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The Line it is Drawn #119 – Action Historical Figures!

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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…

Happy Holidays, everyone! Tell us a comic book character as well as a holiday motif you’d like to see said comic book character appear in! Emma Frost meets Frosty the Snowman? Santa and Son of Satan fight some bad guys? Doc Ock and Aunt May under the mistletoe? So on and so forth!

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

In honor of Fred Van Lente Day, we’ll tie in with Fred Van Lente’s upcoming project, Action Presidents, by having out artists do “Action” versions of other historical figures (not Presidents or Philosophers, of course). You suggest a historical figure and our artists will come up with an “Action” design for them (like how Plato was a wrestler, so the great Ryan Dunlavey designed him as a big masked wrestler)


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!

thefarlander suggested:

Action Oscar Wilde- Imagine the quips!

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

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Okay, now that that is out of the way, let’s move on to our SECRET theme this week! You see, last week was Nick Perks’ ONE HUNDREDTH consecutive edition of The Line it is Drawn! He hasn’t missed a single week! So this week, with #119, we decided to celebrate Nicks’ 100 editions in a row with a mixture of the main theme and some extra “perks” from our other artists…

dc2omniverse suggested:

Action Doctor Seuss

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Action John Dee

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

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Action Mary Shelley

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

dc2omniverse suggested:

Action Charlie Chaplin

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

dc2omniverse suggested:

Action Elvis Presley

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Action Salvador Dali

Chaz is the artist for this one.

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dc2omniverse suggested:

Action Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama

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

dc2omniverse suggested:

Action Aleister Crowley

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Colors by the legendary Amanda Rodgers (her website is here)

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IAmGiantWoman suggested:

Tesla and Edison please

(a bunch of other people chose each of those guys individually)

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

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I had enough complaints about Action Mohammed that fair enough, I removed it.

Finally, Sean has also decided to treat us to:

Action Nick Perks

(teamed up with one of Nick’s old mash-ups, Spaceboy).

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Awesome work, everyone! Congrats to our “Time Lord,” Nick Perks, for his impressive achievement! Thanks to Xum for designing the banner and the Time Lord logo!

Okay, folks, go suggest stuff for next week!


oh, $h!t, I hope Muslims don’t freak out over ‘Action Muhammed’…

Awesome tributes! Well done, everyone, and congratulations Nick on 100 weeks!

What the – ??
In case anyone is wondering, I had no idea.
THANK YOU guys and Thea!!

hahahaha aleister Crowley. awesome. great writer.

This really is one of the absolute best things on the internet and this week’s is just another testament why.

What were they thinking with Action Mohamed? I pretty sure portraying Mohamed in a totally kickass manner is still sacrilege in Islam.
It’ll the internet has seen worse.

Dali totally matches Chaz’s style though

Over the past 119 installments, this feature has gone from “never less than amusing” to “pretty darn funny” to “a highlight of the week” and lately it’s reached “essential not to be missed brilliance.” This week is spectacular.

I think I’m in love with Thea Rodgers. I’ve been using the Lesser Key of Solomon to research a comic book pitch, so seeing Stolas, who is one of the major villains in my pitch, on the cover is a treat. Very nice adaptation of the old Dictionnaire Infernal drawings.

It must have been tempting to use Crowley’s own illustrations from the Lesser Key instead. If you haven’t seen them, let’s just say… Dicks. Dicks everywhere.

congratulations to everyone and a special well done to Nick, 100 weeks is an amazing achievement especially as you quite often turn in more than one piece each week, i salute you sir!

Thanks Doug! Honestly, I thought my piece would be a bit cryptic for most, so I really appreciate the comment. And I agree, the lesser key is ridiculously littered with penis after penis. Lol

Guys, you did a spectacular job! Axel brought in the steam punk, nice touch!

Hmmm. I must have been logged out before, my info didn’t come up. :)

Congrats Mr Perks. Well deserved, friend.

Happy Perksday? Merry Perksmas ? Either way well done. Everyone was great this week.

Congrats. Do your craft proud.

“Does not contain Atomic Robo” killed me. Great job by all, as always.

Love love LOVE Action Michele and Hilary! Nice touch in having them going after Coulter and Palin! Classic!

Love Action Tesla and Edison, too. My money would be on Tesla.

Forgot to add, Action Chaplin is a good one too.

I liked the Elvis one best.

Nick Perks wins his own week. I always knew young Bosie intended to take over the world.

Action Muhammed made me laugh outloud.

I know some Muslims would have no problem with Action Mohammed other than “hey, it’s spelled conquer, not conquor!” ;)

I think if the artist of Action Michelle wanted to be REALLY accurate, he would have drawn her with visible bra strap and massive rear end!

I really wish the “fact” about Elvis yelling “For Asgard” was true…

Hate hate hate Action Michele and Hilary! but it wasn’t my choice, so whatever.

Congrats Nick! Some super entries this week.

i do wonder what the reaction will be once extremist Muslims see their prophet in print. i hope that things work out, but it is a bit scary after all they have done to other cartoonists.

Well this WAS a nice website. Enjoy the planes in your building and car bombs and such.

Oh my God, a spelling typo! That’s the only bit I regret.

So, was “Action Muhammed” pulled, or just an inside joke, or am I missing it?

I’m convinced I’ve read this exact same form of assertion elsewhere, it should be more popular with the masses.

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