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Best Art Ever (This Week): Batgirl, Seconds, Marvin the Martian, Squirrel Girl, Phonogram And More

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

We’re very much interested to see what you’ve dug up and think should be featured here in Best Art Ever (This Week). Please submit any great art links to andy-at-comicsalliance.com. Artists, feel free to send in your own work or to request that your work be removed.

Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.

 

 

DC Comics heroes by Elena Casagrande
DC Comics heroes by Elena Casagrande

Delirium of the Endless by Dustin Nguyen

She-Hulk by Kevin Wada
She-Hulk by Kevin Wada

Art by Matt Rockefeller
Matt Rockefeller

Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart
Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart

Doctor Strange by Michael Golden
Doctor Strange by Michael Golden

Art by Pascal Blanche
Art by Pascal Blanche

Art by Emi Lenox
Emi Lenox

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Hazel by Gabrielle aka Mizmind
Bryan Lee O'Malley's Hazel by Gabrielle aka Mizmind

Art by Maki Miyako
Maki Miyako

Betty and Veronica by Ian Jones-Quarte
Betty and Veronica by Ian Jones-Quarte

Madman art by Brian Bolland
Madman art by Brian Bolland

Black Widow by Stephanie Hans
Black Widow by Stephanie Hans

Possibly some Archie related thing by Ben Caldwell
Possibly some Archie related thing by Ben Caldwell

Batman #416 cover by Jim Aparo and Bill Sienkiewicz
Batman #416 cover by Jim Aparo and Bill Sienkiewicz

Archie Andrews by Evan Shaner
Archie Andrews by Evan Shaner

Art by Nicolas Dehghani
Art by Nicolas Dehghani

Batman Rio by Eduardo Risso from the collection of Nicolaj Borch
Batman Rio by Eduardo Risso from the collection of Nicolaj Borch

Batman by Alex Toth
Batman by Alex Toth

Marvin the Martian by Ricardo Chucky
Marvin the Martian by Ricardo Chucky

Superman by Steve Rude
Superman by Steve Rude

Rocket Raccoon by Michael Avon Oeming
Rocket Raccoon by Michael Avon Oeming

Red Sonja by Jesse Hamm
Red Sonja by Jesse Hamm

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Joe Quinones
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Sin City by Frank Miller
Sin City by Frank Miller

Cheetara by Ryan Kelly

Indiana Jones by Jordi Bernet
Indiana Jones by Jordi Bernet

The Authority by Art Adams and Tim Townsend

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Captain Haddock by Matias Bergara
Captain Haddock by Matias Bergara

Batman Beyond by Hal Laren
Batman Beyond by Hal Laren

“Storms at Sea” by Mark Schultz
"Storms at Sea" by Mark Schultz

Ra’s al Ghul by Couple of Kooks
Ra's al Ghul by Couple of Kooks

Art by André Juillard
Art by André Juillard

Catwoman and Black Canary by Darwyn Cooke
Catwoman and Black Canary by Darwyn Cooke

Robin by Lee Bermejo
Lee Bermejo

Art from an unreleased graphic novel by Joëlle Jones
Art from an unreleased graphic novel by Joëlle Jones

Phonogram’s Penny B by Jamie McKelvie
Phonogram's Penny B by Jamie McKelvie

Avengers by Kevin Nowlan
Avengers by Kevin Nowlan

Vintage Collier’s cover by….?

Read More: Best Art Ever (This Week) – 01.09.15 | http://comicsalliance.com/best-art-ever-this-week-01-09-2015/?trackback=tsmclip

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Hawkgirl, Maleficent, Deathstroke, The Amazing Bag-Man And More

Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

Bombshell Batwoman

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Cosplayed by GillyKins, photographed by Eleventh Photograph

The Amazing Bag-Man

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Photographed by Pat Loika

Rule 63 Deathstroke

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Cosplayed by VAMPY BIT ME, photographed by Cozpho Photography

Kei (Dirty Pair)

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Cosplayed by God Save the Queen Fashions, photographed by LJinto

Hawkgirl

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Photographed by Pat Loika

Anthy & Utena

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Photographed by LJinto

Maleficent

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Photographed by Mirage Images NC

Sailor V

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Cosplayed by Yashafluff, photographed by GQBravo Photography

Wonder Woman

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Photographed by LJinto

Apocalypse

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Photographed by Pat Loika

Read More: Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) – 01.05.15 | http://comicsalliance.com/best-cosplay-ever-this-week-hawkgirl-maleficent-deathstroke-the-amazing-bag-man-and-more/?trackback=tsmclip

Best Art Ever (This Week): Holiday Edition 2014

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

We’re very much interested to see what you’ve dug up and think should be featured here in Best Art Ever (This Week). Please submit any great art links to andy-at-comicsalliance.com. Artists, feel free to send in your own work or to request that your work be removed.

Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.

Marvel Holiday card by Chris Giarrusso for The Marvel Project
Marvel Holiday card by Chris Giarrusso for The Marvel Project

Mary Marvel by Evan Doc Shaner 
Mary Marvel by Evan Doc Shaner

Frozen by Adam Hughes
Frozen by Adam Hughes

The Grinch by Skottie Young
The Grinch by Skottie Young

Tintin by Hergé 

Tintin by Hergé

Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan by Ron Chan
Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan by Ron Chan

Ice King by Michael O’Hare
Ice King by Michael O'Hare

Frozen by Dan Hipp
Frozen by Dan Hipp
Usagi Yojimbo by Mike Mignola for the Stan Sakai Benefit Auction
Usagi Yojimbo by Mike Mignola for the Stan Sakai Benefit Auction

Winter Soldier/Game of Thrones by Dan Hipp
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Art by Tomer Hanuka
Art by Tomer Hanuka

Batman and Mr. Freeze by Mike Mignola and Rick Taylor
Batman and Mr. Freeze by Mike Mignola and Rick Taylor

Frozen by Anna Dittmann
Frozen by Anna Dittmann

Vintage fashion/pinup by Andres Garcia
Vintage fashion/pinup by Andres Garcia

Dark Knight Returns by Marco d’Alfonso
Dark Knight Returns by Marco d'Alfonso

Scott Pilgrim holiday card by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim holiday card by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Lobo vs. Santa Claus by Simon Bisley from the collection of Simon Reed
Lobo vs. Santa Claus by Simon Bisley from the collection of Simon Reed

Santa Claus by Bill Sienkiewicz
Santa Claus by Bill Sienkiewicz

MODOK Santa Claus by Mitch Breitweiser from the collection of Kasra Ghanbari
MODOK Santa Claus by Mitch Breitweiser from the collection of Kasra Ghanbari

Hellboy vs. The Krampus by Jeremy Bastian from the collection of Nick Warmack
Hellboy vs. The Krampus by Jeremy Bastian from the collection of Nick Warmack

Captain Marvel Xmas by C.C. Beck
Captain Marvel Xmas by C.C. Beck

“The Penny Walk” by Lowell Hess
“The Penny Walk” by Lowell Hess

Liberty Meadows by Frank Cho
Liberty Meadows by Frank Cho

The Joker by Dave Bullock
The Joker by Dave Bullock

Harley Quinn by kit-kit-kit
Harley Quinn by kit-kit-kit

Home Alone 2 by Amancay Nahuelpan for Ashcan Allstars
Home Alone 2 by Amancay Nahuelpan for Ashcan Allstars

Xmas card by J. Bone
Xmas card by J. Bone

The (Christmas) Spirit by Will Eisner
The (Christmas) Spirit by Will Eisner

Bill Pressing’s Christmas card for his girlfriend
Bill Pressing’s Christmas card for his girlfriend

Papá Noel by Fábio Moon
Papá Noel by Fábio Moon

Batman and Hawkman Christmas by Andrew Robinson
Batman and Hawkman Christmas by Andrew Robinson

Santa Claus and Lara Croft by Adam Hughes and Jason Martin
Santa Claus and Lara Croft by Adam Hughes and Jason Martin

Holiday card by Terry and Rachel Dodson
Holiday card by Terry and Rachel Dodson

Santa Claus from Jingle Belle by Mike Wieringo
Santa Claus from Jingle Belle by Mike Wieringo

Holiday art by Jeffrey “CHAMBA” Cruz
Holiday art by Jeffrey “CHAMBA” Cruz

“White Christmas” by Genevieve-FT
“White Christmas” by Genevieve-FT

Li’l Gotham Christmas by Dustin Nguyen
Li’l Gotham Christmas by Dustin Nguyen

Island of Misfit DC Comics Characters by Philip Bond
Island of Misfit DC Comics Characters by Philip Bond

Tintin Nightmare Before Christmas mashup by Dan Hipp
Tintin Nightmare Before Christmas mashup by Dan Hipp

Spider-Man vs. the Grinch who Stole Christmas by Michael Delmundo
Spider-Man vs. the Grinch who Stole Christmas by Michael Delmundo

The Bumble by Christine Larsen for Planet Pulp
The Bumble by Christine Larsen for Planet Pulp

Galactus Santa by Steve Bowman
Galactus Santa by Steve Bowman

Tony Stark’s Holiday Party by Phil Noto
Tony Stark’s Holiday Party by Phil Noto

Wonder Woman Holiday by Nigel Halsey

DC Comics Holiday Card by Sean Galloway
DC Comics Holiday Card by Sean Galloway

The Punisher by C.P. Smith
The Punisher by C.P. Smith

Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso
Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso

A Christmas Story by Joshua Budich
A Christmas Story by Joshua Budich

Santa and Mrs. Claus by Ilias Kyriazis
Santa and Mrs. Claus by Ilias Kyriazis

Hellboy Xmas by Mike Mignola
Hellboy Xmas by Mike Mignola

Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah or Anti-Life by Michael Cho
Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah or Anti-Life by Michael Cho

Batman Adventures Holiday Special by Bruce Timm
Batman Adventures Holiday Special by Bruce Timm

Marvel Holiday Special by Arthur Adams
Marvel Holiday Special by Arthur Adams

Art by Alex Ross

Charlie Brown Xmas by Francesco Francavilla
Charlie Brown Xmas by Francesco Francavilla

Jingle Belle by Stephanie Buscema
Jingle Belle by Stephanie Buscema

Bettie Page Xmas by Olivia De Berardinis
Bettie Page Xmas by Olivia De Berardinis

Harley Quinn Xmas by Alex Ross
Harley Quinn Xmas by Alex Ross

Vintage Walt Disney Studios Xmas card
Walt Disney Studios Xmas card, 1936

Superman Xmas by Alex Ross
Superman Xmas by Alex Ross

Marvel and Image holiday cards by Chris Giarrusso

The Thing by Jack Kirby
The Thing holiday Jack Kirby

Art by Francesco Francavilla
Art by Francesco Francavilla

Captain Marvel by Kate Leth
Captain Marvel by Kate Leth

Mongrol and Lara Christmas card by Simon Parr
Mongrol and Lara Christmas card by Simon Parr.

Holiday card by Robt Seda-Schreiber
Holiday card by Robt Seda-Schreiber

Zombie Santa Claus or Papanoel by Kike Riesco
zombie Santa Claus or Papanoel by Kike Riesco

Hawkeye’s snowman Avengers by Luco
Hawkeye’s snowman Avengers by Luco

He-Man by Mike Henry
He-Man by Mike Henry

Edward Scissorhands by Shane Glines
Edward Scissorhands by Shane Glines

Robin/Damian Wayne beating up Santa Claus by Earl Yi
Robin/Damian Wayne beating up Santa Claus by Earl Yi

“Bath Time” by Darren Ward
“Bath Time” by Darren Ward

“Miss Santa Claus” by Alberto Vargas

Superman and Lois Lane by Alex Ross
Superman and Lois Lane by Alex Ross

Heavy Metal art by Joe Jusko
Heavy Metal art by Joe Jusko

Silver Sable by Francesco Francavilla
Silver Sable by Francesco Francavilla

Art by Matthieu Forichon
Art by Matthieu Forichon

Wizard of Oz by Dan Burgess
Wizard of Oz by Dan Burgess

The Prestige by Alice X. Zhang 
The Prestige by Alice X. Zhang

Catwoman and Batman by Adam Hughes
Catwoman and Batman by Adam Hughes

Legends of the Dark Knight #196 cover art by Seth Fisher
Legends of the Dark Knight #196 cover art by Seth Fisher

Home Alone by Adam Simpson for Mondo
Home Alone by Adam Simpson for Mondo

Mr. Freeze by Sean Murphy
Mr. Freeze by Sean Murphy

“Back Alley” #18 by Michael Cho
“Back Alley” #18 by Michael Cho

Jon Snow by Matt Ferguson
Jon Snow by Matt Ferguson

Jon Snow by Douglas Holgate
Jon Snow by Douglas Holgate

Wolverine by Belhoula Amir
Wolverine by Belhoula Amir

Sleepy Holly Xmas by Francesco Francavilla
Sleepy Holly Xmas by Francesco Francavilla

Batman by Dustin Nguyen
Batman by Dustin Nguyen

Superman by Pete Woods
Superman by Pete Woods

Vintage Wonder Woman holiday card
Vintage Wonder Woman holiday card

“White Christmas” by Paul Dini and Glen Murakami from “Batman Adventures Holiday Special”
“White Christmas” by Paul Dini and Glen Murakami From Batman Adventures Holiday Special
“White Christmas” by Paul Dini and Glen Murakami From Batman Adventures Holiday Special
“White Christmas” by Paul Dini and Glen Murakami From Batman Adventures Holiday Special

Read More: Best Art Ever (This Week) – 12.26.14 | http://comicsalliance.com/best-art-ever-this-week-holiday-edition-2014/?trackback=tsmclip

 

The Fantastic Four Nativity Scene (and other Nerd Nativities)

 

The Thanksgiving holiday is now behind us, and you know what that means: the stoplight for Christmas insanity has officially turned green, and now every department store, television ad, and song you hear at Starbucks will be unrelentingly focused on our favorite annual holiday of economic consumption and good cheer.

We’d like to start out the new season with our tongues firmly in cheek, thanks to these Not-Right Nativity scenes for sale on Etsy. Our personal favorite, below, features Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman as Mary and Joseph, the Thing as a shepherd doing one-handed curls with a sheep, the Human Torch and Silver Surfer as Wise Men, and presumably Franklin Richards as everyone’s personal savior.

 

 

Pokemon Nativity


The idea of Jesus as represented by a Pokemon suicide bomber with a sinister grin on his face is not something I’m prepared to fully analyze at this moment. This is a pseudo-provocative art school project just waiting to be turned in.

Final Fantasy 7 Nativity


So few creches remember to include the lowly Chocobo.

 

 

T-Rex Nativity


The ending to Jurassic Park, as seen in the alternate reality where Jesus is a velociraptor.

 

Star Wars Nativity


The three wise men as… Sand People? Is — is that racist? I can’t even tell.

Indiana Jones Nativity


Careful, little baby Jesus. That Indiana Jones guy has been known to punch small children in the face.

 

Mermaid Nativity


Why is Ariel watching ominously from a distance? Is she supposed to be Herod? Also, I guess Sebastian is a donkey, or something.

Dinosaur Nativity


One of the less-known miracles of the birth of Jesus is how the infant actually joined the conga line to celebrate his own birth. With dinosaurs.

Read More: The Fantastic Four Nativity Scene (and other Nerd Nativities) | http://comicsalliance.com/the-fantastic-four-nativity-scene-and-other-nerd-nativities/?trackback=tsmclip

Blast From Holidays Past: The 12 Comic Book Days of Christmas [Original Art]

Christmas is finally here, and while the CA staff, we’d like to take a look back at one of our favorite original art series every, the 12 Days of Christmas by the comics artists of Periscope Studio that reimagine the 12 days of the classic Christmas carol with a nerdy twist. Join us now as we count down through all twelve wonderfully nerdy images like 10 Lord Vaders a Leaping, 7 Bella Swans a Swimming, and 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtledoves, from comics creators like Steve Lieber, Jeff Parker and Colleen Coover. Click through to embiggen the images, and have a very Merry Christmas!

 

 

On the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

 


 

12 Drummers Drumming… (by Jonathan Case)

 

11 Pipers Piping… (by Rich Ellis)

 

10 Lord Vaders a Leaping… (by Benjamin Dewey)

 

9 Ladies Dancing… (by Colleen Coover)

 

8 Super-Maids a Milking… (by Jesse Hamm)

 

7 Bella Swans a Swimming… (by Steve Lieber)

 

6 Geese A Laying… (by Erika Moen)

 

5 Golden Rings… (by Jeff Parker)

 

4 Calling Birds… (by Karl Kesel)

 

3 French Hens… (by Dylan Meconis)

 

2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtledoves… (by Andreas Shuster)

 

And a “partridge” in a pear tree… (by Ben Bates)

Merry Christmas!

Read More: Blast From Holidays Past: The 12 Comic Book Days of Christmas [Original Art] | http://comicsalliance.com/12-days-comics-christmas/?trackback=tsmclip

Best Art Ever (This Week): Brooklyn 99, Alien, The Crow, Tina Turner, Constantine And More

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

We’re very much interested to see what you’ve dug up and think should be featured here in Best Art Ever (This Week). Please submit any great art links to andy-at-comicsalliance.com. Artists, feel free to send in your own work or to request that your work be removed.

Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.

 

 

Brooklyn 99′s Holt by Nargyle
Brooklyn 99's Holt by Nargyle

Star Wars by John Berkey
Star Wars by John Berkey

Batman Beyond by Dustin Nguyen
Batman Beyond by Dustin Nguyen

Art by Tentacle Eye
Art by Tentacle Eye

Art by Dana Terrace
Art by Dana Terrace

Fred Flintstone by Dave Bardin
Fred Flintstone by Dave Bardin

Gamora by Felipe Smith
Gamora by Felipe Smith

Wonder Woman by Paolo Rivera
Wonder Woman by Paolo Rivera

Weapon X by Barry Windsor-Smith
Weapon X by Barry Windsor-Smith

Art by Guillaume Ospital
Art by Guillaume Ospital

Batman by Jordi Bernet
Batman by Jordi Bernet

Art by Ryan Heshka
Art by Ryan Heshka

Art by Guillaume Singelin
Art by Guillaume Singelin

Harley Queen by Steve Rude
Harley Queen by Steve Rude

Red Mage by Jovo Ve
Red Mage by Jovo Ve

King Kong by Thomas Blackshear
Thomas Blackshear

Art by Natasha Allegri
Art by Natasha Allegri

Thanos by Ron LimJohn Beatty and Tom Vincent
Thanos by Ron Lim, John Beatty and Tom Vincent

Art by Virgil Finlay
Art by Virgil Finlay

Madman and It Girl by Emma Rios
Madman and It Girl by Emma Rios

The Crow by James O’Barr
James O’Barr

Alien by Armand Dimitri
Alien by Armand Dimitri

Captain America and Bucky by Darwyn Cooke
Captain America and Bucky by Darwyn Cooke

Mister Miracle and Big Barda by Ramon Villalobos
Mister Miracle and Big Barda by Ramon Villalobos

Silver Surfer and Galactus by Andrew Maclean
Silver Surfer and Galactus by Andrew Maclean

Rocket Raccoon by Joe Quesada and Danny Miki
Rocket Raccoon by Joe Quesada

Grendel by Paul Pope
Grendel by Paul Pope

Robert Redford by Morgan Jeske
Robert Redford by Morgan Jeske

Art by Wally Wood
Art by Wally Wood

Blade Runner by Toby Cypress
Blade Runner by Toby Cypress

Rocketeer by Doug Wheatley
Rocketeer by Doug Wheatley

Batgirl by Sara Richard
Batgirl by Sara Richard

Mick Jagger and Tina Turner by Ryan Kelly
Mick Jagger and Tina Turner by Ryan Kelly
Mick Jagger and Tina Turner by Ryan Kelly

Constantine by Francesco Francavilla
Constantine by Francesco Francavilla

Usagi Yojimbo by Dzulfeqar Nasir
Usagi Yojimbo by Dzulfeqar Nasir

Detective Comics #628 by Michael Golden
Detective Comics #628 by Michael Golden

Buckaroo Banzai by Robert Sammelin
Buckaroo Banzai by Robert Sammelin

Wonder Woman by Adam Warren
Wonder Woman by Adam Warren

Red Tornado and Forbush Man by Erica Henderson
Red Tornado and Forbush Man by Erica Henderson

 

 

 

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Best Art Ever (This Week): Scott Pilgrim, Wu-Tang, Gigantor, Birdman, Ghost In The Shell And More

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?

We’re very much interested to see what you’ve dug up and think should be featured here in Best Art Ever (This Week). Please submit any great art links to andy-at-comicsalliance.com. Artists, feel free to send in your own work or to request that your work be removed.

Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.

 

 

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Nathan Fairbairn
Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers by Bryan Lee O'Malley and Nathan Fairbairn

Mister Freeze by Marko Manev for Bottleneck Gallery
Mister Freeze by Marko Manev for Bottleneck Gallery

Art by Oh
Art by Oh

Black Queen by Mike Mckone
Black Queen by Mike Mckone

Warlock by Bill Sienkiewicz
Warlock by Bill Sienkiewicz

Batwoman by Mike Maihack
Batwoman by Mike Maihack

Wonder Woman by Darwyn Cooke
Wonder Woman by Darwyn Cooke

Inhumans by José Ladrönn
Inhumans by José Ladrönn

Punisher by Felipe Smith
Punisher by Felipe Smith

Art by Edward Moritz
Art by Edward Moritz

Gigantor by Dylan Rose for Hero Complex
Gigantor by Dylan Rose for Hero Complex

Art by Guillaume Singelin
Art by Guillaume Singelin

Art by Guillaume Ospital
Art by Guillaume Ospital

Sailor Moon by Tomi
Sailor Moon by Tomi

Art by Babs Tarr
Babs Tarr

Batman ’89 by Francesco Francavilla
Batman '89 by Francesco Francavilla

Alan Moore by Sergio Toppi
Alan Moore by Sergio Toppi

Superman by Joe Quinones
Superman by Joe Quinones

Mary Marvel by Steve Rude
Mary Marvel by Steve Rude

The Man With No Name by Jordi Bernet
The Man With No Name by Jordi Bernet

The Flash and Rogues by Mike Parobeck and Rick Burchett
Mike Parobeck and inker Rick Burchett
Mike Parobeck and inker Rick Burchett

Birdman by Glen Brogan
Birdman by Glen Brogan

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Nick Swift
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Nick Swift

Black Canary and Oracle by Terry Moore
Black Canary and Oracle by Terry Moore

Spider-Man by Gilles Vranckx
Spider-Man by Gilles Vranckx

Wu-Tang Clan by Benjamin Marra
Wu-Tang Clan by Benjamin Marra

Art by Ryan Heshka
Art by Ryan Heshka

Indiana Jones by Dan Hipp
Indiana Jones by Dan Hipp

Archie #665 cover by Sanford Greene
Archie #665 cover by Sanford Greene

Art by Tim Hildebrandt and Greg Hildebrandt
Art by Tim Hildebrandt and Greg Hildebrandt

Howard the Duck by Brian Bolland
Howard the Duck by Brian Bolland

Epic Illustrated #8 cover by Howard Chaykin
Epic Illustrated #8 cover by Howard Chaykin

The Shadow by Sean Murphy
The Shadow by Sean Murphy

Background from Ghost in the Shell
Background from Ghost in the Shell

Spider-Man by Pascal Campion
Spider-Man by Pascal Campion

Princess Leia by Mindy Lee
Princess Leia by Mindy Lee

Art by Moebius
Art by Moebius

Poison Ivy by Nolen Lee
Poison Ivy by Nolen Lee 

 

 

 

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Lego Batman, Starfire, Infinite Crisis, Rule 63 Green Arrow, Iron Fist And More

Lego Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Catwoman

Cosplayed by Black Sheep Comics, photographed by Fred Zavala

Cosplayed by Black Sheep Comics, photographed by Fred Zavala

Spider-Man

Cosplayed by Dynamite Webber Cosplay, photographed by Edward Liu

Cosplayed by Dynamite Webber Cosplay, photographed by Edward Liu

Princess Jasmine

Cosplayed by Jessica Shanholtz

Cosplayed by Jessica Shanholtz

Starfire

Photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

Photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

Beast (Hank McCoy)

Cosplayed by David Robbins, photographed by Erica Henderson

Cosplayed by David Robbins, photographed by Erica Henderson

Rule 63 Green Arrow

Photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

Photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

Gaslight Catwoman (Infinite Crisis)

Cosplayed by Dex Morgan, photographed by Paul Hillier

Cosplayed by Dex Morgan, photographed by Paul Hillier

Scream (Marvel)

Cosplayed by Ms Luna, photographed by Pouncy

Cosplayed by Ms Luna, photographed by Pouncy

Iron Fist

Cosplayed by Cap Santiago, photographed by Edward Liu

Cosplayed by Cap Santiago, photographed by Edward Liu

Wonder Woman

Cosplayed by Joanna Miranda, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

Cosplayed by Joanna Miranda, photographed by Ron Gejon Photography

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Best Art Ever (This Week): Halloween 2014 Edition

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.

In honor of Halloween, we’ve compiled the darkest and spookiest selections from Best Art Evers past.

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Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.

Frankenstein’s Bride by Genevieve FT

Death by Marc Hempel

Slimer vs. Doop by Michael Lloyd

Frankenstein’s Bride by Bruce Timm

Bride of Frankenstein by Alex Smith

Deadman vs. the Exorcist by Steven Howard for The Line It Is Drawn

“The Picnic” by Scott C.

Mater Morbi and Dylan Dog by Massimo Carnevale

Frankenstein and Vampirella by Kevin Nowlan

Death by Marc Hempel

From Dusk Till Dawn by Mike Hawthorne

“Encounter on an Eerie Evening” by Richard Sala

Adventure Time’s Lich King by Duncan Fegredo from the collection of Zack Smith

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death by Greg Staples

“Untitled” by Sara Pichelli

Alien by Tristan Jones and Luis Antonio Delgado

Leave it to Chance by Mike Wieringo

Art by Moritat

Skeletor by David Rapoza

Hellboy/Peanuts mashup by Raid71 aka Chris Thornley for Art V. Cancer

Morbius by Tom Fowler

RGB/Blood by Luca Claretti

Marceline, the Vampire Queen by Jenyffer Maria

Swamp Thing by John Totleben

Lobster Johnson by James Harren

Hellboy by Mike Mignola

Eyes of the Cat by Moebius

Zombie Santa Claus or Papanoel by Kike Riesco

Ghost Rider by Mike Bear

Art by Nadeshico Rin

Vampirella by Shane Glines

Boatman of R’lyeh by Teemu Matinlauri

Hellboy by Romik Safarian

Black Swan by Kim Herbst

Judge Death by Garry Leach

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Mike Mignola

Vampirella by Brian Stelfreeze

Death by Alex Maleev

Doctor Strange by Kevin Nowlan

Hello Kitty Zombie by John Cebollero

Art by Bruce Timm

Creature from the Black Lagoon by Arthur Adams

Vertigo pantheon by Brian Bolland

Young Justice Halloween designs by Jerome K. Moore

Dr. Frank-N-Furter by doubleleaf

Frankenstein by Bernie Wrightson

Vampyres by Bill Sienkiewicz

Aliens by Eduardo Risso

Death by Brian Stelfreeze

Blade by Humberto Ramos

Halloween Eve by Amy Reeder

Attack the Block by Alex Pardee

The Walking Dead’s Michonne by Chris Stevens

Christopher Walken from The Prophecy by Romik Safarian

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child by Rafael Grampá

Jareth the Goblin King by Amancay Nahuelpan-Bustamante for Ashcan Allstars

Vampirella by Arthur Suydam

Dracula by Mike Mignola

Vampirella by Joshua Middleton

Batman by Mike Mignola

Death by David Mack from the collection of Celeste Torres

Dark City by Romik Safarian

The Manhattan Projects by Tradd Moore

The Spectre by Charles Vess

Vampirella by Frank Frazetta

Art by Alphonse Inoue

Abe Sapien by Fellipe Martins

Art by Kalen Knowles for The Reward

Etrigan the Demon by Tyler Parker

Art by Javier Gonzalez Pacheco

Animaniacs horror film mashup by RIPT Apparel

Abe Sapien by Dylan Rose

The Crow by Admira Wijaya

John Constantine by Skottie Young from the collection of Chris Hargett

Werewolf by Bernie Wrightson

Death by Sebastian von Buchwald

Weird War Tales by Darwyn Cooke

Nosferatu by Chris Weston

Vampirella by JH Williams III

Mina Harker and Mr. Hyde by Adam Hughes

The Endless by Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend

Man-Bat by David Hitchcock

Frankenstein’s monster by Bernie Wrightson

From Osteographia by William Cheselden

Vampirella by Bruce Timm

Art by Chiara Bautista

ampirella and Dracula by Dracula and Vampirella by Ray Lago

Hellboy by Francesco Francavilla

House of Secrets by Teddy Kristiansen from the collection of Michael Schmidt

Death by Chris Bachalo

Marceline and the Scream Queens by Arielle Jovellanos

Elvis vs. mummies from “King of the Unknown” by Marcus Muller

Vertigo promo by Sean Phillips

Death by Ryan Kelly

Death by Marc Hempel

The Shadow by Dustin Harbin

Jake Parker’s Spaceskull homage by Rudy Slama

Art by Cameron Stewart

Vampirella by Steve Rude

Vampirella by Steve Rude

Morrigan by Mindy Lee

Morrigan by Mindy Lee

“Plague of Crows” by Robert Wilson IV

"Plague of Crows" by Robert Wilson IV

Deadman by Francesco Biagini

Deadman by Francesco Biagini

Let The Right One In by Boris Maita

Let The Right One In by Boris Maita

General Mills Monsters by Thomas Boatwright

General Mills Monsters by Thomas Boatwright

Magik & S’ym by Arthur Adams

Magik & S’ym by Art Adams

Amethyst and John Constantine by Brianne Drouhard

Amethyst and John Constantine by Brianne Drouhard

the Spectre by Mike Mignola

the Spectre by Mike Mignola

Teen Titans’ Raven by Mike Maihack

Teen Titans' Raven by Mike Maihack

Deadman by John Gallagher

Deadman by John Gallagher

Death by Oliver Nome

Death by Oliver Nome

Frankenstein by Barry Moser

Frankenstein by Barry Moser

Usagi Yojimbo by Francesco Francavilla for the Stan Sakai Benefit

Usagi Yojimbo by Francesco Francavilla for the <a href="http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1581/dark-horse-announces-sakai-project" target="_blank">Stan Sakai Benefit</a>

Art by Felipe Cunha for IDW’s In The Dark anthology

Art by Felipe Cunha for IDW's In The Dark anthology

Mephisto by John Buscema

Mephisto by John Buscema

Vampirella and the Witch Queen by Manuel Sanjulian from the collection of Joe Jusko

Vampirella and the Witch Queen by Manuel Sanjulian from the collection of Joe Jusko

Scarecrow by Chris Weston

Scarecrow by Chris Weston

Death by Shane Glines

Death by Shane Glines

Spectre by Bill Sienkiewicz

Spectre by Bill Sienkiewicz

John Constantine by Dave McKean

John Constantine by Dave McKean

Aliens by Mike Mignola

Aliens by Mike Mignola

Batman vs. Spawn by Todd McFarlane and Steve Oliff

Batman vs. Spawn by Todd McFarlane and Steve Oliff

Ghost Rider as a hamster by Mike Del Mundo

Ghost Rider as a hamster by Mike Del Mundo

Doctor Strange and Clea by Michael Kaluta

Doctor Strange and Clea by Michael Kaluta

Hellboy by Kevin Nowlan

Hellboy by Kevin Nowlan

Pretty Deadly’s Ginny by Johnni Kok

Pretty Deadly's Ginny by Johnni Kok

Doctor Occult by Kent Williams

Doctor Occult by Kent Williams

Lady Death by Meghan Hetrick

Lady Death by Meghan Hetrick

“Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful” art by Fred Banbery

"Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful" art by Fred Banbery

Death by Ryan Kelly

Death by Ryan Kelly

“Lilith II” by H.R. Giger

"Lilith II" by H.R. Giger

Doctor Strange by Gabriel Hardman

Doctor Strange by Gabriel Hardman

Dr. Jekyll by John K. Snyder III

Dr. Jekyll by John K. Snyder III

The Spectre by Charles Vess

The Spectre by Charles Vess

Amanda Waller by Kevin Maguire

Amanda Waller by Kevin Maguire

Vampirella by Fiona Staples

Vampirella by Fiona Staples

The Wicked Witch by Adam Hughes for Emerald City Comicon

The Wicked Witch by Adam Hughes for Emerald City Comicon

Ghost Rider by Romik Safarian

Ghost Rider by Romik Safarian

Fatale by Sean Phillips for TCAF

Fatale by Sean Phillips

The Goonies by Logan Ganshirt

The Goonies by Logan Ganshirt

Zombie Donatello by Francesco Francavilla

Zombie Donatello by Francesco Francavilla

Norgil the Magician by Jim Steranko

Norgil the Magician by Jim Steranko

Art by Bruce Timm

Art by Bruce Timm

Ghostbusters’ Dana Barrett by Erica Henderson

Ghostbusters' Dana Barrett by Erica Henderson

Art by Luis Royo

Art by Luis Royo

Doctor Strange by Frank Brunner

Doctor Strange by Frank Brunner

Magik by Michael Lee Lunsford

Magik by Michael Lee Lunsford

Scary Godmother by Mike Mignola from the collection of Jill Thompson

Scary Godmother by Mike Mignola from the collection of Jill Thompson

Spawn by Frank Miller

Spawn by Frank Miller

Nightcrawler by Craig Hamilton

Nightcrawler by Craig Hamilton

The Sandman and Death by Jae Lee from the collection of Michael Diaz

The Sandman and Death by Jae Lee from the collection of Michael Diaz

House of Mystery page by Bernie Wrightson

House of Mystery page by Bernie Wrightson

 

Legion of Monsters #1 by Juan Doe

Vampirella versus Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Bruce Timm

 

Hellboy and Liz Sherman by Dan Brereton

Spawn and Clown by Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane

Daphne and Velma by Kris Anka

H.P. Lovecraft by Bruce Timm

Etrigan the Demon by Bruce Timm

B.P.R.D. by Kevin Nowlan

Swamp Thing by Bruce Timm

John Constantine by Uwe De Witt

“Hot Zombie Chick” by Colin Fix

Vampirella by Dave Bullock

Deadman and The Spectre by Kevin Nowlan

Vampirella by Olivier Coipel

Deadman by Yildiray Cinar

Bride of Frankenstein by Ming Doyle

Hammer Horror by Bruce Timm

Batman, Swamp Thing and John Constantine by J.G. Jones

Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin by Charles Vess

Zombie Easter Bunny by Vince Chui

The Sandman and Death by Sara Richard

Jam piece by Jamie McKelvie and Becky Cloonan

Etrigan by Steve Rude

Hellboy vs. Rasputin by Scott Morse

Zombie Pikachu by Berk Öztürk

Demonic Totoro by Sachsen

Death by Terry Moore

Death by Ryan Kelly

The Phantom Stranger by Matt Wagner

 

 

Deadman by Mike Mignola

 

>The Darkness by Michael Ivan

>Zombie art is by Olli Hihnala

>Swamp Thing by Art Adams

>Lilith, Dracula’s daughter by Bruce Timm

>The Crow by J. O’Barr

>Zombie Transmetropolitan by Tony Moore

>Death by Charles Holbert, Jr.

>Slimer by Chris Samnee

>H.P. Lovecraft by Gary Pulin

>Cthulhu by Michael Dashow (click to enlarge)

>Solomon Grundy by Ryan Sook

>Painting 171 by Brad Wright

I, Zombie #1 cover by Darwyn Cooke

The Addams Family by Bob Lizarraga

Storia by Nardack

Hellboy by Mike Mignola

Satanna by Art Adams

Etrigan by Bruce Timm

Voldemort by Nicholas Kole

Zombie Batman by Ryan Ottley

The Sandman by Brian Bolland

Zombie Link by Josh Mirman

Young Frankenstein’s Igor by Zach Bellissimo

Read More: Best Art Ever (This Week): Halloween 2014 Edition | http://comicsalliance.com/best-art-ever-this-week-halloween-2014/?trackback=tsmclip

Photo Gallery: The Cosplay Of New York Comic Con 2014, Part 1

As readers will know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy communities have proved time and again their exceptional talents for homemade disguises and superheroic sartorial excellence, and all of their craft and skill will be on display this weekend at New York Comic-Con. Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon is on hand to document as much of it as she can. Scroll down for some of the very finest cosplay from New York.

Thor

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Batman ’66

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Gamora

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Barnacle Boy & Mermaid Man

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Doctor Strange

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Jurassic Park

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Gamora

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Garnet

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Filed Under:  Category: ConventionsCosplayCulture

Read More: Photo Gallery: The Cosplay Of New York Comic Con 2014, Part 1 | http://comicsalliance.com/photo-gallery-the-cosplay-of-new-york-comic-con-2014-part-1/?trackback=tsmclip

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