Brian Bolland art price guide
Best known as the artist behind Judge Dredd (for 2000 AD comics) and Batman: The Killing Joke, Brian Bolland is one of the most in demand artists in the industry. Famous for his iconic covers, Brian occasionally does interior artwork.
As one of the most talented artists in the modern era, pieces of Brian Bolland’s original art are hot collector’s items worth checking into.
Brian Bolland’s amazing covers and rare interior art work makes for some very unique and valuable pieces. Rarity, importance, and first appearances within the comic are largely what determine the original art prices.
Below are some examples of original Brian Bolland’s art that has recently sold. Depending on the character pictured, time of year, and several other factors, the price of original comic art fluctuates.
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Private commissions by Brian Bolland are quite rare. For the few that are lucky enough to hold such a unique piece of original Brian Bolland art, most aren’t willing to part with their special commission piece.
Below are some examples of Brian’s famous commissions.
Growing up in the United Kingdom during the 1960s and 70s, Brian was largely shielded from the comic book boom occurring in the USA.
Finding his love of comics by scouting street newsvendors, Brian was taken with DC Comics like Turok, Aquaman, Green Lantern, especially interested in the work of Carmine Infantino and Neal Adams.
Meeting future Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, Brian found work with 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd and Walter the Wobot. After gaining the attention of DC Comics in 1980, Brian was hired to illustrate the covers for Green Lantern #127 and #130-#131.
From that point on, Brian has been one of DC’s most reliable artists. His most famous work is 1988’s Batman: The Killing Joke, written by Watchmen mastermind Allan Moore.
Today, Brian remains almost exclusive to DC, but he has illustrated a few covers for Marvel Comics and Vertigo.
After signing on with DC comics in the 1980s, Brian Bolland has almost exclusively done cover art. Sporadically, he does interior art, like in Batman: The Killing Joke, Countdown to Final Crisis #31 and Batman: Black and White #4.
Below is a list of Brian’s best for DC, Marvel, and 2000 AD main titles.
Still working with DC, Brian Bolland, now in his senior years, continues to draw fresh and exciting covers and interior art.
Recent Brian Bolland covers include a variant for Dark Knight III (2016), Superman Unchained #3 variant (2013), the entire Dial H series (2012 – 2013) and Zatanna # 1 – 6 (2010).
One of his most recent interior artwork was for The Spirit #17 in 2011.