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March 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 let 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 off, we have a bonus drawing by one of our Line It Is Drawn artists, Nick Perks.

Nick did a bonus drawing from the Line It Is Drawn topic “Team-up comic book characters with U.S. Presidents.”

Nick’s extra drawing was a depiction of JFK meeting Squirrel Girl! Here is Nick’s website.

Chaz Folgar did a bonus drawing during the Dwayne McDuffie tribute Line It Is Drawn, where comic book characters team-up with McDuffie’s comic book creations. Chaz chose the suggestion (I think it was Mike Shirley’s suggestion – I presume the aforementioned Squirrel girl one was Mike’s, too) of Deathlok meeting Dethklok from the cartoon series Metalocalypse. Here is Chaz’s website.

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Bill Walko, of Hero Business fame (his web comic, which you can read here), sent in a whopping FOUR drawings!

First, he did a drawing based on the Valentine’s Day topic of “mash-up comic book characters with famous romantic movies/books/comics,” by drawing Scott Summers and Jean Grey celebrating, Sixteen Candles-style (from the end of that John Hughes classic teen film).

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Next, Bill drew two drawings using the “draw comic book characters in homages to famous music album covers” topic (click here to see what the regular Line it Is Drawn artists did with the topic).

First, an homage to Nirvana’s Nevermind, featuring Bat-Mite…

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Then an homage to Madonna’s first album, featuring Dazzler…

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Finally, Bill did one drawing using the “draw comic book characters in homages to famous comic book covers” topic (click here to see what the regular Line it Is Drawn artists did with the topic).

Bill used his Hero Business characters in an homage to the famous X-Men #139 cover…

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Sean McFarland did not get a chance to have his piece for the “draw superheroes in their current version as well as their original version” topic (see what the other guys came up with here), so you can see it now!

Here is Sean’s website. Sean took a suggestion (possibly another Mike Shirley one) of the Nick Furies meeting…

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Daniel Glassberg also went with the album cover homage topic. I believe this is Dan’s website here (he didn’t send me a link, but I think my detective work paid off).

Dan chose Pink Floyd’s The Wall, featuring the X-Men, or more specifically, that one loose brick in any Marvel comic that somehow knocks the protagonist out.

Douglas Nelson decided to go with the Valentine’s Day topic. He drew Goblins…in love! Here is Doug’s website.

Jason Welborn also decided to go with Pink Floyd, but he chose the Dark Side of the Moon (and a Sinestro/Green Lantern fight). Here is Jason’s website.

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Finally, Manny Aguilera also chose to go with the Valentine’s Day theme (what romantics these guys are!) and chose to go with Luke Cage and Jewel in love. Check out Manny’s website here.

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 April! Remember, use any topic that has been featured on The Line It It Drawn (I’d prefer you use stuff from March’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 April 14th at 6pm Pacific time!


Way to go, Bill. If I ever can’t do these anymore, can I nominate him as my replacement, Brian? ;)

I like Squirrel Girl. I can’t help it. It is my duty as a fan to suggest at least one Line idea with her per week. ^_^
Kinda trips me out seeing my name repeated on the page so much lately.

In regards to the ones picked from my suggestions…
Nick, you’re insane for choosing a Squirrel Girl pic. That just encourages me to keep suggesting her week after week.
Chaz, whatever loving thoughts I had from the Logan/Danzig pic, have been pentupled by the Dethklok pic. Nailed it.
Sean, that look on Sgt Fury’s face is perfect, and the expression of Col Fury is great.

As to the others, great pieces all around. Definitely going to check out all the links.

I love the use of the squirrel tail as a feather boa.

Oh, man. These are gold.

“Well… I would!” Sold! lol Awesome stuff as always, Nick, Chaz, & Sean! You guys crack me up.

Bill’s just spectacular. Knocked each of his pieces out of the park!

Ha! I’ll be on brick and brick wall watch now whenever I reads mah Marvel books thanks to Dan’s piece.

Awesome couple, Doug! That should totally happen in the MU!

Brilliant (pun) execution, Jason! Looks like an appropriate Valentine’s Day pairing to me! ;D

Aww… hahah very nice family portrait, Manny! Nothing says love like a heart made of half-chain.


Great pieces everyone!

I wish I could have spent a little more time on mine but I think the concept came through.

This blog has actually inspired me to start my own blog with some friends, so if you like nerdy mash-ups check it out:

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