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.
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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!
This year's winner of the Eisner award for Best Anthology, Dark Horse Presents has been one of ComicsAlliance's favorite titles since it was relaunched in 2011 to continue the classic and influential series' tradition of showcasing emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists mainstream and underground comics has to offer. Each issue comes with quirky, undiluted excursions into the minds of uniquely talented creators, usually with immersive new
When you think about it, we're pretty lucky that Gabriel Hardman makes comics. My fellow sequential art and illustration admirers probably know his excellent work on Marvel books like Agents of Atlas, Hulk, Secret Avengers, and Incredible Hercules (among others), but Hardman's visions reach a much bigger number of people through his work as a storyboard artist on such popular films as Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Superman Returns, Spider-Man 3, that awesome but aborted Kerry Conran pitch for John Carter of Mars... the list is impressive and very long. Film is a lucrative field, of
The latest from BOOM! Studios' well regarded Planet of the Apes comic book franchise, Cataclysm is the publisher's first ongoing series set in the world where apes rule and mankind is hunted and enslaved. Set just a few years before the events of the original 1968 film, Cataclysm is writt
Before the film that became known as Disney's John Carter ended up in the doubtlessly capable hands of WALL-E and Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton, the live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic adventure hero was to be a Paramount Pictures production called John Carter of Mars, helmed by Kerry Conran, director of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. A demo reel that includes test special effects, some human performances and loads of beautiful conceptual image
Marvel Comics began its Saturday proceedings at New York Comic Con with a packed panel discussion about its popular Avengers . Panelists included Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso with writers Christos Gage, Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction, and editors Tom Brevoort. and C.B. Cebulski. Director of Communications Arune Singh moderated the panel, which included fan questions and annou
Normally, ComicsAlliance Senior Writer Chris Sims answers comics and comics culture questions from our readers every week, but as Halloween approaches, things are about to get terrifying! This month, Chris answers your spoooooooky questions... from beyond the grave!
I've been taking a sketchbook to comic book conventions for years -- and I've gotten some truly amazing things -- but when this year's HeroesCon rolled around, I decided to start a new one with a theme. I st
Last week, I finally sat down and read through half a year's worth of Hulk, and I'll be honest: It wasn't really something I'd been looking forward to. Most of my doubts came from the fact that rather than Bruce Banner, this was a book that would be focusing on the Red Hulk, a character that I could not possibly have cared less about. That probably puts me in the minority a