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The Line it is Drawn #181 – 2014 March M.O.D.O.K. Madness!

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 Hawkeye Initiative, choose a male superhero and then suggest the cover of a comic book featuring a female comic book character in a pose you’d like to see the male superhero drawn in, as a contrast to how male and superhero characters are typically posed. For instance, Captain America in the style of Catwoman on the cover of Catwoman #0. For simplicity’s sake, just name the male hero and then the issue, so “Captain America, Catwoman #0″

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

It’s that time of the year again, people! It’s March MODOK Madness! So go make suggestions for famous (non-comic book) celebrities as MODOKs!


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!

B_Granderson suggested

the voice judges

Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. Her website is here. Amanda Rodgers is at at a payphone trying to call home, all of her change she spent on you. Where have the times gone? Baby, it’s all wrong, where are the plans you and Amanda made for two? While you debate those amazing rhetorical questions, heck out Amanda’s website here.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Steve Jobs

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


BigMike20X6 suggested

The Beatles

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


BigMike20X6 suggested

Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim

Chaz is the artist for this one.


BigMike20X6 suggested

The Line it is Drawn artists

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


See if you can identify who is who on the cover! If you can’t, here is a handy “Who’s Who” guide by Xum.

Brian_Cronin suggested

Snoop Lion

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


Brian_Cronin suggested

Bill Murray

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


Ecovore suggested

Kim Jong Un

This one was drawn by Mathieu Parent. Here is his website.


Ecovore suggested

Chris Christie

Brendan Tobin is the artist for this one. Here is his website. And, of course, be sure to check out Brendan’s March M.O.D.O.K. Madness website here!


JeffKeely suggested

Vin Diesel

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


Kholdstare21 suggested

Wil Wheaton

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


MichaelHealy18 suggested

Rob Ford – Robotic Organism Bothered by Frequent Ordinary mayoRial Duties

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


StephenMuses and wur2le suggested

The Pope

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


the_malefic suggested

Woody Allen

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


Great stuff, everyone! Happy March M.O.D.O.K. Madness to one and all!

Now go make us suggestions for next week!


Ha! Love The Voice judges MODOK-ized! Surprised no one countered with American Idol – Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest as MODOK! HA!

Xum wins. Xum wins everything.

the fact that some one mentioned G.W. Bridge wins the internet

A few comments:

#1–I really don’t get the whole “MODOK” thing. It’s a lame character. A lame design. But whatever…….

#2–The Snoop one (especially with the name pun) would’ve worked SOOOOOOO much better if he were still Snoop Dog.

#3–You mean Chris Christie ISN”T really MODOK?

#4–The Wil Wheaton one doesn’t really look like Wil Wheaton. Sorry, but if I didn’t know it was supposed to be Wheaton, I’d never have guessed it in a multiple choice event (even if all the choices were “Wil Wheaton”, “Wil Wheaton,” “Wil Wheaton, ” and “Wil Wheaton”).


March 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

If there is anything worse in the world than Tim & Eric crap clogging up Adult Swim I dont know what it is. God I hate them.

Sigh. I’ve always dug MODOK. Probably too much, but I’ve always seen him as one of the coolest, craziest designs that reflects Jack Kirby’s genius (Arnim Zola is pretty great, too). I understand the dislike of the character, or the dislike for any character that someone else likes, for that matter. People like Venom, but I’m not that fond of him.

I think Ludic Kid (http://archive.is/OyemO#selection-539.0-539.190) said it best:

“In the end, MODOK-love is a little like a crush, a little like a child, a lot like a cult: you either get it, or you don’t.”

Many thanks to Brian Cronin for supporting my fascination for the character and promoting the March MODOK Madness blog these past three years. Many thanks to my fellow Liners for cranking out such great MODOKs year after year as well. And, finally, thanks to all of you out there who get the MODOK-love (and even those who don’t.)


*high-fiving AverageJoeEveryman, just because*

I have to say, the Tim & Eric MODOK is easily one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen. And for that, I thank Chaz eternally.

The problem with the Rob Ford one is that a) he’s a worse villain in real life than M.O.D.O.K. is in the comics, and b) it’s not much a challenge artistically, as that’s what he looks like anyway…

Excellent choice for next week’s theme – I love the Hawkeye Initiative, both for how hilarious it is and what it says about the portrayal of female characters in the industry.

Xum’s piece is a riot! Chris Christie is great too.

Anyone remember that issue of Marvel Adventures: The Avengers where the entire team was transformed into MODOKs? That was awesome :)


Woody Allen was spot on!

Oh yeah, Ben, that one’s one of my absolute favorites. Talk about a fiendish plan backfiring!

Woooo, Woody Allen was great. Perfect classic jokes.


March 15, 2014 at 10:30 am

Also proud because MODOK is one of the few prominent comic characters from Maine (Bangor to be precise).

@AverageJoeEveryman: that…that explains a lot. I can picture exactly how he went mad: “let’s see, there’s Seventh Street…Sixth…Fifth…Fourth…um…um…WTF did Third Street go?!?!?!”

Can ya tell I had a bad driving experience up there once? Ahem.

Anyway, great week, as always. My only beef with the Rob Ford one is that I’m amazed his flight path is that straight and smooth flowing.

Snoop DOK was fun, and it took me a bit to see the “JUICE” (I saw the GIN right away)

No, Liners, don’t zap Xum! No one’s left to do your official portraits after you take over the world otherwise! Hee hee.

That XTina MODOK is disturbingly hot.

In other news, I was surprised and delighted to open up the latest Back Issue (#71, the one shots etc ish with the sweet Art Adams Clea/Doctor Strange cover) and find not one but 2 friends of the blog. Our pal Ben Herman had a letter in there and provided a sweet Ramona Fradon sketch of Metamorpho, and Liner John Trumbull wrote a neat little piece about the Sherlock Holmes book that DC did in the ’70s. (John, is it possible that DC didn’t do any more due to issues with the estate of Conan Doyle [or perceived/possible issues]; that is, that DC didn’t have the permission/rights to adapt those stories and didn’t want to risk the estate’s ire by doing more?) It’s a pretty neat issue, and seeing our pals there made it even cooler.

Xum is amazing as always.

What, no one thought of drawing Howard the Moduck?

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