Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Souvenir Drawing by Seth Related to Clyde Fans

This souvenir drawing from 2009 by Seth (Gregory Gallant) sold on eBay on October 13 for $64.99. It shows a traveling salesman carrying two suitcases; he is clearly the character Simon Matchcard from Clyde Fans: Book One (2004). 

The seller, who is evidently not a native speaker of English, appears unwilling to guarantee the authenticity of his items. Usually I take this as a red flag, but in this case the statement "I can not certify the authenticity of an article non dedicated" is more baffling than alarming. Anyway, how can you not trust a seller named caballero_sith.  The drawing does look reasonably authentic to my eye, and I think the buyer did well enough, even without getting the frame.

The eBay listing:

SETH- Orig Drawing Signed

Item condition:--
Ended:Oct 13, 201114:00:02 PDT
Bid history:
4 bids
Winning bid:US $64.99

Shipping:$17.00 Economy Shipping 
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Seller info

caballero_sith ( 725) 

100% Positive feedback

No returns or exchanges, but item is covered by eBay Buyer Protection.

Other item info

Item number:230684902364
Item location:jaen, Andalucía Ceuta y Melilla, Spain
Ships to:Worldwide

Seth is the pen name of Gregory Gallant (born September 16, 1962), a Canadian comic book artist and writer. He is best known for comics such as Palookaville.
Seth's first published comics work was as an illustrator on the Vortex Comics series Mister X, but he soon moved to his own series,Palooka-ville (published by Drawn and Quarterly), which was part of a miniature boom in non-genre alternative comics from Canada in the 1990s. Seth, Chester Brown, and Joe Matt not only also began their own semi-autobiographical series at the same time but were friends and sometimes depicted each other in their stories. Palooka-Ville began as a low-key chronicle of the artist's daily life but moved on to longer and more ambitious stories, including what was later collected as the graphic novel It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken— an apparently autobiographical tale that was actually fiction.
Born in Clinton, Ontario, Seth attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He currently lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife and two cats.

He is also a magazine illustrator and book designer, perhaps best known for his work designing the complete collection of Charles M. Schulz's classic comic strip Peanuts. The books, released by Fantagraphics Books in 25 separate volumes (so far) combine Seth's signature aesthetic with Schulz's minimalistic comic creation. Similarly, he is designing the Collected Doug Wright, and the John StanleyLibrary.
He provided the artwork of Aimee Mann's 2001 album Lost in Space.
Clyde Fans, the story of two brothers whose trade in electric fans suffers and eventually goes out of business from the failure to adapt to the rise of air conditioning, was serialized inPalooka-ville. Seth's short graphic novel Wimbledon Green, about an eccentric comic-book collector, was published in November 2005.
In April 2006, Penguin Classics released the revised Portable Dorothy Parker, with a jacket and French flaps designed and illustrated by Seth. He said, "It’s fun when you care about the project, definitely. In fact, I’ve been a commercial illustrator for years, besides being a cartoonist, and that's not fun. That's like the kind of thing, I find, you're just selling style in a way."

I obtained  in Barcelona (Spain), 2009.
Is realised in paper withe pen black, measures 29x 21 cm (framed is not for sale).
 I am collector for more than 30 years, and due to the extension of my collection I have decided to sell some articles. I can not certify the authenticity of an article non dedicated. Please to see my other articles for sale. Thanks.

[End of eBay listing]

Simon Matchcard, Clyde Fans: Book One (2004)

Clyde Fans, Book One

Clyde Fans: Part One


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