This is the point in the week we gather up all the really cool comic art that won't show up in comic books. The reason they won't is because artists often do sketches for fun of commissions and post them on their blogs and Tumblrs. Sometimes they also do commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out for more information on getting your own.
This weekend is the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con. Joel Gomez did an exclusive print available at the convention (check it out HERE). Joel's been working on the UpperDeck/Marvel 2012 Premier Sketch Card Set. Here's the ones he posted on his Tumblr this week. Be sure to look for him if you're going to the convention.
Dustin Nguyen will also be at Long Beach this weekend. He didn't post many updates to his Tumblr this week (that's okay since DC released the awesome BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM digitally this week). What he did post is just a tiny example of the humor bubbling under the surface.
Todd Nauck is another artist that will be at Long Beach this weekend. He mentioned on his Tumblr that if you follow him on Twitter and RT any of the sketches he posts over the weekend, he'll select a random tweeter to get a head sketch of their choosing. Check out what he posted on his Tumblr this week. (The FF piece was for the Hero Initiative Fantastic Four 100 Project).
Funny story about these Paolo Rivera pics from his blog. I was at the airport and looking at the images for this post. A little three-year-old boy behind me saw all three images on my screen and said, "Whooooa!" He asked what I was doing so I tried explaining that I run a comic book website. Then he asked me which one I was going to pick. Obviously I picked all three.
Agnes Garbowska is getting ready to go to Japan later this month and posted about it on her Tumblr. She also posted some more commissions she recently did. Don't forget the project she's part of that only has a couple days left to reach the funding goal. More info HERE.
That's it for this week. The plan is for another Mystery Art Challenge this weekend at the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con. So that means it should go live during the week and you'll see scans of the images in next week's edition.