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The Line it is Drawn #101 – Superhero 101

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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…

Video game characters team-up or mash-up with comic book characters. Blade and Simon Belmont team-up, Deadpool in Halo, etc.

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

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. /strong>

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!

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Hit-Girl taking Ettiquette classes

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

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dna_cowboys suggested:

Flex Mentallo in geometry

Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website. Nick didn’t have a lot of time this week, and yet instead of just skipping the week, he “simply” did sketches instead of full pieces – and he STILL did two of them! Here’s the first one.

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Ecovore suggested:

Conan and Vampirella taking Sex Ed

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Wolverine in barber college

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Hulk taking a ceramics class

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Aquaman in swim class

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

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samscenarist suggested:

Hellboy and defense against the dark arts.

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

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TheHeroBiz suggested:

Professor Xavier’s GLEE club

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

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therealAstrozac suggested (megabee had a similar suggestion):

Iron Man ironing in Home Economics

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Hulk in Art Class

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

therealAstrozac suggested:

Study Hall with the Teen Titans

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Dr. Strange: Library Aide

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Hellboy in a Bible History class

Jason “Gonzo” Gonzalez drew this one. Here is his website.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Deadpool taking a philosophy class dealing with existentialism

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

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What a great start to the second hundred installments, folks! Thanks a bunch, everyone!

Now go make suggestions for next week for our artists!

43 Comments

Hard to pick a favorite this week. I do love the guest stars in Steve’s piece (and especially Molly’s T-shirt). Nick’s is great, too, especially since I’ve actually taken a course in non-Euclidean geometry.

Fun stuff.

Ironing Man #101–is that the issue where Ironing Man reveals to the public that he’s Tony Starch?

Pardon my ignorance, but who is the blonde in the Hit-Girl piece?

Also, my favorite has to be the Wolverine one.

That Trumbell piece is a real flashback to Marvel’s What The?!

Chaz Folgar’s piece is great. I have to say I was decidedly not a fan of his at the start – I am sorry to say, poor taste on my part – but the last 3-4 pieces have all really wowed me. They look great. I’m a convert.

Brendan Tobin and Jason Gonzalez also knocked it out of the park.

That Sevy piece is just disturbing.

All these pieces were great, but the Wolverine in barber school made me laugh the hardest. Mr. Trumbull, I salute you.

Thank you! As you were, Roman. :)

Kudos to MarkBlack – he gave something a chance, revised his opinion, and wasn’t afraid to say he’d been wrong.
Why is that so rare?

MikePalotta: You win. You win the comments.

Well, ceramics class wins the award for the least subtle phallic art….

Just caught what follows it….brings whole new meaning to “click image to enlarge”

These are just hilarious. Great job.

The Hulk/Sampson pottery class got the biggest laugh out of me for being so wonderfully unexpected. Doc Sampson should probably be on the outside in the Patrick Swayze role though, as he did appear as a ghost recently in the Red Hulk’s adventures.

“Hulk top, not bottom”

Ironing Man #101–is that the issue where Ironing Man reveals to the public that he’s Tony Starch?

Oh that’s good.

Strangely moved by Nicks Hulk in art class. Beautiful stuff.

Skip the ideas! How do I make artwork for these?

Great stuff guys — too much funny to single out a couple pieces.

I also was wondering who the blonde in the first piece was.

I am acknowledged! Thanks, Nick! You are a Hero of the Beach.

Whaaa….no rorschach taking ‘how to train your dog’ class???

Allawesome but defence agaisnt the dark arts is probably my fav

for all those wondering the blone is Wondergirl as she is in the new 52 (minus the stars in the shadow of costume, i ran out of time) :)

Ah, I’d mistaken Hit Girls Cape for a skirt on the blonde. I’d thought she was a quite thick heroine, of which there are far to few, so I was rather interested in who she might be.

Oh, I was thinking that was Lightspeed (Julie Power). So that leaves only the X-member unidentified; and the teacher sure looks like Edna Garrett.

Wolverine giving the Owl a haircut? Awesome…. and his wall of satisfied customers matches it. That’s two weeks in a row of Ditko’s Shade — Has JT found his very own Machine Man?

Like most PE teaches, Aquaman is a smiling sadist…

Is there allowed to be a competent DADA teacher? Rowling might object…

Mic?, Mic?, Mic? — Kitty is too good for Glee; now Warlock would have been truly annoying….

Xum Yukinori is simply amazing — that drawing works on so many levels it is truly remarkable.

I don’t think Walko can do the Titans poorly — but I have to admit I was hoping Roy would be doing a cat’s cradle while in study hall — and poor Aqualad…..

We now understand why Dormammu hates Dr. Strange so much…

Oh, Axel, you and Vampirella are made for each other — did she ever get her doggy bag?

Doc Samson and Hulk giving a lesson in the importance of not repressing your feelings….

A great week to come back to… thanks to everyone for the great pieces!

I’ve just had some horrible luck of late – -got my laptop stolen with my work on it – -and had to piece together a new connection — but I’m back and in business… now just to get my scripts back out of the cloud and start polishing them again…. i missed you guys a lot!

Becca, pretty sure the X-Girl is X-23. See her claws?

you got it Somebody, yes Becca thats X-23 :)

ah, thank you — I missed the claws — and you also draw her more clothed than most.. :)

Thanks!

Was there a TLIID last week? I checked but didn’t see it.

Ok, I think I’ll “pull a Sijo” now. Oh, wait. :P

Hit-Girl taking Ettiquette classes: I couldn’t care less for Hit Girl (or the rest of the Kickass crew) but the concept IS hilarious (particularly Starfire covered up!) and very well drawn!

Flex Mentallo in geometry: My lack of familiarity with Flex is a problem here (though being a Morrisonian creation I probably wouldn’t “get” it even if I had read it). But it does look trippy.

Conan and Vampirella taking Sex Ed: Somehow, I don’t see Conan enjoying being drained of blood while mating… eh, can’t stand either character, but at the least, this is VERY well drawn!

Wolverine in barber college: Ok, THIS made me laugh out loud. Finally! We learn the reason behind all those strangely similar Marvel hairdos! Plus, extra points for using The Owl, a character nobody even remembers today!

Hulk taking a ceramics class: Yeesh, how to say I hate this without making it sound homophobic? Better move on.

Aquaman in swim class: You know, this KIND of makes sense, I mean who better than Aquaman to (safely) teach children that all sea life is to be respected? Still, I can see the parents not caring for it. XD

Hellboy and defense against the dark arts. OK, this is awesome, both concept and art. I’d love to see this as a comic!

Professor Xavier’s GLEE club: I don’t watch Glee (and I don’t want to hear any crap about it!) but this was funny. Mostly because of Artie’s using his image power to “sing”. Clever!

Iron Man ironing in Home Economics: Ok, the basic idea is a terrible pun. But the execution! It’s a perfect homage to those over-the-top Iron Man comics I grew up with! Thanks!! :D

Hulk in Art Class: While the joke is a little lame, the art is stunning. Great work!

Study Hall with the Teen Titans: Simple, yet effective. I love how the characters’ very postures tell you about them.

Dr. Strange: Library Aide: I don’t get why Dormammu would be a kid, but yeah, the library of Dr. strange would be a creeeepy place!

Hellboy in a Bible History class: Actually, I went to Catholic school, and look how well I turned out! ;) But seriously, it makes me appreciate this all the more. Plus the Stan Lee type blurb is priceless!

Deadpool taking a philosophy class dealing with existentialism: My disdain for Deadpool has been expressed around here before, but given that I’ll still say that this piece was- Okay.

Another week of greatly enjoyable art! Once again, thanks to all our contributors! :)

“I don’t think Walko can do the Titans poorly — but I have to admit I was hoping Roy would be doing a cat’s cradle while in study hall — and poor Aqualad…..”

Thanks, Becca! I thought Speedy playing with his staff while next to Wonder Chick was a funnier bit. ; )

So many great ones this week….

Steve Howard’s Etiquette Class is fantastic. I love the inclusion of the other “troubled girls” of comic-dom. The “Charles In Charge” shirt puts you over the edge this week! :)

Nick’s Flex is mind-bendingly fun– love the kids’ expressions!

Axel’s “Conan and Vampirella taking Sex Ed” is a great gag… love the dialogue in this one.

John Trumbull’s Wolvie is fantastic… and damn, it’s a gag I’ve wanted to do over at The Hero Business for awhile now, since so many comic characters pop up with that haircut no one has in real life. Love this one!

Sevy’s Gamma “Ghost” parody is the funniest sight gag of the week– the unexpected pairing makes it hilarious!

Tobin’s “Aquaman in swim class” is a great gag wonderfully rendered; Love Aquaman’s blithe disregard for safety here.

Thea’s Hellboy is beautifully detailed — and a smart mash-up to boot!

Mic’s Glee-X-Men (my own suggestion) is great… exactly what I was thinking, mashing up the characters. Nice!

Xum’s Ironing Man is a fantastic cover homage. (Bonus points to Mike Pallotta for the Tony Starch bit!)

Nick Perks Hulk is a funny bit!

Chaz’ Dr. Strange takes Ditko’s weird charms and gives it a Chaz-worthy make-over! The rendering and colors are spectacular!

Finally, Marco D’Alfonso gives us another hilarious Deadpool bit. Will a sequel incorporate Sad Keanu?

clap::clap::clap

nice stuff, all!

How’d I miss Jason “Gonzo” Gonzalez ‘ Hellboy? Great cover parody and mash-up, buddy!

@Everyone who’s said something about my Ghost parody – THANKS! I don’t post in the comments too often (I just enjoy reading all of them), but I had a blast with this one, so I’m glad people are laughing.

@Sijo – oh no! I got hate from Sijo. I don’t know if that’s a badge of honor or a scarlet letter, so I’ll just take it as a badge or recognition.

@Bill – thanks dude! I’m not the best sight gag person, so I’m very flattered.

And Axel… so dirty.. I love it – ha!

That’s two weeks in a row of Ditko’s Shade — Has JT found his very own Machine Man?

You’re mistaking either Starfox or the Space Phantom for the Shade, Becca.

oh its The Space Phantom — after that cover from last week, I guess I’m gonna see the Changing Man in a lot of places I guess..

While the Wolverine one is pretty funny, I was wondering if it was an intentional homage to a similar story from Marvel’s 80s humor magazine What Th-? or if it was just coincidentally similar? That story was hilarious. In it Thor goes into a barber to get a haircut and ends up going to the barber Owl, Wolvie, beast, etc use.

I love that everyone embraced a humorous spin on their pieces this week. Yes, the suggestions from tliid’s twitter fans are often chock full of witty irony, but the artists this week ran with it in a successful manner. You guys continue to amaze me with your finishes after I see your picks for the week and wonder, “how is he/she going to pull off that?” Funny stuff.

I hate to explain my gags, but I feel I must defend Aquaman’s honor. It’s not that he’s being mean or sadistic, rather Aquaman grew up swimming among all sorts of sea life and he even converses with them. That menacing looking shark may really be a nice guy. He doesn’t see any potential threats in the pool. The young surface dwellers, however, are totally freaked out, tapping into my early fears as a kid about learning to swim (& watching movies like Jaws, Orca, and Pirahna way too young I bet).

Great work this week, guys!

–B

Any work of art that brings out an Orca reference is ok with me!

MarkBlack: Thanks for the kind words, man! I appreciate you taking the time to say that! If I’ve converted at least one person through this, I’m a happy camper. I’ll admit, I look back at my old drawings on here from time to time, and I wouldn’t have been a fan either — trust me! I shudder with embarrassment at those first doodles I did way back when, but I guess the good thing about them is that it’s all part of my learning process. Without those first steps, I wouldn’t be here. Either way, thank you for changing your mind about my work. I take that as the ultimate compliment!

I also wanna thank BeccaBlast, Sijo, and Bill! Glad ya’ll liked my drawing!

Once again, all my fellow Liners here astound me with their spectacular work!

Steve, dude, I need to buy one of those “Charles in Charge” t-shirts! NOW!!!

Brendan, I totally imagined Aquaman as you described it. He’s not trying to be dangerous, he just sees all these frightening sea creatures as his pals.

While the Wolverine one is pretty funny, I was wondering if it was an intentional homage to a similar story from Marvel’s 80s humor magazine What Th-? or if it was just coincidentally similar? That story was hilarious. In it Thor goes into a barber to get a haircut and ends up going to the barber Owl, Wolvie, beast, etc use.

It’s possible I might’ve read that story back in the day, but I wasn’t consciously thinking of it when I did my piece.

Congratulations to all the Liners on another great week… thanks to Becca, Sijo, Bill and Phil… glad to have so much fun every week!

Bill: Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate your piece on its own merits. I’m in fact a firm believer in gay rights. It’s just that “Ghost” was a movie I liked a lot, and seeing that scene recast with those meatpies brought an “ugh” reaction from me at first. I tend to write my posts on one sitting so I don’t always think them out well. Otherwise it is a pretty well drawn piece.

Brenda: I think I got your meaning for Aquaman as well.

The greatest use of the Folding Circle ever.

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