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The Line it is Drawn #129 – Spirit-Style Comic Book Pin-Ups in Honor of Will Eisner Week!

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I update the blog’s Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

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 on Friday).

The topic is…

In honor of the Playlist comic book anthology that Phil Sevy is working on (that you can help get made by funding it here), the idea is to name a comic character (or characters) and a song lyric that you’d like to see our artists interpret as a drawing featuring said character(s). Like, say,

Wolverine/Sabretooth “Like a true nature’s child we were born, born to be wild.”

The 140 character limit is a challenge, but not an insurmountable one (the sample suggestion still had over 50 characters left)!

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

In honor of 2013’s Will Eisner Week (read more about it here), you simply have to name a comic book character and our artists will do a pin-up incorporating that character’s name into the piece, a la Will Eisner and the first pages of his famed comic book, The Spirit. Thanks to John Trumbull for the great suggestion!

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!

arman_dhani suggested:

TINTIN!

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

glory

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

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B_Granderson suggested:

Alana and Marko

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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B_Granderson suggested:

enid coleslaw from ghost world

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

MODOK

Brendan Tobin is the artist for this one. Here is his website. As you can quite tell, it is MARCH MODOK MADNESS time!!

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Mark Millar’s Nemesis

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website. As I mentioned before, Phil is taking part in a new music-inspired comic book anthology! Check it out here for more details! Be sure to support it! I know I did! If, like, each of the people who read this column every week just donated fifty cents each, Phil’s anthology would be funded pronto!

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C_Atrox suggested:

Poyo from Chew!

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew TWO takes on this idea. Her website is here. Can you paint with all of the colors of the wind? Amanda Rodgers can and she colored these, as well. Her website is here)

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cocoy and MycroftReviews suggested:

Damian Wayne

Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website. It’s a big Nick Perks week this week!

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Zot!

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Plastic Man

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

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kevinchiat and Thiefofhearts suggested:

The Shadow

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

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kwhitehouse suggested:

Mr. A.

Chaz is the artist for this one.

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lmcquaide suggested:

Wonder Woman

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

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MechanisticMoth suggested:

Promethea

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website. And here is that Kickstarter link again.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Hulk

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

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Holy crap, people! You really outdid yourself this week! Better than I could have possibly imagined!

Now go tweet us suggestions for next week!

32 Comments

You guys… this needs to be a recurring feature. This has been one of the best weeks in The Line it is Drawn history.
Every one of these is perfect. No “mehs” only “wowww”.

Agreed. Would love to see this theme again. Great work liners!

This has been one of the best weeks in The Line it is Drawn history.

Speaking as someone with a somewhat passing familiarity with the Line over the years, I totally agree.

They’re all great, but that Promethea… perfect.

If only this could be a series of posters. I’d have no wall space.

ZOT!!!!!

OH GOD YES!!!!!

Promethea looks like something that could have appeared in the book, but everyone did a great job here.

Wow. just mindblown.

Everyone’s a winner this week :)

Wow! Good work everyone!

These are all awesome, but as a huge fan of Glory, I really wish I could have that as a poster.

Coming from someone from the Bernie Madoff school of accounting, that’s pretty amusing,

Didn’t JHWIII already do something very similar? More than once, even?

allwillbemine

March 8, 2013 at 6:21 am

Hell yeah, Glory!!!

I liked the Plastic Man one the best, since the Spirit was in it. :-)

Wow. Just wow.

Great work from everyone.

Mike Loughlin

March 8, 2013 at 7:33 am

Consider my jaw dropped. All of these were amazing.

I don’t want to pick favorites, but I loved how the Enid piece captured so much of the character. Bonus points for the color scheme.

Not only is this a great week, one of the best, but next weeks idea is great too. I can’t wait.

I’m surprised this isn’t sixteen separate pages.

For more, tune in to Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato every month on The Flash!

Amazing work!

Tin Tin, Promethea, Wonder Woman, Glory, Promethea were flat out spectacular. They were all so good! Everyone should feel very proud!

Loved Mr. A and Plastic Man!

Trumbell and Howards’ are above and beyond. Each would be a superior cover for that character’s own book or TPB collection. The only one that didn’t work at all was the second one from Rodgers, largely insofar as it did not homage Eisner or his splash pages at all. Her other one was well done,however.

Thanks for all the Promethea love! This was a GREAT week. Like seriously out of the park, you guys.

And thanks for all the support for the Kickstarter, Brian!

So many good ones…but the GLORY one blows my mind with its awesomeness.

I actually know a couple named Alana and Marko, this even looks like them (except for the fawn stuff)

Andrew Collins

March 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Zot!! Great choice and really well illustrated. Keeps right in line with the tone of the comic itself.

Loved Steve’s WW this week! Great perspective. Nemisis was awesome! And Promethea was very nicely done. All the pieces were lovely this week! But those were my personal favs.

Wonder Woman, Promethea, The Shadow, and Damian Wayne are the winners this week. The best of a very good group.

Loved this week. The first POYO I want as a poster

To echo Josh – anyone who likes this style and likes Eisner-influenced experimentation should be reading THE FLASH. Every month, any month. That book is so beautiful and visually inventive these days.

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