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Awesome Art Picks: Wonder Woman, X-Men, Batman and More

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

Each and every week we gather up the best comic book art that you will not see in comics. The reason you won't is because artists often do sketches for fun and commissions and post them on their websites, blogs and Tumblrs. Many artists often arrange commissions through their sites so check them out for more detail if you're looking to own a cool original piece.

This weekend is Emerald City Comicon. Some of our 'regular' artists here will be there. If you live by Seattle, you'll want to try to make the show. I'm at the show running around as well. Hopefully we'll see another installment of the Mystery Art Challenge for next week.

Dustin Nguyen provided the cover to this year's program guide, posted on his Tumblr. He won't be able to do commissions at this year's show but he will have original art and prints for sale at his table in Artist Alley at table M-15.

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Gabriel Hardman posted a con sketch of Han Solo on his blog. He'll be at table K-04 and has listed his commission rates on his site as well.

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Michael Walsh will be at table I-03. Here's a pre-ECCC sketch of Leeloo posted on his Tumblr.

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Sean "Cheeks" Galloway has a Kickstarter project underway (info posted HERE). He'll be at table H-11. Here's a pic of Wonder Woman and a Street Fighter posted on his Deviant Art Page.

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Peter Nguyen will be at table H-12. Here's an X-Men pick he posted on his Tumblr.

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Chris Giarrusso has been doing "Tales from the Con" with Brad Guigar for ECCC. Here's a Captain America cover sketch he posted on his website.

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Chris Samnee posted a couple new pieces on his blog this week.

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I've mentioned before how Paolo Rivera often posts behind-the-scene bits on what he uses for references when figuring out certain poses on his blog. You should see his process for the AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #17 cover. He also posted this great Space Ghost commission.

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Tom Raney did a "Wake Up and Draw" sketch for the Hero Initiative. If you're quick, you can still bid on it HERE. It's for a good cause.

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Cameron Stewart posted this Batman sketch on his Instagram.

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Speaking of Batman and Instagram, here's a Batman sketch Rafael Albuquerque put up a couple weeks ago on his Instagram that I meant to post.

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Denis Medri has been posting his take on Star Wars characters in an 80s High School style on his Deviant Art Page.

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Mike Bowden posted a couple video game (sort of) related sketches on his Deviant Art Page this week.

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Mahmud Asrar posted some more NYCC 2012 commissions along with some pre-Comic Action Essen 2012 pre-con commissions on his Tumblr.

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That's it for this week. Hopefully we'll see plenty of new sketches pop up over the next couple weeks from the artists at ECCC. If you're there and you spot me, make sure you say hello. I had to skip Friday but I will be there Saturday and Sunday.