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The Line it is Drawn #274 – Bowie Tribute Week!

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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 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 for the next Line is…

In honor of the passing of Alan Rickman, next week is a Harry Potter theme week! Mash-up or team-up comic book characters with Harry Potter characters!

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

In honor of the passing of David Bowie, the theme is, you know, David Bowie. Mash comic characters with Bowie, illustrate his song lyrics with comic book characters, have comic book characters appear in Bowie music videos, Bowie album covers, comic book characters as Bowie movie characters, whatever strikes your fancy!


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

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BigMike20X6 suggested

David Bowie & the Endless

Axel Medellin also drew this one. His website is here





BigMike20X6 suggested

Jareth the Goblin King meets the X-Babies

(working in a RitaCarambola suggestion into it, as well)

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





CraigOxbrow suggested

Aladdin Sane, Sorcerer Supreme

Chaz is the artist for this one.


ErichMees suggested

Judge Dredd is the lawman beating up the wrong guy (from the “Life on Mars” lyrics).

The art for this one is by Conan Sinclair. His website is here.


ErichMees suggested

Major Tom meets Ziggy Stardust on a cover of EC’s Weird Science.

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


ErichMees suggested

Shade the Changing Man, turn and face the strange changes…

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Major Tom meets the Silver Surfer.

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


ErichMees suggested

Uncle Scrooge is The Duck Who Sold the World.

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


ErichMees suggested

David Bowie as DC’s Starman (whichever one you like), waiting in the sky…

Brendan Tobin drew this one. Here is his website.

ErichMees suggested

Kal-El is the Man Who Fell to Earth.

The art for this one is by Padraic Coyne. His website is here.


JohnnyUnusual suggested

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) on the Space Odyssey album cover.

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


JohnnyUnusual suggested

Steven Universe as Late 60’s/Early 70’s Bowie

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


JohnnyUnusual suggested

Spider-Man on Heroes album cover.

The art for this one is also by Padraic Coyne. His website is here.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Speedsters and Rush

This one was originally drawn by David Branstetter for last week’s Line, but I think it worked for this week, too. Here is his website.


LordAndrew suggested

Magneto delivers a warning to humanity in “Oh! You Pretty Things”

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


Nick also did his own tribute to Bowie that I felt I should share with you all…




Excellent tribute to an excellent artist, everyone!

Okay, folks, get on your brooms and tweet us suggestions for next week’s theme!


Great week, and Nick Perks’ final tribute was breathtaking. You have my applause, gentlemen.

Some of these made me cry. Thank you.

Amazing work.

Bowie’s death really hit me hard.

I thought the lyrics were “Turn and face the strain…”

Anyway, Bowie was a beast.

He will be missed. The Endless one particularly hit me.

So in two weeks…Glenn Frey or Grizzly Adams?

But seriously, The Man Who Fell to Earth is haunting in more than one way.

Bowie’s death hit me a lot harder than any celebrity death since the day Jim Henson died. These tributes, embracing both the talent and uniqueness of the Thin White Duke, as well as bringing in all the nerdy goodness of comics, were perfect! They made me smile, and cry a bit, as they paid tribute to someone who wasn’t just a singer, wasn’t just an actor; he was an Artiste, capital “cee”. Excellent job, one and all!

Spacedog –

I was very sad when Alan Rickman and Wes Craven died, I loved them and their work. But with Bowie it was different, because I felt like I knew him, since his artistic work and his life were so intertwined. Losing David Bowie was like losing a dear friend.

Nice art. No idea who Bowie was (singer?/actor?) though even if the name sounds familiar.

That Nick Perks sequence is wonderful. Thanks, Nick!

I wish that Spidey Heroes cover was the actual cover.

That final one was amazing.

As always great job to everyone, but that final piece by Nick Perks exceeded every expectation.

Singer, actor, poet, business man, provocateur, producer, songwriter, muse,genius. Any of these and all of these.

Good work, everyone! :-)

Kyer, there’s this thing called the internet out there, with a search engine called Google that’s mildly popular. You really don’t need to show off your ignorance any more.

Spacedog2k5: “Bowie’s death hit me a lot harder than any celebrity death since the day Jim Henson died.”

Pretty much this. Not even Lou Reed’s death, two years ago, shook me so much –and Lou was someone (figuratively) very very close to me. (BTW, his Line is Drawn tribute was great, too).

Thanks for picking up the suggestion of Labyrinth –not exactly what I’d got in mind, but it’s so funny, so beautifully drawn and so settled with the song! I wish I could have Longshot as “The man who fell to Earth”, a “loving alien” or “a lad insane”, too, but I guess I’ll do it myself.

Applauses to the Endless pic, Judge Dredd’s, Weird Science’s, Changing Man’s, Spidey’s and the Brotherhood’s (Quicksilver is just perfect). Rogan Josh’s art is gorgeous, and what can I say about Nick Perks…

Awesome job, people! Axel, your Endless piece made perfect sense and got me a little choked up.

David Bowie’s death got me down. The last time I reacted that way to the death of someone famous (or at least famous in our circle) was when Gene Colan passed away. Bowie’s music transcended genre and I’m glad he got to make as much of it as he did.

Coincidentally, there’s a Colan Drawing of David bowie

a lot of good stuff
…though I’m a bit disappointed that we didn’t get any of Batman being followed by Uncle Arthur (from the 1967 song)

The Brotherhood/Oh You Pretty Things one was even better than I had hoped when I saw someone had beaten me to suggesting it.

Watch Labyrinth. Listen to the songs ‘Heroes’, ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Fame’, ‘Fashion’, ‘Under Pressure’ (I could go on and on…)

A feeling of familiarity will soon wash over you, followed by a sense of doubt. (I was going to say ‘sense of loss’, but ‘Sense of Doubt’ is a Bowie song – but not a single release, so it’s not one I’m gonna suggest you look up to be reminded of who he was.)

Holy shit, the 2001 homage is my all-time favorite Nick Perks piece. Hell, it might be my favorite TLIID piece of all time!

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