Art For Art’s Sake

Published On January 19, 2014 | By Richard Bruton | Art For Art's Sake, Comics

Comics have art inside. We get some of that art that we like and we put it here in front of you… just in case you were wondering…

The Joker, by Shane Oakley, from the UKCAC97 booklet. (Via Too Busy Thinking II)

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Lovely bit of Gwillum cosplay from John Riordan drawn at MCM Manchester “when faced with a surreal parade of cosplayers!”. Don’t know who Gwillum is? then you need to be reading Hitsville UK!

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Derek Charm Doom Patrol:

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Marc Laming:

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Rufus Dayglo:

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The Shadow – Robert Ball:

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Original splash page by Jack Kirby (pencils) and D. Bruce Berry (inks) from Kamandi #31, published by DC Comics, July 1975. (Via The Bristol Board)

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Alan Davis Captain Britain Vs The Fury (Via Gosh Yes Alan Davis)

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… and a little old and new Captain Britain (again via GYAD)

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And a little more Cap, this time fighting The Fury on deviantART by William Grapes. (Via Throne Of Otherworld)

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Darwyn Cooke Black Canary (Via Comic Blah)

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Chris Samnee Bat Family:

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Skottie Young Joker:

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Amy Reeder – Rocket Girl:

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Bruce Timm does classic Iron Man:

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Philippe Druillet – AGORN – In french sci-fi comics magazine “Métal Hurlant” # 1 (Heavy Metal) – First quarter 1975, Les Humanoïdes Associés, Paris (Via Ben Towle)

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Art Spiegelman Maus portfolio (Via The Bristol Board)

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

2 Responses to Art For Art’s Sake

  1. Garen says:

    Always love looking at these posts, Richard – many thanks. Keep doing them!

    • Richard Bruton Richard Bruton says:

      Why thanks very much Garen, always a delight to do them – but should anyone have anything they want to share – always welcome more!