The Line it is Drawn – 2019 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 12th and December 19th. 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 12th, I will post the first batch of drawings. Then I’ll give you all a new set of choices. You draw one of them, as well, and then on the 19th, 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 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 noon Pacific time on December 12th.

The theme for the first week is Joker mashed up with classic movie posters. So simply draw a version of one of these following classic movie posters with the Joker in them....

Man of Steel

The Wild World of Batwoman (1966)

Rebel Without A Cause

A clockwork orange

The Shining


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof



Planet of the Apes

Patch Adams

The Great Escape


Pretty in Purple (nee Pink)



Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Road House



Shall We Dance

American Beauty


Dirty Dancing

Singing in the Rain

Jaws (Smiles?)


Irrational Man (a Joaquin Phoenix movie)


her (except its 'him')

The Jerk.

The Nutty Professor (Jerry Lewis version).

The Seven Year Itch.

Bonnie and Clyde.

The Graduate.

A Clockwork Orange.

Taxi Driver.

Gone With the Wind.


Brokeback Mountain

The King of Comedy

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The Muppets Take Manhattan

Ernest Goes to Camp




Toy Story 2

Citizen Kane

The Ides of March could be cool, with Arthur Fleck as Gosling and Joker As Clooney.


Gone with the Wind

Top Gun


Morgan Edge


Gone with the Wind w Harley.

Pulp Fiction, with Joker as Mia Wallace

(Did I ever tell you how I got these) Scarface

Twilight (maybe with Harley Quinn?)



Jurassic Park

Avengers: Endgame

The Big Lebowski


Animal House



Up the Academy


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Marx Brothers' The Big Store

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

Road to Perdition

The Losers

Suicide Squad

Back to the Future II

Back To The Future.

Batman & Robin

I'm Still Here.

Lord of the Rings

Funny Books

Spider-Man 3

Space Jam


Wonder Woman

Jonah Hex

Teen Titans Go to the Movies

The Matrix

The Usual Suspects

Superman III

Back to the Future trilogy

Star Wars

Jaws. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Pulp Fiction.

The Shining

Demolition Man


Any of the Harry Potter movies

Superman Returns

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Superman II


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Justice League

V for Vendetta


Batkid Begins

Batman Begins

Green Lantern

The Iron Giant

Batman Forever

Batman Returns

Steven Universe: The Movie


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