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Will Eisner Art: City People Notebook "Smellbound" p. 2 lot of 3

Will Eisner Art: City People Notebook "Smellbound" p. 2 lot of 3
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    Price: $1,700.00
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    WILL EISNER. Title/date/description: Preliminary drawing and finished art for the 2nd page of "Smellbound," page 42 in City People Notebook (1989); a 3-piece lot total.

    The respective layouts of the pencil and finished art are fairly close, but it's fun to see the small changes Eisner chose to make in re-pencilling and inking his final art. We are offering matching pairs because many collectors like to frame related pieces together.

    Size/medium/condition: The underlying roughs of the preliminary drawing are in blue pencil with tighter black pencil lines on top, on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. The final art is drawn in pen, brush & ink on an 11 x 14 inch Bristol board, with some blue pencil guide lines still visible. Not pictured here, but included in the lot, is Eisner's transparent vellum overlay on which he has drawn in ink the areas where "20% B.D." (Benday) gray tones were to be incorporated into his image in the printing process. (See the published City People page for the combined effect). There are small pieces of white tape with registration marks on the extreme corners, well outside the image area, and small applications of White-Out, primarily around Vera's dress in the last panel. Eisner's inventory rubber stamp and handwritten title is on the reverse side. Excellent condition. Price: $1,700 (lot of 3 pieces)

    Provenance: Warranted to be from the Will Eisner estate, which this agency exclusively represents. Comes with signed Bill of Sale.