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The Line It Is Drawn #13 – Special Halloween 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, October 28st):

The topic for this week is team-up or mash-up a comic book character with a notable comic strip character (Cathy as Wonder Woman, Calvin and Hobbes as Batman and Robin, stuff like that)

Read on for the five sketches that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge:

Team-up/mash-up a non-horror comic book character with a famous horror character (either from film, television, novels or comics).


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.

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

You might notice I only said five sketches this week. We’re without Brad Millette this week. He’ll be back next week, though!

This was another big week for BigMike20X6, who got TWO suggestions picked this week!

First, he suggested:

Old West Ghost Rider rides against the Headless Horseman

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

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Next, he suggested:

Joker and the Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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

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This was also a stand-out week for dc2omniverse, with two suggestions of HIS being used, as well!

First, he suggested:

Cthulhu and Godzilla with the fate of Japan in the balance.

Chaz Folgar is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Next, he suggested:

Mr. Monster and Doc Savage.

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

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Finally, RossCHardy suggested:

How about DC’s Captain Marvel and Cthulhu?

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

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Thanks so much to the artists and the suggestion-givers! Now everyone head off to Twitter and give them some good options for next week! We were a BIT light on suggestions this past week, so step it up this week, folks!

NOTE: If you wish to participate in the November Reader Art Gallery, you have plenty of time to do so! The deadline to send your artwork (based on any of the previous The Line It Is Drawn topics, although I’d prefer you choose ones from October) to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com is 6pm Eastern time on Thursday, November 11th!


Awesome work, guys! but I HAVE to give extra credit to Daniel this week. That Captain Marvel/Cthulhu is hilarious. :)

As much fun as it is to be a part of this, it’s constantly more fun to see what you guys come up with.

Once agina, awesome work evreyone! I really liked Chaz his Cthulhu and Godzilla piece.

Good job, guys! I regret having to skip this week!

Woo! what a week!

even though i knew Brad wasn’t going to be doing a piece, It still a downer to see the this week’s sketches go up without him.

on to the good stuff! Caanan, I’d forgotten what your work looked like in black and white, so this week was a nice reminder! very cool brushwork and the horses looks wicked. I’m curious as to see how it’d looks with your colors though. : )

George’s piece REALLY gives the joker a lot of personality in just one line, really. I like the idea of him not enjoying a movie about clowns and it actually annoying him. George’s choice in colors are always fantastic, regardless.

Chaz is keeping up just fine with the Godzilla and cthulhu piece, seriously. i’m really enjoying the retro vibe.

I’m not too familiar with Mr. Monster, but regardless, Rafael is making him and Doc Savage look absolutely kick ass. freakin’ sweet brushwork all over.

Then there’s my piece, I really enjoyed working on it, regardless of not having a tablet, but whatever.
those are my 2 cents, great job all around.


That’s an awesome drawing Caanan, but here’s the old West Ghost Rider:


Mr. Monster reference? Oh hell yeah! Love it!

Nice job all around, and I’m really glad the Horseman idea was picked.
Little known trivia fact, Canaan does not use ink in his artwork, its all Awesome Sauce.

I’m guessing Canaan, when hearing “Old West Ghost Rider,” was thinking of the one from the movie rather than the one from the comic:


Ah! Sorry guys. I had no idea there was a different Ghost Rider. I’m definitely not up on my vintage comics.

Here, I thought the choice was mildly amusing for choosing two characters who can’t even WEAR cowboy hats. My bad. ;)

+1 for the Mister Monster pict!
Good to see Doc Stearn in action!

Also, for an alternate take on Godzilla vs the Cthulhu, check out the link below.
I don’t have the original, but the image was used (swiped) for a flyer at a PHX diy space:


Hey, awesome work everybody! Can’t wait for next week!!!

Great everybody!

Nice work guys I liked all of them this week.

Good work!

Sorry for the shameless plug, but I did a mash-up similar to this last year.

[…] For the last few months, Comic Book Resources has been doing a weekly segment entitled “The Line Is Drawn” which takes a different theme every week (like comic book characters mashed up with comic strip […]

Wow… Thanks gents. I’m honored that two of my suggestions were used this time out! A just some absolutely wonderful work from everyone this week. Any time I think that we’ve seen the best of the best, I keep on eating crow.

The winners in my humble opinion would be…
Ghost Rider
The Joker
Mr Monster

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