Posted by G-Man (39827 posts) - - Show Bio

Last week was the third annual Long Beach Comic Con. You know what that means? That means a lot of commission art. Each week we feature the best comic book art that you won't see in comics. If it's so good, why won't you see them in comic books? Artist often do commissions at cons as well as posting sketches on their blogs and Tumblr accounts. Besides working on the characters in their books, they like to have the chance to work on other characters for fun and to experiment.

This week's first batch comes from Todd Nauck. I got to meet Todd for the first time at Long Beach and can I make it officially known that Todd and his wife are some of the nicest people I've met. You'll be seeing a little more of Todd's work later here on Comic Vine but for now, here are a bunch of commissions he did last weekend.

This first one was a little...odd.

Someone wanted Todd to draw Spider-Man on this statue. It's a piece of a wall. I actually watched Todd finish this piece and it was very impressive. Todd has also posted a bunch of commissions on his Twitter page. Can you name them all?

== TEASER ==

And here's another statue he drew on.

Peter Nguyen was also at Long Beach. Here's a couple sketches he posted on his Tumblr this week.

Joel Gomez was at Long Beach as well. Check out this picture of Gotham City he made into a print. I got one of these and have to figure out where I'm gonna hang it.

Here's some other sketches Joel did and posted on his Tumblr.

Here's the last one from Long Beach. Brian Buccellato is the co-writer and colorist for THE FLASH (he's also the colorist for SUPERMAN and had a hand in depicting Doctor Guerrero). Brian also cracks me up. He was giving out free sketches to those that hadn't read THE FLASH yet but went and bought one and brought it to him to sign. This was a sketch he had sitting at his table and he gave it to me at the end of the day on Saturday.

Agnes Garbowska posted some sketches on her Tumblr from New York Comic Con. Check out her page for more sketches and fun stuff.

This week over at, the focus was on Damian Wayne. The first is by Evan Shaner.

Next is a Damian by Ron Salas.

Here's a Damian by Nathan Fairbairn.

You might be wondering why Damian is so tall. Here's what Nathan said about his drawing.

So apparently Damian Wayne is 10. Like, TEN. As in years old.

I've discovered this information only now, after having already finished my twart. I had just assumed the new Robin was a teenager like all the others were. Not the case, it would seem.

So ... here's a drawing of Damian Wayne. IN THE FUTURE.

Shut up.

And finally, here's some cool Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 promo art from Francesco Francavilla. This is what Francesco said about it on his blog.

Hello Friends,
I can finally share this sweet piece I did for MARVEL & CAPCOM in relation to the release of the videogame. First time I had to deal with so many characters all together on a cover, but it was FUN :)
Hope you guys dig it :)

Hope you enjoyed this week's picks. If you're aware of other artists' blogs or see anything during the week, feel free to pm me or @reply me on Twitter (@GManFromHeck). Stay tuned for some more really cool art from Long Beach in a slightly different format and be sure to check out the next installment of Awesome Art Picks.

#1 Posted by J1ml33 (565 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting stuff you got here ( A real Kings Ransom ) ^_^

#2 Posted by someone042 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

what is TT

#3 Posted by ahgunsillyo (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@someone042 said:

what is TT

It's a verbal tic that Morrison gave Damian; it's kind of an alternative to a scoff. I believe he also gave Bruce one as well, though I don't remember if it's the same "-TT-" or something slightly different. If you've been following Damian in Batman & Robin and things, Evan Shaner's drawing is probably hilarious to you. I know I laughed at it.

#4 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

the UMVC cover he did is a parody or an update of the original edition's cover! win

#5 Posted by longbowhunter (8848 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the Damian pics by Doc Shaner and Nathan Fairbairn. Francavilla stuff is always a treat.

#6 Posted by mr_panda (6 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Decept-O (7828 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like Todd Nauck's style. Nice work. That Gotham City piece by Joel Gomez is outstanding, really beautiful. Great stuff, and thanks again, G-Man!

#8 Posted by IcePrince_X (5061 posts) - - Show Bio

These are nice works!

#9 Posted by 3ds24 (107 posts) - - Show Bio


#10 Posted by victoriancuckoo (245 posts) - - Show Bio

love the drawing of Emma, she looks tough and not so porny, it's a good look for her. I also like the first one of Wolverine and the X-Men cover. Rather than watering him down it shows him as a maturing character, love it.

#11 Posted by sora_thekey (8688 posts) - - Show Bio

Pirate Gwen! Awesome!

#12 Posted by The Impersonator (6965 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by KEROGA (1279 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont get the whole "TT" thing

#14 Posted by harleyquinnhawkgirl (612 posts) - - Show Bio

i love the ultimate marvel vs capcom 3 art! its so awesome i cannot wait for that to come out!

#15 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5161 posts) - - Show Bio

REALLY nice.

#16 Edited by Mutant X (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

TT. Awesome.

The Ben Grimm one is hilarious.

#17 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (26668 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be really nice to see something like this for CV artists :)

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

Me likes! Especially Peter Nguyen's Batman stuff!

#19 Posted by NyxEquitis (405 posts) - - Show Bio

Beautiful, I especially loved the Gotham, Punisher, and Ghost Rider pieces.

#20 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

Ultimate marvel vs capcom 3 piece was my favorite :)

Like the wall type pictures statues too...should broaden the art picks since there's lots of types of arts :)

#21 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the Venom, Ghost Rider, and Punisher ones.

#22 Posted by WonderBoy1132 (314 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the psylocke and the robin picture!

#23 Posted by Billy Batson (59391 posts) - - Show Bio


#24 Posted by Wolverine0628 (442 posts) - - Show Bio

LOVE that Gotham Knights drawing. But who is the wolf-man with the gun in Marvel vs. Capcom?

#25 Posted by SpiritGoat (26 posts) - - Show Bio

If you look you can find some really weird drawings of Damian Wayne, not that i've looked... cough cough

#26 Posted by krilling (2497 posts) - - Show Bio

The Spidey wall piece rocks

#27 Posted by FTomato (8 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolverine0628: Rocket Raccoon.

#28 Posted by bRiMaTiOn (24 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think Iron Man is the equivalent to Ryu.

#29 Posted by Sir_Deadpool (491 posts) - - Show Bio

i wish i could draww like these people can. the covers are most awesome

#30 Posted by Hector (454 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy crap...I'm really digging the Batman sketches!

#31 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

Very, very nice.

even after all those years, people still have a thing for Gwen Stacy :P

#32 Posted by Gordo789 (218 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter Nguyen's Batman and Catwoman sketch is glorious.

#33 Posted by Wolverine0628 (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@FTomato: Thanks. I had no idea Rocket Raccoon was popular enough to be in this game.

#34 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (523 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow a lot of great sketches there. I think my favorite has to be the Joel Gomez Wolverine slicing cover. Very cool!

#35 Posted by horshbox (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Those Todd Nauck ones are just amazing.

#36 Posted by SuperHeroStuff (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the drawings by Todd Nauck!!

#37 Posted by FTomato (8 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolverine0628: He isn't, he's a joke character. MVC3 also has MODOK.

#38 Posted by Wolverine0628 (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@FTomato: That's a relief. Thanks.

#39 Posted by butters911 (462 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Spidey and Gwen as pirates!