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

It's that time again. Each week we gather up the coolest comic book art we can find that will not be appearing in comics. The reason they won't is because artists often do sketches and commissions and post them on their blogs, Tumblrs and Twitter pages. Some artists even take commissions online so be sure to check out their sites to find out more.

Philip Tan is continuing his massive posting of character sketches on his Facebook page. Check out his Magneto, Black Canary and Rogue.

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Ryan Stegman was at Fan Expo last weekend and posted some of his commissions on his Tumblr page.

Each week Brett Booth posts a sketch on his blog and here you see his take on Cyclops during the X-Factor days.

Mike McKone posted a few different sketches on his TwitPic page this week.

Todd Nauck posted this Invisible Woman on his Tumblr. He did it for Hero Initiative's 'Wake Up and Draw' event that celebrated Jack Kirby's 95th birthday. The art is to be auctioned and you can find out more at the Hero Initiative's website.

Paolo Rivera also participated in the 'Wake Up and Draw' event. He drew a sketch of Hulk for the event. Paolo also posted a Doom commission along with some words of wisdom from the Thing on his blog.

Michael Walsh posted this commission of Nosferatu, Sherlock Holmes and Spring-Heeled Jack on his Tumblr. He also announced the return of Sketch Request Mondays.

Rafael Albuquerque posteszd this amazing Starman commission for NYCC on his Instagram.

Marcus To posted this sketch of a character he used to work on in the pre-New 52 on his Tumblr.

Robert Atkins takes does commissions through his blog. He posted a sketch of Black Bolt as well as some commissions he's been working on.

Daniel HDR is also taking commissions for New York Comic-Con. Here's some he's been working on in advanced. That Breaking Bad/Joker picture is something. Go to his Tumblr for more information on commissions.

Chris Giarrusso posted a bit this week on his site. He did an AVENGERS VS. X-MEN sketch (which you can buy, if it hasn't already sold), his Jack Kirby 'Wake Up and Draw' entry along with a bunch of past Tribute Tuesdays he's done of Kirby's work.

Joel Gomez posted a couple sketches on his Tumblr this week. Check out New 52 Superboy and Doctor Doom.

Peter Nguyen was also at Fan Expo and posted some of his commissions on his Tumblr.

Denis Medri did a really cool 'patchwork' of movie and TV tributes on his Deviant Art page.

Marcio Takara posted a sketch of Stephanie Brown as Batgirl on his Tumblr.

Ramon Perez posted some commissions from Fan Expo on his Tumblr as well. Check out his She-Hulk, Buck Rogers and Captain Marvel.

And finally, Francesco Francavilla posted a picture of Obama.

That's it for this week. I'm sure we'll see some more sketches from Fan Expo in the coming week. I imagine the artists are still recuperating after a busy con.

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Posted by Iron Fist Angel

I'll give you one guess who that Robert Atkins piece featuring Mr. Worthington and Mr. Rand is for, lol.

Posted by Metron144

How do people get their art featured on this list? Do you have to be famous?

Posted by DocFishstick

Cyclops give up the Nightwing suit. great pics

Posted by DocFishstick

cyclops give nightwing back his suit. great pic of red robin.

Posted by Sweep

I am neither American nor particularly intelligent - someone is going to have to explain that Obama joke for me...

Posted by sweatboy

Stegman's Scarlet Spider; Is it me or has Scarlet Spidey's eyes always looked like that? or are those venom-ic eyes?

Think my faves today are Mckone's Mary Marvel or Superwoman, Stegman's Nightcrawler, and Hawkman beating up the Captain

Posted by Glemt

That painting of Batman of the Future/Beyond by Peter Nguyen is simply captivating. That Magneto is also simply brilliant, and although I find that Rogue appealing, I can't help but think something seems off about her legs...

Posted by sethysquare

The Starman picture is the best of the lot. Hands down.

Posted by Kiltro95

Finally some art of Spring Heeled Jack, I thought everyone forgot about him.

Posted by SimonM7

I'm so impressed by how iconic Captain Marvel looks, it feels classic yet it's been established in such a short timespan. That sort of stuff is so difficult to nail.

Posted by XandraT8

I love Philip Tans rogue art, but Chris Giarrusso's cartoon art was pretty awsome too.

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@G-Man said:

@Luthorcrow: Francavilla is a great artist. It may not be directly comic book related (even thought Obama's been in multiple comics, as pointed out) but then why not make the same argument for Denis Medri's awesome drawing on TV shows that have never been in comics?

@LordRequiem said:

Apparently a lot of artists draw the same characters. A very distinct lack of imagination.

Keep in mind, the majority of these are COMMISSIONS. That means these are characters that they're being ASKED to draw.

No, I say that simply because the empty chair thing has been part of the Republican propaganda for a while. Hell we just poor old Clint make a fool of himself with it last week. Whether other political commentary in comics tends to be more individual and at least contextualized with in a story. Alan Moore's "V for Vendetta" is clear addressing Thatchers England but it is subtle enough that it is not just a simple propaganda poster.

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