Comic autograph pricing
I just read the most interesting article over at Bleeding Cool where they listed some of the most common autograph fees from comic creators.
This is a relatively new thing, and not one I dig, but it’s still usually cheaper than media guests. A lot will sign one or two things for free and then charge after that which I’m very cool with, but not always. Here’s the list, beefed up with some additions of my own.
Stan Lee – $60 ($80 for something non-comic)
Rob Liefeld – $10-$60 (for New Mutants #98)
Humberto Ramos – $10-$20
Edgar Delgado – $10
Neal Adams – $30
Whilce Portacio – $10-$20 (that’s news to me, he didn’t charge me at Indiana Comicon last year- possibly just certain items)
Bill Sienkiewicz – $10-$20Charles Soule – $10 CGC grading signings
John Romita Jr – three for free, then $2. $10 for CGC grading.
Len Wein – $5, $20 CGC grading signings, $25 for Hulk 181, Giant Size X-Men #1 or House of Secrets #92.
Joe Rubinstein – $2
Greg Horn – $20 GameStop variants
Victor Olazaba – $10
Matteo Scalera – $20 CGC grading signings
Fiona Staples – $20 CGC grading signings
Klaus Janson– $20 CGC grading signings
Charles Soule – $10
Fabian Niecza charges for anything X-Men or Deadpool related (X-Force, Cable & Deadpool, etc). $10 per comic.
Alex Saviuk – $5
Gerry Conway charges $5 per item
Pat Brodrick charges $3 per item
Arvell Jones also charges $3 per item
Larry Hama will sign two items for free and charges after that.
Graham Nolan recently started charging, but not sure how much.
Mike Grell does one free and then I think it was $3 an item
Jose Delbo charges $5 per item
Mike Zeck charges $5 per item
John Beatty charges $4 per item
Greg Horn was charging $10
Jim Sternako charges $15 per item last I checked – and that includes items and prints BOUGHT FROM HIS TABLE. Also, do not ask for a photo with him.
I heard about this last bit secondhand, can’t speak for the truth or baseness of the tale, but go in prepared –
Michael Golden refused to sign any comics (I had 3 with me) until I purchased a $25 print from him, which I had to get in a second lineup for. When I returned from purchasing the print he signed that – which I didn’t even care about – and then only signed one of the 3 comics I brought him
Tip Jar- pay whatever you want
Denny O’Neil also had a tip jar, specifically for the Hero’s Initiative. The first time Gerry Conway did Akron Comicon he did this as well.
Private signing, off the show floor
Jim Lee – $30
Scott Snyder – $20
I’ll update and repost this article as I get more!