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Awesome Art Picks: Harley Quinn, Zombies, Robin and More

Some of this week's coolest comic book art you won't see in comic books.

We all love comic art, right? Each week we scour the internet looking for the coolest comic book art that won't actually appear in comics. The reason we won't see them is artists often share sketches on their blogs or posts commissions they do for fans. It's the week following New York Comic Con. Usually after major cons sometimes we see a lot of art pop up from commissions but at the same time, the artists need to take a well deserved break.

Let's begin with a commission of one of my favorite new villains that popped up in Scott Snyder's run on DETECTIVE COMICS, James Gordon Jr by Francesco Francavilla.

We got to see a glimpse of James Jr in last month's BATMAN #1. Let's hope we get to see him again soon.

== TEASER ==

Did you hear that Francesco is also going to be doing CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY? Here's a little teaser he posted on his blog.

You might have heard about a little video game that came out this week called 'Batman: Arkham City.' Peter Nguyen posted this picture of...shall we call her "classic" Harley Quinn? It was a commission from NYCC.

More Batman? How about this sweet "Gotham Nights" by Peter Krause posted on his Twitter.

Why don't we continue the Bat-theme? Here's that bratty lovable Robin, Damian Wayne by Joel Gomez on his Tumblr. Let's hope I'm wrong about Damian not being Robin much longer.

Here's another from Joel. Check out this really cool Terry "Batman Beyond" McGinnis and Ace, the Bat-hound.

Okay, one more Batman-related pic. Here's Red Robin and Wiccan (from Young Avengers) Marcus To posted on his Tumblr.

Here's a couple commissions of Wolverine and Daredevil from Paolo Rivera. If these don't make you want to get your rear to a convention to get some commissions, I don't know what will.

Gabriel Hardman posted this sweet commission of Thanos. We definitely need more Thanos in our lives.

We all know Miles Morales is cool. He's shaping up to be a great successor to the Ultimate Spider-Man mantle. Check out this first attempt Chris Samnee posted on his Twitter. Don't be angry, Miles. We all love you.

Speaking of Ultimate Spider-Man, here's a sketch of Siryn (or Banshee, whatever she's calling herself these days) Sara Pichelli did for the 1st Annual Charity Art Auction at NYCC.

Zombies are still cool, right? With the final return The Walking Dead on AMC, here's some zombie art posted at Comic Twart. Basically what happens there is a character or theme is chosen and artists step up to give their interpretation.

Here's one by Rev. Dave Johnson.

Dan McDaid did this one with a sort of familiar 'character.'

And here is one by Mike Hawthorne.

More brains, indeed.

That wraps up this week's Awesome Art picks. Be sure to check out the next installment for more cool art.

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Posted by thechessclub

OMG! We got one without Phil Noto!? Sweeeeeet=D

Posted by turoksonofstone

Is Nice.

Posted by G-Man

@thechessclub: What? You don't dig Noto? Shame on you. He didn't update his Tumblr. :(

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Posted by RScottH08

Cap and Bucky looks cool, and man that MJ one is amazingly funny Shamone!!! It could be his call, like Billy Batson's Shazam lol

Posted by thechessclub

@G-Man said:

@thechessclub: What? You don't dig Noto? Shame on you. He didn't update his Tumblr. :(

He can't draw "motion" to save his life. Every picture looks..posed, somehow. It's just bad=P Kevin Nowlan is the same way

Posted by Krakoa

I love the Sgt. Schultz zombie

Posted by cosmo111687

I miss classic Harley. :(

Posted by KainScion

love the harley

Posted by Aiden Cross

I like the Siryn one with her being posed like that. Luring innocent sailors with her beautiful enchanting voice to their doom. Well thought out.

Posted by EscGamer

classic harley pick. id say the mj one was the best just cause it was funny

Posted by Billy Batson

zombies, nice.
BB

Posted by NightFang

Red Robin and Wiccan look cool.

Posted by Knight Train

"More Brains" Loving the tar zombie from Return of the Living Dead. One of my favorite movies

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@thechessclub said:

@G-Man said:

@thechessclub: What? You don't dig Noto? Shame on you. He didn't update his Tumblr. :(

He can't draw "motion" to save his life. Every picture looks..posed, somehow. It's just bad=P Kevin Nowlan is the same way

That's the idea, his drawings are meant to look like photographs 
Posted by Stronger

Awesome!

Posted by longbowhunter

Again Joel Gomez takes the win for me. His water colors are second to none. Love the Tar Zombie!! Gotta be one of the most recognizable zombies in pop culture.

Posted by ReVamp

Wolverine is good. But that Batman pick is AMAZING.

Posted by Decept-O

Sara Pichelli's Siryn is absolutely gorgeous. I think that has to be one of the best comic illustrations I've seen in a long time, I just love it all around. I like the take she took by using the name Siryn and drawing atop of a rock and apparently "singing" like a Siren from Greek Mythology. Not only that but just the drawing itself is perfect I love the inks, the pose. Wow.

All these are great and the Zombie versions of characters are fun!

Posted by NyxEquitis

Nice, I loved the zombie pics.

Posted by IcePrince_X

siryn looks nice to be made into a 3d representation.

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Love the zombies and the DD one

Posted by Final Draft85

I love the Jim Gordon Jr. art, the Batman art is pretty rad & classic Harley Quinn is just stellar, but I do really enjoy the last zombie picture a lot. It's the zombie from "The Return of the Living Dead" which is one of my fave movies. Very cool finds G-Man.

Posted by The Impersonator

No Phil Noto?

Posted by Joygirl

OmnomnomHarley! Nice zombies, too! Good work, overall.

Posted by sj_esposito

I have something to add... Trevor McCarthy did this awesome sketch for me at NYCC last weekend:

Posted by ravisher

tar zombie

Posted by Sky_Jokiel
Posted by EdwardWindsor

Michel jackson one made me LOL

Posted by Daveyo520

Yay zombies

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Gotta love these! Especially the zombie works :)

Posted by thechessclub

@spiderbat87 said:

@thechessclub said:

@G-Man said:

@thechessclub: What? You don't dig Noto? Shame on you. He didn't update his Tumblr. :(

He can't draw "motion" to save his life. Every picture looks..posed, somehow. It's just bad=P Kevin Nowlan is the same way

That's the idea, his drawings are meant to look like photographs

Um...if you could link me to the interview where he divulges his artistic intent I might be inclined to believe you. But when he's swimming with other sequential artists I'll hold him to the same standards. And it's not a style thing. I can appreciate his stylistic twist on things but still think he's doing it wrong=P If he was just a cover artist, I might give him more leeway. But he does full interiors in a way that lacks dynamic storytelling and I just think that's...lame=P

Posted by Fantasgasmic

Damian looks cool... until you look at his foot/shin.

Posted by thechessclub

Btw, That Siryn is clean! Like Ryan Sook clean. That and the Harley are probably my favs but I think all of the art this week is tizzight

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@thechessclub said:

@spiderbat87 said:

@thechessclub said:

@G-Man said:

@thechessclub: What? You don't dig Noto? Shame on you. He didn't update his Tumblr. :(

He can't draw "motion" to save his life. Every picture looks..posed, somehow. It's just bad=P Kevin Nowlan is the same way

That's the idea, his drawings are meant to look like photographs

Um...if you could link me to the interview where he divulges his artistic intent I might be inclined to believe you. But when he's swimming with other sequential artists I'll hold him to the same standards. And it's not a style thing. I can appreciate his stylistic twist on things but still think he's doing it wrong=P If he was just a cover artist, I might give him more leeway. But he does full interiors in a way that lacks dynamic storytelling and I just think that's...lame=P

Well not his actual comic art but the pics they show on these threads are meant to be like photos 
Posted by bunkerbuster05

Yeah Tar Man!

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@spiderbat87 said:

@thechessclub said:

@spiderbat87 said:

@thechessclub said:

@G-Man said:

@thechessclub: What? You don't dig Noto? Shame on you. He didn't update his Tumblr. :(

He can't draw "motion" to save his life. Every picture looks..posed, somehow. It's just bad=P Kevin Nowlan is the same way

That's the idea, his drawings are meant to look like photographs

Um...if you could link me to the interview where he divulges his artistic intent I might be inclined to believe you. But when he's swimming with other sequential artists I'll hold him to the same standards. And it's not a style thing. I can appreciate his stylistic twist on things but still think he's doing it wrong=P If he was just a cover artist, I might give him more leeway. But he does full interiors in a way that lacks dynamic storytelling and I just think that's...lame=P

Well not his actual comic art but the pics they show on these threads are meant to be like photos

I know what you mean but I was talking more broad than the confines of this series of threads from the get go. If nothing else though, I think the IDEA of the retro photos is a neat=)

Posted by Icarusflies

OH wow, these are great! :D

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Posted by fodigg

That Wolverine is fantastic. I love the mid-snikt! shot:

Posted by MSBoyd23

Love the zombie Sergeant Schultz. Because you just know that however it happened that he became a zombie, Hogan planned it all...

Posted by Mega_spidey01

wolverine & mj are my favorite pics.

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

I love Rivera's Daredevil.

Posted by -Vigil-

The coolness of two Robins (the best two) and Bucky on the same page is overwhelming. I tend to find sidekicks cooler than their mentors, it's too bad that so many ignorantly hate them.

Posted by Bestostero

Lots of Batman stuff....i think you had it right the first time with Bratty.

Posted by auntneppy

I miss old school Harley.

Posted by NXH

@sEsposito7: That's awesome. DC should give him more work!

Posted by Eyz

Aww, that Harley is splendid!