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The Line it is Drawn #223 – The Line Goes to the Funny Pages!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!

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I update the blog’s Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

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 artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions 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…

Comic book characters in famous music videos!

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

Comic book characters, comic strip style! Our artists will draw comic book characters in comic strips based on the style of a famous comic strip. So you pick a comic book character and then name the comic strip style you’d like to see the character drawn like. Example: “Spider-Man, Peanuts style”


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!

BigBearSpeaks suggested

Rorschach in the style of Garfield Minus Garfield

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


BigMike20X6 suggested

Agents of SHIELD, Peanuts style

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Power Pack, Family Circus style

The art for this one is by Rogan Josh. His website is here.


Ecovore suggested

Red Sonja in the style of Hagar the Horrible

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



ErichMees suggested

Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne as The Lockhorns.

The art for this one is by Philip Horton. His website is here.



KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Ka-zar & Zabu as Calvin & Hobbes

Nelson Flores drew this one.




MrWilsonTPS suggested

Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix in the style of Little Orphan

The art for this one is by Gene Guilmette. His website is here.


reecetrevor suggested

Mark Millar’s Starlight, Buck Rogers style

The art for this one is by Monica Munster.


reecetrevor suggested

Batman, Peanuts style

Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. Her website is here. The comic was written by Sam Machado, whose website is here. Snoopy time is here! Happiness and cheer! Fun for all that children call their favorite time of the year. While celebrating Snoopy time, check out the website of Amanda (who colored this piece) here.


reecetrevor suggested

Wonder Woman, Nancy style

The art for this one is also by Philip Horton. His website is here.


Ted_LisaDahlman suggested

Bizarro Superman in Bizarro

Chaz is the artist on this one.


Thiefofhearts suggested

The Tick done in the style of Dr. Rex Morgan MD

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Starfire in the style of Luann.

The art for this one is also by Philip Horton. His website is here.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Spider-Man in Life is Hell.

Brendan Tobin drew this one. Here is his website.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Wolverine and Cyclops done up as Garfield and Jon, respectively.

The art for this one is by Merk. His website is here.






Thiefofhearts suggested

If the Justice League was a Dilbert style comic.

This one was drawn by Rob Peters. Here is Rob’s site.


The art for this one is by Nick Butch. His website is here.

Nick used a LOT of different suggestions. Too many to list! But they all involve Deadpool, natch.





Great work, everyone!

Okay, folks, go make suggestions for music video week!


Fun stuff, y’all!

Brian, at the moment next week’s topic is in the last week slot in the intro, and vice versa.

Thanks, buttler! Fixed it!

Wow, everything. Art for Family Circus was a little too excellent, and not enough Family Circus-style for me, which is sort of a crappy complaint (“Your art is TOO GOOD for that.”), but otherwise, wow. Everything.

Those were all genius. There was a great variety of source material and each was a really funny strip in it’s own right.

Hilarious, great job everyone!

I’d have to say that both of Phillip’s pieces, Nick’s, and Rob’s were my favorites. For Brendan’s I pictured that Groening-esque Spider-Man being voiced by Eddie Deezen.

I can’t get over how great that “Nancy”-ized Wonder Woman strip is. I mean, I just can’t get over it — it’s so good! It feels like it should exist, like IDW should be putting out a thick hardcover reprint of old “diana” strips.

Kind of sad that they’re not…

Jonathan Ehrich

January 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

I love TLIID every week, but this week is just… wow. Everything’s blowing me away. Great sense of play, great mergers of styles all around.

WOW, this was an excellent batch. Hats off to every single one of these, not a miss in the bunch

Like the Power Pack one (Tribute to the cover for UNCANNY X-MEN #195, of course) and Jim Davis might have gotten a kick out of the X-Men based on GARFIELD.

Not too bad with “Dark Annie”.

And the Bat-Snoopy was indeed perfect (and way better that the one done from ROBOT CHICKEN..!!). :D

Xum Yukinori for the win – “Mister Doctor”…, Tick, you crack me up


January 16, 2015 at 10:29 am

great stuff this week. I am surprised though that there was no Far Side entry.

This was one of my favourite TLID’s ever – just coming up with suggestions was a blast but wow, the end results are amazing. JLDilbert is all kinds of genius. And Rachel, your take on my suggestion is damn perfect.

This isn’t showing up right on my computer, I use chrome. I liked the last two the best…


Wow! This was certainly one of the best TLIID that I remember. Every strip respect not only the drawing style, but also the humor. Great job!

Wonder Orphan Annie was great! I laughed out loud for that one.

Damn. What am I thinking? It’s the Lil Dark Phoenix I liked best. Dammit. :(

Love the Rorschach one! Especially since it would still work as a (dark) joke if the dialogue edited out (the scum of the world begging Rorschach to save them) was put back in.

Yeah, this week is way awesome. Excellent work, everyone!

I love seeing comic book characters stripped!


I hope Nick Butch doesn’t burn himself out doing these extra-long strips.

“Stupid Canadian prick.”

I laughed for like five minutes.

I think Deadpool crossed with everything wins for its Hercealan achievement, but everyone did a phenomenal job this week. I wouldn’t know were to start giving everyone their due, but Ka-Zar and Zabu is pretty damned impressive and Chaz’s work with Bizarro is pretty impressive and clever.

Now imagine Merk’s entry as “Garfield minus Garfield”.

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