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The Line it is Drawn #161 – The Funny Pages, Line it is Drawn Style!

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…

Because John Trumbull demanded it, it’s Detective Munch Week! Richard Belzer’s Detective Munch retired earlier this week from Law and Order: SVU. His retirement ends an impressive career for a fictional character, as he has the record for appearing in the most television series by a single fictional character, appearing on nine different TV series as Detective Munch over 22 years. Now we’ll celebrate his retirement by extending his crossover streak to comic books, as well! Name a comic book that you’d like to see Detective Munch crossover into!

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

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”


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!

anaustincampion and ozmendoza suggested

Batman / Krazy Kat

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


BigMike20X6 and BrettMannes suggested

Fantastic Four, Far Side style

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


BigMike20X6, p_keely, rodtownsend and vitothebig suggested

Thor, Hagar the Horrible style

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


BigMike20X6, dc2omniverse and rodtownsend suggested

Batman, Dick Tracy style

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


dc2omniverse suggested

Scott and Jean, Family Circus style

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


deadvicsage suggested

GIJoe in the style of the Peanuts Gang.

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


deadvicsage suggested

The Elongated Man in the style of Garfield

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Bruce Banner & the Hulk ala Calvin & Hobbes

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Batman in the style of Prince Valiant

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


nikorasu_yuki suggested

Substitute Batman for Garfield

A returning Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.


ozmendoza suggested

Doctor Strange, Rex Morgan, M.D. style

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.


RussDimino suggested

Justice League / Peanuts

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Amanda Rodgers is here, Happiness and cheer, Fun for all that children call their favorite colorist of the year. Be sure to check out her website here).


ScottFury78 suggested

Cyclops, Jean, Emma in the style of Archie Comics. Wolverine as Jughead.

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


Great work, everybody!

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


great stuff with the Archie one. i also love Bat Tracy, Cobranuts and Ralph and Sue.

all of them are great!

I laughed so hard with the scott and jean one!

I’m kind of loving the Nick Perks design for the Dick Tracy Bat-Man. And great job on the Prince Valiant homage, sir!

Paul’s Batman Krazy Kat and Xum’s Elongated Man Garfield are also pretty epic. Great week, folks!

Why do I get the feeling that “Cykey” is about four strips away from featuring a much more progressive relationship than Marvel bargained for?

We have some very good entries this week.
I am delighted someone requested Krazy Kat.

The “Family Circus” one gets extra points for putting Jean in the pantsless black shirt she wore after her resurrection. (Why the hell didn’t the F4 give her some pants after she came back to life? It’s kind of distracting.)

Loved them all, but Hagar is right out of the book!

Well done everybody.

I think the winner this week is the “Four Side!”

Great stuff this week. I’m a sucker for Peanuts, so I guess those are my faves, but this is all wonderful.

I was impressed by “music by Cold Slither”. Good stuff all around.

I think the peanuts one is great. Batman and all the Robins!! (Well, we don’t know if Red Robin was actually a Robin in the Nu52, but still)

Cykie and Justice Peanuts.

For the Archie one, wouldn’t Wolverine be Reggie for the Archie one? Since Both Reggie and Wolverine try to take the girls from Archie?

The suggestion said Wolverine as Jughead so that’s what Axel drew.

Brian, a suggestion for a future feature…
How about famous DC covers using Marvel characters, and famous Marvel covers, using DC characters…
Maybe it’s already done? I don’t know…

Kanio’s suggestion is a very interesting one! :)

Or how about replacing a character on famous Marvel covers with Miracleman?

Anyway, this has to be my all-time favorite Line it is Drawn. Every one of these is a winner, and with the opportunity for situation creating, the brilliance of these artists really comes through. I think the Family Circus, Justice League/Peanuts, Cobra/Peanuts, and Archie were my favorites, but every single one was great.

But the “Sorry I fucked a demon queen clone version of you and had a baby” line is absolutely priceless. Bob Layton definitely should have included that in the first issue of X-Factor.

The Four Side – genuine lols! They were all superb this time though, massive kudos to all the talented artists involved.

… even as Jughead, Logan is really hot. Wow.

What?! No Stephanie Brown Woodstock!

A great set of art everyone.

Krazy Bat was probably my favorite, but this was an amazing week all around. Good job, everybody.

Axehorn: blame me not knowing Archie comics very well (never having read them). I basically know Archie is in some kinda love triangle with Betty and Veronica and there’s a guy called Jughead who wears an odd hat. the suggestion of Wolverine as Jughead was an afterthought to Cyclops/Archie, Jean and Emma as Betty and Veronica.

Axel, you are breaking my heart right now with the non-Archie-ness.

After seeing the Snoopy in a Batman costume, I have this to say:


Great work, everyone! (I may *borrow* the Cobra Charlie Brown Christmas for my holiday FB cover…)

Wow this week is packed with awesome as I love every one of these!

Congrats everyone!

Being forced to read Prince Valiant in cartooning class and grew to love it, I’m loving this mashup. Peanuts ones are awesome too. Overall, well done everyone. Thanks for the entertainment.

The “Cobra Commander Christmas” is pretty great, though I am saddened by the lack of Nemesis Enforcer. I mean, Golobulus is there. Why not his right-hand man?

I’m just nitpicking of course. Nemesis Enforcer was my favorite character in the animated film (still looking for an action figure of him). The piece was awesome.

Pure Gold!!!! All of it is Gold to me!

Batman/Prince Valiant, Batman/Dick Tracy and Peanuts/Cobra are the best ones this week. The Dick Tracy outfit looks really good, and I liked seeing the Joker in the Valiant piece.

May very well be my favorite TLIID ever

Great job everyone! :-)

Wow!!! All of them are awesome and honor perfectly each comic strip.

Grat job

I think I may have finally stopped laughing long enough to comment on these…

Paul’s Krazy Bat captures both the source material and spirit of the original comic perfectly. Ignatz/Joker is an analogue that works on SO many levels.

Rather than try to mimic Larson’s deceptively simple style, Robert went for the humor — and managed to do jokes worthy of Larson. That is not easy at all.

This isn’t the first Thor/Hagar mash-up in the Line, but the joke isn’t tired yet, either.

Nick does another near-perfect meld of subject and original source material — “Mask? WHAT mask?”

If this is the work Brendan produces when his back hurts, can we start a collection to keep him in traction? Ever since Frank Castle went out for pie, the man has tapped into a lode of hilarious, demented perversion that is threatening to swallow the entire Internet!

I’ve already chatted with Walko about A Cobra Commander Christmas, and the sheer insanity in the character pairings. But I want to say publicly that I love how Mindbender COMMITS to that dance! I hope Larry Hama sees this.

Thank you, Xum, for Ralph and Sue. Really, thank you; every time I see them, I realize how much I miss them. One of the few moving moments in Blackest Night was when Barry realized that, for some reason, they weren’t coming back. The worst thing is; right now, I don’t think DC is capable of doing them, unless they hire you to do it.

After last week, I knew we were going to get a lot of Calvin & Hobbes (hey, I suggested Deadshot & Catman, so I’m part of it, too), but at least Nelson remembers they don’t ALWAYS fight.

Have to admit, I was hoping for Deadpool/Prince Valiant (talk about yellow text boxes!), but Nick does a great job with Batman here. Honestly, I’m beginning to think Nick can do pretty much any style.

Josh Gowdy(!) and Trumbull both have a lot of fun twisting the material — Alfred may even be more long-suffering than Jon, and unless I’m mistaken, that was lifted from Dr. Strange’s origin?

When Thea auditioned, I remember her X-Peanuts as something special. JLAnuts is even better, and here’s why — she makes nuHal enjoyable, by making his mental and physical age match. And how can anyone not laughed at “I kissed Bat LIPS!”? I did, for hours (when I wasn’t laughing at A CC Christmas)

It’s hard not to abuse Cyclops — so I’m glad Axel didn’t even bother to try. Double credit for keeping Wolverine’s personality — skewering burgers and Sentinels simultaneously is what he would do, even while enjoying Slim’s self-inflicted wounds.

Oh, Munch — you are going to get the send-off you deserve next week!

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I dunno but maybe mix things up so 90% of them aren’t Batman?

Between Batman & Scott/Jean this is way too lacking in variety and I saw a ton of great suggestions

Whoaaaa all great!!! I love this section every week but this has to be one of the best!!! keep up the great work u guys definitely inspire me

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