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Each week we present to you, the coolest comic book art that you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs and Tumblrs. Some artists even pre-arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out for more information.

This weekend is Long Beach Comic Expo. Some of the artists featured below will be there. We'll also be shooting another edition of the Mystery Art Challenge so stay tuned for more on that.

Todd Nauck posted some more sketches on his Tumblr. He's also doing a Sketch Retweet Contest this weekend during LBCE where you can win a head sketch of a character of your choosing. Details HERE.

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Peter Nguyen posted some new sketches on his Tumblr. He also showed the cover to his first sketchbook he'll be selling at cons.

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Agnes Garbowska is also at LBCE. She posted some recent commissions on her Tumblr.

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Joel Gomez is also at LBCE and posted a Deadpool sketch on his Tumblr this week.

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Ray-Anthony Height posted a couple commission pieces on his Instagram for this weekend's show.

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Kris Anka posted more of the different versions of Captain America on his Tumblr (he's been doing it all month).

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Sean "Cheeks" Galloway posted a Hal Jordan pic on his Instagram.

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Francesco Francavilla posted some new art on his Tumblr, including a "Sons of Llamarchy" pic (because of the news on Thursday) and a couple tributes to Leonard Nimoy.

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Greg Smallwood also posted a Nimoy tribute on his Twitter page along with some other new sketches this week.

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Mike Deodato Jr. posted a Cap vs Red Skull sketch on his Tumblr along with his recent Elektra piece, colored by Marcos Martins.

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Franco has started posting Daily Doodles on his Instagram page.

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Freddie E. Williams II posted more warm-up sketches on his website. You can buy them there too!

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Marcio Takara posted more warm up sketches and commissions on his Tumblr. You can find out about contacting him for commissions or a sketchbook over there.

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Tom Raney posted more Mostly Daily sketches on his Twitter. I feel like each one has their own story waiting to be told.

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Ron Salas posted a Spider-Gwen pic on his Tumblr, colored and non-colored.

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Skottie Young posted some I HATE FAIRYLAND Daily Sketches plus one of Poyo from CHEW and Knolan from BATTLE CHASERS on his Tumblr.

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Mike Henderson posted more sketches on his Instagram. You can buy original art HERE.

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That's it for this week. Let us know which ones you dug. Hope to see you this weekend at Long Beach.

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#1 Posted by theMightyMODOK (439 posts) - - Show Bio

The art this week is all so good!

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#2 Posted by Ostyo (14103 posts) - - Show Bio

Mike Henderson being killin it this week!

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#3 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

My favs

Great pic of Hal
Great pic of Hal
A fantastic piece
A fantastic piece
I loves me some Sue Storm
I loves me some Sue Storm

Also this was very nice

RIP
RIP
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#4 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

All I can see is Mike Deodato Jr.'s Elektra. Everything else, just falls away for me.

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#5 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

Just reminded how much better the old Red Robin outfit looks compared to the New 52 one... :(

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#6 Edited by TheBlondeGod (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

Love these artworks. <3

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#7 Posted by amazing_webhead (9869 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome! Especially Birdman!

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#9 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (7656 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. Awesome top to bottom. Deodato, Raney and Cheeks MVPs.

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#10 Edited by mak13131313 (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

Freddie E. Williams II and Tom Raney are killing it!

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#11 Posted by Comicalot (24 posts) - - Show Bio

A couple of Rom pics, nice!

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#12 Posted by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio
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Llama.......... I love llamas......

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#13 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Just reminded how much better the old Red Robin outfit looks compared to the New 52 one... :(

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#14 Posted by GreenLantern1999 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Raney and Deodato steal the show again!! Galloway's Hal is awesome too!!

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#15 Posted by superhoodie (614 posts) - - Show Bio

love the art of Peter v Nguyen

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Llama.......... I love llamas......

Llama Without a Cause lol

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#17 Posted by themiddle (9 posts) - - Show Bio

i love this picture of hal

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#18 Posted by The Impersonator (8485 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that female Cyclops?

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#20 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (1444 posts) - - Show Bio

Great collection this week. Really digging a bunch of these.

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#21 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_impersonator: It's the Blue Beetle that got me.

Love Nguyen's X-Men.

Whole lotta good this week.

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#22 Edited by GraniteSoldier (12746 posts) - - Show Bio

Really like that Leo piece and Scarecrow and Nightwing look great.

Why is Rocky always drawn super cartoony though? :(

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#23 Edited by WheatStalker (359 posts) - - Show Bio

Might be the most elegant Gwen I've seen.

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#24 Edited by sinikettu (2629 posts) - - Show Bio

@granitesoldier: I guess they think his cute and it's probably the way many artists most enjoy drawing anthros.

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#25 Posted by AwesomePerson (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

That Spider-Gwen pic is beautiful!

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#26 Posted by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

Some really great stuff here.

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#27 Posted by sora_thekey (8812 posts) - - Show Bio

Anybody know if Nguyen's sketchbook will be available for purchase online?

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#28 Edited by ShadowLife248 (180 posts) - - Show Bio

How does your artwork get chosen and display it here? and this articles lied ! there is not artwork of Spock here.

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#29 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (1444 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowlife248 said:

How does your artwork get chosen and display it here? and this articles lied ! there is not artwork of Spock here.

This thread is made up from the blogs and websites of industry artists who share work with their audience. All the pieces are done by actual comic book artists from around the web.

And I was certain there was at least one Spock.

EDIT: Yeah, went back and double checked. There are at least 3 Spock drawings in this collection.

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#30 Posted by ShadowLife248 (180 posts) - - Show Bio

@zzombie13: My mistake bro, I keep thinking of Superior Spider-Man's nickname, SpOck. Ahh I see, so does local artist get pick too?

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@shadowlife248 said:

@zzombie13: My mistake bro, I keep thinking of Superior Spider-Man's nickname, SpOck. Ahh I see, so does local artist get pick too?

I'm pretty sure this one is just for professional artists. I can't recall them ever featuring an artist who wasn't an industry professional. If you like, you can ask the site's Editor (@g_man) what criteria he uses to pick works for the weekly thread. :)

For the amateurs, you're welcome to join us in the Artist Show-Off forum. We post and share our artwork and we also do several artist contests each month in a variety of categories. It's all for fun/practice, but I always enjoy talking with fellow artists. Drop by some time!