Friday, July 18, 2014

DARK MOON


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From the Line it is Drawn#199: "In honor of Batman’s 75th anniversary this month, team Batman up with a hero he’s never had a team-up with before or have Batman face a villain he’s never fought before! Or heck, have him team up with a hero he’s never teamed up with AGAINST a villain he’s never fought before! Go nuts!" JohnnyUnusual , SpastickMunkey, and therealAstrozac suggested: "Batman and Moon Knight".


Saturday, July 12, 2014

JLA

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CHARACTER ReDESIGN

Last year, Jamie McKelvie gave Ms Marvel (left) a much needed redesign (right) when the character was relaunched as Captain Marvel.

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This week Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr gave Batgirl (left) an overhaul (right).

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This kind of shit is important. Baby steps in the right direction. Let's start sprinting.

Friday, July 11, 2014

SIRENS


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From the Line it is Drawn #198: “Based on an old suggestion by John Trumbull, the topic is character design What If? Like “What if Jack Kirby had designed Batman?” or “What if Spider-Man had been designed in the 1930s?” or “What if Archie had been designed during the 1990s?” Let your imagination go wild!” FutuGen suggested: “What if Patrick Nagel designed Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn?”

Thursday, July 3, 2014

PAULS BOUTIQUE: A VISUAL COMPANION

I was contacted by Paolo Gilli & Fabio Suanno about doing a poster for their very awesome, very ambitious project, a visual companion to Beastie Boys landmark 1989 album Paul's Boutique. When they showed me clips of the completed film, how could I say no? Dropping July 25th!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mister Rogers' Sector


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From the Line it is Drawn #194: "Come up with a dramatic reveal involving a comic character and our artists will depict it! Some examples from last time were “Donald Duck is Howard the Duck’s father!” “Mystique is a Smurf!” Stuff like that." therealAstrozac suggested: "Mister Rogers was really A Green Lantern".

RETURN TO MARS

From the Line it is Drawn #192: "As a tribute to the late HR Giger, designer of the Alien in the Alien film series, have a comic character face off against (or along side) a famous movie or TV alien. Avengers vs. Aliens, Batman and ET team-up, stuff like that." BeccaDannysWife suggested: "Superman meets Ziggy Stardust,,, “well, we’re both men who fell to earth, right?”. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

THE HERO BUSINESS

Bill Walko asked some people to contribute works while he takes a break from his weekly comic the Hero Business.
As part of "Temp Month", I drew Bill's character Bravado chilling in the lunch room. It's just like the one you eat your lunch in.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

STRANGE ADVENTURE


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From the Line it is Drawn #189: "It’s Avenger Time…with Finn and Jake! Mash-up a member (or members) of the Avengers with the world of Adventure Time! Black Widow and Marceline, stuff like that. Thanks to the first family of the Line (Thea and her little brood) for the suggestion!".  JohnnyUnusual suggested "Forest Wizard Vs. Dr. Strange" (Dr Strange was an Avenger?).



Friday, May 2, 2014

LOVEY HAITI


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From The Line It Is Drawn #188: "In honor of his new film next week, it’s Spider-Man team-up time! Just pick a fictional character from any medium you choose (Comic books, movies, TV shows, novels, epic poems, songs, whatever strikes your fancy) to team-up with Spider-Man!" BigMike20X6 suggested "Sister Voodoo".

Friday, April 25, 2014

30TH CENTURY GIRLS


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From The Line it is Drawn #187: "It’s Spring Break time! So suggest something that a comic book character would do for spring break! Somebody better suggest Batman water skiing!" dranj70 suggested "Legion girls playing volleyball, using Bouncing Boy as the ball". Can you name them all? No fair looking at the tags!

SAVAGE SPIDER-MAN


From The Line It Is Drawn #186: "In tribute to the passing of the Ultimate Warrior, team-up a comic book character with a famous professional wrestler. It doesn’t have to be the Warrior himself, but I’d imagine that it would be nice if he could appear a few times next week at the very least." Ted_LisaDahlman suggested: "Randy Savage vs. Spider-Man".

Saturday, April 12, 2014

MASH-UPPET


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From The Line It Is Drawn #185: "To celebrate their recent film, team-up or mash-up Muppets with comic book characters!" Ecovore suggested: "Iron Muppets".

Friday, March 28, 2014

TETSUWAN ATOM


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From The Line it is Drawn #183: "In honor of Yukinori Xum’s 100th edition of The Line it is Drawn (counting his try-out weeks), the topic is Manga/Anime characters drawn in the style of American comic/cartoon characters. Like, what would Goku lok like if he was originally designed in America? Stuff like that". adriantullberg suggested: "Astroboy".

Friday, March 21, 2014

BROKEBACK HAWKEYE

I'll break this down as succinctly as I can:
Some comic book artists draw female characters quite disrespectfully. Particularly egregious is a pose which has come to known as the "brokeback" in which a woman is drawn twisted so that both her breasts and ass are visible like so:

To demonstrate how ridiculous these drawings are, a movement started (I think by Noelle "Gingerhaze" Stevenson?) wherein artists would draw the male comic book character Hawkeye (from the Avengers) in the same demeaning pose and/or clothing as the woman in one of these illustrations. It came to known as the Hawkeye Initiative.

This week's The Line It Is Drawn was Hawkeye Initiative inspired. B_Granderson suggested Spider-Man as interpreting Guillem March's cover for Catwoman #1 from summer 2011.

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Also, read Nicole Stevenson's fantastic Nimona!

Friday, February 28, 2014

QUEST FOR HELLBOY

The Line It Is Drawn #179 featured mashups of comic book characters and saturday morning TV shows. BeccaDannysWife suggested: "Jonny Quest’s lost episode… “The Legend of the Hellboy”. Below are the component parts, screencapped from the original JQ cartoon. The challenge was integrating Hellboy in a way that appeared consistant with the cartoon; with dark desaturated colors and some blurring effects.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Space Cowboy


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From The Line it is Drawn #178: "Every fifty installments, this will be the theme! Mash-up a comic book character and a famous music album cover!" BigMike20X6 suggested: "The Joker on the cover of Steve Miller Band’s The Joker".

Friday, February 14, 2014

GLPT

So, on the latest episode of the Line it is Drawn, people were asked what romantic pairings of comic book characters they'd like to see. Someone suggested Green Lantern and Photon. Problem: there are 3 or 4 Photons and a grip of GLs (say, 4 main ones?).

Now, I sort of thought the reader was referring to Monica Rambeau and John Stewart, but I kind of felt uncomfortable just naturally assuming it's the 2 African-American characters that should be together. However, I didn't want to short change therealAstrozac, who made the suggestion (although I began to suspect the vagueness of the suggestion was designed to mess with the artist).

At any rate, here are Hal Jordan and Monica Rambeau, followed by the John Stewart variant, and at bottom Hal and the Photon from Youngblood, in honor of the Sochi Olympics.

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If you're wondering what's up with the costume in the top images, it's from a redesign I did a while ago: here.