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Comic Underground

Mary Jane? by Sephirosu-nechan

Deep in beneath the surface of deviantART lies the heart of comics creation. At the Comic Underground, we strive to bring quality comics to the attention of deviants everywhere. We accept whatever path you choose to follow, whether you create Death Note manga, make detailed drawings of Marvel superheroes, or simply doodle incriminating four panel slides of your boss as an angry badger in your spare time. We are not elitist, and we gladly welcome new comic artists. If you like contests, challenges, features, and surprises, join the Underground today! I guarantee you will not have to take a British subway.

The types of art that we accept are:
:star: Anything related to comics, including . . .
:bulletred: Comic Strips
:bulletred: Comic Book Style
:bulletred: Single Page Comics
:bulletred: Superheroes
:bulletred: Comic Book Fan Art and Fanfiction
:bulletred: Comic Book related Drawings and Sketches
:star: Manga and Anime
:star: Game Art, anything related any games, including . . .
:bulletred: RPG art (MMORPG, roleplaying, LARP, online RPG, RPG fanfiction, etc.)
:bulletred: Video game art
:bulletred: PC game art
:bulletred: Online game art
:bulletred: Board game art
:star: Cartoons and Animation including:
:bulletred: Cartoon characters from TV, movies, etc.
:bulletred: Flash animations
:star: Fan Art, Fanfiction, and Original Characters (from ANY of the above categories ONLY)
:star: Tutorials, Stock Images, and Other Resources (from ANY of the above categories ONLY)
:star: Memes

:censored: Adult Content must follow all deviantART rules and will ONLY be placed in our FAVES collection. :censored:


Comic Character of the Month: Recurring CONTEST!

This Month's Character'
[May 2015]
Quicksilver by SavvyRed
[Pietro Maximoff]

Comic Underground hosts a special contest called The Comic Character of the Month contest. Every month, we choose a comic book character, and people submit artwork based on that character.

All artwork in the Comic Underground Gallery based on that character is automatically included in contest; however, please enter all submissions into the Comic Character of the Month gallery folder. It takes many hours to filter through the entire gallery, so please enter your work in the right folder so that we can post the feature quicker!

The winner gets 10 deviantART points, a permanent place for their winning work in the Featured section. Everyone who submitted work will have their work in a group feature.


March 2015

Jakeus Tetch AKA THE MAD HATTER by gemtherabbit-123

Jakeus Tetch AKA THE MAD HATTER by gemtherabbit-123


Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight



barbara gordon se quita la mascara by kaskajo

barbara gordon se quita la mascara
[English Translation: barbara gordon takes off the mask]

kaskajo is a pencil-and-paper artist who hails from Spain. He has been a deviantART member for two years and has quite an expansive gallery. His main subject is the female form, specifically those of Marvel and DC comics. You can really see his talent develop and grow through each drawing. If you have a soft spot for the heroines and villainesses of the comic book world, make sure you take a peek at his gallery! here.

... [about Artist Spotlight]

From time to time, we select one member to feature in this section. We include a selection of their work and a short description of them and their artistic style. They will also receive 10 deviant points and one work permanently displayed in the Featured section of our gallery!

DO NOT ASK TO BE FEATURED. If you do, we will not feature you. We choose an artist from the group based mostly on talent. Group activity is also a secondary factor.

A new artist will be chosen at random times.

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For those who've just gotten out from under a gravestone, the CEO of Marvel Comics, Isaac Perlmutter, gave $1 million to Donald Trump's fundraiser for veterans, which Trump held in lieu of attending the Fox News-hosted Republican Presidential Primary debate Thursday night. This has been considered severely problematic by fans and even creative personnel working for Marvel itself, for the simple reason that Donald Trump has built his campaign on pandering to and encouraging the worst sorts of xenophobia. This man opened his campaign with the statement that all Mexico was sending our, the United States', way, were drug dealers, rapists, and other assorted criminal scum. He then went on to proclaim that Muslims should be banned from entering and residing in the United States until they could prove they weren't ISIL fighters infiltrating the country with the intent to kill us, a proclamation that gained a lot of traction in certain corners after the attacks in Paris, France and San Bernandino, California, U.S.A. late last year. He even went so far as to retweet fallacious crime statistics claiming that the majority of murderers were black and the majority of murder victims were white, statistics that might have come from a site or blog associated with or run or owned by white supremacists/neo-Nazis.

Why else is this so problematic aside from Trump blatantly fomenting xenophobia against Muslims and Mexicans to the point that violent crimes against them motivated primarily by hate --- and inspired by Trump's words if the apprehended perpetrators' explanations are to be believed --- have increased in frequency and number? Because Marvel recently has been trying to present itself as more inclusive of various diverse ethnicities and nationalities that have not been as represented as they should have been in the past. That includes Muslims, especially since one of Marvel's newer heroes that's become very popular with fans and critics alike is the new Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager named Kamala Khan from Jersey City, and her creator and writer is G. Willow Wilson, herself a Muslim, as is one of Marvel's top editors, Sana Amanat. In fact, Wilson has expressed the intention to discuss Perlmutter's donation to Trump's fundraiser in light of what I've detailed above about Trump's fomenting and stoking xenophobia as the crux of his campaign. To wit, Marvel cannot exactly proclaim itself a bastion of greater inclusivity for minorities of various national or ethnic origins and religious affiliations while its CEO gives money to a man who has made it very clear that he has little respect or regard for at least several of those minorities.

The argument can be raised that Ike Perlmutter can spend his own money however he wants, so as long as the $1 million he donated to Trump's fundraiser came from his own wallet, Marvel and the fans should have nothing to worry or complain about. However, as the CEO of Marvel, Perlmutter does not represent himself only, he represents the Marvel brand, and as Marvel's brand is now greater inclusivity for people and groups that have historically been or felt excluded from representation within the comics themselves or the readership, it sends an unfortunate message to offer financial support for the campaign of a man who has built his political fortunes by tearing down so many of those people and groups.

It should also be mentioned that some fans feel so strongly about this that they've expressed willingness to quit financially supporting Marvel by buying comics or tickets to movies of Marvel characters. I'll say that's not a choice I could personally make, being as attached to the Marvel heroes, particularly Spider-Man, as I am, but I can understand why some people would make that choice. In the end, I'd say this is about what Marvel purports to stand for and whether it's willing to be true to that. Relating this to the comics themselves, the X-Men were Marvel's most popular superheroes for at least two decades, and they spent their entire published existence fighting the kind of xenophobic bigotry that Donald Trump panders to and enables in his supporters. The same way he talks about Muslims and Mexicans, bigots like William Stryker and Graydon Creed talked about mutants and they were more than willing to back up that talk in some of the most horrific ways possible. In a nutshell --- if you replaced "Muslims" or "Mexicans" with "mutants" in the mouths of these demagogic xenophobes, would they sound like X-Men villains, and if so, would you be all right siding with people that wanted to wipe out mutants just for being mutants and therefore a threat to normal humans by default?
To all the friends and comrades and members of this here :iconcomicunderground:, I wish you a Happy New Year and success in your comic-related ventures or projects, as well as your other life goals. Only 365 more days to go! (It's a Leap Year, after all.)

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elgwen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
69 Thanks A by elgwen 69 Accept by elgwen
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very, very welcome!!!  Any time!
valloria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I can't submit to Crossover folder. :)
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for pointing this out.  I fixed it, and let me know if you still can't submit it or if you see any other errors.  Gracias!  :hug:
valloria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I could submit to the folder now just fine. :D Thanks for fixing. :)
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob.  Thanks again for alerting it to me.  If you see any bugs or errors or closed folders that shouldn't be closed, let me know.  It's very helpful! :hug:
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ani110 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for adding my V for Vendetta pieces :happybounce:
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!

Reminds me of the Fifth of November. :)
ani110 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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