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Awesome Art Picks: Justice League, Captain America, Spider-Man and More

The coolest comic art you won't see in comic books.

Each week we comb the internet (not with an actual comb, of course) in search of the best comic art that will not be appearing in comic books. The reason why they won't appear is because artists often do sketches and commissions and post them on their blogs, Twitters and Tumblrs. It gives them a chance to draw characters that might not normally appear in the books they're working on and they're just way too great to go unnoticed.

Last weekend was C2E2 in Chicago. It gave me the chance to catch up and meet artists I haven't had a chance to talk to before. One of them was Gabriel Hardman. I don't know how he gets so much work done but he was drawing non-stop at the convention. I made sure he was going to scan and share the commissions he did on his blog so we could check them out.

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Peter Nguyen was there. It's always great talking to Peter (and his willingness to do the Mystery Art Challenge you'll see way down below). Another cool thing is I got to see this Spider-Man and Mary Jane piece as he was working on it at the show.

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Peter also posted these sketches of the little Batman villlains, Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers.

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Todd Nauck was another Mystery Art Show contestant that was at C2E2. It was actually he and Peter that talked me into doing it. I wasn't planning on it but their eagerness to do it made me gather up some other artists to take part in it. I'm not sure how Todd found the time to do his part. Check out all these sketches he posted on his Twitter from the convention.

Because there's so many, click on each to view them.

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Ben Templesmith was there as well but somehow I completely missed him. He did post this sweet pic of a Sandtrooper and Fantomex. I think he might be posting more sketches from the convention soon.

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I also got a chance to talk to Robert Atkins. Be sure to check out his blog to find out his commissions. He's been posting sketches of different Avengers for the month of April.

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Paolo Rivera posted a couple commissions from past cons on his blog. He will be at the Boston Comic Con this weekend. Be sure to check out his commission policy if you plan on attending and paying hi a visit.

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You don't have to go to conventions to do commissions. Gene Gonzales has been posting "Conventionless Convention" sketches on his blog. Check out his Stargirl, Power Girl, Shanna the She-Devil and Zatanna.

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Daniel HDR also is available for commissions. You can find out how you can get one on his website. Here are a few examples.

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Freddie Williams II posted this pic last week. He was firm that it's a MUTANT and not an ALIEN.

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Marcus To posted a couple commissions on his Tumblr he recently did. Check out his Renee Montoya and Loki.

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Mitch Breitweiser posted a couple pics this week. Check out his Captain America sketch and birthday card he made for his nephew (did you see his art and Bettie's colors in this week's DEFENDERS?).

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Mike Mayhew posted a Red Sonja sketch cover at Comic Art Fans. This is why you shouldn't mess with Red Sonja.

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Jeremy Roberts posted this homage to Jim Lee's X-MEN #1 cover with the Justice League in place of the mutants. This can be seen on Roberts' Deviant Art page and thanks to postman for bringing this to my attention. (click to enlarge).

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And finally it's time for the Mystery Art Challenge. The video was posted earlier this week. Here is is again if you haven't had a chance to watch.

Here are the finished pieces.

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That's it for this week. I'm sure we'll be seeing more sketches from C2E2 and other conventions. Be sure to look for the next installment.