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November 2010 Reader Art Gallery!

Every week, we have six artists do sketches based on reader suggestions. The feature is called The Line It Is Drawn (check it out here). Well, once a month I am letting any reader who wants to share their OWN drawings send in one drawing apiece based on one of the previous topics that the Line It Is Drawn artists have used. I’ll feature the art with the artist’s name and the artist’s website (if any).

Here is our latest monthly reader art gallery!

Enjoy!

The art is posted in the order in which I received them!

Joey Peters’s drawing is based on The Line It Is Drawn theme of “Draw comic book characters in different genres” (click here to see what our resident artists drew with that theme). Joey chose to draw Arthur..the Barbarian! Check out Joey’s website here.

Aaron Holmgren’s drawing is based on The Line It Is Drawn theme of “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with comic strip characters” (click here to see what our resident artists drew with that theme). Aaron chose to team-up Spider-Man and Garfield. Check out Aaron’s website here.

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Calvin Vankeersbilck’s drawing is based on aforementioned “Draw comic book characters in different genres” theme. Calvin decided to do Spider-Man, as done by Wes Anderson. Check out Calvin’s website here.

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Boykoesh Akkerman’s drawing is based on The Line It Is Drawn theme of “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with video game characters” (click here to see what our resident artists drew with that theme). Boykoesh chose to team-up Hitmonkey with Donkey (and Diddy) Kong. Check out Boykoesh’s website here.

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Manny Aguilera’s sketch is based on The Line It Is Drawn theme of “Team-up or mash-up comic book horror characters with other horror characters” (click here to see what our resident artists drew with that theme). Manny chose to team-up the Ghostbusters with Deadman. Check out Manny’s website here.

Click here to see the finished piece!

Cory Stauffer’s drawing is based on The Line It Is Drawn theme of “Mash-up comic book characters with sitcoms” (click here to see what our resident artists drew with that theme). Cory chose to do Batman as the cast of Leave it to Beaver.

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Rufus Edge’s drawing is based on The Line It Is Drawn theme of “Mash-up comic book characters with musicals” (click here to see what our resident artists drew with that theme). Rufus chose to go with the Vision in Tommy! Check out Rufus’ website here.

Jess Harrold’s drawing is based on the aforementioned “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with comic strip characters” theme. Jess decided to mash-up Spider-Man with Peanuts. Check out Jess’ website here.

JP Nguyen-D’Aléo’s drawing is based on the aforementioned “Mash-up comic book characters with musicals” theme. JP went with Daredevil mashed-up with West Side Story. Check out JP’s website here.

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Sean McFarland’s drawing is based on the “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with video game characters” theme. Sean teamed-up the Avengers with Captain N and his crew. Check out Sean’s website here.

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Wilson Plaza also went with that same “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with video game characters” theme with this Wonder Woman/God of War mash-up.

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Andy Hunter ALSO went with that same “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with video game characters” theme with this Justice League/Team Fortress 2 mash-up.

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Daniel Folgar (how great are the Folgars, people?) ALSO went with that same “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with video game characters” theme with this Tetris/X-Men mash-up. Check out Daniel’s website here.

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Jason Welborn ALSO went with that same “Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with video game characters” theme with a piece he calls “The Shadow of Galactus.” Check out his website here.

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Finally, Michael Magtanong went with the “Mash-up comic book characters with musicals” theme with this She-Hulk/Wicked mash-up! Check out Michael’s website here.

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A great turn-out, folks, both quantity AND quality-wise!!! Be sure to drop me a line if you forgot to include a link to your website!

Feel free to start sending in pieces now for NEXT month’s Reader Art Gallery, which will go up on the second week in December! Remember, use any topic that has been featured on The Line It It Drawn (I’d prefer you use stuff from November’s editions, but I won’t hold you to that)! Just send a JPEG of your drawing to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com for inclusion in next month’s gallery!

30 Comments

The Ugly American

November 12, 2010 at 10:36 am

Article not as epic as desired. Prefer to read custom author commentary for each submitted image.

Superb stuff, that She-Hulk is gorgeous and I love the style of the Deadman Ghostbusters piece!

I’d have to say the Tommy/Vision is my favorite! Nice use of lyrics there, Rufus!

I’m still sad that I’m not seeing a Joker and Harley Quinn as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett (respectively), but I guess that just means I need to commission it. ;-)

Wow, I first saw that Charlie Brown/Mary Jane drawing a few years back (although reading “hit the football” instead of “hit the jackpot”) when it was posted elsewhere along with a whole bunch of other Marvel/Peanuts mashups (Snoopy & Linus reenacting the Silver Surfer/Thor fight, etc.), but I never knew who created it.

That Daredevil/West Side Story mashup demands to be made.

“How do you solve a problem like Elektra?”

“When you’re a Hand, you’re a Hand.”

“Gee, Officer Fury…”

There’s a great video on Youtube of a Wes Anderson Spider-Man.

Wow, that Shadow of Galactus piece is epic…

Yes, I am totally smitten with the Shadow of Galactus one!

Shadow of the Galactus. Wow.

Buttler – yup, my MJ Peanuts piece is a bit old, but I couldn’t resist submitting it here. I did two versions, one including the added ‘football’ joke. Thought I’d keep it to blockhead here.

great submissions, don’t know if it’s my favorite, but loved the Tetris/Magneto…. and thought the Spidey/Garfield was somewhat funny, even liked the fact that Spideys senses go off.

Mary Jane as the Little Red Haired Girl is brilliant.

Jess: Oh yeah, it’s perfect for this, & just kinda perfect in general. Obviously it made an impression if I remember it so well!

Awesome to see I got it, Tons of cool drawings in here. I really like the x-men with tetris.

@Mary: Yeah I was partially inspired to make this because of that video, but mostly because of the rumors that Wes Was going to direct Spider-man.

Really nice turnout!
The turns at humour had me laughing out loud. So much so thatI think I may give the humor a try for a change of pace in the future. Technically, there’s just something I loved about Sean McFarland’s piece, and the ‘Shadow of Galactus’ rocked balls! I can honestly say: it is the best sense of how huge and imposing Galactus would actually be, that I’ve ever come across. AWESOME job!
Oh, and HIT MONKEY rules!!!

Oh yes, HIT MONKEY rules indeed

Great stuff everyone but yeah Shadow of Galactus in particular is rocking my world.

There’s talent in this audience, way to go to tap into it.

Sweet!! Thank you to Brian Cronin & CSBG for featuring my illo!

Thanks for the kind comment, Jess. Your clever piece is a chuckler!

Great stuff this month. I’m also really diggin’ JP Nguyen-D’Aléo, Andy Hunter, & Jason Welborn’s pieces. Congrats to everyone!

Peace.

AAAIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! OMFG They picked my husband’s Arthur the Barbarian! I’m so proud of him! I can’t wait for him to see this <3<3<3

Tetris/X-Men is not only gorgeous, it’s really, really clever.

I also love how the SHE-HULK/WICKED piece captures the style of the famous Wicked art and a classic She-Hulk pose. And it’s gorgeous

Hi Guys!

My 2 favorites for sure are Team Justice and She Hulk for sure!
They’re perfect!

Thanks for the kind words about my piece (Ghost busters vs Deadman)
You can see the finished pieces on my blog here:
http://mannycartoon.blogspot.com/

Hopefully I’ll submit something for the next reader art bit.

ok i hate to do this, eric, but the x-men/tetris piece is not clever. it’s as basic and dry a representation of “x-men + tetris” as i could imagine. nothing remotely clever about it. rather the opposite, if anything, in that they’re just fighting somehow using tetris pieces. swap out those buildings and the tetris pieces for ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD, and it’s the same “mashup” with the x-men. so, yeah, this is a long way of saying it’s not clever at all. there are a great many words you could use to describe it, and because of the nature of subjectivity, i’d have a hard time disagreeing with most. but “clever” just isn’t one of them. it’s an objective fact that cleverness is not one of that picture’s qualities.

shadow of galactus is flat out awesome. this stuff is fan art, so you can’t hold it to professional standards, but this one doesn’t look remotely amateurish. A+. great work. i love it. heads and shoulders above the field.

second place to the deadman one. nice gestures, nice lines. guy’s got serious potential. it’s one of the roughest pieces i’ve seen on these art galleries, but it’s wonderful. much closer to professional quality than the average finished piece here.

honorable mentions: west side story gets points for creativity. on a technical level the she-hulk piece is nice. there’s a lot to like about the team justice one, though for all of its polish there are some amateur flags. and a few nice figures on the captain n piece; with some discipline and stronger layouts this guy could be very good.

and, again, because this cannot possibly be stressed enough. the x-men/tetris piece is NOT clever. in case anyone was unsure.

Team Justice 2 wins everything.

Wow, that X-men/Tetris mash-up is awesome! Real clever, too.

I’m glad you liked the GB vs Deadman Piece. The finished version is posted on my blog and will be updated here as well.

I will say you’re being a little hard on the X-men piece though. It lacks a certain something but I think the idea is that the debris are the tetris pieces. so it’s not totally interchangeable.

What’s not clever? If you don’t think it is, Hans Goodman, you’re entitled to your opinion, but nothing about your opinion qualifies as an “objective fact”. Magneto is fighting the X-Men by manipulating Tetris blocks in a similar fashion to how the player manipulates them in the game. I personally found it very clever (my opinion, also not an objective fact). This was my favorite of the bunch, even with some stiff competition. When I saw the buildings, the Tetris music started going through my head. Kudos, Daniel Folgar!

These are great!

not trying to be harsh, but i’m a natural critic i guess. i love tetris, i love the x-men, and there certainly isn’t anything wrong with the piece. i was only criticizing the faulty assessment that it’s “clever.” objectively speaking, magneto is not manipulating the blocks in any fashion remotely resembling how the player manipulates them in the game; for one, he’s obviously moving them around in three-dimensional space, as opposed to the two-dimensional format of tetris. in addition, he’s not manipulating them in a fashion that involves aligning the pieces according to their shapes, which is the whole point of tetris. so he’s not manipulating the pieces in any way close to how the player would in tetris. if the image was of a tetris-like deathtrap where the x-men were in danger of being crushed by tetris pieces falling from above, that could qualify as “clever” by subjective standards, because the artist would actually be DOING something with the concept. at minimum, it would certainly resemble tetris more closely. as it stands, magneto could be hurling checkers, chess pieces, marbles, dice, jax, monopoly figures, any game pieces in the world (against an appropriately corresponding backdrop), and it would have the exact same effect. it’s just x-men + tetris + nothing else. you’re free to like it as a matter of subjectivity. i like the piece just fine; it’s just not “clever,” that’s all. i’m sure i sound like a grinch here, but it’s just how i feel.

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