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The Line it is Drawn #135 – Bruce Timm “End of an Era” Tribute!

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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 Noon Pacific Friday).

The topic is…

In honor of Roger Ebert’s passing, mash-up a comic book character with a film that Ebert gave four stars to. Here is a list of all the films Ebert gave four stars to (1967-2007).

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

In honor of his departure from being a DC Entertainment animation producer, draw a comic character in the style of Bruce Timm..


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! Click on any image to enlarge it!

NOTE: This is sort of a sequel to last year, when the Line did a tribute to the 20th Anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series with a similar theme (by “similar” I, of course, mean “identical”).

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Hero Business, JLU style

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


CestLaBri suggested:

Stephanie Brown.

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


crtoonMike suggested:

Cast of E-Man

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


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

dc2omniverse suggested:

Viking Commando

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


happysorceress suggested:

Carol Danvers Captain Marvel

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


Howlermouse and therealAstrozac suggested:


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


JohnnyUnusual suggested:

John Constantine and Epiphany

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


LuciferanHeart suggested:


Chaz is the artist for this one.


MechanisticMoth suggested:

Usagi Yojimbo

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Amanda! Savior of the universe! Amanda! She’ll save everyone of us! While she’s not too busy doing that, she’ll also color the below piece. You can also check out her website here.


phillipsevy suggested:

punk rock Jesus.


Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.
therealAstrozac suggested:


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


Thiefofhearts suggested:

The crew of Serenity

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


Timm-tastic work, everyone!

Okay, people, now go tweet suggestions for next week!


The last one is so fitting, since a lot of that show’s actors–and those from another Whedon show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer–have at some point in their careers lent their voices to a DC cartoon, Bruce Timm-drawn or not.

Fun stuff and last year I did a tribute drawing for a very cool animated series Bruce Timm brought to life in his style. http://drawrick.blogspot.com/2012/09/happy-twenty-year-anniversary-batman.html

Stephanie lives on..even if it’s only in dreams. *sigh*

Now I am totally craving a new Viking Commando comic.

Loving that Hero Business, Bill!!!

Constantine: TAS blew my mind for some reason. Now I want a whole series of Timm-style Vertigo characters.

I think Howard wins for best imitation, Hostetler made me laugh, Rodgers has the best action shot and and Medellin’s going to be my new wallpaper.

The others are pretty great too.

Will the real Sandman please stand up?

(Hey, somebody had to say it.)

The Usagi one is awesome.

Bruce Timm’s art is so effortlessly perfect. I’ve been trying to learn how to imitate it, because I think it’s just about the best combination of straight cartooning and slightly more “realistic” (for lack of a better word) comic-book style.

How long will it take before we see that Serenity art being passed off somewhere else on the Internet as plans for an actual series? I’d watch it.

love how even animated Constine would proably call bs by saying bullocks including maybe he ever being animated in his own series. plus also loved the sandman one.

love how even animated Conistine would proably call bs by saying bullocks including maybe he ever being animated in his own series. plus also loved the sandman one.hellraiser pin head looks too cute animated

Acer – great observation! I think there are four who were in JLU.

I love all of these. The Concrete one has a great illusion of movement.

Love The Sandman`s

Golden age Sandman with Pistol (JSA ) , The Original BTW

It would have been a tad crowded, but several Sandmans (Sandmen?) are missing.

Indeed there were:
Gina Torres–Vixen
Adam Baldwin–RIck Flag Jr., Jonah Hex, Green Lantern/Hal Jordan
Morena Baccarin–Black Canary
Ben Browder–Bat Lash

As for the others in the pic, the only ones that come to mind are
Alan Tudyk–Flash/Barry Allen (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Green Arrow and Psimon (Young Justice)
Summer Glau–Supergirl (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse)

Thanks, @Thad, @Cpl_Otter

@Acer, there is also Nathan Fillion, who was Steve Traynor in Wonder Woman, and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: First Flight. If I’m not mistaken.

The Serenity crew wins this one.

Right you are! If JLU continued, I would’ve continued the trend with the remaining three actors in that pic:
-Ron Glass as the voice of Dale Gunn
-Jewel Staite as the voice of Ice/Tora Olafsdotter
-Summer Glau as the voice of Gypsy/Cindy Reynolds

My mistake, I also meant to say that Fillion was Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, not First Flight (that was Christopher Meloni).

Ben Browder was in Farscape and Stargate SG-1, but not Firefly. Who was the fourth?

@The Moish
My mistake, it was Sean Maher, who I believe was NOT used in JLU. I would’ve cast him as Adam Strange.

Viking Commando was a great suggestion and a great execution

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