Challengers Assemble! #251 Wait, What??

Challengers Assemble! #251? How can this be a thing? Last week’s post said it was the final post? WHAT IS HAPPENING??

Good question. All the art in this post has been collected over the years from friends of Challengers. None of it is new this week, nor was it a proposed theme. Just some fun stuff we’ve gotten that we thought we’d share here.

Thank you all again for 5 years of fun and wonderful art.
Keep reading comics!

CHALLENGERS ASSEMBLE #250!!

This is IT… the end of Challengers Comics’ weekly art blog! Our first post went up in November, 2011. Five years ago. In those 5 years we’ve had hundreds of themes, over a thousand submissions and tens of thousands of page views. And I want to take this time to say THANK YOU. Thank you to every single artist that submitted work. Thank you to every single person that viewed even 1 image on this blog. Thank you for loving comics and comic art as much as we do.

Here are the final submissions to Challengers Assemble!


We’ve had so very many people submit to this blog over the years. Some were professionals. Some were amateurs. Some started as amateurs and are now professionals.
I want to take a minute here to call out the 3 most prolific contributors to this blog. These 3 artists kept this blog going when other submissions dropped off. Many weeks saw only these 3 artists contribute.

1. TOM KELLY Tom has been contributing since the very first week this blog started, and he rarely missed a week. Tom is a diverse artist and one of the most genuine people in comics. Challengers Assemble! is only one of several weekly art challenges Tom is a part of and you can keep up with Tom’s art here: http://tomkellyart.deviantart.com

2. ARCHANGELO Archangelo is a guy I met because of this blog and he’s a hell of an artist AND person. Archangelo also holds the record for most contributions in one week (7!!) and he’s contributed to over 200 CA!’s. Archangelo also submits to other art blogs and you can continue to follow him here: http://photon-nmo.deviantart.com/ and here: http://photon-nmo.tumblr.com/

3. JASON MUHR I thought I met Jason thru CA! but it turns out I knew him years before any of this. But I got to know his art from this blog and now he has his own series from Action Lab (VORACIOUS and VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME) he also has his first Marvel project (DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS, out December 7th!) and he’s only just getting started. Learn more about Jason’s future work  here: http://jasonmuhr.com

So, while this blog may be at an end, our love of, and commitment to, comics and comic art has only strengthened as a result of the passion shown here over the past 5 years. Thank you. And keep reading comics.
We’ll be waiting for you at Challengers.
Patrick Brower

Challengers Assemble #249: FREE-FOR-ALL

We’re coming to the end. #250 will be the last installment of the Challengers Assemble! weekly art blog. And with that is mind, the theme for this week, #249, was… anything you want.


CA! #250 Theme: This is IT… the FINAL CA! theme… CHALLENGERS!
Thant’s right, we’re going out as selfishly as possible. What is Challengers to you?

CA! #248: This is HALLOWEEN!

This is HALLOWEEN!


We’re coming to the end. #250 will be the last installment of the Challengers Assemble! weekly art blog. 250 posts is almost 5 years, and that’s a pretty great run by any stretch. The countdown has begun…

CA! #249 Theme: FREE-FOR-ALL! Anything comic book related you want to draw.

CA! #247: INFAMOUS IRON MAN

Doctor Doom IS Iron Man! The INFAMOUS IRON MAN!


This blog is coming to an end. #250 will be the last installment of the Challengers Assemble! weekly art blog. 250 posts is almost 5 years, and that’s a pretty great run by any stretch. The countdown has begun…

CA! #248 Theme: HALLOWEEN! Any Halloween themed hero or villain.

CA! #246: LUKE CAGE

Sweet Christmas! Marvel’s LUKE CAGE Netflix series is great, so let’s draw POWER MAN!


Also, this blog is coming to an end. #250 will be the last installment of the Challengers Assemble! weekly art blog. 250 posts is almost 5 years, and that’s a pretty great run by any stretch. The countdown has begun…

CA! #247 Theme: INFAMOUS IRON MAN
Doctor Doom IS Iron Man! How do you think he’d look?

CHAMPIONS – CA! #245

Your favorite All-New All-Different Avengers have jumped to a new book, CHAMPIONS! Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Nova, Totally Awesome Hulk, Cyclops and Viv Vision.

Also, this blog is coming to an end. #250 will be the last installment of the Challengers Assemble! weekly art blog. 250 posts is almost 5 years, and that’s a pretty great run by any stretch. The countdown has begun…

CA! #247 Theme: LUKE CAGE
Sweet Christmas! Marvel’s LUKE CAGE Netflix series is great, so let’s draw POWER MAN!

BATMAN BEYOND – CA! #244

TERRY McGINNIS once again dons the BATMAN BEYOND costume, so let’s welcome him back!


Also, this very blog is coming to an end. #250 will be the last installment of the Challengers Assemble! weekly art blog. 250 posts is almost 5 years, and that’s a pretty great run by any stretch. The countdown has begun…

CA! #245 Theme: THE CHAMPIONS
Your favorite All-New All-Different Avengers are jumping to a new book, CHAMPIONS! Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Nova, Totally Awesome Hulk, Cyclops and Viv Vision make up this new teen team, so pick any or all of them for the latest CA! theme.

She’s so RAVEN – CA! #243

RAVEN has a new mini-series from DC, so… here’s Raven!


Also, here’s a big announcement about this very blog… it is coming to an end. #250 will be the last installment of the Challengers Assemble! weekly art blog. 250 posts is almost 5 years, and that’s a pretty great run by any stretch. So, the countdown begins now…

CA! #244 Theme: BATMAN BEYOND
TERRY McGINNIS
is back in the BATMAN BEYOND costume, so let’s welcome him back!

CA! #242: DOOM PATROL

The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, “Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem.” Casey Brinke, Cliff Steele, Niles Caulder, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo. Crazy Jane. Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor. DC’s DOOM PATROL is back in a new ongoing series from Gerard Way and Nick Derington.

Also, frequent Challengers Assemble contributor Jason Muhr has a a Kickstarter going on right now for his delicious comic VORACIOUS. Check it out here: http://kck.st/2bXuQYh

CA! #243 Theme: She’s so RAVEN
RAVEN
has a new mini-series from DC, so let’s draw Raven! Any version.

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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