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Awesome Art Picks: Deadpool, Batman, Black Bolt and More

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

We all love comic book art, right? Each week we gather up the coolest comic art that will never appear in actual comic books. The reason you won't is because artists often draw sketches for fun or for commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, Tumblrs and Twitter pages. They are too cool to be overlooked.

This week we had a new issue of TEEN TITANS and check out Brett Booth's take on Earth 2 Batman, Earth 2 Robin/Huntress and...Blue Falcon and Dyno-Mutt posted on his blog.

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Todd Nauck continues mixing things up by posting sketches on different mediums on his Tumblr. This week he's posted sketches done with watercolor and Pigma Micron markers as well as the iPad Paper53 app.

Dustin Nguyen has been drawing a lot of vampires and violence for AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES. He decided he needed to draw some lighter stuff and posted them on his Tumblr.

As we await the second issue of Ryan Stegman on FANTASTIC FOUR, he did post a couple sketches on his Tumblr to tide us over.

Fan Expo is going on this weekend. Sadly, we are not there. But Michael Walsh is one of many that is attending. Check out these limited prints he'll be selling posted on his Tumblr.

Are you ready for more Batman? Here's a great Chris Giarrusso posted on his site along with another Tribute Tuesday.

Denis Medri has been doing a lot of re-imaginings lately but this week he posted a nice tribute to Top Gun on his Deviant Art page. It might not be comic related but there was a character named Iceman...

New York Comic-Con will be here soon and Daniel HDR is getting ready by working on some pre-convention commissions. Check out his Tumblr for more information.

Joel Gomez did a few sketches this week and posted them on his Tumblr.

Marcio Takara has been posting a lot of sketches and colored pics on this Tumblr this week. That's always a good thing.

Paolo Rivera posted a couple older character studies he did for Ghost Rider and Doc Ock on his blog this week.

Peter Nguyen is also at Fan Expo this weekend (sitting at P48b). Here's some pre-commissions he posted on his Tumblr.

Mike McKone posted some commissions along with a cover reproduction of WONDER WOMAN #229 on his TwitPic page.

Philip Tan is continuing to post sketches on his Facebook page.

That's it for this week. Hopefully we'll be seeing a load of more new art next week with Fan Expo happening. If you ever run into any artists that we feature here, be sure to let them know you've seen their stuff here. If you know of any other pro-artists with blogs or Tumblrs we should be looking at, let me know.

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Posted by CitizenJP

A-To The-Mazing

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Philip Tan's art is like....damn...if I ever see him in real life, it'd be like a god walking among mortals.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Great stuff as always.

Posted by starrk_coyote

@CitizenJP said:

A-To The-Mazing

Posted by gunmetalgrey

Dat Poison Ivy..

Posted by LordRequiem

Tan and Booth appear to have a similar style, they're both the best here I think. Also huzzah for Black Bolt.

Posted by Metron144

Love seeing brett booth's evolution. I remember his stormwatch days, then his incredible growth when he started doing backlash. It also helps that he's from the same area I am.

Posted by EmmRoss

As ever, gorgeous frameworthy work by Takara, Rivera and the Nguyens - and scratchy, generic Jim Lee Stylee fare from Booth, who seems as incapable of drawing female proportions in a non-exploitative way as Lee himself.

Michael Walsh deserves a shout-out too. Gorgeous work!

Edited by sinestro_GL

Great batch from Takara and Rivera...I also adore that last Aquaman from Philip Tan!

Posted by Senturion

@CitizenJP said:

A-To The-Mazing

You are a star! You've made me laugh! you are awesome!

As for the artwork on display here,unparalleled class just about as good as i've seen i've seen

Posted by Utandi


I especially love the art from Philip Tan!

First time I've heard of him.

Posted by Decept-O

So so so much awesome. I am blown away by all of it, can't even begin to post which is my fave.

Gotta love that Blue Falcon and Dyno-Mutt!

If only I could draw like any one of these artists....just wow.

Posted by brightstarr731

Poison Ivy FTW!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

There are some good stuff here, but none that made me geek squeal like usual.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Blue Falcon looks pretty cool

Posted by longbowhunter

Philip Tan's been killing it on here. Nightcrawler, Poison Ivy, Aquaman. I love 'em all. The Michael Walsh Daredevil and Punisher is pretty great.

Posted by BatWatch

Anybody else pick up on the very clear sexual subtext of the Wonder Woman bondage scene?

Edited by Castiglione

Adi Granov's facebook fan page is full of comissions, sketches and art that are worth clicking !!!!!!!

Posted by mosnterduc1000

GREAT WEEK for Awesome Art Picks!

Posted by umbrafeline

kitty pryde, yes!

Posted by Novemberx2

is this like the first week of awesome art picks that hasn't featured the over rated skottie young

Posted by kartron

The first two = cool
Nice funny ones in the middle
The last set = awesome

Posted by Big_Nasty

I love the batman getting a speeding ticket and the red hood one is cool.

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

That Batgirl is pretty nice. I also like the Bullseye one right below it.  Lots more tasty food for the eyes today :)

Posted by Aeroman

Aquaman looks awesome

Posted by gunmetalgrey

@Novemberx2: His style definitely doesn't work with certain characters, but how exactly can you say that art is overrated when it's completely subjective?

Posted by Overlander

So many great pieces this week.

Posted by Nova`Prime`

Blue Falcon my favorite pic this week.

Posted by Icon

Love the black and whites.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

If Ivan Reis is leaving Aquaman get Philip Tan to replace him that Aquaman picture is awesome

Posted by Wolverine0628
Posted by TheHeat

Booth, Takara, and Tan are just awesome.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

McKone's Black Bolt FTW, but all of these are great. IT really is hard for me to pick week to week what the best is since I always want all of em!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Lovin Tan's Nightcrawler and Aquaman, and especially Booth's Blue Falcon and Dyno-mutt.

Posted by xanthiss

The Blue Falcon and Dyno-mutt is awesome. Good job Booth. Brings me back.

What is the deal with the baby characters and redoing every character as a baby? I think it is getting old.

Edited by rum1929

Great stuff!! Tan's work was awesome and loved Nguyen's Black Cat...HOT!!!

Posted by jinxuandi

@PsychoKnights said:

Anybody else pick up on the very clear sexual subtext of the Wonder Woman bondage scene?

Comic writers constantly found ways to have WW in sexually compromising scenes. io9 (a sci-fi/science/fantasy site) created a list of WW's top villains, and I'd say 80% of the panels they included demonstrate some level of demeaning innuendo.

Posted by Zeeguy91

Like always, Phillip Tan's work is incredible.

Posted by Renchamp

Amen to Poison Ivy.

Posted by Grey56

All of Nauck's stuff is good and Takara can draw a good looking gal.

Posted by wdchefdave

Blue Falcon... Black Bolt... Aquaman...

All the rest were just GREAT!

Posted by kagato

That Deadpool sketch is beyond epic, he can look pretty badass with the right penciler behind him.

Posted by The Stegman


Aquaman After seeing his sales quota in the New 52
Posted by Mbecks14

Some phenomenal work here!

@EmmRoss said:

As ever, gorgeous frameworthy work by Takara, Rivera and the Nguyens - and scratchy, generic Jim Lee Stylee fare from Booth, who seems as incapable of drawing female proportions in a non-exploitative way as Lee himself.

ugh YES! Finally it's not just me that's seeing this.

Posted by Mbecks14

@TheHeat said:

Booth, Takara, and Tan are just awesome.

@Wolverine0628 said:

Brett Booth and Philip Tan are AMAZING.

Really? Booth? No.

Phillip Tan is hit and miss with me. I enjoy his pencil work but I didn't enjoy his work on Agent Orange. The stuff he has here is a total hit though! And i do LOVE Takara! And McKone's work is looking incredible too.

Posted by ARMIV2

All epic, especially that Ms. Marvel one.

Posted by feebadger

Why does Denis Medris' work remind me so much of Bill Plymptons?

Also, how is it that i'm not a huge fan of Billy Tans' comic book work but LOVE his pencils? Go figure.

Posted by blueninjapanther

Brent Booth's Earth 2 Batman looks amazing.

Posted by CubicTurtle

Philip Tan's work looks symply amazing! Deadpool in particular, just wow.

Posted by TDK_1997

Cool picks.

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