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The Line It Is Drawn #48 – You’d Never Think You’d See…

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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, July 7th).

Next week’s theme is…

“What if…?” Pretty simple concept, really. You come up with the description for an issue of What If…? (whatever company you’d like) and our artists will come up with what they think the end result of that What If…? would be.

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

Come up with something that you’d always like to see a comic book character do that you know they never will.


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, Sean or Caanan this week. Luckily, Nick did a bonus sketch, so we have five pieces!

JasonWelborn1 suggested:

Professor X buys a comb

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

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MechanisticMoth suggested:

Wolverine blowing bubbles instead of cigar smoke!

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

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sbotzakis suggested:

Hulk reading a book

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

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sbotzakis suggested:

Charlie Brown kicking that football.

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

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snakebitcat suggested:

The Hulk, Hellboy, Savage Dragon, and Lobo having a tea party.

Daniel Irizarri 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!

Now go make suggestions for next week!!


These are freaking adorable. Accordingly, I adore them.

Nicely done! The Thinker Hulk is my favorite. I feel like that one communicates certain mood and emotion even to someone who doesn’t know or recognize the Hulk.

Charlie Brown kicking the football is the greatest antidepressant ever!

But Charlie Brown already kicked the football in “It’s Magic, Charlie Brown”.

The tea party is great.

These are great. Go Charlie!

I want a t-shirt with that Charlie Brown image. Possibly with Hang In There Baby on it.

A superb week – great suggestions and great renditions!

What I’d love to see is Lucy yanking the ball and Charlie accidentally kicking her right under her chin. Teeth fly. Blood splatters. Sirens wail…

I wish I’d suggested my idea of Archie and Jughead making out. Oh, well.

I like the idea of the Charlie Brown one the best, but I think the Hulk is the best executed.

It’s just not the same without Caanan.

@Thok: He was invisible at the time, so we did not actually SEE it. The look on his and Lucy’s faces above are priceless. Definitely a feel-good moment for the ages!
I love the Hulk and the tea party one as well, but everyone’s done a super job overall!

Who did the teaparty art? I really liked it and was wondering who’s handiwork it was.

The “X” comb-over is hilarious. :)

And Wolvie… so serious, even with bubbles.

Really like both of Nick Perks pieces, very diverse styles. The Hulk one is very nice.

But my fave is still the teaparty. :)

Dang Tea Party activists taking over the comics blog.

Who did the teaparty art?

I don’t think we’ll ever know…

I need a sketchbook of the tea party idea now! Get every artist to do it. Eventually we’ll find out who did the original.

Travis Pelkie

July 7, 2011 at 1:53 am

Somehow the “thank you” on the bag the prof. has was quite funny to me. Nice piece, though.

Wolverine looks too pretty or something.

Hulk like Gene Wolfe, but Hulk think story endings odd! Nice work.

Nick nailed the line work on the Charlie Brown piece. It’s deceptively simple line work that Schulz did, but Nick got it.

But yeah, that tea party rocks. I would buy a whole series based around that concept. Who did the art work? :)

I like Mary’s idea of Archie and Jughead making out. I bet someone wants to draw it.

I need to contact Kelly about her time travel abilities so that I can go to last week to make suggestions for next time. (It says the 1st for the deadline.)

Man, if I ever join the Twitter, it’ll probably be because of this feature. Or something.

Best Tea Party Ever!

As for Archie & Jughead, John Ostrander did a comic called ‘Munden’s Bar’ one story featured the perpetual teenager Andy Archins coming out of the closet & declaring his love for his best friend Jiggs

Here’s a link


The whole comic is a whole lot of fun.

Mic and Chas always deliver but… The tea party is perfect.
Great art AND story by Daniel “Anonymous” Irizarri.

Chaz: Why does the Prof look so different in his daydream? Is it because he thinks he’ll be more handsome with his ‘hairstyle?’ Other than that, hilarious.

Mic: Wolverine blowing bubbles just gets a “..so what?” from me. Reminds me of the time (true story) that someone (not a fan, a Marvel employee) complained about him being drawn eating a banana in an issue of X-Men. Sheesh! (Still, very pretty art.)

Nic: I’m sure The Hulk must have read a book while transformed *sometime*, probably when he was ‘intelligent.’ Still, Awesome take on The Thinker.

And speaking of art, Perks, like Canaan, is a master of adapting styles- could you guess that The Hulk and Charlie Brown pieces were done by the same guy!? BTW this was the funniest piece this time around, no doubt about it. :D

The Artist Whose Name We Keep Forgetting: Definitely, this was the best one this time. It made ME like Lobo, for God’s Sake! It would only have been better had they been led by a little girl. Congratulations! :)

Mike Loughlin

July 7, 2011 at 7:21 am

The Piece By the Unknown Artist was hilarious. Too bad he’ll never get the accolades he deserves…

I liked how Prof. X’s self-image was noticeably less corpse-like than in “real life.” That wink will disturb me as I try to sleep tonight.

Thanks to Mic’s piece, I’m picturing a Wolverine romance manga. Hopefully, some of his girlfriends will survive in the bubble-verse.

Kudos to Nick for nailing both ideas. Was it tempting to turn the Hulk’s book upside-down?

Shout out to Nick for using the correct cover for Gene Wolfe’s Peace. And the idea that Hulk “gets” Wolfe is immensely amusing.

i wish there was some way of knowing who did that Tea Party piece, you know? My life is empty in a week without Caanan, George or Sean. I’m sure they’re just accumulating energies for the next week. : )

The awesome thing is we could all probably skip a week and Nick would probably still pick up the slack like a champ. seriously, 2 really fun pieces from him. I feel like we both channeled the same sensitive, thoughtful Hulk on our pieces which is really cool. I don’t think there’s a person alive that hasn’t wanted to see Charlie Brown hit that football, so thanks, Nick.

Chaz’s piece made me smile hard, since before i had no idea how he’d work that suggestion! fun and colorful. Love it. its like this idea that he’ll FINALLY be handsome once he gets some hair on his head.

Mic decided to continue the adventures of Gay Wolverine from his previous entry for the line and honestly i love it. I loved last week’s take and I’m pretty sure Mic hadn’t intended for the connection, i still want to make it, since i want to see the continuing adventures of Gay Wolverine. : \

Caanan, George, Sean try not to skip any more because y’all will start looking like me.

Sadly, I am still recovering from a major allergy attack. One day my right eye was swollen shut, the next, I had a blister right on my left eye. On the EYEBALL itself! Is that even possible?!! (Apparently so…) I’m drawing Max strips today, and feel pretty much back to normal, but my vision still goes dark around the edges occasionally. I’ve seen some killer suggestions on twitter already though, so hopefully I’ll be up for next week! :D

Daniel, I said on Deviantart that piece would sit well in Strange Adventures – get you some Marvel monies! ;)

Chaz – I love how you made Chuck’s self-image handsomer than he actually is, the vain mutant.

I enjoy Wolvie’s intense bubbling. Bubble blowing is serious business, Bub!

I love the Hulk Thinker. Antonio is right about the mood it strikes. I saw the actual Thinker sculpture at the Vancouver Gallery a few years ago and it’s smaller than I expected. Still awesome! And that Peanuts piece is pretty much dead-on for art. I feel like there should be a full Sunday followup of Chuck’s epic, well-deserved, victory dance. (Snoopy would join in of course. Any opportunity to dance…) ;)

Actually… my original idea for The Hulk was to have him reading “How To Contest A Will” with a thought balloon “HULK… WILL… SMASH…”.
Well – it seemed funny.
I’m glad I changed it.

@Mike Loughlin – Exactly! Why on earth did they change from that cover?

So glad Chaz picked my idea and ran with it! I never thought about him using it on his eyebrows. It’s a nice companion piece to your “fancy beard” Xavier from the other week.

Nice job fellas! Got to hand it to the thoughtful Hulks this week, Dan and Nick, you both brought out the quiet contemplative side of everyone’s favorite Jade Giant. And Dan, “Too much smash is bad for soul,” will live on forever… or should at least live on in t-shirts.

Caanan, you had a blister on your EYE!??! Good lord. I have no near that level of excuse… I didn’t even know that could happen, at least not outside some sort of Mayan Curse. Did you unearth some ancient civilization whilst cleaning the basement?

Well here’s to next week!

The tea party is the best, really good stuff, a crossover one-shot would be cool :D


Eh, they’re okay. What about doing What if the Soul Reaper Captains from Bleach had the spectrum rings from the various lantern corps?

That tea party is awesome :)

Y’know what’s funny is lookin’ at Chaz, Nick, and my pieces, we totally coulda collabed and made a Central Park scene or somethin’. lol

I gotta give it up to our boy, Daniel, though! MAN. He smashed it w/ a fresh full-pager! SMASHED. The Hulk tea pinky? Magnificence.

MIKE: “Bubs Over Flowers”? “Wolverines Basket”? ;]

DANIEL: hahah Consider my pieces from the past 2 weeks as the unofficial prequel to “Prelude to Schism.”

CAANAN: Now we know what “bub” stands for whenever Logan uses it!

Thanks for the comments y’all!


Damn. What kind of allergic reaction causes a blister on the eye, Caanan?

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

And good job, guys. They all look great.

Not sure what the allergy was from. My wife and I were down on Brier Island in Nova Scotia for Canada Day, which is this tiny island with one town of about 200 people. We went walking along a trail from a lighthouse to find the second seal watching spot, and “trail” is a very loose term when describing what was there. It was a tiny track left by a single four wheel buggy, all overgrown with long grass, and it takes you right through a seagull nesting area! These were big seagulls! Swooping seagulls…

Anyway, it was probably a bite of some kind, or some kind of exotic, ancient spore landed right in my eye. Probably what killed the Canadian vikings way back when… You know… heavy stuff. ;)

The Tea Party wins this week…. “League of Weird Super-Powered Folks”?

Xavier thinks of himself like that all the time according to X-Men: First Class…lol

Wolvie blowing bubbles…I am sure there’s a Beatles song in that line somewhere….

Hulk and The Thinker… a combination so simple but effective….

YES! Charlie got the football….but with his luck, it hit the kite-eating tree and clocked him on the noggin /stripped him bare on the return trip… So even when he won…he lost….

Feel better Canaan!

Bonus Thought: Sekhemket, I just visualized that thought and OMIGAWD! The Bleach Spectrum Lantern Corps is an awesome visual. 100 internets to you for such a mind-blowing thought!

Travis Pelkie

July 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Not to make light of Caanan’s malady, but I got the song “Blister in the Sun” in my head after reading about it — and dude, a local radio station PLAYED that song the same day! It’s an “80s and more” station, but still, Violent Femmes are NOT on their usual playlist. I have freaky mental powers.

Or something.

Hope you’re better, Caanan.

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