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The Line it is Drawn #165 – Tribute to Nick Cardy

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…

Based on a suggestion from our own Robert Rath, in honor of the fourth season of Finding Bigfoot (which just debuted this past Saturday), pick a comic book character that you’d like to see interact with Bigfoot.

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

In honor of the late Nick Cardy, suggest a comic character and a Cardy cover to homage. Here is a sampling of some of his best covers (and here are some Teen Titans specific covers).


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!

In each suggestion, there is a link to the cover being cited. So just click on the name of the cover to see the original classic Cardy cover.

Brian_Cronin suggested

spidey, gwen and MJ on falling in love #119

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


BigMike20X6 suggested

Girls Romance 144 with Lois, Superman and Wonder Woman

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. It’s so hard, for Amanda Rodgers to say goodbye to yesterday. While she is trying to say goodbye, you should take the time to check out her website here.


Ecovore suggested

Superman 266 vs. Abominable Snowman from Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


Ecovore suggested

Teen Titans 26 at the start of the New 52 with Wonder Girl, Wally West and Mia Dearden – Wow! Prophetic!

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


Ecovore and KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Falling in Love 119 with Superman crying over Lois Lane and Wonder Woman

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


Futabakun suggested

Angel and the Ape! The cover: Aquaman #37 “When the Sea Dies…”

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


JohnnyUnusual suggested

The Witching Hour #1 with Kazou Umezo’s Cat-Eyed Boy.

A returning Chaz is the artist on this one.


Pyrotwilight suggested

House of Mystery #208 using Neil Gaiman’s Death.

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


TheHeroBiz suggested

Titans mourning Cardy on the cover of Teen Titans #14

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


therealAstrozac suggested

Jean Grey and White Queen on Falling in Love #112

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


therealAstrozac suggested

Naked Young Avengers on Teen Titans #26

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


A fine tribute to a fine artist, everyone!

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


Friendship Phantom Zone is great; Phantom Friend Zone rolls much better off the tongue.

Wow, this was a hugely educational week. I now know why I’m not popular, how to get out of the friendship phantom zone, and (most important of all) that Jim Lee lasers should be avoided at all costs. Great week everyone!

That is awesome! Bill Walko is fantastic! Nick Perks is cool! Love Angel and the Ape!

Whatever you do – stay away from the Jim Lee laser engravers!!!

Wow, that text on Marco D’Alfonso’s cover KILLS IT!

In a serious vane, see the just-solicited cover for Savage Dragon #196. It’s a solid tribute to Nick Cardy’s cover for Action Comics #425, one of my favorite Superman covers,

The Cain and Abel gargoyles on the “House of Mystery” sendup were a nice touch, Nick.

Fantastic work everyone! :-)

Brian – “Ecovore and KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Falling in Love 119 with Superman crying over Lois Lane and Wonder Woman”

Actually, I didn’t have any suggestions for Falling In Love 119 or Wonder Woman. The tweet I made that comes closest to that suggestion was “Lana, Lois & Superman on Falling In Love #112″.

Chaz Folgar, ladies and gentlemen – Making Hieronymus Bosch look a little on the tame side… I love the way you just left the watchman’s shadow.

I love that Chaz did Cat-Eyed Boy! Even among most manga fans, he’s not that well known, so it was a real treat to see him make an appearance (and probably the only iconic character Kazuo Umezu has done. And Chaz captures the character perfectly! Extra, extra nice touch I didn’t notice at first: the shadow without a man in place of the man in shadow on the original cover of Witching Hour #1! It’s that evil shadow monster that takes people over! Seriously, if you’ve read Drifting Classroom, you need to read Cat-Eyed Boy. It’s the closest thing the artist ever did to a super-hero book.

Also really loved Nick Perks and Marco C’Alfonso this week, too!

Xum Yukinori is the bomb! Love it. Very respectful as well as pointed.

Is that the ‘twist’ they’re doing on Thea’s cover? J’adore it.

It’s funny that both suggestions for Falling in Love 119 had the sexes reversed from the cover. Does that mean that comic storylines are like Boy Flicks (Dick Flicks?), with indecisiveness on the guy’s part causing the problems? I mock my wife when we watch Chick Flicks and now I am just embarrassed because our basic storylines are the same, but with costumes.

@ecovore: Yeah, I always find it funny when people say “Pro-wrestling is soap operas for boys”. I’m like, “Nope, that would be ‘X-Men’.”

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