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The Line it is Drawn #116 – A Very Tarzan Thanksgiving!

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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 sad news of Hostess Brands going out of business, the theme (which was suggested by a lot of people) is to pick a comic book character that you’d like to see our artists do an old school Hostess ad for. You can also name which Hostess product you’d like to see the character sell, but that’s optional.

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

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

B_Granderson suggested:

cheeta versus wonder woman’s enemy, cheetah

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

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B_Granderson suggested:

what if tarzan had been transported to rann instead of adam strange?

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Tarzan & the Elephantmen

Axel Medellin drew this one. It is almost like he has some passing familiarity with the Elephantmen concept. Almost. His website is here.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Tarzan & the Ewoks

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

The Disney version of Tarzan forms a team with Baloo, Bagheera, Simba, Tigger, Chewbacca and Marsupilami.

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Tarzan & the Phantom

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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Howlermouse suggested:

Tarzan and Kamandi

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

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Howlermouse suggested:

Tarzan meets Galactus

Chaz is the artist for this one.

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Howlermouse suggested:

Tarzan meets Conan and Red Sonja

Phillip Sevy drew this one in a very literal fashion. Here is his website.

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TheHeroBiz suggested:

Tarzan scoffs at how domesticated Wolverine has become

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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TheHeroBiz suggested:

A playdate with Monkey Cheetah and Beppo the Super-Monkey goes horribly wrong

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Tarzan vs Gorilla Grodd

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

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Great work, everyone!

Okay, folks, go make suggestions for next week’s theme! Also, go enter the “Draw a page from Archer and Armstrong #1″ challenge! Click here for more details! Again, the winning page will appear on Valiant Comics’ website!

Have a good Thanksgiving, all!

19 Comments

Checked in and found this up early for once — nice way to start the holiday.

If DC editorial was in charge, the next panel have Cheeta one-hand backhand Barbara Minerva. And Paul would hopefully object to drawing it. It says a lot to say that’s as dangerous as she’s looked since Nicola Scott drew her in Secret Six. Thanks.

I love that one of Xum’s rules seems to be “make them wonder if this was an actual Silver Age comic”. Thank you for bringing that crazy ethos week after week.

Oh, Axel, Axel, Axel… you’re going to make me add Elephantmen to my pull list, aren’t you? Every time I see a scan of it, I try to refigure the budget to see if I can get a trade in there. Thanks for being the irredeemable, uproarious, “sexist jerk” you are. *wink*

Back to back to back Disney Tarzans — I suppose I should thank you for Phil Collins now running through my head, but I’m not that sarcastic. (No one is, I suspect.) But Marco’s Ewoks and Thea’s Jungle Force (Wow, you have the Disney style DOWN) make him fit in just fine. Thanks for making us look smarter than we are in suggesting these things!

How many times can we comment on a Nick Perks piece, “I would BUY that book?” before he gets hired? But then we wouldn’t have this amazing stuff to be grateful for week after week.

I think my husband had a black light poster of Chaz’ piece on his wall when he was a kid. And that’s a good thing. A VERY good thing. Thanks for your wonderful unique style.

I love how Philip Sevy took a run-of-the-mill suggestion and made it into an awesome anatomy study. Thanks for showing us how it’s done every week.

Thank you, Josh Gowdy, for the cleverness and wry commentary. And, when is your Tarzan book coming out? Because there should be one if you can draw him this well.

Thank you to Sean McFarland for working in a Watterston tribute this week as well — the opposable thumbs reveal was a great final joke.

And, of course, thanks to Brendan Tobin for the Joe Kubert tribute. That and the cover of Tarzan crying over Kala’s body are two of the great covers in history — nice that someone remembered to bring Kubert into this.

What, you expected me to be snarky today? This is the first chance I’ve had to look in on the Line in weeks – -I’m ALWAYS grateful for this!

Great to have you back, Becca! I think I’ll use your quote when I have some artbook published ;)

As a Tarzan fan, I really enjoyed this week’s artwork. Kudos to Nick for remembering Jane Porter is a blonde.
Thanks everyone for the great artwork.

Happy Thanksgiving All! Let me say that I’m very thankful for every installment of The Line It Is Drawn, including last week’s James Bond mash-ups… those were wonderful. I sometimes miss these posts coz I get busy traveling. But I honestly look forward to them every week.

Today’s Tarzan mash-ups… gotta say, I’m very impressed. I thought the theme might be too limiting, but I see that the artists have risen to the challenge. Lovely work.

Well, it really made my day seeing 3 of my “run of the mill” suggestions get picked up by such talented people! Seeing Kamandi and Tarzan together is a geek dream come true for me but the Galactus made my jaw drop! I’ve hept up with “The Line is Drawn” for quite awhile now and always enjoy what happens here!

Guess it’s too late to suggest Crimebuster and Squeeks as Tarzan and Cheeta, huh? Blast, another opportunity missed.

Good stuff.

Hello all, as those who know me know, im a man of few words so ill just say “bravura”

The literal take on the Tarzan-Conan-Sonja suggestion made me giggle like crazy. Well played, Phillip.

I liked the literal meeting of Tarzan, Conan and Red Sonja.

I also find it funny that last week I more or less recused myself because I’m only familiar with three Tarzan characters, having never read the books–but only two of those characters made the cut of suggestions anyway.

Sevy wins. Animality!

suprised no one went for Tarzan and Shanna or Tarzan and Ka-Zar. too obvious?

It didn’t occur to me until I looked at it, but of COURSE it would be Disney Tarzan teaming up with the Ewoks. :)

The two with Disney Tarzan in them are my winners.

Hey, howlermouse, I know how cool it is to see a suggestion brought to realization; in trying to praise Philip’s work, I certainly didn’t intend to insult you. I’m sorry I wrote it that way.

Nice YouTube channel, btw.

Thanks everyone! I’m glad you enjoyed my deadpan attempt at dry humor. I just thought it would be really funny to just draw the suggestion as literal as possible.

Thanks everyone! I’m glad you enjoyed my deadpan attempt at dry humor. I just thought it would be really funny to just draw the suggestion as literal as possible.

I loved it, Phil! Really cute idea. :)

LOVE the Phantom/Tarzan piece, since the Phantom is my favorite superhero. :-D

The Wolverine and playdate-gone-wrong pieces are hilarious.

I loved the Tarzan-meets-Red-Sonja just because someone remembered that Lord Greystoke is a noble, and intelligent.

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