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.
Whatever the magical imagination machine is that Patricio Betteo throws his subjects into before they turn into broad-chested, taffy-pulled works of beauty, we hope that he gets many more years of mileage out of it. His mad art science has continued to produce freakish fun since we first noticed his art last year, includin
Patricio Betteo tends to stretch out his subjects with the kind of top-heavy frames that Sam Kieth loves and elongated limbs that would fit right right in in an Ashley Wood book. His takes on Batman and Robocop make them look like they belong in an old-timey cartoon working out on the Jersey Shore, but his playful use of simple shapes and color palettes just make his pictures all the more striking