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Awesome Art Picks: Wonder Woman, X-Men, Batman and More

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

Each and every week we gather up the best comic book art that you will not see in comics. The reason you won't is because artists often do sketches for fun and commissions and post them on their websites, blogs and Tumblrs. Many artists often arrange commissions through their sites so check them out for more detail if you're looking to own a cool original piece.

This weekend is Emerald City Comicon. Some of our 'regular' artists here will be there. If you live by Seattle, you'll want to try to make the show. I'm at the show running around as well. Hopefully we'll see another installment of the Mystery Art Challenge for next week.

Dustin Nguyen provided the cover to this year's program guide, posted on his Tumblr. He won't be able to do commissions at this year's show but he will have original art and prints for sale at his table in Artist Alley at table M-15.

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Gabriel Hardman posted a con sketch of Han Solo on his blog. He'll be at table K-04 and has listed his commission rates on his site as well.

Michael Walsh will be at table I-03. Here's a pre-ECCC sketch of Leeloo posted on his Tumblr.

Sean "Cheeks" Galloway has a Kickstarter project underway (info posted HERE). He'll be at table H-11. Here's a pic of Wonder Woman and a Street Fighter posted on his Deviant Art Page.

Peter Nguyen will be at table H-12. Here's an X-Men pick he posted on his Tumblr.

Chris Giarrusso has been doing "Tales from the Con" with Brad Guigar for ECCC. Here's a Captain America cover sketch he posted on his website.

Chris Samnee posted a couple new pieces on his blog this week.

I've mentioned before how Paolo Rivera often posts behind-the-scene bits on what he uses for references when figuring out certain poses on his blog. You should see his process for the AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #17 cover. He also posted this great Space Ghost commission.

Tom Raney did a "Wake Up and Draw" sketch for the Hero Initiative. If you're quick, you can still bid on it HERE. It's for a good cause.

Cameron Stewart posted this Batman sketch on his Instagram.

Speaking of Batman and Instagram, here's a Batman sketch Rafael Albuquerque put up a couple weeks ago on his Instagram that I meant to post.

Denis Medri has been posting his take on Star Wars characters in an 80s High School style on his Deviant Art Page.

Mike Bowden posted a couple video game (sort of) related sketches on his Deviant Art Page this week.

Mahmud Asrar posted some more NYCC 2012 commissions along with some pre-Comic Action Essen 2012 pre-con commissions on his Tumblr.

That's it for this week. Hopefully we'll see plenty of new sketches pop up over the next couple weeks from the artists at ECCC. If you're there and you spot me, make sure you say hello. I had to skip Friday but I will be there Saturday and Sunday.

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Posted by ARMIV2

Gosh darnit, if Medri and Asrar's work isn't just awesome.

Posted by Aiden Cross

i love Steampunk Huntress =)

Posted by bunkerbuster05

All of this is golden. Thanks for finding it for us!

Posted by Trevel8182

Man, Wonder Woman needs to stop hanging out with Chun-Li.

Posted by ccraft


Posted by dondave

Good Choices

Posted by longbowhunter

All the Asrar stuff this week is awesome. Cool to see a Dynamo 5 character make it to the selection. Love that Paolo Rivera Space Ghost too.

Posted by age_of_ultron_Prime2000

WTF is with Wonder Woman ?

Posted by randalmeister

By God, they are all soooo goooood... Can't choose... a favorite...

Posted by umbrafeline

baronness is no. 1

Posted by SpidermanWins

LOVE Peter Nguyen's Xmen art. Looks like it could be awesome cover art. Asrar's art is great, really smooth and Hardman's Han Solo looks really good.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Loved the art, especially the Star Wars 80s movie scenes and the Space Ghost!

Posted by jesusdisciple001

why can't space ghost appear in threshold

Posted by sesquipedalophobe

Wonder Woman has cankles.

Posted by soir8

I loved most of these, but what the hell is up with Wonder Woman's legs? That's just a really ugly way of drawing her. Never like that guy's art, mainly because he has some kind of weird fetish for really fat legs.

Posted by akbogert

I'd just like to say that this is one of my favorite features. I'm glad you do this.

Posted by ThreadPool

Samnee. All day. Every day.

Posted by pixelized

Love that X-Men!

Posted by papsley

Asrar's stuff is amazing.

Posted by sturmritter

I want to second that, Mahmud Asrar's art is fantastic! Especially, The Huntress! WOW!

Posted by wdchefdave

Gee... maybe a cross-eyed, giant haired, too damn big legged Wonder Woman is what we really need!

At least she isn't wearing blue jeans.

All the other work was great... but, the whole WW thing looks more like fetish art.

Remember when Sam Kieth had a "good looking girls with small pot bellies" fetish?

All in fun... cheers and thanks for the good stuff.

Edited by Decept-O

I don't know, this week, the only pieces I really like are from Rafael Albuquerque and Mahmud Asrar. Just to add I really love Micheal Walsh's work, but it is always in black and white. I love black and white work, really do, but would like to see his use of color once in awhile.

Posted by callsignneptune

Apart from the Wonder Woman one, those are all amazing.

Posted by shawn87

Great art all around but that Peter Nguyen X-Men piece is awesome

Posted by Fantasgasmic

That Wonder Woman looked ok until I saw her calves. Same with Ryu and Spiderman's back leg. What does Cheeks have agains legs?

I really like that Huntress design. Almost steampunk, like a mix of Earth-34 (Amazonia), Earth-19 (Gotham by Gaslight), and Earth-18 (Justice Riders)

Posted by Mistah_B

I like Cameron Stewart Batman, Asrar Huntress and Baroness

Posted by nappystr8

That Mario is super creepy. But I think I like it.

Posted by Yung ANcient One

Very good artwork this week yet again. (+)

Posted by Grey56

Asrar's stuff is sharp, clean and inviting. But Medri's 80s Star Wars pieces really take it - Punk Greedo and Marty McFly dressed Luke are tops.

Posted by poisonfleur

Lelu from the fifth element is my fav! :D

Edited by ClintsEvilTwin

Yay!! No Nauck this week!

Asrar's baroness is amazazing

Edited by kid Apollo

loving the 80s Star Wars stuff, sooooo good, theres jus something about SW and mullets...

and the Nguyen X-men is pretty sick too

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

hmm..normally spot on, maybe Wonder Woman may not be the best choice for that style? Mr Asrar was bringing the heat this edition..That Huntress piece, nice!

Posted by nrgb2814

SPACE GHOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by benblanks

@ThreadPool said:

Samnee. All day. Every day.

I second that emotion.

Posted by thechessclub

Steampunk Huntress takes the cake.

Posted by CitizenJP

I really like the Silver Surfer pic. Super cool.

Posted by spike2024

great art

Posted by Perfect 10

original x-men in 90s costumes, pretty cool

Posted by Demonturtle

Those star wars picks were funny as hell!

Posted by LordRequiem

Nguyen's X-men is really cool, especially Iceman. Glad someone has given Black Bolt some time. That's about it really.

Posted by skooks

What the hell is going on with Wonder Woman's legs?!

Posted by ptigrusmagus

What happened to Wonder Woman?

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Galloway Wonder Woman is AWESOME, hands down!

Posted by sora_thekey

Love that Kingdom Hearts reference!!!

Nguyen's X-Men looks amazing!

Posted by Vitaeleous

Dude. Bowden and that pencil work is killing it. Brilliant, brilliant work on those hands of Ralph's. My hat goes off to you, sir.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

The Spirit by M. Asrar. Didn`t see that one coming. A cool one.