Todd Hignite Comic Art represents original art sales for a select group of the most important contemporary cartoonists―including exclusive worldwide representation for all Daniel Clowes art sales―and our website provides information regarding upcoming exhibitions, events, and publications of note, as well as a platform for new texts and interviews on the history of comic and related art.
Todd Hignite has extensive experience working in all capacities of the art world and was a Vice President of Heritage Auctions from 2008-2017, during which he personally managed many of the most important comic and illustration art consignments to be brought to auction, the world record results for original American comic art, and such significant single-owner sales as The Eric Sack Collection: Masterpieces of Underground Art and The Jerry Weist Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art. Hignite currently serves as Senior Consulting Specialist for Heritage, with a focus on vintage comic and illustration art.
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 commercial gallery and museum exhibitions devoted to comic art, notably the retrospective R. Crumb's Underground, which originated at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and toured the US, including the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He has also written on art for numerous publications, was founding editor of Comic Art magazine, 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). His first publication on comics was a 1991 fanzine interview with Daniel Clowes.
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