Sly Stallone as Jack Carter by Gary Shipman!

Gary Shipman is a self taught artist and writer.  Shipman has been nominated for Eisner, Harvey and Russ Manning awards.  When I saw that Gary Shipman was regularly doing sketchcard (and other) commissions on WhatNot, I decided to try to get one.  As you can see above from Shipman’s riff on Sly Stallone as Jack Carter, I succeeded.

You can see more of Gary Shipman’s art at his webpage, his Instagram page and on his Whatnot stream.

Rambo by Tim Shinn!

Tim Shinn is a freelance artist. He’s known for his storyboarding, advertising and comic work. Tim’s done art for Hasbro, Disney, Dark Horse and Fun Publications. Tim takes commissions and regularly posts art for sale. When I saw this sketch of Sly Stallone as Rambo,  I didn’t hesitate. Hopefully there will be more Tim Shinn art in my future.  You can see more of Tim Shinn’s art on his Instagram page and his Twitter feed.

Sly Stallone as Jack Carter by Brian Shearer!

Brian Shearer is a professional artist/illustrator.  He is best known for his art on titles such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Dr. Who as well as his creator-owned graphic novels, Gunship Thunderpunch and William the Last. When I saw that Brian was doing live-stream sketch sessions, I jumped on board and got his awesome take as Sly Stallone as Jack Carter.  You can see more of Brian’s art at his website or his Twitter posts.

Rambo by Esteban Salinas

Esteban Salinas has worked in 3D modeling software, but now mainly works as a freelance illustrator.  I first saw Esteban on Whatnot where he runs commission auctions and then livestreams himself creating the requested art.  It’s always a blast to watch and I decided to join in.  The result is this 15 minute painting of Sly Stallone as Rambo.  The scan doesn’t do the art justice.

If you’d like to see more of Esteban’s art, you can at his website or  at where he uses the screenname deviant_apple.

Marco Finnegan Gets Carter

That’s Marco Finnegan’s take on Sly as Jack Carter! When the opportunity came to get a sketch from Marco I jumped on it. Marco knows what to put in and more importantly what to leave out.  His art style reminds me of Alex Toth and Darwyn Cooke.

I first became aware of Marco’s art when he teamed with Ace Atkins on two Nick Travers graphic novels: Last Fair Deal Gone Down and Crossroad Blues.

I was already reading Ace Atkins novels, so I decided to seek out more of Marco’s art.  If you’re so inclined you can as well on his website or his Twitter.  Marco is currently the artist on 007, Dynamite Comics new James Bond comics.

Sly Stallone as Jack Carter by Brent Schoonover!

This is Brent Schoonover’s take on Sly as Jack Carter and it’s a great one.  Brent was creating art for folks who’d donate to the Special Olympics and I jumped on board.  How awesome is it that Brent was drawing for charity?  Very awesome is the correct answer.  If you’d like to see more of Brent’s art check out his website or his Twitter.