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The Line it is Drawn #279 – Oscar Winners as Comic Book Characters!

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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…

Next Friday is March 4th, so let’s march forth into battle and select your favorite famous comic book battles and our artists will draw said battle in their own particular way

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

The Academy Awards are next weekend, so let’s celebrate the Oscars by suggesting an Oscar-winning actor or actress and a comic book character you’d like to see them drawn as. For instance, Al Pacino as Superman. Here is a list of all male Oscar acting winners and here is a list of all female Oscar acting winners.


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion (one notable exception this week).

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AlexParkerDC suggested

John Wayne as Jonah Hex

The art for this one is by Dan Haring. His website is here.


BigMike20X6 suggested

Denzel Washington as Brother Voodoo

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


BigMike20X6 suggested

Julie Andrews as Squirrel Girl

The art for this one is by Matt Sandbrook. His website is here.


ErichMees suggested

Sophia Loren as Black Widow.

The art for this one is by Dan Hogan. His website is here.


ErichMees suggested

Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland as Starfire and Blackfire

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


jp_jordan suggested

Tom Hanks as Superman

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


KeithAlanMorgan and Thiefofhearts suggested

John Wayne as Captain America

The art for this one is by Christian Moore. His website is here.


shurwitt suggested

Vivian Leigh as Lilith, Daughter of Dracula.

The art for this one is by Monica Munster. Here is her website.


therealAstrozac suggested

Nick Cage as Aquaman

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


therealAstrozac suggested

Bogart as the Golden Age Sandman

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


TomKBaltimore suggested

Roberto Begnini as Bat-Mite

Chaz is the artist for this one.


werehawk1 suggested

Matthew McConaughy as Green Arrow and Jodie Foster as Black Canary

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here


AlexParkerDC suggested

John Wayne as Jonah Hex

The art for this one is by a returned Daniel Dahl. His website is here.


Great work, everyone! Oscar-worthy material!

Okay, people, go tweet us suggestions for comic book battle week!


A couple of nice ones (Perks being the clear winner) and kind of cool how many people went for John Wayne. That being said, these “celebrity as character” ones typically don’t work that well because, frankly, few of the regular artists (no matter how adept they are otherwise) are particularly gifted at drawing likenesses. As a result, the “gag” doesn’t work.

Yes, Nicks piece really had a great vibe to it this week. Reminded me of Eric Powell which is high praise in my eyes. I also dug the Sound of Music/Squirrel Girl thing. Very Nice. Daniel Dahl’s take on Hex really went for the retro vibe and I think he nailed it.

I assume John Astin would play Dr. Doom in the Squirrel Girl movie.

And Bogey and Bacall as Wesley and Dian would be the best thing ever.

Yeah, I’ll stay on the positive side…other than to say there might be a trace job or two in there.

In addition to Sandman, Squirrel Girl works, as does Lilith.

John Wayne as Cap, somehow more conservative than John Walker.

It was pretty disheartening when I wanted to suggest someone for America Chavez but realized there had never been an Oscar winner who was even close to the right type.

There freaking needs to be a Brother Voodoo movie. For serious and for reals.

That Nicolas Cage Aquaman is nightmare fuel. Well done!

I would have gone for Burt Lancaster as Captain America; but, that’s just me. His circus background and ability as an orator just seems to fit.

Love Bogey as Sandman.

I do have to say, though; Jodie Foster, as Black Canary, probably wouldn’t be too interested in Green Arrow. Maybe Renee Montoya or Kathy Kane.

A fun week as always. My favorites are by Matt Sandbrook and Nick Perks – the movie posters are on point for the eras and the looks of the characters are perfect.

Xum’s, Nick’s, Matt’s, Monica’s, and Daniel’s are my favorites this week. For Xum’s in particular, I wonder where the Twitter user got the idea for Fontaine and de Haviland as the and’r sisters….

Acer – Because Fontaine and de Havilland also were sisters that had sibling rivalry, I guess.

Becca Danny's Wife

February 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Chaz gets points for making the most annoying Oscar winner of my lifetime into the most annoying character in a film that probably would have happened if Joel Schumacher had been given another chance.

They were sisters? Never knew that.

I would think Eastwood would make a better Jonah Hex than John Wayne… I’m surprised that Eastwood din’t rate a cowboy or Harvey Dent here, since he was considered once for the part…
Bogart as Wesley Dodds is BRILLIANT!!!
McConaughey and Foster as Green Arrow and Black Canary? Interesting…

^He would. Eastwood had never won an Oscar for acting though..Someone did my suggestion of that in a previous Line.

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Good job, everyone! :-)

Chaz made me laugh out loud so I guess his was my favorite. That Aquaman is soooo damn creepy and smug, great job Coyne!

I really think a better choice for Koriand’r and Komand’r would’ve been to use Bette Davis and Joan Crawford (and homage “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”).

I would have loved to see Oscar winner Heath Ledger as DC’s the Joker. (because he won his Oscars for playing the Joker. the only person ever to win an Oscars for playing a comic book character)

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