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The Line it is Drawn #115 – Comic Book Characters and James Bond!

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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 100th anniversary of Tarzan, suggest mash-ups or team-ups of comic book characters and Tarzan characters

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

In honor of both the fiftieth anniversary of the first James Bond film as well as the release of the latest one this Friday, suggest mash-ups or team-ups of comic book characters and James Bond characters

Enjoy!

NOTE: If you like art challenges (and I bet a lot of you Line it is Drawn fans do), be sure to check out our “Draw a page from Archer and Armstrong #1″ art challenge here! The winning page will appear on Valiant Comics’ website!

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!

arotulon suggested:

House of M with, well, M.

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_2quared suggested:

Christopher Lee is Sinestro… the Man with the Golden Ring!

mixed with

therealAstrozac suggested:

“The James Bonds as Green Lantern’s (Connery as Alan Scott, Moore as Hal Jordan etc.)

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

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BrendanRome1, Dave_Richards and therealAstrozac suggested:

James Bond/Black Widow team-up

Bill Walko was inspired by this one to draw a whole SERIES of title cards based on the first Black Widow one. His website is here.

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Dave_Richards and olokinprime suggested:

Nick Fury and James Bond team up

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

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Kholdstare21 suggested:

Power Girl is the next Bond girl and they must stop Lex from destroying the world.

Paul Hostetler did the art for this one. Here is his website.

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mickeyangelsong suggested:

diamonds are forever starring emma frost

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

mickeyangelsong suggested:

the spidey who loved me

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

ozmendoza suggested:

N.O.D.O.K. (Doc No)

Brendan Tobin is the artist for this one (he managed to get this sketch out while ON VACATION on a CRUISE! Talk about dedication!). Here is his website.

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ozmendoza suggested:

James Bond and Ra’s Al Ghul

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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ozmendoza suggested:

Sandman’s Death tries to take James Bond to the afterlife

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

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Paul Hostetler ALSO did a riff on this one. Here is his website.

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ozmendoza suggested:

Jimmy Olsen Bond

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Jean Gray in You Only Live Twice

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

“From Latveria with Love”

Daniel Cox drew this one. Here is his website.

therealAstrozac suggested:

James Bond trying to seduce Wonder Woman

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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However, Xum mixed things up this week, he also had his above script ACTED out, with James Bond played by Will “The Voiceman” Rodgers and Wonder Woman played by none other than Shannon Farnon, the original voice of Wonder Woman on Super Friends!! Check out Shannon’s website here!

Here is the sound file… sf-ww-bond

Okay, that’s it for this week! Excellent work, everyone!

Now you readers head over to Twitter and send us suggestions for next week!

And, as I mentioned before, do be sure to check out our “Draw a page from Archer and Armstrong #1″ art challenge here! The winning page will appear on Valiant Comics’ website!

39 Comments

Lots of great art, like always!
My favorite is Bill Walko. You win all the internets today, sir!

Let me say how awesome the visual of Venom wearing a suit is. Someone make that happen in ASM!

Everyone and everything was outstanding this week, but my takeaway is the name, “00Cyclops”. That is just… I’m always going to call him double-oh-cyclops from here on out. I just can’t NOT do that.

great work by my fellow liners man, i wanted to do this one (especialy after seeing Skyfall last week) and know its Tarzan next week another great one ill miss! :(

Brian, a suggestion for a topic for another TLIID:

Select a comic with an adjective in the title; keeping the same first letter, change the adjective to a different adjective and let the artist run with that. List the original title if necessary (in the case of comics whose name is simply an adjective: Invincible, or any Mark Waid super-hero book from Boom!).

The Incredible Hulk –> The Inedible Hulk, etc… I have a bunch already locked up in my head for this.

Marco D’Alfonso’s Black Widow has some long, long legs. It looks like if she stood, her hips would be about level with Spidey’s shoulders. Still a badass piece though.

Love the Bill Walko piece this week.

whoa.. everyone brought their A-game this week…
nick three pieces? damn!

but xum out did himself, well played sir…

also!.. joemac307… i know about the legs… the long, long legs… a nod to the original poster…

I don’t know which one I love more………The SHAKEN & STIRRED “Promos”, Sentinels Are Forever OR The Spidey Who Love Me (and nice cameo of his Spider-Mobile).

Bill! That was awesome, dude. I loved it. Yo all did great this week, but Bill’s got my fav! Right up your alley.

They were all great! Excellent art and ideas, but yeah, Bill Walko was my favorite.

Bill, I love your work but you missed a very obvious play on Elektra’s Greek heritage by not going with For Your Eyes Only! Still, awesome work!

I am blown away that Xum actually got the Wonder Woman voice actor from Super Friends to record his script.

Man, short films for Star Wars week, voice acting for James Bond week… the bar is being raised!!! I’m feeling inadequate just drawing stuff now. Maybe for Tarzan week I should just strand a baby in the jungle… :)

Man, I can name exactly two Tarzan characters–three if you count Cheeta. I look forward to see what people come up with, though!

Awesome stuff. Bill Walko really nailed it this week. The homage to those book covers are amazing!

Great pieces all around, though Bill’s blatant lack of Squirrel Girl in his piece offends me deeply ;)
And Brian, is next week’s Line on schedule, or is it pushed back for Thanksgiving for the US Line-drarwers?

Given all the Cyclops as 007 riffs this week, I’m disappointed we didn’t have any Wolverine as Oddjob riffs.

Think Phillip Sevy’s piece is outstanding. “No More Dalton”

N.O.D.O.C.K was my favorite. I laughed for minutes when I saw it.

The Walko piece is far and away the best! But there’s plenty of good stuff here. I also Bond/Shield, Powerball, Spidey Who Loved Me, Cyclops You Only Live Twice, Why Bond Never Gets Killed, and From Latveria With Love.

“The Lazenby Pit” is my winner this time.

John: Oh yeah, I’m sure there are a ton of ‘em. I just don’t know them, is all I’m saying.

So the entire time I was looking at these drawings the theme to “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was playing in my head. I gotta get my ass to Skyfall to exorcise this Bond bug…

DAH-DUMM!

Philip: Wonderful rendition of Judi Dench’s M. While I have not read “House of M,” nor seen any of the Timothy Dalton Bond movies (and I suppose I should not), I totally get it.

Nick, part 1: Great likenesses, and I love the nod to the Silver-Age Green Lantern stories — right down to the editor’s note. This would make a great cover.

Bill: These are such amazing homages that I am speechless (and not for the obvious reason). The only minor quibble I have is that this is not completely “work safe” (and it probably wouldn’t be “wife safe” if Namiko didn’t know any better…). Oh, and I think you picked an apt title for Elektra.

Nick, part 2: This just makes perfect sense, these two super-spies knowing each other. How do you have the time to do all this wonderful detail?

Paul, part 1: I like your style… it’s zany with a “biting edge” to it, and it works really well for Bond. And you capture the essence of likenesses (a weakness of mine); I can totally see Daniel Craig here.

Axel: This is really cool, I am envious of all of the painters and dimensional colorists on the “Line.” Oh, and I did read your “jibberjabber” and found a typo (“following”… right?). Namiko says that’s an indication that I “have no life.”

Marco: Wonderful homage to the orignal poster (and yes those legs are quite long in both), and kudos for the tricked-out Spider Mobile and Marvel character casting.

Brendan: Very good of you to take time off from your… time off to join in. This is so good, it drew many stares in my office (mostly at me for laughing a little too loud).

John: Great concept. Love the casting. I believe this story takes place BEFORE “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”? (That would explain a lot.) And yes, we look forward to John Trumbull’s return.

Nick, part 3: This is fantastic, from the Connery likeness to the expression on Death’s face. This actually captures a moment that happened to me this weekend while I was working on *my* submission, but in a completely different direction. I’ll explain later.

Paul, part 2: Again, I like how your style beautifully combines zanyiness not seen since Bill Watterson with such gritty intensity. How do you DO that?

Josh: Wonderful homage to those Bond tie-in watch magazine ads (which is one of the best executions of product placement in a film, in my opinion). You’ve made bow ties look cool.

Thea: Another great poster homage, and I love the twist of having Jean play all three “Bond girls” in her various comic book looks (I wonder if she works for scale…).

Daniel: I like the twist of Doom filling the unexpected role of Bond rather than the obvious role of adversary. Again I am envious of all of the painting talent on the “Line.” So would Doom take his martini “shaken, not stirred… and with a straw”?

Note to Self: Your rendering of animated characters “on model” needs work. You probably shouldn’t rely on the animation cel re-creation trope too much… at least not in consecutive weeks.

And a special thanks to Will Rodgers (who added a great Michael Rye hint to his Bond portrayal) and the ever-wonderful Shannon Farnon (whose voice is always heard in my head when I read Wonder Woman in comics) for bringing my submission to life — especially on such short notice. Thanks too to my ever-wonderful wife Namiko for that Marco-like “giggle moment” that convinced me not to attempt to portray Bond myself.

Xum Yukinori will return.

Whoops, it was a NICK-like “giggle moment.” You get the idea…

Apologies, Nick.

Xum

Not a bad one in the bunch! Great job from everyone this week!

(That one with all of the Marvel Women gave me goosebumps. So cool.)

walko number one, but “no more dalton” made diet coke come out of my nose..

Josh Gowdy’s ‘James Olsen’s choice’ takes the cake as far as I’m concerned. Great concept, great execution. Hilarious, awesome job!

Thanks, Xum! And Namiko is right…

Namiko is always right.

The going out of business happened right after you posted this but next week you need to do a comic characters in 1-page Hostess ads week. That would be great. For example, Venom trying to get pies screaming “Blueberriesssssssssss” instead of “Brainssssssss” etc.

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@Seth B – You win the “No Prize”! The actual suggestion I started with was: “Christopher Lee is Sinestro… the Man with the Golden Ring!” But then I had to give him an adversary or two and it sort of drifted into the suggestion stated above.

They’re all great, but the facial likeness of Nick’s piece merged with the characters is great. Now I want to see the whole Infinite Earths GLC, with Craig as Guy Gardner. Or any other ones you could work in. (Hmmm..Katma as a Bond girl….)

And in Bill’s I’m just glad we didn’t get an Octopussy homage with Dr. Octopus. Even the female one. Brrrr.

I agree with everything said above, but also I’d like to single out Daniel Cox (since I only saw a couple of quick mentions in the above comments): Daniel, your eye for design is impeccable, always. Out of all the submissions this week, yours is the one that looks the most like an actual illustrated movie poster from the sixties or seventies. So cool.

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