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The Line it is Drawn #156 – Dream Creative Teams!


Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!

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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…

A + X! In honor of the Avengers and X-Men 50th Anniversaries, name a member of the Avengers anda member of the X-Men (not the same person) and our artists will draw them teaming up (our artists will have the freedom of drawing whatever they want beyond the basic concept of “Character X and Character Y team-up”).

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

With the news that J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman are leaving Batwoman, we thought it would be interesting to have you come up with all-time dream runs that would never happen on various superhero titles and our artists will try to make it come to life as best that they can. Ernest Hemingway/Steve Ditko on Superman? Bill Watterson on X-Force? James Joyce/Pablo Picasso on Spider-Man? Feel free to get weird!


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

Seth McFarlane’s Spawn

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Her name is Amanda Rodgers and she is proud to be right here coloring this piece with her family. Check out more of Amanda’s work at her website here.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Dr. Suess & the Demon Etrigan?

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Bill Walko’s Damage Control

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


guslindgren suggested

Martian Manhunter by Ray Bradbury and Frank Frazetta

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


happysorceress and JonShanks suggested

Leonardo DaVinci’s Iron Man.

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.




hundbot suggested

Samuel Morse writing FLASH comics

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


JohnnyUnusual suggested

H.P. Lovecraft/Francis Bacon on Ghost Rider

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



Carl Barks Fantastic Four


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


originaldayfan suggested

Jules Verne writes Adam Strange

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


ozmendoza suggested

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec on The Shadow

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


ozmendoza suggested

Homer and Frank Frazetta on Thor

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


Swiss_Fox suggested

Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman on Green Lantern!

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


therealAstrozac suggested

Salvador Dali and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four #48-50

Chaz is the artist for this one.


hundbot suggested

A random 5 year old writing and drawing The Punisher.

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







Great stuff, everyone!

Okay, folks, go make suggestions for next week!


[…] Thanks to fans who suggested this idea over at “The Line It Is Drawn” Dream Team Week. […]

wow, man oh man oh man that Chaz one is super brilliant. That needs to be on Tumblr and get like a billion likes, seriously one of the best I’ve seen.

The world needs Renaissance Iron Man.

Not kidding.

Make this happen.

Raymond Wonsowski

September 13, 2013 at 9:47 am

Iron Man was fantastic…Adam Strange was Phenomenal…but Dr. Seuss’s ETRIGAN – UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Chaz’ Dali Fantastic Four is just brilliant.

Axel’s Iron Man — Renaissance style — is also so very snazzy and clever!

so many great entries this week!

The Dali Fantastic Four is great. I saw Salvador Dali and Stan Lee on F4 and thought…yes that’s just the kind f thing Stan would love! I also loved the Bradbury/Frazetta mash up.

These are all superb. As always.

Love the Robert Morse/Flash one…very clever!


Did you not receive mine? I sent it Tuesday night.


die for pie– made my lunch time soda come out of my nose. Awesome!

Winners for me are:
Iron Man and DaVinci- just because it was so beautiful
Flash and Morse Code- made me laugh

Wow, I love these. My favorites are the Toulouse-Lautrec Shadow, the Dr. Seuss Etrigan and the 5-year-old Punisher, but they’re all great.

I’m assuming the only reason people aren’t raving over the Punisher is because it was apparently included late. Because that strip is hilarious and painfully reminiscent of my drawing (if not writing ability) at that age

I’m assuming the only reason people aren’t raving over the Punisher is because it was apparently included late. Because that strip is hilarious and painfully reminiscent of my drawing (if not writing ability) at that age

You assume correctly.

Punisher’s PIES. Oh my dear GOD Brendan!
My favorite thing you’ve ever done.


that punisher one is AWESOME.

i enjoyed Brenden’s piece more than any comic book i’ve read in the last year. Great job!

[…] da Vinci’s Iron Man by Axel Medellin, part of this week’s The Line It is Drawn over at CBR, the theme being that of comic book Dream Creative […]

That Punisher one wins the contest for sure.

I love the Seuss Etrigan, DaVinci Iron Man and Dali FF too but Five Year Old Punisher needs to be a regular thing.

The Iron Man and FF images don’t look squat like Leonardo or Dali.

Man, the Punisher sure likes his pie.

Love the Punisher strip Brendan. Definitely brings me back.

… this is a contest? no one told me!

Good heavens. Good on whomever suggested Toulouse-Lautrec, my favourite painter

… this is a contest? no one told me!

Oh, I just told Brian to mail all your prizes to me, Bill. I knew you wouldn’t mind. :)

Amazing work everyone! :-D

So if it’s a contest is there wagering?

I loved the Martian Manhunter one. Just did a read through of the Martian Chronicles a couple months back and the text was pitch perfect. Great job, Nick.

Punisher is disturbingly AWESOME. It’s like Baltazar and Franco went to a very, very dark place.

Love HP Lovecraft/Francis Bacon on Ghost Rider, but disappointed for who ever suggestd Lovecraft adn Bosch on Hellboy. It was mislabelled. Some great stuff this week. I also like that Toulouse-Lautrec on the Shadow. And written by Oscar Wilde? I want to read it!

I would SO buy that Punisher series. Please make it happen.

Axel Medellin DaVinci’s Iron Man is incredible! Marvel really should look into that.

Also the Sean McFarland Banks’ Fantastic Four would be a fun animated series!

“Sorry but this is happening.”

Is this eligible for an Eisner? Because it really needs to be.

The etrigan one is the winner for me. although the iron man by da vinci and punisher come close. There was that SHIELD series where Da Vinci was a member right? I think he should build Iron Man that armor.

The Punisher one is great!!!

Lautrec’s Shadow, da Vinci’s Iron Man, Homer/Frazetta Thor, and Bradbury/Frazetta Martian Manhunter are the winners this week. Manhunter is bittersweet, and the revelation is a bit Twilight Zone-ish.

The Line It Is Drawn w/Twilight Zone…I would LOVE to see that one!

Wow. Rath, you did an amazing job on my suggestion. Verne is my favorite writer and Adam Strange is one of my favorite comic characters. Thanks. Manhunter by Bradbury, Iron Man by DaVinci and Thor by Homer/Frazzetta are great as well. Lots of different languages this week, including Morse code. Interesting.

where can i buy comics by Xum?


Chaz, omg. Xum, omg. Brendan, omg.

A triumphant week for TLIID.

As usual, these were all delightful…but I have to admit that the Punisher one, just cracked me up,and for that, I thank you.

Wow, Ralph Steadman GL is really fantastic.

That last one… I always wondered what it would be like if Malachai Nicolle wrote “The Punisher”. Turns out it would be brilliant.

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