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.


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.

Special shout out this week to XombieEDIRGE, a fantastic art and pop culture illustration blog.

The Dark Knight Returns by Jim Mahfood

Sailor Moon by Brandon Graham

Doctor Strange by Arik Roper

Deadwood's Al Swearengen by Jim Rugg

Hellboy and Batman by Bill Mund

Daredevil by Thomas Perkins

Hel by Bruce Timm

Metabarons Genesis: Castaka by Das Pastoras

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Ghostbusters' Dana Barrett by Erica Henderson

Maleficent by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

He-Man by Gerald Parel

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Golden Age Wonder Woman animation models by James Tucker

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Jean Grey by Nelson Blake II

Blade Runner by Dan McPharlin

Red Sonja by Ron Salas

Rocket Raccoon by Fernando Reza

Samurai Jack #12 cover by Genndy Tartakovsky

Art by Ramón K. Pérez

Gumby and Pokey by Arthur Adams

Sin City's Miho by Simon Bisley

Superman and Krypto by Chris Purdin

Wolverine by Darick Robertson

Wolverine by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire

Lone Wolf and Cub by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz

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Nausicaä by Mike Wieringo

Scarlet Witch by Jaime Hernandez

Mister Miracle and Big Barda by Kris Anka

Art by Werther Dell’Edera

Game of Thrones' Arya and the Hound by Carlyle Wilson

Art by Sachin Teng

Thor vs. Galactus by John Romita, Jr.

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Brienne of Tarth by Patricio Oliver

BPRD's Liz Sherman by Wook Jin Clark

Breaking Bad by toniinfante

Conan: Savage Nature by Mark Schultz

Luther by Victor Santos

Art by Iasmin Omar Ata

Batgirl and Batman by Cliff Chiang

Art by Philippe Berthet

Wario by Guillaume Morellec

Gotham City by Eric Radomski

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