Thursday, August 15, 2013

Phantom/Mandrake Sunday pages art sale

Here are some recent Phantom Sunday strips that are available for purchase. All art is on 11x17 bristol board, and is inked by hand over printed "blue line" preliminary pencils. Lettering and borders are printed as well. Prices include shipping within the US. 

Offered for the first time are pages from the currently-running Mandrake/Phantom crossover tale. When I requested that we team up these classic Lee Falk characters, I had no idea that Fred Fredericks, artist of the Mandrake strip since the 1960's (!), would retire (leaving the daily only Mandrake strip in reruns) while Tony DePaul and I were still producing the pages for our story -- making THIS (most likely) the last new Mandrake story to appear in US newspapers! This fact makes these already unusual strips even more significant. 

Mandrake and the Phantom have teamed up several times in the Mandrake strip -- notably in the final Sunday continuity (written and drawn by Fredericks).  But aside from a few cameo appearances (Phantom's wedding, etc.), this is the only full-length adventure featuring the two classic heroes in the Phantom strip.

Descriptions and prices follow. Email me to reserve pages and get payment info (Paypal please). 

The final two pages of "Revenge in Rhodia" -- more pages are available. If there are any you are interested in, contact me with publication dates and I'll let you know if I still have them.

4-7-13: Large panel of Phantom on Hero. ON HOLD!
4-14-13: Phantom, Hero, Devil, Diana, Guran, Skull Cave! SOLD!

4-21-13 First page of Mandrake tale. No Phantom. $225.00
4-28-13 (signature box and date accidently left off the original!) Mandrake and Narda. No Phantom. $225.00

5-5-13: Phantom, Guran, Diana, the twins, Mandrake and Narda! $275.00
5-19-13: Phantom, Mandrake, Devil, Hero: $275.00
(sorry about the fuzzy pic on these two -- you can always look back at previous blog entries to see the color print version of any of these)

Not shown, but available: 5-26-13 Phantom, Mandrake, Devil, Hero,: $250.00
Also 6-2-13: Phantom (as Walker), Diana, Mandrake, Narda boarding cruise ship: $250.00

6-9-13: Sexy villain -- no heroes: $200.00
6-16-13: Phantom, Mandrake (now in tails, cape and top hat), Diana and Narda in costume (it's a costume cruise!) : $275.00 ON HOLD

6-23-13: Trio of villains in costume -- no heroes: $225.00
6-30-13: Phantom, Mandrake, Diana, Narda and villains: $300.00

7-7-13: Phantom, Diana, villains -- goofy guy in super-suit: $275.00
7-14-13: Phantom, Mandrake, Diana, Narda, villains: $300.00

7-28-13: Heroes and their wives in the pool: $250.00
8-4-13: Phantom and Mandrake, villains. Signature/date box missing. $275.00

Also available but not shown: 8-11-13 Phantom and Mandrake in one panel -- $225.00

Upcoming strips will be available as soon as they see print. I'll eventually show them here, but you can always contact me if you see something in the newspaper that you like.

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