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.
Some artists alley-dwelling sketch providers really go the extra mile with their services, and Thomas Boatwright appears to be that kind of man. From Ghost Rider and Scrooge McDuck to Conan doing laundry and Superman fighting giant robots, he's definitely got range; he's also drawn one of the most profound Popeye story pitches you've never read in his illustration of the spinach-loving sailor saving Olive Oyl from a vampire