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Every person alive remembers the animated films, cartoons and comic books of their childhood. Those heartwarming images leave an indelible mark on our memories, and evoke that time in our lives again and again.

Our Animation expert Harry Kleiman is a passionate fan of the art of illustration. Since childhood, Harry has loved animation and has met many of his heroes and the legends of the craft, including William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Walter Lantz, Jay Ward, and dozens more of the biggest names in animation. As an adult, Harry has accumulated, bought and sold an impressive collection of animation memorabilia that’s incredible in its breadth and rarity.

We’re pleased to offer his expertise and incredible selection of historic animation collectibles in our August auction. “I hope that you see the hard work and beauty that I saw in these wonderful works,” Harry said.

Some past successes in the category of Animation and comic art include:
• Original 1964 hand-inked Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz: $71,951
• Original 1940 production cel and production background from Disney’s Fantasia, with Mickey as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: $54,879
• Original 1937 production cels featuring two portrayals of the Evil Queen from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: $25,599
• Original 1950 production concept painting by Mary Blair featuring Disney’s Cinderella coach: $14,825
• Original 1959 concept painting by Eyvind Earle featuring Briar Rose’s cottage from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty: $14,704

If you have production cels, key master set-ups, concept art or other works of animation to add to the auction, contact us.

Comic books and comic art will also be included. These formats have not only created entire universes for us of superheroes and villains, they have also created hugely successful careers for their writers and illustrators. Superman and Batman, the Justice League and the Avengers, Spider-Man and the Hulk… They all became household names because of comic books.

Do you have original artwork, production cels, classic comic books for our Animation & Comic Books auction in August? Contact us.


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Do you have more questions? Contact Harry now!

Harry Kleiman

Consignment Director

(800) 937-3880

Past Top Sales

Hand-inked Peanuts comic strip
Sold Price: $71,951
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Mickey Mouse production cel and
production background

Sold Price: $54,879
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Concept painting by Mary Blair
for Cinderella
Sold Price: $14,825
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