This auction is for One 24" x 18" Motley's Crew Sunday comic strip original art by Ben Templeton and Tom Forman dated 2-8-1981. It has been donated anonymously to benefit artist Dave Simons. Shipping within the USA will be $10. INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS ARE WELCOME! Read below to find out why we are doing these auctions for Dave. Thank you!

Anyone who read Marvel comics back in the late ‘70s through the mid ‘80s should know the name Dave Simons . He was one of the best inkers that the company had and his work over Bob Budiansky on the title Ghost Rider is still regarded as being a benchmark for the character, even now, over twenty years since it first appeared. While at Marvel Dave inked many of the industry’s top names, including John Buscema, Walter Simonson, Michael Golden, Frank Miller, Rick Leonardi and many more. His work over Gene Colan was recently described, by Colan no less, as being ‘exquisite’. Without being asked Gene also went on to say, “Do you know how few artists have ever been able to ink my very complex and often inscrutable pencils? I've yet to see anything Dave has done that I haven't loved! Artists and inkers have come and gone but Dave remains today still at the top of his form!” That’s high praise indeed and richly deserved as Dave’s fine line and attention to detail was often imitated but rarely equalled.
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