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The Line It Is Drawn #67 – Comic Book Characters and Literature Classics

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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 SEVEN 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. Here is an archive of all the previous editions of The Line It Is Drawn!

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 9:00 AM Pacific, Friday, November 25th).

Next week’s theme is…

Superify it! Pick a person, real or fictional, and our artists will draw them as a superhero.

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

Pick a comic book character and a classic novel/play/poem that you’d like to see the character mashed into. Just tell us the character and the novel/play/poem – our artists will figure out how to work them in!


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. Sean wanted me to wait on his piece, so instead we’ll use a bonus piece from Nick.

Edwardthe_III suggested:

Beast Boy & Moby Dick

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

starpilotsix suggested:

Deadpool and Don Quixote

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

starpilotsix suggested:

The Power Pack kids in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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

therealAstrozac suggested:

Dr. Strange in the Hobbit

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

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tgraham21 suggested:

Damian Wayne as Tom Sawyer

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

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UberPrinnyBaal suggested:

Tin Man in Tell-Tale Heart

Nick Perks is also the artist for this one. Here is his website. If you can’t see the piece animate, click here to see it.

Great job, everybody!

Thanks for the great suggestions, folks and what awesome pieces!

Go make a TON of suggestions, people! We have a BUNCH of people trying out, so I’d like to give them as much variety of choices as possible!


So much great stuff today. I thought Sancho Panza Cable would be the pick for today, but then I saw Power Pack in Narnia and Tom Sawyer Robin.

The Don Quixote one makes me miss the good Deadpool book

All gems, everyone.
Mic – Love the Ahab/Slade mash
Daniel – Sancho Cable, love it
Caanan – Your Power Pack is Picture Perfect
Chaz – Nice to see Pip the Troll used
Nick – Just… wow.

Brian — for the topic next week, do we just name the person we want as a hero, or do we give them a hero-name too?

Just name a person.

Another excellent pieces of artwork, especially from Mic? and Caanan.

Though I have to wonder if Ms. Louise Simonson would be laughing once she sees this one with the Pack.

That C&DP/Don Quixote piece…I want it for my wall.

Animated?! And it was sublime even without that extra bit of fun! Wow, Nick.

Canaan, that is one of my fave pieces you’ve done, sweet with a touch of heat and gorgeously rendered.

I was kind of wondering when the Tin Woodman was considered a comic book character, but then I remembered all that Eric Shanowner stuff.

Wow! After my reaction to last week, this one’s batch really had me smiling! (well save for one. read on.)

Beast boy as Moby Dick… eh… but! Mic’s art is as great as ever! (Btw what is that coming out of the blowhole- a cork!?)

I don’t care about Deadpool, but the Don Quixote tribute is great, especially for the art style used. Great job Daniel!

Ohh man! Caanan returns to doing charming whimsy and bats it out of the park! (though, for some reason, I don’t completely like the art. Maybe it’s the inking?) Especially funny is the Aslan joke, considering that he’s actually supposed to be *coughcoughchristcough* (some people don’t get that.)

Chaz’s piece kinda brought me back to the 70’s (I think there was a Defenders story based on The Wizard of Oz, with Doc as the Wizard, right?) Oh and hey Pyp The Troll snuck in! :D

Damian as Tom Sawyer: I care for neither character, so I’ll say that Perk’s art rules and leave it there.

…And I almost liked the Wizard of Oz one (great old art style) but really, heart-ripping jokes? With THIS crew? (You do get creative points for the animation though.)

Overall I’d say Caanan’s was my favorite, Perks’ the best drawn and Chaz’ the funniest.

Thanks all and good luck for next week! :)

Brian, if the deadline for sugggestions is on Friday, what’s the deadline for submitting a piece for the Line it is Drawn Call for Artists?

Thanks in advance!

Tuesday. All the would-be artists will get an e-mail on Friday containing a list of suggestions. They’ll each pick one and draw it by Tuesday.

Great, thanks Brian!

These are all awesome. I especially love Canaan’s Power Pack in Narnia. Matter Master’s whole posture is AWESOME.

Nick Perks’ fantastic Tell Tale Heart pic is the clear winner for me. That man is on a roll!

Matter Master’s whole posture is AWESOME.

There’s a Power Pack member named after an old Hawkman villain?

Next week’s theme is pretty open, will you be testing new artists then?

This week: great stuff all around.

@Sijo: Seriously, who doesn’t get that Aslan is Christ?

Next week’s theme is pretty open, will you be testing new artists then?


@Dean: Many people get that Aslan is a Christ-type figure. There’s many of those in fiction. Fewer people seem to realize that he *is* Narnia’s manifestation of the THE Christ. Especially if you haven’t read the actual novels. Seriously, I’ve had people blink when I told them that. Even some Christians.

Nick Park always does great work, but I think he needs to change up his typefaces sometimes. It really seems stiff compared to his otherwise great work.

Matter Master? I thought his name was Mass Master.

Mic? – Slade and Gar… forever linked but including Logan’s cartoon persona is just priceless….

Daniel captured the Wade and Nathan dynamic perfectly….

Caanan once again ‘gets’ younger characters. Scenes like this one make me wonder why, especially with Disney now in control, no one has made a bigger push for more Power Pack.

Chaz, hilarious… and points to Sijo for the Pip The Troll reference. I totally grossed over that the first time through.

I don’t like Damian Wayne, but Nick captured the character and setting perfectly.

Nick, creepy and fun… just like the whole Oz story……

@Sijo I don’t mean to sound rude but you seem to nitpick over the strangest things! The Wizard of Oz thing has a joke about heart ripping because it’s crossed with The Tell-Tale Heart!

It makes perfect sense and is probably along the lines of what the person who suggested it was thinking of what with the Tin Man wanting a heart and all.

And like Daryll B. said the original Oz story is pretty creepy anyway.

DANIEL: I will miss your Deadpools so much, dude.

CAANAN: Print!

CHAZ: I love the pink nose and Pip!

NICK: WOW WOW WOW…! Hilarious on both counts! Love the animation! Steppin’ it up!

Glad you digs my piece, BIG MIKE, PAX, SIJO, & DARYLL!

haha Sharp eye, SIJO! That’s a cookie coming outta the blowhole. A nod to one of my favorite Beast Boy & Cyborg scenes in the animated series. Keep your eye on the cookie…!



This week was definitely a winner. I usually like Chaz’s artwork, but his style really matched up perfectly on this piece. There wasn’t a piece in the whole bunch that I even mildly can find fault with. Heck I can imagine DC/Marvel running with a few of these and doing a full issue and it wouldn’t be a stretch.

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