Ty announced to me that he’d scanned a pile of pages for me, and started showing them to me, so he could tell me the prices. So, upon viewing the above, I asked the price. “Oh, this isn’t for sale. I’d never sell this. Why would you think I’d sell this? How could you ask me to sell this?”
When I finally got him to calm down and breathe, I asked cautiously why this was in the pile of pages to sell. Ty looked at me blankly and announced (as if it were completely obvious to all but me), “Because it’s a great page! I love this page! I would never se–”
Anyway. Great page. Legion of Substitute Heroes. Not for Sale. But here it is for the world to see…
Okay, time’s up.
Now, on to business…
We’ve got four pages from DC Comics, Who’s Who: Maxwell Lord, Rainbow Raider and Snapper Carr.
All pages are 11″ x 17″, on board, pencils and inks by Ty Templeton
Maxwell Lord Who’s Who $75/USD
Maxwell Lord pinup Who’s Who $100/USD
Rainbow Raider Who’s Who $150/USD
Snapper Carr Who’s Who $175/USD
Prices to follow later in the day…and maybe some more pages now I know how the scanner works.
To share post:
This was a piece Ty did for a Spider-Man calendar…I think 1993. He’s going to look for the calendar and scan the colour version later, so we’ll find out then! (His computer is still down…it’s got the scanner on it…blah blah blah)
The art is 12″ x 12″, pencilled and inked by Ty and is $400/USD.
This is an illustration Ty did for Mad Magazine. It’s part of the two-page spread Mad did for their special SDCC edition: spoof comic book covers. This was for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (I flatted the colour version of this–not the most fun for a vegetarian!). Ty did all of the drawings for that spread on paper; this drawing is on a piece 8″ x 12″, pencilled and inked by Ty, and is $60/USD.
Ty was thrilled when he got a call to do this Spirit assignment; he loves Will Eisner and The Spirit, and it was a chance to work again with Scott Peterson, his long-time editor on many of the various incarnations of The Batman Adventures. Scott, now at Wildstorm, is one of the nicest guys in the biz, and Ty feels pretty beholden to him for letting him get to wander around in the Batman universe drawing and writing.
This page was done on paper in markers and ink. It’s 10″ x 15″, pencilled and inked by Ty, and is $100.
And…it’s the X-Men. Ty lost track of just how much work he did for Marvel’s Creative Services department way-back-when (thanks, Dana!). Much of it was for the art and promotion for the videos of the 90s cartoon series of the X-Men. (An absolute favourite of our boys) This was done as the back of the video boxes (I believe…have to check the notes on the art when I have a moment).
It’s 12″ x 12″ on board, pencilled and inked by Ty and we’re selling it for $500/USD.
It’s going to take me some time to put these pieces on the **New Pages this week** page, and into their various categories so, just to let you know…if you’re interested in a piece, check out pricing, payment and shipping info, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
as ever, slowly…(lots going on this week).
Here’s a few; I’ll have them up and labelled later today.
(Green Lantern Corps Quarterly, Issue 2, pencils Ty Templeton, inks Al Gordon, words Mark Waid)
And some promo art for Spidey…
up and available for your viewing pleasure. An eclectic bunch: a Tailgunner Jo page, something from a Teen Titans Annual, a poster for Marvel Heroclix…and a Batman and Robin Adventures page.
Well, just A Single Wonder Woman this time out, though there is more than one image of a skunk in this Monday’s new scans of ORIGINAL ART. The Wonder Woman is from the lovely and aforementioned SUPERMAN AND BATMAN Magazine (a moment of silence for this forgotten hero of publishing….). This was a poster insert (from a series of eight, a different DC hero in every issue) that ran on the inside STAPLED middle page of the mag. So WW was the centerfold, so to speak. And you guys thought Marge Simpson was the only cartoon character to pose for the staple section of a magazine! Diana did it ALL first. You know, I’ll bet this, and the Hawkman of last week, would look nice in colour. I will dig those out for tomorrow, promise. The WW has some lovely colour, if I recall, and I think I coloured it.
And WOO HOO! The last of my unsold pages from the Pepe Le Pew story I did with Sam Agro for Looney Tunes Magazine, all going up in the all for sale gallery. I can’t price ’em, myself. My wife doesn’t trust me. (I used to sell Batman Adventures covers for seventy five bucks and my wife smacked me around after I’d sold three or four!). Sewer Transformer aside, I really like the “wet Pepe” image in the middle of the page. I couldn’t think of an episode where Pepe got wet, so it was daunting to see if I could make it look “on model” without any reference for that appearance. I hope I pulled it off.
Is there anything more fun to draw than the Chrysler Building? Perhaps sewer crocodiles with an eye patch. And here it is, all in one page? Sometimes I have a good job.
I got to work in a little “EC” style lettering in the POW! POW! stuff, I notice. (That last line sounded more like Beat Poetry than I meant it to.)
It was great fun doing the two or three Looney Tunes jobs I did. The pages with Pussyfoot and Bugs Bunny on ’em are long gone. I think the Daffy pages are gone too. C’est la vie!
Ty Le Guy
Busy day today, with classes, a slightly late deadline on something I’m inking, and my family just getting back from Montreal last night, WITH A STALLED CAR ON THE HIGHWAY FOR A FEW HOURS!
I didn’t mean to yell, sorry.
to the Art Store. Check out the Index of Available Art to see where I stuck what.
A couple years back, Ty was asked to contribute four puzzle pages to DC’s Super Friends comic book for younger readers (written by Sholly Fisch). I think some number of them was printed in every issue. Here’s one of them (scanned but not yet up in Available Art Gallery):
Spider-Man Human Torch “I’m with Stupid”
Issue 3, page 21, pencils by Ty Templeton, inks by Tom Palmer
Ty decided to fill up the shelves in the Art Store a bit today…and found some more of his Spidey/Human Torch pages (from I’m with Stupid). Each issue was drawn in a different style to represent a different era of Spidey (something a lot of reviewers didn’t quite figure out…even after two or three issues! Every comment about how “old-fashioned the art looks” triggered some bombast around these parts!)
Ty and writer Dan Slott still muse about the possibility of a second mini (if Dan could fit it in–Marvel is keeping him a busy, busy writer-boy). Right now, they’re working on a little something together…but for now, here’s some more from one of their previous projects.
A couple of today’s pages (the one at the top of the page, for starters) were inked by one of Ty’s inking heroes–Tom Palmer. Ty was thrilled to hear that Tom was doing ’em–more thrilled when he saw the final pages. I’m sure he’ll have something to say about that when he posts later today.
Spider-Man Human Torch, “I’m with Stupid”
Issue 5, page 19, pencils by Ty Templeton, inks by Drew Geraci
Okay, not really! This is one of the spoof covers that Ty did for the Mad Magazine San Diego Special edition. It’s been recently reprinted (page 23) in the new Mad collection, MAD About Superheroes (on sale in fine stores everywhere!).
Mad Magazine pages for sale