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The Line it is Drawn #151 – Teen Titans Team-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 3pm Pacific Friday).

The topic is…

Team-ups or mash-ups of comic book characters and Muppets!

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

Ostensibly because of the 10th anniversary of the Teen Titans cartoon and of Geoff Johns’ Teen Titans #1, but really just because Bill Walko wants the theme to be this, the theme this week is the Teen Titans! Mash-up any era of Teen Titans with ANYthing – a movie (Teen Titans in the Hangover), another comic book (the Teen Titans as the cast of Saga), a TV show (the Teen Titans as the cast from Saved by the Bell), a novel (Teen Titans in Pride and Prejudice), a video game (Teen Titans in Mortal Kombat), whatever you’d like! Go nuts!

Enjoy!

I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion (I switched two, though, since it seemed weird to have the only two black and white pieces back to back).

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BeccaDannysWife suggested:

The Titans on The Big Bang Theory

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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JohnnyUnusual suggested:

Titans as drawn by Daniel Clowes

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Aqua Teen Hunger Force/Titans

Chaz is the artist for this one.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Bob Dylan & the Titans in the 60s

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

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hundbot suggested:

Teen Titans GO/ Muppet Babies mash up!

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.

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Kholdstare21 suggested:

Teen titans star in “The Big Lebowski”

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

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mickeyangelsong suggested:

teen titans and golden girls tv show

Xum Yukinori drew this one (with a co-writing credit to his wife, Namiko). Here is his website.

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ReedBeebe suggested:

Teen Titans and the Umbrella Academy!

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amanda. When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s Amanda. Be sure to check out her website here).

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ReedBeebe suggested:

Teen Titans and Scooby Doo!

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

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shurwitt suggested:

Wolfman/Perez’s New Teen Titans reenact the X-Men #136 cover.

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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Good stuff, folks!

Okay, everyone, go make suggestions for next week!

27 Comments

That Golden Girls one is perfect.

A lot of really great stuff here. Faves are Big Bang, Aqua Teen, Scooby-Doo, and X-Men. Actually surprised no one’s tried that to apply that X-Men cover to Beast Boy and Terra before.

Makes me said to think 60% of the original Teen Titans do not even EXIST in the new 52.

Don’t know what’s funnier: Carlstroke the Freakin’ Terminator (He don’t need no instructions to know how to KILL) or Deathstroke The Jesus (sixteen year old geomorphs, dude).

All these are really great. Love the ATF one in particular. The Bob Dylan one is pretty funny with Speedy in a messed up sorta way

Y’all were really letting it rip this week. Good stuff. We should just do a theme week of Speedy doing drugs.

Here’s something for interpretation: Is Wally peeved because Dylan is hitting on Donna, or is it because he’s singing about “the slow one will later be fast” and is taking it as some sort of insult?

Dylan for the win, also good scripting and art on Golden Girls.

Daniel Clowes? Not much like his style.

I thought Daniel Clowes one looked good and Robin looked pitch perfect. I also love the bandaids on Speedy.

I like how Raven’s only mildly annoyed because some of Deathstroke’s blood got on her cape.

Great work, everybody! Thea, you captured all the character reactions perfectly, and I love the look on Robin’s face! Sean, the Velma/Raven and Scooby Doo/Beast Boy characters were my favorites.

@Ganky – I agree. He has a few styles and I missed all of them. Hopefully I caught some of the deliciously perverted spirit…

@ Nick- It’s still a funny drawing!

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Lebowski one would probably be better in colour. I can’t tell who Maude is supposed to be at all.

or Donny.

As for Bill Walko’s, George Perez re-used that same layout in the splash pagefor New Teen Titans #1 and for Superman holding Supergirl’s corpse on the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths

Scooby Doo was the winner for me. Starfire makes a great Daphne.
I’m just surprise that no one really took a stab at the Teen Titans Go.

@Nicole: Nelson and Thea did the Teen Titans Go! versions….

@Bae: There’s a whole “hero holding someone” motif in comicdom, inspired by Michelangelo’s Pieta. I don’t think the Perez images you cite were homages to Byrne… just coincidence of a sort.

I love them all. TT done proud, my fellow Liners!

Axel: Well done, and nice character mash-ups!

Nick: Nice. You really channeled Clowes’ style here.

Chaz: LOL, this one made me laugh as a regular viewer of ATHF.

Brendan: One of my favs.. I love the retro feel of this and the Speedy bit is great!

Nelson: Adorbs!

Paul: I love the style here… very Al Hirschfeld.

Xum: OMG, each joke was funnier than the last!! This was one of my favs. The details and the jokes are awesome!

Thea: not an UA fan, but this looks great!! I love Raven’s reaction, priceless.

Sean: You had me at “Titans” and “Scooby”. This mash-up works too well!

Walko: They were all great except this one. Where’s Nightcrawler?

; )

Damn. I thought for sure I get a suggestion done this week.

Any way, this was a great topic and everyone did stellar work. The Teen Titans have so many different modes that they really work in a huge variety of drawings.

The arm plasters (band aids) are just plain wrong. :)

“Titans Together!”

Axel: Great combination of characters and the jokes were great. Namiko thought it was funny that “Terra” was the most… um, endowed.

Nick: You have definitely captured the Clowes vibe, if not the exact style. Liked the webbing on Aqualad, the sweat from Kid Flash, the stain on Robin’s tunic, and Speedy’s plasters (yes, they are “just plain wrong,” but unfortunately accurate).

Chaz: I do not watch this programme enough to fully appreciate all of the humour, but I definitely had a good laugh from your piece, regardless. Are these Shake, the Robin Wonder; Fry-borg; and Meat Boy?

Brendan: Words cannot express how really really good this is. I also like how this seems to combine the style of Nick Cardy and the Filmation cartoons.

Nelson: I remember this show. Great layout and likenesses, but I especially like the characterization throughout.

Paul: Great “zaintense” look. Maude is Terra in the bathrobe (NTT v1 #39), right?

Namiko: Thanks for the great lines in this piece, This was way funnier than what we came up with for my alternate idea (portraying the four “Golden Girls” as golden-skinned Tamaraneans in different versions of the Starfire costume).

Thea: Never read UA, but I still get the joke. The expressions on all characters really sold it. Oh and Amanda’s colours, of course.

Sean: This is so right-on. I cannot pick a favorite “mash-up” because each is so perfect.

Bill: This is really great. If only WB Animation would proceed with that “Judas Contract” feature. And to throw a spanner into the argument of Perez supposedly copying Byrne: Neal Adams’ cover to Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #81 came earlier. I was tempted to use an “After Perez After Byrne After Adams After Michelangelo” joke signature on my “Zero Hour Crisis in Adventure Time” piece. And speaking of signatures, did you pull a Jim Steranko and have the negative space in the sky spell “BILL WALKO” — or is that just my 6 a.m. eyes before Saturday morning coffee?

“Liners… um…. Aligned!”

Xum – Master Shobin, Fryborg and Beastwad :D Chaz really delivered on this one.
Gotta love getting the name drop in the Dylan piece (Its almost like that was the reasoning for the suggestion)
And I get a double laugh because I had suggested a Reefer Madness mashup (with apologies to Roy) so that was like an extra little nod :D

I’d buy a “Clowes Titans” book.

Scooby is the hands-down winner this time! Golden girls is funny, too, and the Beast Boy/Terra cover is good, but so sad. It was interesting to see Jericho in the background of that one.

I thought the Clowes piece was pitch-perfect.

I actually did a spit-take at the Golden Girls piece. Great work!

Man, I don’t know about you guys but I’d read the hell out of a Golden Girls comic book…

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