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Each week we're on the look out for the coolest comic book art that will never be printed in comic books. The reason they won't be is artists often draw sketches and commissions and post them on their blogs and Tumblrs. It's a way for them to experiment and work on characters that might not normally appear in the books they're currently working on. The pieces are simply way too good to go unseen.

Ever since Michael Walsh first appeared on this feature, he's made an appearance every week. Not only is his art worthy but he continues to post many wonderful pieces each week on his Tumblr. We've been seeing a lot of teasers for the upcoming Spider-Man/Doc Ock event, Ends of the Earth. Check out this classic-style image of the two.

That's not all he's posted. Check out his version of Skinner Sweet and a commission request he got for M.I.A. dressed as Wonder Woman.

Dustin Nguyen has been experimenting and posting different things on his Tumblr. Be sure to check them out along with these two Bat-related pieces.

Remember when we did our Art Challenge with several different artists, Catwoman as a Green Lantern? Freddie Williams II posted a commission he was asked to do. Jason Todd as a Red Lantern and posted it on Twitter.

Speaking of red, Paolo Rivera seems to constantly get asked to draw characters with a red theme (besides the fact he's drawing DAREDEVIL) and thankfully he posts them on his blog. Check out his version of Carnage.

Since we're on a red theme, how about another red-head, Scarlett along with Baroness by Phil Noto?

Phil also posted this Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler on his Tumblr.

Mike Mayhew keeps busy during the week. He's posted a few different pieces on his Twitter as well as his Comic Art Fans site. Check out his sketch covers that he does as "morning warm-ups."

Joel Gomez has posted several card and cover sketches this week on his Tumblr. Definitely keep an eye out for his convention schedule to find out where he'll make an appearance.

Agnes Garbowska is another person you should look for at conventions. Her art (and personality) will definitely brighten your day. Check out her robin following Robin, Star Wars sketch cards and Lumpy Space Princess! Check out her Tumblr for more.

Peter Nguyen is getting his convention schedule ready. He seems to be working on a big piece and posted the beginning of it on his Tumblr.

Todd Nauck posted another character sketch on his Tumblr. This time he drew Magik.

Gene Gonzales posted this little sketch last weekend on his blog. He referred to is as a doodle but this is what I love about artists. They can just whip out a great sketch with minimal effort. Take a look at his Zatanna.

We're going to round out this week with some more Robert Atkins art. He posted a few pieces on his blog.

That's it for this week. Let us know what you thought of these selections. Be sure to check keep an eye out for all the awesome art on the internet.

#1 Posted by Hot_Karl (288 posts) - - Show Bio

I want a bust of that Carnage art.

#2 Posted by ARMIV2 (9168 posts) - - Show Bio

YES! I love these!

#3 Posted by Illuminatus (9578 posts) - - Show Bio

It's disheartening that some of these extremely talented artists whose work is featured above don't have a formal career in the industry, yet morons who draw like their fingers are broken *cough* Romita Jr. *cough* work on multiple titles.

#4 Posted by InfinityOmelette (187 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy Awesome! These are good pics! My Fav is the Steve Rogers pointing at me with the glove finger. (I don't know why but that's a cool drawn glove finger! Rockin'!)

#5 Posted by thanosrules (886 posts) - - Show Bio

Great collection! love the Adventure Time stuff! :)

And that Carnage is freaking awesome.

#6 Posted by danhimself (21259 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait to see what that Peter Nguyen piece looks like when it's finished

#7 Posted by SexualLobster (995 posts) - - Show Bio

That last X-men one.. it looked like Rick Grimes to me aha

#8 Posted by sora_thekey (8640 posts) - - Show Bio

Agnes Garbowska's art is so cuddly cute! I love it!!!

Can't wait to see the finished product of Peter Nguyen's piece. I also love Robert Atkins' style a lot!

#9 Posted by jubilee042 (1376 posts) - - Show Bio

i love the dustin neygun ones

#10 Posted by HolySerpent (13225 posts) - - Show Bio

Didnt enjoy this gallery

#11 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like how Phil Noto draws women in a attractive, yet realistic style. I can't stand how the majority of artists draw women in comics in a porny way.

There should be some changes about that.

#12 Posted by thatlad (701 posts) - - Show Bio

@Miss_Garrick said:

I really like how Phil Noto draws women in a attractive, yet realistic style. I can't stand how the majority of artists draw women in comics in a porny way.

There should be some changes about that.

I love phil noto's art but most of his women have the same face. Go back an loo at this feature in past weeks and you see it

#13 Posted by Dakens son (444 posts) - - Show Bio

Uhm...has anyone noticed Rick Grimmes from"the walking dead" reloading in an x-men panel,or is it just me?

#14 Posted by Billy Batson (59154 posts) - - Show Bio

Skinner Sweet :D
So Rick Grimes is part of the x-men now?

#15 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (40002 posts) - - Show Bio

Nguyen's X-Men piece will look great when it's finished, maybe they should put it on a stand at there funeral after Bendis kills them also Skinner Sweet is awesome 

#16 Posted by LordRequiem (1331 posts) - - Show Bio

Nguyens looks extremely promising. What elation when the X-men are drawn well.

#17 Posted by Deranged Midget (18230 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, Doc Ock vs Spidey looks amazing as does Wesley Snipes Blade, Snake Eyes and Classic X-men. I miss the classic Cyclops costume.

#18 Posted by feargalr (1232 posts) - - Show Bio

That carnage one is freakin sweeeeeeet! As is the adventure time one

#19 Posted by fables87 (1346 posts) - - Show Bio

The M.I.A. Wonder Woman looks pretty cool.

#20 Posted by cattlebattle (14184 posts) - - Show Bio

MIA from the "Jimmy" video??
I can't wait to see the 90's X-Men piece when its done

#21 Posted by Maniac2312 (959 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by sdunham818 (100 posts) - - Show Bio

I need to get a Phil Noto commission, his stuff is always amazing. Great post this week, thanks!

#23 Posted by pikahyper (14011 posts) - - Show Bio

That is one awesome Skinner Sweet :D

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#24 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Adventure Time!!!!! :) That was awesome! These are ALL amazing!

#25 Posted by Sammo21 (723 posts) - - Show Bio

I love these articles! The artwork is always sooooogood. When I go to Dragon Con in August/September I hope to be able to get some quick sketches from people.

#26 Posted by The Impersonator (6593 posts) - - Show Bio

@ARMIV2 said:

YES! I love these!

#27 Posted by pspin (1079 posts) - - Show Bio

Phil Noto is so awesome but does anyone else think tha his Scarlett looks a bit like Squirrel Girl?

#28 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio

Mayhew's X-23 is a normal-teeth version of his vampire variant.

#29 Posted by SpidermanWins (4142 posts) - - Show Bio

Carnage looks the best. I'd also like to see the finished product of that incomplete picture from Peter Nguyen

#30 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that Baroness and Snake Eyes?

#31 Posted by Grey56 (798 posts) - - Show Bio

Nauck's impressions of Magick are outstanding if you have any idea how most folks who speak Cyrillic look like. Her facial structure is spot on - it almost looks like a nouveau Art Adams going back to X-Men Classic.

Mayhew's use of facial expression in his 'Uncle Sam meets Steve Rogers' is outstanding. From the way the eyebrows cant to the pull at his mouth you can tell he's telling you to enlist today !

#32 Posted by nonfiction91 (1753 posts) - - Show Bio

walking dead meets x-men...lovin it

#33 Posted by The Stegman (28773 posts) - - Show Bio

These are all kinda..."meh"

#34 Posted by Arevish (305 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is mike copying himself? LOL

#35 Edited by Whoa (501 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are these people not working as comic book artists!!!!

#36 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

@thatlad: you are correct. Lots of comic artists do that. Jack Kirby is really bad at drawing women, they always have the exact same shape and face but he just has the hair color different for each one and expects us to not notice.

#37 Posted by rqatkins (2 posts) - - Show Bio

The Rick Grimes was a cover recreation request of Tony Moore's Walking Dead 1. I signed it "Atkins after Moore". These are done on comics printed with a blank cover, for the purpose of sketching on them. Mike's recreation of his own cover was no doubt a similar request. Nearly every artist I know would avoid complete recopying a previous pose or compostion so exactly unless it was requested.

Thanks for all the kind words!

#38 Posted by spystreak (2160 posts) - - Show Bio

and Skinner has a straw on his hat why?

#39 Edited by CitizenJP (676 posts) - - Show Bio

@Whoa said:

Why are these people not working as comic book artists!!!!

I know right? So many top quality drawings here.

#40 Posted by redhood21 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

skinner and ADVENTURE TIME!

#41 Posted by Trodorne (2740 posts) - - Show Bio

This art is so hot, i think i just got wood.

#42 Posted by Mercy_ (92787 posts) - - Show Bio

Phil Noto is teh sex.

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#43 Posted by TheWholeDamnShow (770 posts) - - Show Bio

@SexualLobster said:

That last X-men one.. it looked like Rick Grimes to me aha

It is. Its the cover of issue 1

#44 Posted by Mattersuit (4295 posts) - - Show Bio

Batfinn owns. Fact.

#45 Posted by KidSupreme (848 posts) - - Show Bio

Amazing artwork!

#46 Posted by The Average Bear (2245 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a fan of Todd Naucks art. His characters are always positioned in the same way