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The Line It Is Drawn #25 – Comic Book Characters and Star Trek

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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 10:00 PM Pacific, Thursday, January 27th).

Next week’s theme is…

You see them all the time, so now you come up with some! COVER HOMAGES!! Pick a comic book character and place him/her/them into an homage of a famous comic book cover! Deadpool re-created Wolverine #1 with a Swiss Army Knife, stuff like that.

Read on for the six sketches that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge (which we had over 100 suggestions for!!):

Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with Star Trek characters.


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!

Rafael and George won’t be with us this week, and Brad won’t be around anymore, but luckily Nick Perks did an EXTRA piece this week, so we’ll still have six pieces for you all this week!

Aoide_Muse suggested:

Magneto vs The Borg

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

Aoide_Muse also suggested:

Zatanna being burried by falling Tribbles

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

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planetpex suggested:

The Mighty Worf, (Klingon) God of Thunder

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

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shurwitt also suggested:

Spock meets Namor

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

Nick wanted to open this up for a caption contest, so in the comments section below, feel free to come up with an alternate caption for Nick’s Spock/Namor piece and Nick’ll pick which one he likes best and we’ll re-run the piece with the new caption!!

shurwitt also suggested:

Ororo, Uhura. Uhura, Ororo.

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

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UberPrinnyGozer suggested:

Sentry gets counseling from Troi

Caanan Grall 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! Another great 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)!


Holy gosh vindaloo, it’s the notorious fan dance! Well played, Michael. I’m loving both of Nick’s pieces, and the expressions on Canaan’s one are hilarious.

I was originally going to suggest Spock meeting Zan & Jayna, but somehow Namor struck me as way better.

No, Pon Farr is not a member of the Kree. Maybe showing is better than telling.

In related news, I just did an image search for Zan & Jayna, and now I’m a little scarred. I should know better by now.

In the Magneto dialogue bubble, the second comma should be after the word “now.”

You’re Welcome!

Oh this was awesome! Kudos to the artists!

They’re all nice this week. I’m really not sure how to improve on that Namor/Spock caption, since we know that Sarek likes the Earth ladies…

I saw Caanan’s name come up on the new Steve Bissette/Mark Oakley conversation over at http://www.srbissette.com Very cool.

As I mentioned last week, there was the “Elf Trek” comic decades ago, that was a hoot.


The comic itself was even better than the cover…

Man, I’m telling you… better and better each week!

DANIEL :: YES! It would be a massacre. Patrick Stewart shoulda called up his buddy Mags to bail him out when he got assimilated. Great color choices and the uplight looks great!

NICK :: You win “The Likeness” Award! Amazing! Both pieces!

CHAZ :: Cool mash-up! Glad you designed a Klingon-friendly helmet for Worf. The head needs proper ventilation.

CAANAN :: lol! I love the expressions and gestures! The whole composition is stellar.

Thanks to everyone for making the suggestions happen!


Caanan en Nick really made me laugh this time. It’s amazing how much humor you guys put into these drawings every week.

All of these completely rock but “Sentry gets counseling from Troi” – best laugh I’ve had in weeks. Bravo all!

Is it just me, or was Troi one of the most incompetent psychotherapists to appear as a main character on a television series?

Great stuff guys.

And thanks everybody for enduring me these past few months. I’ve had fun, but I need to focus on other projects right now.

I can’t believe there’s no Xavier/Picard joke in here!

Good pieces all around. My streaks been broken, but all the ideas picked were nicely executed.

I can’t believe there’s no Xavier/Picard joke in here!

Yeah, that was the first thing I thought of, but I didn’t suggest it because it seemed so obvious.

There were quite a few Picard/Xavier suggestions. I guess we all went for something a little different?

Good luck on your endeavours, Brad! Thanks for sharing your sense of humour with us all.

For Nick’s caption contest – “Of course this wax dummy isn’t exaggerated. I’m one buff Vulcan.”

Ahh, wonderful stuff all around again! Last week I felt a little disconnected from some, but this week, all pieces were enjoyable:

#1: The Magneto one’s art is OK, but it’s the ATTITUDE of it, especially the word balloon, that really sells it.

#2: OH MY GOD a Nick Perks Zatanna! I’m giving it the Best Drawn award this week. :) Btw how was Zatanna going to pull Spock out of a hat? *Imagines his head sticking out saying “This is not llogical”* HAH!

#3: On the other hand, I like Thor but I dislike Worf, so I’ll put it at the bottom of my list (still impressive though.)

#4: More Nick Perks art, with a VERY good joke, makes you imagine the whole conversation and what happens afterwards (KA-POW!) :D

#5: Ohhh fandom’s sexiest Black Females doing the Fan Dance! Had the art been a little better it would have beaten Zatanna, but great work anyway!

*6: Oh, once again, I cannot choose Canaan’s admittedly well-drawn and funny effort as my favorite because I can barely stand The Sentry and Troi, even less. -_- But hey I love plenty of his stuff already! :)

Thanks to all the artists (and the people who made the suggestions) Can’t wait for next week’s! :)

Clearly this round of The Line It Is Drawn is part of Cronin’s sinister plot to eliminate Joe Rice by pushing him towards a lethal fit of apoplexy.

@Trey: i appreciate a good punctuation correction, but a proper edit would have a comma on each side of the word “now.” And I’d do away with the first comma, just because I don’t like overuse of commas. And it would look a little something like this:

“So… Resistance is futile, now, is it?”

Caanan always seems to nail it for me…it’s my pick amongst a very strong group this week (the Spock/Namor piece is a very, very close second though – beautiful).

The Sentry and Troi is my favorite! I laughed out loud when I saw this! :) Great job.

@ Trey and @Hans Goodman
accuracy in grammatic punctuation, is possibly, 3rd on the list of things, i couldn’t care less for, but thanks, regardless…!

great week, guys! Nick Perks, decided to just make us all look lazy and draw 2 entries. sheesh, the guy’s a machine. and its not like quality drops, so its just makes us look worse. : )

Chaz’s drawing is just an acid trip, and i’m REALLY digging it. its such a weird mesh, that one of Thor and Worf, that combining those elements creates such a unique image!

Uhura and Ororo, are now my new super crushes, thanks to Michael. seriously, love the trippy colors.

and then Caanan. You and your characters’ expressions are always fantastic and accurate. i love the emoting and you really have it down, man!

for the record, daniel, the thought of correcting your punctuation never occurred to me. i just thought it would be fun to point out that the guy who, for some reason, decided to give you a punctuation note got it wrong. and it was more fun than i ever imagined it could be.

Not going to give a blurb to everyone this week. You were all good.. The Mags Borg bit was funny as yeah he would kick their butts so easy.

@ hans,

Yeah. Its really no issue with me, I really do suck with punctuation and its something that many people have tried to teach me about for forever. oh, and I totally get what you were trying to do. you’re right, its a bit ironic. : )

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Great week, everybody! Really nice stuff!

Brad: Sorry to hear you go, man, but good luck. It was a blast serving beside you in this crew! I always dug your drawings, and hope to see more of them. Don’t be a stranger, dude!

Spock “We didn’t steal those whales.”

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