CBR’s ‘The Line It Is Drawn’

There’s an ongoing hilarious column at Comic Book Resources called ‘The Line it is Drawn’ (forevermore to be referred to as TLIID, or at least until I forget that I used that acronym and type out the entire columns name, which will likely happen).   I’ll let writer Brian Cronin explain more:

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

Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page…http://twitter.com/csbg. And here are the Comics Should Be Good writers who are on Twitter (the links go to the person’s Twitter account) – myself, Greg Hatcher, Chad Nevett, Kelly Thompson, Bill Reed, Greg Burgas, Sonia Harris,Melissa K. and Ken H.

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 blog sketch artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post them 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 third edition of TLIID had DC Comics character with Warner Bros properties.  There weren’t a lot of choices, so I only had one favorite.

The Green Lantern Corps meets the Lord of the Rings (by Erich Owen)


In part 4 of TLIID , the topic was Saturday morning cartoon characters meet comic book characters.

I loved these:

#1 (by Canaan Grall)

X-Babies meet the Muppet Babies

#2 (by Erich Owen)

Captain America meets Captain Caveman (but where’s his son?)


The fifth edition of TLIID (heeeey, I remembered!), the topic was comic book characters in different time periods.

There weren’t a lot of pics to choose from, so I only had one favorite, but boyohboy it was awesome!

Dazzler (by Canaan Grall)


Part 7 has writer Peter David suggest topics for artists to draw. My favorite was…

X and the City (by Daniel Irizarri)

Part 8 has only a few photos, so I’ll only post one of them, but it’s awesome:

Professor Xavier & Sigmund Freud (by Erich Owen)


Part 14 has one of my favorite images from this column of all time, so I’m not going to spoil what it is before I show the image:

The topic was comic strip characters teaming up or mashed up with comic book characters.  This one was Odie as Krypto (by artist Canaan Grall-who I must say does some DAMN beautiful work).

Here’s another:

Captain Marvel (Shazam) and Talky Tawny the talking Tiger mashed up with Calvin & Hobbes (by George Zapata)

At some point I’ll stop posting, but I’m not sure when because there are a lot of editions, and I’m going through them all, and they’re really nifty, hence my desire to share and is this sentence really long?

TLIID part 17 is comic book characters meet Star Wars characters.

X-Babies meet the Ewoks (by Canaan Grall)

Part 18 is ‘Slice o’ life’ meets comic book characters:

The X-Men watch a 3-D movie (poor Cyclops).  Art by Canaan Grall.

Part 19 is another special one, with suggestions by writer Fred van Lente.   The topic is ‘Cowboys vs Aliens’.  Art by Canaan Grall.


That’s it for now.  More to come in the future.

CBR’s ‘The Line It Is Drawn’