CA #184: DC/Vertigo’s FABLES

Bill WIllingham’s DC Comics/Vertigo series FABLES just ended it’s groundbreaking 13-year run, and this week we pay tribute to it (again, as Fables was also the theme back in CA! #100).


CA #185 Theme: GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS

Ryan Browne’s ludicrous series GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS is going away (hopefully temporarily) with this week’s #10, so let’s show Ryan just how much it means to us.

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 #183: THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN

Just in time for his first-ever movie!


CA #184 Theme: FABLES

DC Comics/Vertigo’s FABLES ends it’s groundbreaking 13-year run this week. Let’s help them go out in style. ANY Fables character is up for grabs.

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 #182: ARCHIE ANDREWS

America’s perennial teenager ARCHIE ANDREWS gets a 2015 make-over this week care of ARCHIE #1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, so here’s to ARCHIE!


CA #183 Theme: THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN

Just in time for his first-ever movie!

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 #181: ROM, SPACEKNIGHT

From the planet Galador, scourge of Dire Wraiths everywhere, comes… ROM SPACEKNIGHT.


CA #182 Theme: ARCHIE

America’s perennial teenager ARCHIE ANDREWS gets a 2015 make-over this week care of ARCHIE #1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples!

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 #180: Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN

One hundred and eighty weeks in and we have yet to have Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN as a theme. That changes now.


CA #181 Theme: ROM, SPACEKNIGHT

Come on, who doesn’t love ROM?
This week IDW has a new property out with ONYX #1. When the teasers started for this book, many people thought it was going to be ROM. It’s obviously not, but I feel Onyx is too unknown at this point to be a theme, and what better substitute than ROM himself? Jimmy P$ Hayes will thank you. 

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 #179: JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA

The JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA. All of them. All of the current them, from Bryan Hitch’s new series.


CA #180 Theme: SPAWN

One hundred and eighty weeks in and we have yet to have Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN as a theme. That changes now.

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 #178: GHOST RIDER(S)

GHOST RACERS is a new Secret Wars book from Marvel that features every incarnation of GHOST RIDER. Here are ours.


CA #179 Theme: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (DCYou)

Bryan Hitch is writing and drawing his own Justice League series. The rules for this week are any/all 6 of his core team (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg) and they have to be in their New 52 costumes.

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 #177: WE HATE BIZARRO

We hate Gustavo Duarte’s artwork. It am ugly. Heath Corson am not good writer. We not want you to look at pictures we am not draw of Bizarro. Bizarro am dumb. Don’t do it!


CA #178 Theme: GHOST RIDER(S)

GHOST RACERS is a new Secret Wars book from Marvel that features every incarnation of GHOST RIDER. Choose your favorite, or design your own.

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 #176: MAD MAX FURY ROAD

All the Warboys are headed to Valhalla this week as we present a stunning display of imagery based off of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Shine up your silver mouth spray and get to lookin’ at some Max Madness!!



CA #177 Theme: BIZARRO

We hate Gustavo Duarte’s artwork. It am ugly. We not want you to draw Bizarro for next week. Bizarro am dumb. Don’t do 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 #175: A-FORCE

Marvel’s A-FORCE #1 just hit the shelves and and we’re celebrating it by drawing members of this all-female Avengers team!


CA #176 Theme: MAD MAX FURY ROAD

How great is this movie!?! There’s a DC/Vertigo comic out featuring Immortan Joe and Nux, so it totally counts as a Challengers ASSEMBLE! theme, too! So let’s do it up!

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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