Have You Taken The #SixFanArts Challenge Yet? Here’s Some Of Our Favourites

by Olly MacNamee

You may have been self-isolating this past weekend, or follow the rule of lockdown if you live in community that, like the whole of the United Kingdom, is adhering to, but you probably haven’t been living under a rock. So, you may have noticed some of your favourite artist recently taking up the #SixFanartsChallenge over on Twitter.

The rules are simple enough. An artist will choose to take up the challenge (so, don’t just go and bug your favourite artist, please) and then wait for suggestions of comic book characters from the Twitterverse. Most seem to be taking the first 6, but some are choosing characters they’ve never drawn before too. You never know, if you’re favourite artist is going to give it a go, they may just take up your suggestions.

Here’s ten of some the best I’ve found on the net to share with you and hopefully spread a bit of joy at this time. Hey, with many being black and white only, they also offer a great opportunity to copy, paste, print and color in.

Caspar Wjingaard (Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt) – @Casparnova
Todd Nuack (Gwen Stacy) – @ToddNuack
Ted Brandt (Crowded) – @ten_bandits
Laura Howell (The Beano) – @VictorianClam
Mike Collins (Doctor Who) – @MIKECOLLINS99
Sandford Greene (Bitter Root) – @sandfordgreene
Pete Woods (Justice League)- @thatpeterwoods
Marcio Takara (Constantine: The Hellblazer) – @marcio_takara

Okay, okay, this penultimate one is a bit of a cheat, as it’s art produced in advance by Staz Johnson, (2000 AD),  but it’s a great indicator that this challenge is well from over and you really should be keeping an eye out for more and more comic book pros taking this up.

But, here’s the first one he’s done already. Nice choice too.

We leave you with nit one, not two, but three sets of #SixFanArts by Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 3). Now that’s dedication to the cause and another great, eclectic mix of characters from comics, TV and film.

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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