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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

[Jessica Drew, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, Charlotte Witter, Veranke]

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.


November 2014

Hate the beard by Lil-Hawk
Hate the beard by Lil-Hawk


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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Finish the Story #1 (Dec'14/Jan'15): Black Widow

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 15, 2014, 10:34 PM
Happily Ever After If You Feel Like It

(December 2014 - January 2015)

DUE JANUARY 31st 2015

I wrote this fan fiction about Black Widow from The Avengers movies.  She is a Disney character because the movies are distributed by Disney, who owns Marvel Comics.

My story doesn't have an ending.  It's up to you to write it!  The contest details are here: CLICK

Please read the rules before you write!

You can only enter the contest if you're member of Disney Heroines.  But you can still write one for fun, if you wish!

A voice came to me. It called out comfortingly,
It said, "Come here,
Leave your deaf and sinful land,
Leave Russia forever.

I will wash the blood from your hands,
Root out the black shame from your heart,
With a new name I will conceal
The pain of defeats and injuries.”

- Anna Akhmatova




            Natasha looked up at the bleak grey-blue Russian sky and shivered, wrapping her cloak closer to her waist and fidgeting with her bright red locks.  The oranges leaves hung motionlessly on the branches of tall oak trees, and somehow between the dead earth and the dead sky, there was an element of beauty.  Clint had taught her that.  She remembered November days when she wouldn't need any extra layers of clothing, nothing fancy or warm.  All she needed was for him to enfold her in his arms, and the heat between them could warm a thousand nights of death or sorrow.  But those days had run out like little grains of sand in an hour glass.  It was time to make the decision.


            It was time.




            Americans would always say that Russia was cold and barren, unable to grow anything thing other than "whatever borsch is made out of" and communist spies.  She remembered how much she hated them (and how she was allergic to borsch).  It was days like these when the tourists became rowdier, more demanding.  Old American men with greasy hair and bulging waistlines would point at her and say "How much does she cost?"


            Everything has a price.  You just need to know what you're getting in return.


            Sometimes she wanted to shoot them in the head.  She would feel her jaw reflexively clench whenever she heard the words "mail order bride," "tzarina," "Princess Anastasia," or "Does she speak English?"
    I guess the Americans were right about growing Soviet spies, she would think to herself with a smirk, although I'm really more of an assassin.  Usually the inside joke that was enough to prevent her from actually taking out her revolver and making a bloody mess on the pavement.  She was trained not to draw suspicions and to always conserve bullets.  They called her Black Widow, not Bloody Mary.  It was beneath her to kill for fun.  She listened to orders, not impulses.


            Until she met him.  Him.





            The day was a blur.  People went in buildings, walked around, swore under their breath, and smelled of cheap vodka.  There usually isn't much to do when every day the sun hides it face in a cloudy veil.  Despite the cold, some moron turista had thought it was a great idea to hold a drinking contest in a local bar.  It was hard to tell who had won because so many people were vomiting, stumbling around, and laughing like banshees in the streets.

            Natasha rolled her eyes as she walked around in her skin-tight black leather outfit.  She had no clue why her superiors demanded that she wear this so much.  It was warm, but it was foolish to think that anyone wouldn't notice a woman walking around in patent leather black jumpsuit.  Men are such pigs, she thought to herself.  There were enough apathetic people on the sidewalks to camouflage amongst the stark urban background.

            But whoever the drunk foreigners were, even the strongest sense of Russian aloofness was not enough to prevent some stares.  For some reason, they were all wearing the same uniform, and it looked like they came straight out of a costume party.  The strangers may have walked around unnoticed if not for their drunken antics.  The most pathetic part of it all was that some people were still drinking.  Some guy with a full bottle of Smirnoff stumbled around while trying to force it down as quickly as he could.  He failed and loss balance.  The clear liquid alcohol fell all over Natasha's clothing, and she seethed with anger.  Acting upon instinct, she took out her revolver and aimed it straight at his head.  The man froze instantly and urinated all over himself.  As her fingers unlocked the safety setting on her gun, she suddenly found that there was someone aiming at her, too.

            "Put.  It.  Down."  The voice was stern and deep, more cautious than angry. "NOW."

            She swiveled around and held her gun by her side, looking straight into the eyes of her antagonist.  He was a young man with sharp features.  His eyes were brown, similar to her own mahogany hued irises, but much darker and purposeful.  She could feel his glare digging into her without changing expression.  Natasha might have felt more vulnerable in front of him if not for the fact that he was dressed in a sleeveless black leather shirt and held an arrow four centimeters away from her face.  She fought back the urge to laugh, yet his expression remained as serious.

            "Stop laughing," he demanded.

            "Oh come on.  You must be joking," she replied with only a slight chuckle.

            "No.  I can promise that your face won't be so pretty if you keep acting like this."  His eyes squinted slightly with a sense of annoyance, and his arrow continued to stay in front of her.

            "You really think you can hurt me with that?"  She rose her gun and pointed it to his forehead.  Without saying a word, the archer pointed to the ground and shot three ants right on target before putting an arrow in the exact position it was before.  He motioned to her weapon.

            "Drop it."

            She dropped it.

            "Nick, I think I just found our girl."



            As she opened the front door and went back into the cozy setting of her home, she was careful not to tread any dirt inside.  She reflected back on the days between the time she met Clint and now.  Things had gotten so complicated.  Natasha had hated him so much, had hated all that an American in spandex called Hawkeye could possibly represent.  They had clashed, Russian assassin versus American sniper, woman versus man, renegade versus warrior.  And then suddenly, everything changed.  It was Hawkeye who had made her realize that she had been brainwashed.  It was Hawkeye who had put his reputation on the line to save her.  And it was this Hawkeye, this Clint Barton who had stolen her heart.

            The romance hadn't been easy.  Nothing ever was.  But somehow he never let go.  He never had doubts.  He was the same stupid, stupid American who captured her stupid, stupid Russian heart.  The political differences slowly melted, and she stopped seeing him as a representation of his homeland.  So they were equal now.

            And now her thoughts made their way back to her impending decision.  Nick had reluctantly let her assist in S.H.I.E.L.D operations for quite some time.  The conflict that arose between the United States and Russia had dissipated, and now it was time for the hawk-eyed hero to make his way home.  He could have chosen to stay in Russia, and he probably would have if not for the recent emergency situation in America.  So now he was back in his country, fighting the good fight.  He had invited her to join, but he wanted her to move to the US permanently.  He didn't understand.


            Russia waits for no one.


Natasha was just about to turn on the news and brood more when a knock came at the door.  She stood up, and suddenly the door swung open.

            "Clint?" she said.

            "It's time."

Please help my friend win a comic contest!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 11, 2014, 9:01 PM


Hello!  My friend Woohooligan needs help winning a contest.  He's a very talented artist and is always a very active, supportive member of deviantART.  He's also a very supportive dA friend and is kind to the people he meets.

So this is copied from his journal.  He basically wants people to help win by having them rate him on a website outside of deviantART.  If you feel like you can't do that, I would really appreciate it if you could give him a llama, a watch, a fav, or just a friendly comment.  I know it would mean a lot to him. :)

Here is his post:

New You guys are awesome! I've looked through all the contest entries and out of 259 entries, you guys helped get LOL Rat! to number 9! La la la la If we're gonna win anything in this contest though, even 3rd place, I think we gotta keep at it. Have you rated it yet? Have you shared it with your friends? Everything helps! Nod

Want to help a friend? I've entered the contest and it will take your help to win! I've created several all new comics that you can read right now, and while you're there, all I ask is that you rate my entry because you enjoy my comedy and want to help me to the top! :D (Big Grin) I'll be adding a few more comics to the submission probably in the next week or so.

It's real simple, all you have to do is click twice to rate my comics as you can see in the handy info-mo-graphi-tron below, then read them!…

Thanks, and stay awesome, Hooligans!

p.s. I didn't name my submission Woohooligan, because I didn't want them to think I was submitting old, existing work. These are all brand-new comics, so I gave it a brand new name, LOL Rat! But you'll recognize my mascot pig. Nod

The grand prize is $30k and a regular highlight spot on their site. Even at third place (which they have two of), the prize is $5k, which I don't have to tell you would be super-helpful!
Thanks for reading! :hug:

- S.

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kevmann Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the request.
ImpulsiveSpidercide Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You're welcome.
SavvyRed Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Writer
You're welcome! :D
eHillustrations Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for request :D
ImpulsiveSpidercide Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
You're welcome.
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome!
DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Thank you for adding Denae's Harley w/the Babies Harley Quinn (Feeding TIme), Harley Quinn and Harley Quinn w/her Babies and Poison Ivy art pieces! :)

***Happy Halloween everyone!***

SavvyRed Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Writer
You're very welcome!  I recently bought a pet mouse and named her Harley Quinn. :)
DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!! :love: Harley Quinn 
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Writer

When I bought the mouse, the pet store guy told me that her fur was Harlequin colored, so obviously that was the perfect name! lol  It worked out well! :D
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