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artArt Appreciation Moment of the DayBatman

Too often, people get locked into one style of art and close their minds to all other interpretations of the human (or alien) form.  The point of the art appreciation moments is to take a look at what everyone else is doing, and reflect upon the work.  It might bring to mind good thoughts or bad, disgust or adoration – the bottom line is you’ve been exposed to that work and thus should gain a greater appreciation to all art in general. Today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day comes from Adriana Ferguson, who’s been a great friend to the

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pilot seasonPress ReleaseTop Cow

Press Release Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the 2009 year of Pilot Season will kick off with Pilot Season: Declassified.   The 32-page full color preview book is expected to be available in stores on October 14th, 2009 and will retail for one dollar.

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We’ve had the pleasure of reading Jason Martin’s Super Real comic book, and during our convention sketch themed Art Appreciation Moment of the Day, we found Jason’s Lara Croft sketch he did for his convention sketchbook last year.

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Applehead Factory is sent to bring Mayhem to the San Diego Comic Convention next week.  Only this kind of Mayhem comes in the form of the Messenger of Mayhem messenger bag featuring the company’s Teddy Scares on them. This year we are actually offering a set of exclusives that include: screen-printed messenger bag, custom sketchbook/journal, custom SDCC 09 patch, blood pen, and Teddy Scares pin. We are offering a limited number of 100 bags, each priced at $30. For those that “forgot” to bring their own bag to the show, this one might do in a pinch. via Applehead Factory

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artGene GonzalesLegion of Super Heroes

I REALLY wish I had the money to put Gene Gonzales on retainer to whip up sketches and drawings for this site (and my wall at Stately Spoiler Manor) because I really dig on everything he does.  Since this is the Legion of Super Heroes week, I’m giving everyone a treat for Friday, and serving up three sketches by Gene featuring two of the ladies of the LoSH.  Phantom Girl and Apparition are two different takes on the same character, but in Gene’s hands, the character really looks different. What’s a LoSH?  You haven’t been reading the Hero Histories, have

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Josh Howard unveiled his new sketchbook the other day.  It’s available for pre-order now from his website, but will have its official debut at the San Diego Comic Con. via Josh Howard

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Check out Michael Cho’s Iron Man piece.  Wowza! Here’s a quick drawing of Iron Man I finished a few nights ago. I drew it up in ink markers, but scanned it into photoshop and added a bit of paper texture. As some of you might know, I doodle Iron Man quite a bit, though not as much lately. But I felt like drawing him again, so took an old sketch from my sketchbook and inked it up to share on this blog. And by this blog, he means his own Michael Cho’s Sketchbook site.

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Marvelphil jimenezRumorX-Men

Word is spreading through the blogosphere that Phil Jimenez is stepping in to replace artist Simone Bianchi on the Astonishing X-Men series written by Warren Ellis.  It’s interesting if it is true, as Simone is a really dedicated artist who does some pretty “astonishing” art. But what the hell do I know if this is true, the story first appeared on Superpouvoir.com, which is a French website, and I don’t speak French, plus the story has been removed from the site.  We’ll find out more on Tuesday at 12:00 EDT, right here on this site, but you’ll have to do

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immortal iron fistMarvel

If you are wanting to get a taste of what online comics look like (or could look like), Marvel is giving readers a chance to check out the Immortal Weapson Sketchbook for free at the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited website. All you need to do is point your browser to the site and click Open. via Marvel

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Amazing Spider-ManMarvelSneak Peek

Dark Reign continues in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #595, and Major Spoilers has a sneak peek of the issue that arrives May 27, 2009.  With his life in the dumps, Spider-Man can think of only one thing to fix it (and it ain’t making a deal with the Devil) – he’s going to take down Norman Osborn.

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I didn’t really know who Kelsey Shannon was until I picked up Scribbles his first sketchbook from Antarctic Press this week.  A little digging online, and I found out that he is behind some of my favorite DC covers in recent times – like this one from Batman Adventures. And while that is nice, you’ll want to take the jump to see his really cool Super Sketch.

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Josh Howard

Josh Howard has announced he will collect ever art book and sketchbook he’s done into one giant collection.  Can’t wait for the order information to be announced. via Josh Howard

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Because it can’t always be about hot girls and big boobs…sometimes it’s fun to see Batman and Superman kick each other’s asses.

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Digital ComicsDigital DownloadExilesfree comicsMarvel

Hoping to further push its online initiative, Marvel is giveing fans a chance to check out its Marvel Digital Comicis Unlimited site with a free Exiles Sketchbook. The Sketchbook is being released as a preview of the company’s upcoming new Exiles series. It’s the rip-roaring return of everybody’s favorite pink-skinned mutant, Blink, and she’s assembled a whole new team of reality hopping heroes! Get a sneak-peak of the upcoming series brought to you by acclaimed scribe Jeff Parker and fan favorite artist Salvador Espin as they present to you an all new tale of Exiles adventure!  This sketchbook includes creator

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