We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations 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.


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

Where possible, please visit these artists’ websites to see more of their work, buy their products or commission an original piece.

Scott Pilgrim holiday card by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Lobo vs. Santa Claus by Simon Bisley from the collection of Simon Reed

Santa Claus by Bill Sienkiewicz

MODOK Santa Claus by Mitch Breitweiser from the collection of Kasra Ghanbari

Hellboy vs. The Krampus by Jeremy Bastian from the collection of Nick Warmack

Captain Marvel Xmas by C.C. Beck

“The Penny Walk” by Lowell Hess

Liberty Meadows by Frank Cho

The Joker by Dave Bullock

Harley Quinn by kit-kit-kit

Home Alone 2 by Amancay Nahuelpan for Ashcan Allstars

Xmas card by J. Bone

The (Christmas) Spirit by Will Eisner

Bill Pressing’s Christmas card for his girlfriend

Papá Noel by Fábio Moon

Batman and Hawkman Christmas by Andrew Robinson

Santa Claus and Lara Croft by Adam Hughes and Jason Martin

Holiday card by Terry and Rachel Dodson

Santa Claus from Jingle Belle by Mike Wieringo

Holiday art by Jeffrey “CHAMBA” Cruz

“White Christmas” by Genevieve-FT

Li’l Gotham Christmas by Dustin Nguyen

Island of Misfit DC Comics Characters by Philip Bond

Tintin Nightmare Before Christmas mashup by Dan Hipp

Spider-Man vs. the Grinch who Stole Christmas by Michael Delmundo

The Bumble by Christine Larsen for Planet Pulp

Galactus Santa by Steve Bowman

Tony Stark’s Holiday Party by Phil Noto

Wonder Woman Holiday by Nigel Halsey

DC Comics Holiday Card by Sean Galloway

The Punisher by C.P. Smith

Iron Man by Marco D’Alfonso

A Christmas Story by Joshua Budich

Santa and Mrs. Claus by Ilias Kyriazis

Hellboy Xmas by Mike Mignola

Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah or Anti-Life by Michael Cho

Batman Adventures Holiday Special by Bruce Timm

Marvel Holiday Special by Arthur Adams

Art by Alex Ross

Charlie Brown Xmas by Francesco Francavilla

Jingle Belle by Stephanie Buscema

Bettie Page Xmas by Olivia De Berardinis

Harley Quinn Xmas by Alex Ross

Vintage Walt Disney Studios Xmas card

Superman Xmas by Alex Ross

Marvel and Image holiday cards by Chris Giarrusso

The Thing by Jack Kirby

Art by Francesco Francavilla

Captain Marvel by Kate Leth

Mongrol and Lara Christmas card by Simon Parr

Holiday card by Robt Seda-Schreiber

Zombie Santa Claus or Papanoel by Kike Riesco

Hawkeye’s snowman Avengers by Luco

He-Man by Mike Henry

Edward Scissorhands by Shane Glines

Robin/Damian Wayne beating up Santa Claus by Earl Yi

“Bath Time” by Darren Ward

“Miss Santa Claus” by Alberto Vargas

Superman and Lois Lane by Alex Ross

Heavy Metal art by Joe Jusko

Silver Sable by Francesco Francavilla

Art by Matthieu Forichon

Wizard of Oz by Dan Burgess

The Prestige by Alice X. Zhang

Catwoman and Batman by Adam Hughes

Legends of the Dark Knight #196 cover art by Seth Fisher

Home Alone by Adam Simpson for Mondo

Mr. Freeze by Sean Murphy

“Back Alley” #18 by Michael Cho

Jon Snow by Matt Ferguson

Jon Snow by Douglas Holgate

Wolverine by Belhoula Amir

Sleepy Holly Xmas by Francesco Francavilla

Batman by Dustin Nguyen

Superman by Pete Woods

Vintage Wonder Woman holiday card

“White Christmas” by Paul Dini and Glen Murakami from "Batman Adventures Holiday Special"