The Line it is Drawn – 2017 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 6th and December 13th. So if you’re interested in being a Line it is Drawn artist, just send me a jpg drawing (preferably at least 1000 pixels wide) to brianc@cbr.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 6th, I will post the first batch of drawings. Then I’ll give you a new set of choices. You draw one of them, as well, and then on the 12th, 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'm giving people a little extra time for the first piece - but then they'll have the normal quick turnaround for the second piece).

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 brianc@cbr.com by 9am Pacific time on December 6th.

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…


Kamala Khan put into Detective Comics #359, making it "The Million Dollar Debut of Ms. Marvel"

Everyone that has ever been "Robin" trying to jump through the hoop in (Detective Comics 38)

Fantastic Four #51 with Streaky instead of Thing.

Green Lantern/Green Arrow #85 starring 1970s Black Lightning and Luke Cage with White Wash Jones.

Action Comics #388 with modern versions of DC characters.

Green Lantern #63 with Color Kid 'I made half the world yellow!'

Lois Lane #29 with Lobo.

The Dark Knight Returns #1 starring Static.

Detective Comics #374 - 'I killed Robins!' With every Robin that Batman's offed.

Homage to Giant-Size X-Men with classic (2003-2012) and 2015 Runaways OR with Hickman's New Avengers and A-Force

Homage to Giant-Size X-Men with classic and 2015 Runaways OR with Hickman's New Avengers and A-Force

Star-Lord targets Forbush-Man on Amazing Spider-Man 129

New 52 Superman/Luthor/Brainiac on the cover of Superman #167

Mister Miracle on Superman #233

Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch on Flash Comics #1

Madrox the multiple man on Flash #217

New 52 Superman/Luthor/Brainiac on the cover of Superman #167

Mister Miracle on Superman #233

Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch on Flash Comics #1

Madrox the multiple man on Flash #217

Snoopy (as the WWI Flying Ace) on Star Spangled War Stories #138

Captain Pureheart vs The Shield on All-New Collectors' Edition #C58 (Superman vs Shazam)

A giant Metallo frying Superman with a Kryptonite ray, and holding Kara Zor-el on X-Men #142

Super Goof & other Disney characters on the cover of Justice League of America #102

Wonder Twins & Gleek, Black Vulcan, Samurai, Apache Chief, El Dorado, Cyclotron, Golden Pharaoh, & El Capitan Rayo on X-Men 141

Whizzer (Squadron Supreme) & Blur (Supreme Power) on Flash 123

Namor & Captain America, Detective Comics #337

Hank Pym & Ultron, Action 397

My Little Pony on the cover of Justice League of America #85

Daredevil, Karen Page, & Elektra on Flash #343

Chief Examiner (Questprobe) vs Daredevil on Flash 304

Ozymandias, Comedian, & Gordy the Knot Boy on Detective Comics #370

Sabrina and the Archie gang on Justice League of America #10

The Teen Titans on the cover of Fantastic Four #1

Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) on the cover of Whiz Comics #2

Peanuts on Adventure #300

Deadpool unmasks to a repulsed public Flash 149

Comedian targets Ozymandias on Amazing Spider-Man 129

Forbush-Man & Colander Girl on Kick Ass #8

Nick Fury & Coulson on Men in Black #1 *1991*

Coulson & the cast of Agents of SHIELD on Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD (1989) #1

Aunt May & Mary Parker (current age) on Millar's Trouble #1

Oscar the Grouch and Slimey homage to Captain Marvel Adventures #43 #tliid

Squirrel Girl punching out Dr Doom on Captain America #1

Captain Carrot & Spider-Ham on Superman vs the Amazing Spider-Man #1

Teen Titans Go vs a giant Silkie on Brave & the Bold 28

Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Huey (or Dewey or Louie, I suppose) homage to Green Lantern / Green Arrow #85 #tliid

Palpatine & Darth Vader homage to The Demon (1972 run) #7 (full-on Kirby style art) #tliid

Sabrina the Teenage Witch homage to House of Secrets #92 #tliid

Nextwave vs Forbush Man on Avengers #1

Spider-Man, Alpha & the Spider-Buggy on Batman & Robin (2009) #1 (Morrison & Quitely

Magica De Spell on Vampirella #1.

JLA #21 Guardians of the Galaxy 21st century summoning 31st century GotG

Hulk 2099, Spider-Man 2099, Ghost Rider 2099 & Old Man Logan on Fantastic Four 348

Doom Patrol on X-Men #1

Emily The Strange homage to Detective Comics #31 #tliid

Squirrel Girl & her squirrels vs Ultron on Flash 333

Uncanny X-Force (the Cloak & Dagger foes) and Cable's first X-Force on Giant Size X-Men #1 http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/xforce1.htm …

Archie & the gang on Gen 13 #0 (1994)

Guardians of the Galaxy Future vs Modern day, Justice League 56

Justice League 45, a deranged Alan Moore stands over a fallen V, smashing Rorschach into Nite-Owl

The Librarian (of Unseen University) and Herrena (Red Sonja) homage to STSTI From Beyond The Unknown #23 #tliid

Avengers #16 with the original MLJ/Archie heroes.

World's Finest Comics #61 with Hulk & the original Avengers.

World's Finest #169 with Hulk, Spider-Man, She-Hulk and Spider-Woman.

Soviet Super Soldiers on Avengers #4

The Enchantress (Marvel) and Emerald Empress on Wonder Woman vol. 1 #250.

Captain Carrot & other funny animal heroes on All-Star Squadron #1

ROM on the Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior #1

Teen Titans Go! tribute to Conjurors #1 #tliid

Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny on Amazing Spider-Man #129.

Josie and the Pussycats homage to The Trenchcoat Brigade #1 #tliid

Squirrel Girl homage to Animal Man (1988 run) #1 #tliid

Howard the Duck and Rocket Raccoon on Felix the Cat #77 #tliid

Archie & pals homage to Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth #11 #tliid

Deadly Class homage to The Spectre (1992 run) #1 #tliid

Flamingo homage to Fun Comics #54 #tliid

Thor & Loki (and some Jotun) homage to Mystery in Space #86 #tliid

X-Men homage to Strange Adventures #30 #tliid

Cyborg and Beast Boy homage to Fun Comics #37 #tliid

Savage Dragon in place of that cleaver-headed guy on Vault of Horror #32

Swamp Thing on Tales to Astonish #13 (the first appearance of Groot)

Avengers Annual #2 with the "classic" Zemo/Enchantress Masters of Evil vs. the Fatal Five.

Bullseye vs. Elektra on Tales from the Crypt #41

Crime SuspenStories #22 with Deadpool & Headpool.

Strange Tales #178: Mr. Miracle as Warlock, Darkseid as Magus, Barda as that anonymous woman...

Spider-Gwen on Amazing Spider-Man #121 and/or #122

Damien Wayne and Dick Grayson, Detective Comics 38

Squirrel Girl and Dr. Doom on Action Comics #252

Wolverine and Deadpool on Detective Comics #475

Batman and Joker on Daredevil #158.

Carol Danvers on Marvel Super-Heroes #12

Flash #133: Groot has the strangest feeling he's being turned into a puppet!

Kamala Khan on Sensation Comics #1

Deathstroke and Deadpool on Flash #123.

Squirrel Girl on Harley Quinn #2

Justice Inc. Homage to Fantastic Four#1

All the Various Bat Girls vs the Joker on the Batgirl #41 variant

Civil War #7 with U.S. Agent and War Machine

The Flash #174 Mad Max, and Humungus, Toe Cutter, Aunty Entity, Master Blaster and Immortan Joe as the Rogues.

The Justice League on Astro City #9

Aquaman on X-Men #101

The My Little Pony cast on Action Comics #1

Captain America and Iron Man on Dark Knight Returns #3

Adam Strange 6 with Saga characters

The Life of John Paul II #1 (an actual comic) with Sandman's Lucifer.

The Honor Guard on Avengers #4

Firestorm in Kingdom Come 4

Groot and Gamora on House of Secrets 92

Flash, Arrow, & Firestorm judging Supergirl on Adventure Comics 247

Batman 666 with Hellboy

Identity Crisis 7 with the Avengers (equipment)

The (original) Forever People #1 with the X-Men (Guest appearance by Captain America)

Wolverine mini series 1 with Michonne

Rick Grimes in Daredevil 180

Uncanny X-men 168 with Spider-Gwen

Silver Surfer 1998 #1 with Groot and Rocket Raccoon

Aquaman #62 With Seaguy

Wolverine Mini-series 1 with Deadpool

Uncanny X-men 142 with Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver

Amazing Spiderman 129 with Rocket Raccoon and Star-lord

McFarlane's Spiderman 1 but with Squirrel Girl covered in squirrels

Hellboy on Detective Comics #31

Youngblood #1 with Nextwave

Amazing Spiderman Annual 21 with Oliver Queen and Felicity (and then a One Day cover maybe)

Daredevil 182 with Sabretooth mourning Wolverine

Rob Liefeld characters on Batman #497

Journey into Mystery 83 with the female Thor

Man of Steel #1 with Deadpool

The newest X-O Manowar 1 (the talking cover) with Rocket Raccoon

The newest X-O Manowar 1 with Rocket Raccoon

Amazing Spiderman 300/301 with SpiderGwen

Apollo and Midnighter in Avengers Assemble 6

Groot in the original Swamp Thing 9 or in Moore's Swamp Thing 61

TV Flash and TV Supergirl in Superman 199

Superman vs Muhammad Ali with Superman vs Mike Tyson

DC TV versions of Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Constantine, Firestorm in Brave and Bold 28

Deadpool on the Flash #163

Guardians of the Galaxy in Brave and Bold 28

Groot and the Guardians of the Galaxy on Justice League of America #9

Who's the Richest Man Alive? With Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne on Superman #199

@FaithErinHicks 's Superhero Girl doing the Action Comics 1 car lift!

Big Daddy and Hit Girl on Batman #9

Superman and Batman on Silver Surfer #4 (Thor/Surfer)

Union Jack on GI Joe #21

What If v1 #10 with Jane & Thor's current looks

Secret Wars #10 with Iron Fist

Rorschach's mask & fedora on V for Vendetta #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

Spider-Man, Power Man, Iron Fist, White Tiger, & Nova (all from the Ultimate Spidey toon) on What If? v1 #1

Leonardo and Donatello of Ninja Turtles fame in Tales of Suspense #58

The Fantastic Four & the Incredibles on What If v1 #6

Tiny Toons vs Teen Titans on Justice League 56 @

Avengers 145 - Deathstroke targets the Deadpool Corps

Matt Murdock./ Daredevil on Flash #332 M

Stan Lee vs Marvels Illuminati on X-Men 11

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

West Coast Avengers on Avengers #4

Amazing Hellboy 300 (Amazing Spiderman homage) or Hellboy in Action Comics 1 punching a car

TMNT/Power Rangers Gives Shredder the Foot Clan He Always Dreamed Of

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