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The Line it is Drawn #172 – Classic Paintings, 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…

In honor of the news that Marvel will be taking making Star Wars comic books in 2015, the theme this week is to team-up or mash-up Star Wars characters and Marvel Comics characters.

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

An oldie but a goodie – mash up comic book characters with famous paintings!


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 contains a link to the original painting being homaged.

BigMike20X6 suggested

Emma Frost/Mona Lisa

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Warhol’s Marilyn Monroes piece with Red Hulk, Green Hulk, Grey Hulk and Blue Hulk

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


Brian_Cronin suggested

Tank Girl with the Pearl Earring

This one was drawn by Mike Rooth. Here is his website.


Brian_Cronin suggested

david’s death of marat w/ iron man

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


BeccaDannysWife and tako1337 suggested

Wonder Woman as Mona Lisa

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


Ecovore suggested

Water Lillies starring Swamp Thing

This one was drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Batman & Robin in Rockwell’s Breaking Home Ties

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


snakebitcat suggested

The Sandman and Francisco de Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

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


StephenMuses suggested

Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rosetti with Black Widow

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


tako1337 suggested

The Question in The Son of Man

Chaz is the artist on this one.


tako1337 suggested

Dream Death in Picasso’s Old Guitarist

Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. She did a bit of an audible and changed it from Dream to Death. Her website is here. What’s it gonna take for Amanda to go for you to see, she’s the modern day Pablo, Picasso baby. Check out Amanda’s website here.


tako1337 suggested

Superman/Wonder Woman in American Gothic

This one was drawn by Derek Langille. Here is his website.


Ted_LisaDahlman suggested

caravaggio’s supper on the road to emmaus. Superman or Thor as Christ

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


Thiefofhearts suggested

Harley Quinn – The Swing

This one was drawn by Rachel Ordway. Here is her website.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Nightcrawler as… The Blue Boy

This one was drawn by Fernando Pinto. Here is his website.


Great work, everyone!

Okay, folks, now go tweet us Star Wars suggestions!


I always love these. Some excellent suggestions, and excellent interpretations, this time.

I really enjoyed the Super Friends one. Nice twist on the topic!

Eric L. Sofer, the Bad Clown

January 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

Just a quick question, but… does anyone remember that “American Gothic” displays a father and daughter, and not a husband and wife? Okay kids, try to process THAT image now! :)

A great start to the year! I love all of today’s interpretations.

Last week, Sister Voodoo. This week, Blue Hulk. What obscurish characters are next? :D
Great work from all as usual.

I like them all – but my favorite above all is the Super Friends cover – that’s just too cool!

Iron Marat was so good on so many levels. I especially liked Tony’s friend reaffixing her top. Plus, the painting hasn’t already been parodied a million times already.

One Hulk, Two Hulk, Red Hulk, Blue Hulk!

I need to think of a good match for “Judith Beheading Holofernes” for the next time this one comes up.

I was not expecting my Prosperine pick to make it.

Masterpieces! :-D

I wondered if I should include Ace the Bat-hound in my suggestion or if it would be obvious to the artist to include him.

And if you haven’t already read the caption in Paul Hostetler’s piece do.

Eric L. Sofer, it could be a case of people not knowing that in the first place.

The cartooning on Wonder Woman’s face in Gothic is great!

Dream as the old guitarist is great!

SuperFriends, Swamp Thing and Tank Girl are good ones too. Nice touch including Ace with Batman and Robin. :-)

I like Emma’s expression as Mona Lisa. :-) If this theme is done again, I think Emma would be great as Madame X.

A really strong week all round, good suggestions and brilliant art.

Love Derek’s piece. I can also see it with Aquaman showing up Supes’ wee pitchfork with his own huge trident.

SM/WW one is my favorite!

All of them were excellent, but I just adore Iron Man/Marat. It’s wonderfully rendered and very true to character.

This was pretty fun. I don’t even recognize half the pieces here. I still like what I see, however.

Marat/Iron Man is wonderful, but also liking the two who broke out of just-the-painting mould, Xum’s Mona Lisa and Chaz’s Magritte.

All great! My favourite Line it is Drawn yet.

The only comment I have is the comment I always have: this is a great feature, the art and interpretations of the ideas are awesome, and a week without “The Line it is Drawn” would be a sad one.

Great stuff, everyone.

I always love Chaz’s stuff so much. He hasn’t updated his blog since 2010. He’s like the Phantom of the internet. Who is he? Where does he go? Who are his people? Chaz – you out there?

Great work as always. The new Liners are killing it.

Also, Marco, nice touch with the Hasselhoff-esque cheeseburger with a bite out of it on the ground.

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