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The Line it is Drawn #160 – Welcome Back to Hostess!

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

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I update the blog’s Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

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…

Comic book characters, comic strip style! Our artists will draw comic book characters in comic strips based on the style of a famous comic strip. So you pick a comic book character and then name the comic strip style you’d like to see the character drawn like. Example: “Spider-Man, Peanuts style”

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

In honor of Hostess’ return to store shelves everywhere, pick a comic book character and our artists will depict them in a Hostess ad


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion (although a little bit different this week).

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners! Click on any image to enlarge it!

zerodreamidea suggested

Calvin and Hobbes

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


BigMike20X6, with a hint of another therealAstrozac suggestion, suggested

Green Lantern, Razer & Aya

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


BigMike20X6 and notwedge (and I think someone else after the deadline) suggested

Agent Coulson

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.


BrettMannes suggested

Emma Frost in a Hostess ad.

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Amanda’s up all night ’til the sun, Amanda’s up all night for good fun. If you have her color your work, you’ve gotten lucky. Check out her work at her website here.


next_imaginaut suggested


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


TheHeroBiz suggested

Dan Didio

Paul Hostetler did the art for this quarter of pieces. Here is his website.


TheHeroBiz suggested

Lil’ Kid Punisher

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


therealAstrozac suggested

Hellboy and BPRD

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


therealAstrozac suggested

Commissioner Gordon

Chaz is the artist on this one.



Thiefofhearts suggested

The Shadow

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


zerodreamidea suggested

Calvin and Hobbes

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


Good stuff, everyone!

Okay, folks, go tweet us suggestions for next week!


I can’t decide which one’s my favourite, these are all awesome! Well done, guys!

I enjoyed the art in the Flores and (especially) the Rogers ones. However, they suffered in comparison for not using the standard “comic book Hostess ad” format.

Hostetler’s DiDio strip was funny and brutal and oh so true.

Medellin and Perks were both really good.

Trumbull’s made me laugh out loud “hearing” Sam Jackson bark “Just feed him the damn twinkies, woman.”

In the end, however, Hostetler’s “Calvin” strip was the head and shoulders winner this week. It captured both the look and spirit of the strip as well as the week’s theme. Well done.

These are great! The DiDio one hits too close to home, though.

This may be the best contest yet…they were all stunning. And delicious.

The two entries that “didn’t get it” lose all points, but every one of the proper ads was amazing.

Nick Perk’s polished work continues to speak to me.

They were all funny and visually appealing. Great work, panel!

I’ll be chuckling about Didio all day.

Poor Intern-ette. That mean Mr Didio must be done away with!

DC’s newest heroine: Internette!
All of them were great this week.

I like the verb “twilighted.” I know the Emma Frost one didn’t follow the Hostess format, but I did … uh … enjoy it. Favorite is the last Calvin & Hobbes. Boy, I miss that strip.

These are all awesome in their own way. Excellent art on the Shadow piece.

The Coulson and DiDio ones are spot on! I got a good laugh out of both. :)

What cream filling lurks in the heart of the Twinkie? The Shadow Knows!

There was one from Breaking bad…I have the image but not sure how to upload it here..

The Emma Frost ad had me falling out of my chair laughing! Hands-down WINNER!

Didio FTW! Oh man, that was soooo funny!

Wow, that original Sno-Balls ad is…wow. She has no head, indeed.

But Sno-Balls are already my favorite, and this piece here just cemented that (creme-ented that?)

Man, these were all good, like usual. And they’re makin’ me hungry!

Man, I love Hostess week. First, those dang pies taste are just so darn tasty and secondly, it brings out the best in all you guys and gals. Fabulous laugh reading and admiring these — bravo! Love them all equally:)

Thanks for posting my late entry, Brian. And it it Saturday morning over there. Very appropriate for a new GLTAS adventure…

The expressions on Batwoman’s and Lobo’s faces in the Didio one. *snicker*
The opening line of The Shadow made me chuckle.
Calvin and Hobbes was nigh perfect.

Green Lantern, Razer & Aya was really good (those cakes are trash Venom)

Didio (fun)

Calvin and Hobbes (cute)

I think the first “Calvin and Hobbes” one really didn’t work. Calvin’s a little boy who burns off more calories than he could ever take in so why would he look worried at the “moment on the lips” comment?

Now, if it had been, oh, “Cathy,” THAT would’ve been killer. Or maybe Betty and Veronica–only with Jughead pulling the “moment on the lips” meme as his way of making sure he winds up with the Twinkies. (Or, using a more classic 40s/50s B&V gag, one of the girls is getting ready to enjoy the Twinkies with the other one saying the phrase. The B&V of the 40s and 50s could be, well, really catty at each other–what we would now call by another word.)

(The second “Calvin and Hobbes,” though–that was more like the real thing.)

Oh, sweet, a few more! Dredd is cool. Li’l Punisher is way fun! And the GL one’s disturbingly funny (all those preservatives!). Mawk-Gophahn — excellent! (Sound it out!)

Pratyush, the Breaking Bad Hostess ad was posted here 2 weeks ago as part of the … um… Breaking Bad topic.

And I don’t know why, but Brendan’s tag ‘Hostess Fruit Pies are pretty good’ makes me laugh more than it probably should.

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