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February 2011 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!

First up is Sean McFarland, who has since become the regular fill-in artist for The Line It Is Drawn! Sean’s drawing is based on the “draw comic book characters as animals” theme (see what our artists did with that theme here). Here is Leobo vs. Kitten Wolverine! I believe Mike Shirley requested this back when it was a Line It Is Drawn topic. Here is Sean”s website.

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Josh, AKA “JR the Monster Boy,” did a drawing based on last week’s Comic Book Cover Homages theme (see what our artists did with that theme here). Josh did not give me a website, but I was able to track it down – you can check out his website here.

Rufus Edge’s drawing is based on the “Comic Book Characters Mashed Up With Movies From the Past Five years” theme (see what our artists did with that theme here), choosing to go with a Jimmy Corrigan meets the Hangover idea. Here is Rufus’ website.

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Andy Hunter’s drawing is based on the “comic book characters/Star Trek mash-up/team-up theme” (see what our artists did with that theme here). Andy decided to go with the ‘lil BRPB go to a Star Trek convention! Check out Andy’s website here.

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Finally, Jason Welborn also went with the comic book characters/Star Trek theme, choosing to see what would happen if the original Star Trek series visited Apokolips! Poor red shirt guy! Here is Jason’s website.

Thanks, everybody!! Another great month of drawings!

Feel free to start sending in pieces now for NEXT month’s Reader Art Gallery, which will go up on the second week in March! Remember, use any topic that has been featured on The Line It It Drawn (I’d prefer you use stuff from Februay’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! Feel free to send up to two drawings, if you’d like! The deadline is March 10th at 3pm Pacific time! I will try to do more posts to promote this, as turnout has been relatively low the last two months (but the quality makes up for the lack of quantity).


The Spider-Man one is the best!

The spiderman piece is what should have run in the regular column. I was disappointed when only Venom was seen in that piece rather than the rogues gallery

Nice work everyone!

Sean’s Kitten Wolverine is very cool. I look forward to seeing more of his work.

Great to see all of Spidey’s villains on display. I’m probably being greedy but I hope we see a colored version on Josh’s website in the future.

I’m not familiar with Jimmy Corrigan, he looks totally deranged. I’ll have to check him out.

I love Kirk’s pose in Jason’s piece… “Hold your fire Bones. Something about this female intrigues me.”
Smarmy Kirk is the best Kirk. And of course the Red Shirt must die.

I like that Hellboy still has facial hair even as a kid! Roger is my favorite though with his Enterprise hat and the mugatu doll.

Great work everyone!

My favorite detail is Dr. Octopus holding the hyphen in place. He’s a stickler, that one.

Love it, yeah, the Lobo/Wolvie was indeed based on two of my suggestions.
Turned out beautifully, Sean!

So much great character in these pieces! Andy I love your expressions! Each nails that character’s personality so well, I think BPRD minis may need to be an ongoing. Also good to see another Mainer on the blog.
Jason, Kirks level of smarm is perfect. The day he opens fire on a buxom scantily clad alien lady, is the day he stops living.

Tracked me down!

I don’t think I’ll be doing a color version of this, Andy, as it was something I did in between other things because I really liked the idea. Thanks for the kind words so far, everybody.

That Lobo/Wolvie piece is awesome.

Jimmy Corrigan’s Hangover is the funniest thing I’ve seen in quite some time.

“Let’s get HAMMERED, Jimmy!”
“Ha ha”

that kitten wolverine is much better than the average Line is Drawn piece. i don’t pay enough attention to know what kind of stuff he’s made while filling in, but if it looks like that he should be a regular. would likely be the second best regular contributor after canaan grail, and no worse than third or fourth.

andy hunter has the goods, too. though i’ve got no idea what BRPB is and i’m not looking it up. does someone not know it’s BPRD? i’ll never find out.

also, i echo the sentiment that the previous spidey-flash-mashup homage was a dud. they asked for the rogues gallery. do it right or don’t do it at all.

Oh, dudes! You must keep contributing! You’re all dope!

SEAN :: I LOVE the energy in your piece!! Those are some feral cats!

JOSH :: Nice pencils, man. Cool alternate to George Zapata’s piece.

RUFUS :: I’m unfamiliar w/ Jimmy Corrigan (I thought he was The Spectre Xo), but that looks like a fun piece.

ANDY :: Damn, you’re good. Terrific, actually.

JASON :: lol Great concept and expressions! Poor red shirt, indeed. I love me some Granny Goodness.

Hope to see y’all throw down in the March Reader Art Gallery!


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