Weekly Sketch Up – 03.18.2011

Wolverine + Jubilee by Phil Noto


The Batman by Sean Phillips 



Daredevil by Kevin Mellon (lines) and John Rauch (colors)



Lois Lane and Superman by Cliff Chiang



Red Sonja by Francesco Francavilla 



Banshee by Declan Shalvey



Joker by Sara Pichelli



Shadow Lass by Yildiray Cinar



Batgirl by 89g


Zombie Cobra Commander by Stephen Thompson



Batman & Mister J. by Dan Hipp



Zorro and the Lone Ranger by Gabriel Hardman



  1. Hilarious Noto piece.

  2. love zombie cobra!

  3. When you’ve got Gabe Hardman, Francesco Francavillia, Sara Pichelli, Phil Noto, Cliff Chiang, and Sean Phillips in a sketch-up and they don’t have the pick of the litter, it’s a good week (all killer pieces, by the way.) That Zombie Cobra Commander is just stunning, and made me chuckle. Again, great stuff this week.

  4. I don’t know who Zorro and the Lone Ranger are aiming at, but it cannot be a lucky person.

  5. Anyone know if Dan Hipp is working on any books now or recommend any he’s done in the past?  I’ve only seen his work through these sketch-ups and I’d love to see what he does with sequentials.

  6. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @lifesend Hit the link and check his blog’s sidebar for a full list of projects, but you can find his sequentials in The Amazing Joy Buzzards and a revenge series called Gyakushu. He’s also working on something called Stray Days. 

  7. I really like the Shadow Lass, particularly how Cinar doesn’t use pure matte black for the shadows, but ambiguous greys.

  8. So much talent.  How is this industry not thriving?  Seriously.  As an industry have we ever had such an amazingly high level of talent and so much diversity of styles and methods?  

  9. @PaulMontgomery  Thanks, I’m at work now, so I’m unable to access his site because blogs are filtered here, but I’ll definitely check it out when I get home.  I’m a sucker for revenge tales, so I’ll be sure to look into Gyakushu.  It sounds Japanese and I’m also a sucker for tales set in Japan, so if it is, I’m already completely sold.

  10. Wow, so many great ones I don’t even know which one to single out! great selections from all the artists!

  11. Zombie Cobra Commander FTW!

  12. @ifanboy You guys wouldn’t happen to have a tap into Rapheal Grampa’s work, would you?

  13. Cliff Chiang’s Superman looks a little Chris Noth-esque. That just might be me, though.

    This is not a complaint either.

  14. Look at the stache on Banshee. Total badass.

  15. The Dan Hipp piece is great. 

    Poor Daredevil and his broken knee..that looks painful. 

  16. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @vadamowens  I’m not sure what this means. 

  17. Love that Phil Noto piece, hilarious. 

  18. that cinar piece is ominously glowy

  19. love the Batgirl piece

  20. i love the way cliff chiang draws women, and the cinar piece is awesome too

  21. I want a framed piece of Dan Hipp art.

  22. All so, so, so pretty, but that is such a fucking badass design for Banshee! I agree with Stuclach: how is this industry not thriving?

  23. @PaulMontgomery  Do you guys ever see sketches from him?

  24. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @vadamowens  Not nearly so often as we should. He’s not posting regular sketches like a lot of artists featured here do. I keep an eye on his site though. 

  25. @PaulMontgomery  OK. I thought that since some of you guys develop relationships with creators and artists at cons and whatever else, that maybe you had access to stuff that we didn’t.  I check his site often as well.  Thanks.

  26. Oh yeah, so Gabe Hardman should be doing a regular Zorro book. Please. Thank you.