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The Line it is Drawn #199.1 – Line it is Drawn Origins!

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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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There is no regular edition of the Line this week. Instead, this is a special Line it is Drawn ORIGINS edition! There is a ton of unpublished artwork as well as some art that hasn’t been seen in years. These are all the try-out drawings by the current Line it is Drawn atists. The drawings by the newer artists have never been published before, so you’re in for quite a treat!

NOTE: There is SO much art this week that I’m splitting it up over a few pages to help with loading time.

Here are the artists who joined the Line this year.

The general themes I gave this newest batch of artists was to do cross-company team-ups and cover homages. Some of the artists gave me so many options that I’m only posting a couple, so it might look like they didn’t do the themes, but I’m pretty sure most everyone did the themes.

These were drawn by Mathieu Parent. Here is his website.



These were drawn by Derek Langille. Here is his website.



These were drawn by Rachel Ordway. Here is her website.



I posted these Uncle Woofie pieces during a Disney mash-up week a while back, so they’re the only try-out pieces to have been published before…



These were drawn by Tsubasa Yozora. Here is his website.



These were drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.




These were drawn by Fernando Pinto. Here is his website.



These were drawn by Mike Rooth. Here is his website.



Go to the next page for the 2012 additions to the Line it is Drawn!

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The Xmen and Pooh particularly stand out.

But it shows my uncoolness there were several characters I didn’t recognize.

Took me a bit to realize there were 3 pages of artwork! Very cool all around!

Lots of good stuff here, but “Asshole Comics” is my favorite.

Sally as the White Queen is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen!

The Green Lantern-Zita, the Space Girl is awesome!

Good week. I particularly enjoyed Rachel Ordway’s pieces. I hope she will actually put the Cartoonist cover at the front of her portfolio.

Great stuff. What was the initial inspiration for The Line?
I missed the initial call for suggestions, but the moment I saw the art for week 1, I immediately activated my Twitter account and started making suggestions. A Fantastic Four meets the Incredibles piece was the very first suggestion of mine used all the way back at Week 2 and I’ve absolutely loved being a part of this series.
Ever since I first got into comics, I was always drawn to crossover comics, whether they were cross company like the Marvel vs DC stuff (in fact the first trade paperback I ever owned was the Marvel DC Classics collection) or just ‘This issue, guest starring Spider-Man!’
I love the idea that everything is connected somehow, and no matter how unlikely or nonsensical it is, I get excited at the prospect of serieses colliding. Hell, if they announce that a TV series/Movie franchise/etc is coming to a comic company, my first thought is ‘Crossover please!”
So anyway, a huge thanks, Brian and all the gang, the artists, and all the other suggestioners. You make up the high point of my week and I hope this goes for another 200 :D

Mythbusters is the hands-down winner!

That tagline “Get ready to rumbly” will never not make me chuckle.

Wow. 2012 was a big year. I think I started reading this site in early 2013, so I had no idea that the artists that I would basically consider the core of TLIID all joined the previous year. That second page is really a wall of talent (the first and third as well, of course, but wow).

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