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 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.


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 andykhouri-at-comicsalliance.com. Artists, feel free to send in your own work or to request that your work be removed.

Self portrait by Gene Colan from the collection of Craig Rogers

FLCL by Ulysses

Death by Julian Totino Tedesco

Black Bat by 89g

"Monster Island Rumpus" by Harrison Grey

Galactic Adventures by Francesco Francavilla

Wolverine by Moebius

Hellboy by Max Fiumara

Galactus and the Silver Surfer by Giorgio Comolo

Jersey Shore/Batman mashup by Bill Walko for The Line It Is Drawn

David Bowie by Shehzil Malik

Doctor Doom by Gabriel Hardman

Tron: Evolution by James Paick

John Constantine and Zatanna by Frank Quitely

Adventure Time's Marceline and the Scream Queens by Erica Henderson

Street Fighter by Bastien Bives

Game of Thrones/Disney Dragons mashup by Mona Calentine

Calvin and Hobbes bento box by Anna The Red (our first food art?)

"Fantastic Swords" mashup by Rocky Davies

Wolverine by Bill Sienkiewicz

The Avengers by Francesco Francavilla

Art by Daniel Irizarri Oquendo

"The Bat" sculpture by Marcus Ober

X-23 by Amilcar Pinna

Captain Marvel by Jamie McKelvie

"In A Flash" by Mike Iverson

Drive by Jim Rugg

The Avengers by Adi Granov

Batman by Mark Chiarello

Black Cat, Scarlet Witch, Enchantress and Medusa by Sara Pichelli and Christina Strain

The Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap by Arthur Suydam

Catwoman by James P. Brouwer

Death by Marc Hempel

Richochet Rita, Longshot and Quark 6 by Arthur Adams

The Rocketeer and Betty by Dave Johnson for Comic Twart

Spider-Man by karioks

Art by Jack Kirby

Spider-Man by Todd McFarlane

ABC Warriors by Simon Bisley

"Heroine" by Ming Doyle

Hawkman by Nick Choles

The image above was painted by Nick Choles for an old DC Comics trading card set from the 1990s. I saw it when I was a kid. In that unexplainable way that an illustration can stay with you, this one always stayed with me and became part of that matrix of influences and tastes that form our aesthetic values and how we appreciate art. Mine was absolutely informed by this image. Years later, Nick Choles emailed me to say he's a fan of Best Art Ever. That was awesome.

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