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December 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!


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

Alex Holt’s drawing is based on the Line It Is Drawn theme of “amalgamate two comic book characters” (click here to see what our resident artists did with that theme) Alex chose to combine Captain American and Gambit! Here is Alex’s website.

Sean McFarland also went with the amalgam theme, choosing to mix Hellboy with Cerebus! Here is Sean’s website.

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Rufus Edge ALSO chose to go with the amalgam theme, choosing to mix Two-Face and the Hate Monger as Two-Hate! Says Rufus of the character:

Two Hate was an ordinary deeply racist man until he was horribly scarred and disfigured by an acid attack. Unable to see his own skin, he can no longer tell which race he belongs to and which group of people he’s supposed to hate, so he decides to flip a coin at midnight each day to decide whom he will attempt to mass-murder for the next 24 hours.

Here is Rufus’ website.

Tom Tung decided to go with the Line It Is Drawn theme of “mash-up/team-up comic book characters with Star Wars characters” (click here to see what our resident artists came up with for that theme). Here is Tom’s website.

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Andy Hunter (who did not give me a website address) sent in two choices for the comic character/Star Wars character theme. I figured I’ll just use them both. I know I say not to send in multiple drawings, but now that I think about it, what the heck, it’s a whole MONTH, right? So if you want to send in more than one drawing in the future, go ahead. Just don’t go overboard. Keep it to 1-3. In any event, Andy went with a Scott Pilgrim/Star Wars mash-up and a Cyclops/Vader face-off.

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Boykoesh Akkerman also went with the amalgam theme, choosing to envision the Cowardly Lion as a Green Lantern! Here is Boykoesh’s website.

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Jason Welborn went with the comic book characters/Star Wars theme, choosing to mix the X-Men with the Star Wars characters. Here is Jason’s website.

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Michael Magtanong went with the “team-up two halves of two famous couples” theme (click here to see what our resident artists came up with for the topic). Michael chose to team-up Hercules’ partner, Amadeus Cho, with Green Hornet’s partner, Kato. Check out Michael’s website here.

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Finally, Manny Aguilera chose to go with the amalgam theme, as well, as he decided to mix Thor and Captain Marvel together! Check out Manny’s website here.

Thanks, everybody!! Great stuff this month! And a nice turnout!!

Feel free to start sending in pieces now for NEXT month’s Reader Art Gallery, which will go up on the second week in January! Remember, use any topic that has been featured on The Line It It Drawn (I’d prefer you use stuff from December’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!


Every single one of these is amazing. Great work all around, everybody! My fave is the Scott Pilgrim piece, though the two X-Men/Star Wars mash-ups are both good, and I adore that Wizard Of Oz/GL piece.

The Cerebus/Hellboy piece has a great Eric Powell-like vibe going for it.

And Tom Tung’s Star Wars/GL piece is good, though I have to admit, when I first saw it, I thought “He has the power of the Schwartz!” :D

Absolutely loved the Scott Pilgrim piece! :)

For me it’s all about low key.
The Cowardly lion getting the GL ring is greatness. Simple and effective.

The Scott Pilgrim piece is also picture perfect. I love all the little nutritive bits. It all fits in perfectly/.

Last but not lest is the GL/ Star Wars. the rings as lightsabers I think works well. The themes of hope and anger works too.

All of them had great art and concept, but just the image of Cyclops vs. Vader looked best to me

The readers are rock stars! My fav is X-Men/Star Wars, but so much awesomeness is to be found!

Two-Hate is complete genius.

Thanks for the kind comments about the Scott Pilgrim piece. I’m a huge fan of the books and it was great fun mashing it up with Star Wars.
Apologies to Brian for not including a website link. For anyone who’s interested here it is:

My own fav’s this month are Cerebus, Cowardly Lion and X-Men on Hoth. Great work everybody.

All winners this week, but I was totally blown away by the Two-Hate concept and drawing. Awesome job.

Great work everyone, my favourite though has to be the Scott Pilgrim/Star Wars – really has the feel of that comic. Also love the concept of Two-hate, it made me chuckle.

By the way, my link isn’t currently working, (it’s currently directly to within CBR) but if anyone wants to look further my link on the name of this post should head there, sorry it’s a bit of a rubbish site currently.

Anyway, great to see everyones work, I look forward to seeing what people produce next month!

Boykoesh’s piece is utterly gorgeous. Cowardly Lion – GL ring – a no-brainer now that it’s been presented to me but never would have considered it.

Oops, sorry, Alex, it was missing the “http://” part of the link. It’s fixed now!

Thanxs for the kind words everyone. Originally, I had another idea for this drawing but in the end i decided on the posted version. I thought the simpleness of the drawing was a more powerful way to get across the idea.

However, I did save the original drawing so if anyone’s curious they can check it by hitting the link in my postname.

Thanxs for the kind words everyone.

By the way, I had a different first draft for my Cowardly Lion/Green Lantern bit. After some consideration I decided on the version I posted because I think it’s simplicity makes it idea come across better.

However, I did save my original idea so if anyone is curious you can find it by hitting the link in my postname.

By the way, i made two drawings for my cowardly lion GL idea. In the end, I decided on the bit I posted here. For whoever´s curious, the other drawing that I was considering can be foud at http://boykoesh.deviantart.com/#/d34xc18

Boykoesh 'NoMoreDucks'

December 16, 2010 at 2:04 am

Aha, that came back to bite me in the ass :)

My posts didn’t appear yesterday so I kept trying. Now I’m saying the same thing for 4 posts in a row :s
Sorry for cluttering up the messageboard.

I am officially a fan of Sean McFarland!
Your stuff looks better each time dude!
Way ta’ go, man!
You need a book.
We should talk…

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