We're back after taking a week off. Last week was New York Comic Con so there wasn't time to gather up all the cool art. Usually what happens is the artists themselves don't have time to upload them to their blogs, Tumblrs, etc. What we do here is look for all the cool comic art that won't appear in actual comics. Artists often do sketches and commissions. This gives them the chance to draw other characters they might not normally get to do when working on their assignments. Many of these artists even arrange commissions through their contacts on their sites. Be sure to check them out.
Peter Nguyen usually gets stuck being the first to do the Mystery Art Challenge at conventions. You'll see his result at the end of this post. He was cranking out the commissions all last weekend at NYCC. Check out his Tumblr for more. Pretty cool that I saw a couple of these before they were complete.
Chris Giarrusso was busy at NYCC. He took on our Mystery Art Challenge. He has a bunch of Image 20th Anniversary variant covers out and coming. Be sure to look for them. Check out these other pieces he posted on his site. DOOM!
Agnes Garbowska also took on the Mystery Art Challenge at NYCC. She was super busy doing commissions all weekend. Hopefully she took lots of pictures of them and will post them on her Tumblr once she catches her breath. Here's some recent sketches including a Stitch as Green Lantern that was commissioned from our own ThomasD.
Paolo Rivera was another artist I got to meet at NYCC. Got to hear his idea for a book he's working on. Hope he was serious. I'd love to check it out. And you need to check out this Thanos commission he did before Boston Comic Con posted on his site.
Dan Parent is a really cool guy. I got this Sabrina sketch for my daughter and was tempted to get this (what I assume is) Veronica as Wonder Woman. I kind of regret not getting it now. And check out the Star Trek commission he posted on his Facebook page.
Phil Noto had a gallery show open the other night (10/18) in NYC. I imagine it was a success. He gave away a limited Leon print to the first 50 people that arrived. #jealous. He posted these on his Tumblr.
Brett Booth does his best to post sketches every Saturday on his blog. We're totally fine if it's a day or two late since we look at the end of the week. Check out all this DC goodness. Batman, Superman and Shazam.
And finally it's time to check out the Mystery Art Challenge if you missed it earlier this week. The way the challenge works, artist graciously agree to get challenged while the camera is rolling. They literally have no idea, no heads up what the challenge will require. I've always been hesitant to do Spider-Man but I know some of the artist I lined up (like Todd and Francis) really like Spider-Man and Agnes has her own zombie webcomic. So the challenge was "Spider-Man and a zombie."
Once the challenge is given, they have seconds to think about what they can draw. I think secretly they feel they're competing with each other and want to be sure they do something different. They're all extremely awesome and it's great they agree to do this so we can watch the drawing process.
Here's the sketches so you can get a better view.
That's it for this week. I imagine we'll be seeing more when the artists at NYCC post the sketches they did on their websites.