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Awesome Art Picks: Fantastic Four, Catwoman, Iron Man and More

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

Each week we hunt down the coolest comic book art that won't appear in comics. The reason they won't is because artists often post sketches and commissions on their blogs, Twitter and Tumblr accounts. They are just too good to go unnoticed.

Did you read DAREDEVIL this week with Paolo Rivera's gorgeous artwork? If not, run down to your local comic shop (after you check out all these sketches) and pick it up. Paolo does a lot of commissions at conventions and posts them on his blog (check out his behind the scenes look at his issues as well). I don't know how he finds the time to do them all. Check out his Daredevil (in original yellow costume!) and the Green Goblin (much much cooler that Norman Osborn's super-adaptoid look).

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I sure do love looking at Adam Kubert art. I just discovered his Tumblr. Adam posted a few of his recent sketch cover pics.

We've had a little bit of a Skottie Young draught here lately. But to make up for it, he posted a bunch of sketches he did at Planet Comic Con in Kansas City. Take a look at his Madman, Superman, War Machine and others.

Last week we saw a sketch of Death of the Endless from 1968 by Gene Gonzales. He also posted some others on his blog since. Take a look at his Riddler and Catwoman from 1968 along with a sketch of the Metal Men he did last year.

Robert Atkins is keeping himself busy. He posted a few commissions on his blog recently. He has an email address listed if you have any questions about his art. Take a look at his renditions of Baroness, Scarlett, Spider Jerusalem, Thing and Snake-Eyes.

David Cutler posted this sketch of Luke Skywalker and Yoda on his Tumblr. We don't seem to get enough Star Wars pics. Maybe I'm just missing them.

What time is it? It's time for some ADVENTURE TIME sketches. Michael Walsh posted this more serious version of Finn and Jake on his Tumblr.

Speaking of ADVENTURE TIME, Chris Samnee posted his art for the Emerald City Comic Con variant cover of ADVENTURE TIME #1. We'll bend the rules a little and allow this to be featured here. Does someone want to pick up a copy and mail it to me since I won't be attending?

Someone reposted this Chris Giarrusso sketch of Captain Cold. I'm not sure if it's a new piece but since Cold was featured in THE FLASH #7 and because I love Chris G's art, take a look at his mini-version.

Here's a sketch of Aquaman as well.

I mentioned how Daniel HDR is such a nice guy. He does a lot of commissions and posts them on this Tumblr and website. Check out his site for more information and look below to see what he's posted this week.

Peter Nguyen posted the finished version of his latest print featuring the Gotham City Sirens on his Tumblr. What makes it even more interesting is he posted the penciled, inked and finished versions. I love seeing the different stages.

Todd Nauck posted a Wolverine piece he did late last year on his Tumblr. I still miss the yellow and brown costume. It's a better combination over yellow and blue.

Dustin Nguyen posted a couple pics on his Tumblr. Check out his version of Daredevil and the Fantastic Four.

You might have seen the Mystery Art Challenge video from WonderCon posted earlier this week. I went up to some artist and gave them the challenge. Some of them have played this game before. The idea is they are put on the spot and have to draw a familiar character with an uncommon accessory. Previous challenges have included Batman with a Broom and Catwoman as a Green Lantern. This challenge was Iron Man and a Roller Coaster (since WonderCon took place next to Disneyland this year).

Here are the full scans of their work.

Dustin Nguyen

Peter Nguyen

Joel Gomez

Brian Buccellato

Todd Nauck

And if you haven't watched it yet, check out the actual drawing process of each artist.

That's it for this week. Hope you enjoyed this wonderful art. If I'm missing out on some cool art, if you're aware of other comic book artists that have blogs or Tumblrs, let me know and I'll be sure to check 'em out.

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Posted by halfpastwhenever

Ben Reilly Spider Carnage! Nostalgia buzz.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I want every one of Kubert's stuff especially!

Posted by EdwardWindsor

LUDO !!!!! epic flashback win

Edited by Maniac2312

<3 Metal Men <3 great pic.

what a clash in styles this week. From the rough style of Scottie Young to the clean sharp style of Gene Gonzales.

Those Daredevils are pretty awesome looking to.

Oh yea, watched the video with my daughter, she kept commenting on how she couldn't see the drawings as the artists were working on them, but she liked the finished pictures. Now she wants one of those sketch books :D

Posted by pikahyper

yay Skottie Young Punisher and Iron Fist :D

Posted by Deadcool

Wow, all those pics are awesome...

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@pikahyper said:

yay Skottie Young Punisher and Iron Fist :D

Posted by Billy Batson

Spider Jerusalem and Captain Cold :D

Posted by Saren

1968 Catwoman looks kinda like Nightshade.

Posted by Decept-O

Just incredible. Gonzales' 1960 Catwoman is my favorite. The Scarlett by Atkins is also incredible. ALL of these are wonderful, love the Mr. Fixit and Punisher sketch card. Great bunch this week.

Posted by longbowhunter

Skottie Young draws some great Turtles. His Punisher was great as well.

Posted by mosnterduc1000

That Madman is AMAZING!!! Mr. Young should send Mr. Allred some sketches and get Madman up and running again. Miss and love that book.

Posted by Renchamp

Oh, how I love that Skottie Young.

Posted by Vortex13

@lazystudent said:

LUDO !!!!! epic flashback win

I know! Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that.

Posted by sora_thekey

Peter Nguyen's Gotham City Sirens and Dustin Nguyen's Fantastic Four are probably my favorite. I also really like Adam Kubert's Spider-Man with the face-closeup and Michael Walsh's Adventure Time.

Posted by LordRequiem

Some good pictures in this one that's for sure.

Posted by Bestostero


Posted by Wolverine0628

I like that War Machine picture!

Posted by feargalr

Love that fantastic four one

Posted by Zomboid

Love the Scottie Young work.

Posted by RedOwl_1

I just love Chris art :D and Dustin, well I watch him on Deviantart so I saw it first >:D

Posted by The Impersonator

Baroness looks darn sexy.

Posted by CitizenJP

*golf clap*

Posted by redhood21

will wolverine ever don the old brown and yellow?

Posted by jezuitx

Yeah Scottie has a really neat style. I'd love to see like a Marvel team up book in that style.

Posted by mtrakos

Spider-Men by Adam Kubert look great. TMNT would look great on a shirt

Posted by Deranged Midget

@mtrakos said:

Spider-Men by Adam Kubert look great. TMNT would look great on a shirt

Edited by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Awe. Some.

@longbowhunter said:

Skottie Young draws some great Turtles. His Punisher was great as well.

I think so too.

Posted by Arachnokrypt

I'm going to practice drawings some of these myself for fun.

Posted by Sonata

Very nice love both of the Adventure Time ones.

Posted by Sammo21

@halfpastwhenever: Tell me about it, lol. I still have that figure and the comics corresponding with it. I remember it was later on they did the Carnage symbiote on the Silver Surfer! Talk about over kill :p

Posted by Video_Martian

Lots of cool art: Daredevil, Capt. Cold, Shulkie :D

Posted by monochrome0088

Skottie Young is so awesome! He's one of my favorite artists

Posted by KidSupreme

I wish i could draw that well.