CHARLES SOLOMON (right) introduces the guest of honor, PRES ROMANILLOS.
... happened yesterday at the Animation Guild's second-floor meeting hall.
KEVIN KOCH, who coordinated the auction, helps set up along with Executive Board members BOB FOSTER and STEPHAN ZUPKAS.
Over 200 art pieces were donated and sold. Over $70,000 was raised. TAG President Kevin Koch was the lead engine of the enterprise, and it was his hard work and organizational chops that pulled the auction together.
One hundred-plus collectors and animation professionals spent Sunday afternoon bidding against one another for one-of-a-kind animation art, original comic panels, and paintings and drawings from some of the biggest names in our business.
HOWARD LOWERY, the auctioneer.
Retired H-B director RUDY CATALDI, who contributed original drawings.
Viewings of the assembled artwork started at 1 p.m., and the auction started at 2, running until 5:40 p.m.
Among the hundreds of pieces: development sketches from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Corpse Bride," production drawings from "Ferdinand the Bull," original illustrations from Rowland Wilson, artwork from animation legend Marc Davis, as well as production maquettes, autographed one-sheets, and vintage art books.