JASON AARON is the theme for Challengers ASSEMBLE! #163

He’s a damn fine comic book writer. Ladies and gentlemen, the characters of Jason Aaron (as well as the man himself).


CA #164 Theme: SPIDER-GWEN
Sure we recently did Spider-Verse for a theme and most everyone picked Spider-Gwen, but she has her own series out now and Spider-Gwen writer (and Southern Bastards artist) JASON LATOUR is signing @ Challengers next week, so Spider-Gwen it is!

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
• Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
• Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #162: DARTH (*kuh-huh*) VADER

Luke, he’s your father.


CA #163 Theme: JASON AARON
Jason Aaron is signing @ Challengers on Feb 28, so this week’s theme is ANYTHING JASON AARON. Thor, Wolverine, Star Wars, Southern Bastards, Men of Wrath, Scalped, The Other Side, there’s so much to choose from!

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
• Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
• Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #161: SCOTT McCLOUD

Scott McCloud’s wonderful new graphic novel THE SCULPTOR is out, and to celebrate it, this week’s theme is anything Scott McCloud!

CA #162 Theme: DARTH VADER The original Dark Lord of the Sith… DARTH VADER. If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines: -Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi. -Along with your submission, please include 1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory). 2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional). (Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.) 3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional). Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #160: COSMIC CHARACTERS

Space. The final frontier. These are the images of comic book characters that come from the cosmos.



CA #161 Theme: SCOTT McCLOUD
Scott McCloud’s wonderful new graphic novel THE SCULPTOR is out, and to celebrate it, this week’s theme is anything Scott McCloud! Zot, Destroy!!, The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln, or images of the man himself. Not only is Scott the father of 24 Hour Comics Day, but he literally wrote the book on comics, UNDERSTANDING COMICS. And then REINVENTING COMICS. And then MAKING COMICS.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #159: (ALL-NEW) UNCANNY AVENGERS

UNCANNY AVENGERS is back with a new #1 and a new team! So, our daring contributors were to either draw the whole team or any of the individual members: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, All-New Captain America, Brother Voodoo, Sabretooth, Vision, Rogue. Or, if you’re Archangelo, you draw them ALL, separately…


CA #160 Theme: COSMIC CHARACTERS
Marvel’s BLACK VORTEX storyline kicks off this week, so what better time to celebrate all that the cosmos has to offer? Any outer space comic character is up for grabs this week.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #158: AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW

TOOTH & CLAW is a great book full of wonderful characters. This week’s theme is anyone from that or ANY anthropomorphic comic book character.

CA #159 Theme: ALL-NEW UNCANNY AVENGERS
UNCANNY AVENGERS is back with a new #1 and a new team! So, you either draw the whole team or any of the following members: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, All-New Captain America, Brother Voodoo, Sabretooth, Vision, Rogue.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #157: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (Week 2)

Some themes are so good, they get repeated… such as The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!



CA #158 Theme: AUTMUNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW
TOOTH & CLAW is a great book full of wonderful characters. This week’s theme is ANY anthropomorphic comic book character.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #156: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL

Squirrel Girl, Squirrel Girl, She’s a human and also squirrel.
Can she climb up a tree? Yes she can, easily.
That’s whyyyyy, Her name is Squirrel Girl!



CA #156 Theme: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (YES, AGAIN)
Okay, look… The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 was SO GOOD, and I’m a little sad that we only had 2 entries this week. So, we’re holding her over as the theme for a 2nd week! Archangelo and Tom Kelly, you guys get a free pass to do whatever you want next week, the rest of you–SQUIRREL GIRL!! Hop to it!!

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

Challengers ASSEMBLE! #155: MIRACLEMAN

Kimota!!



CA #156 Theme: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL
Squirrel Girl, Squirrel Girl, She’s a human and also squirrel.
Can she climb up a tree? Yes she can, easily.
That’s whyyyyy, Her name is Squirrel Girl!

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #154: 2014 IN REVIEW

This was going to be a 2014-in-Review week here @ Challengers Assemble!, but seeing as how this is going up mere minutes after Christmas, we’ve only got 3 entries this week, so we’ll instead call it, “2014: Moon Knight, Thor, Batgirl, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman.”



CA #155 Theme: MIRACLEMAN
Or, if you prefer, Marvelman.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

Challengers ASSEMBLE!

Challengers ASSEMBLE! is a weekly Art Blog hosted by CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation.
Every Friday morning a new blog is posted featuring this week's art and next week's theme and participants have until 11:59pm Thursday night to complete a piece of art based on that theme.
The results will be then posted here each Friday morning. Rinse. Repeat.

If you are interested in participating, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100dpi.
-E-mail submission to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).

CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation

2013 Will Eisner “Spirit of Comics” Award Recipient,  Named 'Best Comic Book Shop' by Chicago Reader (Jun 2013), New City (Nov 12), Chicago Reader (Jun 2010) and Chicago Magazine (Aug 2009), Challengers Comics + Conversation  strives to prove that the best thing about being in a comic book store, is being in a comic book store. With a combined 41 years of comic retail experience,  owners Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush endeavor to bring Chicago a full-service, technologically interactive comic store that has the same level of wonder and enjoyment as the comics they sell. And read. And talk about. And champion.

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