Each week we gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in comics. The reason you won't see it in comics is because artists often do sketches and commissions when not drawing for the books they're working on. They are simply too great to go unnoticed.
Skottie Young often posts Daily Doodles on his website. The cool thing about these is they're for sale. Because Skottie's art is so amazing, you can imagine they sell out pretty quickly. Have you ever wondered what a Harry Potter comic could look like? How about one drawn by Skottie Young? == TEASER ==
Here's his rendition of Hermione, the
Goblin King (from ) and Labyrinth Fone Bone. Paolo Rivera must get a lot of requests to draw Mary Jane. Here is another commission from last year's NYCC he just posted on his website. Jim Balent posted this image for the Pittsburgh Comicon on his Facebook page.
We tend to see a lot of sketches of
Captain America. Here's a couple of commissions Mike McKone posted on his Twitter. Jeff Lemire's latest issue of ANIMAL MAN came out this week along with the news that he's taking over writing duties for JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. Most likely unrelated to both, here's a "warm up sketch" he posted of Batman.
You can never have too much Batman, right? Check out
Daniel HDR's version posted on Instagram. Phil Noto posted a couple sketches this week on his Tumblr. Check out his Kitty Pryde & Lockheed and Enchantress. Tom Raney has been busy with the sketches, check out his X-Men, Legionnaires and Baron Karza he posted on Twitter.
Have you played Gears of War?
Joel Gomez has been. Here's a sketch inspired by the game posted on his Tumblr.
He also posted some more sketch covers.
Chris Samnee is doing an issue of ANGEL & FAITH (#10 on sale in May). If you're curious what it might look like, check out the sketches he posted on his Tumblr. Dustin Nguyen wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Here's his version of Green Lantern, Kai-Ro, from Justice League Unlimited posted on his Tumblr.
He was also happy to hear that JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND did well this past week.
We all know the
Punisher is a tough character, right? Michael Walsh's version posted on his Tumblr truly captures that toughness.
Artists often get...interesting commission requests.
Dan McDaid posted one he got for Thor Vs. Karate Kid. Robert Atkins has been posting a lot of characters sketches on his blog of members of the Justice League (pre-New 52, of course). Check out his Aquaman, Flash, Kyle Rayner, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Philip Tan put up three new sketches this week on his Tumblr. Check out his Jean Grey, Spoiler and Deadpool (Pulp).
That's it for this week. Let us know what you thought of these and be sure to look for the next installment coming soon.
Paolo Manuel Rivera
Justice League of America