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Awesome Art Picks: Human Torch, Batman, Spider-Man and More

The coolest comic book art you won't see in comics.

Each week we search for cool comic art that won't appear in comics. The reason they won't appear in actual comics is because artists often post sketches and commissions on their websites, blogs and Tumblrs. They're too cool to be missed. A lot of these artists even arrange commissions through their websites so be sure to check them out for more information. If you're aware of any comic artists' blogs that we're missing out on, be sure to let me know.

Being a holiday week, you can imagine that the amount of art posted isn't as much as usual. We did still find some really great pieces this week.

Brett Booth has a new issue of TEEN TITANS coming out this week. Check out the sketches he posted on his blog.

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Marcio Takara posted some more commissions and 'tiny heroes' on his Tumblr. You can see the Spider-Man piece is just in the pencil stage. It's great seeing the progression. I assume he'll post the final version later.

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Paolo Rivera's blog is always full of great stuff. He posts a lot of the process of his art. Here's a commission he posted along with a look at the pencils for his incredible cover for this week's AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1.

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Gene Gonzales posts his "Conventionless Convention Sketches" on his blog. Check it out for more information on how you can contact him for your own.

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I'm not sure what to expect with the new NOVA series coming. Sam Alexander is a bit annoying in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. Still, it's a cool design as you can see from the character study Todd Nauck posted on his Instagram.

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Chris Giarrusso posted some of his past holiday post cards on his website. He even sent me a personal one, "From one G-Man to another." And check out his Human Torch cover and Sparky commission.

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Mahmud Asrar posted this Rei Ayanami (from NEO GENESIS EVANGELION) sketch on his Tumblr.

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Denis Medri posted a Deadpool redesign and another Hobbit sketch on his Deviant Art page this week.

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Ron Salas posted this great Milo Garret (from 100 BULLETS) piece on his site. I really should go back and read that entire series.

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J. Scott Campbell did some pieces for a "Good vs. Evil" exhibit at Downtown Disneyland WonderGround Gallery and posted them on his Deviant Art page. You can find out more about the gallery HERE.

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Agnes Garbowska posted another commission she did at NYCC on her Tumblr.

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Philip Tan posted some more great sketches on his Facebook page this week.

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This last one sort of stretches our rules. Here's the logo-free look at this coming week's BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM New Years' issue Dustin Nguyen posted on his Tumblr.

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That's it for this week and this year. Happy New Year to everyone. Here's to another great year of Awesome Art.