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The Line it is Drawn #163 – Happy Halloween From the Line!

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…

In honor of the late Lou Reed, suggest to us a Lou Reed lyric and a comic book character to go with that lyric.

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

For our annual Halloween edition, place comic characters into famous horror stories, whether they be novels, short stories, movies or television shows


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 suggested

Steve Rogers in ‘Erskine, or, the Modern Prometheus’

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


BeccaDannysWife suggested

Wonder Woman in Aliens

Paul Hostetler did the art for these two. Here is his website.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Aquaman vs Sharktopus

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Ashley J Williams as Captain America fighting Deadite Nazis

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


Ecovore suggested

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Bruce Wayne

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Amanda did the mash, she did the monster mash. The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash. Se did the mash, it caught on in a flash. Se did the mash, she did the monster mash! While she was not mashing, she also colored the above piece. Check out her website here.


Futabakun suggested

Simon & Kirby’s 70s Sandman vs Freddy Krueger

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


happysorceress suggested

Zatanna fills in for Elvira.

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


MultipleHogasms suggested

Jack Nicholson’s Joker in The Shining

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


phillipsevy suggested

Marvin, Wendy, the wonder twins, Gleek, and wonder dog take a drive in Texas countryside and stumble into Texas chainsaw massacre.

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


rodlig suggested

Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow) in Sleepy Hallow! Headless Horse-Batman, perhaps?

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


therealAstrozac suggested

Man Thing vs the Creature from the Black Lagoon

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


therealAstrozac suggested

Batman in I am Legend

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


Awesome stuff, everyone! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Now make suggestions on Twitter for next week, everyone!

Plus, I’m looking for at least one additional Line it is Drawn artist. If you’re interested, send me an e-mail by next week at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with four attached jpegs of drawings in the style of the Line (pin-ups, basically).


Nelson Flores jr

October 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Great work everyone! I love Sean’s Cap Nazi killer and Xum’s Aquaman! As usual you guys show what passion, and imagination can do in just a couple of days.

I loved Xum slipping Bwana Beast in there, giving us the secret origin of Sharktopus!


October 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Great work everybody.

Can’t wait to see the Lou Reed ones!
::sniff:: ::sniff::

I double-double the love for Xum. (Though I am not sure if Limbo or SFX for SyFy is a worse fate for ol’ BB…)

All of these are great! Well done, artists. And I’m not just saying that because I suggested the Sleepy Hollow one.

I like the added bonus of Beautiful Dreamer (and Brute and Glob) in the Sandman vs. Freddy one.

The addition of Bwana Beast was inspired.

I also have to note my appreciation for adding B’wana Beast.


November 1, 2013 at 7:16 am

Dang, I didn’t realize the lady was Beautiful Dreamer, that was clever. I should have looked closer.
I also like the inclusion of Ace in the I am Legend entry.

B’wana Beast… that explains everything :D

I loved Thea Rogers’ Snoopy. It made me laugh and would have been the winner in another week. Xum Yukinori’s Aquaman, however, was the rare TLIID where, if I saw that on a comic rack, I’d would buy it on the strength of the cover alone. So thats the far and away winner for me.

the zantanna one was cute, reminds me of the practical magic mini series…

I’ll just share this on Facebook now, before everyone I know posts pieces from this and I have to tell them where it came from…

Zatanna/Elvira–I love it!

The Joker one should have been called: The Smiling

The Frankerskine and His Patriotic Monster is my favorite for both craftsmanship and concept. If Marvel did Elseworld type of stories, I like the creepy idea of building a super-solider from the corpses of unknown soldiers, but with the brain of wimpy Steve Rogers…

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