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The Line It Is Drawn #32 – Superheroes in Famous Music Videos

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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 3:00 AM Pacific, Friday, March 11th).

Next week’s theme is…

Team-up/mash-up a comic book character with a famous advertising mascot (thanks to Mike Shirley for the suggestion)

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

Insert a superhero character into a famous music video.


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!

Daniel and George couldn’t make it this week. So Sean will fill-in and luckily, Nick had an extra piece. Plus, as a bonus, Chaz did two versions of his piece! So you get SEVEN pieces this week!

fantastic four in bohemian rhapsody

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Wolverine doing Danzig’s Mother. Wait, that doesn’t sound right

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

Chaz did two versions of this one. Here they are…

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Gender reversed Addicted to Love with Siryn & Multiple Man

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

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Our own caanan suggested:

The Gorillaz join Spider-Man in the Spider-Mobile, cruising down the crazy highway in 192000

Sean McFarland is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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shurwitt suggested:

The Cars. “Magic.” Doctor Strange. Go!

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

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snakebitcat suggested:

Brother Voodoo in the Thriller video, please.

Mic Magtanong is the artist for this one. Here is his website.
Mic also worked in suggestions from Dean Hacker and Mike Shirley to feature the Marvel Zombies in Thriller.

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Thanks so much to all of the suggestion-givers and, of course, our awesome artists!

Now go make suggestions for next week’s theme!!


Chaz, I mean this in a completely hetero way, but I love you.

ok prob best TLIID yet. The Gorillaz was spot on.

All around great pieces this week.
Canaan, love the 1980s cameos
Sean, making the Gorrilaz the Fantastic… er… Future Foundation, awesome sauce.
Nick’s pieces are always great.
Mic, same.
My thoughts on Chaz’s pieces have been stated elsewhere ^_^

Also, I’d like to give a shout out to my good friend Emmett, who gave me the Danzig/Logan idea.

This was hard on the suggestions front. So few music videos have one iconic image.

Great job to the artists.

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, Stephen’s smirk is priceless. Well done, Canaan.

And I don’t even know the reference (I only vaguely know who Danzig is, although I’ve been to the city of the same name), but Chaz’s ones are pretty damn funny.

And oops, pardon the misspelling.

Canaan’s piece is awesome as usual, but for the life of me I don’t recognize the two kids on the far right.
Who are the boy with the moon pendant and the indian girl?

Great pieces. I don’t recognize anyone to the right of Strange except for Karate Kid

To the right of Strange is Sarah and Hoggle (from Labyrinth), Atreyu and Bastian, Danny Larusso, Ferris Bueller, and Esteban and Zia (from the Mysterious Cities of Gold).

I usually make suggestions almost every week, but this is the first time one of mine was picked and it really is awesome to see your idea brought to life by someone else. I see why you guys love it so much. ;)

You arty folks are the rockingest rockers who ever rocked a pencil, pen, marker, brush, and/or tablet. Nick, that Bohemian FF is perfect. Wow.

There’s also Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain.

I didn’t even notice the people behind Strange were meant to be anyone in particular.

I’m not familiar with the Danzig or Gorillaz videos. I do like how Wolverine has devil horns, though.

I guess the Bohemian Rapsoday works best, but it’s also the easiest to do. Queen themselves just copied the cover from their second album.

That should say ‘Rhapsody’, obviously.

“Bohemian Rapsoday” sounds like a new holiday we need to start celebrating!

OMg! MYSTERIOUS CITIES OF GOLD! I frickin’ LOVED that boring show!! XD Where’s the Incan dude? That is SO sick, caanan! (The clothing patterns are luscious!)

I’m getting a serious Quitely vibe off Nick’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Addicted to Love is beautiful. That’s the hottest I’ve seen Siryn/Banshee in a while.

LMAO at Chaz’s second piece! *LOVE* it, man.

The Spider-mobile looks so hot, Sean. I likes Mr. Fantastic’s expression the most.

Thanks for the suggestions, snakebitcat, Dean, & Big Mike!


Nick Perks is once again the top artist this week, with BOTH of his sketches (though my favorite was the Addicted To Love one.)

However the funniest was Sean McFarland’s, with the funky Spider-Mobile!

Suggestions for next week: Howard The Duck as the Aflac Duck, The Lizard as the Geico Gecko, and Thor and the Warrors Three as the Capital One vikings. Pass them along. ;)

Or you could just Twitter them yourself. It’s not hard.

Woo hoo! I dunno if snakebitcat came up with the same idea I suggested in the comments or just echoed me, but regardless Brother Voodoo doing Thriller just rocks!


I always equated the Fantastic Four with Sonic Youth. They have so much in common. Both New York based and both feature a married couple with that latter had a child.

Sue Richards = Kim Gordan
Reed Richards = Thurston Moore
Lee Ranaldo = Human Torch
The Thing = Steve Shelley

I betcha Sonic Youth have a cool headquarters too…

Thanks for the kind words, guys! And THANK YOU, Big Mike! That suggestion ruled! (Thanks to Emmett, too!)

Great week from everybody? Hell yeah!!!

Next week:
Jolly Green Giant/ Apache (SuperFriends)
Charle the Tuna/ Aquaman
Geico Caveman/ Moonboy & Devil Dinosaur OR Savage Land
Noid/ Daredevil
Coca Cola Polar Bear/ Captain Cold OR Iceman

Speaking of art, hey Brian, when’s March Reader art going up?

eagerly awaits modok/koolaid man meeting

Speaking of art, hey Brian, when’s March Reader art going up?


Brilliant work. Especially Gorillaz and the Bohemian Rhapsody one.

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