The coolest comic book art you won't see in comics.
It's time to check out the coolest comic book art you won't see in comics. The reason you won't see it is because artists love to do sketches for fun or for commissions. They often post them on their blogs, Tumblrs and Twitter accounts. At conventions, if you're lucky, you can get sketches like these from them, or you can contact many of them through their sites and get a commission of your own. These images are too good to go unnoticed.
Tony Moore art is always great to see. He has done some recent conventions and has posted them on his Tumblr. Check out his versions of Carnage, Wolverine, Punisher, Donatello and a...severed Skrull head.
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Daniel HDR does a lot of commissions through his website. Check out his classic Daredevil and Black suit Spider-Man.
Yesterday, as you know, was May the 4th. That means it's time for some Star Wars art. Check out this Luke Skywalker sketch Michael Walsh posted on his tumblr.
That's not the only Star Wars pic we have this week. Agnes Garbowska posted this Han and Chewie pic along with a cute Uncanny X-Force sketch on her Tumblr.
Todd Nauck went to an Avengers screening after party and did a lot of sketches which he posted on his Twitter page. Most of them were Avengers-related of course.
Speaking of Avengers, Marcio Takara posted this sweet Captain America pic (and Batgirl) on his Tumblr this week.
Robert Atkins has been posting a different Avenger on his blog all month. Check out his Captain America and Black Knight. Also be sure to check out his site for commission information.
This next one might not technically belong here. Cliff Chiang posted this nice Joss Whedon on his Tumblr. The reason I say it shouldn't be here is because it is a published piece, just not in a comic. He did this for GQ magazine.
I just discovered Stephanie Buscema's Tumblr page. Check out the colors she used on these two. Definitely worthy of being framed.
Skottie Young did some more of his Daily Sketches on his website (which go up for sale once posted). This week he chose a fairy tale theme. Check out his site for more.
Going back to yesterday, it was a great day being Star Wars Day along with marking the U.S. opening of The Avengers. Unfortunately it's also the day Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys passed away. Check out the tribute Dustin Nguyen posted on his Tumblr. Let's wish happy thoughts to Yauch's friends and family.
Tom Raney was at the Boston Comic Con and posted some sketches on his Twitter. Check 'em out.
Gene Gonzales posted some more "Conventionless Convention" sketches. Check out his blog for more.
Freddie E. Williams II must have been crazy busy at C2E2. Last week I posted a bunch of his sketches but it turns out he had more that he posted on his Twitter.
dfjanco on Twitter suggested I check out Andy MacDonald's blog. Check out his X-Men sketches. I love the slightly different take he gives them.
And last but not least, it's time for some Paolo Rivera art (his DAREDEVIL cover also made this week's Best Comic Book Covers of the Week). Because everyone's talking about the Avengers, he decided to post a Kirby-inspired Superman pic on his blog. Along with another Hulk commission.
Hope you enjoyed this week's picks. Be sure to check out the artists' pages or follow their Tumblrs or Twitter accounts. Be sure to let them know how awesome we all think they are.