Last week was the third annual Long Beach Comic Con. You know what that means? That means a lot of commission art. Each week we feature the best comic book art that you won't see in comics. If it's so good, why won't you see them in comic books? Artist often do commissions at cons as well as posting sketches on their blogs and Tumblr accounts. Besides working on the characters in their books, they like to have the chance to work on other characters for fun and to experiment.
This week's first batch comes from Todd Nauck. I got to meet Todd for the first time at Long Beach and can I make it officially known that Todd and his wife are some of the nicest people I've met. You'll be seeing a little more of Todd's work later here on Comic Vine but for now, here are a bunch of commissions he did last weekend.
This first one was a little...odd.
Someone wanted Todd to draw Spider-Man on this statue. It's a piece of a wall. I actually watched Todd finish this piece and it was very impressive. Todd has also posted a bunch of commissions on his Twitter page. Can you name them all?== TEASER ==
And here's another statue he drew on.
Here's some other sketches Joel did and posted on his Tumblr.
Here's the last one from Long Beach. Brian Buccellato is the co-writer and colorist for THE FLASH (he's also the colorist for SUPERMAN and had a hand in depicting Doctor Guerrero). Brian also cracks me up. He was giving out free sketches to those that hadn't read THE FLASH yet but went and bought one and brought it to him to sign. This was a sketch he had sitting at his table and he gave it to me at the end of the day on Saturday.
Next is a Damian by Ron Salas.
Here's a Damian by Nathan Fairbairn.
You might be wondering why Damian is so tall. Here's what Nathan said about his drawing.
So apparently Damian Wayne is 10. Like, TEN. As in years old.
I've discovered this information only now, after having already finished my twart. I had just assumed the new Robin was a teenager like all the others were. Not the case, it would seem.
So ... here's a drawing of Damian Wayne. IN THE FUTURE.
I can finally share this sweet piece I did for MARVEL & CAPCOM in relation to the release of the videogame. First time I had to deal with so many characters all together on a cover, but it was FUN :)
Hope you guys dig it :)
Hope you enjoyed this week's picks. If you're aware of other artists' blogs or see anything during the week, feel free to pm me or @reply me on Twitter (@GManFromHeck). Stay tuned for some more really cool art from Long Beach in a slightly different format and be sure to check out the next installment of Awesome Art Picks.