Each week we gather up the coolest comic book art that won't be appearing in actual comics. The reason they won't is because artists often do sketches for fun and commissions. They graciously share them by posting on their blogs, Tumblrs and Twitter accounts. They are way too cool to be overlooked.
It's hard to believe next week is San Diego Comic-Con so hopefully we'll be seeing lots of sketches in the coming weeks.
Gabriel Hardman will only be at SDCC on Saturday. He'll be on a couple panels (you can find more information here) so be on the look out if you want to catch up with him. Here's a couple sketches he posted on his blog this week.
I found out yesterday that Skottie Young will not be able to attend SDCC this year. That's a bummer but he's a crazy busy guy. (I mean he's really busy not actually crazy). He did manage to post some Daily Sketches on his site this week.
Francis Manapul is another guy that will be hard to find at SDCC as he's likely to be running around all over the place. A few weeks ago he posted a look at his Batman piece for a CBLDF auction. You can find out more information here. Check out the version he just posted on his Tumblr this week.
Gene Gonzales is working on a Mary Marvel sketch (wonder what she'll look like in the New 52). It's a work in progress but looks pretty good so far. He also posted a sketch of Death of the Endless on his blog.
That's it for this week. I'm not sure if we'll be seeing an installment next week since we'll be at SDCC. But as a tease, I have already started talking to artists about doing another Mystery Art Challenge video (including some seen above). I have a character in mind (which I can't reveal to give them a heads up). I just need to pick the random object to go along with the character. If you're at SDCC, be sure to say hello.