Artist on such comics as Criminal Macabre/The Goon: When Freaks Collide, Kane and Lynch and Wasteland, Christopher Mitten combination of slender and chunky strokes give his subjects a kind of on-page pulse. Looking through his contributions to the Ashcan All-Stars blog, the life within his figures is apparent in his depictions of Skeletor, Tintin, Wolverine, Abe Sapien and more, who all seem poised for action even when they're standing still. Take a look at some of our favorite pieces by Mitten after the cut.

[Via Christopher Mitten/Ashcan All-Stars]