The Line it is Drawn #291 - Superheroes Against Cancer

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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 artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions 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).


This week is a special theme. Caanan Grall, one of the original artists on the Line it is Drawn and the creator of the excellent Max Overacts, sadly has a brain tumor. He is getting it operated on Tuesday and he asked if we could do a special Line about cancer and tumors this week, with him making suggestions and the artists also choosing ideas of their own. While we were planning this, sadly Darwyn Cooke also passed away from cancer. Caanan suggested we expand it to a general anti-cancer week. Cooke was from Canada and Caanan lives in Canada, thus we thought it would be nice to mention that Cooke's family requested that anyone interested in donating to charity in honor of Cooke send the money to the Canadian Cancer Society or to The Hero Initiative. Meanwhile, the Gralls have a GoFundMe that has been generously funded so far, but you know that they could use even more, as they deal with Caanan being out of work for months.



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We'll begin with Caanan's suggestions and then the ones by the artists themselves.

caanan suggested

The Flash with a patient. They're both standing, a little grey lump sits at Flash's feet. "I just vibrated my molecules until the tumor fell out. Now you try." Patient looks vexed.

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

caanan suggested

Doctor says to patient (all prepped for brain surgery) on the table. "We've inserted Ant-Man. It's up to him now."

The art for this one is by Padraic Coyne. His website is here.

caanan suggested

Patient says to Doc: "Radiation therapy?!?" Doc says "Hey, this is comics! Who knows what will happen?!" Nurse stands in the doorway "Hulk is here to see you."

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

caanan suggested

The Flash with multiple patients.

The art for this one is by Matt Sandbrook. His website is here.

caanan suggested

Snoopy handing Charlie Brown a typed letter. "You have cancer." it says. Charlie Brown: "Good grief."

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

caanan suggested

Batgirl says to post-op patient, all cheerful: "You've been retconned! Get out of that chair!"

Just released from the hospital, but still on bed rest, Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

caanan suggested

Doctor Strange with a patient. "It's gone! Look at that! I cure more people with magic than I ever could as a surgeon."

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

caanan suggested

Doctor (standing behind the bed) says to Anti-Venom standing over the patient, "We're ready." Patient is alarmed.

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

(As an aside, I'm pleased that all three of our current Liners who were on the Line with Caanan - Sean, Nick and Chaz, got to do a piece this week)

The art for this one, likely a riff on Caanan's Ant-Man suggestion is by Merk. His website is here.

Axel Medellin drew this Spider-Man/J. Jonah Jameson one. His website is here

The art for this March for the Cure one is by Gene Guilmette (congrats, Gene!). His website is here.

The characters in the piece are:

Thunderhead- from The Protector Corps-RLT Press; Paper- from Trio - IDW; The Thing - from Marvel; Superman - from DC; Faith - from Faith - Valiant; Oaf - from Wuvable Oaf - Goteblüd Comics

Chaz is the artist on this What If..? comic...

The art for this brain cancer awareness one is by Dan Hogan. His website is here.

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

The art for this All Star Superman one is by Rogan Josh. His website is here.

Josh wrote a bit about it here.

Brendan Tobin drew this MODOK one. Here is his website.

Excellent work, everyone, on a difficult theme.

Best of luck to Caanan on his surgery!

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