Todd Hignite Comic Art provides exclusive worldwide representation for all Daniel Clowes original art sales, as well as additional art sales for a select group of important contemporary cartoonists―and our website provides information regarding exhibitions, events, and publications of note, as well as new texts, research projects, and interviews on the history of comic and related art.
Todd Hignite has extensive experience working in all capacities of the art world, and is author of the books The Art of Jaime Hernandez/The Secrets of Life and Death (Abrams, 2010) and In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists (Yale University Press, 2006). Hignite holds a Master’s Degree in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, acted as inaugural curator for the university’s Modern Graphic History Library, and has organized a number of exhibitions devoted to comic and contemporary art, notably the retrospective R. Crumb's Underground, which originated at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and toured US museums, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. He was also founding editor of Comic Art magazine, has written on art for numerous publications, and worked for Pace Gallery, New York.
Hignite was a Vice President of Heritage Auctions from 2008-2017, during which time he personally managed many of the most important comic and illustration art consignments to be brought to auction, including The Eric Sack Collection: Masterpieces of Underground Art and The Jerry Weist Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art. He currently serves as Senior Consulting Specialist for Heritage, with a focus on vintage comic and illustration art.
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