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The Line it is Drawn #137 – Comic Book Characters in Classic Music Videos!


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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 3pm Pacific Friday).

The topic is…

Team-up or mash-up comic book characters and characters from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books (preferably, let’s stick with the characters who have appeared on the TV adaptation already)!

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

In honor of our own Daniel Cox’s music video directorial debut (which you can see here), the theme is mash-up comic characters and famous music videos!


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!

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Beavis & Butt-Head & Cher’s video for I Got You Babe, now starring Hal Jordan, Ollie Queen & Dinah Lance

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.


DJStinky suggested:

Wolverine in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice”


Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website. Nick amazingly enough found the time to send me a quick sketch (he has no computer or anything to draw with it). He initially just sent me a photo of it but eventually he found a scanner. What dedication! Amazing, Nick!


Ecovore suggested:

Walking Dead/Thriller

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


Marco did a BONUS piece this week! Michonne in “Single Ladies”!


mickeyangelsong suggested:

Alana and Marko from Saga in a-ha’s comic style rotoscope video for “take on me.”

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


therealAstrozac suggested:

The 1950’s DC Characters in Weezer’s Buddy Holly

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. I don’t care ’bout that. I don’t care ’bout that. I don’t care ’bout that. I don’t care ’bout that. You know who DOES, though? Amanda Rodgers! She colored the below piece! You can also check out her website here.


TheFlashReborn suggested:

Wolverine & Hulk Dancing in the Street

Daniel Cox, our own resident music video director, drew this one. Here is his website.


TheFlashReborn suggested:

The Riddler in Smooth Criminal

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


WickedPistons suggested:

Baby One More Time by Britney Spears and the characters from Morning Glories.

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


joegrunenwald suggested:

Star Sapphire in Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


Great stuff, everyone!

Now you folks to tweet us suggestions for next week!


Not so smooth now, are you, Eddie?

Daniel Cox, you are a genius, sir.

Nick, REALLY HORRIBLE job of taking time off. :)

Since I just saw “Dancin’ in the Streets” on that Family Guy episode, all I can say is: that happened, and we all let it happen.

@John – I agree.

I think we can all agree that the Dancing in the Street video would have been much better had Bowie Hulked out and smashed Jagger.
Great work all around as usual.

This was awesome. Great work, all.

All are awesome.
But I think the Wolverine/Walken fatboy slim takes it this week.

And the Dancing in the Streets video always disturbed me, not I’ll think of Wolverine and Hulk and It’ll make me feel better.

And Brian, I think you should change next weeks. Due to the death of Jeff Hanneman from Slayer the mash-up should be Comic Characters and Slayer songs.

Honestly I don’t think its necessary to pay tribute to /every/ famous person that dies. Then it would make this bit a bit more depressing and not as much fun as it is

I have to give it to Axel Medellin. Not only is Saga utterly amazing, but “Take On Me” is one of the best music videos ever!

Jeffrey the Dean

May 3, 2013 at 8:48 am

Eddie, are you okay?
Are you okay?
Are you okay, Eddie?

Would have been awesome to see Falcon doing When Doves Cry.

And in most weeks there are news of more than one people dying. Next week might as well be mashup with Deanna Durbin movies.

But anyway, nice week, Wolverine Walken as the favorite, too bad we can’t see the whole video.

Too late to suggest that, Alex, but feel free to log on to Twitter and suggest for next week!

one vote for beavis, butthead and the black canary. Creative idea, good art that displays the two different styles (beavis and cheesecake) and the pun made diet coke come out of my nose!

David Fullam

May 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Classic music videos? Not here it seems.

Very well done, Daniel Cox.

Dick Grayson

May 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Love the GL/SS done by Xum. Very clever.

If you don’t think these are classic videos, you plainly haven’t seen “Dancing in the Street”.

Andrew Collins

May 4, 2013 at 12:18 am

Daniel completely NAILED the goofy “spin” Mick Jagger does at the beginning of that video. Seeing Wolverine do it is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’m still chuckling 5 minutes later…

And for the record, I was a big Bowie fan back then and even I hated that video and song…

I know I’m supposed to hate the “Dancin’ in the Streets” video, but I can’t. I actually kind of love it. Probably because I was 12 when it came out and that was the very first place I ever heard that song.

I agree with John Voss on every point he makes. Trumbell won the week.

The Hulk/Wolverine was a long wait but a good payoff. Very nice.

Thea Rogers’ was beautifully drawn but she really, really, messed up the punchline. If you are going to do 50s DC characters and joke that one of them looks like Buddy Holly, you DON’T draw Superman. You draw Clark Kent.

Hank, what if the punchline is that Buddy Holly is 50s Supermans secret identity?

Hank, really considered the Clark Kent angle, but it looked weird with the other characters in full costume along side! But I appreciate the criticism. In afterthought,it would have been a funnier image.

Nice Jon guys! Looking forward to a weekend of Game of Thrones marathon!


Lol, meant nice WORK… Damned auto correct. Although I’m sure you all have very nice Jon’s… No disrespect.

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