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Best Art Ever (This Week): Star-Lord, Cornetto Trilogy, Robin Williams, Lupin III And More

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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.

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The Tokusatsu Sketchbook: Spring 2014

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If you've been reading ComicsAlliance for a while, you may already know that for the past few years, I've been working on filling up a sketchbook themed around Jack Kirby, but after three years and over fifty sketches, I thought it was finally time to retire it and move on to something else. That's why this year, I started up a new sketchbook themed around another influential comics creator: Shotaro Ishinomori, the original creator of Kamen Rider and the Super Sentai series that have spun off to 40 years of tokusatsu shows by other creators.

With Emerald City behind us, there are a dozen sketches in the book, which means it's time to start sharing. Check below for Power Rangers and Kamen Riders from artists like Chuck BB, Erica Henderson, Derek Charm and more!

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The Complete Jack Kirby Character Sketchbook (Summer 2013)

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For the past few years, I've been taking a sketchbook to conventions across the country and getting pieces of art with a single theme: Characters created or co-created by the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. After 52 sketches, you'd think I'd be running out of characters, but with only a couple repeats, it's still going strong. Today, in honor of Kirby's 96th birthday, I'm putting all the sketches in one place to show some of the best artists working in comics celebrating Kirby's lasting legacy as a creator!

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Rad Hats Ride Again In Chris Schweizer’s ‘Adventure Time’ #14 Backup [Preview]

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If you dug the first installment of Chris Schweizer's "Princess of Rad Hats" backup in last month's Adventure Time, you'll be pleased to know that it'll be back for part two in Wednesday's Adventure Time #14. Schweizer's second installme

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Chris Schweizer Draws His Favorite Cartoonists And Puts His Own Spin On Harry Potter [Art]

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While other artists find themselves drawing reinterpretations of their favorite comic book characters, Chris Schweizer draws caricatures of his favorite cartoonists, including ones that you could cut out as paper figurines. He also applies his character design skills to a number of pop culture pheno

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Chris Schweizer Draws Rad Hats In His ‘Adventure Time’ #13 Backup [Preview]

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Adventure Time fans have watched Finn and Jake try their respective human/dog hands at kingship before and it wasn't exactly their thing. In this week's Adventure Time #13 backup, "Princess of Rad Hats," by Chris Schweizer the pair of heroes ar

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The Con Haul: What I Picked Up At HeroesCon 2012

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There are a lot of reasons why comic book conventions are great. Boxes of cheap back issues and the chance to chat with your favorite creators (or, if your standards are a bit lower, your third-favorite comic book critic) are great, but some of the real highlights come from the stuff. And on that front, la

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The Jack Kirby Convention Sketchbook: 2012 Update

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Last year, I posted about a convention sketchbook I'd started themed around characters created or co-created by the legendary Jack Kirby, with ten great sketches from the artists I'd met at Heroes

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War Rocket Ajax #116: Chris Schweizer Talks ‘The Crogan Adventures’ [Podcast]

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, Chris Schweizer joins us to talk about his incredible Oni Press graphic novel series, The Crogan Adventures! He talks to us about what inspired his ongoing tale of family history and historical adventure, as well as what it's like to have a comic scrutinized by students when you're a professor of sequential art. Plus: Babies vs. Alligators, and you can listen ot the show righ

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Hey Kids, Learning! ‘The Graphic Textbook’ Brings Comics to the Classroom [Kickstarter]

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The phrase "Hey kids, comics!" is a bit of a defunct rallying cry these days. While most comic book fans would wildly roll their eyes and shove their Mature-rated favorites at the very mention of it, The Graphic Textbook is embracing the notion and the potential that exists between developing minds and comics pages. The project, lead by writer Josh Elder (Mail Or

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