Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Fruit Pie: It Is Drawn

In honor of the sad news of Hostess Brands going out of business, the theme (which was suggested by a lot of people) is to pick a comic book character that you’d like to see our artists do an old school Hostess ad for. You can also name which Hostess product you’d like to see the character sell, but that’s optional.  

JaronHataway suggested:
Swamp Thing

This week's entry is clearly influenced by Alan Moore's seminal run on Saga of the Swamp Thing, especially issue #34, in which Abby and Swamp Thing commune and consummate their love on a higher plane with the aid of a hallucinogenic tuber grown off of Swamp Thing's back.  Personally, I feel it's the best issue of the run, and it was a heck of a lot more fun to draw than, say, a mushy green man fighting Etrigan the Demon for a stash of Twinkies.  I did my best to give the pages that iconic Steve Bisette/John Totleben feel, even if all I had were some Microns and a brush pen.

And because I steadfastly refuse to take any of this very seriously, we end on Moore himself, apparently incredibly high, hocking Hostess fruit pies with lewd jokes, as he would in real life.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Line: It Is Bond

In honor of both the fiftieth anniversary of the first James Bond film as well as the release of the latest one this Friday, suggest mash-ups or team-ups of comic book characters and James Bond characters 

Kholdstare21 suggested:
Power Girl is the next Bond girl and they must stop Lex from destroying the world.
ozmendoza suggested:
Sandman’s Death tries to take James Bond to the afterlife

With the Powergirl piece, I was really stuck on the composition, and tried for about four days to try and do something clever with the lady's cleavage hole.  Then I realized what I was missing was another element.  Lex Luthor is attempting to take over the world.  That makes him more than a foil for Bond, but what could he throw at Powergirl?  The power of Shazam obviously.  He's done it before.  Boom.

And then I just dropped the Death poster on a dime, because that's cool.  She's the only (non-personified) girl Bond comes back to in every movie.  Clearly, Death is Bond's true love, and a fickle lover at that.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Illustration Haunting

This is about a week late, but, "OOOooooOOOooo!  Spooky!"

first appearing in Arlington Magazine.

The THING: It is Drawn

This week the prompt is...

It’s Halloween time! Mash-up non-horror comic book characters inside of famous horror stories! Films, movies, TV series, whatever! It’s a perfect time for the 113th edition of Line it is Drawn!

BigMike20X6 suggested:
A monster invades Ozymandias’ lair
Paul Hostetler did the art for this one. Here is his website (and yes, Mike, we know you specified a different monster, but this monster looks pretty sweet, huh?).

Mike, sorry to disappoint your disappointment, but I did in fact draw John Carpenter's the Thing as you requested.  It makes sense.  The Thing was in Antarctica.  Ozy lives in Antarctica.  The Thing absorbs organisms.  Ozy has a habit of leaving organism bits lying around.  You can see there it's absorbed the bodies of Rorschach (blown up in the snow) Bubastis (Disintegrated in a lab) the three Chinese man servants (poisoned in a bubble garden) and the "Squid" (teleported to New York and exploded).  All of them were in Antarctica at some point.  the Thing could have gotten all of their DNA, and yes, Ozy is serving his guests Hostess cakes for dinner.