[Groop]Ebay Groo Cover

Gary Grossmann grossfam@olywa.net
Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:46:07 -0700

Hi Folks!

Well, I'm not all knowing, but here is the basic scooby-doo on original
cover art and pages.  To the best of my knowledge, Sergio has not sold any
covers or pages from Pacific, Eclipse, or Epic/Marvel.  However, he sells
pages of Image & Dark Horse Groos at conventions, sold them through art
agent Mark Cohen before Mark died, and sells them to at least one cartoon
art dealer.  That gentleman's name is Carsten Lagua and he is based in
Germany and has a catalogue that includes many other artists, such as Walt
Kelly.  He has purchased a number of covers and pages over the last few
years and occasionally puts them on ebay.

I am 99% sure that Carsten was the original purchaser of the Image cover
that's currently on ebay.  He typically charges $650-$750 for a cover so the
current seller's price is probably cost and he is hoping the bidding goes
up.  I think a couple other covers went for over $1,000 last year.   $750 is
just too much for me, but if I was going to buy one it would be something
particularly cool, such as cover #2 & #3 of "Mightier Than The Sword"

-Gary G.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shane Clarke" <sac@foolarchy.com>
To: <groop@groo.com>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 8:10 AM
Subject: RE: [Groop]Ebay Groo Cover

> There might even be more story to this specific original cover. Maybe.
> is all knowing.
> ~Shane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: groop-admin@groo.com [mailto:groop-admin@groo.com]On Behalf Of
> Bamber John
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 7:40 AM
> To: 'groop@groo.com'
> Subject: RE: [Groop]Ebay Groo Cover
> Hi Jared,
> I've been on the list for a while and thought I'd break my duck (sorry
> British cricket expression).  Often on ebay there are sketches by Sergio
> sale and every now and again a page from MAD or Groo.  The pages
> are rare but to see a cover is even more so.  I have only once before seen
> cover for sale and I was too late to buy it when I got the dealer site.
> If you've got the cash and wanted it then I'd say go for it as not many
> chances like this come around.  Plus if it's a good cover with Groo and
> Rufferto then I don't think $750 is too bad either.
> Cheers
> John in London.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jared Brooks [mailto:jabrooks@hotmail.com]
> Sent: 21 September 2001 15:24
> To: groop@groo.com
> Subject: [Groop]Ebay Groo Cover
> I was looking up Groo on Ebay and i came across a Groo Original Cover
> (selling for $750!!??!!). I have never before come across any original
> artwork from the comics and always assumed Sergio did not sell any (though
> the amount of comics done over the years would have lead to a ton of
>   I was wondering if one of you could put in perspective how rare this
> is.
> Thanks,
> Jared
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