Welcome to The Illustration Art Gallery!The world's largest selection of the original paintings, drawings and sketches used to illustrate books, magazines, graphic novels, cartoon strips, comic books and newspaper strips!Just some of the recent additions to our Gallery ...
World's Finest II Cover Art (Original) (Signed) Artist: Dan Brereton
Heros the Spartan The Traitor (Original) (Signed) Artist: Luis Bermejo
Dan Dare: Rogue Planet 2 November 1956 cover (Original) (Signed) Artist: Frank Hampson
The Silver Pheasant (Original) Artist: Ken Denham
Kit Carson: Hunt the Man Down (Original) Artist: Jordi Penalva
Greg Staples' Judge Dredd vs Judge Death (Original) (Signed) Artist: Greg Staples
Iron Age Cover (Original) (Signed) Artist: Joe Jusko
The Cheetah (Original) Artist: G W Backhouse
Face (Original) (Signed) Artist: Dave McKean
Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future (Original) (Signed) Artists: Don Harley, Bruce Cornwell
Bionic Woman - School Days (Original) (Signed) Artist: John M Burns
Fairy Wars The Poisoner (Original) Artist: Chris Riddell
Robbie Burns A Red Red Rose (Original) Artist: Edwin Phillips
Fairy Wars Snapper (Original) Artist: Chris Riddell
Doctor Who: The Age of Ice Part 4 Page 8 (Original) Artists: Martin Geraghty, David Roach
Robin of Sherwood 44-20-1 TWO PAGES (Original) Artist: Mike Noble
The Accident-prone Invasion (Original) Artist: Peter Woolcock
Trapped! A British Frigate Caught in a Blockade (Original) Artist: John S Smith
DECEMBER 2013Still time to order your Christmas gifts . . .
ALL UK orders sent first class 24 hour delivery
ALL OVERSEAS orders sent express air courier
LAST MAILING Dates: * original full page Dan Dare (Frank Hampson and Don Harley) and Heros (Luis Bermejo) comic strips
UK: Friday 20th December
EU/USA/CANADA: 18th December
AUSTRALIA/NZ: 16th December
* The Bionic Woman (John M Burns) and Robin Hood (Mike Noble) comic strips
* Judge Dredd vs Judge Death award-winning iconic work by Greg Staples
* works by Jordi Penalva, Ken Denham, GW Backhouse, Sep Scott, Edwin Phillips, Dave McKean, Wilf Hardy, Joe Jusko and Chris Riddell
Enjoy them all in our Latest Slideshow or see a selection of our latest art. Explore our unique ARCHIVE of 4,000 art works.
| We give you the very best from the wide, sometimes overlooked, world of illustration art, including original artwork for comics (comic books) and annuals, book covers and illustrations, graphic novels, magazines, film animation cels, newspaper and comic strips, poster art, album cover art, superb fine art reproductions and high quality art prints.|
Our gallery brings together the work of artists from all over the world and from many genres, including fantasy, horror, science fiction, education, history, nature, technology, humour, romance, glamour, architecture, whimsy and even political satire and caricature.
| Our art is Original, that is the unique art work painted or drawn by the artist for use in a publication or poster. We do also have a selection of Prints including many Limited Editions. As you will see, illustrators are not shy of employing many techniques and media in their quest to communicate and entertain, so we are pleased to offer watercolour, pen and ink, oil, wash, gouache, pencil, acrylic, crayon, giclée, mixed media and charcoal, amongst others.|
We have over 30 years experience in sourcing and selling original illustration art and are very proud to have this showcase of wonderful art. With over 600 featured artists, we hope you enjoy browsing our gallery ... and of course, everything you see is for sale (except in the archive)!
| From the beginning of the 20th century demand for original art to illustrate books, magazines and comics grew dramatically, especially with the advent of mass printing and production techniques. In the 1920s and 1930s a few artists in the UK and the USA (where the demand for magazine illustration grew enormously) became household names and their work commands huge sums of money. |
Names in the USA such as NC Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and in England names such as Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Willy Pogany, EH Shepard, Mabel Lucie Attwell, William Heath Robinson and Louis Wain are all widely known and respected.
| These artists represent a tiny fraction of an enormous body of art seldom if ever seen in its original form. Art commissioned and created for books and periodicals has always been celebrated in its printed form, but the publishers - and often the artists themselves - have not realised the enormous appeal of the originals. The public often have not even been aware that originals exist and are available to own and enjoy.|
Hundreds of thousands of original drawings and paintings have over the years been lost or destroyed by publishers through a lack of interest or imagination, despite the fact that many of the images created are already 20th century icons.
Our aim is to present the wide variety of illustration art in all its various forms for the collector and fan alike to own and enjoy. New art is added to the Gallery every month.
US dollar ($) and euro (€) prices are approximate, based on exchange rates of £1 = $1.60 and £1 = €1,20