CA #225: HANNA-BARBERA

FUTURE QUEST #1 came out this week featuring Johnny Quest! Space Ghost! The Herculoids! The Impossibles! Frankenstein Jr.! Birdman! The Galaxy Trio! Mightor! So here are some Hanna-Barbera characters for your viewing pleasure!



CA #226 Theme: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE/SABRINA
Enter the darker realms of Riverdale with zombies and witchcraft!

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA #224: MARVEL STUDIOS (SUPPORTING CAST)

To celebrate the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR, this week we focus on any Marvel Studios character that doesn’t have their own movie.


CA #225 Theme: HANNA-BARBERA
SPACE QUEST #1 comes out this week featuring Johnny Quest! Space Ghost! The Herculoids! The Impossibles! Frankenstein Jr.! Birdman! The Galaxy Trio! Mightor! So… ANY of those characters!

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA #223: THE PUNISHER

Fresh off of his appearance in Daredevil Season 2 and into a brand new monthly comic by Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon, it’s Frank Castle–THE PUNISHER.


CA #224 Theme: MARVEL STUDIOS (SUPPORTING CAST)
To celebrate the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR, the theme is any Marvel Studios character that doesn’t have their own movie… so, Falcon, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, etc. You can use other characters in addition to one of those, as well.

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA #222: PRINCE!

His Royal Badness actually had a comic back in 1991 from DC’s Piranha imprint, PRINCE: ALTER EGO. Here are our favorite interpretations of PRINCE.



CA #222 Theme: THE PUNISHER
Fresh off of his appearance in Daredevil Season 2 and into a brand new monthly comic by Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon, it’s Frank Castle–THE PUNISHER.

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA #221: GWENPOOL

Gwenpool! Because, why not?


CA #222 Theme: PRINCE
His Royal Badness actually had a comic back in 1991 from DC’s Piranha imprint, PRINCE: ALTER EGO.

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA #220 MOON KNIGHT

Marc Spector. Steven Grant. Jake Lockley. The Fist of Khonshu is back, crazier than ever. Here is MOON KNIGHT.


CA #221 Theme: GWENPOOL
Because, why not?

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA #219: BLACK PANTHER

Not only does he star in Captain America Civil War, but T’Challa also has a brand new book this week from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze. Let’s give Wakanda’s king his due.


CA #220 Theme: MOON KNIGHT
Marc Spector. Steven Grant. Jake Lockley. The Fist of Khonshu is back, crazier than ever.

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA #218: KAIJUMAX

Now that we’ve had time to read the wonderful KAIJUMAX collection from Zander Cannon and Oni Press, we’ve drawn our own Kaiju, for Goj’s sake.


CA #219 Theme: The BLACK PANTHER
Not only does he star in Captain America Civil War, but T’Challa also has a brand new book this week from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze. Let’s give Wakanda’s king his due.

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 11:00pm Thursday night.

CA! #218 Update

Challengers Assemble! is taking the week off to let our regular contributors concentrate on C2E2! If you’re going be sure to stop by and see…

LUKE SMARTO (Artist Alley M5)

TOM KELLY (Artist Alley L13)

JASON MUHR (Artist Alley D8)

And we’ll see you back next week for KAIJUMAX!

Mar 25 • CA #218 Theme: KAIJUMAX
Now that you’ve had time to read the wonderful KAIJUMAX collection from Zander Cannon and Oni Press, you get to design your very own Kaiju (mega-sized creatures you’d see in Japanese monster movies) to be imprisoned along with Electrogor, Creature from Devil’s Creek, and everyone else, for Goj’s sake. Or, your own Ultraman-esque guard.

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 11:00am Friday morning.

CA #217: MOCKINGBIRD

Agent of SHIELD. Avenger. TV star. MOCKINGBIRD. Also, Mockingbird #1 (out this week) is SO GOOD! So much fun. Give it a look.



Mar 18 • CA #218 Theme: KAIJUMAX
Now that you’ve had time to read the wonderful KAIJUMAX collection from Zander Cannon and Oni Press, you get to design your very own Kaiju (mega-sized creatures you’d see in Japanese monster movies) to be imprisoned along with Electrogor, Creature from Devil’s Creek, and everyone else, for Goj’s sake. Or, your own Ultraman-esque guard.

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 11:00am Friday morning.

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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