It's that time again. Time for some really cool comic book art that you won't actually see in comic books. Each week as I cruise around the internet, I come across these amazing pieces of art that never ends up actually being published. Many of these are from the artists' personal blogs or Tumblr sites. Other times artists are gracious enough to donate a piece for a charitable cause.
For our first piece (seen to the right), you might be saying, "Not another Captain America picture." Yes, we've had a few Caps in past Awesome Art Picks but with the movie coming out next week, it makes sense. Plus, you can also see this image was actually for the Fourth of July.
Because there's been so much Cap lately I would normally hesitate to include yet another rendition, but because this amazing piece was done by Francesco Francavilla, I think that fully explains why it's here. Just look at that picture. We have classic Captain America with his original shield in a pretty cool-looking action scene. The image was originally done in 2007 but (I believe) was recently colored. Check out both versions on Francesco's website.== TEASER ==
Joel Gomez recently drew the Flashpoint: Reverse Flash one shot. I got the opportunity to meet him at WonderCon during the Francis Manapul panel. He's a cool guy and has not just one but two pieces here this week. The first as you can see is a creepy looking Joker from his Tumblr. Creepy but with a hint of class, if that's possible.
The second piece by Joel is a simple but elegant picture of Angel.
Cliff will be at San Diego Comic-Con next week and has also re-posted this image inspired after he watched the Runaways movie (based on the band, not the comic) to let everyone know where his table will be.
Finally, we had some great news this week. With all the DC "New 52" announcements, one name that was missing was Marcus To. It was announced that he will be doing a Huntress miniseries starting in October. Here is a picture he did of a young Barbara Gordon/Batgirl after re-reading Batgirl: Year One.
That wraps up this week's picks. If you missed any previous installments, in the search bar above, click to filter to articles and start typing "Awesome Art Picks" and you'll see them listed. We might be taking a break next week since we'll be in the thick of Comic-Con. We'll see.