The proliferation of social media is an incredible boon for lovers of comic book art, design and illustration. Sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and other countless blogs and feeds bombard us with a ceaseless supply of artwork by professionals and fans that is variously excellent, clever, funny, innovative, and numerous degrees of awesome.

We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists and/or specific bodies of work, but there's just so much great work to see that we've initiated Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the virtually countless pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the digital media landscape. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working professionals, some of it's created by talented fans, and some of it's endearingly stupid. All of it's awesome.

If you like Best Art Ever (This Week), then you should also check out Best Movie Art Ever (This Week), a new feature at our sister site Moviefone, featuring illustrations based on the worlds of film and television. This week the site celebrates the work of Periscope Studio, the Portland, Oregon artist collective that paid tribute to the works of Hayo Miyazaki in a series of beautiful pin-ups.


We're very much interested to see what you've dug up and think should be featured here in Best Art Ever (This Week). Please submit any great art links to Artists, feel free to send in your own work - we won't judge you (publicly).

Gwen Stacy by Steve Rude

Nightwing and Batgirl by Dean Trippe

Harley Quinn by Joe Quinones

Ladies of the Bat by Dustin Nguyen

Hawkman by Yildiray Cinar

Spider-Cat versus Sandkitty by Katie Cook

Godzilla and company by Kevin Gentilcore

"The Charmer" by Lucas de Alcantara

"Tell your sister..." by Dan Hipp

Animal by Jim Unwin

The Joker and Curious George by unknown

Batgirl by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez

Balancing Girl by Jamie McKelvie

Wiccan by Leinil Francis Yu

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 by Kinu Nishimura

"Perfect Storm" by Tomer Hanuka

Impulse by Dean Trippe

Nightwing Annual #2 cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

Spider-Man and Deadpool by Skottie Young

Darth Vader by unknown

Batwoman, Batgirl, and Bat-Mite by Art Adams

The Sandman by Ryan Kelly

Thor by Reilly Brown

Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman by Steffi Schütze

Steam Girl by Jeff Wall

"A Link to the Future" by unknown Caldwell Tanner and Shawn Handyside and for sale in shirt form

Arrested Development vs. Peanuts by Bill Murdon

Catwoman by Heubert Khan Michael

Orion by Tony Salmos

Orc Stain trade paperback cover by James Stokoe (click to enlarge)

God Warriors by Tobias Kwan

Odin vs. Darkseid by Chuck BB

Etrigan by Bruce Timm

Thunderbolts by Dustin Weaver

Batman by Ashley Wood

Jakeem Thunder by unknown Steve Hy

Black Canary by Paolo Rivera

Batman by Yildiray Cinar

Darkseid and Orion by Eric Canete

Deadpool vs. X-23 by Gabriele Dell'Otto

Disney Sailor Scouts by Manon Yapari

Daredevil by Jock

The Thing by Jim Cheung

Black Canary by Michael Lopez

The Sandman by Fabio Moon

Voldemort by Nicholas Kole

Cassandra Cain by 89g

Gambit by Jim Cheung