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Awesome Art Picks: Fantastic Four, Captain America, Daredevil and More

The coolest comic art you won't see in comic books.

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.

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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.

If you're at the Long Beach con, you can also find Norm Rapmund there. Check out this Silver Samurai commission he posted on his Twitter page.

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).

Chris Giarrusso posted a sketch for a pin up that would appear in the MAIL ORDER NINJA comic (currently being funded at Kickstarter). He also posted another cover sketch on his site as well.

Ryan Stegman is getting ready for his new gig on SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN. Here's a sketch he posted on his Tumblr along with a Thor face sketch.

Mahmud Asrar posted this nice Hellboy image on his site this week.

Skottie Young added some more Daily Sketches to his site this week. When he posts them, they're up for sale. You can imagine they sell quickly.

Peter Nguyen won't be making this year's Long Beach convention but he did post some new pieces on his Tumblr including a colored version of the Zatanna piece we saw last week.

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.

Check out these commissions Daniel HDR posted on his Tumblr.

Michael Walsh posted this really cool Daredevil pic on his Tumblr this week.

Adam Kubert posted a few sketches on his Tumblr this week.

Philip Tan is still posting sketches on his Facebook page (not that we're complaining one bit).

Denis Medri posted another image on his Deviant Art Page. Obviously inspired by a bit of news that broke this week.

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.

Brett Booth posts a sketch each week on his blog. Here's what he posted last week.

Robert Atkins updated his blog this week. Here's a few sketches he did recently.

Take a look at the penciled version of a commission Marcio Takara posted on his Tumblr.

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.

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Posted by SmashBrawler

Philip Tan's Doctor Mid-Nite is just... wow.

If he had used Pieter instead, it would have been way too much awesomeness for my PC to handle.

Posted by Arevish

We need more picks of strange

Posted by ARMIV2

So awesome! The three pieces by Rivera are awesome, and that Spider-Woman bust is so simple yet so gorgeous.

Posted by Illuminatus

I have a bold new idea:

For every book Liefeld or JRJ get placed, replace them with Phillip Tan/Bret Booth instantly.

Posted by sturmritter

Mamhud Asrar's Hellboy is awesome, Peter Nguyen's Zatana is awesome, Daniel HDR's Batman/Wonder Woman splash is awesome. A whole lot of awesome this week!

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

@Illuminatus said:

I have a bold new idea:

For every book Liefeld or JRJ get placed, replace them with Phillip Tan/Bret Booth instantly.

I second, no wait, triple this motion.

Posted by blur1528

Love Nauck's Fantastic Four #600! That Thor face is awesome. I'm a huge fan of Stegman's. Love his style.

Posted by Cavemold

i will go with the Green Goblin pic wowza;

Posted by Saint_Michael

Again, I can't see what people see in Giarrusso's or Garbowska's work. They copy established characters and re-create them in simplistic, insulting, elementary styles. Giarrusso mixes Calvin and Hobbs with cover rip-offs and it's passed off as a "tribute". Garbowska has paintings you can hire a party clown to paint at a 5 year old's birthday. Just like music, "art" and comics has gone the way of the short attention spanned.

Posted by Vision2.0

Is Philip Tan on any books at the moment ?

Posted by Deadcool

Rocket Racoon looks awesome on that pic.

Posted by Gotham's Dark Knight

Spiderman and Wonder Woman? What the what!?!

Posted by Hallumwilson

I think that Rivera Carnage could be for me in a couple weeks. I'm excited now

Posted by pikahyper

Skottie Young is a genius and that Rocket Raccoon is wicked awesome.

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Posted by Miss_Garrick

Is that Johnny behind Thind and Reed? What's with the arm?

Nice twist homage.

NO NO NO!! Spider-man is nowhere near cool enough to warrant this!

Who's this?

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

There`s no way that anyone can actually draw the way Philip Tan does. No freakin way. This must be some kinda scam. No other explanation.

I like the way that light reflects from the plastic.

My faf this week is Scottie Youngs Scrooge Mcduck. Because it`s Scrroge Mcduck drawn by Scottie Young.

@Gotham's Dark Knight:

Imagination can make anything happen.

Posted by Barubal10

@Miss_Garrick: @Miss_Garrick: yep it's Johnny post-resurrection, annihilation wave and all

Posted by Icon

Says Superman in the title but I don't see a Superman pick..

Posted by Night Thrasher

PHilip Tan is amazing...quickly becoming my favorite artist period!

Posted by SandMan_

Uh....Where's Superman?

Posted by Kal'smahboi

Scrooge McDuck :)

Posted by mattwing87

This was the best artwork gallery yet!!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@Barubal10: Huh. Ok, thanks.

Posted by G-Man

@Icon: @SandMan_: It was a long day, airport, flying to LA, making sure this post still happened, etc. I totally meant to type 'Captain America' since he appeared a couple times.

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Posted by cyberchop979

Philip Tan's Rocket Raccoon is AMAZING! His work on the new HE-MAN book is really really great.

Posted by Renchamp

Kubert. Yes.

Posted by mosnterduc1000

WAY TO GO BATS and SPIDEY!!! =D

Posted by EvanTheMexiJew

Rampund's Silver Samurai, Nauck's FF, Stegman's Spider-Man, Scotty Young's Skrooge, Rivera's Carnage & Green Goblin, all of HDR's stuff, Philip Tan's Rocket Raccoon, and Brett Booth's Captain America are all badass. Awesome batch this week!

Posted by grenade728

Beautiful as always. My favorite is Brett Booth's Captain America!

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Vision2.0 said:

Is Philip Tan on any books at the moment ?

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

@Miss_Garrick said:

Who's this?

That'd be Mary Marvel.

Posted by wdchefdave

All GREAT stuff... But, now I want Dr. Midnite and Moon Knight to cross swords! That could be done pretty well in the right hands.

"Take A Walk On The Dark Side" rules!

Posted by mightypug78

nice to see Pamela Voorhees raised her little boy right.

Posted by RoboShark

Very nice picks.

Posted by Decept-O

Philip Tan's Doctor Midnight is my favorite piece here.

Again, great art by all the artists!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@SmashBrawler: Thanks, I could barely recognize her.

Posted by kid Apollo

Rocket raccoon and Drax are awesome. and anything by Brett Booth has my seal of approval for sure

Posted by RustyRoy

@Miss_Garrick said:

Is that Johnny behind Thind and Reed? What's with the arm?

Nice twist homage.

NO NO NO!! Spider-man is nowhere near cool enough to warrant this!

Who's this?

mary marvel i guess

Posted by RustyRoy

love Daniel HDR's batman and BM/WW. also love Dr. Midnite,mary marvel, hellboy,cyclops,scrooge,carnage and zatanna.

Posted by Selinaky

Love the Batman/Wonder Woman picture by Daniel HDR! If only, haha.

Posted by Rosencrantz&Guildenstern

I wish I could draw as orgasmically as Philip Tan. But then again, don't we all?

Rivera's Green Goblin is great, too. The coloring makes it so realistic.

Also, that Scottie Young sketch from The Maxx... mind's blown.

Posted by Serberus08

@Miss_Garrick: I think that's Mary Marvel, a Captain Marvel subsidiary, nice pic

Posted by alex6166

That FF one by Nauck is great. Better than some of the variant's I've seen.

What's strange is, I've read Marvel for the longest of times, I've never heard of Rocket Racoon until the last couple of year.

Posted by red_titan

Look at batman trying to grab dat-@$$ .

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

I really like that MODOK. Wish I could draw like these guys!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Batman and wonder woman geetin' it on. WOOO!!!!

Posted by IgalPerets

Phillip Tan, Paolo Rivera and Brett Booth are the artists that i look forwaard to every week, like cmon theyre AMAZING

Posted by rum1929

All awesome pieces but I really can't wait to pick up that Silver Samurai commission from Rapmund at LBCC later today!!!

Posted by LordRequiem

I'll be angry if they've taken away Havok's cool costume and put him in that tardy one for Marvel NOW.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Denis Medry's Mickey-Vader FTW for me, mostly because of Lucasfilm being sold to Disney and all. Great work though!

Posted by JamDamage

the phillip tans are crazy good. Who is the 2nd pic. the big dude. My pic is Scottie Young's Maxx. Him and keith are similar in styles.

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