Imperator Furiosa Gallery

With the overwhelming success of Mad Max: Fury Road and the newly-crowned feminist icon, Imperator Furiosa; it’s an understatement to say there is now an abundance of fanart floating about the Internet. But it’s not just fans, there’s some fantastic art by some of our favorite comic artists, too! Continue reading

Squee! of the Week: Bobby Rubio’s Got Talent – and Jokes

It’s obvious that Bobby Rubio (aka Barry Presh) is a gifted illustrator, but it’s his cheeky sense of humor that quickly grabbed my attention. Check the cred: He’s a story artist for Pixar who has worked at Nickelodeon and Disney, and his comics resume includes Wildstorm and Dark Horse. You might be familiar with his creator-owned books Alcatraz High and 4 Gun Conclusion. Continue reading

Squee! of the Week: Ann U.’s Sketchbook

Ann U.’s illustrations caught my eye the instant I spotted them on DeviantArt, and it led me to even more of her striking art posted on her Live Journal. I cannot resist the work of an artist with a gift for facial expressions and body language, and Ann’s drawings radiate personality. Continue reading

Squee! of the Week: Lukico’s Gallery

The offerings on Deviant Art are all over the map, but some of them are breathtakingly fresh and creative. That’s where I found the work of artist Lukico, and I am completely in love with her elegant comics-inspired illustrations. While some of the pieces show characters in costume, many of them are beautifully subtle. Continue reading

Squee! of the Week: Nuno Plati’s Art

Stuff so awesome, it made us squeal.

We tend to hear the same names over and over when it comes to top-notch illustrators. But fortunately for comic book fans, there’s a seemingly endless supply of talented artists who are turning out stunning work. Nuno Plati’s art bowled me over with its stylish, modern edge. The above portrait of Misty Knight is a eye-popping homage to Iron Fist, and it’s just one of several in the Lisbon, Portugal-based artist’s online gallery. Continue reading

Keeping it Ill with Artist John ‘Roc’ Upchurch

If you follow this blog, chances are that you read a ton of comics and can name your favorite writers and artists. E. and I talk about ours all the time, and many of our preferred illustrators are well known and probably working for the big two. But there are so many undiscovered artists out there who are just as good, if not better than your mainstream people. One in particular goes by the name Roc, and he is the shit.

John “Roc’ Upchurch hails from “a little gutter” in Philadelphia called Hunting Park. Named after his father, who inspired him to become an artist, Roc began his career as a video game concept artist in Georgia. He graduated to freelance work in almost every industry, and he’s now an illustrator of whatever you can imagine. His tools of the trade are pencil, paper and Photoshop. He can do concept art, comics, storyboards and pretty much any commission assignment you throw his way. When our friends saw the fabulous Vanessa G. and E. Peterman avatars Roc created for Girls Gone Geek, they pretty much lost their minds. We certainly did. Continue reading