. (1977) Accomplished in pencil, pen, and ink on 15 x 20 in. artist board. Image measures 11 x 16 in. Highly sought after illustration from Wrightson’s legendary illustrated Frankenstein. This is the published version as seen in the book, depicting “Dr. Frankenstein” in utter despair in the pouring rain. Words fail to convey the somber beauty of this magnificent work, the Doctor’s deep depression metaphorically represented by pouring rain. The fine line work of the relentless rain falling down is exquisite. The handwritten caption reads, “…my imagination was busy in scenes of evil and despair”. One of the finest illustrations of Wrightson’s esteemed career. The ink lines of the drawn border around the artwork are covered with fine white tape. Exhibiting minor toning to outer areas of blank border, some pencil notation to edges, and some studio soiling, none of which affects the art. In very fine condition. $40,000 - $60,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson original study of "Dr. Frankenstein".
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson original study of "Dr. Frankenstein".

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          41. Bernie Wrightson original study of “Dr. Frankenstein”. (ca. 1976) Accomplished in pencil, ink, and artist marker on 13 x 21 in. artist leaf. A beautiful, finely rendered “preliminary” to a Frankenstein plate that truly belies the term “preliminary” in its detailed execution, size, and depth. Possibly the only known preliminary related to this seminal creative work. Exhibiting minor signs of handling to edges. In very fine condition. $20,000 - $30,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein frontispiece later in The Lost Frankenstein Pages.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein frontispiece later in The Lost Frankenstein Pages.

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          40. Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein frontispiece later published in The Lost Frankenstein Pages. (ca. 1970s) Accomplished in pencil and ink on 17.5 x 24 in. artist leaf. A wonderful yet ultimately unused version of the title page to Wrightson’s masterpiece, later published in The Lost Frankenstein Pages. This large and detailed work features elements of the title, Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, a skull, and a detailed illustration of the doctor and his Monster! Signed in calligraphy in the image, and inscribed and signed below the art, “to Rich, all the best, Berni Wrightson”. Exhibiting minor toning to edges, faint foxing to border areas, and 2.5 in. fold with soiling to top edge. In fine condition. $12,000 - $15,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original castle scene featuring "Uncle Creepy" for Warren Publishing.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original castle scene featuring "Uncle Creepy" for Warren Publishing.

          Est: $15,000 - $18,000

          39. Bernie Wrightson signed original castle scene featuring “Uncle Creepy” for Warren Publishing. (1976) Accomplished in pencil, pen, and brushed ink on 11 x 15.75 in. light artist board. Depicting Uncle Creepy in a castle setting holding a freshly culled head atop a pole. Created for Warren Publishing, likely as a frontispiece. The bottom of the piece evinces a bold style Wrightson would fully realize in his subsequent Frankenstein plates. Signed at lower right, “Wrightson” and dated 1976. In very fine condition. $15,000 - $18,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of "Cousin Eerie" and "Santa Claus" for Eerie #72.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of "Cousin Eerie" and "Santa Claus" for Eerie #72.

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          38. Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of “Cousin Eerie” and “Santa Claus” in chains for Eerie #72. (1976) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on 9 x 13 in. light artist board. Depicting Cousin Eerie getting into Santa garb, having chained up the real Santa Claus. Published as the frontispiece for Warren’s February 1976 issue of Eerie. Warren horror art is always in high demand, and this is a particularly well-known piece. Signed at bottom right, “Wrightson ‘75”.Exhibiting minor soiling and residue in the lower white area, and mounting remnants to the verso. In very fine condition. $15,000 - $20,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of "Cousin Eerie" for Eerie #61.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of "Cousin Eerie" for Eerie #61.

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          37. Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of “Cousin Eerie” for Eerie #61. (1974) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on a 15 x 18.75 in. artist board. Published as the frontispiece for Warren’s November 1974 issue of Eerie. It’s hard to overstate the sheer majesty of the large impressive works done by Wrightson during his mid 1970s period. The artist executed this majestic work with confidence and aplomb. Few artists handle brushed ink as Wrightson does. Few even attempt to. Pools of beautiful ink decorate the page, and yet, his fine line brushwork is also evident throughout. The execution of the detailed town below foreshadows his similar, later Frankenstein work. A tour-de-force from the premier horror artist of the second half of the 20th century. Signed by Wrightson at lower right of artwork and dated ‘74. Retaining handwritten, “Eerie 61”, on the verso. Right extreme outer edge of white border has slight paper repair, far from any art. Minor soiling to some white areas. Otherwise in fine condition. $15,000 - $20,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of "Uncle Creepy" and rotting remains for Creepy #64.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of "Uncle Creepy" and rotting remains for Creepy #64.

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          36. Bernie Wrightson signed original frontispiece of “Uncle Creepy” and rotting remains for Creepy #64. (1974) Accomplished in pencil and ink with slight gesso on 13.5 x 19 in. artist leaf. A fantastic rotting corpse scene published as the frontispiece for Warren’s August 1974 issue of Creepy. A showpiece from a very desirable period of Wrightson’s career. Signed at bottom left, “Wrightson ‘74”. Exhibiting tape residue with .5 in surface loss at lower right border not affecting art. In fine condition. $15,000 - $20,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original portrait painting of "Swamp Thing".
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original portrait painting of "Swamp Thing".

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          35. Bernie Wrightson signed original portrait painting of “Swamp Thing”. Accomplished in mixed media on 15 x 20 in. artist board. Colorful and spectacular portrait of the Swamp Thing. A wonderfully detailed portrait of Wrightson’s signature character, vibrant in its execution with burnt umber, red, purple and “Swamp Thing’s” distinctive somber green. Signed in lower left of art, “Wrightson”. Exhibiting minor mounting remnants at lower left. In very fine condition. $2,000 - $3,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original interior splash page art for Swamp Thing #4 page 18.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original interior splash page art for Swamp Thing #4 page 18.

          Est: $30,000 - $40,000

          34. Bernie Wrightson signed original interior splash page art for Swamp Thing #4 page 18. (1972) Accomplished in pencil, brushed ink, and applied zipatone on 10.5 x 16 in. DC comic art stock. Certainly one of the finest horror illustrations of the 20th century. Intricately detailed work that not only features beautiful pools of brushed ink, but finely crosshatched work that looks as if applied with a feather. Depicting a characteristic Wrightson werewolf with all the hallmarks and ferocity of the iconic character. This is a splash page only Wrightson could have pulled off. Signed in blue ink on the verso by Wrightson, 1973 copyright notice by NPP, and stamped dated Dec. 5, 1972 by the Comics Code Authority. In fine condition. $30,000 - $40,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original cover art for Swamp Thing #4.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original cover art for Swamp Thing #4.

          Est: $60,000 - $80,000

          33. Bernie Wrightson signed original cover art for Swamp Thing #4. (1972) Accomplished in pencil and ink with paste-up elements on 12 x 17.5 in. artist leaf tipped to comic art stock. Image measures 10 x 10.25 in. Branches have been expertly cut out (likely by Wrightson) and applied over the 5 x 10 in. stat logo. The verso is stamped with the appropriate markings for the time, including “copyright 1973 by National Periodicals” (DC), and a comics code authority approval date of Nov. 14, 1972. Surely one of the definitive Swamp Thing images, and likely the first vintage Wrightson cover to come to auction. Signed, “Wrightson 72” in the lower right of art. Depicting “Swamp Thing” rising to do battle with a lurking werewolf. Unbelievably detailed inking and crosshatching, unseen in the published color cover, is now evident for the first time. It is impossible to overstate the exciting opportunity to acquire this important Bronze Age cover. Minor toning and staining to blank borders not affecting art. In fine condition. $60,000 - $80,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original Swamp Thing #1 interior splash page.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original Swamp Thing #1 interior splash page.

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          32. Bernie Wrightson signed original Swamp Thing #1 interior splash page. (1972) Accomplished in pencil and brushed ink on 10.5 x 15.75 in. trimmed DC comic art stock. Surely another holy grail for Wrightson and Bronze Age collectors. This heart-stopping piece conveys the angst that was so evident in this comics-changing series. Our anti-hero halts the vehicle of one of his oppressors uttering a guttural, “STOP” in this dramatic moment. Signed in blue ink below art, “Berni Wrightson”. Exhibiting slight tape residue on edges. In fine condition. $20,000 - $30,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed "Demonic Monster" published illustration for the House of Mystery paperback.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed "Demonic Monster" published illustration for the House of Mystery paperback.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          31. Bernie Wrightson signed “Demonic Monster” published illustration for the House of Mystery paperback. (1972) Accomplished in pencil, pen, and ink on 8.75 x 11.5 in. trimmed comic art stock. A fine drawing used in the House of Mystery paperback. Sigend in lower right, “Wrightson 72”. Handwritten in the margin, “p 132”. Exhibiting tape on the surface of the work above the demon, and white-out below the image. A finely detailed work with incredible crosshatching reminiscent of Frazetta’s best pieces. In fine condition. $4,000 - $6,000

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        • Bernie Wrightson signed original title page illustration for Tales from The House of Mystery.
          Jul. 30, 2016

          Bernie Wrightson signed original title page illustration for Tales from The House of Mystery.

          Est: $5,000 - $8,000

          30. Bernie Wrightson signed original published title page illustration for Tales from The House of Mystery comic and paperback book. (1972/1973) Accomplished in pencil, pen and ink on 11.5 x 17.75 in. comic art stock. Marked title page, to the House of Mystery paperback, verso stated copyright 1972/73. A very finely rendered drawing of “Cain”, the host of the DC horror series, along with an ungodly cast of misfits and misbegotten characters, all done in the deliciously rich Wrightson fine line style. Also featuring a particularly nice example of Wrightson’s period calligraphy reading, “Tales from the House of Mystery.” Exhibiting pinholes to upper right borders, toning and soiling to edges, and pen notation not affecting art. In fine condition. $5,000 - $8,000

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