[Groop] Auction of unsigned drawing claimed to have been drawn by Sergio

Eric Chun ericchun at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 27 11:31:40 PDT 2008

Eh??  Why wouldn't you buy it?


> From: grossfamm at comcast.net
> To: macquarrie at earthlink.net; groop at groo.com
> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:05:46 -0700
> Subject: Re: [Groop] Auction of unsigned drawing claimed to have been drawn	by Sergio
> Hi Folks!
> I am no expert either, but I think Jim is correct.  It does have the general 
> look of some things that Sergio did in the 60's.  My guess is that it's a 
> sketch that he casually (and quickly) did for Jerry DeFuccio when they were 
> talking about the character, just as Jim suggests.
> I'm sure many of you have noticed DeFuccio's heirs and also Sergio's ex-wife 
> putting stuff up on ebay from the 60's and early 70's.  It's all pretty 
> cheesy, but there is noting that can be done about it, other than not buying 
> it.
> Gary G.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "MacQuarrie at Earthlink" <macquarrie at earthlink.net>
> To: <groop at groo.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:57 PM
> Subject: [Groop] Auction of unsigned drawing claimed to have been drawn by 
> Sergio
> >I think it's real, but if so it's very early work. I spoke to Sergio a
> > couple of weeks ago and he complained that Jerry DeFuccio's heirs have 
> > been
> > selling off a lot of his things on Ebay, including a lot of drawings and
> > sketches that were never intended for publication, such as this one.
> >
> > Sergio's style has changed somewhat since the early '60s, and this piece
> > looks a bit like his work from that time, but certainly not a finished
> > piece. More than likely it wasn't exactly a "gift", more like something
> > Sergio idly doodled which DeFuccio decided to keep.
> >
> > That's my guess anyway. I'm no expert, but it fits with what I was told.
> >
> > Jim MacQ.
> >
> >
> >> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330265347331&ssPageNam
> >> e=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
> >>
> >> Is there anybody out there (Mark?) that can verify one way or another 
> >> that
> >> this is or is not an original Sergio Aragones drawing as claimed by the
> >> seller?
> >>
> >> I, personally, just don't see any of his "style" or talent in the 
> >> drawing, but
> >> I could be wrong. I do find it hard to believe that Sergio would draw
> >> something this badly, let alone give it to one of his editors as a gift.

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