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The Line it is Drawn #197 – Celebrate the Fourth of July With Captain America!

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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 an old suggestion by John Trumbull, the topic is character design What If? Like “What if Jack Kirby had designed Batman?” or “What if Spider-Man had been designed in the 1930s?” or “What if Archie had been designed during the 1990s?” Let your imagination go wild!

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

In honor of the 4th of July, come up with suggestions for Captain America drawings. Team-up characters with Cap, have different villains (or heroes, if you so choose) fight Cap, put Cap into different time periods, put Cap into different art styles – basically any idea you can come up with for a drawing centered around Captain America. Be creative! Go nuts!


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.

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BigMike20X6 and therealAstrozac suggested

Captain America with Kick-Ass

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


BigMike20X6 and therealAstrozac suggested

Captain America and Indiana Jones

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Captain America and David Branstetter’s Straw Man

So of course this one was drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.


Ecovore suggested

Capt. America & Doc Savage in the 40’s

This one was drawn by Uncle Woofie.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Captain America & Doctor Who

This one was drawn by Tsubasa Yozora. Here is his website.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Captain America in the 25th Century

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


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Captain America in the style of Beetle Bailey

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


LuciferanHeart suggested

Captain America vs. Captain Canuck: War for North America!

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


therealAstrozac suggested

What if Captain America had been found by the B.P.R.D.?

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


Thiefofhearts suggested

Tim Burton’s Captain America

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


Thiefofhearts suggested

If My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic creator Lauren Faust did a Captain America reboot.

This one was drawn by Rachel Ordway. Congrats on everything, Rachel! Here is her website.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Captain America if done by Norman Rockwell

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


Great work, everyone! Happy Fourth of July!

Okay, people, go tweet us suggestions for next week on Twitter!


Johnny Unusual

July 4, 2014 at 7:59 am

Awesome art this week. The Norman Rockwell might be my favourite, but the Tim Burton one looks pretty incredible.

These are all great. I can’t really single one out personally as being way better than the rest, they are all neck and neck for me.

My only minor nitpicks: Why was Kick-Ass chosen. That was an odd one to me. I have to imagine there were so many other better suggestions still possible. The actual art on that entry is great, don’t get me wrong, but it hardly seems like a dream mash-up to me.

Also, and this is really minor, I wish the costume from the first Captain America movie was used the Rockwell tribute rather than the Avengers costume. Otherwise the piece is perfect.

The Rockwell one is beautiful.

And could Steve and Buck be related? Hmm…

The Norman Rockwell is amazing! I’d love to see it as a print to hang on my wall.

Nelson flores

July 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

I want the last one as a poster! Great work guys!!

These are all really good, but D’Alfonso’s Rockwell drawing really blows me away.

They are all wonderful, but HOLY SMOKES, MARCO!!!!

That’s gorgeous. My favorite piece of yours, and that’s saying something!

Joe Cavanaugh

July 4, 2014 at 10:35 am

Gotta agree, the Rockwell Cap is wonderful.

And I would so buy a Steve Rogers in the 25th Century book.

The Tim Burton one is terrifying. The MLP one is awesome.

I don’t recall Tim Burton ever directing an anime.

The Tim Burton has one very big error. Johnny Depp’s name doesn’t appear anywhere in the credits. ;)

Marco should approach Marvel about selling them that cover (or something involving him getting paid for it) because that would make for a great secondary movie poster or comic book cover. Like others have said in this thread, it’s pretty damn good.

Well, T, at least 3 people think Cap and Kick-Ass was a dream mash-up, so there’s that.

@Hank, it’s hidden under “Burton Regulars” :D

Craig Livingston

July 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm

I want to add my applause for the Norman Rockwell Captain America. Great idea, beautifully executed!
Also the Steve Rogers in the 25th Century and the My Little Pony style Cap also stood out. Good work all around.

Yozora drew his in the future? Amazeballs!

HOLY CRAP, Marco. AMAZING piece, man!

The Norman Rockwell cover is the winner this week.
Captain America/Captain Canuck is hilarious!
Captain America/Doc Savage is good, too. The Rocketeer is a nice touch.

Rockwell is great, but I love the 1940’s one with Doc Savage and the Rocketeer. Not sure who the girl is though?

Jeff Nettleton

July 4, 2014 at 9:58 pm

@Ben McClure
It looks like it is supposed to be either Miss Masque or the Blonde Phantom (I’m leaning towards the Blonde Phantom).

I have to say that the Buck Rogers one is my favorite. Like the fin!

Travis Pelkie

July 5, 2014 at 1:48 am

Man, they were all really good (I like the Beetle Bailey and the Buck Rogers ones particularly), and then Marco blows everyone away with a Rockwell homage that is so damn good. All the little details are great too, like l’il Thor’s fake beard and ‘stache, and the shadow of the one kid’s hair on Cap’s chest. DAY-UMMMM!!!

Amazing work everyone! :-D

@Derek Langille: Great job, and I applaud you having Captain Canuck clutch a “Molson Canadian” beer. That said, I am sorry to report that the #1-selling beer in the great white north is, alas, Captain America’s choice: Budweiser.

LOL. I don’t make a habit of commenting on comments concerning my work here, but along with the joy and hard work of this piece, sneakin’ in the “era-appropriate Blonde Phantom”, one of Stan Lee’s EARLIEST creations, (the whole concept is SO 40’s, quaint, and kinda CUTE) was FUN.

…’sides, SOMEBODY had to drive the CAR, right? Lemmie tell ya, had I felt like there was ROOM, I would ‘a put inna “blurb” like “The SSR Files: Threat Team Adventures”….but I felt like I really had quite ENOUGH going on inna first place.

To make sure everybody had a chance to I.D. her, I put the “sunburst” graphic from her “evening-gown” where they could be seen if you looked close enough. Her dress is not exactly “on-model” but I DID wanna leave SOME kinda clue as to who was driving the ’40 Ford Deluxe Coupe, which met the necessary criteria of being a convertible, and having “running boards” due to Doc’s classic “passenger-habits”.

Giving credit where credit is DUE…part of the inspiration for “roping” her INTO this piece was Howard Chaykin’s excellent “Avengers: 1959″ mini-series.

So thanx for noticing folks, especially during a week that had Marco’s SO on target and exquisitely done Norman Rockwell tribute to Cap.

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