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The Line it is Drawn #148 – Dr. Seuss Comic Book Mash-Ups!


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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 2pm Pacific Friday).

The topic is…

In honor of his new movie coming out next week (which had work done on it by Line it is Drawn alumnus, Daniel Cox!, it is Wolverine Team-Up week! Team Wolverine up with a comic book character, any comic character you’d like!

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

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


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.

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BigMike20X6, CestLaBri, EclecticLeeS, happysorceress, TheHeroBiz and therealAstrozac suggested:

The Catwoman in the Hat

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


caanan suggested:

How The Grinch Stole the Infinity Gems

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


dansjostrom, Ecovore and KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

2 Ben Grimms as Thing 1 & Thing 2

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.


Ecovore suggested:

Fox in Socks starring Black Canary

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


Ecovore suggested:

One Superman, Two Supermen, Red Superman, Blue Superman (from the 90s)

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. She’s a mean one, Amanda Rodgers, she really is a heel. She’s as cuddly as a cactus as charming as an eel, Amanda Rodgers! However, she can also color the bejesus out of a piece, like she did here. Check out her website here).


Ecovore suggested:

The Tooth Book with Venom

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


Ecovore, shurwitt, therealAstrozac and Thiefofhearts suggested:

Swamp Thing/Lorax

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


Edwardthe_III suggested:

1 Hulk, 2 Hulk, Red Hulk, Blue Hulk

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


JohnnyUnusual suggested:

The painting Nighthawks with the Cat, the Grinch, Sam I Am and Yertle the Turtle.

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


JohnnyUnusual suggested:

Frank Castle and Private Snafu in Vietnam

Chaz is the artist for this one.


TheHeroBiz suggested:

Oh, The Places You’ll Go with the Fantastic Four

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


therealAstrozac suggested:

Hellboy and the BPRD investigate the Grinch

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)!


Awesome work, everyone!

Now you folks go make suggestions for next week!


All are excellent this week, though I hope Hellboy’s solution doesn’t scar Cindy Lou Who for life……

I love the weathered book look of Thea & Amanda’s work, then they’ve always been my favorite of the participants (until recently the WOW/Avengers “Leeroy Jenkins Hulk” pic was my laptop wallpaper).

As cute as Thing 1 and Thing 2 are, I’m surprised they didn’t go for having Thing 2 as female Thing of decades past, going instead two Bens.

Oh, frabjuous and splendiferous work all! :-D

That Lorax looks so freaking cool!

Basara – Not sure why I specified 2 Ben Grimms as opposed to Ben and… um… She-Thing (Sharon?), possibly it was that Ben has had a few different looks through the years which could give an artist some variety to choose from.

I think I also suggested Swamp Thing and Man-Thing as a possibility as well.

Chris Giarusso had a Blue Hulk in his hilarious ‘Mini-Marvels’ strips (oh the shenanigans those three would get into…)

Great work as usual

Love the “Nighthawks” homage esp since I’ve seen the original at the Art Institute in Chicago and have framed print. This would be cute framed too!

The Infinity Gaunlet… Christmas is definitely doomed.

I really love the “Nighthawks” one, too. I thought the same as Iron Maiden — it would make a great poster.

Somehow I like Dr. Seuss Nighthawks more than the original.

As always, fantastic work everyone. I especially love Xum Yukinori and Cynthia Rodgers’ submissions.

There was also a blue Captain Universe Hulk.

A lot of really good Suess style art here. I think the reason so many people’s favorite is Thea’s this week (aside from the awesome “photograph of a book” effect) is that her style melds so well with Suess’s. Those little Superguys damn near look like they could have been drawn by the man himself!

That “photograph of a book” effect is amazing! Thea, how did you do it?

All good ones again, but my favorites are Catwoman in the hat, Grinch and the infinity gems and Ben Grimm as Thing 1/Thing 2. :-)

Nelson Flores

July 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Great work! I love The Cat Woman in the hat!!!

is wrong that I really want to read that issue of The Brave and the Bold?

Yeah, I also want to “read” it. Very very much.

Paul, that looks inspired! Love the work this week. That is one scary looking lorax…

As to how my colorist daughter gets that cool book cover look… Must be a colorist trade secret because I just tell her ‘do this’ and she does it.

Having a mini me = awesome sauce. :)

[…] Note: Inspiration for the Seuss verse came after looking at The Line it is Drawn #148 – Dr. Seuss Comic Book Mash-Ups!. […]

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