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The Line It Is Drawn #40 – Comic Book/Web Comics Team-Ups/Mash-Ups

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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 6 AM Pacific, Friday, May 6th).

Next week’s theme is…

Mash-up a famous work of art with a comic book character. Chaz suggested this one – I actually considered doing it a long time ago but I was worried we wouldn’t get enough responses. Prove me wrong, people!

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

In honor of the Month of Web Comics, team-up or mash-up comic book characters from print comics with characters from web comics!


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 George this week, so Sean is filling in!

caanan suggested:

Charles Christopher meets Wolverine

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

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matt_organic suggested:

X-Men meet the cast of Achewood, just to combine two of my favourite things…

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

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sbotzakis suggested:

Kate Beaton’s Mystery Solving Teens meet Robin

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

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sbotzakis suggested:

Thor meets the folks at Multiplex

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

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shurwitt suggested:

Kate Beaton’s Sexy Batman meets the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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

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Nick also tried a different inking approach on this piece. You can check that version out here.

tgraham21 suggested:

Superhero Girl and the Batgirls

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

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Thanks to all of our suggestion givers and, of course, our awesome artists!

Be sure to check out the web comics featured in today’s piece!

The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl.

Achewood by Chris Onstad

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

Multiplex by Gordon McAlpin

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks

Now go make suggestions for next week!!


Love the Achewood X-Men. I could not stop looking at Vlad and Lie-Bot as Sentinels. :)

Hahahaha, I don’t even know who Superhero Girl is (yet!), but that Batgirls one is priceless.

And I love that Kate Beaton is getting so much love this week. As for my own Sexy Batman/LOEG suggestion, I absolutely adore everybody’s facial expressions, especially the amused look on Mr. Hyde’s face. Well done, sir!

The Charles Christopher one is artistically and conceptually wonderful but makes me feel all squicky inside, like Elmo as a pedophile or something.

Holy manscaping, Batman! That’s some fine Kevin O’Neill aping there, Nick.

I’m more disturbed by Hyde’s reaction to Sexy Batman than Mina’s.

Nice peices this week, though I’ve never read any of the webcomics suggested.

I *love* the Thor/Multiplex mash-up!

Hey, two of mine made it! I think they all are great, but I have a soft spot for the Multiplex one as well. Robin and the Mystery Solving Teens made me lol.
Awesome work!

The best reaction in the Beaton “Sexy Batman/LOEG” is Queen Victoria!

Probably my all-time favourite TLIID.

I *love* the Thor/Multiplex mash-up!

Yeah, I was telling Mic when he sent it in that he just nailed it.

Fantastic, the lot of them.

Every single one of these is note-perfect!

One little question, though: Who is Roast Beef mashed up with?

Good question – I thought he was Cyclops, but now you’ve made me doubt myself.

I’m pretty sure Beef is Iceman.

Took me a LONG damn time to figure out Ray was Magneto.

Heh. Phillipe is such a Jubilee. (What is the saddest thing ever: A woman trapped under the dead of Genosha)

I thought Thedor was Iceman.

Travis Pelkie

May 12, 2011 at 2:43 am

I bet if I followed these webcomics, these pieces would be even better.

But on a pure art standpoint, they all rock.

And Brian put in the links, so now I can waste more time…

But that Sexy Batman/LOEG piece is lovely. Beautiful inking. And of course Hyde would look like that, don’t you guys remember LOEG vol.2?

Haha, Charles Christopher meets Wolverine made me laugh (and then cry)

@Travis – Well remembered! Jekyll’s big sin which he was so keen to eradicate was that he “thought of other men”, and as to what Hyde did to Griffin… another Sexy Batman here… http://www.sketchpad.org.uk/comic%20stuff/sketches/sexy-batman-batman1.jpg (but not as successful)

Squee. It does feel awesome when someone picks your suggestion, like you won a spelling bee. These are awesome, especially Caanan’s (of course). The facial expressions are spot on.

Man, this week’s pieces are amazing and strong! I can most definitely sense the love from each artist for the respective chosen comics.

HUGE thanks to Gordon, Brian, & Stergios! I’m beyond thrilled and relieved that you gents dig the Multiplex/Thor meeting. I LOVE Multiplex. I can’t express it enough.

Happy Month of Web Comics, CSBG!


I think this is probably the funniest round I’ve witnessed. I mean Sexy Batman is so perfect, and such a departure from Nick’s usual style, it is easily my favorite this week. Great job to all y’all. Top marks for everyon! Now to clear up any confusion…

Lie bot and Vlad are both sentinels, Ray is Magneto – Rayneto, from left to right, Teodor is Cyclops, Lyle is Wolverine, Todd the Squirrel is ArchAngel, Phillipe is Jubillee, Roastbeef is Iceman and he is in fact making the saddest snowball in the world.

I too feel I would enjoy these art pieces even more if I knew anything about the webcomics they are based on (but that’s my problem with Webcomics, there’s so BLASTED many I don’t even know where to start looking!)

THAT said, they all were intriguing enough just based on the art and ideas, and that’s a good thing!

-It took me a while to figure Wolverine was WEARING the character he met with. Woops. Not my kind of humor, but very well drawn!

-The X-Men one is extremely well drawn!

-I LOLed at the Robin one with his needing a magnifying lens to look at those very-clear footprints.

-The Thor one is probably the funniest, and it got so many neat details in it like the Devil Horns the turned-on girl sprouted being Loki’s. Har!

-Er, I don’t think I want to *ever* think again of Batman doing the Fan Dance but hey, it mocked the presumptuous LOEG and that alone wins my approval (besides: Nick Perks art!)

-Once again, Canaan just nails it- ALL the Batgirls EVER, all looking picture-perfect! Plus, the other characters were, shall we say, hip as well. ;) My favorite this time!

@Cronin: Say, did my suggestions even show up on the list? I tried three times and never saw them. (Stupid Tweeter) :(

Good art all round, but I’ve never even heard of a single one of these web-comics so it’s all meaningless to me.


That made my day.

Awesome, I got picked! That has made my irritating day a hell of a lot better. Particularly love the Ray/Magneto mashup.

Thanks to Sean & Brian!

Great pieces. i don’t know many of the webcomics referenced, but that’s a good thing as I now have more comics to seek out and try.

No Doc McNinja makes me sad. No Awesome Hospital makes me very sad.

Too bad! I was really hoping to see T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics (qwantz.com) here.

What would he do about Rocket Raccoon, with raccoons as his mortal enemy?

I have another comment, floating in the nexus of reality or something…. but let me say that there are so many amazing webcomics out there, I wish I could have done a picture for each of them. Chief among them, Dinosaur comics and Doc McNinja. Maybe next time.

I lost half a day yesterday discovering the goodness that is Multiplex!

Awesome work you guys!

I wanted Deadpool to meet the guys from Penny Arcade. Good stuff though guys.

I just noticed that one of the cast members in the multiplex/thor mash up was dressed Valkyrie Yuki. Nice little shout out to a web comic that is heavily influenced by Norse mythology.

I just noticed that one of the cast members in the multiplex/thor mash up was dressed Valkyrie Yuki. Nice little shout out to a web comic that is heavily influenced by Norse mythology.

Yeah, I should have mentioned that Mic sprinkled in some “easter eggs.” Then again, I think the fact that they were “easter eggs” is why I didn’t mention it…;)…

^heheh Well-played, Brian!

Thanks for the kind words, Sijo!

You lost half a day, but you gained a web comic to love for life, Oric! I’m very glad the Multiplex love is spreading cuz it’s awesome!

Nice catch, Rob! Valkyrie Yuuki was the only other suggestion to team-up w/ Thor so I def had to give her a shout-out.


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