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The Line it is Drawn #203 – Comic Book Tribute to Robin Williams

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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…

A famous cover motif from DC’s Silver Age was so-called “Superdickery,” where it would seem like Superman was doing something cruel for no good reason (inside the comic you’d realize that it was all for a good reason – he was attacking Jimmy Olsen because Jimmy was secretly a bad guy disguised as Jimmy, stuff like that). There’s a whole site devoted to the concept. This week’s theme is doing MODERN version of Superdickery covers. For example, Lois Lane aghast at Superman, who is on his iPad “Why did you unfriend me on Facebook, Superman? Why?!?”

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

In honor of the great Robin Williams, team-up or mash-up comic book characters with Robin Williams characters from film or television

Enjoy!

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!

First off, David Branstetter did a tribute on his own before I even announced the theme.

So this piece was drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.

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BigBearSpeaks and Ecovore suggested

Mork’s son is…Howard the Duck?!

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

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ChadWaIters suggested

Jakeem Thunder and Genie.

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

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Doc_Blue suggested

The Genie from Aladdin turning down an invite from the Green Lantern

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.

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Ecovore suggested

Deadpool in Mrs. Doubtfire

This one was drawn by Fernando Pinto (back after a quick break!). Here is his website.

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Ecovore suggested

Alan Scott and the Genie

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

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Ecovore and mattlaz1013 suggested

John Keating teaching at Xavier Institute

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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JohnnyUnusual suggested

Rainbow Randolph as the Kingpin

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

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keath suggested

Lara Croft finds the genie’s lamp (Aladdin)

Chaz is the artist on this one.

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originaldayfan suggested

Mork and Mr. Mytzlplk

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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ScottFury78 suggested

Mork and Superman

Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. Her website is here. Life is your restaurant and Amanda is your maitre’d. Come on whisper what it is you want; You ain’t never had friend like her! Celebrate that friendship by checking out her website here to see her work!.

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schaferba suggested

Hellboy finds the Genie’s lamp.

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

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Great work, everyone! A fine tribute to a comic legend!

Now all of you readers get to Twitter and come up with some suggestions for next week!

22 Comments

Another great week and an amazing tribute to Robin Williams! A lot of these made me want to laugh out loud and cry at the same time, especially Alex Medellin’s and Paul Hostetler’s.

Cynthia Sousa’s drawing is especially touching, considering the close friendship of Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve.

Thanks for taking my suggestion! Axel Medellin made it even better than I imagined it would be.

Where is a classic Batman and Robin…..Williams!

Where were you a week ago to make that suggestion, Mr. Brown? I would have loved to draw that…

that deadpool one is great!

Mork and Mxy! Great!

@Gerry Brown —

The same place as my “Fisher King meets Excalibur” suggestion went — the “they can’t draw them ALL” file. Or the “Bicentennial Man is REALLY Aaron Stack”, or “Animal Man is stuck in Jumanji”, or “What Dream (of the Endless) may Come”. Or “Yale Stewart and Brian Wood Go to One-Hour Photo”.

OK, I didn’t suggest that last one. But I can see Williams saying it in one of his stand-up concerts. The man had an audacity that is still breath-taking. And One-Hour Photo is one of the creepiest performances you will ever see.

That’s why I really wanted to single out Axel this week. He did an amazing job of fusing Williams’ rapid-fire style with the X-crew, and still maintaining the John Keating character. O capitan, mi capitan!

I’ll be honest, things got a little dusty in here when I saw the piece by Thea Sousa. The relationship between Chris Reeve and Robin Williams always touched me for some reason. It is amazing that we live in a world where we never got to see Williams play Mr. Mytzlplk opposite Reeve’s Superman.

I love Robin Williams. For me, it’s another hero dead.
Sad thing, his boots are very hard to replace.

Great work, everyone! Loved seeing these.

What I most love about having a suggestion chosen is that it’s always better than I imagined in my head. Thank you, Rachel!

Also, Batman and Robin…Williams. That’s too good not to illustrate.

“inside the comic you’d realize that it was all for a good reason”

Well, if you consider “He’s acting like a dick to Jimmy so he won’t want to be adopted anymore, instead of just TELLING him he thinks if he adopts him he’ll die” a good reason.

@Gerry Brown —
I myself suggested Rainbow Randolph meeting Batman’s rogues (a nod to Robin’s desire to play the Riddler) but in retrospect a ‘Batman & Robin (Williams)’ seems like a fairly obvious and brilliant idea :D

Thanks for the compliments, great work as always everybody. Robin Williams means a lot to me. I grew up on his humor, his intelligence, his heart. I think it’s sad when such iconically significant people pass away, and I appreciate Brian allowing us to express it here. But this time, it was especially personal and I’m doubly thankful because I felt like I got to say goodbye in my own special way. It was very cathartic. :)

Thanks @Matt, @Xaq and specially @Becca!

Great stuff here, guys. Lovely tributes.

And Becca, that last suggestion of yours is wonderfully evil. You are awesome!

Genie needs a fifth-dimensional name if he’s going to team up with Jakeem Thunder. I vote for “Frndlkmi”.

These were all just amazing and really sweet. Cheers.

All good ones here. Love the look on his face in the Howard The Duck piece! :-D

“No, thanks…green really isn’t my color.” LOL!

Mork vs Mxzyptlk–too funny!

Mork and Superman is SO sweet. :-)

Hellboy and the genie…if that one doesn’t get to you, nothing will.

Great tribute! Not just cause it was my suggestion but something about Nick Perks’ GL/Genie takes the cake. Genie’s face while tackling Solomon Grundy is hilarious – I just picture him cracking those Robin Williams jokes.

I also wish someone had made that Batman and Robin Williams suggestion in time – a lot of facepalming going on overlooking that. Maybe someone wants to do an extra piece?

Finally found a moment to look at it–kudos to the Xmen piece.

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