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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…
An oldie but a goodie – mash up comic book characters with famous paintings!
Read on for the sketches that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge!
Based on a suggestion by twitter followers Ted and Lisa Dahlman, we’re doing a twist on dream casting for a superhero movie. Now, instead, pick a comic book team or character and a YEAR and our artists would have to come up with dream casting for that character/team for that particular year. To wit, who would be the dream casting for Wolverine in the year 1939? 1957? 1968? 1985? 1992? You get the picture.
I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.
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Green lantern, 1930s
Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.
Sister Voodoo, 1974
Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. Her website is here. Let us live ‘neath Amanda’s spell Do do that voodoo that you do so well, For you do something to us that nobody else could do. Part of Amanda’s voodoo involves coloring the above piece. Check out Amanda’s website here.
1939 Barbara Gordon Batgirl
Robert Rath did the art for this one. Here is his website.
Avengers Late 70’s/Early 80’s.
Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.
Axel added a cast list:
Michael Biehn- Steve Rogers / Captain America
Tom Selleck- Tony Stark / Iron Man
Dolph Lundgren – Thor
Bill Bixby – Bruce Banner (Not messing with success, me.)
Lou Ferrigno – The Incredible Hulk
David Rasche- Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Courteney Cox- Janet Van Dyne / The Wasp
Tanya Roberts- Natasha Romanoff / The Black Widow
Bruce Boxleitner – Dr. Henry Pym / Ant Man / Giant Man
Pierce Brosnan- Prince Namor / The Submariner
Timothy Dalton- Loki
James Earl Jones (of course)- Kang the Conqueror
1979 Power Man and Iron Fist
Chaz is the artist on this one.
Marco D’Alfonso drew this one. Here is his website.
94 [I lowered the year a bit to make a certain “Died too young” star eligible for this one. Nick suggests that this was just an alternate reality where Dean survived his car accident but had to make a comeback doing B-Movies like this one. -BC]
Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website.
Marko and Alana (from Saga) 1989
Paul Hostetler did the art for this one. Here is his website.
And now, for our NEW artists! I couldn’t help but add FIVE new artists (I felt like taking even more but it was just getting ridiculous how many good artists applied, so I had to stop myself at five. I initially only wanted two-three new artists!).
The Tick, 1980
This one was drawn by Rachel Ordway. Here is her website.
Hawk, Duke, Scarlett and Snake Eyes, 1949
This one was drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.
Capt. Carrot & the Zoo Crew in 1945, when animation may have been at its peak!
This one was drawn by Derek Langille. Here is his website.
Adam Strange 1977
This one was drawn by Mike Rooth. Here is his website.
(Mike, as you can see, went with Harrison Ford, fresh off of Star Wars, as Adam)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1960
This one was drawn by Fernando Pinto. Here is his website.
Great stuff, everyone! A big welcome to our new artists!
Okay, folks, now go make suggestions to us on Twitter for next week!
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