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Awesome Art Picks: Human Torch, Batman, Spider-Man and More

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

Each week we search for cool comic art that won't appear in comics. The reason they won't appear in actual comics is because artists often post sketches and commissions on their websites, blogs and Tumblrs. They're too cool to be missed. A lot of these artists even arrange commissions through their websites so be sure to check them out for more information. If you're aware of any comic artists' blogs that we're missing out on, be sure to let me know.

Being a holiday week, you can imagine that the amount of art posted isn't as much as usual. We did still find some really great pieces this week.

Brett Booth has a new issue of TEEN TITANS coming out this week. Check out the sketches he posted on his blog.

Marcio Takara posted some more commissions and 'tiny heroes' on his Tumblr. You can see the Spider-Man piece is just in the pencil stage. It's great seeing the progression. I assume he'll post the final version later.

Paolo Rivera's blog is always full of great stuff. He posts a lot of the process of his art. Here's a commission he posted along with a look at the pencils for his incredible cover for this week's AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1.

Gene Gonzales posts his "Conventionless Convention Sketches" on his blog. Check it out for more information on how you can contact him for your own.

I'm not sure what to expect with the new NOVA series coming. Sam Alexander is a bit annoying in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. Still, it's a cool design as you can see from the character study Todd Nauck posted on his Instagram.

Chris Giarrusso posted some of his past holiday post cards on his website. He even sent me a personal one, "From one G-Man to another." And check out his Human Torch cover and Sparky commission.

Mahmud Asrar posted this Rei Ayanami (from NEO GENESIS EVANGELION) sketch on his Tumblr.

Denis Medri posted a Deadpool redesign and another Hobbit sketch on his Deviant Art page this week.

Ron Salas posted this great Milo Garret (from 100 BULLETS) piece on his site. I really should go back and read that entire series.

Milo by Ron Salas

J. Scott Campbell did some pieces for a "Good vs. Evil" exhibit at Downtown Disneyland WonderGround Gallery and posted them on his Deviant Art page. You can find out more about the gallery HERE.

Agnes Garbowska posted another commission she did at NYCC on her Tumblr.

Philip Tan posted some more great sketches on his Facebook page this week.

This last one sort of stretches our rules. Here's the logo-free look at this coming week's BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM New Years' issue Dustin Nguyen posted on his Tumblr.

That's it for this week and this year. Happy New Year to everyone. Here's to another great year of Awesome Art.

43 Comments
Posted by theTimeStreamer

so much awesomeness!!!

Posted by jesusdisciple001

todd nauck stop making me like characters i hate re..............................sist?

Posted by QuantomMan

Another great selection Tony! I don't know how Brett Booth has time for these great drawings

Posted by longbowhunter

Saw the Hobbit this past Wednesday. Really like the Denis Medri pic of the trolls.

Posted by dondave

Brett Booth is just amazing

Posted by RustyRoy

Posted by randalmeister

Another great round-up! I particularly love the Brett Booth and Philip Tan pieces.

Posted by Cavemold

yhat deadpool needs some sort one shot

Posted by Squalleon

Great!!

Posted by Crimsonlord53

That J. Scott Campbell art is awesome.

Edited by iaconpoint

Why do people feel the need to repost half the pics in the comments section? Too much clutter.

It's good to see people still drawing Stephanie Brown despite that misogynist Dan Didio trying to erase her and other females from continuity.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Dat Deadpool

Posted by Big_Nasty

There is never a dull moment when the whole bat family is together .

Posted by sourcebreaker

ha! love the alfred/santa cameo in the Brett Booth bat family pic.

Posted by DocFishstick

the nightwing one by brett was great

Posted by Press Oblivion

Love this feature, it never disappoints.

Posted by danhimself

that Spider-man redesign by Brett Booth is awesome!!!

Posted by Billy Batson

Saw the Milo piece at the time he posted. It's the best thing that's been posted here.
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Posted by Twoface777

I love this one by Brett Booth, I just wish it could be in color.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Oh my GOSH, there are some great artworks here! I'll have to shw my sister the Disney pieces real soon, as she is a huge Disney princess fan.

ALSO

I want a better view of the Marvel and Image Charlie Brown dancing artworks!!! They look awesome!!

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Posted by kid Apollo

yah im loving the Bat family by Brett Booth and Chris Giarrusso's Marvel/Charlie Brown chritsmas

Edited by Decept-O

Everything here is incredible. Really don't dislike any piece at all. Not that I ever do really but this week, just all of the work is astounding. Glad to see J. Scott Campbell's work. I think that Black Bolt pencil by Tan is the best one I've ever seen rendered by anyone. Just...WOW!

Just so much awesomeness by all the artists.

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

Love Cambell's Good vs. Evil pics. And the holiday kiddies :)

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SPOILERS: Marked these images as spoilers in case you guys haven't read Amazing Spider-Man #700 yet.Here are some of the variations Rivera did on his cover. My favorite is the one with Ock under the heavy machine while the building is flooding. (variation on that Ditko story).

I also love this cover by Ramos

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SPOILER BLOCK AND SPOILER buttons are not working for me at all. They just delete my message. So warning! SPOILER images ahead! If you haven't read Amazing Spider-Man 700 don't look at these images! I repeate, SPOILER IMAGES AHEAD! I cannot hide them in spoiler no matter how hard I try or how many times. SPIDER-MAN 700 SPOILER IMAGES in this post!

Posted by fodigg

Omg is that baby Waller?

Posted by TheHeat

I love Booth's art, but why does he always draw big ugly noses? And I love all the Spidey and J. Scott art.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

my favorite

Posted by huser

@Big_Nasty said:

There is never a dull moment when the whole bat family is together .

I like the Huntress hiding off to the side

Posted by chocobojam

OMG the Disney pics are incredibly awesome!!

Posted by Firestormblaze

Beautiful. Just Beautiful. If only it was in color.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@G-Man: Gee, thanks mister!

Posted by Zeeguy91

That Takara piece of a Batman/Spider-Man team up makes me kind of wish that DC would pull a Buried Alien.

Posted by Zeeguy91

Huh, funny. The majority of the DC characters in this weeks art picks are actually in their New 52 costumes. I remember last week someone pointed out that artists usually choose to draw the pre-Flashpoint costumes, but here it looks like a complete 180 has been done on their preferences.

Posted by KnightofSteel

Brett Booth's art... awesome.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

J. Scott Campbell's Disney pieces are totally awesome! Saw them earlier this week and they are GREAT! :)

Posted by Mister_Sensational

Batman looks like he's flying in that one with Spiderman. The Bret Booth stuff looks awesome.

Posted by ZZoMBiE13

This is the best piece of art I've ever seen in this feature. Bar none.

Posted by carnivalofsins00

I'm starting to like Marcio Takara's drawings less and less, because of some of the weird ways he positions characters. For example, why is Batman flying behind Spider-Man?

Posted by Grey56

Booth's Bat Family is easily the most complex and well expressed piece.

Posted by TheRyanHimself

I sure do love Alfred's Santa hat.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

Philip Tan never ceases to amaze me. That Spiderman and Black Bolt are awesome

Posted by batkevin74

@G-Man: WOW!!!

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