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The Line it is Drawn #183 – Western Re-Designs of Manga/Anime Characters

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

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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 topic is…

As suggested by CBR’s own Stephen Gerding, in honor of the passing of Dave Brockie, design a Gwar costume (or costumes) based on a comic book character or group of comic book characters. Like what would a Gwar costume based on Spider-Man look like?

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

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.

Enjoy!

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

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners! Click on any image to enlarge it!

adriantullberg suggested

Astroboy

This one was drawn by Derek Langille. Here is his website.


Brian_Cronin suggested

Naruto

This one was drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.


GreenLuthor suggested

Super-Saiyans from DBZ as drawn by Rob Liefeld

This one was also drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.


Kholdstare21 suggested

Dick Tracy is looking for Light (Death Note)

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


Kholdstare21 suggested

Samurai Champloo drawn by IDW

Paul Hostetler did the art for this one. Here is his website.


Kholdstare21 suggested

Lupin the Third as drawn by Jack Kirby

This one was drawn by Mathieu Parent. Here is his website.


Kholdstare21 suggested

Spike and the Gang from Cowboy Bebop as done by Disney

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


iWillBattle suggested

Attack on Titan as drawn by Jack Kirby

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


Shistari suggested

Future trunks, Gohan and Cell

This one was drawn by Fernando Pinto. Here is his website.


snakebitcat suggested

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Akira.

Marco D’Alfonso drew this one. Here is his website.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Vash the Stampede if drawn by Todd McFarlane

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Chobits if drawn by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

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


Thiefofhearts suggested

Battle Angel Alita

Centennial Lad Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Cowboy Bebop if it was a 90s era Image Comic

Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. Her website is here. Amanda Rodgers is friends with the monster that’s under her bed. She also gets along with the voices inside of her head. Said relationships really lend well to her coloring abilities. Check more of her work out at her website here.