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The Line It Is Drawn #42 – Presenting Dark Horse Team-Up/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 26th).

Next week’s theme is…

Caanan reminded me that I somehow managed to forget to feature this topic, which is a no-brainer. The topic is – mash-up comic book characters with a famous movie poster.

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

Team-up or mash-up two (or more) Dark Horse Comics characters


No Daniel, George or Sean this week. So besides the four pieces from this week, I’ll work in a couple of interesting mash-ups of Dark Horse characters with characters from other comic book companies that Nick and Sean did, so you’ll still get six pieces this week!

B_Granderson suggested:

fear agent versus aliens

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

B_Granderson also suggested:

beasts of burden/usagi yojimbo

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Grendel meets X

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

dc2omniverse suggested:

Concrete City (Concrete and Sin City)

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

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Now on to the bonus stuff!!

First off, this following piece appeared originally in our December 2010 Reader Art Gallery, but this is the first time you’ll see it here. It is a beautiful piece, and it certainly played a big role in me asking Sean McFarland to contribute to The Line It Is Drawn. It is an amalgamation of Cerebus and Hellboy…

Here is Sean’s website.

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Next, Nick Perks (whose website is here) sent me in this Powers mash-up with the characters of Dark Horse Comics that he did awhile back…

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Great stuff, guys!

Thanks so much to our suggestion givers and our awesome artists! Go make suggestions for next week! I am sure that you have some great ideas for such a broad topic! I want to see at least 100 suggestions for the guys tomorrow!


No Conan? The best DH comic…

As always, Caanan takes the cake for me, but the Cerebus and Hellboy mash-up by Sean McFarland is awesome too.

Conan .vs the goon would be i site to see

I love Caanan’s serene Usagi Yojimbo with the Beasts of Burden!

Would love to see a Mecha/Magnus Robot Fighter or Ghost vs. Hellboy

Had I paid attention, there’d have been a Boris the Bear / EmPowered request submitted.

Twilight Tony

May 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Usagi VS Vader!!

love the stillness caanan – the pose, the colour, the composition – and as usual, the playfulness (in the stillness) how do you do that? – beautiful.

These are all absolutely terrific.

Nice to see the Beasts in there. Really nice-looking piece, btw.

Canaan’s piece takes this one. I would buy a print of that in a heartbeat.

Great looking stuff all around!

I love the Badger. I miss him. :)

Tony C – there’s 2 issues of ghost and Hellboy already

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Mike Loughlin

May 27, 2011 at 5:58 am

“Concrete City” was perfect. I love how the Concrete characters take no notice of the action around them, wrapped up in their no-doubt deep conversation. Nick, you did a great job capturing the feel of both properties, especially with that first “widescreen” panel – the layout and approaching figures were pure Chadwick while the high-contrast no-line backgrounds (and focus on prostitutes) were Milleresque.

All of them were great, of course, but the Concrete fan in me whose starved for new stories got a huge kick out of Nick’s piece.

I’m not familiar with the characters in Canaan’s mash-up, but i will say that the enlarged version makes a very very dandy background! Thanks Canaan!

@MIke – Thanks!
Yes, I too miss Concrete BADLY. And “The Human Dilemma” ended with such a dramatic new development…! If Concrete happens in ‘real-time’ a lot could have happened since then… I want to know!

New Concrete stories are appearing in Dark Horse Presents.

No Empowered? Best thing Dark Horse puts out.

Mike Loughlin

May 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Thanks for the heads up, Brian! Now that you mention it, I remember seeing the cover in one of Greg’s reviews, but I totally forgot until you mentioned it.

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