The Line it is Drawn - 2014 Call to Artists!

Hey everybody, it's that time again! We're having try-outs for new artists for the Line it is Drawn. I'm looking to add five new artists to the Line.

The try-out period is going to be two weeks long, with pieces being posted on December 15th and December 22nd. So if you're interested in being a Line it is Drawn artist, just send me a jpg drawing (preferably at least 615 pixels wide) to bcronin@comicbookresources.com ("Line it is Drawn Try-Out" should be your subject heading) based on the following choices that I will list below. Along with your drawing, include your name and your website if you have one. The pieces don't have to be colored, but I won't lie, there's a decent chance that colored pieces might stand out more when it comes to decision-time.

On December 15th, I will post the first batch of drawings from this week. Then I'll give you a new set of choices. You draw one of them, as well, and then on the 22nd, after I post the second set of drawings, I'll have a poll where people will vote for their favorites and the top two picks of the public will automatically make it and then I'll pick three more artists by myself (maybe with an anonymous panel of experts helping out, as well). The new artists will start in January.

Being a part of the Line it is Drawn is for artists who are willing to do a drawing every week in about 5 days time. Being part of the Line is not a paid gig. I'm certainly fine with people missing a week or two, but if you don't think you can meet that schedule, please don't try out. Most of our artists are here every week, so it is certainly a doable achievement, but please be realistic with your abilities to hit a deadline before you offer yourself up as a possible addition to the Line it is Drawn. For instance, this try-out is for two weeks. If you don't show up both weeks, you're not going to be eligible to be picked.

I welcome your try-outs! This should be a lot of fun to see a bunch of new faces! Remember, if you think you can hit the deadlines and you want to do this, pick a choice from below, draw it and then e-mail it to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com by 9am Pacific time on December 15th.

Read on for the choices!

In week one, we'll be doing cover homages. Here are the choices that you'll be picking from - just draw any one of these choices...

Spider-Man and J Jonah Jameson in Saga of the Swamp Thing #21.

Watchmen #5 in the Fortress of Solitude.

The Savage Sword of Conan #1 (with Mouse Guard)

Daredevil #182 with Deadman

Marvel Comics Presents #11 with Astro Boy

El Diablo in New X-Men # 143

Mysterious Suspense #1 with 20th Century Boys' Friend

Aquaman No More

All the current Avengers line-ups on Avengers V1 181, Spider-Man on Avengers 4

Adventure comics #328 with Superior Spider-Man

Sabra, Captain Ultra, Overmind, El Aguila, Shamrock, Paladin, American Eagle,

Sunfire, & Scott Lobdell on Giffens JLA #1

Darth Vader vs Doctor Doom, Captain America 367

Detective Comics #27 with Spider-Man & Amazing Fantasy #15 with Batman

Hyperion vs Marvelman on Superman #199

Hyperion vs Millar's Superior on Superman #199

Adventure Comics #371 with Batman leaving the Justice League for the Outsiders

Rorschach;;s mask & fedora on V for Vendetta #1

Stan Lee vs Marvels Illuminati on X-Men 11

Wile E. Coyote in his ACME Batman suit & Daffy Duck as Stuporduck on

Superman/Batman #1

Adventure Comics #312 with Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy and others

Adventure Comics #300 with My Little Pony

Strange Adventures #207 with Casper

MODOK, Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom, & Doofenshmirtz on Dark Reign: The Cabal #1

Crisis On Infinite Earths #5 with Archie characters

Incredible Hulk 340 - Wolverine reacts in horror as he's confronted by a hero with

real claws - Dex Starr forever!

Action Comics #1 with Astro Boy

Crisis On Infinite Earths #1 with the Harvey Comics characters

Miracleman vs Hyperion on Superman 276

All Star Superman 1 - Starring Streaky (who's in the middle of cleaning fur).

The Incredibles on Fantastic Four #1

Adventure Comics 247 - Saturn Girl can't stop her hetero male teammates from voting

in Bomb Queen.

Rorshach standing over a beaten and bloodied Vic Sage/Question on Question #17

JLofA 137 (1976) - Master Menace, Marvelman/Shazam, Hyperion/Superman & Squadron

Supreme & Marvelman's crew below

Big Mike & Squirrel Girl on Fantastic Four 275

Batman: DKR - Streaky the Super Cat returns!

Rick Grimes and zombies on (Uncanny) X-Men #1

Storm and Black Panther on Daredevil #168

Strange Adventures 7 - DCNu versions of characters think they're victims of an


DJ Lance Rock & the Yo Gabba Gabba gang on Fantastic Four #8

Peter Parker on Batman: The Killing Joke

Superman on Astro City Vol.1 #1

Batman on G.I.Joe #21

Wonder Woman on Captain America #1

Deadpool on Captain America #1

Avengers #223 with Green Arrow and the Atom

Batman 156 - Robins die at dawn. So many dead Robins!

Catwoman on Spider Man #1

A "Deadpool of Two Worlds"

Hellboy on Fastastic Four #51

Honor Guard from Astro City on Avengers #4

Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne on Superman #199 "Who's the World's "Fastest Man"?

Superman on Amazing Spider Man #50

Justice League of America 7 - Great Lakes Avengers look just the same as their

dreadful reflections.

Legion of Super Heroes 294 - The Brain wants to be idolised but Pinky will mess it

up somehow.

Action Comics 466 - Luthor beats up Charlie Brown, Denice the Menace and Calvin

(Luthor really hates children).

Justice League on Fantastic Four #1 and Fantastic Four on Brave & Bold #28

Conan in Barbarian No More (Spidey #50)

Madoka Magica in Crisis on Infinite Earths #7

TMNT on the cover of Captain America vol 1 Issue 336

Uncanny X-Men 101 with Forever Carlyle from Lazarus.

Kirk and Picard as The Golden and Silver Age Flashes on Flash #123.

Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes) in Kamandi #1

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The Rat Queens in Fantastic Four #1

Deadpool in Captain America #383

Saga characters in the classic Days of the Future Past cover

Scott Pilgrim in Amazing Spider-Man #50

Days of future past cover with a tilted Hollywood squares instead of the wanted


Booster Gold dealing with his social media addiction in Iron Man #128

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, Batman from @OfficialJL8 and the cover for DETECTIVE COMICS #27.

Calvin and Hobbes homaging Amazing Fantasy #15?

Black Canary in Hawkeye #9


Agent Phil Coulson in Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #4


Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) in Superman 349

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DC staff in the much ballyhooed New "Teen Titans #1" cover.

Green Lantern & Young Justice's Artemis in Uncanny X-Men 141, in front of a poster

of cancelled comic book shows.

My Little Pony in Astro City #4

Frank Miller Batman in All Star Superman #10

Teen Titans in Runaways #18

Molly Hayes/Princess Powerful in Action Comics #1

Superman and Lana Lang with Lex Luthor via ASM #121

Batman with Catwoman and Joker ASM #121

Janet van Dyne on the Tales to Astonish 27 cover

the New Avengers bursting through the Avengers like Giant Size X-Men #1

Doctor Manhattan & the JLA on Captain Atom: Armageddon #5

Sabra, El Aguila, Paladin, Shamrock, American Eagle, Sunfire, Overmind, Captain

Ultra & Scott Lobdell on Maguire's Justice League #1

Matt Murdock./ Daredevil on Flash #332

Avengers 145 - Boba Fett targets the Deadpool Corps

Avengers 145 - Deathstroke targets the Deadpool Corps

Tiny Toons vs Teen Titans on Justice League 56

Angela standing over a beaten and bloodied Venom, on Spawn #9

Darth Vader on Secret Wars #10

Boba Fett in Amazing Spider-Man #50 Fett no more!

Han Solo in Flash #174 surrounded by the bounty hunters

Batman Beyond vs Hulk 2099 on Batman vs Hulk

The Fantastic Four & the Incredibles on What If v1 #9

Kick Ass on Amazing Fantasy #15

Simon Baz and New 52 Oliver Queen on the cover of GL #76

Wonder Twins & Gleek, Black Vulcan, Samurai, Apache Chief, El Dorado, Cyclotron,

Golden Pharaoh, & El Capitan Rayo on Justice League#1

Spider-Man, Power Man, Iron Fist, White Tiger, & Nova (all from the Ultimate Spidey

toon) on What If? v1 #1

Spider-Ham, Wally the Wizard, Top Dog, Planet Terry & Royal Roy on What If v1 #1

The Incredibles smashing through the Fantastic Four, Giant Sized X-Men #1

Hulk, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, & Wolverine smashing through the Fantastic Four,

Giant Size X=Men #1

Top Dog, Royal Roy, Planet Terry, Wally the Wizard, Spider-Ham, Muppet Babies,

Wicket the Ewok, C-3PO & R2-D2 on Secret Wars #1

Tynion's Something Is Killing the Children Upgraded to Ongoing Series

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