Sunday, September 09, 2007

Wrapup of Willi Franz/Sam Glanzman Original Comic Art Auction Today --

As detailed in my September 3rd post, one of my heroes, Sam Glanzman, is seeking to raise funds for his ill friend and vet comics writer Willi Franz; my old pal (and first comics publisher!) Larry Shell is representing Sam in this auction endeavor.

It all ends about 9 hours from this posting, today -- I urge you to consider bidding on this body of work (or some portion of it) for Willi's benefit:

Larry's press release (please note, I am not the one representing Sam):
"As many know, I represent Sam Glanzman for original art sales, commissions and occasionally deal with publishers on his behalf... Sam called me a few weeks ago and told me his good friend and former collaborator, writer Willi Franz, was 'in bad health and broke' (Sam’s exact words).

Sam asked if he could send me the original art to some stories Willi wrote the scripts for and Sam would donate everything he made from the sale of the art to Willi to help him out. Imagine my surprise when I received the artwork to four complete Charlton war stories including a Lonely War of Willie Schulz, which is a highly regarded series by collectors!

I am offering all four of these stories this week on the eBay Auction website.
All four stories are written by Willi and one is actually penciled by him and inked by Glanzman. The other three are pure Glanzman art.

See list of titles and links to auctions below. Each has a detailed description and a scan of the item being offered. I’ve scheduled each of these auctions to end 5 minutes apart to give buyers interested in more than one story a chance to bid.

The cover to Fightin' Army #79, featuring "The Lonely War of Captain Willy Schultz" story Sam Glanzman has now put up for auction to benefit his long-time pal and the series author Willi Franz

All four Benefit auctions are now running, will last a total of 7 days, and end today, Sunday, September 9th!

To repeat, all the money Sam makes from the sale of these stories will go to Willi, so bid accordingly and thanks for looking!"

- Larry Shell – “sheltone” on eBay

  • Here's the link to Larry's auctions.

  • List of Stories Offered:

    Willi Franz & Sam Glanzman "HUERTGEN MINEFIELD" - Complete 8-Pg Story
  • Here's the auction/art link.

  • Willi Franz & Sam Glanzman LONELY WAR OF WILLY SCHULTZ Complete 10-Pg Story – "Snowball In Hell!"
  • Here's the auction/art link.

  • Willi Franz & Sam Glanzman THE DEVIL'S BRIGADE Complete 10-Pg Story – "Fox Hunt"
  • Here's the auction/art link.

  • Willi Franz & Sam Glanzman THE IRON CORPORAL Complete 9-Pg Story -- "Two Grenades - Thirty Rounds"
  • Here's the auction/art link.

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