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The Line it is Drawn #147 – Wolverine Is Legend: A Richard Matheson 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 1pm Pacific today).

The topic is…

This week’s theme is Seussical! Mash-up comic book characters with Dr. Seuss books!

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

In honor of the late Richard Matheson, the theme this week will be mash-ups of comic book characters and Matheson stories. Here is Matheson’s bibliography.


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!

B_Granderson suggested:

button button redone as one more day

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

Axel wanted me to let everyone know that he’ll be at San Diego Comic Con next week from Wednesday through Sunday at the Comicraft/Elephantmen Booth 2106 (not all the time, but often enough). So if you want to stop by, say hello, get a sketch, whatever – you should stop by! If you’re at SDCC, you really ought to visit Axel and show him some love for all of his great pieces here over the years (plus, of course, his nifty work on Elephantman)!


BeccaDannysWife suggested:

error at 20,000 Feet in the Invisible Jet — only Wonder Woman can see the monster — or the plane!

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


BigMike20X6 suggested:

Morpheus ((Sandman) in What Dreams May Come

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Here comes the story of the Hurricane, the woman the authorities came to blame for something that she never done. Put her in a prison cell but one time Amanda could-a been the colorist of the above piece (that one time would be right now. Check out her website here).


BigMike20X6 suggested:

Jean Grey in A Stir of Echoes

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


BigMike20X6 and sort of ArghantBigAxe suggested:

Hank Pym in the Shrinking Man

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


Brian_Cronin suggested:

Omega the Unknown Man

Robert Rath did the art for this one. Here is his website.


StorySequence and ylevich suggested:

Wolverine taking on the world of I Am Legend.

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


therealAstrozac suggested:

Hellboy in Nightmare at 20,000 feet

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


therealAstrozac suggested:

Kamandi I Am Legend mash up

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


therealAstrozac suggested:

Captain Kirk in “Nightmare at 200,000 Kilometers “

John Trumbull drew this one (with an Enemy Within twist!). Here is his website.


R.I.P. Richard Matheson, a truly remarkable writer!

Great tributes by all of our artists!

Okay, folks, now go make suggestions for next week!


I AM KAMANDI takes the cake on this one.

I *love* the Wonder Woman one. So, so neat! And that Sandman is just beautiful. I like them all, per usual, but these are my two favorites.

Man, Xum’s is just EPIC. And here I thought I was being clever by incorporating a 2nd Matheson story…

BTW, isn’t this Week #147, Brian?

All great this week. I’d have to say my favourites are that fantastic Hellboy one, the Hank Pym one and Omega the Unknown Man.

Walko’s takes the cake for me!

Axel, why do you have to be so cruel?!?!?

@Acer, comes with being trapped in a world one never made…

Nice touch on the bookshelf Howard!

Never Anonymous, Always Thea

July 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Wow… I have to give it to Steve this week for the bookshelf alone! Lol. Great job guys, Axel wish I could see you in all of your glory at SDCC! Your piece was awesome this week. Xum, great work dude, love that classic WW. Nick, John, Bill, classic as always. Robert, great painting style, looks really vintage. Sean, love what you did on the special effects!

NELSON! You made the banner, dude, nice job! Is that Nathan Explosion as a zombie? Just wondering. Dead ringer.

I love the “Jean Grey in a Stir of Echoes” piece by Steve Howard the best…because of the art and the bookshelf idea, because of Jean watching The Omega Man and ‘chatting’ with Astral Form Prof. Xavier, and because I am an intensely devoted X-Men and Jean Grey fan.

The “Wolverine : I Am Legend” entry by Nelson Flores is amazing, as well. Dripping with horror and zombie rot !

All of these entries are great, too. Everyone here has talent. Sad that such a creative man has passed on.

LOVE the Kirk/gremlin one! :-D The Hellboy one is great, too. Definitely going to point my fellow Twilight Zone fans here. :-)

The Line It Is Drawn meets the Twilight Zone…now, THAT sounds good! :-D

Damn we just losing industry legends more and more frequently these days. It helps that we have you fine Drawn folks to help ease the pain. Great job Folks! Mr. Cronin, you really have to work out a poster deal because I can’t find a printer big enough to print these out each week! LOL

“Omega the Unknown Man” was laugh out loud brilliant! I have to tip my hat to Robert Rath for that one.

Nelson Flores

July 14, 2013 at 7:56 am

Thanks for all the love. The art these past weeks
Is really inspiring. Most of all the digital coloring!
I’m so behind :)

Bill Walko did an amazing job this week.

I agree with Daryll, I’ve long wished I could order some of these as prints.

Now that I think of it, I know DeviantArt offers prints (with the artsit’s approval), as well as mousepads,mugs, etc. I also know that may of the Liners post their works on their DA galleries. I may have to set aside some money and time…

Also, that was totally not a typo. As we all know, an “artsit” is an assistant hired by an artist to handle the posting and approvals for their art. And of course, all of the TLiiD artists have them, because they are professionals. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

OK, raise your hand if you’d buy a Wolverine: The End where he’s the last man alive in a world of vampires? Talk about being afraid of the legend….

And how did 2013 Shatner get in that Hellboy picture?

Currently, I only sell prints at cons. But it’s looking like I’ll be at the New York Comic Con this October, so start saving up! If there’s something in particular you’d like me to bring prints of, feel free to message me through my DA page.

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