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The Line it is Drawn #91 – Jonah Hex Tribute to Tony DeZuniga

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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 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 choices picked 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 6:00 AM Pacific this Friday).

The topic is…

In honor of the late Ernie Chan (and, to a certain extent, the late Tony DeZuniga), come up with ideas for drawings starring a character they are well known for working on, Conan the Barbarian. Team-ups, mash-ups with films, TV shows, paintings, video games, Conan doing mundane tasks, whatever you’d like!

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

In honor of the late Tony DeZuniga, come up with ideas for drawings starring his most famous creation, Jonah Hex (which he created with writer John Albano), in some fashion. Team-ups, mash-ups with films, TV shows, paintings, video games, Jonah Hex doing mundane tasks, whatever you’d like!

Enjoy!

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!

adriantullberg suggested:

Considering there’s a western episode being filmed; Hex and the Doctor.

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Jonah Hex meets Sheriff Bart, the Waco Kid & Mongo (Blazing Saddles)

Steve Howard is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Jonah Hex teams up with Hellboy.

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

mash up Jonah Hex and Dick Tracy.

Brendan Tobin is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Jonah Hex and My Little Pony.

Marco D’Alfonso drew this one. Here is his website.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

mash up Jonah Hex and The Wizard of Oz.

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

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Jonah Hex and The Rocketeer vs. Nazis.

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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ozmendoza suggested:

Jonah Hex in South Park

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

ozmendoza suggested:

Jonah Hex’s first day at his new office job

Yukinori Xum drew this one. Here is his website.

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thefarlander suggested:

jonah : warlord of mars

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

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thefarlander suggested:

jonah v skinner sweet (american vampire)

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

therealAstrozac suggested:

Clint Eastwood starring in a Jonah Hex movie in the mid 1970s.

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Jonah Hex as one of King Arthur’s knights of the Round Table

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Jonah Hex teaming with the Batman from Gotham by Gaslight

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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Awesome stuff, folks! Now everyone – go make suggestions for next week!

34 Comments

the south park one is great. i love scuzzlebutt!

Very frightening, what with the celery arm and the Patrick Duffy leg.

Now, that I think about I think someone had suggested Clint in a Jonah Hex movie before. Oops!

Lots of great variety this week in humor, executing ideas in creative ways and well drawn pieces. Loved the inclusion of Indy in the Nazi piece.

Clever juxtaposition with Two Face

BLOOD ON PINKIE PIE’S HOOVES!

HA! “Tony DeZuniga Fire Water.” Nice one, Steve!

Yay for Mic?’s return!

Maaaaan, those are AWESOME!!! Hard to pick one in particular as a fave (but I’m kind of partial to the Rocketeer/IndianaJones/Hex team up).

I don’t get the Blazing Saddles joke….

Love the Eastwood & Gotham by Gaslight drawings! If only we could have gotten a Hex movie like that!!

this is probably my all time favorite the Line is Drawn. I particularly liked all the film references (the Wizard of Oz was hilarious and Blazing Saddles was cute. Clint as Jonah, of course ;)).

Well done everyone…

Travis Pelkie

May 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

All of these are pretty cool. Brendan’s Dick Tracy one and the My Little Pony of BLOOD are very nice.

Bill, did you draw the Doctor and Hex with different drawing tools than usual? The piece looks slightly different than usual, but still very nice.

Hello everybody! Miss me? (Yeah I bet you didn’t.) Had internet connection problems last week. Anyway, I’m back now. Jonah Hex, huh? Never really cared for the character. But let’s see what our talented artists can do with him…

Considering there’s a western episode being filmed; Hex and the Doctor: I’m pretty sure there HAVE been episodes of Doctor Who set in the Wild West though that may have been long ago. Anyway this is funny if only because Walko drew it.

Jonah Hex meets Sheriff Bart, the Waco Kid & Mongo (Blazing Saddles): Never cared much for Blazing Saddles either, however Howard’s art continues to amaze, seriously I think he’s the best of the new TLIID members so far (do you ever do art in color?)

Jonah Hex teams up with Hellboy: this makes a weird kind of sense even if Hex never was much for the supernatural (except in the movie.) He looks REALLY old here but then he’d have to be to team up with HB. Good one.

Mash up Jonah Hex and Dick Tracy: OK, THIS made me laugh, I admit it. And it was a great Tracy homage-in color to boot! Good one Tobin!

Jonah Hex and My Little Pony: Look, people, just because something is popular doesn’t mean it can be combined with anything, OK? This is piece is completely absurd- and it made me fall off my chair with laughter! XD But I still don’t like it you hear??

Mash up Jonah Hex and The Wizard of Oz: Ugh, I’d hate this one in principle, except the art is (no pun intended) wonderful! Good work McFarland!

Jonah Hex and The Rocketeer vs. Nazis: And guest-starring Indiana Jones! Whopee! *Ahem* Great idea, though again Hex would have to be older than sin to be present in WW2.

Jonah Hex in South Park: OK, I don’t watch South Park, and I’m pretty sure those things aren’t from Jonah Hex (not the comics anyway) so I don’t get this one. I’ll stay neutral.

Jonah Hex’s first day at his new office job: I may be the only person in the planet who doesn’t like The Office, but whatever, Hex isn’t going to make me like it any the more. Great art though, especially the POV.

Jonah : warlord of mars: Another one that DOES make sense (John Carter was from around the Civil War era and so was Hex) and the art by Perks is of course grade-A as usual. Though Hex looks like he’s thinking “Couldn’t you mash me up with a movie that didn’t flop?” XD

Jonah v skinner sweet (American vampire): Hey Mic! Nice to see your art again! Even though I have no idea who this American Vampire guy may be or why he would mesh well with JH.

Clint Eastwood starring in a Jonah Hex movie in the mid 1970s.: Well yeah, I guess Eastwood would be the perfect actor for the character. And neat 70’s poster-style art too!

Jonah Hex as one of King Arthur’s knights of the Round Table: Uh, no. Sorry, but no. Oh not the mashup, that is an intriguing idea (perhaps via the events of a certain Mark Twain story? ;) ) What I mean is the “you only see the characters as tiny figures in the distance” trick. Sorry, that’s a cop out. Even enlarged you can barely make out Hex (and is that Marvel’s Black Knight?) Too bad because the art itself is kinda good.

Jonah Hex teaming with the Batman from Gotham by Gaslight: Hey, this actually made me smile. Pretty clever, and pretty art too. Makes me pine for “The Brave and the Bold” cartoon (which, yes featured Hex at least once!) Why’d they cancel it again?

Hmm, some of those worked and some didn’t, but overall the art quality of every one was great this week! I even liked Hex in some! Congratulations folks! (Now next up is Conan, a character I like *even less* than Hex. What will my reactions be? We shall see… ;) )

Doggone! Ah reckon these here pictures are the apple dumplings! Sorry ah couldn’t join yar this week — had me some trouble with a handful of ungrateful militants. Sijo: whyn’t you stop jawin’ so much! Har! Har!

Acer: Go watch Blazing Saddles. Then you’ll get the joke, and you’ll have seen one of the funniest movies ever made.

I had some extra time today, so I put together a step-by-step of this week’s LIID drawn piece over on my Facebook page. I set the album to public, so anyone with a Facebook account can see it. Check it out here (Or just follow the link Brian posted tonight on the home page):

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150963110687527.468978.631177526&type=1

Beach Blanket Django!

May 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Love the Blazing Saddles and Hex/Hellboy pics, but must say that my personal favorite is the one of Hex riding the My Little Pony. Something about the absurdity of the idea sings to me! Hahahaa!

PINKIE PIE SHALL BATHE IN THE BLOOD OF HER ENEMIES!!!

Sijo, the new job is referencing the movie Office Space, not The Office, as far as i can tell. Great reference, and a very funny, excellent piece. The South Park piece is not what i was expecting, but it’s definitely cool. Those were my suggestions, so obviously i like those works the best!

I do love the Little Pony one… it’s almost impossible to screw up a Hex/Pony mashup. Still, the execution was wonderful. So much win this week. Thea’s art is beautiful.

The Dick Tracy and Gotham by Gaslight entries both made me laugh out loud, so I’ll have to pick them as my top 2. But an all around solid bunch, as usual.

Acer, since no one else has explained it (though if their intent is to get you to see the movie, I agree), I’ll take a crack at the “Blazing Saddles” joke. In the movie, when Sheriff Bart asks Jim (the Waco Kid) what he does for fun, he replies “Oh, I dunno. Play chess… screw…” In the drawing, since Jonah is asking the group as a whole, Bart cuts him off before “screw”, because the implication would be that they do that particular act together.

Unless I’m mistaken, Mongo’s comment is a play off of the infamous “You complete me” line from “Brokeback Mountain”. Am I right, Steve?

Okay, I can’t tell for sure since the face is obscured–is Scuzzlebutt’s leg Patrick Duffy, or is it Brent Musburger?

Unless I’m mistaken, Mongo’s comment is a play off of the infamous “You complete me” line from “Brokeback Mountain”. Am I right, Steve?

I haven’t seen Brokeback Mountain, but that line was famously used in Jerry Maguire.

The famous Brokeback Mountain line is, “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

ManBearPig!?
super cereal?
genius..

Great work from everyone this week!

Travis sez: “Bill, did you draw the Doctor and Hex with different drawing tools than usual? The piece looks slightly different than usual, but still very nice.”

Thanks, and yes. I usually pencil by hand but ink and color with the Wacom tablet digitally. Lately, I’ve been doodling and playing with markers… so I thought I’d give it a shot this week. Work-wise, I’m already in front of the computer a lot, so I figured I’d mix it up a bit.

Sijo, I assume this means you’re not familiar with the concept of “riding off into the sunset”, as a way of actually giving an elegiac touch to the piece for Tony DeZuniga. That’s definitely Marvel’s Black Knight — is there another character, other than Kirby’s Demon, that is so identified with Camelot in the comics? I can’t think of one.

Mic?, please don’t ever do that to us again — leave us like that for so long. I hope it was for a good and lucrative reason, because this pic indicates you ought to be getting paid for this — a lot.

and Milton comes full circle — should have known the stapler wasn’t his — he just couldn’t handle something that cool (Office Space did start out as a webcomic starring Milton, right?)

Excellent work by everyone — even if a giant, blood-spattered Pinkie Pie violates so many laws of man AND God!

“Sijo: whyn’t you stop jawin’ so much! Har! Har!”

Ah k’nt! Ah tries, but I just k’nt! XD

“Sijo, the new job is referencing the movie Office Space, not The Office”

Well, in that case, why didn’t it just say so? Brian Fail! ;) (And no I haven’t seen that movie.)

“Sijo, I assume this means you’re not familiar with the concept of “riding off into the sunset”

You assume wrong, I can tell that was what you were going for- I’m just saying the figures are too tiny to see well. You might have as well used silhouettes.

“That’s definitely Marvel’s Black Knight — is there another character, other than Kirby’s Demon, that is so identified with Camelot in the comics? I can’t think of one.”

I can think of a dozen, but I don’t want to sound like a know-it-all so I won’t list them. Eh? What do you mean, “too late”?? XD

I was indeed thinking of Milton when I did Hex in the office (I believe it was an animated short, and not a webcomic, by Mike Judge called “Milton” that started it all), but I had forgo… I mean, added the twist of Milton shaving his mustache so he wouldn’t be easily recognized.

Yes. That is the ticket, indeed. Hurrah.

And incidentally, I am a fan of “The Office” — the U.K. version.

Xum

Damn, you guys are right about that line. I thought there was another quoted line from “Brokeback” besides the “quit you” thing, but I just checked the IMDB and I didn’t recognize a word. Anyway, I stand by the rest of the stuff I said.

That’s definitely Marvel’s Black Knight — is there another character, other than Kirby’s Demon, that is so identified with Camelot in the comics? I can’t think of one.

I agree that it’s the Black Knight, but since you asked: Shining Knight would be the first one that comes to mind (more than the Black Knight, even, but that’s because I know him better), and of course both Marvel and DC’s Morgan le Fay and Merlin, and to a lesser extent Modred the Mystic, Madame Xanadu, Shining Knight and everybody in Camelot 3000. I’m sure I’m forgetting plenty of others, though.

Regardless of who the knight is (or “neeght”, for you Python fans), Thea’s composition definitely triggers in the brain a swelling music score of a heroic duo riding out to deliver some swift justice.

Nice work indeed.

Xum

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