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The Line it is Drawn #100 – 100th Issue Celebration!

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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…

For next week’s #101 installment, it is Super Hero 101! Come up with a class you think a comic book would need to take/would be funny if they took. Wood Shop with Wolverine, History with the Planetary crew, etc. etc.

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

Very simply, tell us your favorite mash-ups, team-ups and re-imagined characters from our first 99 installments of The Line it is Drawn that you’d like to see given another spin! Boba Fett/Deadpool, the Muppet Lantern Corps, Captain America in Caitlin Fairchild’s outfit, etc. Here is the archive of the first 99 installments to give you some inspiration.

What we DIDN’T tell you was that our artists would then make special 100th issue covers based on those old drawings! Now you can see the awesomeness!

Enjoy!

We have some special guests this week! Many of our alumni returned this week to celebrate the big one-oh-oh (which also coincidentally is our 2nd year anniversary)! Sadly, Brad Millette’s computer broke down so he couldn’t make it this week (maybe Brad will show his almost-finished piece in the future!) and Caanan Grall also couldn’t make it this week. Among our regulars, Steve Howard was busy on a very cool secret project that we wish him a lot of luck on and Daniel Cox is busy on his current art direction project that will sadly take Daniel out of the loop for a couple months. But everyone else is here! Woohoo!!

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_Granderson suggested:

What if the Fantastic Four formed a family band instead?

You can check out the original piece here.

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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B_Granderson suggested:

Jar-Jar Binks as The Punisher

You can check out the original piece here.

Jason “Gonzo” Gonzalez makes his triumphant return to the Line it is Drawn with this one! Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

JLA with all the guys in a variation of WW’s swimsuit

You can check out the original piece here.

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

runababies

You can check out the original piece here.

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

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B_Granderson suggested:

Team Ditko: Dr. Strange, The Creeper, Mr. A, Blue Beetle, Spider-Man

You can check out the original piece here.

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

jay “flash” garrick, race car driver

You can check out the original piece here.

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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B_Granderson suggested:

The Warriors Four: Wonder Woman, Valkyrie, Red Sonja and Vampirella.

You can check out the original piece here.

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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B_Granderson suggested:

kal-el and the new gods

You can check out the original piece here.

Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website. I’ll have two BONUS pieces from Nick up on the site tomorrow!

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Here‘s a neat alternate version of the above cover by Nick.

B_Granderson suggested:

victorian adam strange

You can check out the original piece here.

Our first returning contributor, Erich Owen, is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson‘s suggestion of

the child of Starfire and Robin

combined with samscenarist‘s suggestion of:

Damian Wayne’s future Batman in his own ongoing title/Female Robin

You can check out the original pieces here and here, respectively.

Our next returning contributor, George Zapata, is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Adventure Time with Finn & Jake & Conan

You can check out the original piece here.

Chaz Folgar is the artist for this one. Here is his website. Chaz went with a gatefold cover!

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Plastic Man Noir

You can check out the original piece here.

Our next returning contributor, Rafael Desquitado, is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Kraven The Duck Hunter

You can check out the original piece here.

Brendan Tobin is back on board and is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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samscenarist suggested:

Magneto vs The Borg

You can check out the original piece here.

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

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samscenarist suggested:

Vertigo X-Men

You can check out the original piece here.

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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samscenarist suggested:

Deadpool vs. Stormshadow and Snake Eyes

You can check out the original piece here.

Michael “Mic?” Magtanong is also back in the mix and the artist for this one. Here is his website.

samscenarist suggested:

Grant Morrison Superfied

You can check out the original piece here.

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Nick’s What if jack kirby created Batman?

You can check out the original piece here.

Our last returning contributor, Daniel Irizarri, is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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WOW! What a week!

Thanks so much to our returning contributors! We miss you guys!

And thanks so much to our regulars! Everyone better appreciate all the effort these guys and gals put into this thing week after week for now a HUNDRED installments! So awesome. They all amaze me weekly with their stunning work.

Okay, after you’ve suitably applauded the artists, go make suggestions for next week!!

36 Comments

The Flash/Racecar driver piece was originally my suggestion back in week 44.

Cyborg as Wonder Girl is perfection. Well done, Walko.

Pete Woodhouse

August 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

Bill: FF as substance-abusing musos rocks!
Xum: Love the cross-dressing JL-mAles!
Marco: Obligatory milestone appearance by Wolverine — almost spilled my coffee over that one!
John: Who’s the Ditko fella between Spidey & Speedball in front?
Daniel: Kracklin’ good Kirby homage!

Congrats to all the LIID artists for #100 and great to see some of the old guard back! I’m very proud to have been a part of the feature for these past six months and hope we keep it going until #200 at least!

Cyborg as Wonder Girl is perfection. Well done, Walko.

That’s actually Xum Yukinori ‘s piece, Gus. Credit where it’s due! :)

John: Who’s the Ditko fella between Spidey & Speedball in front?

That’s Captain Atom in his original red & gold costume, Pete, who I also featured in my first regular piece for The Line It Is Drawn, #77: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/02/15/the-line-it-is-drawn-76-after-watchmen/

Someday, I should really draw him in an unobstructed view. :)

Eric T.Barcelon

August 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

Bill Walko- Interesting take on the FF as punk rockers and I like that you used the cover of issue 191.

Yukinori/Trumbull- Noticed you both used Justice League of America covers (100 & 102):
Xum Yukinori- Crossdressing JLAers and Titans were hilarious!
John Trumbull- Really cool that you added more Ditko characters to the mix!

Brendan Tobin- Nice tribute to the old NES Duck Hunt game!

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers- That was a really great piece and it had a very epic feel with Magneto twisting the Borg’s cube ship.

Not to nitpick, but wouldn’t making Molly Hayes a “Runababy” be redudant? Seriously, I don’t know what’s cuter: Widdle Xavin & Widdle Karolina, or Widdle Gertie on Old Lace. Good stuff.

Love it, especially the Ditko League of America. That Batman & Robin cover is really gorgeous, too.

I’m hoping the forum can help me out with a quick question – my birthday is rolling around and this year is the year I’m going to start buying commission pieces, and I was wondering what kind of notebook should I buy? Is there some sort of industry standard sketchbook? Thanks in advance for any advice.

These were all such great pieces, loved seeing the new interpretations of the other works.
So, when is Chaz going to get signed on for the Adventure Time comic?

Ahhh… I love the milestones! Where the past and present collide!

This is the longest I’ve sat in front of a TLIID gallery in admiration just to drool over and ogle each and every amazing piece. My computer must think I’m tryna make a pass at it.

The graphic design overall is the best yet. Even the order kicks ass!

BILL WALKO: Clever!
GONZO: Your polished cover jams never cease to astonish!
PROF. XUM & JOHN: Your covers complement each other’s like they’re from the same yet separate universe!
MARCO: My fave! Aw yeah Runababies!!
JOSH: I LOVE how you added Nick’s original as the corner art! Cool continuity!
AXEL: Ha! Doggy bag!
NICK: One of your best! Can’t go wrong w/ an Irizarri redesign!
ERICH: My original TLIID hero!
GEORGE: TLIID 2 Hit Combo! Nicely executed!
CHAZ: Gatefold?!? You beast! Fantastic fit of artist and subject.
RAFAEL: Dark, fearsome, & convincing! I would read that Plas.
BRENDAN: Brilliance! I lol’d hardest on this! Most excellent pixel artistry.
THEA: Super detailed! Kudos!
PHILLIP: Very cool of you to bring them outta the shadows! Pasties are definitely Vertigo!

And it’s a pleasure and an honor closing this one out w/ my boys, SEAN & DANIEL. Worked out great!

BRIAN: You’re the best!

Happy 100th Week, Liners!!

Peace.

Although I didn’t have a suggestion picked this week, I love that two of my old suggestions were redone for this extravaganza: Team Ditko (now with more Ditko than ever before!) and the Warriors Four. And they’re both totally awesome.

I’m also a big fan of that Victorian Adam Strange.

OMG THAT WAS AMAZING. You should all be very proud of these!

Trumbull wins again.

Actually the Batman/Damian & Starobin would be an interesting story

Trumbull wins again.

Nice of you to say, Dan, but TLIID is only an exhibition, not a competition, so please… no wagering. :)

I really like this feature every week, but this one was GREAT. The Ditko superteam, racer Flash, NES Kraven, and Kirby Batman were my favorites.

…So..much…AWESOME!

Excellent stuff this week! Hard to pick a favorite!

I really appreciate the “Good the Bad and the Weird” reference. I don’t know how well known it is but I thought it was funny and totally didn’t expect to see it referenced in something like this. My favorite of the bunch, but they all look great!

As for a suggestion, Microbiology with the Atom!

WorldbreakerGrimm

August 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Holy bada-rada-killer-awesome, Batman! So much greatness, so much talent…all of you deserve full-time gigs, and that’s the ever-lovin’ TRUTH. Thanks for your weekly contributions, all of your dedication to this wonderful artform. Here’s to…

…Wait for it…

#1000!!!

In regards to the DLA:

1. Where’s Squirrel Girl? I mean, you gotta have a token chick on a team.
2. My guess as to who dies? Starman. Or maybe Wing. One or the other.

In regards to the DLA:

1. Where’s Squirrel Girl? I mean, you gotta have a token chick on a team.

Yeah, Big Mike pointed that out to me, too. Mea Culpa. If I happened to think of her, I would’ve stuck her in there. But hey, c’mon — I gave you 12 characters instead of the required 5! That’s gotta count for something, right?

2. My guess as to who dies? Starman. Or maybe Wing. One or the other.

Out of this bunch, my money’s on Dove, Speedball or Starman. But heck, probably about everybody there has died at one point or another.

Fantastic work! :-D

Well Creeper is Red Tornado’s spot so my money’s on him.

A range of amazing work but John’s DLA floored me. Just wow.

Roquefort Raider

August 3, 2012 at 5:56 am

That John Trumbull fellow is just brilliant, isn’t he?

Really astonishing work from everyone, but this week reaffirms why I loves me some Chaz so much.

–B

Really great work everyone! Sad we weren’t able to get all the originals but I for the one can’t fault people for being busy. Gonzo has some amazing ink lines by the way

Hopefully we’ll eventually get to see Brad’s finished piece!

That John Trumbull fellow is just brilliant, isn’t he?

As soon as I find someone smart enough to read this comment to me, I think I’m going to be supremely flattered. :)

stakkalee: Since you got lost in the shuffle somehow, let me take a crack at your sketchbook question. If you really wanna go big with it, you should be able to find Bristol paper (the industry standard) in book form at any art supply store, from about a million different companies.

As far as just standard high-quality sketch paper, I personally swear by Strathmore sketchbooks. It’s the only company I’ve found that works for every drawing media (just rough enough for pencil or charcoal, won’t bleed or soak ink, etc.), and all their sizes/qualities are usually acid-free, which means the piece won’t fade or yellow over time. Hope that helps!

And just to throw my two cents in, stakkalee:

I recommend getting a Bristol pad with the tear-out sheets, and not a sketchbook. That way, you can commission multiple sketches at one time (just leave a sheet with the artist, which may take some time, instead of having to wait for an artist to finish with your sketchbook before moving to the next one). It also minimizes your chances of potential damage/loss in case something were to happen to your sketchbook while out on commission (rarely the case, but it can happen).

But that doesn’t mean you can’t end up with a sketchbook at the end of the day. Just buy a clear-sleeve art portfolio (like those by Itoya), available at most art supply and many office supply stores, to keep your pieces in (and you can arrange them in any order you want too…).

Good luck.

Xum

Can’t wait to see Nick’s bonus pieces. I love that guy.

Wheres the extra art gonna be at tomorrow?

Just to be clear…in the Batman and Robin one…that’s not supposed to be a female Robin anymore, is it?

The awesomeness on this page is fantastic! Happy 100th everybody!

It’s great to see the whole gang on here kicking so much ass! This 100th edition is continual proof of the extraordinary talent on here, and I’m proud to be a part of it. It’s an honor and a privilege to get to draw with all of you each week! Now lets get to 200!

Thanks for the kind words Big Mike, mic?, and Brendan! You guys rule!

And Brian, thank you for everything!

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