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The Line It Is Drawn #24- Comic Characters and Post-2006 Movies!

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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 (I am trying to get to a new schedule, so very little time for suggestions this week – all due by 10:00 PM Pacific tonight, Thursday, January 20th).

I figure with just a day, I need to give one a lot of people can give a lot of suggestions to, so next week’s theme is…

We’ve done the Wars, now on to the Trek! Team-up/mash-up comic book characters with Star Trek characters.

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

Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with a film from the last five years (2006-2010).


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!

No Brad or Rafael this week, but Nick and Mic will fill in!

Aoide_Muse suggested:

How about Hellboy/Shrek?

Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Punisher meets Machete Cortez

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Marvel Zombieland

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

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Dave_Richards suggested:

The Inglorious Basterds and Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos

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

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skippertommy suggested:

Harold and Kumar Escape From Negative Zone Prison Alpha.

Michael Magtanong is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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TheSeamoose suggested:

Scott Summers vs The World

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

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Thanks a lot to the suggestion-givers and our amazing artists! They keep bringing the goods every week!

Go make suggestions for next week’s theme!!

NOTE: If you wish to participate in February’s Reader Gallery, be sure to drop me an e-mail with a JPEG of your drawing (you can submit up to two drawings per month) by 3pm Pacific time on February 10th! Use any topic that has been featured on The Line It It Drawn (I’d prefer you use stuff from January’s editions, but I won’t hold you to that)!

DOUBLE NOTE: I updated the January Reader Art Gallery with a new very cool drawing by Bill Walko! Go check out the Reader Art Gallery to see Bill’s cool drawing (and the other cool ones, too, if you didn’t already check it out yesterday)!


“Scott Summers vs. The World”.

Loved Punisher/Machette. The feel matches perfect with the movies Mexploitation vibe.

And Daniel’s movie credits below the (also awesome) image made me laugh out loud :)

Bravo, everyone!
seriously, great week, and the suggestions that we were given were interpreted fantastically. not to mention just drawn really well.

Nick, Hellboy really should find himself a fiona type aand settle down, shouldn’t he? that hell-girl is pretty sexy as well. the hell-bebies are a creepy lot, though. Chaz’s movie poster is just bad-ass! THATs a movie i want to see. with both of them teaming up to take on ‘the man’ seriously great colors and a great homage to the grindhouse flicks.

Caanan is back and he’s kicking ass, doing what we’ve all wanted to from the start. shooting deadpool straight in the head. the other little bits are just as great, like the web-shooter and the pick-axe through cyclops’ eyes.

Mic really brought it this time, with one image that REALLY does manage to capture all that encompasses “harold and kumar escape the negative zone”. wow. very cool, and it just looks like a fun drawing. oh, and George is awesome. THANK YOU, for not making scott a complete dweeb or idiot, like everyone else seems to.

cheers, and apologies for the humongous post.

No apologies, Daniel! Your comments are my favorite to read. They’re so thoughtful, I think I’m gonna start taking after your example.

NICK :: That Hellgirl is totes a hot MILF.

CHAZ :: I haven’t seen MACHETE, but your piece just made me wanna. It’s now on my mental queue list.

CAANAN :: Man, I laughed more than once admiring this piece. My faves are Spidey getting shot at w/ his detached forearm and, definitely, sharpshooting the Wasp.

DANIEL :: That is an AWESOME movie poster mash-up illo, my friend. The credits make it a home run! I laughed the hardest w/ yours.

GEORGE :: That piece reminds me of Chris Bachalo’s NEW X-MEN 144 cover. Simple and striking. Great blending of styles.

Thanks to Brian for being the coolest curator. Thanks to the readers for the abundant choices. I loves me some options!


I’d like to thank Mic for doing such an amazing job with my silly little suggestion. It’s still only January and Neil Patrick Harris in the Fantasticar has already made my year.

Caanan’s work is amazing as always but this time I have a complaint. It was too dark, details were pointed out in the comments I had to scroll up and re-examine the work. Since I actually commented on a work I should give everone a word. Nick Perks work is great, I just wanted a back ground. (Does Hellboy really have cloved feet?) Folgar I would read that comic…..I was expecting a certain style and you hit on the head. Dan I. movie poster bit was wonderful. The Contessa looking like she was with the bad guys was off for me. Magtanog’s work needs one thing a dumb smile on Harold. And lastly I am about to say something that is prolly the worst advice given to an artist. I wanted you to ape Scott Pilgrim more. Sorry about the length.

canaan’s looks like it should be a whole viewmaster adventure. I love it.

Like mic said, George’s piece conveys so much so simply. Great work all around.

nick fury ftw

Thanks everyone
@Daniel- haha I loved Scott in Morrison’s New X-men which is why I always go for those suits that I thought Quitely did an amazing job with.

@Michael- Nice job adding Bush in that one

@bad_trosky- Yupp Hellboy has cloved feet. I think the movie gave him regular feet which is why it gets confusing. Also, Yeah I figured aping someone else’s style would never give it justice so I tried to blend it into me instead. The way I colored it probably is closer to my own work than Bryan’s but luckily I just happen to like to use very vibrant simple colors as well

I love the credits for the Howling Basterds.

Yep, George clearly recognizes Scott’s best look.

Damn It! Now I have to learn how to work Pinata De Boom into regular conversation.

Hmm. This time I have some problems enjoying some of the pieces, as I either am not familiar with some of the properties involved (Inglorious Basterds, for example) or just plain hated some others (Marvel Zombies.) Neither thing is the artists’ fault though, all did great jobs. My favorite this time sadly cannot be Canaan’s (seriously, I hate zombies in general and MARVEL zombies in particular. Move on to the next pop culture fad already!! >_< ) so I'm going to vote for Nick Perks; though I'm not much a Hellboy fan, that WAS hilarious! (Who is the ghost, tho? Rasputin?)

I hear ya, Sijo. I’m not a huge fan of zombies either, certainly drawing them, which is why I did it. I like to try and challenge myself in some way each week. Makes it more fun and interesting.

I love the likenesses on Mic’s piece! I wish I was that good on the likenesses. Sigh…

Great stuff, guys! Every week, I’m blown away by your interpretations. Always a surprise. :)

Scott Summers vs. The World wins for me on concept alone. I want to read a full length parody right now.

Once again the artists knock it out of the ball park. Great pieces all around. Was hoping to see Funny Books picked, but Marvel Zombieland looks amazing.
Great jorb, all of ya

Did not think they would actually use my idea! Totally made my day! George did an amazing job!

Great stuff guys!

BTW, for next week, and the Trek crossover, note that about 20 years ago, someone actually did an “Elf Trek” parody comic (and it might have even ran 2 issues instead of being a one-shot) crossing Elf-Quest and Star Trek. The page where the Cutter and Skywise parodies looked at the Spock parody and shout “DAD!!!” (and the Kirk parody trying to imagine how that could have happened) is a classic….

Thanks, guys!

Really stellar stuff from everybody this week! All the artists on here rule!

George, man, your Scott Summers vs. The World drawing is hilarious!!! Great work!

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