Posted by G-Man (18919 posts) - - Show Bio

Each and every week we like to gather up great comic book art by the professionals that won't actually end up in comics. The reason they won't is many artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites and Tumblrs. They're too good to be missed. Some artists even arrange commissions or pre-commissions for upcoming shows through their sites so be sure to check them out.

Todd Nauck was crazy busy at WonderCon and posted the last batch of sketches on his Tumblr.

I haven't checked out Michael Cho's blog in a while and he recently posted some sketches of the Frightful Four for a fundraising auction for the Doug Wright Awards. You can find out more information about that HERE. Michael noted he doesn't normally draw in this style but wanted to try it out.

Mad Men returned last weekend and Phil Noto couldn't resist posting a Don Draper piece on his Tumblr. He also posted a stunning Carol Danvers sketch.

I've mentioned it on our podcast before but you really should check out Paolo Rivera's blog. He often posts behind-the-scenes process looks at how he creates different covers and crazy reference posts. He also posted a Spider-Man commission from last year because he misses drawing the eyes 'his" way.

Gene Gonzales is getting ready for Heroescon in June. He posted his commission info on his blog and you can contact him to be added to his advanced sketch list. He also has some art for sale (like this Elektra piece) on his blog.

Chris Giarrusso posted a Captain America sketch cover he did (with colors by Laura Martin) on his website. He also posted a sketch and finished version of G-Man's pal, Tan Man riding a broom (it makes sense if you read CAPE CRISIS). There was also another installment of Tales from the Con posted. You can see loads more HERE.

Rafael Grampa posted this amazing Batman and Joker sketch on his Instagram.

Sean "Cheeks" Galloway posted a Hulk "Got Milk?" sketch on his Deviant Art Page.

Robert Atkins posted a Atomic Robo vs. Dr. Dinosaur on his blog along with a Joker sketch (with colors by Simon Gough).

Agnes Garbowska posted some more sketches and her new convention banner on her Tumblr. I goofed last week (obviously) when I mentioned she was at Boston Comic Con. I wish I was going to that but I will be at C2E2 the following week, as will Agnes. We'll see if we can make another Mystery Art Challenge happen. Check out Agnes' post to see the rest of her schedule for this year. She's a busy lady.

Ale Garza posted a couple Batman sketches on his Instagram. Pretty cool stuff.

Speaking of Batman, Dustin Nguyen posted on his Tumblr his apologies that LI'L GOTHAM will only happen one time this month. He does assure us it will only be for the month of April. Hopefully you've been reading the installments digitally or you picked up the first printed issue this past week.

That's it for this week. It was a little lighter but many great pieces, as usual.

#1 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

The Lil' Gotham pics. <3

#2 Posted by Mbecks14 (2029 posts) - - Show Bio

Phil Noto.

That is all.

#3 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18819 posts) - - Show Bio

pyro will never let go of that GOT MILK pic...

#4 Edited by ArtisticNeedham (2267 posts) - - Show Bio

THIS is exactly how I feel. "Can't wait to finish all this drawing and Deadlines... so I can finally kick back, relax, and... draw." Heh. Exactly.

@g_man Do you know how much these artists charge for comissions? Like Todd Nauck or Dustin Nguyen or Paolo Rivera or Noto?

#5 Posted by LordRequiem (1323 posts) - - Show Bio

Why draw Charlize Theron as Ms. Marvel? That's just completely wrong.

#6 Posted by dondave (38904 posts) - - Show Bio

Phil Noto and Robert Atkins did a good job

#7 Posted by DonFelipe (1304 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Marvel looks absolutely stunning!

#8 Posted by Duncan (11445 posts) - - Show Bio

Love me some Mad Men

#9 Posted by longbowhunter (7747 posts) - - Show Bio

Words can not express how much I love Rafael Grampa.

#10 Posted by Cavemold (1684 posts) - - Show Bio

That joker is freaking amazing holy mold

#11 Posted by Decept-O (7294 posts) - - Show Bio

Would have liked to have seen more than just one piece by Gene Gonzalez but that Elektra is wonderful. Only other work of interest to me is Robert Atkins and possibly the Captain Marvel by Phil Noto. Too many cartoons for my taste; don't hate 'em, just wanted more "regular" comic book art. I understand being diverse with the art, so I am not complaining too much...maybe....

#12 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm loving that Captain Marvel pic!

#15 Edited by dcfox (164 posts) - - Show Bio

That Captain Marvel pic is amazing!

#16 Posted by comicace3 (6668 posts) - - Show Bio

The last pic with mr. freeze is funny

#17 Posted by EMH_Bruce (775 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my god! What happend to Hawkeye's arm? Iron Man give him back! O__o!

#18 Edited by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

Get Robert Atkins and Simon Gough on a Batman title immediately.

#19 Edited by judasnixon (7233 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Phil hand painted it on a piece of wood. (Which is pretty cool) You can still his pencil lines......

#20 Posted by The Average Bear (2079 posts) - - Show Bio

Dustin Nyugen always does amazing things, and I feel like Phil Noto can do no wrong in my book. Michael Chos sketches are really fun.

Naucks beat-up Spidey is... pretty cool actually. I'm usually not a fan of his work

#21 Edited by umbrafeline (5217 posts) - - Show Bio

lol my little pony spider-man lol

#22 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8728 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, that Joker pic looked great

I think the Captain Marvel one was my favorite, though.

Some truly awesome art.

#23 Edited by SimonM7 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure about the proportions of her lower body, but that Carol "Captain Marvel" Danvers stole the show for me. Holy crap.

#24 Edited by Big_Nasty (349 posts) - - Show Bio

Lil' Gotham pics never seem to fail me .

#25 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5490 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Carol Danvers new costume, she actually looks like a headline female character in it. I hope the writing lives up to the look. Unfortunately I can't pick up any books at the moment :(

Oh, the rest look good this week as well.

#28 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker and Cap are both awesome!

#29 Posted by Dabee (2399 posts) - - Show Bio

@cavemold said:

That joker is freaking amazing holy mold

#30 Posted by DocFishstick (241 posts) - - Show Bio

i love the joker one. its amazing.

#31 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the tiny Beast one

#32 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

Phil Noto's on fire this week.

And Mr. Freeze with a box of comics. That just won the day for me.

#33 Edited by xanthiss (179 posts) - - Show Bio

@judasnixon: Probably just Photoshop layers. Not Wood.

#34 Posted by judasnixon (7233 posts) - - Show Bio

@xanthiss: Yeah I thought about that after I posted that comment...... Phil Noto is a beast at SketchBook Pro. I really want to get that program for my Mac......

#35 Posted by DadaHyena (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Cute version of the Frightful Four!

#36 Posted by CitizenJP (627 posts) - - Show Bio


#37 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

i love the captain marvel & joker art !

#38 Edited by ninjanan123 (23 posts) - - Show Bio

thought the one with ackbar was hilarious

#39 Posted by sweatboy (820 posts) - - Show Bio

Amazing Paolo Rivera. I wish Garbowska was easier to spell. I love her Gambit+Jubilee card game, ms Marvel and Jessica Drew tea party and The Beast. Lol adorable Beast. And Spider-Man Ponies (wtf???) Atkins art is always great too. Heck all these guys are great

#40 Edited by Teerack (7457 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Hawkeye feeling Hulks dick in the the cute avengers pic O.o

#41 Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Atkins' Atomic Robo FTW for me. BIG Atomic Robo fan here ^_^

#42 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

Whoa, those are awesome!

#43 Edited by JesterretseJ_v2 (3 posts) - - Show Bio


#44 Posted by COBRAMORPH (1646 posts) - - Show Bio
#45 Posted by HolySerpent (12822 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Freeze love