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The Line it is Drawn #96 – Comic Book Characters and TV’s Community!

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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…

Noir-ify ‘em! Pick a comic book character and our artists will do a noir take on them.

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

In honor of John Trumbull’s appearance this weekend at the Six Seasons and a Movie Art Show (more info here), team-up or mash-up comic book characters with characters from the TV series Community

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!

B_2quared suggested:

Dean Pelton is Plastic Man!

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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B_Granderson suggested:

brita and annie as batgirl and batwoman

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

abed and evil abed as hal and sinestro

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

jeff and annie as batman and catwoman

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

B_Granderson suggested:

chang as doctor strange

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

B_Granderson suggested:

starburns as the silver surfer

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

B_Granderson suggested:

annie and britta as batman and robin

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is href="http://www.nancynismo.deviantart.com/gallery/">here.

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Troy and Abed and Annie’s Boobs as Wonder Twins and Gleek

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Dean Peltzer/ the Watcher

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

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SeanIzaakse suggested:

Jeff as Booster Gold, Pierce as Blue Beetle (Ted Kord version), Abed as Martian Manhunter, Troy as Green Lantern. That’d be funny.

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

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thefarlander suggested:

Troy as Invincible, Annie as Atom Eve and Abed as Kid Omni Man.

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

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thefarlander suggested:

BrittaCanary, ShirleyHuntress and Annie as some other BOP (oracle maybe?)

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

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thefarlander suggested:

Super Jeff being brought down by a kryptonite wielding Chang, Annie (or Britta) Lois looking on in horror.

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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Awesome work, everyone!

Now everybody go make suggestions for next week!

42 Comments

Naturally I like them all – but John Trumbull’s is just…. Super.
And Xum’s idea for “abed and evil abed as hal and sinestro” was WAY better than mine – good thing he grabbed it!

Must confess that I’m not terribly familiar with Community (have never watched it), but my sister will be quite pleased that her suggestions were used.

I’ve never seen the show, but I will say I think the art is great. That kryptonite one is especially cool.

Now I can’t stop thinking of Gillian Jacobs as Black Canary. Perfect.

Lots of great pieces this week– Senor Strange Chang is the awesome sauce, Marco.

Sean McFarland did the best job of really capturing the tone of those characters. It sounds silly but I could hear the voices of the characters when I read their dialogue. Great job.

Axel won. DAMN YOU (shakes fist at the sky)!!!!

Great job, everyone. Some funny stuff. Now I must find a way to watch the show…

that last one is my new background. thank you John Trumbull! And to those of you who don’t watch community, I’m so sorry for your incomplete lives and empty souls ;)

andillformthehead

June 28, 2012 at 7:40 am

how was the study group as the cover of Justice League International 1 not an option?

I love this week so much I want to marry it, move to the suburbs, and have 2.5 kids together. My favorites have to be Josh’s perfect Plastic Man Dean Pelton gag, Xum’s Green Lantabed (I LOVE the dialogue: “We’re the same actor playing a dual role!”), and Sean’s Study Group as the JLI (I agree with MarkBlack that Sean NAILED the dialogue).

GREAT work, everyone, especially considering that not everyone had seen the show before (Although Sean & Steve bean tell me that they became fans over the course of this assignment. Cool. CoolCoolCool).

BTW, Brian, it looks like you left in your Ray Bradbury link from last week. :)

…And why did I type “bean” when I meant to type “both” above?

So…nobody went Troy Barnes/Spider-Man eh? Okay internet, I see what’s going on here.

I am actually dismayed by the complete lack of Shirley, sans the one appearance.

AND WHERE THE HECK IS ALEX?

Starro-Burns

Nevermind; I missed the Surfer thing.

LOL really creatve. love th JLI and silver age ones. they have them down to a tee.

Trumbull wins.

No Starburns? :(
I really wanted to see him and Magnitude show up in these.

Chaz did Starburns as the Silver Surfer, Vincent. :)

Trumbull speaks the truth! I have to say, I am now a fan of the Community! Hulu it up if you haven’t seen it! You will not be disappointed.

Great work this week guys!

Much props to Steve, ‘Thea, and international art star John Trumbull, for taking my ideas and making them one million times more awesome than I could have hoped.

Is anyone else now convinced Joel McHale would make a perfect, like spot on perfect, Booster Gold?

Much props to Steve, ‘Thea, and international art star John Trumbull, for taking my ideas and making them one million times more awesome than I could have hoped.

Aw, shucks. Thanks for providing such great ideas, Sean! And I’m only a coast-to-coast art star right now. Don’t be giving me a big head! :)

sandwich eater

June 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm

No Abed and Troy as Batman and Robin?

Never seen or even heard about this show, but still the images are geat!

I’ve only watched a few episodes, but from what I’ve seen of the show, it’s hilariouse! Nice job, guys! I have to say, I loved Chang as dr strange, I almost wish I had chosen something with Chang, I love that guy.

Phil… I feel your pain. Of course, Brian did create a few other realities with the coin toss, so somewhere out there in the multiverse, Phil got his wish and Axel got shot in the leg. Way to go, Phil! Lol

And somewhere in the multiverse, Thea wins all the coin tosses…

Oh, what a glorious/frightening thought. I’m sure there would be world destroying asteroids involved in that scenario.

I love that there are only about a dozen people who are getting Axel’s joke. :)

What Squashua said. ^ Somebody needs to do Shirley as The Wall and the Suicide Study Group.

How many coin tosses would it take to find a universe where no one complains that they don’t know what the reference is? (Cutting out a felt goatee just in case)

All Axel needs is a wading pool and it’d be perfect —

I hope @RashisTVUgly or @EvilTroyandAbed have been alerted to this awesomeness….

Somebody called Huntress sassy, didn’t they? As lethal as she is with that crossbow, she’s even deadlier at the foosball table, you know….

And I STILL think the only interesting way to settle AvX is with paintballs! (But I can understand why that might have been too much to draw in one week…) Although Utopia covered with a blanket fort is also an interesting idea…

Steve, John and Josh absolutely nailed the dialogue as well as providing clever art; and Dean Watcher is perfect… always thought Uatu had a certain creepy side to him!

Unfortunately, Dan Harmon got banished to the Isle of Silence — but Season 4 is only 4 months away! Only two seasons and a movie left to go!

And Mr. Trumbull — I believe you have got the true essence of Chang — as frightening as that may be… major kudos sir!

Oooh, that’s a good idea! Hollywood — Cast Yvette Nicole Brown as Amanda Waller RIGHT NOW!

And thank you, Becca! Quite a compliment!

How have so many people not watched this show? I have been a fan from not quite day one, more like the second episode of season two, but still …This is the greatest show on television. And this … this installment of Line … this made my day, nay my week.

For once the comments compliment the craziness of the pictures EXACTLY. Yvette as The Wall… Thea winning all the coin tosses… Becca and Axel…. come to think of it, in an alternate universe this could be the Community cast right here in the comments with Brian as Dean Pelton…

*shudders silently*

Anyway, great job by all the artists in capturing the humorous tone of the show….

(and yes I agree that AvX would be a million times better as the Community Paintball To Tha Death Episode!)

Back to the Isle of Silence for me….=)

There may be hope for Jeff yet — I was wondering why no one used the Greendale logo — but there it is — on the phone! And if that’s a GCC-issued phone, then the Dean can have it turned off — and achieve his dream of having Winger eternally grateful to him…

Another evil plot foiled by Really-Small-Reference-Obsessed Girl!

Thank you, thank you — I accept honoraria and gratuities of all sorts — preferably not in small denominations — stuffing them in my pockets makes my hips look even wider…

@Thea – ha! Best. Comment. Ever.

I’m actually aware of that episode, so yay! I get an in-joke!

@Becca:

Ix-nay on the oilers-Spay… eh?

John, I’d still read the comic, even though I now know how it ends…

Xum

There may be hope for Jeff yet — I was wondering why no one used the Greendale logo — but there it is — on the phone!

Glad you caught that, Becca! Good eye!

And if that’s a GCC-issued phone, then the Dean can have it turned off — and achieve his dream of having Winger eternally grateful to him…

That’s more than I thought out the story for the cover, but I have a feeling that any phone issued by Greendale would work half the time at best. :)

I vote for a Second Round!

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