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The Line it is Drawn #107 – Comic Book Characters Mashed Up With Stephen King Stories!

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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 9:00 AM Pacific this Friday).

The topic is…

In honor of the Emmy’s this weekend, mash-up comic book characters with any of the TV shows nominated for Best Comedy or Best Drama. Said shows are: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Mad Men for the Dramas and 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Modern Family and Veep for the Comedies

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

As per an Axel Medellin suggestion, it’s Stephen King Week! Team-up/mash-up comic book characters with Stephen King novels or stories. Like, as an example, Squirrel Girl as Carrie. Now that I’ve given that example, no one else has to actually suggest it.

Enjoy!

I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion (with a slight change just to separate two pieces with similar themes this week)

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners!

Anonymysterity, kcgadiyar and Kholdstare21 suggested:

Joker as It

(A couple of people also suggested Joker VERSUS It)

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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BeccaBlast suggested:

Andy Dufresne gets a little help from Billy Batson at THAT moment in Shawshank Redemption

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Spider-Man driving the Spider-Buggy, escaping the Goblin truck from Maximum Overdrive

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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dansjostrom suggested:

krypto vs. cujo

and

ozmendoza suggested:

G’nort meets Cujo

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

dc2omniverse suggested:

Deadpool in The Shining.

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

DJStinky and rodtownsend suggested:

The Body (a.k.a. Stand by Me) featuring the Teen Titans

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

Ecovore suggested:

Mouse Guard and Pet Sematary

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

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Kholdstare21 suggested:

Wonder Woman in The Langoliers

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

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Kholdstare21 suggested:

Red Skull in Apt Pupil

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

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olokinprime suggested:

The Hulk in The Green Mile

Daniel Cox drew this one. Here is his website.

Daniel did a BONUS image based on this suggestion!

ozmendoza suggested:

Harley Quinn and The Joker in Misery

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

ozmendoza suggested:

Scarecrow, the mastermind behind the Children of the Corn

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

therealAstrozac suggested:

Flash as the Running Man

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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Ecovore suggested:

Mouse Guard and Cujo

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. As a special treat for you folks, the colors for the piece were done by none other than the great Amanda Rodgers! Here is Amanda’s website.

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ozmendoza suggested:

Flagg, Roland, Carrie, Charlie McGee (and others?) homage The Avengers #1

Phillip Sevy did a SECOND piece! Here is his website.

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Amazing work this week, everyone!

Now go make suggestions for next week, people!

36 Comments

Damn, McFarland knocked it out of the park.

OH my God that Langoliers one is perfect! And I love the Quantum Leap reference.

I am so disappointed I missed the deadline for suggestions, but these are great! I think Apt Pupil is my favorite. Chilling. The Shining and Misery were pretty great too.

Al Calavicchi in The Langoliers, yes!

D’Alfonso’s Deadpool is a thing of beauty.

Phil: Great job…Joker looks suitably evil inside that drain. Nice touch with Bats arm pushing the boat!
Brendan: Look good…and I dig the likeness on Andy to the movie version. Kudos for getting the inmate # right!
John: Ha! When I first read through the picks, this is exactly what I imagined…good stuff.
Chaz: Your crazy nonsense always makes me smile. Guess who gave who rabies…LOL. Love it!
Marco: Correct me if I’m wrong, but you seem to have an affinity for Deadpool. Like the integration with the photos!
Bill: Heh…Aqualad has put on some weight during his time on dry land, it seems. LIke the muted colours!
Sean: Awesome! Spot on with the style and great mood. Shouldn’t that tombstone read ‘Church’ though?
Steve: Way cool. Just loved the critter’s eating the invisible plane…nice touch!
Nick: Spooky! Something very iconic about this image…still can’t believe you don’t have PS though.
Cox: Wouldn’t this have been better as a wrap-a-round cover?
Axel: Well drawn, as always…and you draw the best boobs in The Line. Great stuff:)
Mic?: Great image. I could see this working…somehow. Its an intriguing premise…Children of the Crow!
Xum: It only just occurred to me that you are obviously a huge Flash fan! This looks great…everything works perfectly.
Thea: Love it. Yikes…my eye! No sure who Amanda is, but the colouring rocks on this. Love the texture!
Phil: Hehe…this would have been tough to pull off but you nailed it, getting the likeness of all those characters.

Great job Liners!

Apt Pupil by Nick Perks gives me the creeps (in a good way).

Hard to pick a favorite this time! But I especially like–

Spidey/Maximum Overdrive
Joker & Harley Quin/Misery
Hulk/Green Mile
Teen Titans/Stand By Me
Avengers/Carrie, Charlie, etc.

Thanks, Dan. Amanda is my daughter. Or, as I affectionately call her, my doppelgänger. I can duplicate myself. One of the perks of being a girl. :)

I think the link to her site is broken, though – http://amandarodgers.deviantart.com/

Great job, guys! I live deadpool in the shining. :::giggle:::

Aha, I see the problem. It’s the same one I saw a lot of when we did the Line it is Drawn try-outs, the original link did not have the “http://” part in it. ‘Tis fixed!

Wow, the Mouse Guard pieces are some of the best ever in The Line It Is Drawn. Deadpool was pretty funny, and I don’t even like Deadpool.

That Scarecrow is so creepy… wow, good job! That’s gonna haunt my nightmares, along with the Apt Pupil piece. Thanks, I guess!

G’nort appears influenced by Cujo. An evil raging G’nort… imagine the possibilities. I’m guessing Cujo is a Red Lantern? I never followed the GL series.

As twisted as it is, it’s always fun to see Harley have the upper hand on the Joker for a change. Lots of cute details in that image. I especially love the improvised bat signal. Genius!

The Northeast Avengers. I’d love to see that as a real comic. Poor Roland. Unless this is a Mirror Universe or something… I think this is the darkest timeline. Speaking of which, Community really should’ve been nominated.

Fringe is coming back next week, can we have a Fringe mashup special? That’s probably too specific, though. Any Fringe fans here?

ahahahaha. That Apt Pupil one is killer.

Apt Pupil and Children of the Crow are scary!
Also, people do seem to like Cujo…

PS: I don’t know what kind of twisted universe considers Randall Flagg, Jack Torrance and Pennywise superheroes, but I would love to read about it!

so cool. “It” is one of my all time favorite books, and the Joker is my all time favorite fictional character, so that mash up is very awesome for me. The Joker is actually mentioned within in the book “It”, I think it was in the context of describing a menacing clown or something. But The Joker is definitely mentioned in the book.

Axel takes it for me. The clever humour in this one rocks all day long.

This is the best bunch I’ve seen in a while. Good job to all of the artists!

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As Cox mentioned above, the photo integration in Marco’s “Shining” piece is so cool. The blood-surfing pic is perfect, right down to the way the fluid is moviing around him.

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I’m kind of disappointed that there weren’t any mash-ups featuring the King works that have been selling in the comics stores.

No “The Stand”? No “Dark Tower”? Not even a “Salem’s Lot” with Skinner Sweet (from “American Vampire”) as Kurt Barlow?

I’m kind of tired of the “No ____?!” complaints here myself. The artists pick suggestions that they feel they can best portray visually.I personally suggested a few Dark Tower mashups. This is all for fun anyway.

Just a few words about things I haven’t seen commented on yet that I think deserve mentioning….

Philip does some awesome brushwork on that street and sidewalk — the grime and rough texture make the garish colors of the Joker stand out even more. Oh — and people weren’t scared of clowns before IT — I still think that was the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, even made for TV. Philip captured that perfectly.

I had suggested that the Spider-Mobile turn out to be Christine vs. the Goblin truck — but I like John’s take even better, due to the perfect expression of Gwen Stacy in the suicide seat. Is JT’s drawing gonna go viral EVERY week?

Why is Bat-Mite in Chaz’ drawing? Because EVERYTHING is better with Bat-Mite! And did anyone who watched that horrid mid-80’s cartoon ever think they’d think that?

Hard not to look at “Stand by T” and think that “Aqualad” is the only one who still has a career… (getting prepared for the Cush-lash as I post…)

Between Sean and Thea (and Amanda), I am now convinced that I need to get Mouse Guard. Archaia needs to see this…

I already posted The Langoliers to a couple of Wonder Woman sites I visit — I know nothing of the Langoliers, why those critters would want to eat the Invisible Jet, who most of those people are, or why Dean Stockwell is consulting Ziggy… but That is an awesome drawing, and Steve Howard draws the Jim Lee clutterfest redesign better than anyone outside of Cliff Chiang. And Chiang is the only reason I’m still buying that book.

I don’t know what is scarier – -the expression Nick Perks gives the Red Skull, or the one we can’t discern on the young man as he assumes the mantle. Damn.

Thank you to Daniel Cox for his tribute to the late Michael Clarke Duncan — giving the Hulk Duncan’s features was spot-on.

Joker and Harley in Misery — complete with improvised Bat-Signal — did Annie use a chainsaw in the book, or an axe? I know it was changed to a sledgehammer in the movie. I always enjoyed the moments when Joker realized he had pushed Harley too far — mostly because he never did until it was too late for him. Axel catches that spirit nicely.

I think Mic? has found a Scarecrow look that pushes him into TRULY creepy, Mad-Hatter-with-underage-Alice territory — those doctors at Arkham do NOT get paid enough….

Ask Xum for a cover and you get an arc — and why does this sound better than 3/4 of the Flash stories DC did in the 70’s and 80’s?

If Marvel is gonna let Thunderbolts just die off, can we get a Maine Initiative book? And have all the people complaining about no Dark Tower noticed with whom they’re squaring off?

Thank you, Brendan — Shawshank is my favorite movie ever — what, you thought it would be Steel Magnolias? Get me drunk enough sometime and I will explain in detail why I hate that manipulative piece of junk with the heat of a billion exploding suns; call me the Bad Movie Sentry — and that scene where Andy is waiting for the lightning is just so full of hope and fear and desperation that I tingle very time I see it. You captured the idea perfectly — I actually squealed out loud in the office when I saw Billy lean over to whisper. Thank you so much.

Can I just say something that doesn’t get said enough?

The artists who execute the ideas each week do an amazing job, I’m always in awe, and this week is one of the finest (I keep saying that, though!).

BUT

Big props to the people who give the suggestions in the first place. This week’s suggestions were really well chosen, and everything seemed to FIT really well. Great job, everyone.

But I gotta say about Becca’s suggestion:

I’ve read “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”, and there’s a scene that I believe is not in the movie (or it’s quite truncated) that I thought Becca was referring to, where I thought that it would be better to have suggested Kid Miracleman instead of Billy Batson.

If you understand what I’m getting at.

I like Daniel’s comments on everyone’s pieces (even though he’s really hard on that Cox guy — um, that might have been phrased better), but he’s no Sijo.

Sijo, come back!

How will we get through life without knowing that Sijo doesn’t know about Mouse Guard, or Apt Pupil, or Maximum Overdrive? ;)

Beccablast,

You are quite welcome. I’m a big fan of the movie myself, so much so that I’m compelled to watch it in its entirety every time it’s on tv. A great scene and great suggestion, I just had to draw it when I saw it in the list. However, as far as scenes go, when James Whitmore’s character, Brooks, is released and his letter narrates the events we see of him being on the outside, I lose it. Brilliant.

Glad you were pleased. The rest of you Liners, amazing work and you keep me in awe every week. Truly one of the top things I look forward to weekly is seeing what you come up with your choices.

–B

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I know it was the “Green” Mile, but I think it would also have been funny to have the Kingpin in it.

Not that I’m complaining; the 2nd sketch with the Hulk might be my favorite of them all.

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