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The Line it is Drawn #7 – Special Peter David Comic/Sitcom Mash-Up Edition!

Let’s get the standard stuff out of the way.

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Now on to the bit!

So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our SIX blog sketch artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post them here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the top six choices from the previous week.

To qualify, you have to be following us when you reply – so go follow us and then give your answer to the following question/challenge (all suggestions due by 11:59 PM Eastern on Thursday, September 16th):

This week’s topic is pretty simple – team up a comic book character with a notable historical figure (Wolverine and Theodore Roosevelt fighting in the Spanish-American War, stuff like that).

You might ask yourself, “But Brian, wasn’t that the topic LAST week?” It was, but that’s because we decided to do a SPECIAL edition of The Line It Is Drawn this week. Superstar writer Peter David stopped by last week to give some suggestions for Comic Book Character/Sitcom mash-ups. While normally, as I tell you every week, only suggestions given to us on Twitter count, I decided to make an exception for Mr. David. If you win an Eisner Award, I will make an exception for you, as well. So if you want to make MORE suggestions for the historical figures topic, go right ahead – otherwise, I’ll just send the artists the suggestions you already made.

Read on for the six sketches that came about courtesy of Peter David’s suggestions for the following topic:

Mash-up comic book character(s) with a sitcom from the past or present (Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn as Laverne and Shirley, stuff like that).


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the first name of the artist.

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners!

Peter David suggested:

The Mary Tyler Morbius Show

Brad Millette is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

Peter David suggested:

Mockingbird and Hawkeye Pierce (talk about your MASH-ups)

Caanan Grall is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Peter David suggested:

X and the City

Daniel Irizarri is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Peter David suggested:

WKRP in Sin City

Erich Owen is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Peter David suggested:

Conan O’Brien the Barbarian

George Zapata is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Peter David suggested:

Adam Strange-12

Rafael Desquitado is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Great work, guys!

Thanks so much to the artists and Peter David for the suggestions! Now everyone head off to Twitter and give the artists more good choices for historical figure team-ups next week!

Also, while I will remind you Thursday as well, if you want to participate in our second monthly Reader Art Gallery, be sure to get your drawings to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com by Thursday, October 14th by 2pm Eastern!


Neither Conan O’Brien’s show or Adam-12 were sitcoms, but nice try, PAD.

Oh, man. Awesome.

I dunno, Adam-12 airs on the rerun channel every day, and I can’t see how anyone could take that show seriously.

Brad, Mary Tyler Morbius is hysterical!

That face… That face! Ha ha!

Mary Tyler Morbius for the win

Aw, Adam-12 isn’t that bad a show. Now, it’s older “sister show”, Dragnet… THAT can’t be taken seriously.

All awesome, the suggestions and the art.

WKRP in Sin City is pure genius.

Man, I was really looking forward to the Historical mashups.

I would read X in the City if that’s what Colossus wore.

Surely those Sex in the City ladies are far too old to be of interest to Colossus.

I’d read Mary Tyler Morbius.

Now I want to hear the lyrics from the theme to WKRP read in an overdone noir voice as Andy walks through the rain.

Irizarri, I thought you were supposed to go with the idea the writer gave you, not just draw a regular panel from an X-Men comic!

I kid. Great stuff all around, as usual.

The world is a better place for having an image of Dr. Johnny Fever about to be seriously damaged by Miho in it.

WKRP in Sin City just became my wallpaper at work.

Thanks, Caanan! Love Mockingbird’s hair, really well done.

Everybody’s came out really well!

Haha this was insane. everybody’s entry looks awesome. Mary tyler morbius is just fantastic. hahahah. and everybody else’s are just solid!

when i was working on my x-men piece i was just reminded of all the 90s swimsuit issues that went on, and i just kind of went with the flow.

It’s really one of your best pieces for the project yet, Daniel.


Hahaha :) I still have to laugh when I think of Brian’s X-Men article. There goes my cover of ‘being hard at work’ again :)

Screw the Eisner Award, PAD’s ideas should be followed just because he’s one the few writers in the business who still has a REAL SENSE OF HUMOR, as opposed to “bitch about the characters and the fans and pretend I’m sooo funny” like certain writers I won’t mention here.

(On the other hand, some of these references might be too old for the current audience. Their loss.)

Once again everything was creative, well-drawn and fun. My choice for best goes to WKRP in Sin City, though I might actually watch the Adam-12 show if it had aliens in it. :D

1. Mock and Hawk
2. WKRP in S.C.
3. M.T. Morbius

Great job by all the artists yet again…..

Favorite has to be WKRP in Sin City. I think “Conan O Brien the Barbarian” is a played out concept, and Conan O Brien was never a sitcom. I would have liked to have seen “The Zod Couple” With General Zod as Oscar (with the backwards hat and cigar watching tv) and Non as Felix with the apron and the cooking utensils. It also would’ve worked as “The Grodd Couple” with Gorilla Grodd as Oscar and The Flash as Felix.

If I had the artistic ability, I’d have drawn X in the City with Mr David’s cast from X-Factor ^_^ Val, Rahne, Lorna with Guido in a Speedo

Guido in a speedo! So ridiculous, it rhymes. ;)

I think I would have gone with Val, Monet, Layla, and Terry.

What, no Arkham Shore?

I think in terms of the one-liners PADs morbius joke is the best.The art is well executed well but the strength lies in the gag.

Canaan’s Mockingbird pic is the best piece here, imo. It looks amazing, really professional looking and dynamic.

[…] Aqui vocês podem ver todas as idéias desenhadas por diversos artistas, mas abaixo você confere a mais divertida (ok, I’m a sucker for the TV show): “X and the City”, por Daniel Irizarri. […]

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