Mike Glad is a retired animation fan who has done much to help promote this art form and increase its appreciation throughout the world. And his upcoming anime sale will take his love and spread it to other fans by allowing them to purchase art directly from their favorite series.
Information on the Anime Sale From Mike Glad
Over the years, Mike Glad has become one of the most prominent and most well-respected animation collectors on the market. He has found a treasure trove of various animation artwork, cells, and much more, all of which highlight different elements of this unique form. And his 928-piece collection of anime artwork will be on sale in June for three days starting on June 25.
This sale starts in Dallas at Heritage, where individuals will purchase and bid on various types of artwork. Called “The Art of Anime and Everything Cool,” this auction is one of the largest of its kind ever held. The overall sale of the collection is estimated to bring in over $1 million in sales, though the overall price may vary accordingly depending on bids and other factors.
Currently, Mike Glad and his association are setting minimum bids up at $1 for each object. Many of these items have been priced at anywhere from $500 to $15,000 or more. That’s because Glad has collected artwork from some of the best anime professionals in the world. And this interest is one that he has been fostering for many years, as this art form captured his attention in the early 1980s.
During this time, Glad was one of the primary factors for the import of the acclaimed manga (Japanese comic) series “Akira” to the nation. This comic was the first introduction of manga for many people in the country and could be the starting point of the craze that swept the nation in the 1990s and 2000s. Without this action, films like the “Akira” adaptation and more may never have made it here.
And Mike Glad is proud to offer these items to an excited public, selling them not just for profit but to spread the joy of collecting to others. His Glad Anime Museum Collection includes a staggering amount of items, including model sheets, master set-ups, animation cels, and much more from various anime series. Buyers interested can expect Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, and much more. However, Glad also has art from more serious anime films.
For instance, Studio Ghibli is the most acclaimed modern animation studio, making masterpieces like “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Mike Glad has collected cels and other artwork items directly from this studio and is now making them available to the public for the first time. Many of these cells could sell for as much as $7,500 to the right bidder.