Item number 2186060426: One-of-a-kind jam: Eisner, Aragones & Perez!
Ends Aug-05-03 09:20:52 PDT
Offered for sale is a one-of-a-kind
piece of “jam art,” featuring three of comics' best artists: Will
Eisner (“The Spirit”), Sergio Aragones (“Groo”) and George Perez (“New
Teen Titans”). It's a truly unique drawing, guaranteed to be a real
conversation piece when displayed!
The artwork was commissioned for the cover of a Houston, TX comics convention program
18 years ago. Included with the art is a copy of the convention
program, as well as a document from one of the convention organizers
validating its authenticity.
The pen and ink art is on a 12.5" x 12.5" piece of artboard. The art itself measures approximately 10" wide by 7.5" high.
The three artists were to be the guests
of honor at a convention held over St. Patrick's Day weekend in 1985.
Unfortunately, Eisner had to cancel at the last minute, so the
convention featured only Perez and Aragones. The artwork, however,
remains as a testament to the original plans.
The piece began as a very rough
pencilled layout, conceived by the convention's art director. It then
was sent through the mail to Perez, Eisner and Aragones in succession,
and each artist contributed one of his major characters. Perez
pencilled and inked Starfire from The New Teen Titans, then mailed the
art to Eisner. (You can't see it on the picture, but Perez wrote a note
to Eisner at the bottom of the piece: “Will - Spirit here. This is four
[sic] March 15 Texas show - G Perez.”) Eisner pencilled and inked The
Spirit, then mailed the art to Aragones. Aragones pencilled and inked
Groo, then supplied the final touch – 25 small leprechauns
attacking/harassing the three heroes.